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#21 of 29 OFFLINE   MRK

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Posted July 19 2013 - 12:43 PM

It was part of the house. May be you are right, it might be more work than he anticipated.

 

Is this bedroom part of the house that "wasn't there when the house was new"? Otherwise known as a "room addition"?

 

That would be about the only explanation that would make sense on why he couldn't run a piece of conduit. (or rather, didn't want to...more work. Was this "agreed upon" in price before hand...and then it turned into "more work" than he thought he'd get paid for?)


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#22 of 29 OFFLINE   Jason Charlton

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Posted July 19 2013 - 01:03 PM

I think this all boils down to what is your ultimate goal.

 

If it's to simply improve the sound over the stock TV speakers, and the sound bar provides the audio quality that you desire, then I agree that the 921 is just a waste of device. Sell it and use a remote controllable HDMI switch as Sam suggested.

 

If your ultimate goal is to have a theater-like surround sound setup, then the 921 is a good piece of equipment to keep on hand, and the soundbar is not really going to help you achieve your goal.

 

Essentially, an A/V receiver like the 921 and a sound bar like the one you have are each intended for different end goals. It's generally not cost-effective to try and combine the two.


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Posted July 20 2013 - 04:06 AM

I agree with both of you Sam & Jason. Probably I will keep my 921 and get passive speaker system some time in future and move the sound bar into one of the bedrooms. In the meanwhile based on the set up I have, is there any improvement I can make to get better sound without adding any additional stuff?Thanks to both of you for your input.

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#24 of 29 OFFLINE   schan1269

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Posted July 20 2013 - 04:22 AM

Your sound is only as good as the weakest link. If you don't like the 660...Try another soundbar. The only tweak there is with a soundbar is box it up, return, pick another one.

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Posted July 22 2013 - 05:45 AM

Your sound is only as good as the weakest link. If you don't like the 660...Try another soundbar. The only tweak there is with a soundbar is box it up, return, pick another one.

 

Sorry I should have been very clear. I like the soundbar for sure as it performs way better than my TV speakers.  my question is more towards is there any better way of connecting with my setup using 921 as a switcher?



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Posted July 22 2013 - 06:18 AM

Nope.The way you have the 921 connected is a complete and total waste.

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Posted July 22 2013 - 09:37 AM

Nope.The way you have the 921 connected is a complete and total waste.

Thanks Sam. I got your point. I am thinking of using 921 in my bonus room or selling it. Can you please point me to very good HDMI switcher which can be controlled using my harmony 900 in a closed cabinets.


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Posted July 22 2013 - 10:31 AM

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Posted July 22 2013 - 10:46 AM

There is also the 280710 with 5 inputs, but isn't 3d.




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