advice needed on setting up 5.1 speakers

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  1. mackem1966

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    Hi everyone
    totally new to this as you'll guess from this question :oops:
    ive just bought a 37 inch hdtv and want 5.1 surround sound speakers.
    when i buy a set do i just connect them to the tv or do i need other equipment such as a receiver ?
    i only want a basic 5.1 set to start with (to keep the wife happy) so any cheap but nice sounding speakers that you know of could you please advise on !
    any help would be most appreciated :lease:
    thanks darren
     
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    You need some sort of amplification, so you either need to get a cheaper all-in-one system or a seperate receiver and 5.1 set.

    People will be able to answer better if you give a rough budget.

    Also worth noting if you were looking to get "TrueHD" sound from Bluray or HD DVD, you'll need a reciever that deals with audio over HDMI.
     
  3. mackem1966

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    i was looking at 5.1 speakers on ebuyer which basically went from £14 to around £200.
    all of these had a subwoofer and speakers so does the subwoofer provide the amplification ?
    none of these came with a "Receiver" so i thought this was all that was needed.
    most people who reviewed these speakers seemed to be using them for their computer so can they work on hdtv as well ?
    i need the 5.1 sound purely for sd dvd playback and hdtv programmes.
    im looking to spend under £100 and im not looking for the latest in cutting edge technology just a simple cheap but decent sounding bit of kit if thats possible for the price.
    thanks again for replying to my questions
    Darren
     
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