Re: Recommendations for a Pre-Amp needed
Given your equipment and 1080p display I honestly think a receiver with pre-amp outs may be your best bet, especially if your system is geared towards movies only. I would point you in the direction of a Denon receiver like the 2807 or 4806. Marnatz is another strong contender as is the Yamaha RX-V861. The Yamaha, in my opinion has terrific surround sound decoding as well as flawless HDMI switching. The new 4806 is a bit more robust than the Yamaha (and does cost more) overall and does feature a few bells and whistles that the Yamaha doesn't have, but it comes at a price. A Sunfire pre-amp would also be a safe bet. Those are my thoughts.