This is my first post in the AVS Forum, I've always lurked around and learn a lot and I am glad to be finally on board.
I am looking to replace my very dated Yamaha AX2, Currently looking at the new, yet to be release RX-V773 but I do have some questions. Since there's no dedicated forum for the 773, I hope you don't mind if I post it here.
First, here's my equipment:
SONY FAT PS3
5 Tannoy Arena satellite speakers set up. Due to placement limitation, couch is up against the wall, front left, Right and center speakers are 2 feet below ear level. Rear surrounds are 7 feet high.
I intent to do the 7.1 with Yamaha presence since surround back speakers are impossible. I am hoping that with the addition of the Yamaha presence speakers it would be able to do the dialog lift and adds atmospheric sounds to compensate for the lower than usual front speakers.
Here are the questions:
1) I have read that the Fatter PS3 only outputs PCM. How and will the Yamaha presence speakers work with PCM? Do I simply choose 5.1 on the PS3 and Yamaha will do the rest or what? I am extremely confused on this
. It seems silly to buy a new receiver but letting the PS3 does all the work. .
2) Will the Dolby Pro Logic IIz work equally well with PCM outputs?
3) In terms of the presence speakers, my options are: a pair of Klipsch RS 42II, or an additional pair of the used Arena satellite. I understand that voice matching for the speakers is important but less so for the presence speakers. With Klipsch wide dispersion sound I am also hoping to compensate for the less than ideal front speaker placement. Or do you think that using my current rear surrounds as presence speakers and use the Klipsch for my rear surrounds will be better(they will still be 7 feet high)?
Please shed some light on this if possible, any input is greatly appreciated!