I've searched and read through most of the S780 threads but can't find info about this.
I'm looking to get the Onkyo S780 and I know that it is a 7.1 system, but space in my apartment allows only for a 5.1 setup. Is it possible/advisable to use the S780 as a 5.1 setup by not using the 2 R/L surround speakers? (Use only the front R/L, center and rear R/L speakers for 5.1)
If that is not possible, any recommendations for a 5.1 system for about ~$300? I can get the S780 for about ~$320 shipped as a refurb. I prefer a HTIB as I am not an audiophile and really prefer something simple, and in black (LOL).
My setup is as follows (thanks to the research from this site)
Samsung S3241D - 32" LCD (will use optical out from cable DVR box to receiver)
Oppo 971H (will use optical out, but can use coaxial)
HTPC (will use optical out)
I will use this setup mainly for 60% TV, 30% movies, 10% music.
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