Newbie wants info

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by spark, Jun 19, 2002.

  1. spark

    spark
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Can anyone help me,

    I'm looking for a home cinema set up with mp3 playback and multiregion capability on a budget, but I'm not really sure where to start.

    I curently have a hifi separates system, with a standard non surround amp and a pair of pretty good mordaunt short speakers, along with a Hitachi Nicam stereo TV.

    I've been looking at the DVD players with built in Dolby Digital decoding - do I still need a separate amp with these? Would I be able to route them through my current stuff instead of my existing CD player add a couple of satellite speakers to start me off and then add more later?

    Or am I better keeping that all separate and buying a whole package? I've been looking at the Samsung DVD-M405/SP.

    Can anyone recommend anything to me?
     
  2. Nike

    Nike
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2001
    Messages:
    667
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    bournemouth, UK.
    Ratings:
    +20
    Hi,
    If you want to keep your existing set-up, A Yamaha DSP-E800 would be ideal.

    It contains a DPL/DD/DTS processor and amplification for centre & 2x rear speakers (use existing 2ch amp/speakers for front L/R)
    Connect your DVD player with a digital lead & you're away!

    I've had one for over a year now, I wanted surround for movies without compromising my 2 channel set-up.
     
  3. Reiner

    Reiner
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2000
    Messages:
    3,316
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    61
    Location:
    Germany
    Ratings:
    +13
    I've been looking at the DVD players with built in Dolby Digital decoding - do I still need a separate amp with these?

    If you want surround sound, yes. For stereo this is however sufficient.

    If you buy a new (AV) amp or the add-on processor suggested by Nike you will have DD and DTS decoder in that amp so the decoder in the player becomes redundant. Means you can also buy a player without decoder. (Those still support stereo, too.)


    On a more technical note: all DVD players have a Dolby Digital decoder built in to support a downmix to stereo or DPL, so "internal decoder" should actually be called 5.1 or 6-Channel (analog) output ...
     

Share This Page

Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice