Originally Posted by isomdh
Eddielives, thanks for the nice review. You know I've been waiting for it.
Let me see if I have your hookup correctly. DVR --> via ? --> TV --> via component video --> AVR --> via HDMI/DVI --> TV. Is the cable from DVR to TV DVI/DVI? And I gather from your comment in parentheses that the cable goes from HDMI out on AVR to DVI in on TV. Is that right?
I'm really a novice when it comes to hooking up present day A/V equipment so I'm a bit confused. Does your setup allow you to watch TV without turning on the AVR? How do you switch which source to watch on TV?
Now that I look at it, I can see how it's a little unclear how I've got the system configured at this time
. See if this works:Motorola DVR box ---> Receiver
(component video/coax dig. audio)DVD player ---> Receiver
(component video/optical dig. audio)DVD Recorder ---> Receiver
(component video/optical dig. audio)XBOX ---> Receiver
(composite video/analog audio"
andReceiver ---> TV
(HDMI to DVI)
***I also run S-Video and analog audio from the Motorola DVR to the DVD Recorder for burning/archiving recorded programs/movies (for personal use, of course).***
As for being able to watch TV without powering up the receiver? I suppose I could since I have another connection scheme going on here:Cable from the wall ---> Split to Motorola box and DVD Recorder
(coax cable)DVD Recorder ---> TV
(coax cable) -- (UHF/VHF IN)
I did this so that if we are recording on both tuners in the Motorola DVR box, we can watch a live program other than what's being recorded (as long as it's chanel 1-99) through the DVD Recorders internal tuner.
Pheeeew... got all that???
There's a quiz on Monday.
BTW: It's a really easy system to use since I use an MX850 remote to control everything via RF. It's activity based, and the main page reads as follows:
LISTN CD (music from PC)
LISTN NET (internet radio)
Since I've gone this far, I might as well tell you what I plan to do in the following weeks:
I will set up macros on the first "favorites" page of the remote as follows--
LISTN DR/CD (Dining room/zone2 for PC music)
LISTN DR/NT (Dining room/zone2 for internet radio)
LISTN OD/CD (Outdoors/zone3 for PC music)
LISTN OD/NT (Outdoors/zone3 for internet radio)
All will have macros and "jump to" commands to control appropriate activities. The other 3 "favorites" pages are reserved for lighting control, fan control, and descrete receiver codes. I love using the "favorites" pages for things other than favorite chanels. The way I look at it is that by the time you press "favorites" 3 times and then press "select", you could have just entered the chanel # with less work. But I digress. I got on a bit of a rant with the remote thing, but a good remote can make or break a system (or a marriadge)
. Alright, enough for tonight. I hope somewhere back there I answered your question