First time here at HomeThreatreForum.
We are constructing a media room in our basement.
I picked up an Epson 5020U 3D projector, have an XBox 360, WesternDigital Media box, Panasonic 3d blu ray player, all hooking up thru HDMI.
Have a Bose speaker set (5.1) that I plan to use in the room
Looking for a receiver that wont break the bank. $300 range, perhaps.. (could go higher, but dont want to if I dont need to)
I dont care about networking and usb inputs all that much. If the receiver has them, great.. but its not a necessity.
I guess the only other thing I really care about is playing my video games through the receiver.. .and possibly getting lag in the sound. Are receivers now a days able to 'calibrate' lag in sound for specific inputs?
Not sure if that is something that is available either.. but that would be a nice to have.. almost a requirement.
I know I can do it on my 3D Blu Ray player (through the player) but not for video games.
So, here are a couple that I was looking at, but not finding much on reviews on the Sony.
Yamaha RX-V673/573 or 473
Looking for opinions on not just these.. but other items that may have what I need in my price range.
Like I said.. not looking for cream of the crop of far as features, but HDMI/3D, at LEAST 4 HDMI inputs, 5.1, $300-$360 and some kind of respectible brand name. If audio lag calibration is normal now a days in receivers - I would really like that as well.
Nice to haves: auto sound calibration for sound levels, audio calibration mic, network availablility, usb