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leemr lee123

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First of all I need to put out the fact that I live in a mobile home currently and that this is my first home theater setup.

I am purchasing a Sony 930E 65" or 55" depending on space and total cost.
The plan is to go 5.0 or 5.1 using:
Definitive Technology BP 9020 Towers,
Definitive Technology SR-9040BP Rears,
Definitive Technology CS-9040HD Center
Haven't decided if I need a sub or not yet.
I'm considering adding the atmo's add on speakers as well but not sure I would gain much currently due to lack of space and living in a mobile home.

I'm not sure what receiver to go with just yet either. I'm open to recommendations from either Denon or Marantz.

My main question would be what else I may want to consider adding to my purchase. I am getting speaker wire and 4k hdmi's from amazon. Surge protector is a Rocketfish 12 outlet model.

I just joined up because this seems like a noob friendly forum and everyone seems really knowledgable. Can't wait to hear from everyone.
 
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You will definitely want a sub or 2. My system is a different animal when my 2 subs are fired up. There are plenty of good budget friendly options available.

If you are only going with 5 speakers and no future plans for more than you can get a very inexpensive AVR from accessories4less.com You'll want an AVR with 4k.... hddc 2.2 I think it's called. That allows your 4k signal to pass through to your TV. Without it you won't get 4k.

Monoprice.com is a great place to buy speaker wire and any cables you need in the future.

What size room do you have? Shape? Flooring?
 

theJman

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Agreed on the subwoofer (or subwoofers, depending upon the room size and circumstances). If you're going to buy a nice TV and have a full complement of speakers not having a sub would be an omission you would likely regret.
 

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First of all I need to put out the fact that I live in a mobile home currently and that this is my first home theater setup.

I am purchasing a Sony 930E 65" or 55" depending on space and total cost.
The plan is to go 5.0 or 5.1 using:
Definitive Technology BP 9020 Towers,
Definitive Technology SR-9040BP Rears,
Definitive Technology CS-9040HD Center
Haven't decided if I need a sub or not yet.
I'm considering adding the atmo's add on speakers as well but not sure I would gain much currently due to lack of space and living in a mobile home.

I'm not sure what receiver to go with just yet either. I'm open to recommendations from either Denon or Marantz.

My main question would be what else I may want to consider adding to my purchase. I am getting speaker wire and 4k hdmi's from amazon. Surge protector is a Rocketfish 12 outlet model.

I just joined up because this seems like a noob friendly forum and everyone seems really knowledgable. Can't wait to hear from everyone.

Take your time. Check things out good. Then check again. Check on E-Bay. You can find some very good used stuff. And some new stuff at a good price. Keep in mind. You can add on & up grade as you go.
Poor Man Dan
 

Docreid

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I would wait on the sub...I had Deftechs in my last home theater (in the home we recently sold) and the built in subs in the Deftechs did a great job...even the center channel had a sub and I never felt a lack of bass. Have a jack placed for cable/satellite, and I would get an Apple TV as well...I have and use both regularly. I have an Oppo blue ray player but honestly its rarely used..
 

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[email protected] post: 4710112 said:
Take your time. Check things out good. Then check again. Check on E-Bay. You can find some very good used stuff. And some new stuff at a good price. Keep in mind. You can add on & up grade as you go.
Poor Man Dan

Poor Man Dan ain't lying. Take a look at my sound rack. There not a single piece that wasn't used and it all works perfectly. Most used gear works as well as new and for a fraction of the price. New isn't necessarily better!
Granted 99.9% of you folks don't use this type of equipment but the premise is the same.

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Peter Apruzzese

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Definietly keep your eye out for factory refurbished gear (check out accessories4less.com for receivers, etc.) or open box specials to save money. As long as they come with a warranty and a defective return policy, you should feel safe and save some bucks.

I think my entire main HT setup was purchased via that route: BenQ projector (factory refurb, purchased direct), Denon receiver (Best Buy open box), Oppo Blu-ray (bought used from an HTF forum member via the classifieds), Polk and Paradigm speakers (Polks bought refurbed from their Ebay store, Paradigms from a local store on open-box), cables from Monoprice. Only thing I bought new was the Roku player.
 

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