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Its currently the shell shocker on newegg:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882115238

Pros? Cons? I'm really pretty clueless here so details would be appreciated. Never really bought any real Home theater gear.
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It'll have "Good enough sound" but it is also dependent on the speakers you buy and the subwoofer. Make sure to get a powered subwoofer if it allows you to.

One thing that is bothering me is the fact that I don't see DTS-HD compliant listed yet it's HDMI 1.4. Usually when a receiver has HDMI inputs it allows for DTS-HD through the HDMI port... Regular DTS is usually obtained through Optical Audio or Composite inputs...

Edit: I read this:
"it has four HDMI inputs and one output (1080p compatible) to provide high quality video signal to enable the reproduction of your satellite TV sources, DVD or other audio terminals."
Which implies that the receiver does not accept audio through the HDMI inputs... which seems implausible...

Edit #2: It doesn't even list Standard Dolby Digital 5.1... this receiver is fail from what I can see. Pro Logic is so old

Honestly, it's better to just go out and buy a HTIB and be done with it.
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It'll have "Good enough sound" but it is also dependent on the speakers you buy and the subwoofer. Make sure to get a powered subwoofer if it allows you to.

One thing that is bothering me is the fact that I don't see DTS-HD compliant listed yet it's HDMI 1.4. Usually when a receiver has HDMI inputs it allows for DTS-HD through the HDMI port... Regular DTS is usually obtained through Optical Audio or Composite inputs...

Edit: I read this:
"it has four HDMI inputs and one output (1080p compatible) to provide high quality video signal to enable the reproduction of your satellite TV sources, DVD or other audio terminals."
Which implies that the receiver does not accept audio through the HDMI inputs... which seems implausible...

Edit #2: It doesn't even list Standard Dolby Digital 5.1... this receiver is fail from what I can see. Pro Logic is so old

Honestly, it's better to just go out and buy a HTIB and be done with it.
Wow thanks a ton for the input, I don't know much about receivers but DTS and DD passthrough are definitely wanted for my future setup. Thanks for clearing that up and potentially saving me some money!
Btw what is HTIB?
    
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Sony makes some pretty decent HTIB's but warning these boxed systems usually only come with 30" wires for the rear speakers so if you need longer you'll have to buy the wires separately. They do sell Wireless Rear speakers in some bundles.
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Ah that makes sense. Definitely gonna need more than 30" of wire lol
    
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Watch out for a HTiB. This is the kind of speaker you may get, I do not remember if it was the onkyo 5100 or 5300 htib (it came with the 560 receiver). This is the kind of surrounds you are looking at with just about all of them.. You should grab that newegg deal up now for that 5.1 system.
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