All in one with HDMI switching

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  1. fizl

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    Hi everyone

    I'm shortly going to get the Sony 32V2000 (with its stingy 1 HDMI slot) pending a price match!!

    What I'm looking for is a budget all in one system (without DVD) that will have HDMI switching as I'll be getting a PS3 in the future.

    My budget is about £400 - any ideas please? I was looking at the Yamaha AV59 system before I decided on my TV, but now I think I need something that will offer me switching.

    Am a novice when it comes to AV gear, so any advice will be helpful

    Shaz
     
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    Not sure if there are any all-in-ones that offers switching on HDMI, component certainly e.g. NAD.

    HDMI is still relatively unusual (although obviously the way forward).

    Have a look at the Samsung website as I vaguely recall something there.

    Good Luck and let us know how you get on on your quest :thumbsup:

    Shye
     
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    Should meet the requirements perfectly. :thumbsup:

    The HT-SS1000 has shelf surround speakers, whilst the HT-SF1000 has floor standing ones.

    Fitted in nicely with my other Sony stuff. :clap:
     
  5. fizl

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    I have (or will have hopefully) 3 pieces of equipment that I think will be best supported using HDMI - DVD player, PS3 (when it comes out) and Sky HD. Would wither of these suit my connectivity issues? I'm not interested in an integrated dvd player with the system

    Shaz
     
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    psikey - can you describe how you have it set-up then? I have a dvd player and sky+ to go through it, plus I have a plasma with 1 HDMI input.

    I've been looking for a while now and originally was gonna go for an all-singing all-dancing separates system e.g. Denon/Kef. However, I suddenly thought, I don't live in the Albert Hall and maybe a system like this would be more than sufficient - so do you really rate the system/sound?

    Also, I have a Viera stand so need a slim amp. Looks are everything to me:D
     
  7. psikey

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    I think it is very slim and looks ace.

    The HDMI connections look to be pure pass through of audio/video to the TV. To get the benefit of the surround amp from sound you still need to connect an additional audio cable.

    If you fed two hdmi connectors into the amp and the single hdmi to the TV the amp will act like an HDMI switch box where you select DVD or Video 2.

    The amp can effectively take in 4 distinct audio sources (but only 3 digital source) and provide an analogue radio tuner.

    Video1 input can be L/R analogue (presume only support for Dolby ProLogic)
    Video2 input can be L/R analogue or Digital Optical
    DVD is Digital Audio Coaxial
    SA-CD/CD can be L/R analogue or Digital Optical

    My connections:

    • Sky+ box connected to the unit via optical cable (SA-CD/CD INPUT),
    • DVD player via digital coaxial (DVD INPUT)
    • The BRAVIA TV and everything going into my TV as L/R analogue including feed for my HTPC (VIDEO1 INPUT)
    • And will have the PS3 via HMDI for video and digital optical (VIDEO2 INPUT).


    Just to clarify, there are 5 selectable sources: VIDEO1 - VIDEO2 - DVD - SACD - TUNER. The HDMI video component are label DVD IN - VIDEO2 IN.

    Regarding sound, I have little to compare to as its my first digital surround. Light years ahead of the built-in LCD sound system, better than my old CRT TV with 5 speaker system. Comparable to the cinema to my ears. Volume at 45-55 for nomal TV is fine and 55-65 for loud DVD playback (70max) below 30 setting seems a waste of volume control to me with operating range effectively being 40 - 70 setting. In my room 70 setting is loo loud for comfort.

    Hope above is clear :(
     
  8. seasider2

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    Thanks psikey.

    Do you think HDMI DVD through the AMP HDMI INPUT (switcher) to TV is better/same quality as RGB scart to TV? As the HDMI is not upscaling is there any real benefit apart from convenience from better cabling?
     
  9. psikey

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    Assuming your DVD is not upscaling, you are still getting a digital to digital connection going HDMI to HDMI which is better than analogue to digital conversion via SCART. The HDMI should be better depending on capabilities of your DVD player. If your DVD player supports progressive scan you won't get this over RGB scart where you will with HDMI.

    PS. Better is also subjective. Technically it is better but whether you notice the difference??
     
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    HTSS100 for £235???????? Please tell me where you purchased it from!

    Thanks
     
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    This is a two year old thread you've dragged up, so I doubt its either still in stock or still the same price!!
     
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    For something more up to date you could take a look at the new LG HB354BS 2.1 bluray system. I think it's retailing for around £400.:thumbsup:

    Hope this helps.
     
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    He's mixing up the HTSS100 and the HTSS1000 I suspect. I nearly did the same until I read through the thread. :)
     

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