Simplify; say I. :-)
@erik_squires - I know where you are coming from :-)
I had a HT surround system and found it too complex
We have just moved, so I took the opportunity to check out a different approach.
I ended up with...
- VMedia TV Box for streaming TV content, Netflix, Internet Radio, Music services
- Apple TV 2 - movie rentals
- a Bluesound Powernode2
- powered sub
I no longer have DVD player because I now stream all my movies
- a second system (basement) has a DVD player if I should need it.
Gone are the centre/surround speakers - the Bluesound does a pretty good job of emulating surround from 2 channels and a great job of replacing the center channel speaker
I kept the powered sub because I like the LFE’s
The bluesound has a built-in 50 watt/channel class D amp which is enough to drive my Tannoy Fusion 4’s L/R speakers
It’s so simple even my wife can figure it out :-)