Originally Posted by ss9001
some of the setups are complex (HTPC's & multizones for example) but even when I started with the Pioneer VSX-49txi former flagship receiver years ago...and a DOS looking setup menu
, it wasn't hard to figure out. I think some try to do things before understanding, some know but not sure they know, some expect it to do something it can't
and some do have legitimate issues to contend with.
enjoy! and if there's something you need help with, let us know...and please post comments about it & pics are nice, too
it is nice to finally ditch the switchers! I remember that nice feeling
These are rare purchases for me so I do my damnedest to make sure that there will be a high probability that I'll like what I purchase. Spending lord know how many hours reading reviews and forums on the SC-68 nearly made my eyes melt. Though it wasn't as bad as trying to figure out which TV to purchase a year ago. (Got a Pany 60 inch sT30 and love it! Just wish it had PIP.)
Between reading the manual, the forum, and messing around a bit things tend to fall in place. It's more of a matter of understanding how the flow of the device works. Well, at least for the standard stuff.
I'll have to pass on the pics as I live in a fairly small enclave.
To give you an idea, I have a plastic handball tube sitting atop the rear of my receiver (Visual Blasphemy!) upon which sits the craptastic plastic AM excuse of an antenna, the right speaker doubles as a stand for 10+ years of Maximum PC issues that I can't bring myself to throw out just yet. (Why the SC-68 for rather small living quarters? Well, the USB DAC
and the rear multi-channel analog in
sort of made that decision for me. The many HDMI inputs also helped. I've already got 5 used right off the bat. (FIOS Tuner, X-box, WD Media Player, Blu-Ray player and the PC.)
My only questions right now are about the feasibility of having an audio source (RCA analog or toslink/digital coax) play while still passing through HDMI to the TV and how the receiver fares with 5.1 FLAC files off of a USB stick.
And yes... Dumping the HDMI switcher (which is now being donated to a friend) and getting rid of toslink and coax audio cables in the setup is a joy!