Hello. I am as un-tech as they come. Am looking to set up surround in small living room and two speakers outside for deck. I would LIKE to spend $400 or less for receiver. From reading some forums it looks like I need a 7.1 dual zone.
I am only running a blu-ray (Sony with adapter to wireless router) and sat. receiver (Direct TV) into JVC 47" 1080p.
Apologies in advance but I am not looking to rattle my fillings or shake the rafters. Just want better sound than from tv's speakers (mostly watch kids movies as the little ones are home all summer).
I want 5.1 surround in living room. I also want to listen to music on deck without having to play music inside. Hence the need for dual zone.
I have found online an Onkyo TX-NR515 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver for $328 brand new.
Is this what I am looking for? Specs say Multi-Zone Playback....Powered Zone 2, Zone 2 Lineout.
Again just looking for good sound system with seperate zone for deck. Theater-in-box would be OK.
Also suggests to purchase Onkyo UWF-1 Wireless LAN Adapter with receiver. Do I need this since blu-ray is wireless?
Read some reviews on-line (124-5 star, 40-1 star) seems they were having HDMI port trouble and firmware problems. Every item on-line gets good and bad reviews. Who do you believe?
Any thoughts are much appreciated.