High Def Forum
Thank you for visiting. This is our website archive. Please visit our main website by clicking the logo above.

Cheap 80$ "5.1 surround receivers"

stater68
03-29-2007, 07:00 PM
How can those generic brand 80$ "5.1 surround sound receivers" call themselves that without optical or digital coaxial inputs?

kegobeer
03-29-2007, 07:14 PM
It would help if you posted an actual model that we could read about.

oblioman
03-30-2007, 03:26 AM
How can those generic brand 80$ "5.1 surround sound receivers" call themselves that without optical or digital coaxial inputs?

because they are 5.1 surround receivers. 5 speakers plus a sub make it 5.1,,,,doesn't mean it has to be digital.

RedSIinPA
03-30-2007, 06:51 AM
I suppose it could have 5 discrete-channel analog inputs/outputs and a sub output and it would still be a 5.1 surround receiver. Hell I don't even know if discrete inputs makes it 5.1. Could just be the outputs. However, at $80, I struggle to comphrehend how good this generic receiver is. Model/Make?

oblioman
03-31-2007, 04:15 AM
I suppose it could have 5 discrete-channel analog inputs/outputs and a sub output and it would still be a 5.1 surround receiver. Hell I don't even know if discrete inputs makes it 5.1. Could just be the outputs. However, at $80, I struggle to comphrehend how good this generic receiver is. Model/Make?

Ya know it's a cheapie. But the poster does have a good question. ebay is loaded with crap selling uninformed consumers "1200 watt, 5.1 Surround Systems" and they all be chinese junk. They may have 5 speakers and a sub - hence - 5.1 surround, and they sell the heck out of them. If the uninformed want to buy them (and they do) they learn a lesson. Stater68 came to the right forum and guys like you help set the record straight. Thanks for the input.