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Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by JTT, Dec 23, 2004.

  1. JTT

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    Hi,

    I've never hand a surround sound system so i don't really know what I'm talking about so please be gentle.....

    I plan to get a 42" Plasma when I move into my new home shortly, I will be connecting a Sky+ box and Toshiba SD-210E DVD player (RGB passthru through SKY Box).

    So the DVD will be attched to Sky box via RGB cable and SKY+ to TV with RGB cable. Hope this making sense so far.

    I want to get a home cinema/surround sound package. How could I connect the new speakers so that SKY and DVD player are broadcast through surround sound system?

    Will I need an amp or just a set of speakers and if so where would I plug them into to get surround sound from everything?....

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Tejstar

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    Welcome to the forums :thumbsup:

    You could either buy an all-in-one solution which has the amp/reciever and speakers as all one brand or you could go for the separates route (i.e. separate amp, speakers etc.) The separates route is better imo as it gives you greater flexibility moving forward.

    Anyway, to answer your question. First of all, you would have all of your speakers connected to your amp via speaker cable.

    Then you would connect a digital cable (either optical or coax) from your dvd player to your amp, you would do the same from Sky+ to the amp.

    And that's basically it, once you have done that you should get surround sound. You can also connect your video sources to the amp (depending on which one you buy) but one step at a time...
     
  3. Mango Bob

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    Welcome JTT,

    What's your budget for amp and speakers?

    For a movies-only starting place have a look at the Yamaha AV50 pack from Unbeatable - separate amp and speakers for £170:
    http://www.unbeatable.co.uk/CatalogueItem_21653.html

    This gives you the flexibility to upgrade separate parts later if you want to (probably the speakers first!)
     
  4. JTT

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    Thanks guys, around £300 max I would imagine for surround sound system, is that enough for a half decent system?
     
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    It's a good starting point and you can always upgrade later if you so wish :)
     
  6. JTT

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    Thanks, what would be the best av receiver / speaker combo for around £300?
     
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    Anyone?

    I was looking at the Yamaha AV Package 100 from unbeatable.co.uk. Is this any good? Or can i do better for the money?
     
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    :lease:
     
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    You may get more answers if you posted your question in the "All In One" forum.

    The AV Pack 100 is currently £203.98 at Unbeatable although they are currently out of stock.
     

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