A quick question from a relative newb to HT...
I'm thinking of springing for the LMC/LPA combo. I've heard/read all the downsides for the LMC (nothing but good on the LPA), but I'm not sure it matters for me. And quite frankly, I don't even understand what many of the problems are.
I'm taking my first foray into 5.1 in the next couple of months (we're about to move into a new place), and I'm not sure some of the problems with the LMC will even affect me.
My wife and I will be using the system at about a 75/25 split for Television-Movies/Music, though if I love the sound, that music percentage will rise considerably.
Inputs will include a PS3 and a TiVO S3, and a Sonos music system streaming lossless compression audio (not sure on whether it'll be Apple or FLAC). We're trying to simplify and have narrowed our input devices significantly. Speakers are NHT 3s in the front and center, and NHT Zeros for rear surrounds. Sub will likely be a Hsu VTF-2 MK 2 (if I can dig one up).
I own no DVD-A or SACD discs, though I may branch out to those at some time.
I'm coming from an old Pio/PSB 2.1 system that was okay, but far from great, and I'm ready to upgrade.
Ease-of-use is important to both myself and my wife. Quirks are acceptable, but if they are too prominent, one or both of us will not stay patient for long. I guess UI issues, and anything that's going to really make us have to tweak things before/after/during any HT experience is going to be a problem. But as I mentioned earlier, I need a translation from some of the more technical stuff to a fairly simple, 'Will it work well for my needs?"
Can any of you old pros see any reason why I won't love the LMC? I'm very close to pulling the trigger on it.
My other thought is to find a used Outlaw 990 to pair with the LPA, but given the going rate for those used, it'll definitely put me over my budget ceiling.
Thoughts are appreciated.
edit: Upon further inspection, my only concern is the lack of more digital audio inputs, given that all three of my input devices have them.