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Worst case scenario with the HDCP is buying a blu ray player with two HDMI outputs. Honestly doesn't matter to me because 1080p already looks spectacular. 4k is better than 1080p like RF 82's are better than RF62s. It's definitely better, but in my room isn't not really going to be as noticeable to me.


The external amp thing is kinda disappointing kinda, but only annoying to set up. Then it's fine.
I agree regarding 4k but it's the other things that come along with the 4k spec that intrigue me... HDR, higher def 3D & expanded color... unless if HDR & color gamut can be utilized on 1080p. I plan to buy a new TV around Xmas 2015 and was hoping to upgrade my AVR right now but have it be ready for the TV.
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I have a 7.1 system and plan on picking up a pair of rs speakers. Are those better suited to be used as the side surrounds or the surround backs? I would assume the side surrounds as the backs I believe are the matrixed speakers.
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I will let you know as soon as the rest of my speakers get here. Adding a 100.00 Amp to drive some height speakers is easy as can be.
What actual product are you using to amp those last 2 heights? I don't know much about external pres in the home audio world. I actually do co-run a studio so I have a bunch of mic preamps but I'm sure that's totally different than a 2 channel home audio pre (haha).
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What actual product are you using to amp those last 2 heights? I don't know much about external pres in the home audio world. I actually do co-run a studio so I have a bunch of mic preamps but I'm sure that's totally different than a 2 channel home audio pre (haha).
I am using an Emotiva UPA-200 for the 2 heights, an XPA-200 for my front left and right, and an XPA-100 for my center. I really like Emotiva but you could probably get away with a cheaper stereo amp like this with some sensitive speakers:

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I have a 7.1 system and plan on picking up a pair of rs speakers. Are those better suited to be used as the side surrounds or the surround backs? I would assume the side surrounds as the backs I believe are the matrixed speakers.
They're meant as side surrounds, but I know a couple folks here have had success positioning them as rears due to room constraints.
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They're meant as side surrounds, but I know a couple folks here have had success positioning them as rears due to room constraints.
I think they are meant as both surrounds and rear surrounds. I am using them as such anyway and I have plenty of room.

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