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Old 16-10-2010, 07:44 PM   #1
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My new media setup

It's all up and running now (bloody settings and menu's)

46" samsung 3d tv
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Old 16-10-2010, 08:10 PM   #2
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Re: My new media setup

Sure I read your using optical for the sound at some point, wont that degrade the audio what with it not being digital and all?

Other than that its a sexy setup mate
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Old 16-10-2010, 08:28 PM   #3
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Re: My new media setup

I'm using hdmi where ever i can. If i can't then i'm using optical as this allows me to use 7.1 without all the mess and fire risk (i have 12 plug sockets back their with wires going all over the place, anymore cables i would be at risk)
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Re: My new media setup

Doesn't it downscale though due to it not being HDCP compliment?
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Re: My new media setup

Optical cables still carry a digital signal, so the quality of the audio getting to the receiver would be the same as going via HDMI. HDCP only stops the copying of video and audio with unssupported devices (DRM for HD, if you will) so there's no downscaling as a result. Just that the audio could easily be copied (recorded) by a device attached to the amp.

(May be subject to being wrong on the above, but that's how I believe it to work)
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Re: My new media setup

As far as i'm aware (and im no expert), optical is physically capable of carrying HD audio but the protocol (S/PDIF) isn't.. So any audio passed via optical will not be HD, it will be downgraded. Silly really.

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Re: My new media setup

looks good mate - but hate to be the bearer of bad news - but looks like things are going consoless - read somewhere that soon we'll be able to play video games without a console - it will all be streamed or something!
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looks good mate - but hate to be the bearer of bad news - but looks like things are going consoless - read somewhere that soon we'll be able to play video games without a console - it will all be streamed or something!
Sounds like your talking about the Onlive

http://fwd.five.tv/gadget-show/gadge...al-with-onlive
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Playcast Media?

This was the title of the piece of news I found:
Portugal Telecom and Playcast Media Launch High-End Video Games Streaming Service

What do you think of it?
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not sure about that as theres little info about it and how it would work in the real world.

Onlive has already been though beta and should be being released in yje UK soon
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My Dad promise me to buy this samsung 3d tv for me at this Christmas..
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