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  1. Pezerinno

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    For best quality what cables do I need and how do I connect them up?

    Sharp Aquos LC37GA4E LCD TV
    Thomson DHD-4000 freeview PVR
    Toshiba 340E DVD player
    Logitech 5.1 Z-5500 speakers

    Thanks.
     
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    Hi Nick,
    From what you've described:
    Thomson > TV = Scart
    DVD Player > TV = Component cable if possible or Scart if not.

    Speakers I'm not so sure about. If you have two Optical inputs on the controller then optical from DVD and Thomson. If not you may be able to get an optical splitter.

    With those speakers I reckon it could be the best way.
     
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    Is there a website which explains the different types of connection as I always though scart was the best but you put component before scart on the DVD player to TV.

    The logitech Z5500 will be connected to my pc (this will be my bedroom setup) but they can be connected to 6 devices simultaneously. I haven't got the speakers yet buy on logitechs website is states it can be connected to pc/mac, DVD player, CD, MP3, XBOX, playstation but requires an optical cable sold seperately. So I assume I could get two 'optical cables' and attatch one to the pvr and the other to DVD.

    Thanks for your reply.
     
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    If that's right about the six devices on the speakers then yes, optical would be the way to go.
    There are some 'sticky' posts at the top of this forum which should tell you what you need to know.
    Cheers.
     
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    No idea why I didn't look at the stickies first! Makes much more sense now. What cables would you recommend me buying? I don't mind spending a little extra for the quality gain.

    Bt the way do you think my system will perform ok? It's just for the bedroom/study area so haven't got the room to get a proper setup. I hope it will be good for movies etc.

    Thanks, Nick.
     
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    Oh another thing I forgot - what about aerial leads? Do I just need one going from the aerial to the freeview tuner/PVR or more? Also where is a good place to get quality arial leads?
     
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    www.tvcables.co.uk (if you need a long one 5m+ get some CT100 and some ends......from maplin/B&Q)
     
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    Should I be looking at any ones in particular?
     
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    good quaility but dont go overboard.......
     
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    I'm still not sure how many I need. Is it just one aerial from socket to PVR then PVR to TV via scart and DVD to tv via RGB component. Do I need to connect the DVD player to the PVR? via scart? then theres the optical cables...
     
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    jeez nick sounds like you need real help mate........
    RF aerial from antenna to FV PVR
    FV PVR to Sharp tuner box http://www.tvcables.co.uk/cgi-bin/tvcables/PGV8921.html
    DVD>component http://www.tvcables.co.uk/cgi-bin/tvcables/PGV332.html
    PVR>RGB scart http://www.tvcables.co.uk/cgi-bin/tvcables/PGV7392.html
    optical from DVD to sound system http://www.tvcables.co.uk/cgi-bin/tvcables/TS002.html
    Sharp analogue audio outs to speakers http://www.tvcables.co.uk/cgi-bin/tvcables/PH002.html
    FV audio (digital if possible (optical or caox http://www.tvcables.co.uk/cgi-bin/tvcables/PH301.html )
     
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    Now thats what I was looking for!

    Does quality decrease as cable length increases? Not sure how long I'll need the cables and if I change my room plan ever the longer cable could come in handy.
     
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    up to 5m should be fine (costs more money tho)
     
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    What is better - optical or coax for digital audio? Also I won't be using the Sharps speakers (they'll be removed) so I don't need stereo phono cables right?
     
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    stereo phono are for sound from Sharp tuner (if you dont ever intend to use this then no you wont need them), I prefer digital coax for DVD (so much only has optical outs only PS2, XBOX, SKy+) save the optical ins and use coax for DVD.
     

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