Thanks for the article...
But it talks only about the features and not about the performance...
I would like to know in Yam 463, Denon 1509 and HK 155 which is best for Music and movie???
We do not know the other parts of your set-up like the source (PC / iPod / DVD-P) nor your display (CRT / LCD and whether it is HD ready)
just a few thoughts
1. If your display is Full HD or HD ready, then your AVR should up-convert (upscaling AVRs would be 30k+) all video signals to HDMI. Also having all Audio decoders including HD Audio would make it future proof for a few years. Very good AVRs for this would be Denon 1610
and Marantz 4003. Both are for aound 25k. Denon is a well featured All-rounder in performance and Marantz is typically good with audio.
2. For 15k, it would be difficult to get HD Audio decoding and Video Upconversion. Performance wise I would prefer the Denon (heard the 1709 not 1509) over Yamaha ( I use old model of the 463 called 459/461). I had heard the HK (i think 154) with JBL speakers for 25k. Not too impressed but was value for money as a package.
3. New Pioneer models are very well featured and iPod compatible (Big+ if you use one, else I would stick with Denon). Check out Pioneer 819 for a budget model. Do not know price in India.