I'm in the market for an HDMI AV Receiver that doesn't use HDMI Passthrough for Audio. My current Onkyo Receiver is the HT-R557 which requires me to use an Optical cable(s) to run audio to my TV.
With a budget of roughly $300 I was curious if this was possible. My immediate intention is to continue to use the Onkyo speakers I got with my HT-R557 reciever (HTIB) set which is 5.1. I don't care about 3D.
I was looking at the Pioneer VSX series, particularly the VXS 821-k but I'm not sure if I will run into the same issue or if it's that type of "quality" I should be looking for. Sorry for my ignorance.
Any and all help is appreciated. If I didn't provide enough information, I will post it ASAP. Thanks.
Vizio 55" Razor TV
AT&T Uverse DVR Box
X-Box 360 (Coposite + Optical intended)