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Help please;Tall order for an all in one

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by zygote, Sep 13, 2004.

  1. zygote

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    Hi

    I should be taking delivery of my PWD6 tomorrow and will be looking to replace my Sony all in one system. I'm not sure if any all in one systems will meet my requirements but if anyone knows of one that will, I'd really appreciate some advice.

    What I need is:

    5.1 built in with speakers (obviously), no room for 6 or 7.1
    Dolby digital and DTS support
    YPrPb component out
    PAL progressive scan
    Stereo phono audio in (at least one)
    Optical audio in (preferably 2)
    Multi-region/remote hackable

    I had a look around this forum for model numbers and looked around the local Comet superstore (the salesman suggested that I try somewhere specialised like Sevenoaks) but can't seem to find anything with all of my requirements.

    So, is this a tall order for a single unit, I'd rather not spend much more than about £300... I know, want everything for nothing.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. quattro

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    I recently purchased the Jamo DVR50 from AV sales along with a PW6, first impressions were great but did notice a low fan noise afte a few hrs of use but after having the unit replaced I'm very happy with it. Sounds great in my flat and has all the connections you mentioned aswell as looking stylish.
     
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    Thanks quattro :smashin: , it's a sweet looking little unit, I'll check it out.
     
  4. Kopite4Ever

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    i was under the impression that you didnt want to spend more that 300 pounds. i dont think you can pick the jamo up for that cheap but i may be wrong. last price check i seen on it was 450 ish
     
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    Yeah, true, but the £460 ish deal on AV-Sales with the egg speakers does look pretty good. Maybe there'll be a forum discount ;)

    Guess it doesn't make too much sense to get a decent panel and then feed it rubbish :rolleyes:
     
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    thats exactly it! i know u only want to spent 300 but id either wait and save or go over drawn hehe best getting something top end if your spending the money or go the seperates way and that will blow any all in one IMO
     
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    I was in the same possition as ur self, i already had a pioneer surround sound system which after speaking to AV and posting here was advised to change it as the connections were'nt suitable for for Plasma veiwing so i opted for the Jamo. My main criteria was all in one with suitable connections, stylish and athetically pleasing, and had to sound good aswell :)
    I opted for the mids range speaker system purely for looks more than anything and am very pleased with the sound although the neibours might disagree :D
    I do still get a slight fan noise which can be noticable when the volume is turned down but nothing excessive.
     
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    Thanks for your replies, appreciate it. Looks like the Jamo is the way forward, it gets great reviews.

    Would like to add that cost isn't really that important (within reason), I just set the £300 limit 'cos I'm a tightwad :laugh:

    One more thing Quattro, do you know if you can use the coaxial audio-in and optical audio-in as 2 discreet inputs or is it an either/or?

    Thanks again.
     
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    I think but maybe wrong that you can use both. In the set up you can select video for coaxial and TV for optical or visa versa, although mines connected via audio leads as i'm not clued up on this.
    which leads to my question ;) do i simply connect my Pioneer Freeview box to the Jamo using an optical lead and the sound would be better rather than using the Audio leads from my quintro box?
     
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    Yes. You may have to change something in the settings on the freeview box to activate the optical out otherwise it should just pump the audio through. Again, I assume you'll have to select the sound source on the Jamo. Sound should be theoretically better or maybe more "technically accurate" but unless there are 5.1 broadcasts over freeview, don't know how much you would gain.

    Worth doing for the "toy" value anyway I reckon!! :D
     

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