HTiB...~$400 or less?

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  1. Tim Holyoke

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    I'm looking for a HTiB for my parents. I'd really prefer a HTiB as opposed to separate components, just easier for them (and me [​IMG] ). DVD player isn't really necessary. Their living room is about 15x20' if I had to guess, not very big. It'd be used mostly for TV shows and movies, little music.

    I remember hearing good things about Onkyo systems? What would you recommend? The $400 isn't set in stone...could go less, or a little more. Thanks a lot for any ideas.

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    I know you are asking for a HTiB, but you can get an Athena Micra speaker system and a DVR/Receiver combo for the price your are asking - simple, quality, and easy to use system.
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    Thanks for the ideas. Onkyo really seems to be the way to go, for me (or I should say my parents). They don't need a DVD player, and Onkyo kindly omits it from their HTiB. Most all of the reviews I've read (both professional and consumer reviews) seem to confirm that they are about as good of packages as you can get for the money.

    With that said, I noticed the 570 package at Circuit City for $255. The 770 is $425 there. For $170, what more would I be getting with the 770? 1000 vs. 600 watts, 6.1 vs. 5.1, what else? I ask because A) I don't know and B) I don't know that they'd notice a difference.

    Thanks a lot, again, for any ideas and help.

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    OK, new idea, just to see what you guys have to say.

    What about just going with a receiver, pair of fronts, and a sub? And maybe a center? Leaving out the rears for now. With that same budget, what do you think?

    Also I've always been interested in DIY speakers, I thought you could save a lot of $$$ and get some really high quality speaker kits? My dad is a farmer, so basically does nothing all winter, and is very good with woodworking/electrician type things. Just curious, as always...thanks a lot for any help!

    Tim
     

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