My brother almost got a home theater in a box!

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Jonathan Hayes, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. Jonathan Hayes

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    Forgive me if there's a better place for posting this, but I couldn't tell from the main forum page...

    A few years ago, you guys gave me great advice for a low end home theater system. I ended up with a Panasonic widescreen TV, a Denon receiver, a Sony subwoofer and Home Theater Direct speakers, and have been very pleased with them.

    My brother now wants to get something similar for his house, and I wondered what you guys would advise. He has a decent display unit, so he basically needs a receiver and speaker system, and a DVD player. He's English, and has a bunch of English DVDs, so he also needs a multi-region DVD player; he apparently has some kind of converter that converts the signal to NTSC, but I figure a multi-region DVD player which outputs an NTSC signal would be the easiest way to go.

    The budget (sharp intake of breath): about $1000 to $1200.

    Any suggestions? I realize half of you spend more than that on CD cleaning equipment, but any suggestions would be gratefully accepted.

    Thanks,

    Jonathan
     
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    (Also, if this is the wrong forum for this question, please let me know where I should have posted it. Thanks!)
     
  3. DorianBryant

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    This is for a receiver, speakers, and DVD player?

    There are a million possibilities. I just helped my Dad with a similar budget. I have JBL speakers so I can give a break down of how that might work.

    EC35 Center- $140 on-line price
    2 pairs of JBL E30's- $280-online price
    Dayton Sub from Parts Express-$140 shipped- (if able you may be able to get the entry level SVS subwoofer)

    This brings you up to $560.

    Receivers (many options)

    HK AVR-235 -$340 shipped, on-line price
    Pioneer 1014- $400 on-line price
    Panasonic SA-XR50-$240 on-line price

    This brings you to $900 with the HK receiver and give or take for the others. You then have up to $300 for DVD player and connections.

    IMO, I would spend %60-70 on speakers and the remaining for receiver and DVD player.
     

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