A beginners bang for the buck???

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by EdwardN, Nov 9, 2001.

  1. EdwardN

    EdwardN Auditioning

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    I'm brand new to this and am trying to determine what my 500 bucks or so can do for a home theater system. (do the theater in a box thing or buy seperates?)
    I need dvd/cd-player as part of this system.
    I'm recovering from surgery like the guy in the Sony commercial and just moved into the new home with no electronics, yikes!
    Thanks guys.
    Ed N
     
  2. Mike Witt

    Mike Witt Stunt Coordinator

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    Unless you up your budget a bit, a home theater in a box is probably your only option since you need the speakers, receiver, and DVD player. The JVC and Kenwood HTIB have received good press around here.
     
  3. David Judah

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    Sony has a couple of nice systems for the money. The one in your price range is the DAVS500. It is a single disc player, DD & DTS decoding, AM/FM, and SACD. It comes with all of the speakers plus subwoofer and has two inputs and an output.
    It retails for $599, but you could probably find it on sale closer to $500. Sony is also offering a mail-in rebate for 5 free DVDs too.
    Good luck,
    DJ
     
  4. BryanZ

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    The Kenwood HTB-504 for $425 shipped. Figure another $150 for a DVD player. That brings you in at under $600 for an entire system....not bad.
    The receiver alone in this system, the VR-507, sells for ~$300 when bought separately and it offers an upgrade path that the one piece receiver/DVD players can't....something to consider.
    Good luck,
    Vin
     
  6. Thomas_Berg

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    i second Bryan's HTD Level I + Kenwood + Panny suggestion. it'll turn out about the same price, but sound better and be a better stepping stone for future upgrades.
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