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Old 11-19-2013, 03:17 PM   #16  
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If I might... I suggest you figure out whether the new system has the inputs and features you need before you buy it.
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Old 11-19-2013, 03:20 PM   #17  
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The bdv-e880 has true hd decoding.... Can you just tell me what I need and how to plug it it would really help me
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The bdv-e880 has true hd decoding.... Can you just tell me what I need and how to plug it it would really help me
check this review
not so good
http://www.techradar.com/us/reviews/...1032956/review
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Old 11-19-2013, 03:33 PM   #19  
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Ok so if I buy the ht-ddw990 with a separate blue ray player... Will it be better than the bdv-e880? Thanks for the help
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post your budget AVR ? speakers? etc
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:30 PM   #21  
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:56 PM   #22  
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What devices do you have? You mentioned the TV and a PS4. Anything else? How do you get a TV signal?

A good approach is to take inventory of the devices you have and expect to add in the foreseeable future and then get a surround system that can handle those devices.

btw, the ht-ddw990 does not seem like a good choice. It only has two HDMI inputs and they just do pass-through, meaning the system does not process the audio, it just sends it along to the TV. With that unit, you would need separate optical or coax connections in order to get sound.

If you are set on getting an HTIB (Home Theater in a Box), I suggest looking at systems from Onkyo. The HT-S3500 is a much better system in the same price range as the Sonys you've been considering. It has four fully functional HDMI inputs and can decode the hires, lossless TrueHD and dts-MA tracks on Blu-ray.

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Old 11-20-2013, 07:32 AM   #23  
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My current home theater re system is a dav-hdx267w from Sony... About the onkyo system.... Dont I need a dvd player to play true hd sound?..... I watch movies occasionally but I am more of a playstation guy so any tips to help... I'm still a bit confused on how and what I need to have true hd sound that's all... The image from my TV comes from Videotron

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True HD and DTS MA only come from blu-ray discs not DVD.
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:07 AM   #25  
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Ok i understand this part thanks a lot.... So if I plug my ps4 to my TV then TV to a home theater system capable of decoding true hd will this work or do I need to do something else?
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No. As noted in post #13, if you route the audio through your TV, you will likely only get stereo. Even if your TV is one that passes multichannel audio, it will only be lossy codecs such as DD 5.1, not lossless TrueHD. You need to connect your PS4 to your sound receiver and feed the video output of the receiver to the TV.

PS4s can play Blu-rays, DVDs, and CDs. So, no need for another player.

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Ok so let's say I only buy a receiver capable of decoding true hd.... With my current setup... Dav-hdx267w can I plug everything to the receiver like you said or must I absolutely change the home théâtre entirely?

Thanks a lot but your previous answer help me a lot to understand
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Ok so let's say I only buy a receiver capable of decoding true hd.... With my current setup... Dav-hdx267w can I plug everything to the receiver like you said or must I absolutely change the home théâtre entirely?

Thanks a lot but your previous answer help me a lot to understand
you would at least need to know what ohm's your speakers are rated at. Those types of manufactured HT packages usually call for cheap 3-4 ohm speakers. not really re-useable with newer equipment (AVR's etc)
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One problem with many HTIBs is the speakers cannot be used with a real receiver. You pretty much have to replace everything if you want to upgrade one part. That's another advantage of the Onkyo HTIBs, which are built around a standard receiver using speakers that can be connected to any AVR you may buy down the road.
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:58 AM   #30  
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Alright thanks I think I will wait a bit longer and put serious money into an awesome 7.2 surround sound in make a year.... For now I'll just buy a stereo mini to rca cable and plug my current setup to my TV...
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