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Hi-- need help with reciever vs switch please !

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by spid77, Jul 9, 2005.

  1. spid77


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    Hi friends,

    I recently purchased a 42 inch samsung plasma. I am in the process of a wall mounting. I am having this Audio Visual Store down the street do the mounting for me. Today they came and pulled the cables. ANywho, here is my problem-

    I made this quick pic of what I would like to accomplish -


    I havent shown this pic to the AV company yet. I have however discussed with them my systems set up. THe guy at the store is told me that this is what I would need. ( his website too.) -


    When he was mentioning this piece of equipment to me, he kept on commenting about all of the sound/ audio features.

    Now here's the thing- I am totally happy with the sound comming out of the televison speakers. As a matter of fact the idea of filling my living room up with stero equipment kind dosen't really agree with me. As you can hopefully tell by the previous pic / diagram of my final setup, the only thing I really care about is being able to hook up all of my equipment ( video game 1, video game 2, DVD, TIVO, Computer, and hi def cable boxes) to my TV. All of that being said...wouldnt this meet my needs better ? >>>


    I have a suspician that the sales guy is just trying to sell me his reciever. BUt Im not sure. Either way, I cant see anyway possible for his reciever to meet my needs...it only has two component inputs...right ?

    What do you all think ? Thanks so much for any advice.


    Mike In Jersey

    PS- In the diagram / pic I have a computer hooked up to the tv. I have pulled a seperate RGB cable for it, so the component dosent really come into play.

    PSS- My tv has two component, 1 svideo ( which i would prefer not to use), and the dhmi cable ( which I also ran)>
  2. Cable Monkey

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    Correct link.

    I went with an amp, but I didn't want to fill my room with boxes and game consoles! You need to determine how your various bits of equipment output their signals then find a way to compromise between direct connection to the tv and bits through the switcher. Consider HDMI connections direct, component via a switcher etc.

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