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Old 12-29-2007, 01:07 PM
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Default I just got the Logitech Z-5500!

I just got the Logitech Z-5500 two days ago. Yeah for $229 with Free Shipping! It's worth every penny. I got the 1st Generation 360 without HDMI. I got Monster Cables for Xbox 360. I used the Optical Cable from 360 and iPhone to the analog inputs. I also got the HD-DVD addon connected to the 360. All the audio outputs to option s of choosing Dolby Digital, DTS or WMA. Of course I chosen DTS (Big DTS Fan) I played Transformers, 300, Batman Begins, Fast and the Furious, Happy Feet, and Superman Returns. I also tested DVDs that has DTS Audio such as War of the Worlds and I, Robot as well as Dolby Digital audio of Spiderman 2.1, Matrix Trilogy, Star Wars Episode III and Titan AE. Movies in DTS on DVD sound awesome. Spiderman 2.1 actually was the best sounded Dolby Digital DVD in my collection. Playing 360 Call of Duty 4 is awesome too. I have played the Trailers from Xbox 360 Video Marketplace 720p trailers most them have 5.1 audio well as some TV Shows. I stream audio and video file from my computer to 360 and some of WMV HD has 5.1 Audio too. The analog input from the iPhone sounds good too expect the same with any iPod. I put these speakers to the test and it passed all with flying colors. I highly recommend it. Also I'm using these for the bedroom and buying a 2nd system for my office so I can connect using the 6 Channel direct connect. I want to do that then put a Blu-Ray Drive and HD-DVD drive maybe a Combo if it's feasable. Then the computer can handle of decoding the Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, and DTS HD Master Audio. That's what make these speakers worth it not just the Optical or Coaxial but the 6 Channel input. This probably why Logitech never made a model to replace the Z-5500.
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Old 12-29-2007, 04:53 PM
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Hmmmmm, I guess good for you?? Not really sure what your looking for, hard to get excited over a low grade speaker setup.
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Old 12-29-2007, 05:00 PM
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I went into my local MediaMarkt Electronics some months ago and had the rare chance* to test it. It's much better than the low pricing states. I'd also say that it's much better than the more expensive Canton 7.1 Movie set of my dad which costs like 700-800$.





* MediaMarkt does install low-priced systems just once or twice a year because they want to sell the bigger, more expensive systems to customers
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Old 12-30-2007, 01:24 AM
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I also have the Z5500 and I love them. The only major issue is that there is only 1 optical input and I have to connect my Xbox 360, PS3 and my HD-A2.

The Z5500 can't handle PCM 5.1 because the 6 channel input only has 3 input.

Center/Sub channel
Front channel
Rear channel
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Old 12-30-2007, 11:34 PM
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I also have the Z5500 and I love them. The only major issue is that there is only 1 optical input and I have to connect my Xbox 360, PS3 and my HD-A2.

The Z5500 can't handle PCM 5.1 because the 6 channel input only has 3 input.

Center/Sub channel
Front channel
Rear channel
Yes it can but you have to use a computer with Blu-Ray & HD-DVD. Use the 6 Channel from computer. Remember Z-5500 can handle 24-bit, 96KHz just like the Sony HT-SF2000 & HT-SS2000 which takes 24-bit 96KHz PCM 5.1 Audio through HDMI. This what had me sold because this is for my 360 and PC that I will use as a Media Server that will have Blu-Ray & HD-DVD. I want to get a second system to go with my iMac next month. The main system for my living room will be Onkyo THX 7.1 TX-NR705 with JBL Speakers. I'm not rich so I got to buy everything piece by piece!
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Old 12-31-2007, 03:11 AM
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PCM is 2.0 only.

http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/sp...s/224&cl=ca,en
http://logitech-en-amr.custhelp.com/...198711&p_olh=0
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Old 12-31-2007, 05:30 AM
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That's for the Optical & Coaxial input. My purpose was comparing that PCM 6 CHannel audio input for Sony HT-SS2000 & HT-SF2000 is 24-bit/96KHz like the 6 channel direct input from PC for Z-5500 is 24-bit/96Khz. Meaning the maximum for Z-5500 from your computer to Z-5500 is 24-bit/96Khz. Right now HP got a New S3330F AMD 2.8Ghz Athlon 64 X2 with HD-DVD & Blu-Ray Drive for $950.00 you connect this to the 6 channel Direct your computer will decode the Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS HD Master Audio send the audio out the 6 channel direct long as it 24-bit/96Khz. If you look on the Blu-Ray Audio movies with the highest is 24-bit/48Khz. This is the reason why I chose these speakers because of good audio quality with the Xbox 360 from optical and the 6 channel input where my PC will play the HD-DVDs and Blu-Ray.
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Old 12-31-2007, 05:52 AM
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"Lossless" audio on a $230 speaker package.

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Racing Fuel in my Vespa.
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Old 12-31-2007, 07:17 AM
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"Lossless" audio on a $230 speaker package.

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Racing Fuel in my Vespa.
If you think the stand alone HD-DVD & Blu-Ray Players are basically Dual Processor Computers with these drives well as graphic cards and sound cards to do one purpose to play movies. So why is it incredible to believe that you can use a computer to do the same thing if not better. Odd Intervideo had the product can't find anything but this link in Google search.

http://www.intervideo.com/nVidia/Win...n1_landing.jsp

When selling this they had approval for all Lossless audio formats including Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio. Well as PCM audio playback.
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Old 12-31-2007, 07:24 AM
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Here a link from Cyberlink who sell software for playback of HD-DVD & Blu-Ray, but personally I been using Intervideo for years now. I don't know what happened with their support of these formats. If anyone can find a reason please post.


http://www.cyberlink.com/english/pro...ltra/audio.jsp
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