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  Reply # 314584 4-Apr-2010 09:27
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So if the screens are at opposite walls, wouldn't all there chairs etc be on swivels?, I would just setup the 5.1 system with the projector and just use speakers in TV, Keep it simple!.
All you have to say to the customer is in your professional opinon they are silly and its a silly idea and normal people don't have silly ideas. :P
Silly people can't handle setups with to many steps and guess whom they are going to call when can't find input selector button!

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  Reply # 315950 7-Apr-2010 22:17
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Bolly: I would just setup the 5.1 system with the projector and just use speakers in TV, Keep it simple!


This is exactly the setup I've got - nice and easy.  Yes, TV viewing only gives stereo sound, but how often do you really need 5.1 for normal TV anyway?  I can't think of anything worse than ads being in surrond sound!  Use the TV for watching TV, and the projector for watching movies.

Depending on the other source components in the mix too (e.g. a blu-ray/DVD player), they can either be connected up via a different signal output off the source box, or use a matrix splitter device if using HDMI to output to either the TV or the projector depending on what's being used.

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  Reply # 315960 7-Apr-2010 22:37
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How about the simple method?  Get a decent amp and use its AV switching to poke output to the TV and to the projector? It the TV has the DVB-T receiver in it, use the TV's audio-out to go into the amp and let the one amp talk to the speakers in whatever configuration you want.  Likewise with the projector - something's gotta be feeding the AV out so take that feed and pipe it into one of the amp's inputs. Then it's one amp to one set of speakers.

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  Reply # 316053 8-Apr-2010 09:35
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nzsouthernman: How about the simple method?  Get a decent amp and use its AV switching to poke output to the TV and to the projector? It the TV has the DVB-T receiver in it, use the TV's audio-out to go into the amp and let the one amp talk to the speakers in whatever configuration you want.  Likewise with the projector - something's gotta be feeding the AV out so take that feed and pipe it into one of the amp's inputs. Then it's one amp to one set of speakers.


Is there an amp that will allow one to designation a pair of speakers as rear surround for one input, yet left front and right front for another? 

(Perhaps I haven't poked with decent enough amps yet?)

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