the ONLY REAL REASON for and HDMI receiver, and using its HDMI connections, is for hi-def AUDIO. Otherwise, just run the HDMI direct to TV.
What am implying?
That an HDMI receiver is complete waste of money if you buy crap speakers. I rather see you get a used $100 receiver, and throw the rest of that extra $300-400 into speakers.
YES, IT WILL ACTUALLY SOUND BETTER THAN YOUR IDEA... ! A LOT BETTER, even without hi-def audio, just legacy DD and DTS on nicer speakers will always blow away hi-def on crap speakers.
I want a startup home theater system and I am decided on the onkyo receiver because of its hdmi inputs. However while researching for speakers I find that the ones I like are not within my budget.
I came across Samsung HT-X50 home theater with 5 disc dvd/cd changer(I assume this is a receiver&dvd player??).This samsung model has no hdmi inputs. Only one output.
It costs 199$ at CC. Can I use these speakers to connect to the onkyo
receiver and then the 5 disc dvd/cd player into one of the onkyos' HDMI inputs.? Will that work.?