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Phunky

Active Member
I've been trying to hold of for as long as possible for getting a Surround setup to go with my 50" Sony TV but i can no longer wait :E

I would love to get separates but i dont think i will be able to stump up the cash for them and i know i would end up spending a STUPID amount going that way.

I have a HTPC which outputs via HDMI which will soon also house my Sky signal also so the only other things going through the sound system would be consoles as Music, TV, Films all output via the HTPC.

I've been looking at the Pioneer DCS370 but im not sure it has the right inputs that i need? The Philips HTS9800W also caught my eye but im not too sure about its inputs either.

Any ideas?

EDIT: Im after some tall speakers like the ones found on http://www.comet.co.uk/cometbrowse/product.do?sku=393584&tab=specification
 

Phunky

Active Member
Oh well too late bought it for £322.99
 

Welsh Whirlwind

Well-known Member
So how did it work out in the end? I have a similar set up with htpc being central device and i am also eyeing up th PIONEER DCS370.

I'm assuming it was an absolute disaster: Neither system has an optical input so getting 5.1/6.1 via attached peripherals would have been impossible - The DCS370 doesn't even have an analog coaxial input - So basically what I'm saying is that your only getting a 5.1/6.1 experience via the supplied dvd player amp, and NOTHING else!
Massive 'white elephants' - steer well clear.
 

garymouse

Standard Member
I'm assuming it was an absolute disaster: Neither system has an optical input so getting 5.1/6.1 via attached peripherals would have been impossible - The DCS370 doesn't even have an analog coaxial input - So basically what I'm saying is that your only getting a 5.1/6.1 experience via the supplied dvd player amp, and NOTHING else!
Massive 'white elephants' - steer well clear.

Thanks for that Welsh, any thoughts on the Samsung HT-TX35R, i've read other posts on here and people seem to be happy with this system. Ideally i would like to attach htpc,360 & sky to the system is this possible?
cheers man
 

Welsh Whirlwind

Well-known Member
Thanks for that Welsh, any thoughts on the Samsung HT-TX35R, i've read other posts on here and people seem to be happy with this system. Ideally i would like to attach htpc,360 & sky to the system is this possible?
cheers man

The HT-TX35R seems to be a sturdy performer and if you check out the (massive) thread on here you'll see that it has quite a fan base, plus it has x1 optical-input so you can attach attach peripherals via optical like your 360, I believe the standard sky box only has coaxial out so you'd need a coax-optical converter. (Sky plus boxes have an optical out, if you've one of these then you'd just need to invest in a optical switcher to plug both into the single connection)

In all honesty Gary, If your running everthing via your HTPC then what you really want to do is invest in a AV starter pack as you'll get much better connectivity. Plus you evidently don't really need the DVD player so take a look at these here:

http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/410/153/xx/10/3/criteresn.html

This Yamaha comes highly rated on these forums:

http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/542109/art/yamaha/av-4101-home-cinema-syste.html

Then if you need speaker mounts etc, then check out this thread:

http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=659446

These options have all the connectivity you need and some. If you do need an upscaling DVD player aswell then, just do a bit of research and add it in, how about this one?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000G2Y59E/ciaouk-ce-21/ref=nosim

Or this?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000G2Y59E/ciaouk-ce-21/ref=nosim

The beauty of this type of set up is that you can add/takeaway as you wish. And if something breaks it doesn't render the whole system defunct as is with the case of an all-in-one.

Hope this helps.
 

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