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Old 09-28-06, 04:30 PM
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Need help in chooseing a Theater system.

I bought a all in on Panasonic Home Theater system last year and i'm not very happy with it. If you all can help this is what i'm looking for:

1. A stand alone Receiver with DTS 5.1 with speakers.
2. Connects to DVD player, CABLE TV, ORIGINAL XBOX, and a TURNTABLE (I used to collect records when i was young ok )
3. I have to get it from Amazon and cost around $400.00 because that's what i have in coupons with them, I may be able to go $500.00

I live in a home so the Living Room is pretty big. I have a very good sony 35 inch TV, its 5 years old and still going strong.
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Old 09-28-06, 05:29 PM
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This is quite a deal for $303

http://www.amazon.com/Harman-Kardon-...&s=electronics
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I'd pick one of these:
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw...0&Go.y=0&Go=Go
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Old 09-29-06, 05:19 PM
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Frankly Spiky, I don't think that would be a marked improvement over what he has now.
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Old 09-29-06, 05:34 PM
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Well, tough to tell without knowing what it is. I assumed he has one of those $100-200 all-in-ones. And he is looking to get new speakers in that price, too. Limits things a bit.

Onkyo isn't bad. They are about the only company that uses a real receiver in these sets. No doubt that HK would be better, but over his budget.
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Old 09-29-06, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Spiky
Well, tough to tell without knowing what it is. I assumed he has one of those $100-200 all-in-ones. And he is looking to get new speakers in that price, too. Limits things a bit.

Onkyo isn't bad. They are about the only company that uses a real receiver in these sets. No doubt that HK would be better, but over his budget.
Really? It's $303, well under (though w/o speakers, true).
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Old 09-29-06, 06:49 PM
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Don't have time to look at links at the moment, but off the cuff I'd recommend spending the money on a good receiver and sticking with the speakers that came with the HTIB, even though I'm sure they are below par. That way you can use future certificates towards speakers. No use in stepping everything up a notch.
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Old 09-30-06, 09:33 AM
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Thanks for the responses, this is what i have now and very disappointed in it:

http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-SC-H...&s=audio-video

I like the one that dvd josh showed, but i was told that the spearkers i have now cannot be used on any other system.
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Old 09-30-06, 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by DVD Josh


What do you recommend for speakers for this receiver.
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I also want to thank everyone who is helping, hope to hear from some more.
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Old 09-30-06, 06:43 PM
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I have these and is a great match with my H/K (an older model).

http://www.amazon.com/CELESTION-AVP3...&s=electronics

This seems to good to be true, so not sure....

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...754420?ie=UTF8

edit:

Looks like you can get the KEFs direct from accessories4les.com for $295.

http://www.accessories4less.com/cgi-.../KEFKHT1005BLK

assuming this is a legit retailer, this a super HOT deal IMHO.

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