I had my new AVAtrix installed by an installation company, as I needed all the cabling retro fitted to my house. So, new and proud owner! as of last week. I put the installer onto the product, after researching options. Turns out my research wasn't as good as I had hoped. With so many AV receivers doing format conversion, and now even upconversion, I expected the AVAtrix to take DVI sources and convert, distribute to wall plates. A top priority for the system was to make our PC Media Center available everywhere. The audio output is digital coax, but the video is DVI. Looks like the AVAtrix is not going to handle this, and I wonder if anyone else has succeeded with non-component input sources.
Second thought I would like opinions on. Seems to me if I already have a full AV switching system (the AVatrix) then I don't need all the AV switching on a receiver. Seems of late all the receiver brands have been beefing up (i.e. spending all their R&D money) on switching and zone2, zone3 capability, and HDMI compatibility. Can anyone recommend a great audio solution that has no, or minimal switching, and puts all its capability, and thus my $, into simply the best 7.1 decoding and powering for the best possible audio. I am in the market for a new audio solution for an almost complete, new home theater.