09-07-2018 11:00 AM
I purchased a new HD TV. My old Home Theater Receiver is only RCA so I am looking to a new receiver that I can utilize HDMI Arc with.
I was looking at receivers last night and observed that some of them have RCA inputs on the back.
Will I be able to hook my Super Nintendo into the receiver and still use it via the new receiver?
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09-10-2018 10:33 AM
I’ve been silently wondering when you were gonna make this post! I’d be happy to share my two cents and make a recommendation for you.
Which of your TVs are going to be connecting this to? What other components do you have in that system? Which speakers are you going to be powering? Are you looking to slowly replace your speakers too?
I highly recommend looking into Sonos for you for a long term solution if you’re looking to eventually upgrade and be completely wireless. I know how much you value quality technology that will stand the test of time. They do have components that can take your existing wired system & make it wireless to ease the transition. It’s called a Sonos Connect. However, I understand that you may want to take a more traditional route and I look forward to hearing more about your current set up to make other recommendations for you.
09-10-2018 11:01 AM
The TV only has HDMI inputs (2) one of them is HDMI Arc.
I will be using my existing speaker lineup. I have a matched set of very good Boston Acoustics speakers and a 250w Boston Sub, and the entire room is already wired.
The TV being hooked up I purchasd for the basement for my kids to use and have friends over.
The TV is a Samsung U6900. Went with this model becuas it has Netflix as a built in app.
I want to hook my Super Nintendo up also, hence the need for an RCA input. I did look at some of the Denon receivers and found they had RCA inputs. So I researched it and found I could run my Nintendo into it and the receiver would convert the signal.
I was actaully looking at the wireless speaker display at a Magnolia store last Wednesday. I would probalby still go wired fronts and center but the wireless rears are very intriguing.
09-10-2018 11:12 AM
Which model of the Boston Acoustics speakers do you have? I don’t want to recommend something that could potentially not be powerful enough, or too powerful for them. The only component you’ll be having connected is the Super Nintendo, right? Denon is a great brand, and they do have a great warranty on them too. Have you looked into any Onkyo ones?
I look forward to your reply!
09-10-2018 11:34 AM
Well there is a plan to get a Playstation Pro. I also have a Chromecast hook up right now as well.
I would have to look on the speakers to find the model.
My reciever is an old one but a very good one back in the day. Harmon Kardon AVR-80 Dolby 5.1. Marked as THX Certified.
It has dedicated amplifier outputs
09-10-2018 01:29 PM
I’d recommend taking a look at this Onkyo 7.2 – Ch. Receiver. It would allow you to eventually grow your system with 2 more rears if you’d like, and has a minimum of 4 ohms. Plus, it’s HDCP enabled for 4K capabilities for the PS4. Here’s an Onkyo 5.2 – Ch. Receiver, but it only has HDR not 4K. Denon’s comparable model is this one.
Additionally, you should be able to connect the Super Nintendo using the composite red & whites. Sometimes they’ll also work with the component’s green & red too. Let me know your thoughts!
09-11-2018 07:44 AM
The room is currently wired for 5.1 and really would not be compatable for 7.1 due to its shape and available space. The rears are already as far back as they can get.
I have been considering both the Onkyo and Denon you posted.
There is a Magnolia store in Maple Grove, MN across the street from my office that has a really good sound demo set up and the associate I have been talking to in there is exceptionally excited about home theater.
I reallly like the sound quality of the Electro Motion speakers they have on display and will probaby start there and build a 7.2 or higher system around them.
09-11-2018 10:11 AM
You’ll have to let us know which direction you choose to go! I’m excited for you. Researching the new products is my favorite part of the experience when I get something new. Let me know if you have any particular questions. I’d be happy to see how I can help you.
09-11-2018 10:22 AM
I have not engineered a new home theater system for myself since 1997 when I purchased my Harmon Kardon AVR-80
The sound on it is still incredible to this day.
The system I am putting in now is for the kids to entertain with their friends. So it will not be terribly high end but will still be good.
If I do manage to get a revamped theater upstairs I will probalby research for a number of months. Cables, wire, speakers, receiver etc...
I was set to make a 75" Sony 900F the centerpeice but I have seen infomration that a new line of Sony's are coming out in the next few months. And that could change everything.
I may have to conceed to my spouses desire to not have speakers all over the living room and go with a Dobly Atmos soundbar.
09-11-2018 03:09 PM
I have narrow my decision down to the
The Onkyo in this price range is marked as HDR and 4K on the BB web site but there is no mention of 4K on the Onkyo web site.
The Dolby web site also lists all three of these as having Dolby Vision.
My first home theater receiver, back in the days when most theaters only had 2 speakers behind the screen, was a Yahama. My sister has that receiver now and it is still going strong.