putting surrond sound in living room which is 22 by 13. already have 50 inch plasma on wall. All wires pulled into closet behind, hd directv in closet with rf remote which works great. Want to place receiver in closet also which system will work. Only found the bose, would like other choices.
If it doesn't it can easily be made to. There are many ways to use remotes with hidden components.
When you go shopping you can ask if the receiver (and DVD Player?) are RF (Radio Frequency) capable but if the equipment that you like is IR (Infra Red) don't worry, an all-in-one remote or a device like a Leap Frog can help.
thanks jim, also went to a couple places and listened to a few receivers denon, onkyo,yamaha, and bose. The only model number I have was the bose which was lifestyle 28. Liked the onkyo, if I have more options which of these if anyone of these would be a good choice.Going to go to a higher end place today and listen to the pioneer. Thanks for the help.
All but the Bose (strictly my opinion and generally because it is grossly over-priced) are excellent choices. All of them will provide the power you will need, what I would suggest is paying attention to the features, something that makes the shopping challenging.
The best receiver for you will have the features you need and be intuitive to use. In other words, when you want to change a setting you can pretty easily figure out how to do it. Just comparing the remotes can be a big clue sometimes.
With all of that said, I personally agonize over the speakers a lot more than the receiver as they make a bigger difference to the system!
Also went to look at speakers, already have a polk audio psw505 powered sub, now I am looking for the rest, Would like the speaker to be small enough to mount on the wall near the tv and the rears in the ceilings, may put all in the ceilings. This is the wife's room but with my touches, hate to see good tv wasted with crappy sound.
Went today and got many new ideas and more question. has anyone heard or even own Mirage speakers, heard them today very impressed. Same size as bose which makes wife happy, but sounds much better which makes me happy. had these on by themselves with a denon receiver very nice, comes without sub which is good for me because I have sub. Just wondering what others think of these. Not much on these in this forum.
Thanks for the input on these speakers, put with the polk sub sound be just what I wanted.Now need to research the leap frog so I can put everything in closet. Thanks for all the help. Also does anyone use the denon receiver I listed, sounded very good together. I am still going to go look some more at receivers before I decide.
I am just getting won over by Denon after years of successful installs with Onkyo/Integras. I am becoming morte convinced that my customers are more comfortable with the features and controls of the Denon.