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Okay, I am officially obsolete in terms of understanding what's being offered these days in home entertainment systems. I got my start with Marantz and Technics and other names no one here is old enough to remember. Reel to reel tape was the epitome of high fidelity reproduction, and video was laid down on 1" magnetic tape. Later I upgraded to 4 track, then 8 track tape, then on to cassettes and the magic of Dolby. Since then I've fallen a bit behind the curve...

My last purchase was a perfectly excellent receiver made by Technics (Panasonic) to match my turntable and cassette player. Both of the latter have since died, but the receiver is still going strong, so when my favorite lady suffered a terminal stereo receiver event at her house, I quite chivalrously offered my receiver as a replacement. The shameless hussy took me up on the offer, so I now have a TV and a DVD player left, and the TV isn't much good. It's time to build a new system from the ground up, starting with a decent receiver. I found a reasonably priced one at Walmart, an Onkyo HT-RC560 7.2 channel Network A/V Receiver that I think is a good platform on which to build my next, and possibly last entertainment system, but I have no idea what most of its features do for me.

Can someone point me to a tutorial about current tech so that I can at least read and understand the specs?
Will Rogers never met me.

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