Question Good deal or not

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by polk80, Dec 13, 2016.

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    i have the opportunity to buy a home theater setup for 400 bucks. sounds great as long as everything works. i know the components are a bit dated but wanted to get some advice and see if this is a system worth taking over. I believe most of the components are 2007?

    projector: Panasonic PT-Ae2000u
    center channel speaker: Polk Audio LSiC with stand
    Surround Speakers: Polk Audio LC65i in wall
    Reciever: Onkyo SR705(B)
    Sub: Polk Audio DSW micropro 1000
    DVD player: OPPO
    Screen: Screen Innovation Xpress (can't find any information on this at all)
    Component Rack: metal 9 slots. IMG_3950.jpg IMG_3951.jpg IMG_3957.jpg
     

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    Most people probably won't have heard the polks on here, but if everything is working that sounds like a good deal.

    Check the projector though, if the lamp needs replacing or there are significant dust blob issues then your $400 could rise quickly.
     
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    Kit - looks a bit tired and dusty!

    Kit - are you able to test it before you purchase?

    Speakers - are they a good 'fit' with your room?

    AVR - you have to recognise its connectivity limitations for some of the newer 'UHD' sources.

    Projector - as Smurfin says, could be good or could be a money bit.

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    I can test everything prior to purchasing. The limitations are a negative but as a starter set I'm not worried about uhd for now. Thanks for bringing that to my attention though I hadn't thought of where this room might go yet.
     
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    So everything works except the sub. No power. Any ideas?
     
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    Sub - check the fuse on the power cord.

    Sub - check you have the AVR to Sub cable plugged in correctly.

    Sub - check if there is an 'auto sense' setting on the Power Standby selector. If yes try setting it to On rather than Auto.

    In the Auto setting you sometimes find you are not playing the system loud enough for the Sub to sense a trigger voltage.

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