Finalizing My first HT setup, Pioneer VSX-D811S....

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  1. Ricky Hartanto

    Ricky Hartanto Auditioning

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    Hi,

    I am deciding to have the following setup for my first HT:

    Sony Wega KV-27F12S (Owned)
    Pioneer VSX-D811S
    JBL NSP1
    Sony SA-WM40

    Please feel free to put any critics on my plan.

    Now I am lack of three items in my plan:

    First, Cables, I do not know which brand to buy but I was thinking of AR cables. However, I do not know how many different cables that I should purchase.
    Second, DVD player. I was considering a Samsung progressive scan DVD player for around $150 which is my budget for the DVD player. I was thinking that the prog scan may not be essential considering my TV, however, it may be convenient to have the latest tech? Should I purchase a prog scan DVD player or a regular one?
    Third, a rear center speaker, since I am going to purchase the JBL NSP1, I was thinking of buying another JBL speaker. However, I do not know if the rear center speaker is the same as the front center speaker.

    Please let me know what other things that I should consider such as AVIA or sound meter to have so that it will perform the best.
    Thank you so much for your help. I can’t wait to have it all set up as soon as possible J
     
  2. David Ison

    David Ison Stunt Coordinator

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    I think you made some good choices, I have the same rec. and it does just fine, with all the bells & whistles and it is easy to upgrade(bigger amp). use 2 JBL's(n-24s) for the rear not a cntr chnl. speaker , go with a prog. dvd player just as affordable. get your cables at radio shack( shielded)also pickup a shack spl meter. the avia is a must in order to set up your system the right way.(audio as well as video)One more thing stuff the sub ,about 50% full with polyfil. not to say other cables are bad they just cost more.
     
  3. ThomasL

    ThomasL Supporting Actor

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    Ricky, if you're not thinking of replacing the tv anytime soon, then just get a non-progressive scan dvd player. A progressive scan dvd player will be useless to you unless you have a tv that can handle a progressive scan signal (i.e. a HDTV-ready tv). The one rule with technology purchases is never buy anything you can't use now. I'd go with a Toshiba, Sony or Panasonic dvd player. Samsung may be fine but I just remember reading about a lot of problems with freezing/skipping with their players from last year. Don't know if this is still a problem.

    I'd also go with two N24 rears instead of another center channel and I'd say that the Sound and Vision calibration dvd ($17 at Best Buy) plus a RS soundmeter are good purchases.

    good luck,


    --tom
     
  4. AllanN

    AllanN Supporting Actor

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    Hey Ricky im going to go with a similar setup in the fall once I get the cash. If you get a change tell me how your setup goes.

    My Future Setup

    43" High Scan RPTV Sony KP-43HT20
    Receiver Pioneer VSX-D811S
    Main Speakers JBL NORTHRIDGE SERIES N38
    Im going to get the NSP1 and use the 4 N24's as surround and back surround and use the N CENTER as the normal center.
    Subwoofer Sony SA-WM40
    DVD Player Sony DVP-NC655P/B Black

    Component interconects will use Belden/Canare custom cables from RhinoCables.com. Digital S/PDIF interconects will utilize Sony POC-20AP TOSLink optical cables. All other S-Video, composite, and analog audio interconects will be Radio Shack Gold Series.
     
  5. Ricky Hartanto

    Ricky Hartanto Auditioning

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    I ordered them yesterday. I'll sure let you know what I think about it Allan. Just waitin for it to arrive.
     

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