No comments at all from anyone? Not even to flame me for asking?
|Originally Posted by HTInfo|
Thanks, Soulfuric and Jakeman02! Jakeman02, I think the Yamahas do have component video in and out, but it sounds like the only advantage of routing video through the receiver is to be able to control the DVD video and sound together- if I run the video to the TV and the audio through the receiver, I would have to fumble with multiple remotes, but there wouldn't be any difference in performance, right?
People seem really happy with the HT-S80, and I always feel better going for a product that has a loyal following, so that's how I'm leaning.
|Originally Posted by Soulfuric|
The Onkyo HT-S580 has 2 digital inputs ( 1 digital coaxial & 1 optical) so you should be able to connect your cable box AND your DVD player to the Onkyo receiver and get the 5.1 surround sound...you can connect the cable box and dvd player thru the composite inputs, but you will not be able to get the Dolby Digital and DTS sounds coming out....I happen to own the Onkyo HT-S580 and the sound is amazing for the price...I haven't personally heard what the Yahama sounds like, but IMHO, I think the Onkyo would be the better choice. The Onkyo has an outstanding receiver for an HTIB...I plan to replace the surround speakers w/ some better quality bookshelf speakers & center channel in the near future and the receiver will be more than able to power the more powerful speakers....hope this helps