New system feedback anyone?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by randySH, Apr 9, 2005.

  1. randySH

    randySH Agent

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2005
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    0
    In a couple of weeks the following will be installed in my living room

    Pioneer Pro 1010 50 inch Plasma Monitor
    MX800-RFS IR/RF
    Yamaha RXV 650
    PDR-10 120 Watt Paradigm
    5-Paradigm AMS-300 speakers (in wall) I need in wall for various reasons and not 7 speakers as I only have 3 walls

    a new DVD and VCR but I don't have the model info on that

    and about $1000 in cables and accessories...

    Understanding that I am an old fart and wont use this for music, is this a decent system? AND

    why did one guy in a store tell me that if I want TRUE HD (i am hooking up to direct tv and their hd stuff/receiver)
    i need a CRT television ? huh??
     
  2. randySH

    randySH Agent

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2005
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    0
    I guess I should add that I know and trust the store that is selling this to me and installing it, they are locally owned and friends of mine.

    I am just new to all this and am curious about others experience...

    anyone?
     
  3. Scott Lawrence

    Scott Lawrence Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2005
    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    0


    Because most Plasma TVs are actually EDTV (enhanced definition TV) and not HDTV. EDTV is higher resolution than standard def TV but not nearly as high as HDTV. I think it's even less than 720p resolutions, IIRC. So you TV may accept a 720p or 1080i input, but then downscales it to it's native resolution; therefore you don't get the full resolution of HDTV.
     
  4. TimMc

    TimMc Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2002
    Messages:
    220
    Likes Received:
    0
    randySH - you don't need to worry about the ED vs. HD stuff. From what I remember all of the Pioneer Elite plasmas have a native resolution of 720P or better - that works just fine for HD. The comment about needing a CRT-based set probably comes from someone who only knows or uses 1080i as HD. You'll be fine w/ that stuff - especially the Pioneer! (Not that anyone here would be jealous... ;~)
     
  5. randySH

    randySH Agent

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2005
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    0
    thanks guys!!! I am excited, to say the least...
     

Share This Page