My home theater set up is currently being powered by a harman kardon av147 http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/it...ails/538398896 . One of the channels recently stopped working and I really don't see that this thing is worth fixing for what it would probably cost. The only thing that I have hooked up to it other then my tv is a ps3.
I recently was reading that for the best picture I should have my tv hooked directly to the ps3 (which I do) and the audio w/ another cable. Optical maybe?
I'd like to replace my cheap av147 w/ a nice used receiver. Units that don't have hdmi are going really cheap and I can get a much nicer receiver then I currently have for well under $200.
So my real question here is. Do I really need hdmi for what I am doing or can I safely go another route w/out compromising picture or sound?
Thanks for the help, Mike.