Originally Posted by mean dean
I may recommend the YHT-370 to a friend looking for a recommendation. Dumb question on my part; he only wants to run movies in 2.1 (I'm trying to steer him to 3.1 at least), does the 370 allow the surround channels not to be used and if so, will it allow the surround signal to be mixed in the fronts so no sound info is lost. My Marantz AV9000 pre does this, but not for sure if the 370 has that option or not.
the 370 can do it, but, if someone only wants 2 channel sound, they could get get upgraded equipment for around the same price. The full Yammy HTIB is a fantastic value, but, you can buy a comparable receiver and better mains+sub for a similar price. Then if you ever decide to in the future, you would be able to add a center and surrounds.