Noob who needs suggestions

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Karl_S, Dec 30, 2003.

  1. Karl_S

    Karl_S Auditioning

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    Hi. I'm totally new to all of this but I also finally decided it was time to invest in a home theatre. I haven't really even gone to the stores yet to look but was hoping y'all could give me some suggestions on what might be good before I do. I'm looking to spend between $500 and $900. I already have a DVD/VCR and a CD player. I'll be using it for both listening to music and watching movies (probably each equally as far as time goes). What do y'all suggest?
     
  2. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Welcome to HTF, Karl.

    The Basics area is for general discussion at the beginner level, as opposed to offering specific component advice. And since we don't have a section devoted to systems in their entirety, A/V Sources becomes the default.

    Best of luck in putting together your system.
     
  3. Don_Berg

    Don_Berg Supporting Actor

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    Get a Dolby/DTS5.1 receiver, I'd suggest a lowend Denon for under $500. Then get 5 speakers plus a subwoofer. Your DVD player should have a digital audio output that provides the 5.1 audio channels to the receiver. Later you should add a HDTV display and an HDTV tuner.
     
  4. Karl_S

    Karl_S Auditioning

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    What speakers would you suggest? I'd just like a few ideas so that when I go to look at this stuff I can just listen to these as opposed to all of them.
     
  5. JamesGL

    JamesGL Stunt Coordinator

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    At $900,

    you can really shop around and find a Klipsch Quintet for around $600 with a KS10 subwoofer.

    With the $300, you can get an HK130. If you need component inputs, then you have to go with the JVC's, Sony's, etc.
     
  6. John S

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    At $900 you have a lot of choices for sure.....

    Any specific requirements?

    I'd suggest at least a 6.1 setup, and with HDTV come'n on fast, maybe try for some component video swithcing of 50mhz or higher.

    Here is a decent bargain sub:
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com
    Search for the Sony SA-WM500 12" 150 Watts Powered Subwoofer Listed at like $135

    Here is a great bargain receiver:
    http://www.ecost.com/ecost/shop/detail.asp?dpno=157373

    Here are some bargain decent speakers: (get 3 pair for 6.1)
    http://www.etronics.com/product.asp?...90&svbname=293


    This is a bargain system that would totally rock, on movies and music. But are just bargain suggestions. With $900 you could probably get better on all pieces and still make the around $900 mark.
     

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