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What do i need ?

DUVET

Standard Member
Please help, i'm Finalizing my set up for my new house.

but to be honest i don't have a clue what i need to connect everything.

what i plan to buy is as follows :

Samsung 50'' High Definition IDTV Plasma TV PS50Q7HDX
http://www.pcwb.com/catalogue/item/SAMPLS03

also an all in one home cinema package but do i need a certain type to get a good picture to the tv and i can also attach sky+ too. (what should i be looking for)

sky+

i'm keeping the dvd player and sky approx 3m from the tv.

any help would be great.

thanks.
 

rEVILospud

Well-known Member
RGB Scart lead from Sky+ box to TV
Optical audio lead from Sky+ box to all in one home cinema package - therefore you need to make sure it has an optical input!
Minimum of Component from DVD player to TV, for progressive scan playback (HDMI though if you can, for progressive scan and/or upscaling).
 

davepuma

Distinguished Member
DUVET said:
Please help, i'm Finalizing my set up for my new house.

but to be honest i don't have a clue what i need to connect everything.

what i plan to buy is as follows :

Samsung 50'' High Definition IDTV Plasma TV PS50Q7HDX
http://www.pcwb.com/catalogue/item/SAMPLS03

also an all in one home cinema package but do i need a certain type to get a good picture to the tv and i can also attach sky+ too. (what should i be looking for)

sky+

i'm keeping the dvd player and sky approx 3m from the tv.

any help would be great.

thanks.

For an all-in-one system, everyone seems to recommend one of these but if you're lucky enough to find one in stock, snap it up as they usually disappear for a few weeks: http://www.letsgodigital.co.uk/html/product.php/cid/17/pid/528/panasonic_sc_ht855_eb-s.html

Connect your Sky+ to the display using a good quality SCART lead e.g.:
http://www.audiovisualonline.co.uk/dynamic/eshop_products.set/ref/130/profigold-pgv783-3m-scart-cable/display.html

Connect your all-in-one to the display using a HDMI lead e.g.: http://www.tvcables.co.uk/cgi-bin/tvcables/HDMI-3M.html

Connect your sky+ to your all-in-one using a digital optical cable e.g.: http://www.audiovisualonline.co.uk/dynamic/eshop_products.set/ref/68/profigold-pgd563-optical-cable/display.html

You should be looking for an all-in-one that has HDMI out (ideally upscaling so you could say, connect your Sky+ via S-Video and then only use one HDMI lead from the all-in-one to the TV) and an optical input for your Sky+ so you get dolby digital surround sound. The SCHT855 fits the bill and if you look in the All in one systems forum, you will get plenty of information on it.

The output connections go in order of quality:
HDMI/DVI
Component (red/green/blue - visual only)
SCART (RGB)
S-Video
Composite (yellow/red/white)
 

DUVET

Standard Member
thanks for taking the time to write back to me in detail, i know now everything i need.

If you could do me one last favour, i've been looking for an all in one system that fits the bill for me, and i've cam across this system. does this system do upscaling ? or is it the cables that do it ?


http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/313208/art/pioneer/home-cinema-system-5-1-dc.html#

does it have everything i need for my requirements ?

thanks
duvet
 

rEVILospud

Well-known Member
There is a bit more info on the Pioneer site, here!
It does not mention upscaling at all, but it does have an HDMI ouput. I am assuming that it will just produce Progressive Scan 576p through this.

Also, it does not have an optical input for your Sky+ box, so you won't be able to get Dolby Digital :dd: from this. It has an analogue audio input though, so you would be able to get stereo sound and could also process it as Dolby Pro-Logic I/II to make use of the other speakers.
 

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