Best AV receiver for XBox One

It seems with so much entertainment functionality, I won't need all the bells and whistles on my AV Receiver. Fine by me. I completely agree with the opinion that they're useless anyway: http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33199_7-57576681-221/how-to-save-the-av-receiver/

Let's assume I'll use my Xbox One for all the music, movies, and gaming in the house. The only other thing I'll need is the cable-box which can connect through. Will the cable box work with XboxOne off? That is, will the HDMI be a pass-through by default? And what about that surround 7.1 - is that coming out of the SPDIF? Will I need to ensure that I can decode that, or will a 5.1 suffice?

 

thanks,

matt

 

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 39 Applies to:

They are far from useless. Can they be streamlined, for sure. I am old school. I like my house to rattle when I am watching a movie, playing a game, or listening to music. There is no substitute to a good Amp or a receiver.

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What are you planning on hooking your X1 to, the tv?

My apologies. "Useless" was a bad word choice. Clearly I need an amplifier, and yes, I will be connecting to a video display. I just don't want all the other adjustments that come with an AV receiver (rather, I don't mind the adjustments but other in the home can never make sense of it).

So, my questions still stand?

1. Will the HDMI be a pass-through when the x1 is off?

2. Is 7.1 spdif  input simply routed down to 5.1 if not understood by the AV receiver?

1.Yes

2. Optical out is capable of 5.1 and 7.1.

3. Please define video display. Where is your audio source, separate speakers connected to a receiver or built into your display?

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They are far from useless. Can they be streamlined, for sure. I am old school. I like my house to rattle when I am watching a movie, playing a game, or listening to music. There is no substitute to a good Amp or a receiver.

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What are you planning on hooking your X1 to, the tv?

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Glad you said it!

I will second that for sure ,,wouldn't trade my Denon for anything

I guess by video display, I mean either a TV or computer monitor with a HDMI input. But, what's best for the xb1

if I'm always decoding the audio with an AV receiver&amp?, can I just use a big monitor? I suppose it better be able to handle the transients. I was thinking it'd be great to just leave it on all the time...like a computer monitor.

I see now why this is not much of a debate. The prices for monitors is triple the price of TVs. So, I should just get the big TV even if it's got speakers that I'll never use.

Any ideas on a TV that will go into low-energy stand-by when not receiving a signal? You know, like how a computer monitor will turn off the backlight, etc.

Dude...google is your friend. Learn to use it. Plenty of review sites out there. Go to your local stores and look at different tv's. What I think is good may not be for you.

1)  The only other thing I'll need is the cable-box which can connect through. Will the cable box work with XboxOne off?

Yes

2) And what about that surround 7.1 - is that coming out of the SPDIF

Yes

3) Will I need to ensure that I can decode that, or will a 5.1 suffice

Yes

Alright then. Thanks for the advice. I will try this google you speak of.

All questions are answered. Back to your polls.

I'm just excited about reinventing my home theater with a new brain...trying to understand all the ins and outs.