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Good deals on pre-packaged HT and projectors

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by paratus, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. paratus

    paratus Well-Known Member

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    Looking for promotions/deals/discounts on prepackaged 7.1 HT systems w receiver.And also projector (with or w/o screen)Thanks if anyone can help out.Piecing something together myself is a nightmare.
     
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    Respective budget? Myself, Im a firm believer in; refurbs, previous year models and used. Its allowed for a much better system than I could ever justify at full price. Craigslist, ebay, videogon, audiogon are my usual stomping grounds.
     
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    I won't address the pre-packaged HT systems because for the most part, they are inferior.As far as the projector/screen combo, we need MUCH more info. That's like going to a car forum and asking "What car should I buy".
     
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    Groupon has a deal on a Mits DLP projector with(I think) a Mustang screen for $900. $800 w/o the screen.

    Forget which projector it is...and even though Mustang is the Vizio of the screen world....it is, at least, a screen. If you can't paint your wall.
     
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    Audio...

    Where do we start...

    What are your sources?

    Ipad/ipod/droid?
    Cassette?
    CED?
    LD?
    LP?
    Victrola?
    Magnavox Oddysey?
    Nintendo cube/64/Wii?
    Intellivision/Atari?
    VHS?
    8mm?
    Mini-disc?
    DVD/BD?
    Stored content on a hard drive?
     
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    Thanks guys. I guess I'm in the 2k range for the receiver and speakers.And 1k for projector.I can paint screen.Room is 21 × 153 tiers8'10" foot ceiling in the back wall9'7" front wallFramed in, nothing else.
     
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    DroidLPs on 80's Micro Seiki beltXBox 1DVDAlthough I would like to keep this purely Theater Cinema dedicated.Unless everyone can give me reasons otherwise :)
     
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    Speakers that sound good for music...work wonders for home theatre. Set it up for best sound...best sound...is best sound, regardless of what you are feeding it for content.

    $2000 is plenty. I would budget as such...

    $500 AVR
    $500 sub
    $1000 for the 7.0 (this is the easy part as there is very few things to even find to fit 7 speakers on $1000...new)
     
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    Well I am old school. Although I prefer new gadgets and love technology all of my audio stuff is from the 60's 70's and 80's. This is my first real venture into a AV. I could literally feel the walls of the theater room with old rebuilt floor speakers :)It's very exciting and pretty amazing to see the new technology and what it is capable of
     
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    I would love to go this route however I'm at a loss as to what is a good deal and what's a rip off or garbage.Old vacuum tubes are what I am accustomed to.But from what I have been researching it all seems pretty cut and dry.I want 7.2 w atmos wiring.1 big sub one small tight 1.I am not too concerned with being a little lossy although I would prefer lossless.I'm a big bass head and I could build the sub's myself.Refurbs would be GREAT but I'm flying blind here.
     
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    There is an older thread(the guy hasn't posted in a while, cause his room...like yours, isn't done) where a guy had your budget and scored two Mission Argonaut 780, Mission 734(or 736...forget which) and a big Mission center for $900 total.

    Those Argo were $2500(something around there) new in 1987.

    A good speaker is a good speaker, regardless of when it was made. Granted...the "tech" that was revolutionary in 1987 is "old hat" in today's world and exists in a $600 pair of speakers. The Argo's are not, by any means, obsolete.

    By the way. I was jamming some CeeLo Green this morning through a pair of refurb'd Wharfedale W60E. Those aren't obsolete either. Although...for a driver as big as they are packing...gutless under 100hz. (guessing on the 100hz. Currently use an elder Panasonic SA-HE200 to power them. The crossover choice is 100/150/200. The sub is an old JVC 10" I was given about 12 years ago cause it blew fuses. Solved it by going from a 5amp fuse to a 7amp fuse)
     
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    Yeah I saw that thread and it kind of died off midway, sucks cause I was excited to see the outcome.Needless to say although I'd love to build out the entire room with my old speakers (got 8 pairs stored unused) I'd much rather prefer a new style with better tech and the myriad possibilities they possess.I do have about 15 or 20 old film projectors that I would like to incorporate into the design somehow perhaps behind glass or displayed around the front screen.
     
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    Old speakers?

    Like how old? LaFayette/Heathkit old? Or Pioneer HPM old?

    (Asking cause I'll gander a guess my Wharfedale are probably around the same age...and I'd have no issue buying 3 more for a home theatre...Yes...I'd use a W60E as a center speaker)
     
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    Lol yeah LaFayette and some Fishers peppered through with Pioneer and others.Wharfedales love em. Are they the old side table version?
     
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    Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3030 9.2 looks pretty sweet
     
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    With its YPAO it could probably make up for having different makes all around the room(since it is parametric...it can smooth out timbre issues better than Audyssey)
     
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    I should just give you guys my credit card number and address and a limit and just wait to see what shows up
     
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    Since I'm an Ebay shopper as well...that could by anything.
     
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    Marantz SR5007 looks good too.I'm so lost...
     

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