Hi folks, brand new to all this audio stuff, and after a few hours of research, have narrowed down some choices, and was hoping to have some feedback!
Not a lot of $ to spend, but here is what my install will be: probably 5.1 system, with "in-wall" or "in-ceiling" monoprice surrounds, and front speaker & sub near the HDTV (front speaker & sub tbd
?). Possible future expansion to 7.1, but not sure. Room size = basement, ~15'x40'.
Possible choices of receivers=
Onkyo TX-SR508 or Pioneer VSX-820K or Yamaha RXV-565.
I'm leaning towards the Pioneer simply because of it's Iphone capabilities. Are any of these better at driving a sub than others? It would seem to me that upconverting is best left to the tv (from what I've read on some of the Posts here). If people really do make use of the upconverting (I'm not convinced yet), I don't mind spending $100 more for a 608 or 920....
Thanks in advance for your opinion.
P.S. Total newb here, so please be gentle!