lopemanc at swbell.net
Thu Jun 30 02:09:45 UTC 2005
This may not be the right list to send to. But I figure the people here
are fiddling are at a pretty detail level, so they probably know more
than most. Also I am interested in incorporating Myth TV, and this is
definitely the place to talk about that.
So I am definitely out of date with the home theater technology. I am
trying to learn quickly but I am feeling overwhelmed. Sales people have
been useless and misleading. So here I am. I just want to put together
a fairly low-end home theater. I have already picked my television and
it is on order, Toshiba 62" DLP 62hm94. Besides that the only things I
have are a sony 300 carousel and my PS2.
I am planning on a DVD player and an HDTV antenna. I know a lot of
people recommend cable or satellite. But I just don't want the expense
or even that much TV. We have plenty of VHS tapes so I will probably
add a VCR or transfer them to DVD. And of course mythTV to, mainly to
get the HD recorder. Speakers and receiver are my biggest point of
confusion. I want good sound but don't need to be on the super
high-end. I have looked at the Onkyo 777 and like the speakers a lot.
So I am 90% sold on their speakers. But that is where the confusion
really kicks in.
I can't envision how all this is gonna fit together. So I can't pick
which Onkyo to buy? And this continues to the other components. The TV
has a tuner built in. So do I route the antenna to the TV? Does that
take up the only hdmi input?
What does the myth TV box need to contain to do 720 P and 1080i? Do I
need a DVD player or is that covered by MythTV? How does mythtv hook in?
Well just throw out what you think will work. I know I asked few direct
questions. But it is just symptomatic of my confusion.
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