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Best A/V & DVD recording setup with Sky+?

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by Sulis, Oct 12, 2004.

  1. Sulis

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    I've finally persuaded the missus that we can do a decent AV setup without it looking tacky or costing the earth. Although we do watch the odd DVD (through the kids' X-box) almost all our telly is Sky+ (movies, Alias, CSI, CeeBeebies, Top Gear and Grand Designs!). What's the most cost-effective system to get a decent picture and sound (and sound for the odd CD as well)?

    My rough plan so far is (doing as much as possible through av-sales):

    Panny PW6 42" (SD) - cheap and simple (OR: Sharp 3700 monitor - haven't seen one in action yet)

    5 x Orb Audio speakers (imported from States) + REL stampede

    Harmony 655 remote

    I'd like a DVD-recorder to dump stuff from the SKY+ to and to act as a decent player. I've heard that it's a lot easier to do that with a HD DVD recorder. If that's right then the Panny E85 or Tosh XS32 look good - any others?

    The main issue is the AV receiver/amp: which is going to make the most out of the SKY+ signal/sound? Do I need to use the JS RGB-VGA box - in which case can I economise on the amp? The Yamaha AX750 and the Denon 2805/3805 look good - do I need the audio delay compensation, though?

    We don't need earth-shattering sound, just precision and clarity (especially in the vocals). Is there anything else that will improve the SKY+ picture (and which doesn't cost a fortune)?

    Sorry there are so many questions - thanks for any help.
     
  2. Neil F Holland

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