|2010-06-16, 11:46 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2010
First home audio system - HTiB?
I have the following setup, and looking to add a home audio system.
Panasonic Viera TC-P50V10 (50" PLasma)
Play Station 3 (used as blu ray player, and gaming)
Budget: Under $1000
Size of room: 24 x 12. Ceiling 9 ft.
After doing some research. The most decent HTIB is the Onkyo HT-S7200. But I can't find any available in Canada. Is there any other comparable HTIB?
All the experts say its better to build a custom system.
I am a newbie, afraid I won't be able to use the reciever to its full potential (i.e. setup etc). Is the HTIB easier to use?
Any suggestion on what would be the best option for me for under $1000?
Thanks in advance.
|2010-06-16, 01:36 PM||#2|
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Toronto, Rogers, 8300HD, eHDD, Panasonic TCP65S1, Denon AVR4310Ci; 8300HD, eHDD & Sony KDL40W3000
As you mention, it's probably better to go for a separate AVR and a set of 5.1 speakers. This has been discussed often in this forum and I'm sure others will provide suggestions. In the meantime, check out the following FAQ on AVR features. Whether you're getting an AVR or HTiB, you want something with the correct features - like lossless audio via HDMI, appropriate inputs/outputs, etc. The optimization/setup of the entire system is not that much different with an AVR or HTiB.
Then check out the following post, useful for those new to this sort of thing - FAQs, Search Tips, Optimization, etc:
|2010-06-17, 12:33 AM||#3|
Join Date: Jun 2006
For your budget you can build a much better setup than any HTiB.
However, HTiB's are simpler to buy (everything in one box) and simpler to install (relatively).
It's not too hard to buy and hook up a receiver to speakers and input sources and we're here to help if you need it.
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|2010-06-17, 04:34 AM||#4|
Join Date: Nov 2007
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