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Recent content by Aaron German

  1. Aaron German

    Help - Looking for a receiver - I don't know anything anymore

    At least for this moment. I always say that I'm gonna fuss with the audio hobby again come winter, and I never do. But I still love listening to music and am very happy with the system that the members of this forum have helped me cobble together over the years. It is always fun to play...
  2. Aaron German

    Help - Looking for a receiver - I don't know anything anymore

    I never did post an update after having lived with the Yamaha for a while, so here it is. I did not put much effort into setting up this receiver. In the past, I have brought out my microphone and used True RTA to set the levels for each speaker. This time I just used the mic included with...
  3. Aaron German

    Help - Looking for a receiver - I don't know anything anymore

    Not serious at all. Glad you had fun with it.
  4. Aaron German

    Help - Looking for a receiver - I don't know anything anymore

    I've made my decision. While my main concern is audio, the fact is I'm buying a receiver, a key component in my video watching. So, I can't pretend as if I am just investing my ideal audio set-up. I have been persuaded to look towards the future and buy a receiver that is capable of handling...
  5. Aaron German

    Help - Looking for a receiver - I don't know anything anymore

    Still mulling this over. Thanks for the input everyone.
  6. Aaron German

    Help - Looking for a receiver - I don't know anything anymore

    I just looked through my SACDs. Most of them, I can do without. There are a couple I'd like to be able to listen to. Maybe three or four. Almost all of my DVD-As can be played as DD 5.1 or DTS 5.1, so I'm not giving anything up there, with one or two exceptions. But maybe I'm giving...
  7. Aaron German

    Help - Looking for a receiver - I don't know anything anymore

    Help me out, Batman. I don't know what's what around here anymore. Are you the man to be talking to?
  8. Aaron German

    Help - Looking for a receiver - I don't know anything anymore

    This is key. I know the TV is going to go bad sometime soon. We've had it for almost ten years. But I don't want to give up the ability to listen to my SACDs and DVD-As--even though I never do listen to them. Perhaps, I'm being ridiculous in trying to keep these formats.
  9. Aaron German

    Help - Looking for a receiver - I don't know anything anymore

    One more thing. In this impending HDMI2a world, where there are receivers that do not have 7.1 analog inputs, will SACDs and DVD-As become unplayable? Or are there plans to have receivers with built in decoding for these formats?
  10. Aaron German

    Help - Looking for a receiver - I don't know anything anymore

    No way I'm going to disagree with spending now to save later. But sometimes one has to be pound foolish because he only has pennies. The idea of upgrading my TV and video player at this point seems so unrealistic that considerations that involve doing so bear little weight in my current...
  11. Aaron German

    Help - Looking for a receiver - I don't know anything anymore

    Oh boy. If I move up to the Yamaha 1050 to get the new HDMI and HDCP, I lose the 7.1 analog inputs. The Marantz 6010 has the 7.1 analog inputs, but has me spending $250-$300 more than if I went with the 6009 or 1040. I've been happy with the sound from movies. So perhaps I can live without...
  12. Aaron German

    Help - Looking for a receiver - I don't know anything anymore

    Looks like the 6009 and the 1040 will do DD+ and True HD. It also looks like it does not cost a lot of money to get all of the features Haywood recommends. There's a refurbed Onkyo for $280. The problem is finding a receiver with 5.1 (at least) analog inputs. That's what sends the price up...
  13. Aaron German

    Help - Looking for a receiver - I don't know anything anymore

    Will I need better than a 5.1 speaker set-up to make use of these formats? EDIT: Nevermind. Just did a bit a research. Looks like the new formats enable you to make use of 7.1 and better, but they also are higher quality audio feeds.
  14. Aaron German

    Help - Looking for a receiver - I don't know anything anymore

    Alright. It's getting tough to decide between the Marantz SR6009 and the Yamaha RX-A1040. Every time I think I've found a feature the one has that the other does not, closer inspection reveals they both have it. It is clear to me that Yamaha does a better job of presenting their product to a...
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