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Old 07-18-2010, 05:29 PM - Thread Starter
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Hello All,

So SONY got me on an impluse I bought their 3D TV/HTIB/glasses/movies/games package deal. I think it's a good deal and seems like a loss leader to me just to get the technology out there. I'm not a usual early adopter, or an extreme audio file but do a decent amount of PS3 gaming.

KDL-55HX800
BVD-E570
Two-3D glasses
Some free games and movies
for like 3000 total.


So my only problem with the package is there are no HDMI inputs. So the only option is HDMI out of the DVD and playstation to the TV then optical audio out to the receiver. I've been doing some research and that shows optical audio can not carry multi-channel audio (3 +) or the newer audio formats/standards.

So I see myself having 2 options.

1. Just deal with the disadvantage of no HDMI inputs, use optical and be happy. I imagine it will not sound bad at all, but just won't handle the top of the line now and especially going into the future.

2. Sell the HTIB w/o opening it, as well as my current used Samsung HTZ-520, and buy a HTIB setup that will do 3D and has HDMI inputs.


Any thoughts on Optical vs. HDMI being worth the sell and buy hassle? Guess a possible problem is there aren't too many choices for the 3D HTIB systems.

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2. Sell the HTIB w/o opening it, as well as my current used Samsung HTZ-520, and buy a HTIB setup that will do 3D and has HDMI inputs.

3. Option 3, Sell the DVD-E570 unopened and Samsung HTZ-520 and DONT BUY ANOTHER HTIB! Buy a real receiver and some speakers and you wont have to worry about not having HDMI inputs anymore.

Get a Denon 591/1611, Onkyo 508, Pioneer 820/920 or other receiver with 4 HDMI inputs with 3D capability and one of these sub/sat systems.

Jamo S413 HCS 5
http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/it..._c=site_search

Polk RM 6750
http://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-Cha...9582571&sr=8-1

Energy Take Classic 5.1
http://www.amazon.com/Energy-Take-Cl...9582629&sr=1-1

Energy RC Micro
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_732RCMI...gy+micro&ssi=0

Or get the Denon 591BA package that comes with the Denon 591 receiver and Boston Acoustics 5.1 sub/sat system.
http://www.amazon.com/Denon-DHT-591B.../dp/B003H04Q7S

It may cost you a little more but you just spent all this money on a nice TV. Do you really want to compliment your TV with a crappy HTIB system?

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optical audio can not carry multi-channel audio (3 +) or the newer audio formats/standards.

By the way optical can carry discrete 5.1 audio, but the optical output from your TV cannot except when using the internal tuner. But optical cannot carry the TrueHD and DTS-MA audio that blu ray players output.

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I agree 110% with afrogt
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Thanks afrogt, I like the cut of your jib. I have been meaning to stop F'ing around and get a decent setup. Problem is, I know less about sound then I do video so I guess I'm going to have to start doing some research.

I kinda wanted a full SONY setup (reciever/TV/PS3), thinking that may give me some advantages but the HTIB are really underpowered, and not much cheaper then the options you linked too. I'm leaning towards the Denon as I'm not sure the "bookshelf" speakers of the Jamos would be all the pratical (ie. fit on average speaker stands). Although, I like the sound of a 200 watt sub.

You guys have any thoughts which one would give the biggest bang for the buck? I couldn't tell if any of them had the semi-wireless rear speakers? Or perhaps that technology doesn't really lend itself to real Home theaters?

PS. Not sure how hard it would be to sell the 2 systems either, guess there's always craigslist or this forum's selling section.
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Ebay works too for selling

The best bang for you buck wouth be the Denon DHT-591ba

Whats the size of your viewing room?
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I'm in a 16 x 20 room that opens to a kitchen that's bout 11 ft deep, both with 10 ft ceilings. So that's a fair amount of space. It's the main reason I don't want to run cables around to the rear speakers if possible.
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There are wireless kits. Like the Rocketfish kit.)

Some say they work well. The one I heard (Rocketfish) had distortion. It's up to you, but personally I'd look at all possible ways to run wires before considering wireless. It's a bit of an effort, but you only have to do it once.

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I'm in a 16 x 20 room that opens to a kitchen that's bout 11 ft deep, both with 10 ft ceilings. So that's a fair amount of space. It's the main reason I don't want to run cables around to the rear speakers if possible.

That size room might test the limits of the smaller satellite systems. You might want to go with the larger Jamo speakers.

Or just start out with a 3.1 system and sub.
bookshelf speakers
http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/it..._c=site_search

center
http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/it...res/548329142/

Sub
http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/it..._c=site_search

or there are several 10-12" subs in the $200 range as an alternative.

You can add the final two speakers later when you figure out where to place them and if wireless will work for your needs.

Another pair of C401 bookshelf speakers may work. or the wall mountable C400SUR speakers.
http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/it..._c=site_search

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I'm in a 16 x 20 room that opens to a kitchen that's bout 11 ft deep, both with 10 ft ceilings. So that's a fair amount of space. It's the main reason I don't want to run cables around to the rear speakers if possible.

I use the Rocketfish kit in my secondary 5.1 HT setup (room is 14 x 18). I've got nominal 6 ohm surround speakers. I've had no issues with this rig.
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