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How do I get surround sound??

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jaylockwood33

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Hi, I am have just bought a Toshiba HD-EP30 HD DVD player to go with my Samsung 1080p TV. I am new to all this and am wondering how best and within a reasonable budget, say £200 to get surround sound. All of the packages seem to include DVD players already and obviously I don't need another one.
Any advice would be much appreciated

Thanks
 

Bald Monkey

Distinguished Member
You really want a seperate amp / receiver and a 5.1 speaker package, however you'll struggle to get that for £200. Some all in one surround packages may help, but your best looking in the dedicated forum on here for advice on all-in-one surround sound kit.

You might get the best bang for you money, by getting kit in the trading forums, although you'll still struggle for £200.

Perhaps, save your money for now, and start learning what you need / want, I'd suggest you'll want to spend more like £500 at least TBH..

As you have the EP30, you really want an amp that will accept audio (PCM) via HDMI, so you might, if your lucky get that for £200 then a 5.1 speaker package again for about £300 if your lucky, but if you want the sound to match the image, quality wise I'd suggest you want something that is probably gonna cost at least £1K.. As many say 50% of a movie is the audio... how much have you spent on the player and screen... ;)
 

Sonic67

Banned
A store like Richer Sounds (-visit a store when they aren't busy - avoid Saturdays or look online.) tends to do AV amps for about £100 and slightly under. After that you need a 5 speaker system and again a store like Richer Sounds can do it. If you were buying both together from them they might do a deal and throw in the cables etc.

However note you will not get HD sound for £200. You will get DD/DTS/Prologic surround sound though. Also the speakers will be a step up from your TV speakers.


Sony Amp - £100
http://www.richersounds.co.uk/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid=SONY-STRDE400

Yamaha 5.1 speakers - £80

http://www.richersounds.co.uk/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid=YAMA-NSP110

Might be worth trying them.

Superfi is another option:

Amp only £150
http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/moreinfo.cfm/Product_ID/3381

Yamaha speakers £90
http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/moreinfo.cfm/Product_ID/3377

Amp and speakers £210:
http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/moreinfo.cfm/Product_ID/3600

amp and speakers £220
http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/moreinfo.cfm/Product_ID/3650
 

Pecker

Distinguished Member
Hi, I am have just bought a Toshiba HD-EP30 HD DVD player to go with my Samsung 1080p TV. I am new to all this and am wondering how best and within a reasonable budget, say £200 to get surround sound. All of the packages seem to include DVD players already and obviously I don't need another one.
Any advice would be much appreciated

Thanks

Are you looking for one of these?

http://www.empiredirect.co.uk/conte...tre~subdept~HOMETHEATREPACKAGE~brand~sony.htm

Steve W
 

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