Two channels hooked up on a receiver yield what? Just two channels (stereo) that's what.
Rather than everyone trying to do surround sound, two nice channels through pleasing speakers is very nice.
Ok, I've got a Sony 720p 32" LCD and a PS3. I get my TV over the air. I'd like a great stereo to listen to movies, games and music through. I don't really need or want 5.1 or 7.1, my room is just too small and I don't want to deal with wires.
I tried going with an amp (Yamaha V663) and just two speakers route (Klipsch VB-15). Sounded great, but was REALLY hard to use. Different modes and inputs, movies would be in stereo but games kept trying to come through in 5.1... It was awful.
I need to be able to run optical in, and thats it. Two speakers and a woofer probably tops. Needs to be easy to use. I don't really have any reason for HDMI, unless it sounds better than optical. Any suggestions? I've heard the Sony CT-100 and I'm not a big fan. Ditto for the Yamaha YAS stuff. Simulated surround sound is not needed, just great sound and decent volume.
Main use is for Blu-Rays, but I'd like a system that would be worthy streaming my music too...
Thanks for the suggestions in advance!