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Best home theatre system for $400 or less?

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by Brannian, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. Brannian

    Brannian Auditioning

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    Hey guys me and my roommates are looking for a decent home theatre system... No one really wants to put up a lot of money so we're looking for the best quality system we can get on a limited budget. Thanks so much for your time and help!
    P.S. I like this deal http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-HT-S3500-5-1-Channel-Theater-Receiver/dp/B0077V88V8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346735323&sr=8-1&keywords=onkyo+3500 but Idk much about this stuff so I don't know if there are better systems out there!
    Also just so you know we'll be using it mainly for watching sports, playing video games, watching movies, and listening to music!
     
  2. schan1269

    schan1269 HTF Expert
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    It would help to know what you have to connect...
    Laptop?
    Wii?
    VCR?
    DVD?
    Iphone?
    Ipad?
    Ipod?
    Zune?
    Victrola?
    8-track?
    reel-to-reel?
    BD?
    Cassette deck?
    Laser disc?
    Beta?
    Video disc?
    Droid?
    Blackberry?
    Roku/ATV/Vudu?
    Xbox?
    PS3?
    Atari?
    Sega?
    SNES?
    Cable/Sat box?
    OTA?
    Magnavox Odyssey?
    Panasonic 3DO?
    HI 8 player?
    Flash?
     
  3. Brannian

    Brannian Auditioning

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    Thanks so much for the help! and yes it's in our apartment the living room is approximately 16' x 12' and it'll be [plugged into a TV we'll be using our xbox with it too and an ipod
     
  4. Al.Anderson

    Al.Anderson Cinematographer

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    The standard answer to your situation is the Onkyo HT-S5400. However, I just saw the Yamaha YHT-397, which would be my choice, just because I like Yamaha more.
    http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-HT-S5400-7-1-Channel-Theater-System/dp/B004O0TREC/ref=sr_1_30?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1347135970&sr=1-30&keywords=htib+systems
    http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-YHT-397-5-1-Channel-Theater-System/dp/B007PU2X76/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1347135927&sr=1-3&keywords=htib+systems
     
  5. saabtastic17

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    Someone on ebay is selling Insignia party packs on ebay for like 400 dollars. Its a 40 inch LCD and a Insignia 5.1 reciever and speakers. Its actually a really nice setup. I think its made by Onkyo, the subwoofer is a monster and hits pretty good. Speakers are so-so but you can easily upgrade the speakers later on if not satisfied. Important thing is you would have a solid reciever and subwoofer. The speakers will do the job for a average listener but if you get picky another 600 bucks later on could change that.:)
     
  6. NickSI

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    Lol
     
  7. supertank

    supertank Auditioning

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    connecting presario CQ57 laptop to sony DVD home theatre system model DAV-DZ170
     
  8. supertank

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    sorry, wrong spot:huh:
     

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