My first HT system?

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  1. Jon Bye

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    Trying to decide if I should buy a HTIB for my first HT purchase. I have an RCA D52120 tv, a DSS receiver, Star Choice SAT receiver, a Toshiba SD3750 DVD and a gamecube with component cables.

    I know that the Kenwood HTBs are recommended. What is the difference between the VR 509 in the HTB544 and the VR 507 in the HTB504.?

    I can't seem to locate these HTB packages in Canada. Although I can pick up the VR 509 receiver for around $400($230US).( I would then need to get a speaker system

    The only HTB that I can find in Canada right now is the HTB455 supposedly a new model.

    With the possibility of getting an HD decoder in the future, I was thinking that component video switching would be good to have? The VR 509 has it, but I read somewhere that it does not do a very good job with it.

    AS you can see I need some advice in trying to get a decent first HT system for as low a cost as possible.

    Any and all help appreciated.

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    Would it be better to get the HTB 504/05 or to get the Vr 509 and add a set of speakers like the JBL NSP1?

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    Hi Jon,

    I'M in montreal and i think I saw it at centre hi-fi. I also was looking for this set but finally bought the JVC thb-5 and i'm quite please with the result especially for the price, I bought it a futureshop for 439$Can. It's a bit limited for video input/output but anyway I prefer to connect my component directly to the tv.....I only use receiver swithching for simple video composite connection (VCR, Playstation) isn't your tv coming with a few component input. Keep in mind.....the more direct connection, the better. And most people who want to keep the best signal possible usually think the same.

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