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Pros and cons of Home Cinema ?

Discussion in 'TVs' started by nethead, Jan 18, 2003.

  1. nethead

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    I'm in the process of researching widescreen tv's and debating whether or not I need to buy a seperate Home Cinema package, rather than just a DVD player.

    I'm looking at tv's that are Dolby Pro-Logic with 6 speakers (front, rear and integral subwoofer) and therefore already provide full surround sound, yet every store I enter the sales assistants insist on trying to sell me a seperate Home Cinema system.

    Can anyone out there explain the advantages or disadavantages of a seperate system, when I'll have a tv that is already capable of full surround sound ?
     
  2. sweetmate

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    When you listen to music, can you tell the difference between an aiwa-all-in-one-cd-player-tuner-combo-99-quid-at-Argos-type-thing and a quality seperates system?

    If the answer is "yes and the difference bothers me" then get a proper seperate HC system, if the answer is no or "yes but it doesnt bother me" then the TV's built in sound will do just fine.
     
  3. Mark Spanner

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    Pro's:
    A good separate system should sound better than an integrated system.
    It will probably give you more options to manipulate the sound.
    Should have better quality components (speaker, sub etc.)

    Con's:
    An extra financial overhead (usual story - the more you spend the better it is... maybe)
    Extra space needed - you have an extra box under the TV & a big sub; most integrated systems hide the sub in the TV.
     
  4. Kevo

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    Surely you mean Dolby 5.1 and not Pro-Logic only?

    either way go for seperates. MUCH better quality and more powerful sound.

    btw, my TV has built in 5.1 but I never use it. Much prefer to use My Sony STRB930 Amp which aslo has DTD to boot.
     

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