you can't imagine how much time i spent (exasperation is how i felt now) searching for the holy answer to this question and yes, it turns out that i get nothing in return, whether its Google or Bing or whatever search engine. so i was hoping some experts over here at AVS can shed some light and put my quest to an end.
my current setup:
Onkyo TX-SR507 AV Receiver offers point of connection to my (1) Sony PS3 (HDMI, Optical-in), (2) Samsung HD-DVD player (yes, i know. it's ancient but still, i hooked it up via HDMI), (3) a set-top box (also HDMI), plus (4) a Western Digital HD Live TV (HDMI connection plus optical In). the AV receiver has out to a Sony EX LED TV and a pair of vintage B&W speakers and oddly, one Creative center speaker.
the issue and objective:
basically, i have too many electronics and gadgets, and the goal is to scale down everything which i think the Onkyo is way too huge for my current (fixed) shelving. and hence, i needed something with a similar features but somewhere half of the current AV receiver's size? my search has turned out nothing. anyone can help here? i am really puffed out having spent half a day glue to the comp.
as for the HD-DVD. it is going away hehe and probably the set-top box which i don't need anymore. so, as you can see. it is a serious trim and also, i am looking out for more compact speakers that 'fake' surround, as in with just a pair, or perhaps a center speaker and a sub.
any recommendation or direction would greatly be appreciated.