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Newbie here, looking to start off my HT with a budget.


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#1 of 6 TheDude7

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Posted December 14 2012 - 06:24 AM

Hey guys, thanks for taking a moment to read up and help me out, I'm in a huge dilemma, I want to give myself a X-Mas present, in form of a Home Theatre, and I've been wanting the Onkyo HT-S5400 but recently I began to doubt my own choice, I've been reading so much all over the internet, I got lost in perspective, and I would love some guidence. I even was 100% sure on getting the Bose Cinemate II at some point (don't slap me I already know), then I've seen that the way to go is a Receiver and two front speakers and a bass. So now I don't even know what to get, at the moment I have $400-$450 (without tax) to spend on something, and I would like at least 3 options that may be a good start, and please keep in mind the least I need to spend the better, $450 would be pushing it, only if it's really necessary. Thanks:D

#2 of 6 schan1269

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Posted December 14 2012 - 06:51 AM

What sources you got? And visit A4L...the two "best deals" on AVR(with a small budget) are the... Onkyo RC330 (which works fine if everything is HDMI) Denon AVR591 if you have a Wii or VCR etc. Lots of speakers you can choose from... Sony and BIC from Amazon. Infinity Prelude from Fry. Polk Monitor from NewEgg.

#3 of 6 TheDude7

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Posted December 14 2012 - 06:59 AM

Well sources have been forums mostly, and I tend to go a lot by specs, also, I own a PS3, so having those HDMI ports would be great, and yeah I would stick with Amazon and Newegg preferably.

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Posted December 14 2012 - 07:17 AM

Sources...means... What are you connecting to this thing?

#5 of 6 TheDude7

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Posted December 14 2012 - 07:21 AM

>< lol, now I feel even more noobish, I'm connecting like I mentioned the PS3, a Wii and a HD Cable box

#6 of 6 schan1269

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Posted December 14 2012 - 07:28 AM

Then I suggest the Denon AVR591, your choice where to get it, even used... http://www.accessori...Receiver/1.html http://www.ebay.com/...=item4d07b54756 (Ebay has several) And once you pick your AVR, then we can discuss speakers...




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