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So, what's in your HT?


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#1 OFFLINE   MarkA

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Posted 14 November 2002 - 12:47 AM

Cool, a new pair of forums. Guess I'll start by asking everybody what audio sources they have going to their HT receiver. Me:

Computer (RCA for now, plan on getting S/PDIF coax to TosLink converter so I can use S/PDIF)

DVD Player (TosLink)

VCR (RCA)

Satellite Receiver (TosLink)

TV tuner (RCA)

Video camera (RCA. obviously not always connected)

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#2 OFFLINE   Neil Derryberry

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Posted 14 November 2002 - 07:19 AM

My UTV box and my Panny 5-dvd changer run to a Sony STR-DE835 via toslink and svideo. My pc has a Hercules gamesurround fortissimo II sound card that has toslink in/out, and one day I will get that cabled up.
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Posted 14 November 2002 - 07:42 AM

Receiver: Sony DA5ES-Svideo to Sony KV35V65 TV
Sattelite Receiver: RCA DR5154RB-Optical/Svideo
DVD player; Tosh 2715-Optical/Svideo
SACD/CD Player: Sony SCDC-222ES-Coax
VCR: JVC ?-RCA/Svid adapter
Vid camera Sony TVR320-RCA/Svideo prn
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Posted 14 November 2002 - 07:55 AM

Last month I moved into my new apartment home in Brunswick and the "Golden Isles of Georgia." Not yet willing to run cables all over the place, I have resorted to using X-10 a/v senders to distribute baseline video and line-level audio to three TVs.

My two DPs are temporarily 'stacked' just inside the back patio door, along with an a/v switcher and one X-10 sender. All three TVs, living room, bathroom, and a small bathroom monitor/TV, have their own wireless a/v receiver. The audio connections are stereo.

Until I can figure out how to hardwire everything, which, in reality and in consideration of my haute' decor, may not be possible, I will continue to enjoy the convenience and flexibility of my magical X-10 devices.

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#5 OFFLINE   Mark Lamutt

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Posted 14 November 2002 - 09:03 AM

Audio sources, huh...ok. My receiver is a Harman Kardon AVR-110.

Audio sources connected to it:
Dish 6000 receiver connected as Toslink 1
Dish 501 receiver connected as Toslink 2
Panasonic DVD player connected as Toslink 3
HTPC Hipix (HD) card audio connected as Digital Coax 1
Laserdisc AC-3 RF out connected as Digital Coax 2
HTPC MAudio 2496 audio card spdif out connected as Digital Coax 3
JVC HRS7600U SVHS VCR connected to Video 1 audio in
Sony VHS VCR conneted to Video 2 audio in
GE VHS VCR connected to Video 3 audio in
Laserdisc analog audio out connected to Video 4 audio in
TV audio out connected to Tape audio in

I think that's it! :)
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Posted 14 November 2002 - 10:33 AM

Why do you meed THREE VCRs and TWO PC Sound cards?!?!?!?!? Whoa...

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Posted 14 November 2002 - 10:43 AM

HK AVR120

Direct Tivo: Optical, SVID
Expressvu 4700: Optical, SVID
Xbox: Optical, Component
Awia DVD: Coaxial, SVID
Philips DCC 950: Coaxial
Philips CD Changer: analog
Magnavox VCR: analog, Composite
Sega Dreamcast: analog, SVID
Sega Saturn: analog, SVID

Philips pronto to control the whole mess, PRICELESS. :D

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Posted 14 November 2002 - 11:01 AM

Oh, and I also have a GameCube and N64 but I mainly play those on my computer monitor

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Posted 14 November 2002 - 12:03 PM

Originally posted by Zac
Why do you meed THREE VCRs and TWO PC Sound cards?!?!?!?!? Whoa...


The 3 vcrs were from the days before I got a 501 and high definition television (and HD recording capability). I haven't watched live television for a long time. Just before the PVRs came along, I'd record everything to tape so I could fast forward through the commercials. :)

The HTPC doesn't have 2 sounds cards. The hipix HD card has its own coax spdif out that is cleaner sounding than routing the sound through directsound to the sound card. The coax out from the sound card is used for all other HTPC audio including the DVD playback, etc.
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Posted 14 November 2002 - 12:25 PM

Okay, I see:)

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Posted 14 November 2002 - 01:37 PM

I use an Proceed AVP with

1 Dish 6000 Digital - Svideo
2 JVC SVHS Analog - Svideo
1 Proceed CD player Digital
1 Pioneer LD/DVD combo player digital AC-3 and analog - Svideo (nice thing about the Proceed is that it checks for AC-3/PCM/Analog and selects the right one)
1 Harmon Kardon AM/FM tuner Analog

I am kinda waiting on what happens in HDTV land before upgrading the Proceed AVP to AVP2 with component video switching to see what happens in that whole area.

