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#51 cooksta

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 01:18 PM

I've got a 5.1 setup at home and yet on the amp there is a sticker that displays it's 7.1 ready...the Amp can only hold 5 speakers plus the sub.
So what does that mean 7.1 ready???

Can some please explain it to me...thanks


5.1 obviously is front left; front right; centre; surround left; surround right and subwoofer.

If your amp says it is 7.1 ready then it must have 2 extra speaker connections for the surround back left and right channels.

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 11:23 PM

5.1 obviously is front left; front right; centre; surround left; surround right and subwoofer.

If your amp says it is 7.1 ready then it must have 2 extra speaker connections for the surround back left and right channels.


some avrs are 7.1 ready but only have 5channels of amps on board. rotel do it with some of their avrs 7.1 ready but only have amps and speaker connections for 5 speakers, if want to go 7.1 you have to hook up another 2ch amp and use the pre-outs on the avr to feed it. then have full 7.1 capability. generalzod probably need to clarify what your actual amp is so can clarify if this si the case.

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 02:59 PM

some avrs are 7.1 ready but only have 5channels of amps on board. rotel do it with some of their avrs 7.1 ready but only have amps and speaker connections for 5 speakers, if want to go 7.1 you have to hook up another 2ch amp and use the pre-outs on the avr to feed it. then have full 7.1 capability. generalzod probably need to clarify what your actual amp is so can clarify if this si the case.


well I didnt know that Thanks Al :blush:

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 09:04 PM

some avrs are 7.1 ready but only have 5channels of amps on board. rotel do it with some of their avrs 7.1 ready but only have amps and speaker connections for 5 speakers, if want to go 7.1 you have to hook up another 2ch amp and use the pre-outs on the avr to feed it. then have full 7.1 capability. generalzod probably need to clarify what your actual amp is so can clarify if this si the case.





Kenwood krf-v5100d

Edited by generalzod, 31 July 2007 - 09:05 PM.


#55 Gutty

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 09:02 AM

Kenwood krf-v5100d


According to thye owners manual, the 5100 is not 7.1 capable at all. Only the 6100 but the rear surrounds run via a power amp.(can do 6.1 powered)

#56 lithast

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 07:53 PM

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 04:41 PM

Is it possible to get a DVD player with 2 Component outs? If not, what is my best option?

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Posted 08 October 2007 - 10:00 AM

Ok i need help! i have a connection problem....

Onkyo TX-SR575 AMP
Sharp LC-46PD7X LCD TV
Onkyo DS-A2X I POD Dock
Panasonic DMR-EX75 DVD Recorder


Currently i have connected,
the DVD via HDMI direct to TV
TV to AMP via Optical
IPOD Dock to Amp CBL/SAT + RI


do i need to get another HDMI cable? should i connect the DVD to Amp via HDMI then Amp to TV via HDMI?

also how do i get the IPOD Dock menu to come on to TV?
Thanks in advance

#59 LiveFreeAndRoam

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 03:18 PM

Ok i need help! i have a connection problem....

Onkyo TX-SR575 AMP
Sharp LC-46PD7X LCD TV
Onkyo DS-A2X I POD Dock
Panasonic DMR-EX75 DVD Recorder
Currently i have connected,
the DVD via HDMI direct to TV
TV to AMP via Optical
IPOD Dock to Amp CBL/SAT + RI
do i need to get another HDMI cable? should i connect the DVD to Amp via HDMI then Amp to TV via HDMI?

also how do i get the IPOD Dock menu to come on to TV?
Thanks in advance

This would be better asked in the Home Theater Subforum. Anyway, this is what I would have done:

LCD <--- HDMI ---> 875 <--- HDMI ---> DVDR

iPod connects to the 875 also.

You can pack the optical cable away for a rainy day.

LFaR.

Edited by LiveFreeAndRoam, 12 October 2007 - 03:18 PM.


