106'' screen with an epson 8350. Nothing too special for speakers as of yet: entry level Jamo towers and polk satellites for surrounds.
I've got everything wired for a 7.1 system but I'm down to one last choice here: Should I use my trusty Marantz SR5003 that I've been using in my 5.1 living room system for the past few years - or a new TX-NR616 Onkyo i picked up on sale?
I originally picked up the Onkyo for the theatre, but I've really been happy with the Marantz, and I'm interested to see how it'll handle the extra two channels if I move it downstairs. I've built home theatres in the past with nothing but Marantz and loved them, that was years ago and I'm no longer in the trade, also the Marantz Receiver is 5 years older so I wonder how the Onkyo will stack up.
I know my best option is to hook up both and compare - but hobby time grows shorter nowadays and my wife wants to know why we aren't using the room yet. lol. I'd move on downstairs with the Onkyo, as I don't really want to mess with (and also reprogram) the living room system - but if would appreciate any input if anyone thinks it may be worth the trouble in terms of sound.
Thanks in advance!