I'm new here, and the AVS forum seems like a great place. I would appreciate recommendations for or against the Denon DHT-591BA
HTiB. This has:
- 1.4a HDMI Blu-Ray 3D pass-through (I like the fact that it seems like a new design)
- Audyssey’s MultEQ dynamic room acoustic correction system with microphone
- Boston Acoustics 5.1 speakers
As for my situation, we have a 55" 3D LED 1080p LG TV that looks great (and was a great deal at $800 with free shipping), but its speakers are real tinny.
It's just the wife and I always in the same place: 10 feet from the TV on a couch; our heads maybe 4 feet apart. We go out to entertain, so we don't have to worry about any other audio situations (a.k.a. visitors will have to suffer through bad surround sound
. So the system does not have to do much. Also, we are not the types to crank it up until the walls shake. We might have it "loud", but not to the point of shaking stuff.
Our budget is low. To put it into perspective, we only just now moved to HDTV after having a 28" since 1996. I got tired of always being way behind the technology curve with a good budget deal which then lasts forever. :P I focussed on getting the TV and have been a bit shocked that audio is a whole nother adventure in and of itself, needing some real dollars, apparently. I've found the above system for $300, refurbished.
I like the fact that the 591 has Audyssey. And I imagine it can have its speakers replaced. Probably the woofer would be the first to be replaced - maybe in 17 years, like for our previous TV.
For what it's worth, saving energy is important to me. It's my understanding that 1) most amps use about 80W even when quiet/headphones, and 2) they have Auto Standby, like this one. Feedback on power-saving features or lack thereof, are also appreciated.
Any comments welcomed!