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TV Sound from Nicam Stereo and Sky Digital

Discussion in 'TVs' started by TonyLowrey, Oct 16, 2004.

  1. TonyLowrey

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    I currently have an old Sony KV28WS2U with Nicam and Dolby ProLogic surround sound with analogue, Ski Digital RGB, DVD RGB (RGB Shares scart with digibox) and VCR SVideo. I want to upgrade to a new Widescreen TV and possibly DVD or HD recoder.

    I have had a look at the Sony TVs and they no longer offer Dolby proLogic surround (Virtual Dolby only). I want good surround sound on the new box.

    Do I have to get a Dolby 5.1 AV sound system or should I buy another manufacturers ProLogic TV to get surround sound.

    Do the Sony TVs output any Dolby sound signal so I can use an AV system?

    I need some ideas about what to plug into what. Can anyone help or point me to a good site for newbies?

    Tony
     
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    It's fairly simple to break down. The reason that surround sound TV's are rare nowadays is that it gives more choice.

    Home Cinema systems are dirt cheap. And to clarify, a Home Cinema is a DVD/RDS Radio system with at least 5.1 surround sound. Once DVD's became mainstream, and the Dolby Digital Decoder was as such introduced (Dolby Digital > Dolby Prologic), Home Cinema's turned up. The seperates alternative was to have a DVD player with the decoder inbuilt (used to be £200 upwards) and an amplifier along with the speakers.

    Sony's range of Home Cinema sets (to keep things relative the brand you're used to) go from just below £200 up to around £700. There's a model above that which used to retail even higher, but it's a waste of space really, so I'll ignore it.

    So basically, with such a cheap solution for your DVD/Hi-Fi/Surround Sound needs (the DVD drives plays CD/CD-R/MP3 CD/SACD... the now familiar standards, but I'll only get into those if you ask me to) you do a sort of mix and match.

    Find a TV with a great tube, then get a Home Cinema system. Most of them only require a Scart to connect and will send TV Sound back down that cable when you set the Home Cinema for that function.

    A more expensive Home Cinema will generally offer more speaker power (and build quality) along with some slightly better playback. It's a big market in itself, and will depend a lot on your budget.

    If you want more TV info, just ask.
     
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    Hi,
    you said:

    Find a TV with a great tube, then get a Home Cinema system. Most of them only require a Scart to connect and will send TV Sound back down that cable when you set the Home Cinema for that function.

    I was thinking of a Sony 28HX15. Can you expand on your comment about send the sound back down the scart cable?

    Regards, Tony
     

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