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  1. Salguod

    Simple 5.1 receiver recommendation

    I guess I'm still not seeing how tuning the TV to a broadcast channel vs tuning it to a Roku app is different. I don't use broadcast TV, but I'm assuming that has to be possible. Maybe I'm missing that each has the same problem. What makes ARC a PITA? Is using a standard HDMI and optical...
  2. Salguod

    Simple 5.1 receiver recommendation

    Why can't I use the built in Roku apps just like I would with watching regular TV channels? Getting a standalone Roku isn't a big deal, just not sure why it's needed.
  3. Salguod

    Simple 5.1 receiver recommendation

    Ah, well, I'm not using banana plugs at all, I just connected the wires to the back. :oops: It's been working for the 6 years we've lived here and many more at my old house. So, I shouldn't do that with the new one?
  4. Salguod

    Simple 5.1 receiver recommendation

    So, doing a bit more reading, I assume that connecting to an ARC HDMI port (which my TV does have) solves this, right?
  5. Salguod

    Simple 5.1 receiver recommendation

    Yeah, I just need to remember how to set it up. :D Since my old receiver became unreliable, I wanted to set my remote to control the TV volume instead of the receiver. Couldn't figure out how to do it. Not a biggie, I can just use the TV remote for now, but I will need to set it up differently...
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    Simple 5.1 receiver recommendation

    I didn't catch the $460 price was a used model. Probably a return, but still. Found a refurb'd unit at Accessories4less.com for $450 and they added a free 3 year extended warranty on top of the Denon 1 year. Pulled the trigger on that. Now, I'll have to see if I can get my Harmony remote to...
  7. Salguod

    Simple 5.1 receiver recommendation

    The S660H was on my list, but it's a 5.2 vs the 7.2 of the S770H and it's $40 more on Amazon. I assume I can run a 7.2 (or 5.2) receiver with a 5.1 speaker setup just fine, right?
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    Simple 5.1 receiver recommendation

    Another Q: Because this 20 year old receiver doesn't have HDMI ports, I've run everything through the TV, switch sources there and route the TV sound to the receiver. With a newer receiver with HDMI ports, would I be better off doing the switching at the receiver? How does that work with the...
  9. Salguod

    Simple 5.1 receiver recommendation

    I was just looking at that on Amazon. What do you mean by needing more banana plugs? For now, my Logitech remote and hub does great for the components in the cabinet, but I know they've stopped making their Harmony remotes, so once it's done I'll need another solution.
  10. Salguod

    rolling a new receiver on existing home-theater system

    Hello, I came across your thread as I'm currently looking to replace my same Panasonic receiver. Curious what you ended up getting? Here's my thread: https://www.hometheaterforum.com/community/threads/simple-5-1-receiver-recommendation.376869/
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    Simple 5.1 receiver recommendation

    Hello, I've got a simple 5.1 set up in our living room and my receiver has started cutting out with an overload warning. I'm going to look at cleaning all the vents, but it's pretty old and I figured there's probably a reasonably priced upgrade out there that I should consider. Here's my...
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