Sony HT5100D Home Theater

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  1. John_Quincy

    John_Quincy Agent

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    Does anyone know if this system is a good deal or not? This is my first time buying a home theater system/components. I don't want to spend a lot of money, nor do I want a piece of crap. I watch movies maybe once a week (rented ones).. I will use this mostly for regular TV and the "stereo" part of it - radio, etc.

    I am also considering getting some Monster Cables to improve the sound quality. Is this the right path to take? or should I buy another brands cables?

    Thanks,

    John
     
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    the Monster Cables wont yield a difference without using separate components and decent speakers. Sony can't make speakers to save its life! their budget sub (SA-WM40) is the only good "speaker" they make.
    well, with ~800 you can get a decent setup. Kenwood 507 receiver (~250), Panasonic RV31 DVD player (~$175), JBL NSP-1 speakers ($299 shipped at www.jandr.com) with Sony SA-WM40 sub (~$150 at Best Buy).
    this would beat that Sony system into the ground! save the $$ you were gonna spend on Monster and just use cheap wires all around and Home Depot 12-gauge speaker wire. you wont notice any difference until you upgrade to more hifi equipment.
    good luck!
     
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    Sounds right.
     
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    Ronald B Utthol Auditioning

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    Oops double post
     
  5. John_Quincy

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    Thanks Thomas_Berg for you help.... [​IMG]
    However, is there anyone else that could help me out with a second opionion? Thanks!
    John
     
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    I'll give you a second opinion. Forget about all-in-one systems and take the advice of someone like Thomas Berg. [​IMG] It may be good to come up with a budget and tstart a thread like "$800 for an audio/DVD system, recommendations please?". Lots of the kind folks here will jump all over that kind of thread.
    The only thing an all-in-one system like the one you're looking at offers is convenience. You can get MUCH BETTER performance for your dollar by shopping around.
    And I agree, don't bother with Monster cable. The AR or Radio Shack Gold stuff is fine.
     
  7. John_Quincy

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    Thanks, I guess I will try the thread suggestion.

    John
     

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