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Yamaha HTIB20 for £200

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by dazzlew, Jun 5, 2002.

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    I've seen this discounted at the local Currys. I was initially tempted by the new HTIB45, but this seems like a steel. I was wondering as my Cyberhome has DTS decoding on board that i will be able to enjoy DTS with the HTIB20, am i right?
    Anyways, some opinions please to help make my mind up, thanks..
     
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    Yes you are right you will need 3 aduio leads get fairly decent set for about £20 each and connect it from your external decoder on your amp to the 5.1 anoulouge on your dvd player.
     
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    It was a good buy at it's original price. For Dolby Digital connect up via a digital cable from DVD to Amp but if you wanted DTS you would need to use the internal decoder in the DVD player and connect it to the six channel input on the amp.

    It is acknowledged wisdom that you should spend £20ish per pair of cables to output DTS and personally I wouldn't bother as it isn't worth the extra £60 on your system.
     
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    Thanks for the replies guys..
    As an a/v newbie i'm going to give it a go, £200 is too good a price to pass. BTW how much are Digitial Interconnects (Make/Price)?
     
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    This is the question that provokes more argument amongst members than any other. The argument is that as digital data is transmitted as a series of 0 and 1 any cable will do. Some say that they can here a difference between digital interconnects and some say that they can't.

    I paid £10 for mine in Currys and I think it was called Prowire.
     
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    Try http://www.beyondhifi.net - they have a section for digital interconnects. Cheap and excellent service in my experience.

    Coaxial often gets mentioned as the preferred option, and as that site has some BTech (who's scart lead quality I can vouch for) ones pretty cheap, I'd be tempted to try one of those - make sure you have coax out from your DVD and coax in on the amp ;)
     
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    I have the yamaha home cinema pack RX-V396RDS amp and N-P210 speakers.

    Its a great little system i have a 9ft by 9ft bedroom and the sound is superb im getting a new amp about xmas time beaucse i always wanted to upgrade i thought best to buy cheap home cinema kit then slowly upgrade i have recently upgraded my player to sony 900 the amp i want next is denon 3802 at xmas time then kef egg speakers.

    For £200 its a bargin the amp is 60 watts per chaneal the speakers are 100 watts per chaneal and the active sub is 50 watts per chaneal
     
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    Tx to all who have posted.
    I'm getting the kit 2nite. Will post 2mrw how i got on.:)
     
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    Got the kit, bit of bad news. The reason it was so cheap was because the remote was missing. I've contacted Yamaha UK to see if they can supply me one. Overall the sound is okaish, using the RCA leads to connect the DVD to the amp results in a bit of a hum. I'm going to get hold of a coaxial connection today to see more of an improvement.
     
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    Using Phonos to connect the DVD player to amp will only give you pro logic sound. You need to make a digital coonection to experience Dolby Digital.
     
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    To check out it's functionality, connect a phono from the coaxial out to the amps coaxial in, / (awaits earbashing), it should be a 75 ohm conection but at this point you only want to test, so use any phono to phono as it will work.
    If you later wish to purchase a *proper* digital coaxial cable www.cpc.co.uk will do a perfectly good one for around a fiver.
     
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    Connected a Coaxial cable yesterday, and now it totally Rocks.. Anything more than a 1/4 turn on the volume results in Neighbour banging on Wall performance. Overall seriously impressed for the cash..Just need more films now to show it off..:)
     
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    another satisfied customer - always good to hear.
     
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    Anyone care to run a book on a subwoofer coming next. ;)
     
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    :) There was one included. Can't beat a bit of Podracing on Phantom Mennace to put a big grin on your face..
     
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    Which cable did you end up useing.Did you purchase a new one?
     
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    I purchased a coaxial one, i can't remember the brand but it was £15 from a specialist hi-fi shop.
     

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