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Old December 30, 2007, 06:32 PM
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just wondering, if i used a Alienware Hanger 18 HTPC, could i use this as the receiver and not plugging in an external receiver?


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I suppose you could but it probably wouldn't sound as good as a real reciever and it doesn't have any HD inputs if that matters to you. Seeing that it starts at $2200USD, I think you could afford a receiver ($500 or so?) and a pretty nice computer for $1500 or split it $1000 for each. The Hangar18 just doesn't seem like a very cost effective way of doing it, but thats up to you.
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i would definitely just by a stand alone receiver also if you video card has a componet out cable i would recommend connecting with that.
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i would definitely just by a stand alone receiver also if you video card has a componet out cable i would recommend connecting with that.
Better yet, get an ATI HD series card that has HDMI out.
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i have one but you need to make sure your TV has an HDMI input other wise you should just stick with component. As far as recivers go you should stay far away from sony while their equipment is ok (my first one was a sony) there are much better brands for same or a little more cash like the ones from Yamaha, Pioneer, Denon (HK if you can get it on sale). I have the Yamaha 6060HTR and love it to bits tons of connectors and supports inputs up to 1080P. When i bought mine it was around $700.
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