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Ideal 7.1/72. receiver?

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Initial post: Jun 28, 2012 8:18:58 AM PDT
F. Terling says:
So I'm looking for a receiver but I am having trouble just finding exactly what I want and some reviews make me worried. To my understanding it's generally preferred to have a reciever on a wired connection for internet because firmware updates seem to screw up if that isn't the case. Mainly what I want I mean I'd prefer 7.2 but I don't NEED it necessarily. I like to do alot of gaming and thats what it would mostly be used for, also movies would probably be its 2nd primary use. Another thing I do is recording video from video game sources so I would probably like something that I could give 2 outputs, one to my TV and one to my computer.(I can always use a switcher/splitter but if I can avoid doing that , that would be cool too) If the reciever can output audio/video to the TV/device its plugged into as well as the speakers that might be cool as well.

Posted on Aug 11, 2012 9:02:00 AM PDT
I bought from amazon the Onkyo txr 609 htib for 667$ to the door. An incredible deal. 7.2 audio 100 watts per channel and THX2 certified has more features than i can use. I will admit that i just upgraded to the PSW 505 sub. by Polk audio that made a huge difference and going to get the CS20 center but will be at 1000$. When i came back from overseas i bought the yamaha dsp 1000 surround sound processor for that price. incredible the deal that i got just cant say enough. Good luck with your purchase

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 12, 2012 6:23:26 AM PDT
How much can you spend?

You may not get any of the functionality you desire unless you have the dough.

What kind of video input does your computer have?

Hdmi, component, composite? Getting dual hdmi outputs on a Receiver puts you at a starting price of around $1,000. Be aware that some dual hdmi equipped Receivers will not deliver a signal through both hdmi outputs simultaneously. You should be able to output digital video and analog video simultaneously, but I would be wary and absolutely certain, if that is a key feature that is needed.

Do you plan to use network and multi-zone features?

You mentioned Ethernet connection and upgrading firmware. If you just want to update firmware, there is no need for internet connectivity. Just use a usb memory stick. It will work fine. If you want to use Internet radio features and stream music to the Receiver from the home network, then you might consider Ethernet, but I would buy/try an inexpensive wireless dongle with generous return policy before trying to run cable through walls, ceilings, and floor.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 12, 2012 8:51:53 AM PDT
F. Terling says:
Well I got one of those powerline network adapters or whatever you want to call it where i can get internet from my router to a wall plug and it seems to work great and it would be preferred if I could get the HDMI's to play audio video at the same time if possible. I was guessing it would be $1000 atleast, I'm not completely familiar with multi-zones feature. Unfortunately there is alot I don't know about receivers. I guess there is alway the option of getting an HDMI splitter but I don't know how effective that would be.

Posted on Aug 12, 2012 9:54:53 AM PDT
I think that you would be better served recording video games with one of the Hauppage PVR devices, like this one Hauppauge 1445 HD-PVR Gaming Edition High Definition Personal Video Recorder for Use with PC, PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii. There are less expensive models if you're not concerned with recording in high definition.

Its been a couple of years since I checked, but the price on HDMI splitters - one hdmi in to multi out - cost several hundred dollars. Of course, you will need an hdmi input on the PC to capture, OR find a splitter that outputs both hdmi and usb.

The Hauppage connects the Gaming hardware (PC, PS3, Xbox, etc...) to the PC with usb cable and provides compatible software for the capture. You won't need a Receiver with dual hdmi outputs.
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