I am in the market for a new receiver for my home music system / home theater. I emphasize the music system because the receiver should be good for listening to music too, clean crisp sound overall. I am not looking for a lot of bells and whistles like airplay / bluetooth etc, since all this will go through my media center (XBMC). My requirements are
- 5.1 Channel is sufficient
- min. 3 hdmi ports
- min. 1 optical digital input
- min. 1 line out (that should work with all inputs, on my current receiver it only works if I am listening to the radio!)
- Good video out
With these requirements, can I have some suggestions on where I should start looking? I am on a tight budget and hence cutting down all other features.
Appreciate all your inputs here.