Just picked up an Onkyo TX-NR3008 A/V receiver to use as a pre/pro. It is replacing my beloved Parasound Halo. Picked it up for what seems like a good deal at $580. Being it shows a retail of $2099 on the Onkyo site, it sounded like a really great price so I jumped on it.
Mainly for the HDMI switching. Figure I will use it for now until I buy a new Pre/Pro down the road. Maybe when the newer Atmos pre/pros start to drop in price.
Question about hooking up my BDP103 to it. I've been using the analog outs on the 103 for "ALL" surround formats. Now that I will be using an HDMI capable receiver, will I ditch the analog connections? Or are they still needed for SACD/DVD Audio discs? Or will they pass over the HDMI and be decoded in their high res glory through the AVR?
60" Panasonic Plasma ~ BenQ HT1075 / 92" Screen~Onkyo TX-NR3008(Pre/Pro)
Earthquake Cinenova Grande Amplifier ~ Oppo BDP-103 ~ Xbox One & PS4
Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista Tube DAC ~ Monster Cable Signature Series HTPS7000
Energy Veritas V2.3i (mains)~Veritas V2.4i (Front Wides)~Veritas V2.2i (center)
Energy Veritas V2.1 & CAT Tiburons(Surr)~Subs: 2 FTW-21's~Fp10000q clone/2x4dsp