Well, after reading what seems to be an overkill of information, I am about to pull the trigger on a brand new 876 for our first HT system. I originally was going w/ a refurb 875, but for only $200 more, I can get a brand neww 876, it seems like a no brainer.
I do have a couple of quick questions, though, fellas. And please remember that I'm a noob when it comes to HT's in general:
1)The 876 has 2 HDMI outputs...I don't really see what the need for the 2nd output is...I guess you could use 2 tv's, but is that really common? I feel like I'm probably missing something obvious, other than the (2 are better than 1 kinda thing
2) How difficult is the 876 to actually learn to use. I mean, most AVR's nowadays have 3,048,439 different options and it can be quite intimidating. So, for us youngish folk who are competent at following directions, is the setup and different modes a reasonable learning curve?
Thanks and I can't wait to install out system!