Archive for November, 2008

Nov
29

Additional options with receiver

image  So with my receiver running a couple days I was pretty satisfied with the endless options this box has. Future ready for Sirius/XM HD Radio and various different sound options. Nice thing also was that the remote could be programmed with various codes to control my TV, DVD player and the comcast dvr box which saves having laying around some remotes.
Next topic was to enable to pass through my Playstation 3 streaming video by using the Playon media streamer Playon link.

This tool can stream from websites like Hulu, ESPN, CBS and recently Netflix online accounts video/movie queues. It works great and really enjoying it, although still not HD top quality that is just a matter of time when more bandwith is available. image

Second challenge was to connect my Ipod Touch to the receiver. For this I had bought in the past the Apple AV component cable set with including usb charger. So connecting everything to my receiver and with my component cable leftover from my dvr (switched to HDMI) connected that to my TV. It seemed it worked great but then I noticed only black and white showed up and no color. I tried to find and switch every possible setting and searched on various blogs and forums, but no solution for this, typically Apple ofcourse. So after some think work, I ended up connecting the part to my TV directly. And then using my audio out connection on my tv into an audio in on my receiver so I still have the surround sound working. After downloading a new movie Kungfu Panda for my son on I-tunes we were all set to go and it worked great. Perfect colors HD quality and surround sound in sync through my Onkyo receiver. Also with the included USB charger, the ipod will not get out of juice either which is nice, and it can charge fully overnight.


Nov
29

Onkyo TX SR606 audio receiver

It has been a while since my last blog. But a lot has happened in the past several months. Company was taken over by Staples Inc. We went on vacation in Wyoming and when we came back we sold and bought a new house.

So about 2 months ago we moved in and one of the nice things in the new house was that it had build in surround sound speakers. But the issue was that my LCD TV, dvd player, playstation and comcast box where standalone hardware boxes, so on advice of my brother in-law I started to investigate in audio receivers. After a long search within my budget i bought this Onkyo TX SR606 at NEWEGG for 349- dollars.

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You think you are done by buying a receiver but after a cheap extended manufacturing warranty of 40 bucks and all the cables and wiring I needed It ended up around 450,- still not to bad as I have seen receivers in the range of 200 to 4000,- dollar during my research.

The nice think of the Onkyo is that it had 3 HDMI in and 1 HDMI out video/audio pass through connections, which meant I can now both have my PS3, DVD player and my new Comcast DVR HD box straight through this receiver with only one HDMI cable going into my TV. The setup was done in a split second, most work was the wiring of the surround sound as I needed to strip 10×2 = 40 cable ends from my 25 feet audio cable I bought at Circuit city to hook them up in both my central wall-outlet and the connectors on the receiver. I still have 2 speaker outlets available as this is 7.1 dolby surround, which lead to my patio outdoors. Just need to buy some speakers for that next summer to have some nice sound outside. With the 2-zone on this receiver I also can have the outside sound be different from the inside. So the kids can watch a movie and we can enjoy some radio/ipod touch music.


Nov
23

Ajax

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Nov
23

Live from Denver

Fun

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Nov
20

Coloring with my sister baby

Coloring

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Nov
19

Fishing toy at the Doctor

Fishing

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Nov
11

Saige is getting big!


Nov
06

Haircut

Haircut

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Nov
02

Halloween 2008


Nov
01

Crestview Lane – Vista Ridge Erie Colorado


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