I've never had a receiver or used speakers. I've always just used the tv, but I'm now ready to change that. I did a lot of reading on speakers and I was really intrigued by the JTR speakers. I saw a really good deal on 2 triple 8s so I jumped on them. I have decided I'm going to get a single 8 for my center and 2 single 8s for my surrounds, using the triple 8s as my left and right.
I just bought an 80" Sharp tv and I'd really like to start getting the sound system set up. I'm gonna wait a little to get the 8s, might get one for the center channel if I absolutely must but if I can wait a bit and save up I'd rather do that.
So I really would like some advice as to what receiver I should get, I know nothing about how much power I need, that's my main problem.
I definitely want a 5.1 and don't see me ever going to 7.1 so that's not necessary. I will be hooking up a blu ray player, Xbox 360, and a directv cable box. I won't be using stereo or apps or any other functions really. Pretty much just want to play my Xbox, watch tv and watch blu rays, I never listen to music.
From what I've read I really like the Denon receivers. I was thinking about getting a 1613 but I'm not sure if I would get adequate power out of it, I really don't know how many watts I need. I don't need/want blaring sound, I just want good, reasonably loud sound. Hope that makes sense. I'd really like to spend around $3-400 not much more but if I really need to then I will.
Could I possibly hook up just the 2 triple 8s for now as my left and right and have no center speaker or would that not really work. If not ill get the single 8 now.
Could someone recommend some receivers for me please. I appreciate any and all help. Thanks.