I'm new to this forum, and I'm in the market for a budget HT system with 2 or 3 speakers. I'm basically just trying to setup something that will sound good for movie watching on my tv (Samsung 46FS5000). I *think* I found some great deals to make it work and I really wanted to get some expert input, since I don't know much at all about this issue.
These are the setups I was considering:
Setup 1 (budget choice):
1 X Pioneer SP-FS51-LR Floorstanding Loudspeakers (pair) - Amazon $139
2 X JBL 180 Floorstanding speakers - newegg $158 together
(these speakers seem to be better quality, but I'm not really sure. They are slightly weird looking).
1 X Yamaha Natural Sound Stereo Receiver (R-S201BL) - Amazon $149
Setup 2 (more expensive choice)
Here I'm really not sure what to pick from what I found.
This will include either of the two tower speakers from before.
I saw some receivers which all looked comparable:
Onkyo-TX-SR313 - Amazon $179
Denon AVR-E300 - Amazon $249
Yamaha RX-V377 - Amazon $249
And thought about adding a subwoofer or a center speaker (not sure which one works best with 2 tower speakers):
Subwoofer: Polk Audio PSW10 - Amazon $91
Center: Polk CSR BLACK 2-way black center - Amazon $99
So, finally, my question is: Can I make do with the budget setup for my purposes? Or should I upgrade using one of these items? Or are there any other items in this price range that could work better?
Side question: I may be moving to europe and I was wondering if there would be any compatibility issues besides electricity, which is pretty easy to solve w/transformer.