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Old 04-27-2013, 09:47 PM - Thread Starter
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Hello there, I just purchased a projector (optima hd25 if matters) and I would like to connect my pc/Mac/ps3 to it. So looks like i need a receiver. I'm completely new on this subject and it will be the first time purchasing a receiver for me. I would like something cheap, as this setup will be in my 10x12 bedroom do I won't be needing a power unit. I don't like heavy bass either, suggestions? I would like this receiver to be able to handle 5.1 (although I might only use 2.1 on it but it's good to have options) and 3d function as the projector is 3d capable.

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Any of entry level receivers from Denon, Yamaha, Onkyo and Pioneer will pass 3D signals and can handle 5.1. All you said was "cheap". What does that mean in $$?

What speakers do you have?

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To keep costs down you could also just use an HDMI switch (to add additional HDMI inputs) and a sound bar with subwoofer and side speakers.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?seq=1&format=2&p_id=7974&CAWELAID=1329456090&catargetid=320013720000010715&cagpspn=pla&gclid=CKinzO-L7bYCFYPd4AodmmoAcw

http://reviews.cnet.com/surround-speaker-systems/vizio-s4251w-b4/4505-7868_7-35560754.html

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OP, buy your speakers first then come back. We can't make a wise receiver recommendation without knowing what kind of speakers you have.
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