Home Cinema for sony BDP-360

tomfish123

Standard Member
Hi Everyone, I own a sony bdp-360 bluray player and want to get some speakers for it. I have looked around and dont know much about speakers but all i can find are sony bluray systems where you get a player with the speakers. What are the ways i can get speakers? Could i get a decent DVD home cinema and just put my bluray in the place of the DVD? Please help me. Also if anyone knows of any decent websites to get speakers from and how id connect my blu ray to the speakers that would be great.

cheers guys.
 

Geordiepete

Novice Member
Hi Mate,

I think you'd be best off going for an AV home cinema amp which you would connect your Sony player to ethier via HDMI or Optical cable. You could then get any speaker package you wanted and connect it to the amp, have a look at Richer Sounds - The UK's Hi-Fi, Home Cinema & Flat Panel TV Specialists! for a start, they do some very good entry level speaker and amp packages. :smashin:
 

Scott_Mac

Distinguished Member
Hi Everyone, I own a sony bdp-360 bluray player and want to get some speakers for it. I have looked around and dont know much about speakers but all i can find are sony bluray systems where you get a player with the speakers. What are the ways i can get speakers? Could i get a decent DVD home cinema and just put my bluray in the place of the DVD? Please help me. Also if anyone knows of any decent websites to get speakers from and how id connect my blu ray to the speakers that would be great.

cheers guys.
The empirical answer to this question... how much do you want to spend!?

You can buy a bunch of systems from an all in one that won't give full HD audio or spend a bit more and get flexibility through separates....
 

tomfish123

Standard Member
Hi Mate,

I think you'd be best off going for an AV home cinema amp which you would connect your Sony player to ethier via HDMI or Optical cable. You could then get any speaker package you wanted and connect it to the amp, have a look at Richer Sounds - The UK's Hi-Fi, Home Cinema & Flat Panel TV Specialists! for a start, they do some very good entry level speaker and amp packages. :smashin:
Thanks. Ive got about 150 to spend. could possibly spend a bit more. Im a complete novice to this sort of thing. Could you help me out on richer sounds n note down a few for me to look at please? I would like hd sound but its not a massive deal unless ill notice a lot.
 

sunnydude959

Standard Member
I bought the Onkyo HT-S3200. It dosent have HD-Audio, but has HDMI pass-thru so itl still switch the audio with the video.

It processes DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 via Optical/Co-axial, and I payed £300 (from Comet) - includes the AV Amp and speakers.

Im new to the 'seperates' scene, and I think its great. (I have the BDP-S360 too).

It processes the DD signal from Sky+/SkyHD too.


I've not heard HD-Audio so I can't comment on the difference in sound quality.
 

tomfish123

Standard Member
I bought the Onkyo HT-S3200. It dosent have HD-Audio, but has HDMI pass-thru so itl still switch the audio with the video.

It processes DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 via Optical/Co-axial, and I payed £300 (from Comet) - includes the AV Amp and speakers.

Im new to the 'seperates' scene, and I think its great. (I have the BDP-S360 too).

It processes the DD signal from Sky+/SkyHD too.


I've not heard HD-Audio so I can't comment on the difference in sound quality.
So basically i would need a hd cable from the speakers to?
 

nwgarratt

Member
Thanks. Ive got about 150 to spend. could possibly spend a bit more. Im a complete novice to this sort of thing. Could you help me out on richer sounds n note down a few for me to look at please? I would like hd sound but its not a massive deal unless ill notice a lot.
£150 isn't a lot and it needs to pay for amplifier and speakers. At that sort of money you are looking at a all in one package. These normally also include a DVD player but they should have a digital audio input to connect something else.

This Panasonic has the optical input.

Panasonic SC-PT170EB-K 5.1 DVD Home Cinema System: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo

Specs -
http://web.panasonic.eu/html/en_GB/2235581/index.html?trackInfo=true

For HD audio you are looking at £300 just for the amplifier.

HDMI from S360 to TV. If you have two HDMI's, then you can also do HDMI from the ALl in One to the other input. You don't need to as you can use the All in One just as a amplifer and play everything from the S360.

The Optical cable goes from the S360 to the All in One.

Speakers are attached to the All in One using speaker wire.
 
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hippo99

Distinguished Member
£150 isn't a lot and it needs to pay for amplifier and speakers. At that sort of money you are looking at a all in one package. These normally also include a DVD player but they should have a digital audio input to connect something else.

This Panasonic has the optical input.

Panasonic SC-PT170EB-K 5.1 DVD Home Cinema System: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo

Specs -
Home Cinema - DVD Home Cinema Systems - SC-PT170 - Specification - UK & Ireland

For HD audio you are looking at £300 just for the amplifier.

HDMI from S360 to TV. If you have two HDMI's, then you can also do HDMI from the ALl in One to the other input. You don't need to as you can use the All in One just as a amplifer and play everything from the S360.

The Optical cable goes from the S360 to the All in One.

Speakers are attached to the All in One using speaker wire.
DO NOT GET A PANASONIC All-IN-ONE!
Panasonic All-in-ones don't support DTS through it's optical input (DTS is only from it's built in DVD player). This means you can't get 5.1 from discs with DTS from your S360.
 

nwgarratt

Member
DO NOT GET A PANASONIC All-IN-ONE!
Panasonic All-in-ones don't support DTS through it's optical input (DTS is only from it's built in DVD player). This means you can't get 5.1 from discs with DTS from your S360.
OK, but it was just an example of what the £150 will buy.
 

tom 2000

Distinguished Member
And at £150 you would expect some limitations!
 

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