Upgrading from a 'Home Theatre in a box'

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Andrew_PD, Jan 24, 2004.

  1. Andrew_PD

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    I am wanting to upgrade from my Phillips LX3750W ‘home theatre in a box’ to a custom made system. So having only had experience with a package set I’m a real beginner.

    I am starting with a receiver

    Could anyone give me some advice on some receivers? I’m looking for a reasonably cheap receiver with DTS ES 6.1 Discrete & Matrix, Dolby 5.1 & Dolby EX. Anything else like Pro Logic would be a bonus.

    Also are speaker packages worth buying, or is better to buy the rears, front, centre and subs separate?

    Thanks
     
  2. Robert*S

    Robert*S Stunt Coordinator

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    Hey Andrew -
    I recommend the Pioneer 812. It has all the latest decoding DD (EX), DTS (ES), Pro Logic II, Neo 6 and is 7.1 capable.
    I have the previous model, the 811, runing a 7.1 setup and I love it.
     
  3. Andrew_PD

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    I have decided to go for the Pioneer VSX-D712

    It has all the features I need plus 7.1 and costs £230

    I am having real trouble with the speakers though. Should I create a 7.1 set up because I will have the capability or just set up to 6.1?

    I'm looking for a company that makes good quality speakers at reasonable prices that can be ordered online
     
  4. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Andrew, since you're asking for specific receiver recommendations you should post here in Receivers/Amps. The Basics area is for general discussion at the beginner level. Thanks.
     

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