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First 5.1 sound system.

Discussion in 'Home Cinema & Hi-Fi' started by ionk12, 20 Feb 2006.

  1. ionk12

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    Hi, I'm looking for a 5.1 sound system on a £200 budget but I'm a bit of a newb when it comes to them, I want it for my xbox360, