Advice required - home cinema system with tower speakers

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  1. lexmark

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    I am in the market for a new home cinema system after upgrading to Sky+. I want a system with tower speakers -(such as the the Ministry of Sound systems e.g MOSDV053).

    Could anybody point me in the direction of any such systems with tower speakers, then I can search for reviews on-line.

    Budget of £200.00 - DVD not required

    Thanks
     
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    If you are looking for good sound quality I reckon you are looking in the wrong place. For MORE flexibility, better sound quality, far greater choice of inputs, more surround effects then try looking at this. http://www.empiredirect.co.uk/content/products/details/index~modelcode~YAM-AV59PACK.htm
    YES I know it has not got floor standers but it is a lot better than something which is not much better than PC sound system.
    WHAT Hi-Fi gave the previous version AV57 five stars "Cracking value for money if you are looking for your first foray into home cinema" The only change is the AV59 has the new version of reciever.
     
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    £200 for florrstanding AV system forget it wont be worth bothering with mate (even secondhand thats silly tight) £200 for amp and £200 for speakers maybe.........
    2 pairs of Eltax CONCEPT 180 £100
    http://www.richersounds.com/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid=ELTA-CONCEPT180-BLK
    Centre Eltax symphony £15
    http://www.richersounds.com/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid=ELTA-SYMPHC3-BLK
    JVC AMP £99
    http://www.richersounds.com/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid=JVC-RX5062
    Buy the lot ad you may get some speaker wire thrown in...........still wont sound very good
     
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    Thanks Andy I will have a look, I was trying to avoid having to get additional stands as well, but as you say the sound is more important than the look.

    To get DD from my SKY+, TV and my DVD player will the AV have to have 3 opticals?
     
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    Thanks Horneydragon - yea you have just confirmed what I kind of already know but did not want to admit..!!!!

    Not being a real expert I was after something that would sound really good but also look pretty smart too, also with a 16 month old baby in the house I was trying to avoid seakers on stands etc..
     
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    i would perhaps go for a system you can build on (having a bab around means ear splitting volume time will be minimal) I would suggest you either go for a stereo system or AV AMP and 2 speakers which you can add to over time to get 5.1, what sort of TV do you have?
     
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    Tv is 32" Samsung LCD
     
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    Here is the manual http://www.yamaha-uk.com/pdf/owner_manuals/AV Package 59.pdf

    SKY+ connect with Fibre
    DVD connect with Co-ax/Fibre
    TV use a standard stereo RCA connection as There is no 5.1 via Freeview yet and use the AV amps toys to set a suitable surround mode with this connection.
     
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    Thanks Andy - Could I just have the front sepakers on the TV cabinet next to the TV or would they be better on stands?
     
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    front speakers on TV cab or wall mounted (out of reach of little hands is better)
     

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