Yeah, I certainly don't need all the bells & whistles for an HT receiver. I do need the pre outs and 4k/HDR pass through as a minimum. Room correction and extended Bass management and a big bonus. Have to do some research. Everything handles at least DTS MA & Dolby equivalent. I don't need more than 7.1/7.2. No need for much power. Have to do some research. Good sound is a must, but they are all fairly similar IMO.
I did some research - looked at Denon's current lineup, and you have to start spending some pretty serious money before Pre outs show up.
Hoping to hear good news this week on a separate matter which would make this much easier........
Still trying to figure out how to swing this - a simple enough solution that my wife can turn everything on/off simply with a single remote for HT, and not having to undo/redo all my connections for 2 channel.
I'm wondering if anybody here can answer some questions on AVR's or best to post on the HT subforum (or AVS for that matter)
First one would be on how your basic AVR with preouts works - If I run front L/R via RCA preouts, can I leave the other channels connected to the speaker terminals for center & surrounds and allow the AVR to supply power to them? Is there any delay?
I'm still seeing the only solution as completely disconnecting the RCA's from the AVR and connecting a separate set from 2 channel rig every time I want to listen to 2 channel (my ModWright LS100 needs to be on in order for the HT bypass to wok - the hours on the tubes would add up very quick. We watch LOTS of TV. Also have to run the main amp an awful lot). That would be a PITA.....