question about buying new 5.1 system

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by cameron_m, Nov 8, 2002.

  1. cameron_m

    cameron_m Auditioning

    Nov 5, 2002
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    I'm looking to buy a relatively cheap (under $200) surround sound system to go with my Apex AD-3201 DVD player and laptop. I've seen a number of cheap systems on ebay (such as this one, but I have no idea if they are any good. If any of you have any suggestions, such as whether I should get something with both Dobly Digital and DTS (the player supports both), they would be greatly appreciated. Also, what is the difference between PMPO and RMS amplified power output?
  2. Alf S

    Alf S Cinematographer

    Apr 23, 2000
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    Welcome Cameron!

    First off PLEASE don't even think about buying that POS on Ebay.

    Nowadays (especially with the holidays coming) you will find tons of nice NAME BRAND mini systems etc available in that price range at any store like BestBuy, Sears, hell, even Radio Shack, Target and Wal Mart.

    Like I said, stick with a name brand you recognize that comes with a Dolby/DTS receiver and the acompanying speakers and plug in your DVD player and enjoy.

    Realize of course with only $200, you won't get near the big bangin' sound that some Home Theaters in a Box etc. offer for budget shoppers, but if that's all you have to spend than you gotta do what ya gotta do.

    Maybe do a search on for Home Theater stuff and maybe you'll find "reviews" of budget stuff.

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