I am new to these forums and I am trying to get back into something that resembles modern technology. After many years paying off debts and buying a house I am finally getting around to working on a living room which I want to use as a small home theater setup. I am looking for some advice on if I got some good deals or if I need to run back and do an exchange on something, also a couple of simple questions.
Over the last week I upgraded from an old 27" JVC CRT TV to a Samsung LN46A850 LCD TV. I bought a Demo model from Best Buy for $999.
I also just upgraded from an VERY old Yamaha which only had original Pro Logic support (sorry I don't remember the model) to a Denon 2809CI, which was a floor model I bought at Ultimate Electonics for $699.
I currently have a pair of VERY old, but what I think are great sounding B&W V201 speakers. I have a VERY old Pioneer DV-414 DVD Player, an Xbox 360 and a Nintendo Wii, and a PS2. (PS3 will hopefully come later this year)
I have a standard def Comcast box going into the Cable/Sat input. I have my DVD going into the DVD input, and I have my game systems plugged into a device switcher which plugs into the HDP port.
1> Assuming I am careful on the volume control do I have to worry about blowing out my speakers? The Denon is rated a lot higher then my speakers. The V201's I think are 65W/100WMax at 4 Ohms.
2> Everything I have right now uses Component cables, do I need to use HDMI from the 2809 to the TV to take advantage of the built-in upscaler for my DVD and lower-end game systems?
3> I do have in a box some old, cheap Sony Center and Surrounds, is it worth hooking these up, or just wait until I have some better speakers? To me the Sony speakers have a tinny sound to them. Would the 2809 be able to salvage these and make some good use of them?
I appreciate any help and advice. Sorry for the long post, and I hope this is all relevant enough to be in this thread.