Replacement Recommendation Please

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  1. Discoverer

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    I am completely new to this so please be 'kind'

    During a recent storm my 5.1 surround system box (don't even know the correct term) was 'taken out'.

    I need to replace it.
    The speakers are OK - 8 ohms; front 34w x 2; rear 34w x 2; centre 34w; subwoofer 130w.
    DVD player/recorder OK - Panasonic DMR-E50 with Audio Out AV1/AV2 (21 pin); Audio Out (pin jack); Digital Audio Out Optical Terminal
    TV OK - Toshiba Regza XV with 3 HDMI; Optical Digital Audio output; RGB via scart; 2 scart:
    Sky HD OK:
    VCR OK - Panasonic NV-HS950B.

    Can anybody recommend a suitable replacement 'box' :lease:

    Hope I've given enough information.

    Budget around up to £250 if needs be but as cheap as possible suitable for above - hard-up pensioner.
     
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    Are you after something full size like THIS?

    Is your subwoofer powered or passive? (does it have to be plugged into the mains)
     
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    Thanks for reply drivinscool That looks a bit high tech (maybe) for what I need.
    My defunct one looked like attachments - like a PC tower - with subwoofer built in.
    It does/did need to be plugged into mains.

    Prefer something similar but better & in black if possible.

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    Oh, I see.
    You won't get a replacment 'box' for the broken part, you'll need to buy the whole system again as that box is where all the gubbins is.

    Trouble is they nearly all come as 'all in one DVD systems' rather than just powered speakers.

    Such as THIS?

    Or, these come highly regarded

    Logitech system Here , found it cheaper here.
     
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    Thanks again drivinscool

    I was hoping to be able to buy just a 'better' box (more HDMI) because the speakers are perfect and the DVD player/recorder is good quality, plus I can record & not just play. Pity to buy a full system and have speakers & DVD I don't need or want. My original Ministry of Sound system at least came without a DVD. Sony looks as if 'gubbins' are combined with DVD - so could not 'scrap' DVD. Logitech looks good but not sure how I would connect HD TV & Sky HD. Price also beyond my budget.

    Thanks again.
    Ian
     
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    I have now looked into this further and have found a JVC Rx5062S @ £129.09.

    Will this do what I want :- 5.1 surround using following existing equipment:-
    4 x 34w, 8 ohm speakers
    HD TV
    Sky HD
    Panasonic DVD Play/Record
    Panasonic VCR

    I appreciate that I shall have to purchase a subwoofer. Recommendation would be helpful.

    Matter is now a bit urgent.
     
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    Yes that would do the job, basic, but it will do what you need.
    The one I linked to at the top is the same type of thing, only MUCH better, and a wiser (more future proof) purchase in my opinion.

    But for £130 the JVC should see you well.

    For a budget sub look at this thread
    :smashin:
     
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    Thanks yet again drivinscool

    Info re JVC very welcome. Realised today that as my original system was lost due to surge during a storm that I can claim against insurance - so budget not as limited as I thought. Will be going with your recommendation (Onkyo), altho at 71 I don't know how much 'future proofing' I need :).
    Also thanks for thread re subwoofer. Was going to go for Eltax but after reading thread will go for Connected Acoustic - only 5p dearer than Eltax.

    Really appreciate all your help & thanks again.

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    Discoverer (Ian)
     

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