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Connections to the Screen

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Mr_Wistles, Mar 24, 2004.

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    Hello all. I am going to be getting the PW6 and have a Denon 3805 on order. I just have one question about the connections.

    I see that the denon 3805 has component in. My question is from the dvd player do I plug the component from my Denon 2900 into the 3805 and then from there into the PW6 ?.

    Thanks for taking the time to look.

    Russ
     
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    Only if you have more than one component source. The norm is to use a JS RGB to component converter for your set top box, and use the amp to switch between the 2. There is of course a theoretical loss of quality in doing it like that, but personally I would like to meet someone who can actually tell which method is being used, even with 2 identical screens side by side.
     
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    Right so the connections I should use as only a dvd player is going to be connected is.

    DVD to screen via component

    Optical to Amp.

    Is that it ?
     
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    Yes, digital coax is probably preferred to optical, but we are again niggling. More to do with reliability of the cable, and it's ability to stand being scrunched up in a shelf behind the amp.
     
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    Excellent, thanks a lot.
     
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    The leads I have decided to buy are as follows: -

    QED Signature - Component
    QED Signature - Digital Coaxial
    QED Qontour - Subwoofer
    20M - QED Silver Anniversary Speaker wire.

    All of that is coming to £385.98 from hificables.co.uk.

    Do you think this is a good choice and a good price ?

    Can you recommend somewhere else ? or different cables ?

    Thanks

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    Fine choice, is 20m speaker cable enough, I usually use about 35m in an average 5.1 install. It's not my place to comment on the price, it looks fair, I'm not offering to beat it.
     
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    I thought I was winging it on 20m and that is for 7.1. I had better increase it.
     
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    With any ambition not to trip over the cables you'll be wanting 50m in an average room. &.1 works best in long rooms, which leads to even longer runs. I do 7.1 for folks with projectors often, then the kit is at the rear somewhere, and as 4 of the 7 speakers are at the rear-ish, this leads to shorter runs on average. In a 6x4m room, we'd use probably 60m
     
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    To be honest I am not hundred 100% sure on the size of the room. We are moving to a new house and one of the bedrooms is going to be a cinema room, have to wait and see before I actually buy it.
     

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