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In the meantime the sub is now hooked up using one cable, there is now HDMI from satellite to AVR to TV, an optical digital audio is installed (as there is no ARC), the DVD is hooked back in with its component cables, and Hal even figured out how to hook up the VCR! He hooked the satellite to the VCR bypassing the amp (no appropriate outputs), but we can play back through the amp on AV5. He's written up a text file so we can remember which buttons to push to make it work.


By the connection to the VCR do you mean the OTA antenna? Didn’t you have that connected directly into the TV with an audio cable back to the amp?

I have not yet run YPAO, looks like that will happen tomorrow.

That will fine tune the system and if you think it’s good now… Point: YPAO runs at 0dB and that’s fairly loud. Forewarn Hal and the puppies.

But I turned on the DVD player and the LotR sounded INCREDIBLE!! Ran Luna and Ziggy right out of the room! When I demo'd it to Hal though he put his hands over his ears so I had to turn it down. A lot. *sigh* (I blame the many Grateful Dead concerts he attended before we met.) He does think it sounds and looks pretty damn good though.

I am pleased.

All that data already existed on the disc and now you can access it. Same thing with your stereo CDs and music coming down from FM or the satellite. I think you’ll be most surprised at how good a sound system you have playing these sources.

Plus if you do upgrade components such as the DVD player you won’t need any additional cost but the cost of the player.

The only change I’d make on your system is add a PVR. Don’t know anyone who has one will set theirs aside. So bloody convenient and records hi-def. Elly (has a background in professional dancing) records all the dancing shows and watches them when she has time.

Glad you’re pleased. You’ve worked hard at this amid a steep learning curve (how many generations since the old Sony?). Now you can help fleg update his 15 year-old system.

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