Looking to buy a multi region all in one system...

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  1. darrenthebear

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    I'm trying to cut down on the number of boxes under the TV and it's starting to annoy me having to set up my US PS3 whenever I want to watch a US Blu, plus really want to hear DTSHDMA/True HD sounds.

    I've got a budget of around £350-400, preferably I'd like a 3D system as I'll be upgrading my TV to a 3D set sometime in the new year.

    An optical digital input is also a must so I can connect my Xbox 360/ Sky HD box to it.

    Any suggestions? I've been looking at a few Panasonic systems on TPS, anyone ordered from these guys before/have any feedback on the systems? The BTT290EB in particular.

    Thanks.
     
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    You can't go wrong with Panasonic or Sony. Even the BTT490 would fall into your budget and the Sony N590.
     
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    I don't think I'd get any of those systems multi region for Blus and DVDs for £400.

    The MR BTT290 is over £400 itself...

    Thanks for the reply.
     
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    Oh, then go with the Panasonic BTT290.
     
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    Yeah, that's the one that caught my eye originally. Looking at Panasonic's website it does have pretty good specs/input and outputs and everying I want from it (MR, optical in)
     
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    If you haven't bought it yet, I saw RGB direct offer a free multiregion upgrade to all their Panasonic systems, maybe you could phone up?

    The BTT490 falls within your budget then.
     
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    Thanks, the only drawback is that it's only multiregion for DVDs, not Blu-rays :(
     
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    That sucks, they should state it clearly, won't be buying from then as it's not really a upgrade as it'll play DVD's from all regions regardless of the "free upgrade".
     
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    Haha, yeah. Blatant false advertising!

    When I do eventually buy either the 490 or 590 it'll be from TPS, I know it's a few quid more but it's everything I want plus a 3 year warranty.
     
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    I'd go for the BTT590, better speakers. That's what I ordered but due to a scratch on the sub, sent it back and now I've reordered.
     
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    Thanks for that you saved me stretching for the btt590; it was for this reason alone i was justifying the expense increase over the btt290.

    youll laugh when you find out it was for ONE bluray that wasnt released in the uk and that bluray was: ....*ducks*.... Forward unto Dawn (halo 4).
     

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