general AVR questions
I have a few questions for advice. Let me list my set up first:
Vienna Acoustics Shonberg FL/FR, Webern center, Webern RL/RR, Berg SR/SL for a 7.1
Sub = HSU VTF 2 MK4
Pioneer Kuros PRO141FD (60 “ without the speakers)
Pioneer sc 1523-k (one of the few AVR rated for the above 4 ohm speakers) , PS3 (fat boy with SACD capabilities), AT&T Uverse, iMac 27 inch with i7, 2 macbook pro, 3 iPads, iPhone 5s x2, apple tv2 x2, apple tvx1, but I have not committed to their use yet (the integration has not yet happened- i have a phobia to making the wrong decision)
My questions are general questions regarding the pioneer “system”. What is the point of having an Oppo 103 vs a Pioneer BDP? Or any other BDP? Would using the Pioneer link essentially make the other type of players obsolete? And does this Pioneer link go directly to the Display as well?
My question (as I am reading it I guess), is which one should I let do the processing at this point? And what is the point of external processors? And where would the Darbee processing take place if I went that route?
Thanks in advance for the discussion, and I will be asking more set-up questions as I proceed.