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Also i forgot to mention, soon i will integrate a new member.. a 3D 1080p projector, with a DaLite motorized screen mounted from the ceiling
don't spend fortune with that setup. look for projector screens in the links i posted above
    
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And as a recommendation, I would pipe the sound just through your mobo. Use the digital audio out to your receiver.
Sounds very important to me, could you please elaborate properly. The most flawless sound from my computer to the A/V reciever is very important to me.. hence i want to make sure that i get the best from it.
If possible can you also post some link on how to do this?
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don't spend fortune with that setup. look for projector screens in the links i posted above
Is it? I was under an impression, that one should not compromise on Projector screen. We keep changing Projectors, but not projector screens often. hence try to get the ones we plan to keep it for a longer time..
Someone on another forum mentioned about..

Excerpts from another forum.
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120" Dalite High Contrast High Power screen paired with a JVC HD250 would be a very good combination for a room with some ambient light. Ambient light can be light from the screen reflected back onto the screen because the light colored walls reflect light more than dark colored walls.

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If room has dark walls then a regular High Power screen would be a good option. If you can't do an HP set up, then I would look at screens with 1.3 or more gain and pair with HD250.

If you can rear shelf mount and your walls are light colored, then I would look at the High Contrast High Power. If dark colored walls, then regular High Power screen. Are you looking for a fixed frame screen? The High Contrast High Power is a new screen. AVS sells Dalite screens and have very competitive prices. Give them a call.

Keep in mind that people change projectors a lot more often than screens so it makes sense not to skimp on the screen. High Power screens are out since you are ceiling mounting. Since you want a drop down screen you need a tab tensioned screen. When you say "free hanging through the ceiling". Do you mean a concealed screen or a screen hanging from the ceiling? As I said before I would look for a 1.3 to 1.5 gain screen if buying a 120" screen. Screen materials like the Dalite Video Spectra, Dalite Cinema Vision, Carada Brilliant White, Vutec Bright White, Draper M2500, Stewart Firehawk G3 and Stewart Studiotek 130 G3 are examples of what I would look at for a 120" screen.
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Is it? I was under an impression, that one should not compromise on Projector screen. We keep changing Projectors, but not projector screens often. hence try to get the ones we plan to keep it for a longer time..
Someone on another forum mentioned about..

Excerpts from another forum.
All that info is good, and believe me you can find some grat perfoming screens on monoprice but alot cheeper. http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
    
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Also i forgot to mention, soon i will integrate a new member.. a 3D 1080p projector, with a DaLite motorized screen mounted from the ceiling
Hrm, well again since I'm not sure what you're planning on doing (HDMI vs DisplayPort/DVI, 5.1/7.1 or 7.2 etc);

This is the best advice I can give -

If you're using HDMI for most of the ports you'd want some sort of splitter so you can use a single HDMI-out that you can then select which device/devices are recieving the feed; and whether or not you are going to use HDMI or Coaxial/Toslink for the audio, or analog.

It really comes down to video and audio ports, and/or any other eccentric USB devices (like addon USB video/TV/DVR devices/capture cards/etc).

Hope that helps somewhat!
    
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Hrm, well again since I'm not sure what you're planning on doing (HDMI vs DisplayPort/DVI, 5.1/7.1 or 7.2 etc);

This is the best advice I can give -

If you're using HDMI for most of the ports you'd want some sort of splitter so you can use a single HDMI-out that you can then select which device/devices are recieving the feed; and whether or not you are going to use HDMI or Coaxial/Toslink for the audio, or analog.

It really comes down to video and audio ports, and/or any other eccentric USB devices (like addon USB video/TV/DVR devices/capture cards/etc).

Hope that helps somewhat!
You mean this, right?
    
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Yeah that or other similar type items. I have no personal experience with any of them, though I have glanced at several different types just doing some web-window-shopping.

    
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Hrm, well again since I'm not sure what you're planning on doing (HDMI vs DisplayPort/DVI, 5.1/7.1 or 7.2 etc);

This is the best advice I can give -

If you're using HDMI for most of the ports you'd want some sort of splitter so you can use a single HDMI-out that you can then select which device/devices are recieving the feed; and whether or not you are going to use HDMI or Coaxial/Toslink for the audio, or analog.

It really comes down to video and audio ports, and/or any other eccentric USB devices (like addon USB video/TV/DVR devices/capture cards/etc).

Hope that helps somewhat!
The Speaker setup is 7.1
Also, I would like to use a dedicated high end sound card, for flawless audio. I know just cos i am using a high end A/V reciever a high end dedicated audio card will be of little help cos most of the digital signal gets converted and mux'ed from the a/v reciever, but lot of dts and some upconverts are better from an ASUS Xonar Essence STX soundcard.
For this, what type of connection do u recommend.. for the best audio.
HDMI, Coaxial/Toslink for the audio, or analog???

Why would i need an HDMI splitter??
Is it cos i will be using two HDMI's one for Audio and another for Video.. that is coming from sound card and graphic card respectively??
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The Speaker setup is 7.1
Also, I would like to use a dedicated high end sound card, for flawless audio. I know just cos i am using a high end A/V reciever a high end dedicated audio card will be of little help cos most of the digital signal gets converted and mux'ed from the a/v reciever, but lot of dts and some upconverts are better from an ASUS Xonar Essence STX soundcard.
For this, what type of connection do u recommend.. for the best audio.
HDMI, Coaxial/Toslink for the audio, or analog???

Why would i need an HDMI splitter??
Is it cos i will be using two HDMI's one for Audio and another for Video.. that is coming from sound card and graphic card respectively??
Hrm I'm not sure what format is capable of what, I know Coaxial and Toslink both do 5.1, I'm sure they can probably do 7.1 as well.

My mention of a splitter-box was just because I know some people have HDTV's, HTPC, CableBoxes, PS3+XBOX360+Wii, all setup and connected to one or more TV's/devices etc; so I was just thinking that - but.

Mainly I think you just need to figure out sound/video for your HTPC if it's the only device driving your Blue Ray/Steaming entertainment, and for that it's down to whether you use the video card for audio pass through over HDMI or whether you go with digital/optical via non-HDMI for audio. Depends on what kind of equipment you'll end up getting...


( edit )
I'd say Coaxial/Toslink are both one-in-the-same as far as performance etc, but HDMI may have newer formats available that Coaxial/Toslink can't do like Dolby True HD, to be honest I'm not really sure.
    
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Just fyi, coaxial/tosliink will only do 5.1. If you want to do 7.1 and all the new formats that you get from blu ray you will have to use an HDMI cable. Toslink does not have the bandwidth.

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