6.1 system with a 7.1 receiver

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  1. jackNi

    jackNi Auditioning

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    My living room, shape limitations, only allows me to set a 6.1 system. When I searched for the receiver, I could not find any 6.1 receiver with HDMI support and they are all below $400 range.

    I would like to ask if I can set a 6.1 system in a 7.1 receiver. If not, can anyone suggest me a good $900 limit 6.1 receiver... (even if it does not have an HDMI support)

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  2. Seth=L

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    All the receivers I have seen will allow you to select the amount of rear surround you want to use 1 or 2. So yes a 7.1 receiver will work fine for a 6.1 set-up. The benefit is you can upgrade in the future if your listening situation changes to 7.1.

    I would reccomend waiting untill next year for the newer surround formats to become available on receivers i.e. Dolby True HD, DTS-HD, and Dolby plus. (HDMI version 1.3 supports these formats, current receivers do not support 1.3)

    If you can not wait untill then, I would reccomend getting a receiver with 7.1 analog inputs.

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