Hello all, I am new to this forum and hope I can tell you guys everything you need to know to help me make an informed decision. Of course I have read and read and read, and started to pull the trigger on the Pioneer 1122-K, then I moved to the Onkyo 717, then I got to thinking, HMMMM, these old speakers might not be worth a darn attached to a new 2012 receiver. So I took a step back and started doing somemore research, which led me to here. So with that background information, I need some guidance. Years ago (maybe 7), I bought a HTIB JVC set up. I am not sure of the make and model, but can look at the speakers tonight to get all the specs. Presently I have nothing running in my house in terms of surround. All the wiring is done, but, none of it is hooked up. I am now looking to set up my home audio. I have speakers run for the outside (zone 2) that I want to be able to work through the receiver also. So which direction do I head?
Use the old JVC speakers????? (I know you guys probably need the specs to make a decent recommendation)
Purchase a HTIB?
Use the speakers till I can get a new set and purchase a receiver and blu ray as a stand alone now.
I had settled on the BMP-BDT220 by Panasonic for the blue ray, and either the Onkyo 717 ($550) or the Pioneer 1122-K ($359) for the receiver. I was going with the Onkyo, but really didnt want to spend $550 on the receiver if I didnt have to.
I know I am all over the place. I guess most hinges on whether those speakers are worth anything or not.
Thanks for any help.