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How to setup a home cinema system - projector, speakers etc.

mcquade15

Standard Member
I've been wanting to get a home cinema system for my room for ages and finally took the plunge after reading about the optoma hd65 on this site. I plan to connect the hd65 to my ps3 with play tv. This takes care of gaming, tv, dvd and blu-ray. I'll be using a hdmi cable for this. I'm new to this world and have no idea how to connect speakers. Will I be able to connect a basic set of speakers to the projector? Or do i need to buy expensive kit with special cables? Any advice would be great, thanks:thumbsup:
 

ben16v

Established Member
hi
you will need to sort and amp and speakers to get sound projectors dont do sound, any system you can connect the PS3 to will work but its worth having a look at a system which will accept LCPM over HDMI (check my sig) for true hd sound etc if your going to the trouble of a projector
hope thiks help
ben
 

mcquade15

Standard Member
something like that would be way too expensive. wud it be possible to do it for under 100? or would i have to go 2.1?
 

inzaman

Moderator
Hi welcome to the forums, this thread is not DIY related so i have moved it to the correct section for you :)
 

davepuma

Distinguished Member
something like that would be way too expensive. wud it be possible to do it for under 100? or would i have to go 2.1?

If you're investing in a projector, I would hold of until you can do the audio side justice. You might be able to get some 2nd hand bookshelf speakers and an AV receiver second hand but probably not for anywhere near £100. Even an all-in-one system would cost more than £100 and the quality wouldn't be up to much.
 

mcquade15

Standard Member
Firstly, apologies for posting in the wrong section. I thought i had done it properly bt this was my first post.

thanks for the advice guys. I'll just use the basic 2.1 set i already have until i can afford a system worth having :thumbsup:
 

Kurchatov

Banned
Firstly, apologies for posting in the wrong section. I thought i had done it properly bt this was my first post.

thanks for the advice guys. I'll just use the basic 2.1 set i already have until i can afford a system worth having :thumbsup:

Welcome aboard. Don't worry about posting in the wrong forum; folks will move it to the right one pretty quickly for you.

Don't hesitate to raise any further questions and we'll see what we can do to confuse you :smashin:
 

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