£300-£400 to spend ... What should I buy?

oligoldshkeen

Standard Member
Hi Guys

Can anyone steer me in the right direction ...

I've got a 42" Samsung Q7 plasma & the sound is crappy, so I'm looking to buy a 5.1 surround sound system. I've never viewed an HD source through the screen, so I was thinking about buying an all in one upscaling system...

I have about £300 - £400 to spend ...

What are the best models available and should I consider seperates (if so ... what is the best model in my budget)

Thanks

Oli


Spec for my TV
(http://www.pricerunner.co.uk/pi/2-586630/TVs/Samsung-PS-42Q7H-Product-Info)
 

kentish_lad

Active Member
Hi Guys

Can anyone steer me in the right direction ...

I've got a 42" Samsung Q7 plasma & the sound is crappy, so I'm looking to buy a 5.1 surround sound system. I've never viewed an HD source through the screen, so I was thinking about buying an all in one upscaling system...

I have about £300 - £400 to spend ...

What are the best models available and should I consider seperates (if so ... what is the best model in my budget)

Thanks

Oli


Spec for my TV
(http://www.pricerunner.co.uk/pi/2-586630/TVs/Samsung-PS-42Q7H-Product-Info)


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I've never viewed an HD source through the screen, so I was thinking about buying an all in one upscaling system...


You wont get anything near HD with these so called upscaling Dvd systems, upscaled pics on your sammy will look inferior compered to normal SD, your panel will do a much better job of scaling.

Buy a separates package (amp + speakers) and a HD player, well with-in your budget


Ive got the 50" version of the Panasonic and HD sources are fantastic
 

EmArAsOn

Active Member
Well there u go

1) Blu Ray Home Theaters (upscales Dvds to 1080p Full Hd) and of course plays BD movies
5.1 upgradable to 7.1ch (HDMI in & out)

* Sony HTSF2000 Slim Home Cinema System
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-HTSF20...1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1199646129&sr=8-1
* Samsung HT-AS720ST (just released in US)
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_g...aps&field-keywords=Samsung+HT-AS720ST&x=0&y=0


2) HT (dvd) 5.1 ch (upscales dvds only to 1080i)

* Samsung HT-X250
http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_ss...-keywords=samsung+ht-x250&Go.x=0&Go.y=0&Go=Go
 

kentish_lad

Active Member
Well there u go

1) Blu Ray Home Theaters (upscales Dvds to 1080p Full Hd) and of course plays BD movies
5.1 upgradable to 7.1ch (HDMI in & out)

* Sony HTSF2000 Slim Home Cinema System
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-HTSF20...1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1199646129&sr=8-1
* Samsung HT-AS720ST (just released in US)
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_g...aps&field-keywords=Samsung+HT-AS720ST&x=0&y=0


2) HT (dvd) 5.1 ch (upscales dvds only to 1080i)

* Samsung HT-X250
http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_ss...-keywords=samsung+ht-x250&Go.x=0&Go.y=0&Go=Go


All this upscaling is HYPE, you can not add information to SD material whats NOT there in the first place
 

kentish_lad

Active Member
Thanks Lorrich

I'd be interested to know how you'd spend the £400
(amp, speakers and HD player)

I was thinking about this the SONY HT-DDW890 - £205
Whats your take on it ? ...
http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/541205/art/sony/ht-ddw890-home-cinema-sys.html

Any suggestions on an HD player too? :)

Cheers

Oli

The sonys good, look also at the Yamaha and denon packs


Ok, dvd hd player, this one comes with 7 yes 7 free dvd hd's, so all your kit with-in your £400 budget :thumbsup:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000W4EB22/interactiveda3039-21
 

EmArAsOn

Active Member
All this upscaling is HYPE, you can not add information to SD material whats NOT there in the first place

yeah so the blu ray HT is hype as well :boring:
 

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