I did not response, but believe me, I am thinking about this on and off after I posted here. Yeh, I was using Pro Logic only at the time.Dolby Digital is a big step up vs Pro Logic in terms of performance of the center and surrounds.
I started before Pro Logic in the mid 80s with Shure's proprietary surround system in their, at that time, leading edge HTS 5000 processor and the processor in my current mid level Denon is miles ahead as it is of my old Pro Logic Denon.
OK, I don't want to buy any receiver or AV amps, I have so many power amps they're coming out of my ears already!!! So I definite don't want anything with power amp. What kind of 5.1 processor I need to buy? I am still old school, I mainly use RCA connections for my system. My DVD player is just a Toshiba DVD recorder with HDMI output. Can you make a suggestion what receiver/processor I need? This I need to have hifi quality as I'll be using it as preamp for 2.1 for music also.
Also, I am looking at wireless connection to the rear speakers. I am going to use my little Monitor Audio Silver bookshelf for rear, any suggestion what to buy? I went on Amazon and some actually comes with little amplifier. Are those good enough for rear speakers? Or I better use my own amps? The reason I ask is I would like to make the footprint of the rear speakers as small as possible, my amps are of good size and is hard to hide away.
I just want to get enough information so I can have a clear understanding what I am getting into. I am changing my system, just bought a 82" Samsung tv, still looking for a tv stand and all. Going to hang the tv on the wall, put all the amps and stuffs on the stand under the tv.