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Are you looking to do 5.1 eventually for movies/games?

Alright. I think I found the receiver I'm going to go with. Should be decent as a starter for now. It's a Yamaha HTR-3061. A guy on my local ads is asking $80 for it. Hopefully this one follows through. biggrin.gif

Only thing it doesn't do is decode HD Audio, but since I don't watch Blu Rays that shouldn't be an issue. Even plays audio through HDMI, so I can't complain for the price.

http://usa.yamaha.com/products/audio-visual/av-receivers-amps/htr/htr-3063_black__u/?mode=model
post #32 of 34
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Finally picked up a Yamaha HTR-3063 receiver last night. Grabbed it for $80 and it looks brand new. Came with everything including the remote.

I hooked it up from 3.5mm(PC) to RCA(Receiver) temporarily and I seem to be getting alot of background noise. Much more than with my old Panasonic PT750 Receiver.

I had plugged it into a surge protector this time around and thought that was the issue, but just plugged directly into the wall and the sound background interference is still present.

Any idea what it could be?
Edited by BabylonDown - 3/25/14 at 11:05am
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Use HDMI, or opictal if HDMI gives you trouble. You're using your onboard DAC right now.
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post #34 of 34
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Use HDMI, or opictal if HDMI gives you trouble. You're using your onboard DAC right now.

Ya. Im heading to the store tomorrow to pick up an HDMI cable.

It's wierd because the noise interference is intermittent. Sometimes it shows up and then it will go away on a whim. When I play with the 3.5 jack in the port it makes alot of noise and will pop fiercely when I remove it or put it in.

I'm picking up a Polk CSI3 Center Channel speaker on Thursday and will likely purchase some RTI4's this week and send the Monitor 30's to the rear. Still need to find a sub as I am definitely missing that low end since my Panasonic passive sub from my old receiver won't work with the Yamaha AVR.

Getting excited to play some 5.1 surround in game!
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