Advice on dd5.1/dts setup please!

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  1. r.vernon1

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    Hi,

    What would be the best option to get dd5.1 or dts sound to my home cinema setup. I currently own Thompson DTH 5000-U dvd player, Sony HTK 170 Amp/speakers/sub. I also have a spare sammy 709 laying around. Now both my dvd players do not have on-board decoders, so I cannot get dd 5.1/dts at the moment. i have a composite cable currently running from the dvd player to the amp. Whats the cheapest, but best way to get the higher quality sound, at the moment on the market. Is it best to go for the amp or new dvd player. My instinct is to go with the amp, as I don't really want 3 dvd players, but any suggestions would be welcomed. For more info on my dilema, see this thread.

    http://www.thedvdforums.co.uk/forum...&threadid=57582

    Thanks a lot in advance

    Rob
     
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    Rob

    I am a newbie at this HC thing, having just purchased and set-up a new HC system, but I'm sure most of the more experienced members would agree with me in saying that a separate DD/DTS enabled amp (with it's myriad features and upgradebility) would probably be a better bet in the long run than purchasing another DVD player.

    Hope this helps

    AJ
     
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    Spot on there ajwk, we have taught you well brother. :D

    Depending on your budget there are plenty of amps to choose from, if you do a search (Denon, Yamaha, Marantz, Sony) you will find many threads to help you, otherwise post your budget, i'm sure there are a few here that will help you spend it. :D
     
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    Abount £200 - £300 no more than. The current speakers I have are the tiny satellite speakers, with the bare wire connector ends, and my sub has a co-axial type connector into my sony amp. Will these work with a new amp. What is the best amp to get, I do want value for money, but quality also.

    Thanks for advice so far.

    Rob
     
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    All new receivers/amps come with Dolby Pro Logic ii, which converts stereo analogue sources to 5.1. If you don't want this feature, but just want 5.1 DD and DTS, you will find plenty of bargains around. Start by looking in www.richersounds.com.
     
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    Is there any specific players you can recommend, that will fit into my current setup.
     
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    I'm not expert enough to suggest particular models. I would recommend buying locally with the option for exchange/refund, even if it costs a bit more. If you watch brqaodcast movies, or from VCR, then you should really get something with Pro Logic ii. Budget models start at less than £200.
     
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    but players with this pro logic ii can also play dd 5.1 and dts can't they.

    thanks for the adivce so far.

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    Almost certainly, but check specifications anyway. www.avland.co.uk has a useful table of features. Since you have Sony, Hifibitz are offering the STR-DE685 for £193.99 including delivery. Same price as the 585, though there doesn't seem to be much difference except for a few watts. Check there returns policy though, it maybe if you are careful in unpacking you can return it if not happy.
     
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    Looks good mate, will check that one out.

    thanks mate

    any others that people can recommend through personal use?
     

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