Alright everyone, I have decided to set up my first "theater", and through the fact that I am moving into a new place and have to buy everything from scratch, I am getting the opportunity to truly design my first experience.
The cable provided by my rental agency is TW digital, channels 1-99. In the future when/if I get the other HD channels I might need something diff, but for now that's all I have and its free, so I kind of wanted to stick with it.
So what kind of tuner, if any, can do chan 1-99 in digital and DVR on my PC? Or am I stuck with getting a DVR box?
My setup GOALS:#1)
To be able to tune to any of the TV channels (via box or PC as per your recommendations) (and if box, the Time Warner one or anything retail you may recommend?)#2)
DVR if possible#3)
Play my PC games / Movies on projector (movies could even be streamed to PS3 and I'm told or PS3 can be hooked into home network I'm told as well?)#4)
Play my PS3 on Projector w/ streaming HD NetFlix / HuluPlus#5)
Have decent sound system that is great bang for the buck (no pun intended) and wont leave me broke. (I currently have 2 good speakers with 2 open copper leads (each) that I put in clamps in the back of my stereo and I don't know how to convert them to a more modern format, but can if told how.)
STEPS taken thus far:#1)
I have just purchased this 106" Gray projection screen.#2)
I have just purchased a PlayStation 3 250 GB#3)
I have purchased 6 PS3 Game titles (Rainbow Six Vegas 2, Little Big Planet, Uncharted, Uncharted 2, Armored Core 4, Armored Core: For Answer) if you wanted to know.#4)
I have a PC with a ton of storage and an ATI 4870#5)
I have SoundBlaser XtremeMusic for audio output.#6)
I have a 25 foot HDMI cable that currently feeds from my 4870 to my regular TV, but carries no Audio as a 4870 cant.#7)
I have a nice HDMI switch I can install to switch signal sources.#8)
I will be purchasing this projector
within the next 6 days.
Could someone with more straightforward experience
in this than I offer advice on:#1)
What hardware pieces I might be missing?#2)
How could I possibly convert my current stereo speakers? or what new ones to buy?#3)
Do I need a cable box w/DVR from Time Warter, or buy a retail one, or buy a Tuner card for PC that can take a standard coaxil input? (If card, then which tuner card?)#4)
Do you see anything wrong with my current setup?#5)
What cables will I need? RCA type? and from which piece of hardware to which?#6)
And last but not least.. in what order should I hook these up.. which piece of hardware to which?
I thank you kindly for any advice.