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#1 Posted by EvilDeathsyth (67 posts) -

@imarock said:

I bought the exact combo above and they work great together. Just be careful when plugging in the optical cables, the matrix's optical ports are a bit flimsy and could implode on you.

Curious about using this for the Wii U, might just use output b for the TV when I use the Wii U and be stuck with stereo lol.

#3 Edited by EvilDeathsyth (67 posts) -

So for X-mas I got a new sound bar the VIZIO S4251w-B4 5.1 Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer and Satellite Speakers to be exact. I want to get the best sound possible out of this system so i am using a optical connection but I am not sure which device I should hook into. My TV is a Panasonic TC-P50ST60 and I have a Xbox One, PS4 connected HDMI to the TV and PS3, 360 and Wii U connected to a HDMI splitter in the final HDMI spot. I want to know if I should just plug the bar up to the current device I want to use or should I get an optical splitter or just suck it up and leave it connected to the TV and be done with it. Also should mention my TV doesn't use ARC so I don't think it will put out Dolby surround it is just stereo surround.

Thanks Duders!

#4 Posted by EvilDeathsyth (67 posts) -
#5 Posted by EvilDeathsyth (67 posts) -

As far as I know you are limited if you hook up your stereo using a TOSLINK cable (optical) and you have more options using HDMI. For example, your soundbar supports DTS, but anything better than that (Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD, PCM, Dolby True-HD MA), and you will need to use an HDMI cable.

I get it. I thought it was more like if I am using DTS ad i swap AV it goes out as stereo only or something weird like that.

#6 Posted by EvilDeathsyth (67 posts) -

...thinking the VIZIO S4251w-B4 5.1 Soundbar

Question to poster and all I am looking at getting this for my apt to connect to my Pansonic TC-P50ST60 via optical to use with my XBOX ONE and PS4. I have read if you use your TV to switch inputs, you likely won't get the best possible surround experience, there's no guided speaker calibration. Is this something that will be a real issue? Ill also have a HDMI switcher setup on my 3rd HDMI out to connect my wiiu/360/ps3 was curious if that will be affected as well. I have a small living room so a sound bar seems more plausible than a full fledged 5.1 setup. Curious if this will have issues with gaming an movies or if its something as simple as set to hdmi input turn off system restart and well be back to normal.

Also any recommendations would be great. I picked the vizio based on reviews on CNET and toms hardware also I like the look of it. :)

#7 Posted by EvilDeathsyth (67 posts) -

So i am trying to make this pic of 4 bottles pouring out liquid. on the bottles I want to put labels like beer. I want one for xbox one one, ps4, wii u and movies/comics. I suck at using Photoshop and wondered could anyone lend a fellow duder a hand!

email me if you think you can and ill send you all the pics I have

#8 Posted by EvilDeathsyth (67 posts) -

I found some cat6 on monoprice that's cheap. I can get 1 50ft strand of cat 6 and 7 small 5ft cables for about 20$ good deal for me. Sounds good to me. Monoprice it is.

#9 Posted by EvilDeathsyth (67 posts) -

So I finally got a question for my fellow duders. I am trying to figure out what type of network cable to setup for my house. I have a verizon FIOS modem w/ a gigabit connection (56-60mbps down/30-40mbps up) and a Netgear ProSafe 8 Port Gigabit Switch. I will be connecting the PC, PS3 and 360 directly to the FIOS router and the xbox one, ps4, 360 and wiiU to the switch box. I want to say they all are using cat5 but I think some cat5e are thrown into the mix of cables I have now. I want to know what the best setup would be for this. Cat6 or just cat5e? I need at least 100ft of one to go from bedroom pc/router to the switchbox in the living room but all others would need to be about 6-10ft or less. Curious what you guys have tested an also what places you buy cables from. I have seen tons on amazon and such but the reviews all say they are not the cables you think you are buying lol. So thought I would ask my fellow dudes!


#10 Edited by EvilDeathsyth (67 posts) -

I know I know... This topic has been done to death but hey I like many other people are looking for answers. I have two televisions in mind after doing some research, watching reviews and even looking at them in store I am still torn as to what TV to get. The two televisions I am currently looking into are the Panasonic TC-P50S60 50-Inch 1080p 600Hz Plasma HDTV and the VIZIO M501d-A2R 50-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D Smart LED HDTV. I have looked into Input lag on both of these TV's based off CNET's Best low-lag HDTVs for serious gamers guide and found both to be under 40ms. While that all sounds awesome I am just not sure which route to go. Both have ups and down and I have a budget of around $800-900 bucks. Curious if anyone has these TV's and can shed some more light on how you feel they perform. Also any other suggestions are helpful.

Things I have for next gen..

Current TV: sony bravia kdl-55ex500 (will be giving to my parents since there TV just went out)

Home Theatre: Onkyo HT-S3500 5.1 surround sound home theater set

Consoles: PS4 and Xbox1