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post #1 of 2 Old 10-14-2013, 02:51 PM - Thread Starter
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Hello all,


I was wondering if you could help point me towards a good receiver for my upcoming home theater system (mostly for movie watching/gaming)


Things I will be hooking up to it:

2.1 setup:

Bookshelves: Pioneer BS22

Sub: BIC America F12


Projector (likely epson 8350)

Gamecube(composite video cable)


I was looking at the Onkyo NR 616 but even with the firmware updates I fear that something will fry internally within three years anyway so I've been looking at other options, also I see that it has Audyssey 2EQ and I'd really like something with at least MultEQ.


Additional features such as pandora, airplay etc don't have too much value to me since I can do the equiv with a roku or the like, I'm mostly looking for sound quality/reliability.



Should I care about 4k at all or is it likely I'll have replaced my receiver anyway by the time it is utilized?

If I decide I don't want to upscale the connection on my gamecube, can I just connect the proper cable from the receiver to the projector and have it run at the native resolution instead?


Thanks a ton

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