Ok What is the best way out to setup the home theater - MINUS the speakers.
Parameters are as follows...
at least 80W Ch. 5 channels - CLEAN power at FULL output
manages to decode DD and DTS
manages 2 Ch. devices -(Tuner,TV,CD,2-Aux)
cost not to exceed $1000 - remember no speakers yet
$$ amounts are pertain to the Used gear market
do you go with a receiver that does it all or do you go with a 5 ch amp (powered sub NOT included) and a preamp/Digital Decoder?
What brands and models would you go with?