I've been using a 5.1 HTIB that came with a Yamaha HTR-6130 for the past few years. Recently I replaced my front 2 with klipsch icon 15's. I an attempt to reduce wires being run from my DVR, PS3, xbox 360, and HTPC I purchased a new Onkyo SR313 for $150. I'm also intrigued by the lossless formats also. I mainly watch blu-ray movies.
Unfortunately I didn't/don't know much if anything about surround sound and recently came across some posts about matching speakers being important. So out of curiosity I played with the receiver settings between small and no center channel. Long story short I found the sound to be much better without the center channel and I'm now wondering if a new matching center channel would net better results than the new receiver with the lossless formats?
Any suggestions or information / links would greatly be appreciated.