Home Theatre / All In One - Advice Please

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  1. BF1

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    Would appreciate any advice on equipment for a HT system.

    Im going to be buying a 32" LCD (Samsung LE32M87) and Id like to have a decent sound system to add to it.

    Due to wife issues! having a 5.1 is out of the question due to "wires all over the place" and my living room is oddly shaped to get the ideal positioning.

    Id settle for a 2.1 but I really don`t want loads of boxes as the further I look into this the more devices I seem to want!

    So, Id like a DVD recorder with hard drive built. Now I looked at the Samsung HT-X200 2.1 which has a DVD player built in but this is not a recorder with hard drive so if I went for this I would need DVD Recorder.

    Then there`s the issue of Blu-Ray and HD so If I have a DVD recorder will this then need to be replaced / added to when the likes of Blu-Ray / HD become more common place?

    Can you get a Blu-Ray / HD DVD recorder with hard drive?

    Is there a good 2.1 system with all the above incorporated?

    By the way, I have Sky+ and might even upgrade to Sky HD.

    Thanks
     
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    might want to take a look at some thing like the yamaha sound processor. its a one box solution to surround sound. it doesn't have a optical drive of any type just several inputs allowing you to connect various equipment to it.
     
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    Is it just a processor? Im trying to keep the number of boxes to a minimum. Cheers

     
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    You may want to take a look at the Sony RHT-G800. Its a TV Stand with speakers. It has 2xHDMI inputs, 1xHDMI outputs, 2xtoslink, 2xRCA.

    Here's a few reviews:

    http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/accessories/0,39100115,49291684,00.htm
    http://www.trustedreviews.com/tvs/news/2007/03/30/Sony-HDTV-Stand-Integrates-HDMI-5-1-Audio/p1
    http://hiddenwires.co.uk/resourcesnews2007/news20070418-02.html

    The CNET review wrongly states it doesn't pass through 1080p. Of course it does, how crap would that be if it didn't. Still, it makes some other good points, particularly about music playback.
     

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