anything availible for sub£150 with optical input etc

evil genius

Standard Member
hi there
looking for a all in one system for my bedroom.
at the mo it going to be the sony HTSS1100 but its just over the £200 mark!
my room is only small so big powered sounds is not really needed and just want a bit of a upgrade from the R8 lcd speakers.

is there any 5.1 systems out there for sub £150 that are half decent?

i have come across a couple but they are a bit short on inputs! would like at least 1 optical for connecting the 360 and a coaxal and hdmi would be nice!

is there anything out there?
thanks ian:smashin:
 

kentish_lad

Active Member
hi there
looking for a all in one system for my bedroom.
at the mo it going to be the sony HTSS1100 but its just over the £200 mark!
my room is only small so big powered sounds is not really needed and just want a bit of a upgrade from the R8 lcd speakers.

is there any 5.1 systems out there for sub £150 that are half decent?

i have come across a couple but they are a bit short on inputs! would like at least 1 optical for connecting the 360 and a coaxal and hdmi would be nice!

is there anything out there?
thanks ian:smashin:

http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/638597/art/samsung/ht-x30-dvd-divx-hdmi-usb.html#fichetechnique
 

jarr

Standard Member
Also looking for 1, my top price is £150 - £250. Lower the better though!
 

gmp

Active Member
I've had an LG HT502SH (Currys £150 and cheaper on-line) for few days and pretty happy with it. Got optical and additional phonos at back and USB and stereo 3.5mm jack inputs at front. Good sound for money and although doesn't upscale, picture via component and prog scan looks good enough on Sammy LCD.

I wanted optical for SKY HD and USB for music. Only downside on music is that USB connection cannot properly read drives with more than 999 files. So if like me u wanted to access all music on a hard drive your gonna be stuffed. Now saved just under hundred albums on to 8GB usb stick and it reads all of them fine.
 

jarr

Standard Member
Obviously not many with optical out there.
 

tvdavid

Well-known Member
The Sony HT-DDW890 has 2 and 1 coax in put.

It can be found for around £210 and is a nice system but theres no DVD.
 

evil genius

Standard Member
that lg seems to be a good price.
can be had at dixons for 131!

podger, gmp
do you think you could list some pros and cons about the lg sytem and maybe a little review?
any help would be great
thanks
ian
 

evil genius

Standard Member
its looking lg at the mo.
but dvd in not compleatly needed so is there any other about that dont have dvd, just reciver and speaker package
 

podger46

Standard Member
pros:virtual ten speaker effect, optical input
audio in
front usb in
front audio in
cons:no seperate bass and treble but lots of sound effects
like hall, theater, concert etc
didnt buy it for the dvd player wanted it for the amp
but the dvd player is pretty good with progressive scan
 

evil genius

Standard Member
pros:virtual ten speaker effect, optical input
audio in
front usb in
front audio in
cons:no seperate bass and treble but lots of sound effects
like hall, theater, concert etc
didnt buy it for the dvd player wanted it for the amp
but the dvd player is pretty good with progressive scan

:smashin: thanks bodger
does the dvd player have progresive scan then?
didnt see it in any of the spec on online stores.
ian
 

BlackCountryBob

Active Member
That Sony DAVDZ531W is a nice looking unit and a pretty good price too, can't seem to find any reviews of it though or even a mention on the Sony website (thats odd IMO) so is there anyone out there who has one that can answer a few simple questions

1: What are the wireless speakers like, is here any fuzz or interference from stuff like WiFi?

2: How big is the wireless receiver thing for the speakers?

3: Can the unit upscale DVDs by component or does it only work by HDMI?

4: How quiet does the unit run, does it have a fan or is it passively cooled?

5: How big is the sub?

6: Is the sub active or passive and does it need a power plug of its own (3 plugs for the unit seems a lot)

Thanks to anyone able to answer :lease:
 

Ralphy1981

Well-known Member
That Sony DAVDZ531W is a nice looking unit and a pretty good price too, can't seem to find any reviews of it though or even a mention on the Sony website (thats odd IMO) so is there anyone out there who has one that can answer a few simple questions

1: What are the wireless speakers like, is here any fuzz or interference from stuff like WiFi?

2: How big is the wireless receiver thing for the speakers?

3: Can the unit upscale DVDs by component or does it only work by HDMI?

4: How quiet does the unit run, does it have a fan or is it passively cooled?

5: How big is the sub?

6: Is the sub active or passive and does it need a power plug of its own (3 plugs for the unit seems a lot)

Thanks to anyone able to answer :lease:

Hi mate, I have this home cinema.

1) Wireless speakers are great. No interference and great sound.

2) You get a little infared receiver which is the size of a fag packet which plugs into a power supply unit. As do the speakers.

3) Not sure about by component but it does by HDMI. Only up to a max of 1080i though not 1080p. I set mine to 720p.

4) Very quiet I think but I can't hear it because of the beast of a subwoofer!

5) What do you mean by how big is it?

6) Sub doesn't have seperate power supply, it runs off the amp.
 

BlackCountryBob

Active Member
Hi mate, I have this home cinema.

1) Wireless speakers are great. No interference and great sound.

2) You get a little infared receiver which is the size of a fag packet which plugs into a power supply unit. As do the speakers.

3) Not sure about by component but it does by HDMI. Only up to a max of 1080i though not 1080p. I set mine to 720p.

4) Very quiet I think but I can't hear it because of the beast of a subwoofer!

5) What do you mean by how big is it?

6) Sub doesn't have seperate power supply, it runs off the amp.

Cheers for that, it does sound an interesting system but it is just so odd that there are no reviews of it anywhere and the Sony website doesn't have a listing of it, real weird.

When I said how big the sub is I meant what are its physical dimensions? I only ask because I have seen some systems that have ridiculous huge subs like the Logitech Z5500 and I'd never be able to fit something that big into my room.
 

Ralphy1981

Well-known Member
Right ok, the sub box is about 18 inches high (maybe abit less) and roughly 8-10 inches wide by about 20 inches deep.

Nothing huge and ugly but by christ does it pump the low notes out! 225 watt.

There is a similar system to this one called the dav DZ630 which has 4 tall boys instead of 2. I prefered the more discrete surrounds behind me though. 4 tall boys is abit OTT for my liking.
 

podger46

Standard Member
Evil Genius, The lg does have progressive scan, the sonys are nice but i would have had to pay twice as much to get the connections that i wanted
 

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