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sqhertz
09-20-2006, 11:02 PM
i miss my surround sound even though it was a piece of **** set up. i dont know much (at all) about home recievers and such , so i was looking into home theater in a box set ups. budgets around 250. i dont need anything outragous just something for movies/tx , xbox and music. 5.1 .. any suggestions?

Beat_Dominator
09-20-2006, 11:06 PM
I HATE HTIBs' ..... They tend to have the worst speakers I have ever seen in them. If you split your budget up you could score a receiver for like $100-$150 on eBay and then pick up 5 small speakers for ~ 100 ..... the sub would be the budget breaker though :(

sqhertz
09-20-2006, 11:18 PM
i dont mind spending extra on the sub...cause its a sub :yumyum: id figure thats how people felt about the htib's. any reciever to look into? what feature/s am i looking for? im a newb to HT so try to bare with me. what about those surround sound speaker systems w/o the reciever? like the ones in crutchfeild.

Beat_Dominator
09-20-2006, 11:22 PM
You need a 5.1... maybe 6.1 channel receiver. Component video switching would be a + but not totally necessary. 80-100 watt per channel would be plenty.

sqhertz
09-20-2006, 11:42 PM
component vid. switching = ? :blackeye: any particular brands to look out for in my budget range? sony's home theater any good? or just as good as thier ca ****?

1loudsuv
09-20-2006, 11:48 PM
You need a 5.1... maybe 6.1 channel receiver. Component video switching would be a + but not totally necessary. 80-100 watt per channel would be plenty.

and hdmi input and analog 5.1 or 6.1 or 7.1 inputs

my home theater in a box was 409 and i am actually getting truhd and dts plus out of it how you may ask?

well thats where the analog inputs come into play and the hd-dvd player the a1 and the x1 are the only ones on the market that decode that

Beat_Dominator
09-20-2006, 11:49 PM
Switching means it can switch between, say an Xbox360/DVD/HD cable -> and send it to your HD TV..... it's a feature that would "future proof" you a little.

Sony's home stuff is still quite good. As are Onkyo, Denon, Pioneer, Harmon Kardon, some Kenwood, etc.

timvanderet
09-20-2006, 11:52 PM
Onkyo actually makes really sweet home HTIB's. They are by far the best sound you'll get for 3-500 range

sqhertz
09-20-2006, 11:58 PM
nice. crutchfield worth buying from? or is there other authorized internet retailers.

heyman421
09-20-2006, 11:58 PM
you could always go a while without a sub......

i have an onkyo HTIB for my ghetto south akron apartment, and it's alright, but the sub *****

if you consider 80hz+ 'subbass' then it will suffice.

not exactly HT style bass, tho

sqhertz
09-21-2006, 12:14 AM
yeah i dont mind waiting. i was thinking ghetto for a minute... 6x9 3-ways ,in a box, playing full range? lol would that work? putting 4 ohms on a ht reciever seeing how their speakers are 8ohms? i could always do that if its possible an put more into the reciever.

1loudsuv
09-21-2006, 12:19 AM
yeah i dont mind waiting. i was thinking ghetto for a minute... 6x9 3-ways ,in a box, playing full range? lol would that work? putting 4 ohms on a ht reciever seeing how their speakers are 8ohms? i could always do that if its possible an put more into the reciever.

i got 5 speakers klipsh center chanel including will let it go for 60 plus shipping so bout 80 let me find a picture of how they look
all speakers minus the sub included

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=1499&item=270011602113

Beat_Dominator
09-21-2006, 12:20 AM
If they are the quintet or Promedia speakers thats a good deal ^

sqhertz
09-21-2006, 12:36 AM
i was just planning a system right now. funds are short now. ca first , then ht. but would my 4ohm car speaker in a box idea work? besides them not being video sheiled?

sqhertz
09-21-2006, 12:17 PM
anyone?

JimJ
09-21-2006, 12:48 PM
I would save some money, IMO...

sqhertz
09-21-2006, 02:18 PM
yeah , i figured.. i was looking at crutchfeild and they have 6.1 , 7.1 and stereo...i didnt see any 5.1 for undr 300 :crap: im thinking about roaming some yard/garage sales to snag a reciever up just to start with and add on to that till it goes. hmf.

Beat_Dominator
09-21-2006, 02:24 PM
That could work out fairly well :)

sqhertz
09-21-2006, 04:10 PM
thanks for teh replies. im sure ill have more q's to be awnsered once i get going on this.