Budget surround sound system Is there one?

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  1. jimTesla

    jimTesla Auditioning

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    Well xmas maxed me out.....

    I have a new toshiba 34 widescreen hdtv coming in with a stand....and adelphia cable coversion hdtv box coming....

    I want to install a surround sound system for a small room

    its 12 by 14 with the tv in the corner....

    I want 5.1 at least....what are my options...

    Thanks

    Educate me like you did with the TV...........

    Jim
     
  2. JohnCZ

    JohnCZ Stunt Coordinator

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    Are you looking for everything??
    Speakers, receiver, DVD player...
    What is your realistic budget?
     
  3. Eric Samonte

    Eric Samonte Screenwriter

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    Check out this Oknyo 6.1 system. I have heard it first hand and honestly, for $500, its the best out there...for now.
    http://www.onkyousa.com/model.cfm?m=...ss=Systems&p=i

    As for a DVD player, it would depend on ur taste, like if u like listening to music as well as watching movies.
     
  4. EricRWem

    EricRWem Screenwriter

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    I second the vote for that line of Onkyo HTIB's. 770, 870 if you want to go for a big kill. 770 is probably the best value for your dollar right now, imho. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. JohnCZ

    JohnCZ Stunt Coordinator

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    Good recommendations.
    I would also add the Yamaha YHT-450 (w/o DVD) & the YHT-750 (with DVD).
     
  6. Stephen Orr

    Stephen Orr Screenwriter

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    Best Buy carries a Sony 5.1 Surround system that I bought for my son that does a decent job for $199.99.
     
  7. DaveGTP

    DaveGTP Cinematographer

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    The Onkyo HTIBs are supposed to be very good for a HTIB. There's been deals on it ranging to about $400 for the 6.1 setup, and less for the 5.1 set.
     
  8. Steve Adams

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    I would shop around for a decent receiver, sherwood, pioneer, panasonic, yamaha. you could probably pick one up pretty cheap now. and get the fluance speaker system. then get a now discontinued sony sa-wm40 subwoofer and you have the makings of a great sounding budget system.
     
  9. Philip Hamm

    Philip Hamm Lead Actor

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    If you're looking for something that looks slick and takes almost zero space, check out the Sony Dream Systems. My brother has one and it's outstanding!
     

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