New memberUsername: Sross1981
Post Number: 1
Also, do I need to use surround sound speakers if I get such a receiver or can I just use a good pair of speakers to keep it simple (in a condo and don't need loud sound)?
Gold MemberUsername: Magfan
Post Number: 2202
Well regarded STEREO receiver. It has phone inputs for your TT.
Hook the HDMI from the blueray player to the TV, but leave the TV sound OFF.
RCA (the red / white ended cable) to the video input on the receiver.
Good speakers a must. You can add a sub, later if you feel the need.
I don't know of a HT receiver that has provision for a TurnTable.
Stereo's better anyway, depending on the mix of music vs video.
Home Theater Receivers are 'obsoleted' at an alarming rate, so it is my opinion to just buy what you need, but good quality.....and that will last. Setting up HT stuff in a condo has to be difficult. Unless, you've got the space and inclination.
Some might recommend getting what is called a 'pre pro' which is all the knobs and controls with the amplifier(s) being purchased separately. Good pre owned of this category are available.
Do you have a real stereo store anywhere near? Someplace you can get some professional help? If you don't listen to anything I say, and who could blame you? At least find a real store with trained people. None of the big box or major chains need apply.
Bronze MemberUsername: Brannigans_law
Houston , TX US
Post Number: 12