Originally Posted by NCStateFan
How does the 247 & 347 compare to the 445?
I see the price of the 445 is mostly in betwen the 247 & 347 and am wondering what the pros/cons of it and how it compares. I see there is a little bit more power per channel in the 445.
247: 50w x 7 channels, 65w x 2 channels
445: 65w x 7 channels, 75w x 2 channels
445 does not process audio thru HDMI. The advantages of the 445 as I can see are more power, the ability to overlay Logic 7 over Dolby Digital and DTS (via optical or coax), a USB input, and 3 coax and optical inputs on the rear. The 247 only has 2 of each.
From the 445 FAQ on the HK website.Question
: I've connected the HDMI™ output on my DVD player, set-top box or other source device to one of the receiver's HDMI inputs, and I've connected the receiver's HDMI output to an input on my video display or TV. Although I am able to see the picture on the display and I can hear audio through the TV's speakers, why can't I hear any audio through the speakers connected to the receiver, even when I disable the TV's speakers?Answer
: Your receiver is capable of switching HDMI signals, but it cannot access the data and process it. Thus, the receiver is passing the audio and video information through to your video display without processing it in any way.
In order to benefit from the receiver's superior audio reproduction capabilities, make a separate digital audio connection from either the coaxial or optical digital audio output on your source device to the corresponding digital audio input on the receiver. Then adjust the audio input setting in the receiver's on-screen menu system (usually found in the Input Setup or In/Out Setup submenu) to assign the correct audio input to your source.