Originally Posted by sbrennan007
Nice set up. I just bought the same set and it's coming on Friday.
Question for you. Any reason you ran multiple video connections such as HDMI, Component etc...
I also bought a Denon 3808ci receiver and plan to run only one HDMI cable from the receiver to the set. From what I understand, everything will up-convert to the HDMI signal.
From what I have now component wise is this:
-DTV HD / DVR, HDMI into receiver
-XBOX 360 HDMI into receiver
-DVD is component into receiver
-Future plan is to get a HD DVD which will be HDMI into receiver
Then all would be HDMI from receiver to the set.
At least this is how I'm thinking this will all work.
Thanks for any suggestions / feedback...
Thanks to all for your compliments. We are extremely happy with it, but the fact that some AVS folks like it too really makes me feel good about it.
The reason I ran all of that cabling is I didn't want to "do it twice" and cables are cheap. Since the cabling (from MonoPrice) was relatively cheap, it was much easier to just run all the cables at once "just in case". So, as you can see from the wallplate, I ran the following:
2 complete sets of component. I am only currently using 1 (for my PS2), but if I have a need to use another, it's there for me right behind the A/V cabinet with no need to run additional wiring; just plug into the wallplate and go.
2 HDMIs. I am currently using both of these for my DVR and my DVD Player. My receiver is the H/K 347, and it has two HDMI In's and one Out (and it processes the audio via HDMI as well), so I had originally planned on running my DVR and DVD Player to the AVR via HDMI, and then running one HDMI to the TV from the AVR (and, consequently, having a "spare" HDMI input to the TV in the wallplate for "expansion" purposes). For various reasons which are sort of beyond the scope of this, I decided not to do it this way, and so I "skipped" this, and just run my DVR and DVD Player directly to the TV via HDMI and then run the audio from those components to the AVR via optical. But, if I ever get another HDMI-based component to add to the rack, it's easy enough to reconfigure it a little bit and run 2 of the 3 HDMI components to the AVR via HDMI and the 3rd one straight to the TV (with the audio going to the AVR via optical). So it's still HDMI "expandable" without running additional wiring -- which was the name of the game.
1 VGA. I am currently using this for my computer; audio is split off to the receiver via composite.
1 complete set of composite. I am currently not using this at all, but it's there in the wallplate behind the A/V rack if I ever need it.
1 S-Video. I am currently not using this at all, but it's there in the wallplate behind the A/V rack if I ever need it.
1 Coax. I am currently using this for my direct feed from my OTA Antenna. The OTA Antenna comes straight to the wallplate, then I split it -- one way goes to the TV, the other way goes to my DVR.
Again, I figured that was the surest way to be able to expand my set of source components without having to run more wires in the wall (which, at this point, would be difficult because the wall is pretty "full" of wires already). Was it overkill? Maybe, but when you look at it, what do I have "extra"? I have one set of component, one set of composite, one S-Video, and one HDMI in case I need to expand. That worked out pretty well I think.
I hope that helps you in your decisionmaking.