Just to confirm what I think would work in setting up the stereo receiver, since the 8020 only has analog inputs, is run all my devices without analog outputs (FireTV, game system, BD player) to my TV via HDMI, then run the digital audio out of my TV to a DAC to the TV input on the 8020. Then all my components would run audio through my speakers, correct?
I am a longtime audiophile (from a listening perspective), but am just now financially able to start piecing together my audio system. I am trying to decide whether to set my home system up with a Onkyo TX-8020 or a Onkyo TX-NR747. I listen to more music than movies, but am still somewhat of a movie buff and can't rule out a desire for surround sound in the future. I don't want to waste money now just to upgrade (if needed for surround) to an AV in the future. However, I value quality sound above all else. Assuming I never set up surround sound, any advice on which to go with? I have read that AV receivers, specifically in the Onkyo TX-NR747 line, don't play music as well OR run a stereo set up as well as a dedicated component. However, the 747 seems to have higher rated W/Ch than the 8020, so I thought it MAY pack enough punch. Would the 747 be just as powerful for a stereo set up?