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Old 12-16-2013, 06:00 PM   #1
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What's in YOUR media bay?

In my revolution, the media bay was robbed when I got her.

All that's up there is an HDMI cable to the TV, a switcher box, and bare wires to the speakers around the coach.

The radio works great to the speaker in the radio position, and I assume the switch to "surround sound" lights up the empty speaker wires.

So here's my question, what do I hook up up there?

I obviously want a blu ray player BUT I would need one with individual surround sound speaker connections ( for raw wires) OR I would need a blu ray + a stereo of some sort.

Well I like to keep things simple, so any ideas?
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I dumped the receiver that Winney put in. I put an Audio Visual amp which accepted my HDMI input from the TV & Blueray DVD player. I also added a small powered sub woofer to add depth to the weak speakers Winney installed. Very happy with the results.
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We just got a PS3 that we will use for the Blu-Ray and for gaming with the kids and grand kids across the country.
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Old 12-16-2013, 07:18 PM   #4
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I dumped the receiver that Winney put in. I put an Audio Visual amp which accepted my HDMI input from the TV & Blueray DVD player. I also added a small powered sub woofer to add depth to the weak speakers Winney installed. Very happy with the results.
WHICH audio visual amp.. that's what I want to know

something I can type into google and buy
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Old 12-16-2013, 07:21 PM   #5
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We just got a PS3 that we will use for the Blu-Ray and for gaming with the kids and grand kids across the country.
I LOVE MY ps3 and want one in the bus, but I know the back won't let me connect the individual speaker wires, meaning, I need a receiver just like at home.

Just curious if there is a super efficient receiver I should be on the lookout for..... or, no, it doesn't really matter.
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I LOVE MY ps3 and want one in the bus, but I know the back won't let me connect the individual speaker wires, meaning, I need a receiver just like at home.

Just curious if there is a super efficient receiver I should be on the lookout for..... or, no, it doesn't really matter.
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I will let you know what if anything special he does to get it all hooked up. Now that the play is done we have several things to hook up and clean up around the house/RV.
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In my 2005 Revolution LE, I have a platform that used to house a tv just like the one up front, a stereo radio (like out of someone's dash in a car) and two nice speaker columns on either side of the back of the compartment. It is late tonight but I could take a picture if needed
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Old 12-16-2013, 08:48 PM   #8
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The Sony DAVHDZ235 Home Theater System in our coach bit the dust recently, it was an OK system for what it did, but it always irked me that Sony did not see fit to put in a graphic equalizer. To replace it, we wanted that plus Bluetooth and we found the LG BH6730S to best suit us.

We would have stuck with Sony except for the fact that the BDV-E3100, which also has Bluetooth, has a two pin antenna connector that would not have hooked to our external antenna.

Both these systems are combination Blue Ray Disc / FM Home Theater Systems with some kind of external analog and digital audio inputs and HDMI-only TV outputs. You can get much better sound quality by going with the separate amp / Blue Ray player that toneumanns did, but we are not audiophiles and this one sounds fine to us.

We also dry camp a lot and wanted an efficient system. The Sony, when off, drew less than 1A (at 12V DC, not 120V AC) from our inverter, and when on was not a lot more, maybe 3-5A. Like the Sony, the LG has digital amps which are very efficient. We haven't dry camped with it yet, but expect similar low power draw with it.

Note neither of these have an HDMI input for something like a PS3, to get that you'd need to go with something like a Samsung HT-FM53, which is no longer being made but may be available refurbished. You also could hook up the PS3 to one of your HDMI TV inputs if it has what they call Audio Return Channel, which I believe will feed the sound from the PS3 (or anything else you plug into another HDMI input on the TV) back out to the Home Theater System through it's HDMI cable.
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All I know so far is I don't want an old tube tv and I don't like viewing tv at ceiling level.
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The Sony DAVHDZ235 Home Theater System in our coach bit the dust recently, it was an OK system for what it did, but it always irked me that Sony did not see fit to put in a graphic equalizer. To replace it, we wanted that plus Bluetooth and we found the LG BH6730S to best suit us.

We would have stuck with Sony except for the fact that the BDV-E3100, which also has Bluetooth, has a two pin antenna connector that would not have hooked to our external antenna.

Both these systems are combination Blue Ray Disc / FM Home Theater Systems with some kind of external analog and digital audio inputs and HDMI-only TV outputs. You can get much better sound quality by going with the separate amp / Blue Ray player that toneumanns did, but we are not audiophiles and this one sounds fine to us.

We also dry camp a lot and wanted an efficient system. The Sony, when off, drew less than 1A (at 12V DC, not 120V AC) from our inverter, and when on was not a lot more, maybe 3-5A. Like the Sony, the LG has digital amps which are very efficient. We haven't dry camped with it yet, but expect similar low power draw with it.

Note neither of these have an HDMI input for something like a PS3, to get that you'd need to go with something like a Samsung HT-FM53, which is no longer being made but may be available refurbished. You also could hook up the PS3 to one of your HDMI TV inputs if it has what they call Audio Return Channel, which I believe will feed the sound from the PS3 (or anything else you plug into another HDMI input on the TV) back out to the Home Theater System through it's HDMI cable.
That's what I'm talking about, thanks!
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The Sony DAVHDZ235 Home Theater System in our coach bit the dust recently, it was an OK system for what it did, but it always irked me that Sony did not see fit to put in a graphic equalizer. To replace it, we wanted that plus Bluetooth and we found the LG BH6730S to best suit us.

We would have stuck with Sony except for the fact that the BDV-E3100, which also has Bluetooth, has a two pin antenna connector that would not have hooked to our external antenna.

Both these systems are combination Blue Ray Disc / FM Home Theater Systems with some kind of external analog and digital audio inputs and HDMI-only TV outputs. You can get much better sound quality by going with the separate amp / Blue Ray player that toneumanns did, but we are not audiophiles and this one sounds fine to us.

We also dry camp a lot and wanted an efficient system. The Sony, when off, drew less than 1A (at 12V DC, not 120V AC) from our inverter, and when on was not a lot more, maybe 3-5A. Like the Sony, the LG has digital amps which are very efficient. We haven't dry camped with it yet, but expect similar low power draw with it.

Note neither of these have an HDMI input for something like a PS3, to get that you'd need to go with something like a Samsung HT-FM53, which is no longer being made but may be available refurbished. You also could hook up the PS3 to one of your HDMI TV inputs if it has what they call Audio Return Channel, which I believe will feed the sound from the PS3 (or anything else you plug into another HDMI input on the TV) back out to the Home Theater System through it's HDMI cable.

The TV certainly has an hdmi cord loose in the bay next to it, but I have no idea IF the tv was routed through the audio system or not. I suppose the easiest way to find out is to plug my ps3 in or a roku player while in the driveway and see if the audio is on the tv only or through the rest of the system.

I know at this point for sure, the over the air tv reception plays through the tv only, so I would imagine nay HDMI device would be the same.

That's why I thought about plugging up a cheap receiver that could route all audio to the speaker wires hanging loose in the bay, but I don't want the power draw of two devices ya know...

In this case, the LG makes a WHOLE lotta sense. I wonder how the LG is going to split audio to the speaker outputs, and not route it through the HDMI out put where it feeds this video. There would have be a setting in the setup menu to swap audio from the HDMI to the speakers or something. (or an outside audio splitter)
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OH and the vizio tv installed DOES have an optical cable hanging out next to the hdmi, I bet that would return audio to the LG
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