Receiver for my xbox

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  1. AaronArmstrong

    AaronArmstrong Stunt Coordinator

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    I am receiving a X-box for X-mas!

    However I need a receiver to take advantage of the

    sound capabilities of the x-box. I know next to nothing

    about this subject. Can anyone recommend a captible

    receiver for around 150-200 dollars?

    Thanks

    Aaron Armstrong
     
  2. Kelley_B

    Kelley_B Cinematographer

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    I saw a Technics at Ultimate Electronics that had a MOSFET amp and did DD5.1, DTS, and DPL for $199 on sale from $250. I thought about buying it, but decided to get a Pioneer for the Component Video Switching feature, and paid $275 for a Pioneer 710S
    http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S...ADX950&o=P&a=0
    That is a link to the reciever at Crutchfield, so you can check it out they have it listed at $249.99 with a $50 mail in rebate.
     
  3. Steve Clark

    Steve Clark Second Unit

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    Aaron, you sound like a perfect candidate for a Home Theatre System in a Box. This would include a DD-5.1/DTS receiver with 80-100 watts per channel and six speakers (center, two fronts, two rear surrounds, and a subwoofer). The lower end ones can now be found, if you look hard for sales, for $300-400. I would look at the Kenwood, Pioneer, Sony, Panasonic, maybe RCA and Technics, and make sure the system includes a POWERED subwoofer of at least 50 watts. Avoid the passive (non-powered) subwoofer at all costs. Believe me, you get alot of bang for the buck with these systems as an entry level HT system.
     
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    Matty B Stunt Coordinator

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    Whatever receiver you get, make sure it has a fibre-optic digital input, as this is what the xbox requires for DD5.1.
     

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