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Old 04-27-2007, 11:44 PM   #1  
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I am looking to add a surround system to my HDTV. I am planning on spending between 12 and 15 hundo. I do not have a receiver or any speakers, so it will be from the ground up.

I did a little research about 6 months ago online, and looked at best buy, but anything best buy had appear to be fairly crappy.

I plan to add an HD-DVD or Blue Ray and (just have a standard upconverted dvd player now)

What features should I make sure I get in my receiver (don't want to be out of date in a year)?

5.1 or 7.1?
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This would be a good start. Coming out next month for $599.00
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This would be a good start. Coming out next month for $599.00
Looks like a great piece of gear.
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Old 04-30-2007, 07:57 PM   #4  
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I am looking to add a surround system to my HDTV. I am planning on spending between 12 and 15 hundo. I do not have a receiver or any speakers, so it will be from the ground up.

I did a little research about 6 months ago online, and looked at best buy, but anything best buy had appear to be fairly crappy.

I plan to add an HD-DVD or Blue Ray and (just have a standard upconverted dvd player now)

What features should I make sure I get in my receiver (don't want to be out of date in a year)?

5.1 or 7.1?

Stop buying crappy stuff from them.
http://www.definitivetech.com/
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I love my Definitive Pro Cinema 1000's and top of the line Pioneer.But it cost around 2 G's in Magnolia. You could probably go with a less expensive receiver because you should never go cheap on the speakers
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Old 05-06-2007, 12:07 PM   #6  
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www.av123.com covers Onix speakers. Their X series speakers are highly rated, look good, sound good, and are affordable. Slightly more expensive are Ascend speakers. Also consider the speaker/sub offerings from Hsu. Matched with one of the lower priced Onyko, Denon, Marantz, and Yamaha receivers (Onecall, J&R, Vanns etc), any of these speakers will get you good sound at unbeatable on-line prices. I know Onix, Ascend, and Hsu are very helpful and accept returns if you are not happy with their products.
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I would very strongly second the recommendation of the Definitive Technology Pro Cinema 1000 package. A close alternative would be the Definitive Technology Pro Cinema 800 package which sells for somewhat less at about $1200. The reviews have been outstanding on both systems. I recently purchased the Def Tech PC 1000 and I am completely satisfied. The speakers are the most important part of a home theater system, so if you are trying to stay within a budget you may want to consider buying a somewhat less expensive receiver.
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I own the def tech speakers:

Center 2000
Pro Monitor 1000's
Pro Monitor 800's (rear)

awesome sound and clarity.

Had an Energy Take Classic 5.1 prior and the DT's are miles ahead.
Highly recommended.

I will change out the DT sub though for the SVS PD10 sub.
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I own the def tech speakers:

Center 2000
Pro Monitor 1000's
Pro Monitor 800's (rear)

awesome sound and clarity.

Had an Energy Take Classic 5.1 prior and the DT's are miles ahead.
Highly recommended.

I will change out the DT sub though for the SVS PD10 sub.
Did you notice this thread is almost 2 years old? Necro bump.
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No I guess I didn't, sorry
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Did you notice this thread is almost 2 years old? Necro bump.
Maybe he still hasn't made up his mind yet...... LOL
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wow excuse I guy for trying to help the original poster. Damn
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:39 PM   #13  
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The best is that i have not decided yet ha ha. I just logged back in to these forums as I am starting to thinking about finally doing the whole audio thing. I found this thread on page 2 and it sure did look familiar.

So any new thoughts now that we are 2 years later? I now have a Samsung BD-P2500 Blu Ray player.
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