Actually, Home Theater might conjur up the wrong images. I'm really not talking about the full blown theater experience. If I'm any "category" of guy, I'm probably a 2-channel audio guy.
But that said, our TV experience needs to be better -- AND I'm changing to an official AVR (for a variety of reasons).
Here's my current setup.
Video components all run directly to TV (cable box, apple TV, DVD player, etc.)
2 Channel Audio Receiver (NAD 712, if you are curious). This is going to have to hit the road I'm afraid.
then 2 JPW loudspeakers (I'll have to go look at them to remember the number . . . they are oldies but goodies).
My new setup will be (I think)
Dennon AVR (my local guy recommends the ###2000)
All of my Video components run with HDMI to the AVR . . . then one HDMI out from AVR to TV.
Then new AVR will drive speakers.
Here are a SERIES of questions. (yes - bad forum style, I know)
First of all, will it run 2 channel audio (or 2 channel plus a sub, or 3.1 [that is 2 sides, a center, and sub]) . . . or if it is built for 7.1 do I have to set it up that way??? [My family room is not really configured for real surround sound]
Do my JPW speakers have a place in this set up? They are not exactly "bookcase" size though . . .
With or without the JPW, should I add a center channel speaker? Which one? Polk? Atlantic Technologies? Other?
Can you help get me started?