What else do I need?

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by David.Thor, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. David.Thor

    David.Thor Auditioning

    Jan 29, 2006
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    Hey Guys this is my first true set-up so I don't want to leave it up to the guys at the B--- B-- store if you know what I mean. What else as far as cables and connectors do I need to purchase?

    I'm buying the following items:

    Pioneer Elite Pro1130HD
    Yamaha RX-V1600
    Aperion Intimus 533-PT fronts
    Aperion Intimus 533-VAC center
    Aperion Intimus 534-SS Dipole/Bipole Surround
    HSU-Vtf-2MK 2 sub
    Omnimount tilting mount

    Tell me more about what HDMI cables and connectors or anything else you guys may deem advisable.

    Thanks in advance for any help you may offer
  2. Dick Knisely

    Dick Knisely Second Unit

    Oct 22, 2005
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    First its easy to overpay for cables of all kinds. Second its easy to avoid it. Lots of sites online that can provide good stuff and reasonable prices. Example sites:


    Third, recommend you read the faq/primer here:

    Anything more specific about your connections needs to have info about what's available for inputs and outputs on the various devices and what limitations you might have as a result of how things are set up especially if distances over about 12-15' are involved.
  3. Gary Thomas

    Gary Thomas Second Unit

    Jan 17, 1999
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    Keep in mind "ease of use" once everything is set up. Many recommend connecting your components directly to your tv. You might have HDMI from DVD to TV, Component or S-Video from Satellite or Cable to TV, RCA or S-Video from VCR to TV, etc. While you will get good picture quality this way, you will have to scroll through your video inputs on the tv to locate the component you are trying to use.

    I'm not familiar with your receiver, but many receivers will "switch" your video cables for you. You may choose, if possible, to use component video cables or S-Video cables with all of your components, then have 1 connection from your receiver to your tv. It makes it easier to switch between components.

    I also recommend a good quality universal remote. You many want to check out remotecentral.com for reviews.

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