during my bit of abstinance from this site, i played around with my system, and found that certain set-ups, have greatly improved the quality of sound and picture, any thoughts, comments, or help with this, and what i can to to further it more?
one example is movies, while i know PS3 isnt the best blu-ray player in the world, its one of the two i have and seems to work better than the sharp one that i have(model unknown at the moment). i had hdmi to the yammy and the hdmi to tv, but wasnt impressed, looked kinda like ii wasnt getting what i payed for with the tv, blu-rays, and didnt sound right. so i hooked the hd straight to the tv, and set the audio to the toslink, and ran that to my yammy. completely different reproduction and new faith in my ever expanding but still small knowledge of this world of hi-fi. i know better hdmi cables will help, as i dont have many decent to good ones, and a better toslink would be nice, and i have a decent one in the states, just waiting till i move to get it.
i have one of the upper middle series monster hdmi that was free, and various others i picked up on the cheap or free. one is nyko(the video game accessories brand), one is GE, but made by someone else, not sure who, and its a heavy flat beefy 16 foot cable. another is some cheapo probably tartan 6 footer i bouth for 13 bucks at our exchange, no real packaging, just a plastic zip bag, think it said manhattan. the last one is a zune/microsoft/xbox brand one that came with my zune hd dock kit. it seems like a nice cable, but i havent really seen ferrite cores on higher quality cables, so i dont know, maybe im just over thinking that one. my cd player is hooked up with digital coax from ethereal, bought on accesorsies4less, not sure the model, 12.8 feet(the toslink i mentioned earlier is the match), was 125, now 20-25. sub woofer is hooked up with a monster thx(mhmm sure, whatever that means) component av, as it was 2.50 for a set of 3 1 meter cables. the ps3 is hooked up to the tv with the monster hd andtoslink to the avr, xbox witch the zune one, yammy to tv with the nyko, pc to tv withe the ge one. the anonymous one isnt in use, as i dont use my zune dock, because i have most of those files on my pc uncompressed, and thats hooked up to the avr with a second digi coaxmatching the one from the cdp. speakers are hooked up, canare starquad 14/4 w/ nak to the left and right, home made monster 14/4 with matching nanners, and surrounds with monster 14/2 using their nanners as well.(i know, they arent my first choice in cables, but when you get them super cheap(50-90%off) they seem like a lot more bang for the buck, now if only they'd clearance the hdmi's). xbox will probably get a toslink as well here soon, once i get the power cord for my slim again(fried it, so stuck with the first gen, toslink only available when using component). i know this is more a system post, but i wanna know what to do to improve it, and everything i have is through digital connections. sp/dif for the pc would be nice, but not in the budget right now.