Hello everyone! I am in quite a conundrum... I've recently been interested in purchasing a home entertainment system but not sure what to choose. I've looked at Onkyo's and Yamaha's so far and they all seem too much. I've looked at high end a/v receivers and thought about purchasing speakers separately... All I want to do is hook my computer up, possibly through a HT OMEGA Claro Halo XT or Auzen X-Fi HD soundcard, hook my guitar up through my RP500 with a headphone splitter or the XLR connectors and get an adapter(which I don't know will work or not or if it is a good idea) and an older model xbox 360 with RGB/Optical. While Yamaha's RX-A2010BL is appealing(which one seller on ebay is asking $1200), I think the YHT-895BL ($650) would suffice. Reading on Amazon I see Yamaha really hypes their YPAO and the more expensive the receivers are, the YPAO starts to come with multi-angle, studio grade calibration what-not that I don't know what to make of... I'm definitely not an audiophile and I have been using a 7 year old Dell 5.1 system that is missing 2 speakers. A/V receivers are like an enigma to me, but I just want to make things simple and be able to switch between devices quickly while using a large HDTV I hope to buy or PC monitor if I choose... Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
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10/10/11 at 9:36pm