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Old 11-01-2008   #2
wes
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Default Re: Do I need a new receiver?

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I currently own an older Denon AVR-3300. I'm moving out my old rear projection TV and moving to a projector/screen setup. I'll be adding Blu-Ray and have all the other standard input sources (CD, PVR, DVD).
Good for you, you are about to discover high quality video and audio

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Do I need to invest in a new receiver with HDMI switching, video scaling, new audio standards (TrueHD, DTS-HD)?
YES

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Will an external video switcher do the same thing?
MAY BE

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Do the new Blu-Ray players decode the new audio signals before the receiver?
It depends Sony BDP-S550 and a few others do


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Are the scalers in the receivers likely to be any better than in my projector (InFocus IN83)?
YES

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I enjoy my theater, appreciate good sound and video but am concerned I may not get much bang for my buck with an expensive new receiver. Are there other things I should consider? Help a confused soul! Thanks!
Yes get yourself a decent receiver like the new Denon 3808ci or Integra DTR.9.9

http://www.usa.denon.com/ProductDetails/AVReceivers.asp

http://www.integrahometheater.com/mo...s=Receiver&p=i
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