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Old 04-22-2010, 09:51 AM   #1
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Hey everyone! My first post here, good to meet everyone. Anyway, to the point.

I'm looking for a hd surround sound system in the $350 price range(difficult I know, but any recommendations would help), I would prefer wireless if it could be found for the money. My current setup is a Samsung LCD 1080p FP HDTV, Memorex Blu-ray player, and Xbox 360 elite. I currently have the 'xbox360 pioneer surround sound system' which is a POS and a blown sub in it. Any ideas?
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With a $350 budget, you are not going to find much of a quality system for that. Here is about the best you are going to do for under $350 IMO. It is HDMI passthrough however. So to will need to run a seperate digital audio connection if you were planning to use the HDMI inputs via the receiver. But it does have 4 digital audio inputs.

http://www.accessories4less.com/make...e-Black/1.html

If you can scratch up another hundo, the 6200 for $449 would be well worth the $$$ and a great bang for your buck. It has 4 true 1.3a HDMI inputs. Great for lossless Dolby True HD/DTS HD-MA with your Blue Ray. And it comes with the Ipod Dock as well. It is "Factory Reconditioned", but comes with a FULL 1 year warranty from Onkyo.


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The Onkyo HT-S6200 is absolutely the best for the money. Here is the best price you'll find on the Onkyo http://www.accessories4less.com/make...od-Dock/1.html . It's a bit outside your budget, but you can't do any better for the money. Many members here have ordered this system from Accessories4Less, and really rave about the merchandise, prices and customer service.
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The Onkyo HT-S6200 is absolutely the best for the money. Here is the best price you'll find on the Onkyo http://www.accessories4less.com/make...od-Dock/1.html . It's a bit outside your budget, but you can't do any better for the money. Many members here have ordered this system from Accessories4Less, and really rave about the merchandise, prices and customer service.
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Thanks guys! Looks like a good system from what little I know about them. I would like to actually get a decent one this time if money allows.

What is the difference between the system you posted, and the 7100? (I cant post a link until 5 posts, or I would)

The only reason I ask is, I would love to have stands for the front two speakers out of simplicity since I have the TV on a stand.
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Thanks guys! Looks like a good system from what little I know about them. I would like to actually get a decent one this time if money allows.

What is the difference between the system you posted, and the 7100? (I cant post a link until 5 posts, or I would)

The only reason I ask is, I would love to have stands for the front two speakers out of simplicity since I have the TV on a stand.
They are pretty much the same except for the front speaker stands...
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What is the difference between the system you posted, and the 7100? (I cant post a link until 5 posts, or I would)

The only reason I ask is, I would love to have stands for the front two speakers out of simplicity since I have the TV on a stand.

As Loves mentioned, speakers stands are pretty much it. The speakers for the 7100 are a bit different (a bit larger/taller) if I remember rite. But sound simular. You can find speaker stands here if your looking at the 6200 and or also want stands for your surrounds/rears. They only run about $15 a pair and should have no problems holding up the speakers since they only weigh abou 2.5-3 pounds a pop. Also a good idea to grab so 16awg speaker wire to replace the thin stuff that comed with the system. HDMI cables are only about $7 a pop too.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/se...speaker+stands
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As Loves mentioned, speakers stands are pretty much it. The speakers for the 7100 are a bit different (a bit larger/taller) if I remember rite. But sound simular. You can find speaker stands here if your looking at the 6200 and or also want stands for your surrounds/rears. They only run about $15 a pair and should have no problems holding up the speakers since they only weigh abou 2.5-3 pounds a pop. Also a good idea to grab so 16awg speaker wire to replace the thin stuff that comed with the system. HDMI cables are only about $7 a pop too.
Thanks! Exactly what I needed to know. Now lets just see if I can scrounge up the money

Another quick question, since i've been using component cables all this time for sound, I dont know how many hdmi cables i'd need. As I said in my original post, I have an xbox360 and blu ray player with hd cables, so how many more would I need to have to make this system work correctly?
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Thanks! Exactly what I needed to know. Now lets just see if I can scrounge up the money

Another quick question, since i've been using component cables all this time for sound, I dont know how many hdmi cables i'd need. As I said in my original post, I have an xbox360 and blu ray player with hd cables, so how many more would I need to have to make this system work correctly?
If you have the 360 with HDMI, you need on for that, one for the bluray player and one from the Onkyo to you TV (need 3) and you can get great prices here, at monoprice.com
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