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Can i get opinions on possible setups?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by new_improved_dc, Dec 6, 2004.

  1. new_improved_dc


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    I am new to the whole home cinema setup to an extent, i have up till now been happy with my technics stereo with surround speakers. Now i want to save some space and just get an AV receiver/amp and the 5.1 speakers with my pc and dvd player going through the amp to listen to music watch films.

    I am looking to spend around £230 at most but would like to pay less, although i think i would notice sound quality difference i would sacrifice slightly for less of a price.

    Anyhows i am currently looking at these possibilities
    http://www.unbeatable.co.uk/CatalogueItem_21653.html for a complete system.

    Or getting this http://ws4.richersounds.com/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid=SONY-STRDE495-SIL sony receiver/amp and maybe some sony dav speakers off ebay second hand for £40, or new sonys for £80ish.

    ANy thoughts on other setups for around £200, but crucially with ability for digital in from DVD and AV in from pc and possible xbox etc???

    Any help much appreciated

    Also one other question, i have optical out on DVD player which i assume is simple connection to optical in on Receiver, but on pc soundcard i have a 'digital out' is this the same as optical out and is it connectable to amp if amp only has one optical in?
  2. Mango Bob

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    Jan 12, 2004
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    That package at unbeatable is bloody good value mate, you cannot beat an RXV-350 and essentially free speakers for £170. Even if the speakers aren't great, sell and buy some Tannoy FX1s and you're done for a cheap setup.

    Check out the other thread with this in them, mickbarlow has just received his from unbeatable so you could PM him for details.

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