What to upgrade first....

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  1. Ron_C

    Ron_C Agent

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    Hi,

    I have a crappy ProLogic system right now with a passive sub.(really crappy) and a 27 inch Samsung tv with only one set of red/white/yellow inputes and an input for cable. This system is horrible, but is better than nothing. In the near future(within 1-2 years) i will have a new system completed. It will include....

    Toshiba 50hx81 or 57hx81

    Denon 3802

    Klipsch RF-3 series (7.1)

    SVS 16-46CS+ with the Samson 1000 watt amp

    Panny RP91

    That will be the finished system. The Toshiba will be the last thing i will get, as i am waiting for HDTV to advance more. So it the mean time i will be purchasing a new 32-36" tv. The Toshiba 36a61, 36ax61 or 36af61.

    What do you think i should get first? The reciever, the speakers, or the television. If i get the reciever, i don't know for sure if my existing speakers are 4 ohm and if i get the speakers first, i don't konw if my reciever can handle 4 ohm speakers, so i may have to buy them at the same time. Or should i get the 36" tv to replace my current tv first? The 36 will serve as the HT tv until I get the big widescreen toshiba, then the 36 will go to the living room. Thanks for the input.
     
  2. Allen Longcor

    Allen Longcor Supporting Actor

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    Well you may want to go with the receiver first. Then the speakers. This way you will have great sound even if your TV isn't up to par yet. It's a tough call since you are kind of starting from scratch. If movies are more important you may want to go with a TV, but if music is your thing you may want to go receiver. Either way I'm sure you will be happy.
     
  3. Jason Wolters

    Jason Wolters Stunt Coordinator

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    Here is how I did it.... DVD Player>Receiver>Speakers
     
  4. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Stunt Coordinator

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    Ron, I just went thru the same thing!
    Had a crappy SONY box set and a crappy 36" panny TV. Here is excactly what I did.
    Upgraded to a Onkyo 575x receiver first. That made an incredible difference. Then upgraded my speakers to a POLK set with PW250 sub. That also made a great difference over my sony's.
    In the last week I have upgraded again to NHT super zeroes and an ONKYO DS898 receiver. I'm picking up my ProScan PS38000 widescreen 38" direct view HDTV tomorow. I'm psyched! [​IMG]
    But to answer your question.. I did it
    receiver -> speakers -> TV and I have no regrets!
    The receiver really is an important part..it's like the "brain" of your entire system.
    Good luck and have fun!
    Jim
     
  5. Ricky c

    Ricky c Stunt Coordinator

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    Here's what i did.I saved till i could get the receiver and speakers at the same time.The following year i got my T.V.I now have a Marantz sr7000 with Def.tech procinema 100's w/200tl and a Panasonic 36hx40 flat screen.If you don't get them at the same time you'll get desperate to complete the setup.
     
  6. Ariel

    Ariel Stunt Coordinator

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    agree with ricky c. buy the receiver + speakers at the same time. if you are just going to buy either a receiver or speaker, it will still sound crappy because the weakest part of the system will pull down the rest.
     
  7. David D. C.

    David D. C. Stunt Coordinator

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    well what i did was when i was getting into the whole surround thing i wanted to start small and let myself groww with the system i know alot of people say get a deion of so on but you need to learn what you need and the differance in the things out there you could by a 500 to 600 dollar set up to grow by its truue that that is not a top of the line setup but learning is the big key to a great home theater
     

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