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Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by sparkymark75, Oct 15, 2005.

  1. sparkymark75

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    I currently have a Sanyo DC-TS750 which has served me well over the last few years. It's now time to upgrade. I'd like a system that has the following;

    • Optical In
    • At least 1 RGB Scart
    • Component Connection
    • Progressive Scan
    • DD5.1 and DTS
    • No floorstanding speakers
    • All-in-one unit, e.g. DVD Player unit and speakers (not seperates)
    • If possible, I'd like it to be HD

    All for £400 max, possible?
     
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    Thanks for the links Smiffy 2. I'd like to add though, that I'm looking for an all-in-one system, e.g. a DVD player unit and the speakers.

    Thanks.
     
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    No problem!!
    (I guess I should have worked that one out as your question was in the "All in one systems" Forum! :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: )

    I'm from Bexhill you know (senile old git)

    :D :D :D :D :D
     
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    That looks promising, cheers :)
     
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    Sorry loads of questions here! But am quite interested in this.

    have you demoed the system against any others?

    If so what others?

    How loud is the system, how large is yourlistening room does it adaqualetly fill the room?

    What formats does it record in? -R like all DVD players use?


    Whats the sub performance like?

    Does it upmix stereo to Dolby?

    How many in puts, and how many outputs. Does it have COAX as well?

    Analogue inputs, how many analogue sound inputs? Are there analogue video inputs? How many SCARTs, how many RGB?

    Progressive Scan?

    And any other general thought you may have had!
     
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    That’s really a lot of questions:)
    Ok I did demoed the system with Sony and LG (sorry but I don't remember the models anymore) in the shop. The PQ of the JVC was better in my opinion. But anyway I was looking for recordable too so this was the best choice in this price class.
    The power is: Front: 140W x 2 / Centre/Surround:130W x 3, 4 ohms at 1kHz, with 10% THD; Subwoofer: 140W, 4 ohms, at 100Hz, with 10% THD
    My living room is 10 m x3.5m. and it is more then enough power coming from the system-before that I had hi-end Sansui amp. with Magnat boxes.
    It does up mix stereo to Dolby prologic etc.
    It has coax and optical in. It has 2 scart inputs with RGB in and out ,s-video,Component out, Progressive scan, even DV input at the front if you have video camera.
    It records only -r ,-RW and DVD ram.
    Have a look at the tech. specifications

    http://www.jvc.co.uk/product.php?id=TH-R1EK&catid=15&lid=
     
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    I'm looking to get a HD LCD panel, with this in mind, I'd like to get a home cinema system that is HD ready. I really like the look of the JVC TH-R1 but I cannot tell if it's HD ready or not.

    Is it? Or can anybody recommend any other systems?
     
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    There are not Home cinema HD ready:)
    There are DVD players that can upscale the standard DVD signal from 576P up to 720P or even 1080i,but that's not High Definition.
    The JVC as a many other can output progressive 576 lines and that is about 12% more then a standard DVD player with 480 lines. If you get LCD with HD ready you will get all the information on a 576P signal, but this is still not HD. Maybe next year it will come Blue Ray DVD players and new DVD titles in HD, but we don’t know what it will cost, etc.... Until now we enjoy what we have.
    However you may want to check Samsung DVD-HD850-it has HDMI,but is player only,so you will need amp. speakers etc.
     
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    OK, haven't researched any of this yet so I was still unclear as to what was what.

    Thanks.
     
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    Thank you very much.

    I shall have to have a look around and demo it myself. Does seem a very good system.

    Sorry...another question...where did you demo it? thanks.
     
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    In the "Media Markt" but I am from The Netherlands,so that would not help you a lot I am afraid :D
     
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    Might actually get the JVC TH-S55 as it appears to have the same spec without the DVD record functionality which I don't really need/want.
     

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