You'll find a lot of help here ... just few questions to start:I am Planning to buy my first 5.1 Home Theater but do not know where to start. Can somebody guide me.
I agree with you about getting an AVR and a pair of speakers (used can be a cheaper option too) :yes:... I am really not a big beliver in HTIB (Although I have a friend who has one of those Onkyo HTIB that isn't that bad). $500 on a HTIB is basically a sunk cost. You really can't upgrade and build around the reciver in a HTIB...
I agree with Tony ... I also suggest to take a look at the Onkyo system, here is a price comparison on S5100 system that is a little better than the S4100 and can be had for less than $500 :yes:
Is should rephraseI agree with you about getting an AVR and a pair of speakers (used can be a cheaper option too) :yes:
But, I don't completely agree about the statement that he can't really upgrade the HTIB ... that will depend on what HTIB he gets :bigsmile: ... if is one of those like Bose (that uses a single cable or controler I agree); but the onkyo has a separate AVR and speakers ... so he can swap them anytime :yes:
Here is the specifications of the Onkyo S5100 and Onkyo s4100 (just look at the picture of the rear to see what I mean) :bigsmile:
:T... its the price you pay for getting all that stuff for under 500 (BTW in Canada you can't buy that stuff under $500 so I might be a bit biased)
Now the fun starts ... tweeking, changing, upgrading, etc. this is a non-stop hobby :bigsmile:... I have bought Onkyo HT-R518 with Jamo speaker around 400$. I have not connected it yet and will give you input how I find it...
Good to hear that :TI have connected it and I really liked it. Its sound is good.
Believe me I understand ... some manuals are a little confusing :bigsmile:, either input will work (left or right) ... in some cases combining those input give you an output increase (sub will sound louder), you just need to use a " Y cable" to connect to left and right inputs instead of just one side :yes: (just get a one female to two male cable that looks like thisAbout the subwoofer SUB200 there are left and right inputs which I did not understand. I have connected my subwoofer to left input and getting no problem...
The most important thing is that you're Happy with what you got ...you'll have plenty of time to upgrade your equipment little by little :yes:...Well I got what I paid for and I'm very happy with it. Thanks for all of you for your guidances and suggestions.