Originally Posted by msilverz
Excellent news! I'm considering making the same decision, especially after the new sound sound pre-pro (C3, I think) is released.
Well Parasound is a wonderful company to work with. I sent an email--before purchase-- to technical support with some question or other. It was late at night on a weekend, and I expected to maybe get an answer in a day or two, if at all.
Imagine my surprise when I got an email back, that night, from Richard Schram, the president of Parasound. He's a great guy and his patient answers were a big part of my decision.
As to the C#, Richard actually said that the P7 may
have a slight
edge in audio quality over the C3, due to it's lack of any video or other processing signals. And it is quite a bit less expensive, so if you can live with analog only, it may work out for you.
My plan is to get a P7, and keep my Nuforce AVP to run the optical out from my Dish DVR, and connect the Nuforce to the P7 via the 5.1 outs, with the 2nd 7.1 input on the P7 set to HT bypass.
YMMV, good luck.