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Posted 14 November 2002 - 02:39 PM

TV- RCA/SVideo
VCR - RCA/Svideo
DVD - Coax/Svideo
501 - Toslink/Svideo
CD Changer - RCA
Stereo (for tape deck) - RCA
Digital 8 - when connected, RCA/Svideo through my SVHS VCR. Stunning PQ!

Still have a set of digital coax in/outs open that will be used for a component CD Recorder unit and 6channel analog that will be used for DVD-A. Right now I have my DVD player also hooked up analog for 2.1 ch analog (My DVD Player has a separate analog sub output) for MP3s.
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Posted 14 November 2002 - 03:18 PM

Hey Nick,

An earlier post of your's stated that you were using two x10 transmitters and 4 x10 receivers. I've looked on their site and there is not an option to buy a single receiver. Where did you get yours? Also, if the transmitter is set to A for example, will every receiver set to A pickup that signal. Thus, 1 transmitter to three receivers.

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Posted 14 November 2002 - 06:44 PM

What?!?! No turntables?

My system consists of an AMC AV-81HT Pro-Logic decoder/preamp.
Power is through 2 AMC 2445 4x45 Watt power amplifiers bridged to 90W across the front and 45W ea. to the rears.
All above about to be replaced with a new receiver of some kind.

Sources:
JVC D-VHS Dish receiver.
Denon AM-FM Tuner
Toshiba DVD Player (one of their first models)
Teac VHS Hi-Fi VCR (ancient as the hills, but a high end model at the time)
Revox B77 quarter track stereo Reel to Reel
Kenwood KD-500 Turntable w/Infinity Black Widow tone arm and AKG X8E cartridge.
Dell Computer with about 1800 MP3's feeding through an X-10 "Big Picture" wireless audio/Computer transmitter/receiver wired into channel "000" on the JVC D-VHS.

Additional occasional sources include:
Tascam 42B Half Track Stereo reel to reel
Teac A3300SX quarter track reel to reel
Technics portable cd player

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Posted 14 November 2002 - 06:54 PM

Originally posted by Tusk
Hey Nick,

"An earlier post of your's stated that you were using two x10 transmitters and 4 x10 receivers. I've looked on their site and there is not an option to buy a single receiver. Where did you get yours? Also, if the transmitter is set to A for example, will every receiver set to A pickup that signal? Thus, 1 transmitter to three receivers?

Thanks."



Hi Tusk & welcome to DBSTalk :)

I have three sets, two stereo audio and one mono audio (older model designed for a security camera before the wireless cams came out. If you just need the rx only, give X-10's 800 number a call -- I'm sure they will sell you just the rx.

One tx on channel A will serve three (or more) wireless receivers set to ch A. I haven't tested above four, but I believe the number of receivers is theoretically unlimited.

I think the analogy of the w/l tx being a "mini" TV station is valid, where anyone within range can receive the broadcast. This also brings up the unlikely possibility of a nearby neighbor being able to receive your signal, or vice versa, so be careful and don't send any, ahem, 'secret stuff' over your wireless system. :D

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Posted 14 November 2002 - 07:03 PM

Originally posted by Rking401
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Posted 14 November 2002 - 11:12 PM

James,
One big question here...
Why isn't your turntable displayed with your entertainment center? :shrug:
Got no vinal....:rolleyes:
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Posted 15 November 2002 - 07:04 AM

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Posted 15 November 2002 - 07:47 AM

Originally posted by STXJim
James,
One big question here...
Why isn't your turntable displayed with your entertainment center?


My brother-in-law restored the turntable for me about 2 months ago. Those are the picts from the restore.

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Posted 15 November 2002 - 08:09 AM

Originally posted by Frank Z

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That's a great set-up, Frank. I like the way your a/v gear blends into the background so it's hardly noticeable. :D

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