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Old 06-28-2005, 07:18 PM   #1  
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Hey guys. No wonder I didn't get any responses, I posted this in the HiDef Audio instead of here >_<. Anyways, I am looking for a 5.1 system that has wireless rear speakers. I am a bit confused, as someone told me wireless is a hassle because of unmounting/remounting (not sure what he meant by this...). But anyways, here is my original post. All help is greatly appreciated!

Hey guys, I don't know what I was thinking posting this on GameSpot, you guys are the experts here. I have been looking at many surround sound systems, all with the necessity of wireless rear speakers (some totally wireless). But the problem is, all of these recievers only have composite in/out. I realize that that is FINE for Audio, but with my new HDTV I want an HD picture. So am I going to need a receiver that handles component in/out?

Here are a few of the sets I am looking at:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...46&vi=tech-data
My dream setup from Philips, but only a component video output (no input)

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...46&vi=tech-data
Another generic one, only composite in/out

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...ronics&n=541966
This is the one I wanted most. But still, only composite video in/out.

Am I missing something here? How do people expect to watch Progressive Scan DVDs with a setup like this, which only supports composite?


Sorry for triple post, but I have just talked to someone about this, and they have explained the situation. He says (since I'm using this for Xbox/360), that the cables from the XBOX go directly into the TV, and then the TV outputs the sound to the receiver. So since the XBOX never even touches the receiver, couldn't I use the HD cables to hook the box up to my TV, then use regular composite cables to hook up the surround sound? Since this is only audio, I'd still be getting an HD picture with surround sound right?

Just clarify the last paragraph and tell me what you think of the sound systems please
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Old 07-09-2005, 12:48 AM   #2  
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I am a bit confused, as someone told me wireless is a hassle because of unmounting/remounting (not sure what he meant by this...).
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I realize that that is FINE for Audio, but with my new HDTV I want an HD picture.
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Am I missing something here? How do people expect to watch Progressive Scan DVDs with a setup like this, which only supports composite?

Sorry for triple post, but I have just talked to someone about this, and they have explained the situation. He says (since I'm using this for Xbox/360), that the cables from the XBOX go directly into the TV, and then the TV outputs the sound to the receiver. So since the XBOX never even touches the receiver, couldn't I use the HD cables to hook the box up to my TV, then use regular composite cables to hook up the surround sound? Since this is only audio, I'd still be getting an HD picture with surround sound right?

Just clarify the last paragraph and tell me what you think of the sound systems please
The sound of the system will be STEREO and not surround (Dolby Digital), Digital Audio is carried by either a Fiber-Optic cable or a CoAxek cablem not by left and right audio cables. Your TV is only set up for Stereo not multi-channel audio.

BTW: NO XBOX system gives a HD signal. (1080I or 720P).

There are DVD's that will upconvert to a 1080I output via a HDMI cable but it is not true HD since the source is 480I from the DVD currently.

Also, my listening to 'Wireless Systems' has me speachless, in that I do not understand how a company can Ethically put out such a product. There is no dynamic range or accuracy of sound in them at all.

When the major speaker manufacters produce speakers that are wireless then we will have something that will truly be in line with the image we are watching. The closest thing to 'Wireless' that I have seen is the Yamaha 1 Speaker System (forgot the model number). For what it does it is a great stop gap till real wireless speakers come about.
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Would just like to point out that when you said no XBOX system can output HD, you are out of your mind. You have to buy the upgraded component cables, but even more evidence is that the supported games SAY 720p/1080i COMPATIBLE ON THE BACK OF THE BOX!
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Would just like to point out that when you said no XBOX system can output HD, you are out of your mind. You have to buy the upgraded component cables, but even more evidence is that the supported games SAY 720p/1080i COMPATIBLE ON THE BACK OF THE BOX!
Compatible is the same as HD Ready. Which current games or current DVD's are really HD?

Please get back to me with that answer.
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Siner?

For starters, the the PS2 has GT4 which will output a 1080i picture. But Xbox has a mulitude of games which output 720p and 1080i when equipped with the HD Pack.

Check out the following website, its a nice database of HD Games:

HDTV Pub

As for the "compatible" wording on the back of the boxes. It means "compatible" with HD Displays in the listed resolutions. If you have the HD Pack for your Xbox, you can select which resolutions to output in the Xbox's settings. Xbox is fully capable of generating a 1920 x 1080 picture. And just because games are on DVD doesnt mean they cant be HD. That just limits the amount of data on the disc until HD-DVD or BR comes around.

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