I am looking for a cheap Receiver that can perform (minimum) 4in-1out HDMI 1.3 switching, and can output via RCA Left and Right front channels and Sub through a pre-amp out.
Here is what I have: Roku, HTPC, Blu-ray player, MainstageHD + Slimstage
Sub (and hopefully a xbox soon)
Here is what I want to happen:
Roku -> HDMI (V/A) -> Receiver
Blu-ray -> HDMI (V/A) -> Receiver
HTPC -> HDMI (V) / Digi-Coax (A) -> Receiver
Receiver -> HDMI (V) -> TV
Receiver -> RCA [Pre-amp out L/R] (A) -> MainstageHD -> RCA (A) -> Subwoofer
- or -
Receiver -> RCA [Pre-amp out L/R] (A) -> MainstageHD
Receiver-> RCA (A) -> Subwoofer
Im not sure which of those last two is the optimal.
I want to have all video switched by the Receiver to the TV.
I want all audio (input via HDMI, Digi-Coax, and in the future possible optical) to be output via pre-amp outs (Front L/R RCA). I MUST be able to use the receiver to change the Volume of the audio that is being sent out of the pre-amp outs.
I am not worried about losing all the fancy Dolby 5.1/DTS/etc. audio encoding when the audio is output via RCA Front L/R .. It is a sacrifice im willing to take. My MainstageHD
is essentially going to be a "dumb" soundbar that is always set to the RCA input option and set at a medium volume (the receiver will be responsible for increasing/decreasing the volume).
So that's the story (I know its weird
) .. I would like to spend as little money as possible. I am fine giving up any feature that wont help facilitate the scenario outlined about (i am not looking to future-proof this receiver).
I like Yamaha and Onkyo (mostly because theyre affordable) but wont limit myself to them if there are better/cheaper options.
I did some research and found the following models. I noted their HDMI count, and what the pre-amp out situation was (though as youll see, on a couple I couldnt tell if the pre-amp out setup on them would work).
Any and all thoughts are appreciated.
Yamaha RX-V665 (HDMI 4/1 - Full pre-amp outs)
Yamaha HTR-6260BL (HDMI 4/1 - Full pre-amp outs)
Yamaha RX-V465 (HDMI 4/1)
Can i use the pre-amp outs to push Front L/R and Subwoofer audio?
Onkyo TX-SR607 (HDMI 5/1 - Not sure about pre-amp outs, Zone 2 L/R, Pre-out sub)
Onkyo TX-SR507 (HDMI 4/1 - Not sure about the pre-amp outs, Zone 2 L/R, Pre-out sub)