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Sargent Duck wrote:Thanks guys.
I found a used Yamaha RX-V371 that I'll be checking out this Saturday. From the reviews I've read, it looks to be a pretty decent unit for the budget/entry level. And my friend is selling his old speakers to me super cheap, so I'm all set there (I'll probably upgrade the speakers next year...)
ludi wrote:Although discontinued, that's actually a pretty good receiver and should support most of the same features available in the current Yamaha line.
Are you planning to use a powered subwoofer?
ludi wrote:Ah. Well, just a note that you may or may not know about (it took me a while to figure out on my own Yamaha RX-series unit): assuming similar configuration screens, there are no per-channel crossover settings for subwoofer use. To enable subwoofer output, you have to set the subwoofer to "enable" and then change on or more of your speakers from "large" to "small". The subwoofer output will then be enabled for any speakers set to "small" and you can choose a global subwoofer crossover point for all channels which are set to "small".
cynan wrote:3. Your TV will definitely not have HDMI out. The problem with using S/PDIF (TOSLINK or Coax digital out) from your TV is that most TVs will only output stereo, and not Dolby Digital/DTS. Your best best is to buy a tuner card if surround sound from OTA HD is really important to you. Something like this.