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Receiver Questions

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by beng, Aug 13, 2003.

  1. beng

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    Hi Guys,

    Please forgive me in advance for some of the newbie questions; I'm sure you get bored of being asked them!

    Last year I bought myself a nice big 42inch Hitachi rear projection TV. And of course I love it to pieces. Whilst it carries movies well in either dts or dd 5.1, it doesn't really have the oomph that I'd expect to be delivered by a separate receiver / speaker combo. So, I'm thinking about heading in to Richer to pick up a marantz receiver and the sony sub sat package.

    My questions are:

    - What are the main differences between an amp and a receiver?
    - Do they accept scart imputs? - so would I be hooking up my dvd player / xbox / video / cd player to the receiver rather than the tv?

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks for your time.

    Ben
     
  2. Ed Selley

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    Amps generally do without in built radios, receivers carry them. Scart inputs are almost never carried and certainly not on any sensible sub £1000 unit. You'll get composite, S-VHS and possibly component. Your X Box and DVD player should connect but your video (unless it is an SVHS) unit will not.
    Oh- and the Sony package? Make sure you keep the box and receipt for the two days in when you want something better...
     
  3. beng

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    Cheers for that.

    I will try to get a demo first. Most likely though that until I get my own defined space, the missus will only put up with a cute sub sat package!

    Don't talk to me about kef eggs :)
     
  4. menalaus

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    Hi, check out villaceltics current thread 'video switching...' for the pros and cons of routing the video signal through the amp/receiver.
     

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