For My Budget, Could I Get Anything Better?

New Bloke

Active Member
I have £2000.00 (not including cables) to spend on a system, here are the specs so far...

42" XD1E Sharp LCD TV £1000.00
Denon 1507 Receiver £ 200.00
Toshida XE1 HD DVD Player £ 450.00
KEF 1005 Speakers £ 250.00

Total £1900.00

Any comments would be appreciated.


How about a Xbox 360 with HD-DVD add-on instead of the Toshiba. Will be cheaper and of the same quality. All you will sacrifice is a little functionality.


Agree. Unless you want to play games... don't get a PS3 or Xbox360. Better get an LG multi format HD player instead...

I prefer a Yamaha AVR.

its not actually noisy when watching films or idle, just when playing games.


Well-known Member
I went with the Denon and the KEF's for my initial setup and have been very impressed, be it a low end setup.

I may be going from dual format HD to high end SD as I am looking to buy a house.

New Bloke

Active Member
Not really a frequent games player when it comes to consoles, I have a PC for when I have a craving for games. Could never get the hang on the controller when I am familiar with the keyboard / mouse setup.

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