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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   vwtdi

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Posted September 13 2011 - 07:28 AM

Hi all. Just signed up today and looking for help, advice, more help or criticism. I'll be moving into a new house in about 3 weeks and would like to set up a home theater in my new basement (TV and system). I've been doing research for several days now and have come up with a tentative game plan. I don't want to spend a lot of money, but would like a high end entry level or midgrade system that sounds great for TV, music, and movies. The basement is carpeted, drop ceiling, and decent sized. Here is what I'm thinking (haven't made any purchases yet). Vizio XVT3D554SV television Onkyo TX-NR509 5.1 or Onkyo TX-NR609 7.1 receiver (with UWF-1 WiFi adapter) Energy Take Classic 5.1 speaker system (was also considering Polk RM705 and RM6750) I won't be doing any gaming, probably won't be using the 3D and plan on hooking the TV up to an antenna for local stations and streaming Netflix or similar for entertainment. I'd like to stay in the above price rang, but nothing is etched in stone with the above components. All comments are welcome, thanks. Keith O

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Posted September 13 2011 - 08:43 AM

I'd like to stay in the above price rang

Is that selling price or MSRP? Either way, make it easier on us and give us prices or total budget?

#3 of 6 OFFLINE   vwtdi

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Posted September 13 2011 - 10:25 AM

$600-700 for the receiver and speakers, 1300-1500 for the television.

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Posted September 13 2011 - 10:58 PM

thanks Casey, I'll check them out. I was thinking accessories4less for a factory refurbished Onkyo receiver. Does anyone have anything good or bad to say about them? thanks.

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Posted September 14 2011 - 06:41 AM

OK...been doing more research and am now looking at and ready to order.. Denon AVR-1912 OR Onkyo TX-NR609 Energy Take Classic 5.1 OR Energy RC-Micro 5.1 I don't mind buying refurbished, where is the best place to buy this stuff (considering price and customer support). Don't hesitate to give me your 2 cents. Thanks much all, Keith

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Posted September 14 2011 - 08:54 AM

I got my Onkyo TX-SR608 from ac4l.com, and all I can say is how pleased I am that I ordered from them! The receiver works amazingly, shipping was right on time, and I am really happy that it comes with a warranty too!