What do I need to buy to set up a decent DTS/Dolby Digital/Pro Logic II home cinema??

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  1. INS_tha_rebel

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    I'm looking to invest in a home cinema system for DVDs. I want to be able to play full DTS/Dolby Digital etc and I'm wondering what speaker set upand cables I should invest in?

    I can probably spend £500 odd.

    Thanks guys and sorry for being clueless
     
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    Also my dvd player (Panasonic DMR-E55) has component video but my tv doesn't. I've seen recievers with s-video and component connections so does this mean I can go component from dvd to reciever so I can watch on my tv?
     
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    answering your second question, on lower priced amps such as yamaha 650 etc you rarely get video upconversion, ie if you put s video in the amp, it is simply passed through to the s video output, and not through the composite or component outputs.

    On higher priced amps such as yamaha 750 upwards (i think) they upconvert composite>s video>component and vice versa.

    Even if the amp you got could change component to s video, you'd be better off, most of the time, using a high quality scart instead, as RGB is, on most screens, better than s video (and standard component is only slightly better than RGB)
     

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