a must have! love mine! i have the h/k 720 (better price, does the same thing) - it's a logitech under the h/k name.
I am newbie as compared to some of the people who frequent these forums. I am planning to build an entry level home theatre system and I have a couple of stupid questions. Please excuse my ignorance and stupidity of these questions!
Below are the components I am considering for my Home Theatre:
Samsung HLS-5679W 56" LED Engine 1080p DLP HDTV
Onkyo TX-SR605 7.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver
Onkyo SKS-HT540 7.1 Surround Sound Speaker System
Samsung BD-P1200 Blu-Ray Disc Player
Logitech Harmony 890 Advanced Universal Remote Control
- Firstly, is the HLS-5679W a good TV? Surely all the reviews I have read about it seem to suggest it is? Apart from the sluggish menu and sub-par remote, every review sings praise about the TV including the CNET review. I dont really care about the menu as I will only access it once and I am getting a universal remote.
- Secondly, I was reading the features present in this television on Amazon and one of the features stated was:
"Digital Format Converter (upconverts all signals to 1080p) - (no need for a separate upconverting DVD player); DNIeTM (Digital Natural Image engine) picture enhancer; 2-tuner Picture-in-Picture (split-screen or inset)"
Now, does this mean that if I plug in my standard definition 480i Dish Network DVR via RCA cables to this TV, the TV will upconvert the standard definition 480i feed to 1080p?
- According to all the reviews I have read about the TX-SR605, it seems to be the best A/V reciever in the price range, is that so? And secondly, I dont really want to go with a 7.1 channel A/V solution because it creates too many wires and clutters the whole room with speakers. But if I go with a 5.1 channel solution then I am missing out on allot of the superior sound features of Blu-Ray right? Also this reciever claims to upconvert video source aswell, so does that also mena that it wil upconvert my standard definition TV Signal to 1080i/p?
Furthermore this A/V Reciever boasts Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding. But whats the use when there is no BluRay DVD Player that supports those formats? Only Toshiba HD-DVD Players support HD Master right? Apart from "future-proofing" is there really any advantages of spending extra dinero's for having these features?
About the BluRay player:
Is the Samsung BD-P1200 Blu-Ray Disc Player a good choice? I am not even going to ask whether I should buy BD or HD because I know that would cause another format-war discussion! =)
And finally the Logitech Harmony 890, any feedback goor or bad?
Your help will be greatly appreciated!
Thanx in advance guys!