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I'm turning 50 in June and my wife is being great.....

I'm turning 50 in June and my wife is letting me build a Home Theater set up. The electronics - Receiver - has to be capable of handling a variety of HDMI inputs and 1 or 2 HDMI outputs. HOWEVER, I do not want to run a 5.1 setup. The reason I need so many HDMI inputs is I own a Wii, Oppo 980H, HD DVR from cable company. Please recommend a stereo receiver or AVR that has wonderful sound quality for music.
Budget would be $2500 to $3K.

I would just prefer a pair of tower speakers that are not rear ported and have better than usual off-axis response so the rest of my family can enjoy the music/movies when we settle in for the night. Please help me - I never get chances like this - and my 50th Birthday is a big deal to me. Budget for towers is a measly $4K to $5K

Cancer runs in my family and hitting 50 is a very huge deal. Please lend me your expertise.

Thank you! Thank You! Thank You!

Eddie

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Re: I'm turning 50 in June and my wife is being great.....

Hello, I did not mean for you to recommend an AVR - just caught my mistake, I am interested in an integrated amp that will work with the new Oppo BDP 83 Special Edition geared towards audiophiles. Please help me out if you know what I am trying to do. All my HDMI from video sources will be run direct into the TV.

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Re: I'm turning 50 in June and my wife is being great.....

When putting together a system I'd recommend picking (though not purchasing) a set of speakers first. Then from there looking for amplification that's appropriate to run those speakers. When you know that the speakers you want AND the amplification necessary to run them appropriately are within the budget then it's an good time to think about making a purchase. If you have great difficulty finding amplification that runs the speakers well that's a sign that too much money has been allocated towards speakers and not enough towards the amplification.

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Re: I'm turning 50 in June and my wife is being great.....

Hey!

Happy Birthday!

How was your celebration?

I never replied because I have no clue as to answering the question, but I do wish a felicitious fiftieth!

If I may....you can get perfectly great cinema from two channel. How about a discussion on adding video to a great two channel set up?

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