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Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Pat_C, Nov 22, 2003.

  1. Pat_C

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    I have a Hitachi Ultravision HDTV projection bigscreen, which is located in a relatively small room (but not too small). My wife and I really enjoy the tv, and I am looking for a home theatre system to complement it. The budget I want to stick too is around $1000.

    We would use the HTS primarly for movies, and occasionally music, although we don't plan on ever listening to either at high volume. Ideally, I would like something that really gives you the impression that you are "immersed" in the movie you are watching.

    I have read through the forum and can tell most here, if not all, are opposed to HTIB systems. However, I am pretty busy, and know little to nothing about electronics, and it seems that a prepackaged systems might be the best way to go.

    Are there any pre-packaged systems that would fit my needs? If not, can you please recommend components for a system that would fit within my budget? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. GrahamT

    GrahamT Supporting Actor

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    It seems like HTIB might be the best fit for you. I cant recommend any but I'll give you my suggestions for components for your budget.

    Speakers: Paradigm cinema or performance series, Polk R series

    Receiver: Harman Kardon AVR 130, Denon 1403 AVR

    DVD player: anything in the $100-150 range pioneer,panasonic,Sony etc)

    Sub: You may not want one and I think that it might be hard to fit it in that budget but if you do want one I suggest Paradigm, velodyne, JBL and sony. You could always build your own for less money though.
     
  3. Pat_C

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    Thanks for your advice Graham. The budget is flexible; I just don't want to buy something I'll never really use to its full potential.
     
  4. Gary Thomas

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    Some good suggestions by Graham. If you decide to go the "box" route, Kenwood gets some pretty good reviews. I helped a friend hook up a Kenwood HTIB system in a small basement room about 2 years ago & he was very pleased with the results. The good thing about the Kenwood system is that you can upgrade piece by piece later.
     

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