A newish Sony DAV-C990 6 speaker receiver that can deal with DD 5.1/DTS
DVDs well, but only offers stereo analogue inputs for external devices.
I don't have many DVDs, but I do have a netflix subscription. If you have
a DAV-C990, you probably know that they run hot and can over heat (and
do funky things) before a 2 hour movie is up.
My LD is a DVL-919 which has AC-3, PCM (coax), optical and left/right
stereo outs. I also have a pioneer demodulator, but no way to get that
output into the Sony.
The Sony does a decent job (especially for its price and the form factor
of its speakers). I'd probably be interested in either 1. getting a
newer system with a similar form factor that allowed for digital output
from the DVL-919 or getting a receiver to replace the DAV-990 reusing
its speakers and using the DVL soley.
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"RED MARTIAN "wrote:
> Sorry if this bothers anyone.. I'd like to hear some 'real' opinions on
> receivers that readers of this group use.
Receiver: Pioneer Elite VSX-59TXI
Amp: ATI 5906 (6 channel amp/bi-amping center, left and right speakers)
Speakers (front L/R): Legacy Focus 20/20s
Speaker (center): Legacy Marquis
Speakers (rear L/R): JBL Studio Monitor 4412
Subwoofer: Velodyne DD-18
DVD Player: Denon 3910
Laserdisc Player: Pioneer Elite CLD99
VCR: JVC SR-S365U
Turntable: Thorens TD-166 MkII
Monitor: Sony 40" WEGA KV-40XBR700
Headphones: Pioneer SE-DIR1000C Dolby Digital Surround Wireless Headphones
Regarding the Pioneer receiver, it's an ideal fit for me as it has a USB
port so I can hook up my laptop and a external hard drive which has 240GBs
of full bitrate WAV file music burned from my cd and album collection which
I can play like a jukebox through Windows Media Player. Also, the receiver
has a built in RF Demodulator for AC3 laserdisc playback and overall, has
excellent, warm sound and is extremely versatile.
I also highly recommend the Denon dvd player as it plays and outputs both
NTSC and PAL video without the need of an external video decoder and with a
Flash upgrade available at some online sites, can be made region free.
Basically, I can view any dvd from any part of the world. It also plays all
the audiophile formats like SACD and DTS audio.
My speaker setup is a bit of overkill considering the size of my living