Help I'm dim..home cinema prob

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  1. Hadfield

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    Hi
    My first ever message on the forum so please excuse my technical dimness.

    I have aToshiba sd 9000 b dvd player and want to have an 5.1 home cinema system off it. It does not have a scart socket. What do I need to buy to get this to work..if it will. I am not after anything hi spec just a budget speaker system. Will I need an amplifier? or do the speaker sets have that built in.
    Sorry again for the vagueness.
     
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    You will need either:

    1) An AV Amp and a speakers (either a 5.1 package or 5 x speakers & a subwoofer)

    2) An all in one system that has an amp and speakers.

    Generally, option 1 will give better results.

    If you are interested I have a 5.1 Eltax set of speakers, brand new boxed I am just about to sell!
     
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    Thanks for the quick reply. I am worried the dvd player I have has not got a scart socket and most systems I have looked at needs one. The speakers you are selling..will they need an amp? Plus I think they maybe a too expensive for my pocket..
     
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    How is the DVD connected to the TV? - Svideo cable?

    For sound you would connect the DVD to an Amp using either an Optical or Coaxial cable.

    The speakers would connect to the Amp using normal speaker cable.

    I was looking for about £50 for the speakers, you can get a budget amp for about £100.
     
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    If you are interested in the speakers, I will list in the AV Classifieds Forum here to make it offical. You can have first refusal.
     
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    svideo seems to be the connection..thanks for the offer of the speakers, I will consider it but I need to check out my options first.
     
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    Forget SCARTs. If you don't have one don't worry. You need to drive the display (screen, TV) with a video signal via (say) SVideo or Component or RGB - this is for picture only - and drive an amplifier using a optical or coaxial digital audio connection. The amp will do the decoding to get you your surround sound. SCARTs don't carry multi-channel sound anyway, so you always need a separate audio connection to get it.
     

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