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    can 7.1 recievers play in 5.1?

    we're gonna be getting a new receiver in the near future for our basement. and right now we don't really have the room to use 7.1, but i want to plan for the future.

    so, can you use a 7.1 receiver as a 5.1?



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    Re: can 7.1 recievers play in 5.1?

    Yes I'm sure its just a setting on the receiver. 5.1 receivers can play in stereo...



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    Re: can 7.1 recievers play in 5.1?

    Yes.


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    Re: can 7.1 recievers play in 5.1?

    Quote Originally Posted by cmoneyr View Post
    Yes.


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    Re: can 7.1 recievers play in 5.1?

    Yep, not a problem at all I have mine set up that way in the basement right now.


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    Re: can 7.1 recievers play in 5.1?

    Quote Originally Posted by isubeatle View Post
    we're gonna be getting a new receiver in the near future for our basement. and right now we don't really have the room to use 7.1, but i want to plan for the future.

    so, can you use a 7.1 receiver as a 5.1?
    It would probably be a good idea to let everyone know what you're thinking of buying before you pull the trigger.



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    Re: can 7.1 recievers play in 5.1?

    Is there even 7.1 content? I have never seen any.


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    Re: can 7.1 recievers play in 5.1?

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    It would probably be a good idea to let everyone know what you're thinking of buying before you pull the trigger.
    io really love Yamaha, but i'm want to compare other stuff too.

    here's two that consumer reports say are pretty good for BluRay which i haveYamaha RX-V663, $500
    Sony STR-DG820, $350

    $500 is a little high for me right now, the $350 seems pretty good, but my last sony was a pos.

    then it says for general use
    Onkyo TX-SR506, $225 - still has 7.1
    Yamaha RX-V463, $300 - no 7.1



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    Re: can 7.1 recievers play in 5.1?

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Is there even 7.1 content? I have never seen any.
    looks like about 10 right now
    Blu-ray Disc Statistics - Home Page


    however, like i said i'm just planning for the future.



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    Re: can 7.1 recievers play in 5.1?

    7.1 is a gimmick, buy a higher quality 5.1 receiver.


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    Re: can 7.1 recievers play in 5.1?

    I'd agree with Brian, forget the 7.1 and get a better quality 5.1 receiver.


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    Re: can 7.1 recievers play in 5.1?

    Quote Originally Posted by isubeatle View Post
    io really love Yamaha, but i'm want to compare other stuff too.

    here's two that consumer reports say are pretty good for BluRay which i haveYamaha RX-V663, $500
    Sony STR-DG820, $350

    $500 is a little high for me right now, the $350 seems pretty good, but my last sony was a pos.

    then it says for general use
    Onkyo TX-SR506, $225 - still has 7.1
    Yamaha RX-V463, $300 - no 7.1
    Denon 1709's can be had for around $350. That is a nice receiver for the $$$.


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    Re: can 7.1 recievers play in 5.1?

    If you like Yamaha, get a RX-V663.

    You can get one for around $400.


    • Dolby® True HD, DTS-HD™ Master Audio, Dolby® Digital Plus, DTS-HD™ High Resolution Audio, Dolby® Digital EX, DTS-ES™, Pro Logic® IIx, and DTS Neo:6 decoding
    • improved YPAO sound optimization for more precise automatic speaker setup (microphone included)
    • Fine-Tuned Cinema DSP modes and Adaptive DSP level
    • XM Satellite Radio Ready (requires XM subscription and optional XM Mini-Tuner package)
    • Neural Surround decoder for XM's HD Surround channels
    • SIRIUS satellite radio capable (requires SIRIUS subscription and optional SiriusConnect™ home tuner kit)
    • iPod integration (requires optional Yamaha YDS-11)
    • improved Compressed Music Enhancer with multi-channel processing for MP3s and other digital music files
    • dual-room/dual-source audio (powered and line-level stereo audio output for 2nd room)
    • Digital ToP-ART design
    • high-current, low-impedance amplifier construction
    • 192kHz/24-bit Burr-Brown digital-to-analog converters for all channels
    • Pure Direct mode for better sound from stereo sources
    • Silent Cinema for simulated surround sound via standard stereo headphone


    Connections:


    • 1080p-compatible HDMI switching (2 in, 1 out)
    • HDMI version 1.3a with support for Deep Color, x.v. Color, 120Hz and 24HZ refresh rates, and auto lip-sync
    • analog-to-HDMI video conversion
    • 480i (interlaced) to 480p (progressive) conversion
    • component video switching: 3 in, 1 out
    • analog video conversion (composite to S-video, or composite and S-video to component)
    • 5 audio/video inputs, including:
      • 1 front-panel input with composite and S-video
      • 4 rear-panel inputs with composite and S-video
    • 2 audio-only inputs
    • no phono input
    • digital audio inputs: 3 optical (including 1 front-panel), 2 coaxial
    • 7.1-channel analog audio preamp input
    • 7.2-channel preamp output for connecting optional external amplifiers and up to 2 (mono) powered subwoofers
    • back surround speaker channels re-assignable for bi-amping front left and right speakers
    • binding post speaker terminals



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    Re: can 7.1 recievers play in 5.1?

    Yes,!!



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    Re: can 7.1 recievers play in 5.1?

    The 463 would be good as well. Here is what you'll lose.

    Being able to play in multiple zones-

    The biggest thing is that you'll lose a bunch of different Surround processing like DD True HD, DTS HD, EX, DD+.



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