So, what's in your HT?

Discussion in 'Archive' started by MarkA, Nov 14, 2002.

  1. MarkA

    MarkA God Bless America! DBSTalk Gold Club

    Mar 23, 2002
    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)
  2. Neil Derryberry

    Neil Derryberry Hall Of Fame

    Mar 23, 2002
    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.
  3. keep amonte

    keep amonte Legend

    Oct 1, 2002
    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
  4. Nick

    Nick Charter Gold Club Member DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    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.

  5. Mark Lamutt

    Mark Lamutt Your Neighborhood Liasion

    Mar 23, 2002
    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! :)
  6. MarkA

    MarkA God Bless America! DBSTalk Gold Club

    Mar 23, 2002
    Why do you meed THREE VCRs and TWO PC Sound cards?!?!?!?!? Whoa...
  7. PeterB

    PeterB Legend

    Jul 25, 2002
    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
  8. MarkA

    MarkA God Bless America! DBSTalk Gold Club

    Mar 23, 2002
    Oh, and I also have a GameCube and N64 but I mainly play those on my computer monitor
  9. Mark Lamutt

    Mark Lamutt Your Neighborhood Liasion

    Mar 23, 2002
    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.
  10. MarkA

    MarkA God Bless America! DBSTalk Gold Club

    Mar 23, 2002
    Okay, I see:)
  11. Mike123abc

    Mike123abc Hall Of Fame/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jul 19, 2002
    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.
  12. Steve Mehs

    Steve Mehs Hall Of Fame

    Mar 21, 2002
    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.
  13. Tusk

    Tusk Back in the Game DBSTalk Gold Club

    Nov 14, 2002
    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.

  14. Richard King

    Richard King Hall Of Fame

    Mar 25, 2002
    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.

    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

    Signal Processing (greatly enhances Dish audio):
    DBX 3BX Series Two 3 band dynamic range expander
    DBX 120XP Subharmonic Synthesizer (generates bass frequencies one octave below incoming signals).
  15. Nick

    Nick Charter Gold Club Member DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002

    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

  16. James_F

    James_F Damn you woman! DBSTalk Gold Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    Right here baby!




  17. STXJim

    STXJim Legend in my own mind

    Apr 22, 2002
    One big question here...
    Why isn't your turntable displayed with your entertainment center? :shrug:
    Got no vinal....:rolleyes:
  18. Frank Z

    Frank Z Godfather

    Nov 15, 2002
    Here's my stuff.
  19. James_F

    James_F Damn you woman! DBSTalk Gold Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    My brother-in-law restored the turntable for me about 2 months ago. Those are the picts from the restore.
  20. Nick

    Nick Charter Gold Club Member DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    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

    Welcome to DBSTalk :)

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