My Denon AVR 1610 amp is done, so its time start over?
Summary, I have Definitive front and center speakers, and a Samsung 60" LCD, in my main living room. This room is an open 2 greatroom to the upstairs. Basically a 24 ft ceiling. I cannot afford to pay a professional to come wire this room for surround, but still want to get as close as possible to surround. ( I know I am a dreamer)
So basically, I have 2 fronts, and a center channel, and subwoofer, to use for maximum effect.
Need new receiver.
Currently use the Denon for normal TV/movie/stereo, as well as use the B channel to listen to stereo outside.
Would like to maximize surround effects.
Is there a receiver out that can mimic the Bose Cinemate, which uses 2 speakers and a sub, to create surround ( i know you can't rear surround this way, but it does sound good)
1)Get new receiver to accomplish wants, stereo with A/B channel, simulated surround for basically 3.1 setup,
2) Get awesome sound bar systems, then buy seperate cheaper stereo to use for radio, and for outside deck
3) buy Bose Cinemate, and cheap stereo for radio purposes.
2/3a- can soundbars systems or Bose Cinemate be used with a Universal remote?
I know I am scatter shooting but would love some help.