Buying New Home Cinema

Skyline

Novice Member
My Sony HT-SF2000 has started to malfunction, for example one of the HDMI inputs no longer functions.

I am now looking to buy a new AMP/Reciever and possibly new speakers also.
I would like to have at least 3 HDMI inputs as my Sony HT-SF2000 has 3 and i utilise them all.

I have had a look on sony website but their new models only seem to have 2 HDMI inputs, and I have also looked on ebay but there is not HT-SF there.

So if anyone could recomend which models I could look for that would be appreciated or any other advice.

Thank you.



edit: Limited Budget maybe £300 max.. my speakers are fine maybe i can use these on the new system but i prefer new speakers also.
 
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Skyline

Novice Member
Been looking around and i see the HTAS5 and the STR-DH520.
HTAS5 is nice but i dont have anything to mount the speakers on...
STR-DH520 looks real nice but no sure if my current speakers are compatible?
 

davepuma

Distinguished Member
Take a look at the Onkyo HTS-3505, HTS-5505, Denon 1312XP, Onkyo HTX-22HDX (plus centre and rear speaker package), Yahama YHT-196. Pioneer also do some packages but I cannot remember the model numbers. Try PeterTyson as they stock a number of packages.

What is the impedance rating of your speakers? Is the subwoofer powered?
 

Skyline

Novice Member
Ill look into these models thank you.
but the thing is i really like the bravia sync as i can control all volumes using any remote(Sky or TV or amp)

To answer your questions, I currently have the Sony HT-SF2000 system and I will get those details for you
 

davepuma

Distinguished Member
In theory any HDMI CEC enabled device will work but there are no guarantees that one manufacturer's equipment can control another. To this end, I would forget about using HDMI CEC (Bravia sync, Viera Link, Anynet+ etc.) and use a universal remote. They are far better at achieving what you want.
 

Skyline

Novice Member
I think i wanna stick with Sony if possible because Bravia Sync is really nice and it works on my PS3 too, but if there are better options I can look into that too.
 

Skyline

Novice Member
Take a look at the Onkyo HTS-3505, HTS-5505, Denon 1312XP, Onkyo HTX-22HDX (plus centre and rear speaker package), Yahama YHT-196. Pioneer also do some packages but I cannot remember the model numbers. Try PeterTyson as they stock a number of packages.

What is the impedance rating of your speakers? Is the subwoofer powered?
those packages well the first 4 all have those little speakers that you need to mount, thats not really what im looking for. . .
Ill check the others later and answer your questions.
 

davepuma

Distinguished Member
those packages well the first 4 all have those little speakers that you need to mount, thats not really what im looking for. . .
Ill check the others later and answer your questions.
If you're looking for 'tallboy' type speakers then you're limited to an all-in-one type affair. They're just small compact speakers on stilts. I'm afraid your budget is the limiting factor. The manfufacturer's websites inc. Sony will have details on all-on-one home cinema systems and AV packages, so I suggest you visit them to identify a system with 3 HDMI inputs. Remember you could always add an HDMI switch to add an additional inputs.

I don't think Sony make the HT-SF models any more.
 

Skyline

Novice Member
no they dont make HT-SF anymore but i was looking on ebay, also the only systems they have on sony website include blueray players which i dont need and feel that the added cost of that on my budget would detract from the sound quality.
 

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