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Old 05-15-2013, 06:11 AM   #1  
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I would like to have a 5.1 theater experience. I have Directv and an Apple TV. I am very happy with that. I also currently have setup a makeshift stereo playback with an old Aiwa shelf type stereo system that was just sitting in the closet. And my TV is a Sony Bravia with 3 HDMI inputs. This Aiwa is connected thru RCA audio and the sound is much better than the external Sony TV but I want some separation of sounds.

I am in a very rural area and limited to Walmart for my shopping. They have a Sony DTR-DH540 and a Pioneer VSX-522K that I am looking at. Most important to me, even more important than sound, is that my Directv HR22 receiver and my Apple TV work when connected, by HDMI, to the av receiver. I want to make sure the Directv will still be capable of recording.

Any advice would be most welcome.
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You should be fine on both of your most important issues. I've never seen anyone complain about being unable to connect DirecTV or ATV boxes to their receivers using HDMI. And, using the DirecTV's HDMI output does not change its ability to record.
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I would like to have a 5.1 theater experience. I have Directv and an Apple TV. I am very happy with that. I also currently have setup a makeshift stereo playback with an old Aiwa shelf type stereo system that was just sitting in the closet. And my TV is a Sony Bravia with 3 HDMI inputs. This Aiwa is connected thru RCA audio and the sound is much better than the external Sony TV but I want some separation of sounds.

I am in a very rural area and limited to Walmart for my shopping. They have a Sony DTR-DH540 and a Pioneer VSX-522K that I am looking at. Most important to me, even more important than sound, is that my Directv HR22 receiver and my Apple TV work when connected, by HDMI, to the av receiver. I want to make sure the Directv will still be capable of recording.

Any advice would be most welcome.
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My cronies will give you good ideas on what to choose from.
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agree, your not going to get much of a sound system at walmart. thers some pretty smokin deals on ebay for receivers, then buy your speakers separate. do it right the first time and youll save money in the long run.
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I have a new receiver. It's a Pioneer vsx-43 Elite series and I am using a 5.1 setup. My DTV and Apple TV work well with it and the sound is awesome. Thanks for all advice.
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