Also remeber for a time, the commercial version was priced way above, $400+, the consumer version, which has extras like a stand, tuner, more inputs, etc... The price drops now brings more inline with how the pricing should be, with the commercial versions costing less than the consumer. But when you add the extras, it evens out.
Originally Posted by whityfrd
so i would need a HTIB with hdmi output from the reciever to the display and the sound would come from the HTIB? what are some of you guys audio setups with the 9uk?
Yup... I was looking at the panel earlier looking for some kind of audio out, line out or varible, but there isn't any. I wanted to use the panel to switch inputs + audio but looks like that isn't possible. I have 2 speakers which is fine for just plain TV/news watching, but want some 5.1 for movies.
Like you said you would need a HTIB or a receiver that takes in HDMI, and then connect that to the TV. Like mkoesel said, most TV/panel don't have just digital audio processing, so you have to make the receiver do the work.
Right now I'm thinking of combining a Logitech Z-5500 with the 9uk. That has a wireless remote, and I will probably get a programmable remote so I can control the panel + audio with just one remote. I watch most of my stuff from computer so I'll use the optical SPDIF into the Logitech, and DVI into the panel.