Aren't there already enough IR things going on in the room with all the remotes? I think they should go Bluetooth or Wifi. On Nov 30, 2010, at 5:31 PM, wiltw@xxxxxxx wrote: > I wonder why no one has established an IR transmitter for surround channels, > with single channel amplifier powered by AC and with an IR receiver for a > single channel signal for each of the speakers you wish to connect. I would > immediately get two channels, for the side speakers to provide 7.1, since I > already have rear channels connected via wires to the amp. Lots of people > would likely buy these things even for basic rear channels. It's not like > tons of power needs to be in each amp. > > --wilt > > In a message dated 11/30/2010 9:52:41 A.M. Pacific Standard Time, > josthus@xxxxxxxxxxx writes: > It looks like none of the documentation says anything about wireless rears. > How far away will that wireless signal work? > > > > I’m thinking of getting this set for my bedroom TV. > > > > JO > > > > From: nikonf4-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:nikonf4-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On > Behalf Of Eric Welch > Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 8:26 PM > To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [nikonf4] Re: It's starting.... > > > > I have this. > > > > http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-THX-Certified-Digital-Surround-Speaker/dp/B0002WPSBC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1291083823&sr=8-1 > > > > Picked it up brand new from Craigslist for $250. Guy never opened the box > after buying it from Dell. > > > > It's widely acknowledged as the best surround sound you can get for anything > less than three times the price. Two digital optical inputs, one coaxial > input, and standard audio input, plus the back speakers are wireless. It's a > real winner for the TV. I also used to have it hooked to my Mac Pro but not > since I moved into the house and I don't have any way to connect it from so > far away. > > > > On Nov 29, 2010, at 3:46 PM, John Osthus wrote: > > > > > Yep. > > > > I have stereo in my “audio” room but life would not be as sweet without 5.1 > in the home theater room. > > > > Something like this would do the trick: > > > > http://www.outlawaudio.com/products/sr5005.html > > > > But it depends on a lot of factors. > > > > Sources > > Speakers > > Room setup (affects interconnects) > > Display > > > > From: nikonf4-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:nikonf4-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On > Behalf Of WiltW@xxxxxxx > Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 5:37 PM > To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [nikonf4] Re: It's starting.... > > > > Time to upgrade that receiver Jay! My 'old' Onkyo THX 5.1unit (from about 15 > years ago) had an issue (I can't remember what) so I upgraded myself to > another Onkyo THX 7.1 unit with HDMI and optical inputs, and it was a > fraction of the cost of the old one! > > > > --wilt > > > > In a message dated 11/29/2010 2:54:11 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, > JayPax@xxxxxxxx writes: > > I have AT&T U-verse. The Panasonic set does have an optical sound > output, but my Yamaha Receiver (which I bought in 1977, and which is > still magnificent), has no optical input, same not even having been > dreamed of in 1977, I am sure. > > Is there such a thing as a converter to convert optical input to analog? > > Or am I a hopeless dweeb for asking such a question? > > -----Original Message----- > From: nikonf4-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:nikonf4-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] > On Behalf Of John Osthus > Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 4:48 PM > To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [nikonf4] Re: It's starting.... > > For the audio you should not be going through the TV anyway. That is an > absolutely unnecessary step that gains you nothing. > > The only complication is how you have your room wired and what equipment > you > have or are willing to buy. If you do not have optical sound these days > you > are missing out. > > If you can tell me what your gear is I can help you figure out the best > path. > > There are several factors to consider and also some benefits from a new > TV > that most consumers are not aware of because the cable TV/satellite > people > don't want you to know. > > Best, > > John > > -----Original Message----- > From: nikonf4-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:nikonf4-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] > On > Behalf Of Jay Paxton > Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 11:26 AM > To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [nikonf4] Re: It's starting.... > > Thanks. I am still looking. Looked at the Panasonic G series 50" at > Best Buy this weekend. It is a magnificent image, and is almost 50% > less in price that the high end LED-LCD sets. But I am reading from > some sources that the plasma will fade (and the rich blacks that are so > attractive in the plasma) will 'gray up' in time.... then other sources > say these newer ones are better about that. But who knows? > > Also, this set does not have an analog audio output (many of them don't > these days). So how will I connect it to my existing stereo system to > get better than the tinny sound that all flat panel TVs emit? It's a > shame someone at Panasonic didn't think of that. > > > -----Original Message----- > From: nikonf4-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:nikonf4-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] > On Behalf Of mark@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 11:10 AM > To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [nikonf4] Re: It's starting.... > > Set it up Friday... going from CRT I'm still getting used to it. > > Image is nice, though it's obvious that newer shows look better than > older > shows. Watched the Eagles game on it Sun... The loss was just as ugly > as > it would have been on the CRT (and no motion/refresh rate problems). > Overall, for what I paid I'm happy with it. > > > > > Mark- > > > > So how is the plasma? Are you happy with it? > > > > I am still looking. > > > > -JP > > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: nikonf4-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:nikonf4-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] > > On Behalf Of Mark Stein > > Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 7:08 PM > > To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > Subject: [nikonf4] Re: It's starting.... > > > > A couple of things... > > > > First... Price. I set a price threshold that it had to be less than > > $400 > > for a 37-42 inch tv. This was the lowest price set I've seen, and it > > also > > has 2 year interest free financing... (less than $20 a month). > > > > Also, unless you pay for the higher refresh rates, plasma is better > for > > motion than LCD. > > > > I'm setting it up tomorrow... I'll let you know how it is. > > > > > > > > At 07:02 PM 11/24/2010 -0600, you wrote: > >>Mark- > >> > >>I am looking for a big screen TV as well. > >> > >>Why did you choose plasma over LED/LCD? > >> > >>LCDs look brighter and richer color in the store.... but maybe not > when > >>you get home. > >> > >>What made up your mind? > >> > >>Thanks, > >>Jay > >> > >>Lookout... black friday specials are starting. And me being a > > patriotic > >> > >>american, I'm stimulating the economy. > >> > >>Bought the 42 inch plasma on Mon. night. Now, I just bought a wacom > >>bamboo > >>tablet (their cheapest one) for $49 at newegg (with free shipping). I > >>also > >>bought a bluetooth head set for $.99 after rebate. > >> > >>Think I'm buying a miter saw on friday (Sears and Lowes has them for > >>$100 > >>with stand). And a couple of gifts for people too. > >> > >>-MS > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Eric > > > > They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety > deserve neither liberty nor safety. – Benjamin Franklin > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Eric The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason. - Hunter S. Thompson, – Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80s, page 43.