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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   Morris El Capitán

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Posted July 08 2014 - 03:03 PM

Please help me choose between these 4 HT. if possible the major differences or what you like in each

 

SONY DAV-TZ-140 

>> http://store.sony.co...Theater-Systems

 

LG DH4230S

>> http://www.lg.com/ae/audio/lg-DH4230S

 

PANASONIC SC-XH60GS-K

>> http://www.panasonic...ms/sc-xh60.html

 

SAMSUNG HT-E330

>> http://www.samsung.c...tem/HT-E330K/XP



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Posted July 09 2014 - 08:03 AM

All the units that you linked are very close in specs from what I see.  They are all HTiB which is really not the recommended way to get a system that is going to last you.  You're also not going to get the sound quality out of them like you would a system that you put together.  They all have full range speakers and passive subwoofers.  None of those units even has an optical input for audio so that is going be a big limiting factor.  

 

I happened to notice that you're pulling from some of the global sites so I'm not sure what's available in your area.  However, it might be better to look at some different options that you could get.  I don't know your budget but for example the Panasonic XH300 has two way speakers and an optical input.  This to me would be a better investment than the lower XH60.  I'm not recommending a HTiB but if you have to get one then try to look for one that has some better components.  

 

If you have some other ones that you would like advice on please feel free to post but for right now I would keep looking around if I were you.  



#3 of 7 OFFLINE   Morris El Capitán

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Posted July 09 2014 - 02:59 PM

My budget is 200usd and below. I will check another store tomorrow and update



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Posted July 10 2014 - 05:15 AM

Can you buy from US sites or are you limited to a geographic area for a purchase?



#5 of 7 OFFLINE   Morris El Capitán

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Posted July 10 2014 - 08:51 AM

All the units that you linked are very close in specs from what I see.  They are all HTiB which is really not the recommended way to get a system that is going to last you.  You're also not going to get the sound quality out of them like you would a system that you put together.  They all have full range speakers and passive subwoofers.  None of those units even has an optical input for audio so that is going be a big limiting factor.  

 

I happened to notice that you're pulling from some of the global sites so I'm not sure what's available in your area.  However, it might be better to look at some different options that you could get.  I don't know your budget but for example the Panasonic XH300 has two way speakers and an optical input.  This to me would be a better investment than the lower XH60.  I'm not recommending a HTiB but if you have to get one then try to look for one that has some better components.  

 

If you have some other ones that you would like advice on please feel free to post but for right now I would keep looking around if I were you.  

I have seen these in another store. Oh and I am limited to buying from Kenya. Shipping from US and paying of Import duty might make it expensive. But you can reccomend, I compare and serch if I can get from here
 all LG

HT-3120S

DH4230S

DH4130S

DH6230S

and finally

HT806ST



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Posted July 10 2014 - 11:08 AM

All those are the same...full range speaker HTiB.  They really don't list the specs so I downloaded some of the manuals to check but to me they are all the same stuff.  Pick which one you think you can get the best deal on but if you ask me I would save up and spend a bit more on a better unit.  Is there another brand that you could look into.  I know you linked some other brands maybe they would have something that is better for the price.  It's hard because the sites you linked don't always have prices. 

 

Have you considered trying to build a proper home theater with a receiver and a set of speakers first?  I understand the appeal of the the HTiB but if you can start with a 2.0 setup and build to a 5.1 you really will end up with a better sounding system.  I'm not sure what's available in your area but this might be something to look into as well.  



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Posted July 11 2014 - 02:49 AM

All those are the same...full range speaker HTiB.  They really don't list the specs so I downloaded some of the manuals to check but to me they are all the same stuff.  Pick which one you think you can get the best deal on but if you ask me I would save up and spend a bit more on a better unit.  Is there another brand that you could look into.  I know you linked some other brands maybe they would have something that is better for the price.  It's hard because the sites you linked don't always have prices. 

 

Have you considered trying to build a proper home theater with a receiver and a set of speakers first?  I understand the appeal of the the HTiB but if you can start with a 2.0 setup and build to a 5.1 you really will end up with a better sounding system.  I'm not sure what's available in your area but this might be something to look into as well.  

Your idea is appealing and makes a lot of sense.
I mostly buy stuff off Ebay.

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