Hey all, I've been reading through the forums and various websites and absorbing all the information. I was hoping I could get a little advice on a good receiver for my setup.
First off, I don't have anything yet, but I'm moving into a new house and have picked a few items that I think I like so far.
TV - Sharp 844 80" 3D
Speakers - DT ProCinema 800. (It's 5.1 so I'd like to get 2 more for 7.1. Feel free to recommend 2 more speakers that'll go with this too)
I'm going to be using Comcast HD cable and will also have an Xbox360, PS3, and probably a Micca EP600 G2 all hooked in via HDMI.
I would like a 7.1 or 7.2 setup for the tv that has the latest decoders and can handle 3D. There is also a "whole home stereo" throughout the house that the previous owner had installed. He had a bunch of speakers (2 in-wall speakers in 6-7 rooms) connected to speaker selection boxes and the boxes were daisy chained together. The main box was then hooked into a receiver under the "B" speaker area. If I get a 9.2 receiver, would that mean I could use 7.2 for the tv, and the other 2 for the home stereo?
I'd also like the receiver to have Airplay, as I want to be able to play a song from my iphone/ipod and have it go through the home stereo via airplay to the AVR. I'm planning to hook up the AVR via ethernet, so if it doesn't have wifi, that's not a deal breaker.
My budget is probably up to $1500 although I would definitely consider buying open box or refurbished.
So in a nutshell:
1. 7.1(2) or 9.1(2) that can handle 3d movies
2. Able to support the whole home stereo while not affecting the tv setup.
3. Able to stream music from idevices to the AVR over wifi.
4. Extra credit (since it's off topic) for picking complementary speakers for the ProCinema 800 series.
Thanks in advance!