Originally Posted by Leewkelley
New here to the AVS Forum and need a little advice concerning getting a new receiver. Here is the following list of what I am running and then getting to run through the receiver....using it mainly cause there is only ONE HDMI in the Sony TV...
---Sony 50 inch LCD Back Projection TV w/ONE HDMI IN (1080i Max.)
---Phillips DVD711 (Run Component Cable into Sony 50inch TV
---Comcast HD DVR Cable Box (Only thing running HDMI to TV)
---Nintendo Wii (Running standard cables into TV and current Onkyo)
---Speakers are....Mains-Bose 302
Sub - JBL Powered (AC Power needed) 10"
Center&Surrounds - JBL Trio System
New Set Up Plan to get the Pioneer VSX-1019AH-K and a DVD Recorder (Panasonic DMR-EA18K) replacing the old Onkyo Receiver & Phillips DVD711 and run them all like this.
Into the new Pioneer VSX-1019AH-K (5.1Speaker Set up remains the same)
---Comcast HD DVR Cable Box (Out HDMI into Pioneer HDMI)
---Panasonic DMR-EA18K (Out HDMI into Pioneer HDMI)
---Nintendo Wii (Get a component cable to upconvert through Pioneer --Will that really make a difference since Wii output is currently 480p???)
---iPod (into Pioneer CD in...or Use the front USB in)
Using all the video sources to go OUT from the Pioneer VSX-1019AH-K HDMI into the ONE HDMI on the Sony 50" LCD TV while using the audio to the upmost ability for all audio sources.
--I also have a Logitech Harmony 520 to runthe old set up....or the new one.
--Looks like I will end up getting a Smart Strip Power Strip from Bits LTD so the powered JBL sub will shut down when then main piece (The receiver) will be shut off.
--DVD Note....I don't see us upgrading to BD anytime soon since I don't want to replaced a lot of our DVD collection, but you never know...might one day.The question is
....what improvements should I expect (or not) with this new Pioneer??
I have been searching for a while looking for a new receiver to handle all my HD needs.
Please answer all questions within to your best ability. I look forward to hearing what all you have to say for my current/changing AV situation.