Full disclosure, I'm very uneducated in home theater, but not uncommon with the terms and understanding, if that makes sense. So I know there is tons I don't know about. I just wanted to get your thoughts on if I'm hindering myself or wasting time with old products.
Right now I have a PS4 and Apple TV 4K. Both are running through my pioneer elite receiver VSX-92TXH. That is sending the sound to two Paradigm titan monitor v.5's and a Paradigm center speaker. I've had the receiver and speakers for over a decade at least. Recently I was staying at a house with a Sonos playbar and it sounded ridiculously good. Not that my system sounds bad, but it seemed a lot worse than just that simple sound bar.
1. Is my stuff just outdated?
2. Maybe my sound settings are terrible? (it does have a mic to auto set up the receiver)
My most important question:
3. Am I hindering the video quality of the Apple TV 4K or PS4 by running it through the processing of the receiver instead of straight to the tv?
Thanks for any thoughts you can share!