Home Theater Forum and Systems - HomeTheaterShack.com - Reply to Topic

Thread: Trying to update but super confused Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now




PLEASE COMPLETE ALL REQUIRED FIELDS BELOW... THANKS!

REQUIRED FIELDS ON THIS PAGE
YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL OF THESE

Username
Password
Confirm Password
Email Address
Confirm Email Address
Random Question
Random Question #2




User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
PLEASE READ BELOW PRIOR TO ENTERING AN EMAIL ADDRESS!

ATTENTION!

YOU MUST ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT!

Activation requires you reply to an email we will send you after you register... if you do not reply to this email, you will not be able to view certain areas of the forum or certain images... nor will you be able download software.

AN INVALID EMAIL ADDRESS WILL CAUSE YOUR ACCOUNT TO BE DELETED!

See our banned email list here: Banned Email List

We DO NOT respond to spamcop, boxtrapper and spamblocker emails... please add @hometheatershack DOT com to your whitelist prior to registering or you will get nowhere on your registration.


Email Address:
OR

Log-in










  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
04-07-11 01:50 AM
gdstupak
Re: Trying to update but super confused

I would jump on the Onkyo AVR deal that Jack lists.

For speakers, in another thread Jack recommends the PSB Image T45, but I would recommend the T55 for you if you don't use a subwoofer:
T55 review.... http://www.interconnect.no/files/dok...T55_System.pdf
Special Price.... https://dmc-electronics.com/Default.htm

Also, if you go with 3 front speakers, I would buy 3 of the exact same model if possible. Many brands offer a smaller horizontal center speaker that is "matched" to the left/right speakers, but very rarely do they sound the same. So I would buy 3 identical speakers.

I myself am partial to JBL speakers, but I like the more expensive Studio L series:
http://www.jbl.com/EN-US/Products/Pa...D=speakers_cat
04-06-11 10:34 AM
Jungle Jack
Re: Trying to update but super confused

Hello,
The link is for the Sony KDL-55EX500. I will try to link it again, if not just enter the Model Number into Google and Best Buy is the first hit : http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Sony+-+B...&skuId=9763163
I tried the link and it does not work. Weird.
Cheers,
JJ
04-06-11 09:33 AM
cateye5
Re: Trying to update but super confused

Jack, that AVR looks perfect and so does the price, thanks.

Your TV link isn't working, can you tell me which model that was?
04-06-11 09:28 AM
cateye5
Re: Trying to update but super confused

Budget... for the speakers I'd say $400-800. Since speakers are long-lasting I was hoping to find something on Craigslist.

I'm thinking mid-range or ~$500 on the receiver, but I can go to $800 if it will give me something that will last longer. I'm a little more hesitant to get that used.

TV definitely under $900.

Thanks.
04-06-11 09:25 AM
Jungle Jack
Re: Trying to update but super confused

Hello,
Adding a new TV and an AVR and Speakers need not cost a fortune. For a TV, this 55" LCD Model really has surpassed my expectations and is relatively inexpensive for the money:http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Sony+-+B...&skuId=9763163
Check out the User Reviews of which there are many. This TV was originally 2500 Dollars when introduced.

For an AVR, something like this would work nicely:http://www.accessories4less.com/make...eceiver/1.html
It is available for 50% off and is still a current model.

For Speakers, SVS's SBS-01 at 100 Dollars off is an awesome deal and you can just start off with 2 if need be:http://www.svsound.com/products-spks-sbs01.cfm

For Cables go to Monoprice or Bluejeanscable.com and save a fortune and you are good to go.
Cheers,
JJ
04-06-11 09:13 AM
gdstupak
Re: Trying to update but super confused

For now, I would go with 3 identical speakers for left, right, and center. If you get interested in surround sound, you can always add rear speakers later. Having a center speaker can help to anchor sound to the center of the screen.

For 3 speakers, what would be your budget?
$1500 for all 3.... or $800 for all 3..... or $400 for all 3.

What kind of budget are you wanting for a AVR (audio video receiver)?
$1500 is very good.... $800 is good..... $300 is entry level.

What kind of budget for tv?
$2500..... or $1200.... or under $900.
04-06-11 05:11 AM
cateye5
Re: Trying to update but super confused

Phrases like "full range tower speakers" are exactly what I'm looking for, thanks.

So I'm looking at replacing my old Nak receiver with a current one that also handles MP3 and possibly internet input (Onkyo seems like the brand most recommended?), replacing my CD/DVD player with one that handles Blu-Ray, and picking up 2-3 speakers -- what brand(s) are recommended for the speakers? I'll probably need some kind of wall mounts to keep them from the cats.

Apparently the world has changed less than I thought.
04-06-11 01:20 AM
gdstupak
Re: Trying to update but super confused

There's nothing wrong with listening to movies in stereo if you don't want full surround sound. Doing a 2.0 or 3.0 set up instead of a 5.1 would leave alot more money to buy better quality speakers.
If you have neighbors that can be easily annoyed, I would use full range tower speakers that can play well below the 40hz range instead of using a subwoofer that can easily rattle neighbors. Also better for music.

Using a full 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound set up has nothing to do with room size. It can be used in rooms smaller than yours.
04-05-11 11:56 PM
cateye5
Re: Trying to update but super confused

Thanks! 14 x 16 feet with TV and couch about 10 feet apart.
04-05-11 11:35 PM
Mike P.
Re: Trying to update but super confused

Welcome!

What size is your living room and what is the distance from the couch to the TV's location?



This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML is not allowed!

 


For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome