Frankie, he's talking about the new Theater Grand Receiver (I don't know that it's officially called the III model). I think you were confusing the Theater Grand PROCESSOR (TGP-III) which WAS the first digital implementation of the processing modes, including Sonic Holography. Both Ultimate Receivers I & II used the digital domain for processing. Basically, the UR-I used the TGP-III processor & the UR-II used the TGP-IV Processor.frankieD wrote:The only thing I know is that the III was all digital and can be upgrades with a cd. Gary & Bill are the experts. I get the feeling that the III was a step in the evolution but other than the digital I don't know why.
If you look around and have patience I'm sure you will do better than $1600.00. Mine was just back from Sunfire in the box with a warranty. They are out there.
mikohut: you have more options going the separate processor/amp route, but the better deal for most applications is the receiver. YMMV.