Hey all!!!! Ok first off, I've been a head-fi memeber for a long time and I know that asking my question can lead to vastly different opinions and some VERY expensive ones. But in the realm of dedicated source gear, I'm all noob. Here's my dilema:
I just moved to a new apartment. I have the following setup. Hi-def tv, Blu-Ray, Tivo HD (Series 4), and an iPod. The only receiver I have is an older (but high end) Dennon receiver. Problem is it only accepts analog input and only the Tivo has analog output for an audio signal. Everything else is digital or HDMI. So, I can only get my Tivo to run thru my stereo set up at the moment.
QUESTION - Am I missing some small piece of equipment that can make the rest of my stuff work with the older Dennon or is the older Dennon ready to be relegated to the basement storage? If it is ready to buy a new one, recommendations on what I should get. The only kicker is that I have a smallish place. I don't need mega watt receiver to power 20 speakers or turn my place into a disco palace. I have a brand new set of Warfdale bookshelf speakers, a set of Orbs and a set of Boston Accoustic book shelf speakers. What are some simple or cheap-ish solutions to help get me a unified stereo system that plays nicely with my tv, Tivo, blu-ray and iPod? What should I be looking for in a new receiver to make this all work?
Or does anyone have any thoughts on a cable or method of setting all this up that I am missing that doesn't require new equipment?
Thanks in advance and please be gentle to me and my 401k!!!!!