[mythtv-users] LCD HDTV recommendations (that are Myth friendly)...
willyboyd at gmail.com
Thu Apr 10 16:02:54 UTC 2008
On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 10:27 AM, Andrew Close <aclose at gmail.com> wrote:
> do you currently have your HDTV connected directly to your MythBox?
> or are you routing your signal through an AVR? i guess i'm wondering
> what Myth 'best practice' is :)
> i'm currently routing through my AVR but everything is SD to an old
> CRT, so i'm not doing any scaling/formatting of any kind. i'm
> planning on routing in a similar manner with the new screen, but
> everything will be connected via HDMI instead of S-Video.
> and if you are routing your output through an AVR, are you doing any
> scaling/formatting in Myth, at the AVR, or with the HDTV itself?
Personally, I'm using an AVR to route everything to the TV over HDMI.
I'm not 100% happy with it though. It has a crappy internal scaler
(Onkyo SR674B). Not a problem for MythTV, but for other sources which
don't get scaled on their own -- e.g. my Wii over component. The Wii
doesn't look as crisp as it did when directly connected to the TV over
component. Were I to do it again, I might have a few sources
connected directly to the TV, assuming that the TV has a better scaler
than the AVR, and providing that the TV has discrete input access.
The Harmony is a very nice remote. I use a 550. But it still sucks
waiting to cycle between 7-8 inputs. And doesn't help you when the
kid or wife accidently changes the input manually. That is why I got
an AVR in the first place: my TV has two connections, power and hdmi.
I just wish I had waited to get a better quality unit.
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