I currently have a Kenwood Receiver that is about 10 years old but it works for me. Pre-HDMI so no HDMI connections though it does have optical audio but I primarily use RCA cables with it.
Currently connected to it are: (I know - pretty old school)-
- Sony CD Changer
- Sony HD Radio (not currently using the onboard Kenwood tuner)
- Audio (3.5mm to composite) from my HTPC)
- Sometimes I connect my Android phone (3.5mm to composite) to play mp3 and Pandora
- VCR/DVD Player (I know, no one uses tapes anymore - I barely use it)
So I am considering the SC-BTT770, 3D Bluray with speaker system.
I do not think this player has an analog 3.5mm or composite inputs whatsoever.
It has a built in radio (assuming non HD radio) so I can sell my HD radio on craigslist.
The DVD/VCR I hardly use, and since the Bluray will play DVDs and CDs, I can bury it in my console and connect it to tv directly should I ever need to view a tape - which I know, I should just put them all on DVD and be done. That may be a summer project.
I am assuming I can play Pandora on this. I know I can play it on my HTPC but for some reason when I use the Android version from my phone Pandora does not time out. The unit I am considering has an Ipod dock - useless since I do not own an IPOD/IPAD or any other Apple product. Not sure if that connections has any 3.5mm connections that would work.
Even though I can play CDs through the Bluray, I like the changer, however I guess another project should be to get all my cds on my pc - another summer project. I just like the ease of picking 5 cds I want to hear and manually putting them in the player - rather than dealing with playlists etc...
I know I sort of answered my own questions. But wanted to post and get thoughts.