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Hey, I am going to be setting up my first sound system. I have an old computer that I'm going to turn into an HTPC. I purchased a pair of Polk Audio tsi100 bookshelf speakers for dirt cheap. That gave me the idea to look for a receiver and sub and have a nice little 2.1 set up for the living room.


I've never done this before and am quite naive when it comes to audio equipment. I have no clue as to what type of receiver I need or a sub to go with it. Could you guys give me some recommendations and advice on this subject?


I'm also not sure how an "A/V receiver" works - concerning the video aspect of it. It sounds simple enough but I just want to make sure I am getting this. If I plug in the output from my HTPC into an input on the receiver and have the output from the receiver going to an input in my TV - the video signal will go from the HTPC to the receiver and then get passed to the TV?


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Originally Posted by Zakel2  /t/1520160/would-like-input-on-a-2-1-setup-with-my-htpc#post_24417798


Hey, I am going to be setting up my first sound system. I have an old computer that I'm going to turn into an HTPC. I purchased a pair of Polk Audio tsi100 bookshelf speakers for dirt cheap. That gave me the idea to look for a receiver and sub and have a nice little 2.1 set up for the living room.


I've never done this before and am quite naive when it comes to audio equipment. I have no clue as to what type of receiver I need or a sub to go with it. Could you guys give me some recommendations and advice on this subject?


I'm also not sure how an "A/V receiver" works - concerning the video aspect of it. It sounds simple enough but I just want to make sure I am getting this. If I plug in the output from my HTPC into an input on the receiver and have the output from the receiver going to an input in my TV - the video signal will go from the HTPC to the receiver and then get passed to the TV?

Pretty much. HDMI is the preferred interface for A/V of all sorts including computer video. Most modern desktops and all but the cheapest laptops have HDMI outputs, and there is hardly an A/V receiver that lacks HDMI inputs. If you have an older desktop that lacks a proper HDMI output, there are inexpensive video cards that let you add them.
 
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