Xbox 360 Kinect + Blu ray Player + SATELLITE TV + PC + 5.1 Sound System + Projector

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  1. tobiasthiago

    tobiasthiago Auditioning

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    I am new to this. I've read a lot about it but it seems the only way to make this work would be spending hundreds of dollars. Maybe someone here can help me out.
    Here are the items I have (or that I am about to buy)
    1) Xbox 360 Kinect
    2) Blue Ray player (I need to buy one. I am looking for a really basic one if possible)
    3) Satellite TV (DISH that has a receiver and I believe it lets me use HDMI cable to hook up to projector)
    4) Projector BenQ W1060 (I am going to buy this one this week probably)
    http://www.globalaudio.ru/sadm_images/Projector/BenQ/W1060-002.jpg
    5) Sound System (not sure which one to use but it would be for movies, gaming, TV. Basically everything)
    6) Regular PC with DVI and VGA output
    My goal: I want to be able to use everything (PC, Xbox, Satellite TV and Blue Ray player) on my projector and I want al of them to use the sound system. Is it possible? What would I need? Where would each device be connected to? How much do you think I would have to spend?
    Thank you very much!
     
  2. Gregg Loewen

    Gregg Loewen Video Standards Instructor, THX Ltd.
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    you need an AVR ( Audio Video Receiver) that has HDMI inputs.
    Each component will have a HDMI cable from it to the AVR. the HDMI cable will carry video and audio signals. You will need 1 HDMI cable to run from the AVR to the projector.
    You will need an adapter for the PC to go from DVI to HDMI. DVI does not carry audio. A better option would be to upgrade the video card on the PC to one that has HDMI output.
     
  3. Jason Charlton

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    Based on the list of devices you are planning to purchase, a few hundred dollars for a decent A/V receiver is a drop in the bucket.
     
  4. tobiasthiago

    tobiasthiago Auditioning

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    I know man. that's what happens when a poor college student gets a few bucks... I try to do the impossible... maybe I just have high expectations and little money...
     
  5. tobiasthiago

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    Jason, how about this receiver?
    http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AVR-1312-Channel-Theater-Receiver/dp/B004U403S6/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS?ie=UTF8&coliid=I7FDVLNYG6YEI&colid=25OPG23N7QO0B
    do you think that would do the job?
     
  6. tobiasthiago

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    sorry, the previous question about the receiver was meant to go to Gregg
     

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