Well I just got my system semi Setup.
Samsung PN50A460 50" Plasma
Samsung BDP-2500 BR Player
Toshiba HD-D3 HD Player
Tivo HD DVR
Premier Acoustic PA-8 Fronts,center,rears
Bic Acoustech H100 subwoofer
All my video sources are hooked up with 1' to 3' HDMI 1.3a mono price cables with a 10' 1.3a going to my plasma.
ATM I only have the Towers and center hooked up. Kind off topic but that PA 8" center channel is fairly huge but well worth it it must be best sounding center I have ever heard. I need to figure out how to run my rear speaker cabling I don't have a sub floor or basement below me.
My initial thoughts are that everything works well and using HDMI made everything so nice and simple and reduce the spagehetti nightmare. The only small issue I have so far is when the receiver tries to switch for different audio inputs and you get a little delay.
I was going thru the 876 manual versus that 806 for differences, because I wanted to know if I could bridge two channels on the receiver for just my fronts and according to the 876 it is an option but it is not documented as an for the 806. Has anyone tried bridging the channels to feed the fronts? This not really a big deal as later this year PA saids they will be releasing the fronts so that they are bi-ampable as well, however that is not for another 2-3 months.
I am still learning the receiver but I happy with it at first I thought I had made a mistake not getting the 876 but so far I havent' seen much gain in my case as my BR DVD player has the Reon-VX chipset in it as well.