Need a 7.1 setup?!?

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Hey y'all. I'm looking to order a sound system for my room. I bought a Sony in a box at Walmart to later find out its a POS. I returned it and I am looking for something decent. I have a budget of $400. I was looking through threads. Its going in a bedroom and I love bass. Suggestions please. I would like to buy through Amazon. Pros and cons of the Yamaha and oynoki? (Can't remember the names). Plan to purchase in the next 24 hrs. Thanks!!!! Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
 

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Its a normal sized room in a 2500sq ft house. I also want a powered sub :) Will be using a blu ray player and internet TV box Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
 

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$400 and you want 7.1??? Seriously? I don't think(Amazon at least) has a 7.1 that fits your budget...at all. Well, maybe a Sony or Sherwood. Then the only speaker choices you got a $100 5.1 speaker sets and a pair of Dayton fronts. Dream on.
 

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Mike Frezon said:
I helped my son get an Onkyo 5300 for his first apartment a few months ago.  It does a very good job. And it will allow you to properly upgrade later when/if desired (speakers and additional sources, etc.). The 5300 seems to be out of stock at amazon right now...but the newer 5500 is available for $350.http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=hometheaterforum-20&l=ur2&o=1 Highly recommended.
That might be the only thing there is....
 

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Originally Posted by schan1269
That might be the only thing there is....
And it's amazing how good they produce at that price point. The best thing is that the Onkyo receivers come with 4 HDMI inputs rather than the usual 1 or 2 that come with most HTiB set-ups. And, of course, speaker connections are outstanding meaning that upgrades can be made whenever desired.
My son is more than pleased with his unit. They seem to be the best value out there right now.
 

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I read the reviews and there seems to he some issues with equipment? Is this true? Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
 

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Should I go with the 5500 or this..... http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B007PU2X76/ref=redir_mdp_mobile?keywords=htib%20systems&qid=1357293205&ref_=sr_1_16&s=electronics&sr=1-16 Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
 

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I thought you wanted 7.1? Of course the Onkyo has issues. So does Toyota, Ford, GE, LG, Panasonic, Folgers, Dole(notice these last two are food)....just like everyone else as well. If you went only by "bad reviews"...you'd never be able to buy anything. People still buy LED edge-Lit LCD...and those get horrific reviews for lousy picture quality. The worst two TV for "quality"? Samsung and Vizio...by a WWWWWIIIIIIDDDDDDDEEEEEE margin.
 

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schan1269 said:
I thought you wanted 7.1? Of course the Onkyo has issues. So does Toyota, Ford, GE, LG, Panasonic, Folgers, Dole(notice these last two are food)....just like everyone else as well. If you went only by "bad reviews"...you'd never be able to buy anything. People still buy LED edge-Lit LCD...and those get horrific reviews for lousy picture quality. The worst two TV for "quality"? Samsung and Vizio...by a WWWWWIIIIIIDDDDDDDEEEEEE margin.
Very very true. I did want 7.1. But this was mentioned in another thread I started. Im just looking for the best bang for the buck. Something to get good sound out of my LED TV. LOVE movies and music!!! Its either the Yamaha or Okyno....the okyno is $50 cheaper so im leaning that way......and its 7.1 vs. 5.1 Does either have a NOTICEABLE feature that the other doesn't? I want something that's KINDA future proof if there is such a thing.
 

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Without knowing exactly which Yamaha system you were considering my best guess is the Onkyo Ht-5500 or ht-5400 would have a more powerful subwoofer. I know you said you'ld like to buy from Amazon but consider a factory refurbished from ac4l.com and get the add-on extended warranty. 3 years for $35 or 5 years for $50. Both the 5400 and 5500 are $270 + shipping. http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/brand/onkyo/results/1.html The Onkyo ht-540 speaker system has slightly better front and center speakers but the extended warranty may not be available with it. http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/ONKSKSHT540/Onkyo-SKS-HT540-7.1-channel-Home-Theater-Speaker-System/1.html You could then get the Onkyo R590 to go with it. http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/ONKHTR590/Onkyo-HT-R590-7.1-Channel-3-D-Ready-Home-Theater-Receiver/1.html
 

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gene c said:
Without knowing exactly which Yamaha system you were considering my best guess is the Onkyo Ht-5500 or ht-5400 would have a more powerful subwoofer. I know you said you'ld like to buy from Amazon but consider a factory refurbished from ac4l.com and get the add-on extended warranty. 3 years for $35 or 5 years for $50. Both the 5400 and 5500 are $270 + shipping. http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/brand/onkyo/results/1.html The Onkyo ht-540 speaker system has slightly better front and center speakers but the extended warranty may not be available with it. http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/ONKSKSHT540/Onkyo-SKS-HT540-7.1-channel-Home-Theater-Speaker-System/1.html You could then get the Onkyo R590 to go with it. http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/ONKHTR590/Onkyo-HT-R590-7.1-Channel-3-D-Ready-Home-Theater-Receiver/1.html
After more research for $350 I bought the 5500 :)
 

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