$500 and torn between 2 good systems.

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  1. MorganT

    MorganT Auditioning

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    A Onkyo HT-S660 w/no dvd player for $399

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    A Sony HT-V1000DP w/ DVD Player for $499


    With the onkyo, I will have to buy a sub $100 DVD player as well. Which is the better performer? I listened to both at Fry's, but they had some crappy Billy Joel demo and its really hard to sample a speaker's clarity and sound when it is showing someone playing live music. Also, you couldn't get Surrond Sound because of the way the speakers were setup.


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  2. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Welcome to HTF, Morgan. FYI, the Basics area is intended as a section where newcomers may ask "What is an HTiB?" and other very essential questions. For specific model recommendations for HTiBs, post here in the A/V Sources section. Good luck. JB
     
  3. HienD

    HienD Stunt Coordinator

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    I've heard both and the onkyo sounded better then the sony HTIB w/o the dvd combo player. I also don't like combo player either. The onkyo probably has one of the better bundled speakers in it price range.
     
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    I've seen a lot of people on here say to take your own cd and audition it. Just a thought... Personally I have never liked the way any Sony HTIB's have sounded. Good Luck!
     
  5. ChuckSolo

    ChuckSolo Screenwriter

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    Personally, I would opt for the Onkyo system. I don't have any problems with Sony since my brother has a Sony HTiB and it sounds pretty good, but the versatility that the Onkyo receiver has over the combo receiver/DVD player makes it more attractive, to me anyway. Buying a good DVD player would still keep you in your price range since they can be had for just around 100 bucks these days with a good many features included.
     

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