Buying HT stuff

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  1. Rob Tenniswood

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    I have money. This money, I'm told, can be exchanged for goods and services. So far, all I've purchased is a pair of Axiom M40ti floorstanding speakers. I still have to get an amp, centers, etc.
    I've got about $350-ish US for an amp. I've been looking at the Yamaha HTR-5540 Any good? Alternative suggestions?
    As for the center speaker, sub and rears, I really like the Bose stuff.
    Kidding.
    That stuff I'll worry about when I've got more money...
     
  2. Stephen Hopkins

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    You should look at the Pioneer VSX-D811S. It goes for $400 at Best Buy, but can be found as low as $297 with shipping through yahoo shopping. It has DPLII, Neo6, DD-EX, DTS-ES, and svideo/component video switching.

    This would allow you to make the move to 6.1 and 7.1 when you want, has analog inputs for DVD-A and SACD, and analog outputs for all channels incase you want to add external amplifiers.

    Hope this helps
     
  3. Stephen Hopkins

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    Also, for the TV, stay away from SHARP. Samsung, Sony, and Toshiba all make solid flat tvs, but the Wega series is really overpriced. You could almost get a Samsung DynaFlat HDTV for the price of some of the analog Wega's.
     
  4. Rob Tenniswood

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    Thanks Steve. I think that I'm going to go with the Samsung TV.
    I also found a pretty good deal on the Pioneer VSX-D811S Digital A/V Receiver, so I'm thinking about getting that over the Yamaha I mentionned earlier. Would that be a good idea?
    -Rob
     
  5. Stephen Hopkins

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    If you haven't already, don't order from that site! They are charging extremely too much for shipping (almost $45 dollars).
    I'd suggest ordering from here:
    http://shop.store.yahoo.com/simplero.../vsxd811s.html
    It's $278 (a few dollars more) but they're only charging like $18 shipping. It comes out below $300 even after shipping.
    Hope you got this in time.
     
  6. Rob Tenniswood

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    Wow...that was a big difference! You caught me in time, though! Thanks a ton, man!

    Rob.
     

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