#60 Air Jordan 23

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 11:41 AM

Why can't I create a new topic?

Anyways I was wondering if you could help me out i have recently purchased a song Bravia 46"X-Series and im looking for a decent home entertainment system for it. Im looking for a home-theatre-in-a-box type one, as my budget is limited but I want to be able to play it through my TV, The one that I bought with my TV (sony dav-dz750k) would only play through my DVD player.
Any recommendations?
also is the brand Onyo available in Australia?
thanks alot,
Matt

Edited by Air Jordan 23, 09 March 2008 - 11:46 AM.


#61 50MXE20

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 01:03 PM

Why can't I create a new topic?

Anyways I was wondering if you could help me out i have recently purchased a song Bravia 46"X-Series and im looking for a decent home entertainment system for it. Im looking for a home-theatre-in-a-box type one, as my budget is limited but I want to be able to play it through my TV, The one that I bought with my TV (sony dav-dz750k) would only play through my DVD player.
Any recommendations?
also is the brand Onyo available in Australia?
thanks alot,
Matt

If you read the help section you will see a number of pinned threads on this topic.

You need to get your post count up to or over 5.

Use the red text threads (pinned in the same area) to do this.

#62 AusScare

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 10:38 AM

Are there any current threads detailing a $1000 dvd/5.1 audio setup and where to get it cheapest?

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 11:09 AM

Are there any current threads detailing a $1000 dvd/5.1 audio setup and where to get it cheapest?

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#64 firewight

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 06:20 AM

cheers this is great info!

#65 Aqua

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 10:15 PM

Thank you alebonau

for not only designing this great thread, but by continual maintenance keeping us up to date on all things Home Theatre.

#66 rawmaterial

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 08:03 AM

Thank you for this

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:00 PM

Hi, new here, so please be patient with me :lol:

I have purchased a JVC th-g31 and its all working fine and sounds teriffic. I have a HDMI cable from my Samsung LCD Tv and Optical cable running to the back of the DVD.

A couple of audio cables run from the DVD to the Austar box, and everything works well.

What I cannot figure out and don't understand, is why I cannot receive sound through the home theatre when I am not using Austar and viewing free to air TV. The sound only comes from the built in TV speakers.

Would appreciate any help.

Thanks in advance.

davy57

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 12:44 PM

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#69 50MXE20

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 02:36 PM

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#70 avgeek

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 11:31 AM

Does anyone know of a good AV installer on the Gold coast ?

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 04:29 PM

Hey guys, I have a budget of ~30k for my home theatre equipment (AV receiver, speakers, cables and projector). As a newbie to this stuff I've been doing a lot of reading but I'm getting overwhelmed with all the options. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 12:23 PM

Hey guys, I have a budget of ~30k for my home theatre equipment (AV receiver, speakers, cables and projector). As a newbie to this stuff I've been doing a lot of reading but I'm getting overwhelmed with all the options. Can anyone point me in the right direction?


Probably best to ask this in the Setup, Design & Construction section. It will help if you include room dimensions (preferably with a floor plan) and level of light control as these can impact projector choices, as well as whether you are strictly HT, or want good music playback too (latter may influence % allocated to sound vs vision).

#73 kyrum

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:06 AM

Some good info here, but also many links I tried were either dead or outdated.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 07:49 PM

Some good info here, but also many links I tried were either dead or outdated.


hi kyrum its a member contributed FAQ mate so please if find any such feel free to suggest any need updating or alternatives as can imagine there is a stack of links there so any help at all or pointers would be very much appreciated by all whom might use as a resource :)

#75 Davo69

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:52 PM

Hi all,
I have just purchased a set of Klipsch RF82II 5.1 speaker system.
Now I am looking for an AVR to run them.
Down the track I would also like to run another set of speakers outside and also possibly in the kitchen/dining area.
The main use will be for movies, but also some music.
I have been looking at the Denon 3313 and also 4520.
What do other people think?
Cheers