Go Back   Forums @ The Digital Fix > Gadgets and Gizmos > Home Entertainment Hardware forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 16-08-2010, 18:25   #1
DJBenson
Android Defector
 
DJBenson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Burnley - Eagerly awaiting Bolton and Blackburn's demotion...
Posts: 5,694
Thanks: 93
Thanked 149 Times in 117 Posts
A/V Receiver Advice

Hi

At the moment, I have a pretty crude setup but it works;

Samsung Plasma
Sony Blu-ray deck
Sky+HD
Wii

all fed into a Sony RX99 HiFi that's getting on a bit. Everything plays nice because I've set it all up to work off of a Logitech Harmony remote (logitech must save many marriages with their kit )

The current issues are;
  • The TV has to be on for the sound to work as everything routes through the telly via either HDMI or other A/V source and then in to the Sony RX-99 by phono
  • As it's a multi-CD deck - each time it's turned on it scans for disks (which it never has in) which is noisey to say the least
  • My Harmony remote doesn't seem to be able to directly select the "Video" channel which carries a second audio feed from my media server through which I queue up and play music remotely

I'm not looking for an all-singing receiver, just something to route all the sound through without the TV dependency. Ideally a couple of HDMI ports and a few phono's maybe and maybe optical as a bonus

I'm only using 2.0 sound at the moment but scalability would be a bonus as would being able to use my current speakers (simple copper cable+clamp type).

Budget - well, seeing as I'm not trying to do anything great here, as cheap as possible

Last edited by DJBenson; 16-08-2010 at 18:27.
DJBenson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-08-2010, 18:43   #2
grimley
Apprentice Time Lord..
 
grimley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Deepest Darkest Essex, so BEWARE!
Posts: 2,477
Thanks: 2
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
This would be the cheapest I'd suggest (With the HD sound for blu-ray anyway)

http://www.richersounds.com/product/...ky-txsr308-blk
__________________
My Home Cinema: (with computers & coffee! :D ) www.grimleyplex.co.uk
grimley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-08-2010, 19:31   #3
Ste7en
Goin' Home to Satan
 
Ste7en's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Stranded in Chihuahua
Posts: 15,238
Thanks: 1,875
Thanked 333 Times in 247 Posts
Onkyos are ugly *****************!

But everyone I know with them swears by them.
__________________
My DVD Collection / My Feedback

Last edited by Ste7en; 17-08-2010 at 19:31.
Ste7en is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Advice on new AV Receiver please Raigmore Home Entertainment Hardware forum 9 29-12-2008 17:26
AV Receiver advice Guest 38186 Home Entertainment Hardware forum 1 23-02-2005 16:33
AV Receiver + speakers advice Guest 10877 Home Entertainment Hardware forum 7 06-02-2004 23:23
AV amp/receiver advice please Remains Home Entertainment Hardware forum 4 11-01-2002 18:07

All times are GMT. The time now is 08:20.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2018 Poisonous Monkey Ltd. Part of The Digital Fix Network