MKV is just the container. A makeMKV full-quality Blu-Ray rip is indistinguishable from the original disc. It just gives you the option to leave out some extras to save space. If you want to reduce size with something like Handbrake, then yes, the quality goes down. :p
"Plasma TV's are a lot different, as they are considered "600Hz" panels. This is misleading, as Plasma TV's are such a different technology that it's not rated the same way. However, Plasma TV's ALL support native 24Hz playback (600 is divisible by 24)."
is not really accurate. The...
He is trying to get sound from his A/V receiver, not his TV. So the TV manual is of little use here. He should be able to set up coax or toslink digital audio with no problems, or even with his analog red/white RCA cables. He probably needs to configure his receiver to assign the sound inputs to...
It's too bad too. Jamo used to be high-quality speakers, made in Denmark. They are now owned by Audiovox, which bought Klipsch, Energy, Mirage, etc, and will probably be destroying the quality of them all.
A modern integrated will work great for Blu-Ray, anything like a Sandy Bridge, or Ivy Bridge, and most will do 3D just fine. The AMD Trinity's are even better for on-board graphics, and 3D, and even capable of medium gaming.
Sure, that is a list of films that were shot in 1.85:1, which will fill a 16:9 TV almost perfectly. Many action films were shot in 2.35:1 or wider, with these you will get black bars top and bottom. Live with it or zoom and lose quality. There really is no other solution.
I also like the Maudio AV40's, but they have had some amplfier issues.
Either will make those Blose sound like an AM radio.
From the Ceton FAQ:
A: Clear QAM (e.g. unencrypted digital cable): Yes, InfiniTV supports Clear QAM channels; however, Windows Media Center requires that you have a CableCARD inserted in your InfiniTV device in order to configure the tuners in Media Center. Once your InfiniTV is paired and...