Confused about how I'm going to be wiring this.

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  1. Noah Gottula

    Noah Gottula Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm buying a JVC 56" HD-ILA
    http://www.jvc.com/product.jsp?model...hId=114&page=2

    I also plan on getting an Xbox 360, OPPO DVD player, and I have the comcast cable DVR box.

    The Xbox 360 uses HD component cables, the OPPO DVI and comcast box uses DVI or components.

    How will I plug all of this in to take advantage of the best picture quality? As far as I know the TV has one HDMI input, and two HD components.

    Is using a DVI/HDMI connector for the OPPO, and using the components for my comcast DVR my only option? And will I notice any difference having to use components instead of DVI on the comcast box?

    Let me know what you all think.
     
  2. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    Probably not, but before you invest in a DVI switch box, you can experiment by changing your inputs around and decide for yourself.
     
  3. John S

    John S Producer

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    Seems like you have enough inputs....

    Component Video switching is decently cheap. You can even generally find a complete surround audio system that can switch it and give you more HD Component inputs as well for under $300.00
     
  4. Noah Gottula

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    It would have to be a pretty big picture difference for me to invest $300 on a switch.

    What about receivers? Would this be a good way to go? Getting a receiver that can take all sorts of inputs and put them on one DVI/HDMI to the TV.
     
  5. PatrickJB

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    I just wasted 10 minutes typing up an reply with links just to get swatted by the system and the damn link policy.

    Sorry Noah, I'll try again later if I have the patience.
     
  6. Noah Gottula

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    Thanks anyway Patrick, any help is greatly appreciated.
     
  7. PatrickJB

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    Long story short...

    This receiver is under $300 and is often recomended as a
    low cost choice around here:

    >>(hope this works)circuitcity.com/ssm/Panasonic-Surround-Sound-Receiver-SA-XR55-/sem/rpsm/oid/131941/catOid/-12884/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do>amazon.com/gp/product/B0002H6M0S/qid=1134593940/sr=8-10/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl23/104-8543512-3680748?n=507846&s=electronics&v=glance
     
  8. PatrickJB

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    ...or go to google and search for:

    Athena 15345 Point 5 MKII

    and

    Panasonic SA-XR55
     
  9. joseph westcott

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    The Oppo is a waste of money if you do not use the DVI output.

    Component output on the Oppo is limited to 480i only.
     
  10. PatrickJB

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    "Oppo"

    What is that?

    ...EDIT... Nevermind, it's the DVD player : ) ...EDIT...
     

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