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Old 15th January 2010, 11:51   #796
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I was looking Bose PC speakers, and they do fit my budget. Anybody has any feed back?? Do Bose PC speakers (they do have built in amplifiers like most PC speakers) serve as a good substitute for other HT speakers??
I have those..(bought in the US). Pathetic is one word for them.
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Old 16th January 2010, 01:39   #797
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put simply-sound card with hdmi out and graphics card with hdmi out,do we need both to view and experiance hd content.
I've almost no exposure to PC based setups. But in your case it does look like you'll need a new soundcard with digital audio output. This would be either in the form of an optical digital or a coax digital.

This should give you an idea. HowStuffWorks "Why are there so many different connectors on my DVD player?"

Connect the optical audio out from the soundcard to the corresponding optical in of the receiver (both the receivers in the links I provided earlier, will have these inputs)
Connect the HDMI out from the graphics card directly to the TV. As it is now.
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Old 16th January 2010, 08:26   #798
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For me its definitely the bose. And I bought a home theater system for my music room few months back.Did a lot of research and finally went with the onkyo with HDMI switching. Love it. The sound is so clear and When on theater dimensional mode is simply awesome and mine is a 7.1ch system.
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Old 16th January 2010, 19:07   #799
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Somebody had told me (not here) to look for the "THX certified" mark while looking for AV products. And that is when the beow links hit me on my face.

AVRant Home Theater Podcast Blog Archive AV Rant #163: Bacon Wrapped Vegan

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Oppo on the Inside, Lexicon on the Outside — Reviews and News from Audioholics

So, next question - does THX make any difference?
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Old 17th January 2010, 00:10   #800
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shuvc
thanks for the quick reply
the link was informative
i have decided on a 5.1 creative sound card + onkyo ht package
any suggestions
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Old 17th January 2010, 00:31   #801
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drbabuanand-I would suggest you to stay away from creative sound cards and get a asus xonar card,You will never regret.These are the models you should look at-
Asus XONAR-DX-4700
Asus Xonar D2X-9500
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Somebody had told me (not here) to look for the "THX certified" mark while looking for AV products. And that is when the beow links hit me on my face.

AVRant Home Theater Podcast Blog Archive AV Rant #163: Bacon Wrapped Vegan

and

Oppo on the Inside, Lexicon on the Outside — Reviews and News from Audioholics

So, next question - does THX make any difference?
THX certified does make a diffrence but the only reason i stayed away from them was they came with recievers that did not have hdmi switching.
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Old 16th February 2010, 00:13   #803
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Display is Samsung Full HD 50" Plasma.

Audio Setup is 5.1,
Stereo 2.2 Amp for the fronts,
With a 7.1 AVR for the Centre and Rear Channel
Powered Subwoofer.


For Front Two Channel Amplification.
Harman Kardon HK990 2.2 - 300 WPC RMS @ 4 Ohm, 20 - 20KHz Range, 0.3 THD, 1KW Power Consumption, 24 KG

For Center & Rear Two Channel Amplification.
Harman Kardon AVR355 7.1- ~90 WPC RMS @ 4 Ohm, 20 - 20KHz Range, 0.07 THD, 890 W Power Consumption, ~ 14 KG

Subwoofer
Infinity Model 12
300 WRMS, Downfiring 10" Metal Matrix Diaphragm, Dual 10" Passive Radiators

Main Stereo Speakers
Magnepan MG 1.6 Quasi Ribbon,
Two Way Full Range Planar Magnetic Dipole Radiator
40 Hz - 22KHz. 86Db Sensitivity
538 Sq Inches of Radiating Area
Wt 40 Kg Pair

Rear Channel Speakers
Magnepan MC1, Quasi Ribbon
Two Way Planar Magnetic Dipole Radiator
80 Hz - 24KHz. 88Db Sensitivity
538 Sq Inches of Radiating Area
Wt 14 Kg Pair

Center Channel
Magnepan CC3, Quasi Ribbon
Curver Two Way Planar Magnetic Dipole Radiator
80 Hz - 20KHz. 86Db Sensitivity
225 Sq Inches of Radiating Area
Wt 10 Kg

CD Player
Harman Kardon HD990
Single CD player, with the most basic funtions.
Relatively High End electronics internally.

Thinking of Bi Amping the Main Speakers.
Currently using 2.5 Sq mm 99.9 % pure copper wire for the cabling.
Thinking of going to 10 Sq mm for the main speakers.

Bluray on the cards when it is more affordable.
Currently use Laptop to play DVD.
Tuner is built into the AVR.
Digital Settop box is connected to AVR.
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Had a plan to upgrade my car ICE, postponing the same and planning to get a basic home theatre system instead.

Budget is 20-25 K, and I listen to almost all kinds of music from Indian classic to hip-hop :-)). Suggestions please..
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My setup

Video - Panasonic AX 100 Projector with Brawn 6 X 8 Screen - Glass beaded
Sony 32 Inch Bravia

Audio - Sony 6.1 Mutaki Series Player with 2 Sub Woofers

Player - Oppo DVD Player
AC Ryan Play on HD Media player - Plays every format available in the workd

Hard disk drive - Sea gate 1 TB HDD

Media content : All type of HD Movies , 720 & 1080P on mkvs
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shuvc
thanks for the quick reply
the link was informative
i have decided on a 5.1 creative sound card + onkyo ht package
any suggestions
I would also warn you that 5.1 rendering would be done by software, so you have a risk factor. And from my experience, the rendering is generally inaccurate and at very low output levels. I may be wrong, but I suggest you look into this before making the purchase.
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Somebody had told me (not here) to look for the "THX certified" mark while looking for AV products. And that is when the beow links hit me on my face.

AVRant Home Theater Podcast Blog Archive AV Rant #163: Bacon Wrapped Vegan

and

Oppo on the Inside, Lexicon on the Outside — Reviews and News from Audioholics

So, next question - does THX make any difference?
THX makes a difference only when you are playing a THX certified DVD, and you dont have many of them in the market.

THX is another certification just like Dolby or Dolby Digital
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@srisha; thanks for the info.
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THX makes a difference only when you are playing a THX certified DVD, and you dont have many of them in the market.

THX is another certification just like Dolby or Dolby Digital
THX is a certification given by a George Lucas company.
Dolby Digital is a compression technology developed by Dolby, its a format by itself and not a certification as stated.

Not necessary that THX makes a difference only when you are playing a THX certified DVD. A THX certification means that your media/hardware has passed a series of tests and is capable of reproducing a wide frequency of sounds with greater accuracy.
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Old 21st February 2010, 21:57   #810
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^^ agree with Filmore on THX vs Dolby.
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