7.1 : most manufacturers going away from

shaak1943

shaak1943

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Several years ago I purchased a 7.1 110watt per channel receiver from BB with the protection plan. A couple of months ago the receiver crapped out. BB had to send it to their repair center to determine if it was indeed DOA in order for me to get a new receiver. In the mean time I did some research on the current models available to make sure I would get one with comparable features/power. BB finally called me and said that the receiver was indeed dead and to come into the store to pick out a new receiver. I went in and was taken back to the AV dept lead who looked at a print out of what I had and said "I see that you had a 7.1 surround sound receiver."
"Yes." I said.
"Well, did you actually use the 7.1 surround sound?"
"Yes. I have 2 sets of back speakers." I replied
"Oh," says the BB guy "7.1 surround sound receivers are going to be hard to find... Most manufacturers are going back to the 6.1/5.1 surround schemes."
The look of incredulity I had on my face must have convinced him that I knew better; I had a print out of features for some of the newer 7.1 receivers carried by BB and told him which receiver matched the one I had.

FYI - do your homework before you go to buy
 
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ir0nw0lf

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Good to hear you saw through the smokescreen that person put out. My personal mantra is this: do not believe anything a salesperson tells you without finding out yourself. No offense to any of you in the retail biz...
 
dantheman77

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Good to hear you saw through the smokescreen that person put out. My personal mantra is this: do not believe anything a salesperson tells you without finding out yourself. No offense to any of you in the retail biz...

i am in sales, not retail, and i could not agree with you more!
 
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Dante1972

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Best Buy staff are not the best. You got to watch out for them.
 

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