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Newbie Advice

Ronnie Barker

Novice Member
Hi
I am new to AVForums and looking for some help.
I have recently got hold of a 2nd hand Harman Kardon BDS 270 blu-ray/receiver unit without speakers. The unit works fine as a sound system however; it wont play DVD's and occasionally comes up with disk error when playing Blu-ray disks. I have two questions:

1. Is this a reasonably easy/inexpensive fix or should I just play DVD's via my Xbox 360
2. I am looking at purchasing some HKTS 30 Sat speakers but I don't have the space to add a subwoofer. Is this the right way to go or would I be better off cutting my losses and buying a Denon DHT-S514 sound bar and woofer.

Whatever I go for, it will be setup with a Panasonic TX-l42E6B TV, Sky HD & an Xbox 360.

Thanks
 

mentm

Well-known Member
If you are lucky it will just be dust on the laser, anything else probably not worth repairing given the cost of a new player. Personally I would always buy separate components since if one fails you have to replace the lot, so a sound bar may be your best option.
 

mentm

Well-known Member
Depends which sound bar and which 2.1 setup. A proper 2.1 setup with full size speakers will give a fuller sound than any sound bar, but with a sound bar you'll get a fake surround sound effect.
 

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