Choosing an AV & speakers with a budget?

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  1. ddan1275

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    I'm considering buying this speaker and AV YAMAHARXV375 & Tannoy TFX 5.1 & wondered what people think, it is maxing my budget as initially I was only looking at a home cinema package but this has the ports required. Not sure how long the standard warranty is I presume 12 months, maybe there is something else I could buy better or the same price or less?

    Yamaha RXV375 & Tannoy TFX 5.1 | 5.1 Package System excluding DVD Player | Richer Sounds

    If it was decent I considered possibly buying the following bluray to go with it so it matches my Sony W805.

    Sony BDPS4100 Black | Smart 3D Blu-ray Player | Richer Sounds
     
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    Forgot to add, where else can I buy separate AV's and speakers because I've looked on currys and John lewis and couldn't see anything only all in 1 type home cinemas?
     
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    Other sources will depend on where you are based. There are very few national chains that carry the type of kit you're looking for. So you're left with on line sellers (but you can't audition first) or local chains or shops. Richer Sounds have a good reputation and often offer good deals.
     
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    I'd probably suggest the following as a better deal than that of the RXV375 plus Tannot package:


    Yamaha YHT-199 | 5.1 Package System inc Speakers excluding DVD Player | Richer Sounds


    The included receiver is basically no different than the RXV375. I'd also suggest the following speakers as being a better option for use with the RXV375 than the Tannoy TFX speakers:

    Monitor Audio Vector 5.1 AV Speaker Package Black - Special Offers - AudioVisual Online - Home Cinema and Hifi Specialists


    The above speakers plus the RXV375 would cost you £478 from the same retailer selling the Vector 5.1 speaker package plus the following for no additional extra cost:

    • 30m Fisual Covert SuperFlex Speaker Cable - Worth £75.00
    • 3 packs of Fisual Easy Fix Banana Plugs - Worth £14.97
    • 1 x Fisual Hollywood Silver Star High Speed HDMI Cable 1m - Worth£39.99
    • 1 x Fisual Super Pearl 5m Subwoofer Cable - Worth £12.99
    • 1 x Fisual Pro Install Series 1m Digital Optical Cable - Worth £4.99
     
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    So you are suggesting buying the Yamaha YHT199 & not using the speakers that come with it, then buying some more? The YHT-199 didn't have a USB input when I looked that was all, but I suppose a bluray could have it or use the one in the TV?

    Only problem is at £478 I still need a Bluray player that's 3d capable and that takes me well over £500 then.
     
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    No, I was suggesting the YHT199 as a cheaper option andd the RXV375 plus Vector speakers as being a better option. THe speakers would make quite a difference in terms of audio quality when compared to the Tannoy speakers and the difference in price is only £100.
     
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    Do you think there would be much difference between the tannoy speakers and the Yamaha ones? To me apart from the USB I can't see any difference between the AV's Am I missing something? The AV alone is £350 but is there with the Yamaha speakers for £199
     
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    The Yamaha speakers are nothing special and the Tannoy speakers are in all honesty better, but the difference at this price pont will not be huge. If you were to find that you want something better after buying the YHT package then you can simply replace the Yamaha speakers, either gradually over time or in one fell swoop. Most seem quite happy with the Yamaha speakers though or maybe its just that their expectations aren't that high because of the budget price tag attached to the bundle?

    The RXV375 is sells for under £200 on its own and not for £350 as you suggest. The RXV675 sells for £350, but this is a higher end product and the RXV375 is an entry level AV receiver.
     
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    I'm going to have a read over them all and have a think. £200 better you would expect a lot really. Can you think of any pro's or cons to having the USB on the AV? Or by having one on my blu-ray player or the TV there is no need for one?
     
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    I've seldom used USB inputs on my AV receivers. I guess it depends upon whether or not you've devices that have USB outputs? The receiver has no networking capabilities so USB may have been useful in terms of accessing audio via a mobile device such as a tablet or a smart phone?
     
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    Was the above deal you sent with a silver or black AV for £478, I can find the silver AV and the vector speakers, but no black av
     
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    Also it says

    The Yamaha RX-V375 sports an outstanding set of features for a so-called entry level AV receiver. The perfect companion to satellite speaker systems the RX-V375 is capable of a powerful 135W output.

    How come it's 135W when some cheap home cinema kits are 350 Watts? My Panasonic all in 1 is 350
     
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    They don't give live links to each bundle, but if you click on the "Bundle DEals" link on the site:

    Bundle Deals - AudioVisual Online - Home Cinema and Hifi Specialists

    then the Home Cinema bundles:

    Home Cinema Bundles - AudioVisual Online - Home Cinema and Hifi Specialists

    Yamaha Home Cinema Budles:

    Yamaha Bundles - AudioVisual Online - Home Cinema and Hifi Specialists

    and then select the RXV375 (black or Titanium):

    Yamaha RX-V375 AV Receiver - Black - Bundles - AudioVisual Online - Home Cinema and Hifi Specialists


    This results is a budle deal. Simply edit the deal via the "Customise this Deal" option to include the Vector speakers as opposed to the Audica speakers listed.

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    If you have difficulty doing this then give them a call on the phone.
     

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