I want a home theater. Blu-ray, 5.1ch. Mostly I want to be able to crank 5.1ch from Freeview (when available), from Blu-rays and DVDs.
My question is this: Why do people encourage I buy a Receiver? As far as I can tell, for most people, the TV can act as the reciever. I would expect to plug my TiVo, BluRay, Games Device and Laptop all into the TV. The TV then outputs 5.1ch to the Bluray (presumably). Ipods etc can be plugged directly into the Blueray.
As far as I can tell I only need the Blueray type system and not the whole Receiver type system? The best analogy I can come up with is Point and Shoot camera vs DSLR. Both do the same job, SLR does it better for more money. Is this right? I dont need to crank a million watts, I just want to hear even noise all around me.
Any thoughts would be choice!