Originally Posted by Kblev
my question is, what are you guys talking about on the 818 not having the multi channel inputs?
two features the 809 has that the 818 does not:
1. multi-channel analog INputs, which are for, as already mentioned, connecting a SACD or DVD-A player that does not have HDMI. It's the 7.1 channel analog RCA inputs seen on the back of the NR809. Don't confuse these with the "pre-outs" that are for connecting separate amplifiers, which both models do have.
Originally Posted by Fastslappy
is there not a USB satellite radio tuner/antenna made ??
Not Sat radio, sir. HD radio. apples and oranges. I don't have to pay a subscription fee for HD radio. HD radi, I'm sure you alrady know, to my understanding, broadcasts in digital, and decodes the signal to analog at the receiver end instead of conventional FM radio sending an analog signal converted at the head end.
Maybe there is an HD radio tuner for USB, I never looked, but if I already own the U port model, why be forced to buy a new tuner?