Home theater especially but music too. How much of a difference does a good receiver make in the sound quality? I have a chincy, free and thankful, but chincy low end htib receiver. If I upgrade to a newer receiver with hdmi and all that, will my sound sound better, given a good source?
Also, can receivers that don't have hdmi produce really good sound or is hdmi the only thing that will give me that "great sound" I'm looking for. Is optical sound and component out okay?
Here's the one I have now:
What could I get that I'd really be able to hear a difference? Maybe one that is not HDMI that I could find on Craigslist, say $200 or less. Thanks for help.
Samsung 51" PN51E450A, Pioneer VSX-918V, Polk Tsi300, Polk CS 2 series ii center, Energy S10.3.