Originally Posted by Tulpa
Yeah, they're phasing out S-video as more TVs and source components are moving to HDMI.
Onkyo's new x07 series (such as the TX-SR607) don't have them. The x06 series still do, and are still available (though probably not for too much longer.) The TX-SR606, 706 and on up do audio over HDMI.
Thanks for the reply, and the tip on the Onkyo n06 series. I've always liked Onkyo gear, but lately had been looking at Pioneer and Yamaha. Now, it appears that Onkyo can fit my wants.
I have a neat little JVC 4-IN, 1-OUT switcher that switches S-Video, composite, and audio that I could use. But, I had hoped to let my new AVR do that for me. I've looked at a picture of the back panel, and it appears that the 706 has connectivity for just about everything I have.
I've read reviews on the 606 that weren't particularly complimentary of its video upscaling; and, since it only outputs 1080i, I wouldn't be interested. I have a Mitsubishi HC4900 projector that is 1080p. Also, the newer 806 got some bad ink for several things. So, it looks as if its the 706 for me. Amazon still lists them.
I doubt that heat will be a problem for me, as I have all my components on an open tower, with 12+ inches between shelves. I would most likely consign the 706 to a top shelf, with nothing but air above it.
I've been looking at the Polk Audio TSi200 for my mains, their matching center channel unit, and I believe the TSi100 for the rear. I have read that they have a "warm" bassy sound, which I like. I don't like "boom box" sound, but I've been a "big box" fan all my life. (My main music system has big Bozak Concert Grands.)
I don't really want to run side speakers, nor do I have a need for Zone 2 output. Would it hurt anything to leave those outputs not connected?