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Eltax Movieboxx 5.1 Home Cinema System

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by dave tarmac, Jun 13, 2004.

  1. dave tarmac

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    Hey folks

    Don't know if this is the right forum to post on, but here goes

    I was just wanting to know if I should get the Eltax Movieboxx system (Multi-region dvd player w/ built in amp, 5.1 speakers - Found here). The only problem is that I want all my kit to go through the 5.1 set, all my kit being:
    TV (with external freeview box)
    DVD
    Xbox
    Gamecube

    Is the Eltax Movieboxx the correct purchase or am i barking up the wrong tree?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Skeeter

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    These are currently selling on price-drop.tv and the sister channel bid-up.tv, for around £99 and £5 postage and packaging. Just if ur interested.

    Not sure what its like mind you.
     
  3. Waser

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    dave tarmac,

    I'm interested in what you decide to do. I have a similar setup (3 games consoles) and I am deciding between an all in one solution or the seperates route.

    I was about to get the Eltax Nova from Richer Sounds but they have now stopped selling them. Any ideas how the Movieboxx compares with the Nova? Anyone?
     
  4. dave tarmac

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    Waser: Not a clue what I'm going to do yet. i don't see why I couldn't get everything going through it - I suppose it just depends on what connection I use for my telly from the system... Might just buy it anyway and see what happens :)
     
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    If you do go for it, please let me know what you think. I'm busy trying to sort out my TV purchase at the moment but a surround sound setup is my next stop.
     
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    Yeah - I'm gonna be getting a 'new' tv soon myself hopefully (money allowing). Do you know where I can get a cheap one from?
     
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    Dagnabbit!

    Maplin sold out of the Eltax Movieboxx system - does anyone have a suitable substitue for it?
     
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    As someone said, they have been selling, and auctioning the Eltax Movie Boxx on the telly. Saw one a few day's ago, went for £79 plus a few quid postage, looked good to me.
    Try bid-up's web site to see if it's on again soon. www.bid-up.tv , also try www.price-drop.tv .
     
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    Eltax movieboxx should not sell for more than £100 it isn't too bad for that but it's retail price is £200 which is way out on what it's worth. Loads of places are doing these at £100 so check out eltax's dealer list on their website!
     
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    I just bought one of these from Bid-up and it's really good value. It's also multi-region as I have just found out. I just stuck a Region 1 DVD in the player and pressed play, no codes, no chipping, no hassle. Superb quality and value for money. Oh...BTW...I paid £80 from Bid-up for it.
     
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    If it's any help, just bought a Toshiba SD43 all-in-one from ASDA for £99.97. Multi-region hack from remote (works) 2 analogue line-ins, 1 digital in, component and RGB out and it doesn't sound too bad (about what you'd expect from a £300 system). Not sure what Eltax sounds like but this for less than £100 is bloody good...!
     
  12. Marc

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    i have the eltax movieboxx 5.1 speakers, which i bought a couple of years ago for around £100 by themselves. I've been happy with them, although i have no idea if they sound 'good', as i don't really have anything better to compare them with, and i don't really know what i'm doing with regards to setting up sound, hell i can't even hear any difference between in-phase and out of phase on the audio tests half the time.



    edit: the speakers on the maplins picture aren't the speakers i have, and i believe mine are 100w per channel, not 20, but as i said i don't know what im doing with all this stuff...
     

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