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Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by ash, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. ash

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    Don't know much about these all in one systems, but they look space consuming. I currently play DVDs on PS2 :thumbsdow

    But getting a new TV Sammy 46" DLP or Sony 50" 3LCD.
    Need a DVD Player Home Cinema System for it. Needs to play DivX as well.
    Seeing this: http://www.comet.co.uk/comet/html/cache/483_260282.html

    It plays DivX, and good power output.
    I dont know much about these systems so i hope you can answer some of these questions.

    Say I buy one of these systems, can I use the audio out from my TV or Sky+/Sky box to the DVD player, and so the speakers will output the audio? Will I connect it with RCA (red and white cables) to the DVD player right? Do they usually have coaxial in as well? So I can connect my Sky+ for 5.1?

    Also from the link above, does that player have large speakers?
    Also any recomendations?

    Or would a speaker ssytem be better? then I jsut connect my DVD player to taht?

    My limit is £250, looking to spend less preferably. Will spend more if it comes with DVD recorder.
     
  2. ash

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    Some please, there are many experts here :)
     
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    have a search. There's a JVC one mentioned a few threads down. Its about £250 ish with recorder and seems to be pretty good.

    Not sure on Divx playability. However for that money, maybe you could buy a standalong Divx dvd player and plug it in to the optical input??

    Or the Sony 700 which has Divx (again have a look there's a thread comparing the denon to the sony very good)

    It seems a favourite All in one is the denon, there's much about it. Have a looksie!
     
  4. ash

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    Got a question, so I can use the front L and R speakers for audio, and so i dont need to use my TV's audio?
     
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    if you connect your tv th a sound system then you can use the left and right on the system rather than your tv.
     
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    you cant connect tv or sky to dvd for it to output sound. if you buy an all in one system where the dvd is part of the sound system it will give you the 5.1 and leave any optical or co-axial imputs to connect sky etc. to.
     
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    On a similar theme - I am just about to buy an all in one home cinema system:
    JVC
    I have a Sky box BUT NOT a Sky + box. The output connections on the back of the Sky box are:
    VCR Scart
    TV Scart
    RF Out 1
    RF Out 2
    L and R Audio out.
    I have two/three questions:
    Q1 What would be the best options for connecting up to the Home Cinema system for
    1. best sound
    2. without lipsync problems

    Q2 I take it that given there is no coax or optical connection then 5.1 Suround will be unavailable to me. Is this correct?

    Q3 Any other creative solutions apart from upgrading to Sky +?

    Thanks in anticipation
    Robbieroy
     
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    Is the DAV 500 and 700 the same apart form 700 being wireless right?
     
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    Thanks DarrenB, but can anyone be more specific about the best connection set up? The JVC has all inputs/outputs including optical.
    Anyone?
    Thanks
    Robbierroy
     
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    OK mate here goes:

    To connect sky box to home cinema the best you can do is use the L/R phone sockets from the sky box to L/R audio inputs on your all in one.
    That will give you Dolby Pro-Logic, or if the home cinema supports it DTS Neo Surround...
    You shouldnt get lip sync probles with sky feeding into a dolby decoder....

    yup no dolby digital 5.1 only dolby pro-logic

    nothing else really as the sky box outputs only L/R phono for audio...it doesnt have a dolby digital capabilities.

    However, it will still sound good - much better than regular stereo audio thru your tv set.

    hope that helps.
     
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    No, in addition to wireless the DAV700 has two digital inputs so you can connect sky+ and say, a PS2 for dolby digital decoding as well.....
     
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    Thanks DarrenB
    I will give this a go tonight. I appreciate the advice.
    Cheers
    Robbierroy
     

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