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Advice needed... Sony HT-SL5 or Panasonic SC-HT500

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by A[L]C, Dec 17, 2003.

  1. A[L]C

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    Hi all,

    Ive currently got a Pacific 1002w, and 24" widescreen tv (its only a small room).

    Im comtemplating two options... been offered a secondhand Sony HT-SL5, or, I can take the dvd player back and get a Panasonic SC-HT500 for £219.

    Also, in the for sale forum

    1 - Sony STR-DE475 amp - 5.1 tuner amp with both DD and DTS capabilities - this is still boxed (the handle on the box is a little torn but overall still in good condition) with remote, aerials and manuals etc, all in excellent to mint condition

    2 - Sony SA-VE225 speaker set - 4 sats plus center speaker and a powered sub. unfortunately no box but all cables, manuals etc are there. Again all in brilliant condition.

    For about £240.

    What would you recommend?

    THanks
    paul
     
  2. Frenchie

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    I would say PANASONIC 500 or PANASONIC 310 (Hi-Fi speakers) for decent audio and good finish and looking (important in a living room).
     
  3. A[L]C

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    thanks m8 :)

    any other views?
     
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    anyone?
     
  5. alfablue

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    well, I got the Panny from digital-point for £229 (multi-region). It looks great, but not tested yet (my son's xmas pressie).

    It doesn't have pro logic II, I think the sony does, but it looks cooler than the sony (as do the speakers with their mini-stands)and I think (am not sure) sony's have only s-video out, which would put me off. Also, on this forum, some have complained about fan noise on the sony.
     
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    whoops - should have kept my gob shut - sony is a receiver. still some of my comments still apply
     

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