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Budget surround sound system Is there one?


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#1 of 9 jimTesla

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Posted December 26 2004 - 01:48 PM

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 of 9 JohnCZ

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Posted December 26 2004 - 04:15 PM

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

#3 of 9 Eric Samonte

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Posted December 27 2004 - 12:26 AM

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.....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 of 9 EricRWem

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Posted December 27 2004 - 01:31 AM

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. Posted Image Posted Image

#5 of 9 JohnCZ

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Posted December 27 2004 - 04:43 AM

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

#6 of 9 Stephen Orr

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Posted December 27 2004 - 06:15 AM

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

#7 of 9 DaveGTP

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Posted December 27 2004 - 01:46 PM

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.
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#8 of 9 Steve Adams

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Posted December 28 2004 - 12:07 AM

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.
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#9 of 9 Philip Hamm

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Posted December 28 2004 - 12:42 AM

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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