Hello all, new here to the forums, just spent about 3 hours reading most of the posts in here. I just got my BD370 last night (that I paid an incredible $60 for!!!)
I have a Vizio 1080P plasma that I got last November at Sams Club. I think its the VP504F
My "receiver" is, well, lacking its an RVC HTIB from over 5 years ago, So it has no HDMI, S/PDIF, TOSLINK or anything, just 1 set of stereo RCA plugs
I am looking for a low end receiver that I could use with my new Blu-Ray player. Would like it to be under $300. I'm not a purest, I would just like to experience better then 2 channel audio on my new player.
I also run a DirecTV HD Receiver so it would be nice if it had more then 1 HDMI input.
I like Crutchfield and Best Buy for my electronic purchases, but I am not married to them, so I can play the field. Don't care for Sony components. I saw the Denon AVR-1609 at Crutchfield and would like to know if it will do the job for me.
There are 10 receivers under $300 at Crutchfield, would any of them do a decent job, as I said, I'm not looking to be blown away.
What does it mean in the receiver specs when it says: "1080p-compatible HDMI digital video switching (3 in, 1 out) — pass-through only (a separate cable connection is required for audio)"
Thanks in advance for all your help.
I'd love to post the links, but since I am new it will not let me.