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Advice on new set up


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I currently have a JVC SD TV with a JVC 5.1 system, both around three years old. I'm looking to upgrade the tv to a 32" Bravia which I have ordered from Richer Sounds. I want to wall mount this on a chimney and run the cables out the side to join to the amp, PS3, xbox 360 and virgin cable box.

I want to keep my existing 5.1 which has free standing speakers as I'm happy with it's performance. Richer Sounds are sending someone to take a look and quote me tomorrow but the guy on the phone said I would need a new amp as mine only has a component HDMI port, he said the cheapest would be £400 but would mean only one wire running to the TV.

Does anyone know if this is worth it? I wasn't budgetting on this and am now considering not mounting. Any suggestions or alternatives would be great.


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Worth it...... That in the ear of the beholder. You are going to get better sound spending more money however if your not fussed about some extra wires and are happy with what you have stick with it. You can run them all seperately to the TV and mount it, then if/when you feel like upgrading you can use the HDMI that you will have going from your PS3 to you TV to go from a new amp to your TV and connect everything to the new amp. Until that time just connect everything seperately to the TV and use optical/coaxial connections for the audio.

That being said you could get a capable amp for less than £400 quid if you go for an end of line model like a denon 1908 or something like that.

Forum Hifi have one for £250

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