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I would like your oppinion on these items.

Even after reading tonyvdb's thread "Before buying any HTIB or Bose cube type systems read this" I would still like to ask for an opinion of this system.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Onkyo-AVX-...ckage/14335656

vs

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Onkyo-HT-S...ckage/14335653

Honestly I don't see any differences between the two AVR's in the previous two links

vs combining this AVR and speaker package

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Onkyo-HT-R...eiver/14335655
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Onkyo-SKS-...ystem/14335645
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Re: I would like your oppinion on these items.

Your best bet is to get a receiver and speakers on your budget level. But if you insist on HTIB systems Onkyo is the best of the bunch.
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Re: I would like your oppinion on these items.

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Your best bet is to get a receiver and speakers on your budget level. But if you insist on HTIB systems Onkyo is the best of the bunch.
I keep educating myself on this site. . I want to get at least a system with wood speaker cabinets and nice punchy bass.
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I keep educating myself on this site. . I want to get at least a system with wood speaker cabinets and nice punchy bass.
nearly all speaker cabinets are veneered MDF.

I'd start off with a used receiver and a pair of Behringer 2030p's and Dayton Sub 120 if you are on a budget. You will get far better sound from that than the Onkyo systems. You can always add the cheap speakers from parts express for surround duty since it's not critical.
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My behringer based $500 system is

Total Price 521.18(Standalone blu-ray player, Full home theater including a decent sub, good speakers and an HDMI repeating receiver)

107.69
1 pairs Behringer 2030p
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...y_Passive.html
(lay one on side if necessary for center, save the extra as a spare in case the kids decide to play with one.)
49.99 Onkyo DN-3XA
http://www.accessories4less.com/make...er-Pair/1.html
179.99
Onkyo TX-SR308
http://www.accessories4less.com/make...Receiver/1.htm
94.85
Dayton SUB-80
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-635
88.66
Blu-ray player
http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DMP-...870394&sr=8-17
I'm looking into these recommendations that you made. I'm assuming the DN-3XA's are for front surrounds? If so could a second pair be used for rear surrounds?
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I'm looking into these recommendations that you made. I'm assuming the DN-3XA's are for front surrounds? If so could a second pair be used for rear surrounds?
There are side surrounds and rear surrounds. Front surrounds are a new presence height channel, but there are no mixes for them so I see not justification for adding them.

Only use 7.1 if you have the proper setup for it. Ideally you'd have 3 feet or more from the back wall for rear surrounds.
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There are side surrounds and rear surrounds. Front surrounds are a new presence height channel, but there are no mixes for them so I see not justification for adding them.

Only use 7.1 if you have the proper setup for it. Ideally you'd have 3 feet or more from the back wall for rear surrounds.
Well that goes to show you what I know. In my current set up I have the FR and FL speakers firing directly at my seating area. Not that I think it makes much of a difference as it's just a very cheap HTIB that I've had for about 5 years.

I guess the better way the phrase my question would be: Can the DN-3XA'a be used RR and RL in a 5.1 setup?

Also can you explain what makes a good center channel, side surround, rear surround, sub with maybe some links to examples?
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Re: I would like your oppinion on these items.

Onkyo TX-SR607 90 watts channel 7.2 Home Theater Receiver
http://www.accessories4less.com/make...eceiver/1.html

Center Channel
Behringer B2030P
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...y_Passive.html

Side and Rear surrounds
http://www.accessories4less.com/make...er-Pair/1.html

Subwoofer
Dayton SUB-120 HT Series 12" 150 Watt Powered Subwoofer
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...83&PID=2777698

Blu-Ray
Philips BDP5012/F7
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Philips-BD...layer/15055792

AVR 249.99
Speakers 343.94
Blu-Ray 98.00
_______________
$691.93

Now that does not include speaker wire or stands but bought a piece at a time I think this will give me what I'm looking for.
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Re: I would like your oppinion on these items.

That is an excellent Package for the Budget and will outpreform a Package Setup with ease.
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Onkyo TX-SR607 90 watts channel 7.2 Home Theater Receiver
http://www.accessories4less.com/make...eceiver/1.html

Center Channel
Behringer B2030P
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...y_Passive.html

Side and Rear surrounds
http://www.accessories4less.com/make...er-Pair/1.html

Subwoofer
Dayton SUB-120 HT Series 12" 150 Watt Powered Subwoofer
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...83&PID=2777698

Blu-Ray
Philips BDP5012/F7
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Philips-BD...layer/15055792

AVR 249.99
Speakers 343.94
Blu-Ray 98.00
_______________
$691.93

Now that does not include speaker wire or stands but bought a piece at a time I think this will give me what I'm looking for.
I'm not seeing any front speakers. Are you getting the B2030p for fronts as well?
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