Now I am upgrading from a old a** Sony STR-DE597 and it did it job for years. 15 at least I believe. Here are the specs:
•Home theater - 6.1-channel receiver with 100 watts per channel; measures 16.9 x 6.25 x 12.25 inches (W x H x D)
•Digital Cinema Sound system produces audio comparable to Hollywood soundstage
•For three-dimensional sound - 32 bit processing
•Analog audio, optical digital, coaxial digital, composite video, component video (2 inputs, 1 output), composite monitor, and a headphone jack
•Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES, DTS Neo:6, and Pro Logic II processing
I been want to upgrade for quite sometime, since I bought my first Blu-ray player on woot. The Memorex MVBD2510 in Nov 08. Of course that has been collecting dust for years. But anyway I only been using this receiver for audio only, since in my main room I only use a Mediacenter box and blu-ray player.
So should I worry about speaker calibration with no mic or no network capabilities with this entry level receiver?