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Old 03-06-2008, 10:27 PM   #31  
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Soz for the double post, but will any optical cable do or is there one better than the other.etc? I'd appreciate if you could let me know so I could buy it asap...

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Any optical cable should work just fine they are pretty much all the same.
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Old 03-07-2008, 11:13 AM   #33  
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I have just bought this, will keep you all updated on the results.
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Old 03-11-2008, 04:14 AM   #34  
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Well, it still seems that I'm getting that annoying noise when there's a few seconds of silence, god its irritating as hell. Would a receiver really sort this out or would I just be wasting my cash?
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Old 03-12-2008, 12:54 AM   #35  
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I was searching eBay for a nice receiver, as I think thats the only road I can go down now to sort out this problem. I came across this one but wasn't 100%, any good? Or I could always get this from Amazon, but only if its guaranteed to solve my problem.

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Old 03-12-2008, 07:40 AM   #36  
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The second option is a better option, Adam. Try and look for incredible deals with true audio/video receivers.
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The Yamaha does look like a nice solution and good price. I didn't read where it says what inputs it has.. how many HDMI in's does it have?
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The Yamaha will be great...while it may not support HDMI, you can still use the HDMI to the TV and optical cable to the back of the receiver. By this configuration, there will be one optical left for a connection of your choice and a digital coaxial input for say a DVD player or cable box.
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Old 03-12-2008, 06:31 PM   #39  
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So would I need an extra optical cable to get this to work? Sorry, I'm really confused as to how the setup would work. Like would I have to move my wires from my speakers from my subwoofer to the back of the receiver.etc? I'd appreciate your input on this one, and if it would definitely solve my sound problem
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Would a receiver with a HDMI output really make a big difference? Because I found a Sony one here
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The sad thing about some lower end receivers is that they will support HDMI switching...this a process in which the video property is allowed to "pass through" and be passed on to your TV. To me, this means nothing more than having to buy another HDMI cable to run back to the TV from the back of the receiver...one still has to use an optical cable from the source to the back of the receiver inorder to obtain digital sound. That said, I feel receivers with HDMI "pass through" are really only good for the option of extra HDMI inputs.

Now if you can find a receiver with HDMI that supports both sound and audio, you are golden. Onkyo has a couple models that start at a fair price. Check out some used Onkyo receivers with HDMI.
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The ones I found on ebay were rather expensive, some were pushing the 600 mark! My budget is somewhat limited. I could go as high as say 150-200.
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If your budget is 200, I would grab the Yamaha receiver you looked at from Amazon UK.

You can still use the speakers (sans subwoofer) from your old system to connect to the new Yamaha and have all the digital connections you need for your existing components.

The only piece of gear you should avoid using is the subwoofer from your old system as it was the culprit of the noise. I noticed that eBay UK had some deals on powered subwoofers and you could probably get one with the remainder of your cash not spent on the receiver. Just make sure it is powered and not passive.

I am hands down certain that you can do this within your budget and you will be so much happier with the sound and ability to connect all of your gear in a correct fashion.
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Thanks man, that certainly helps me out a lot. I was worried that i'd spend all that cash for nothing! I'll start making preparations...

Edit: I just checked ebay and found a few that I'm not sure about..would the subwoofer need an optical output or not?
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Connections for the sub...

Most if not all current receivers in this price range will have what is called a subwoofer pre-out connection. The connection is a single RCA out that is located on the back of the receiver. For fact, I know that the Yamaha you are looking at has this type of connection.

Depending on the sub you choose, it might have a single RCA input or stereo RCA (red and white) input. Gather info buy looking at pictures of the sub you are going to choose and you can determine if you will need a what is called a y-cable adapter...nothing more than an adapter that allows you to connect a single RCA cable to split the signal and connect to the red and white RCA inputs on the back of the sub.

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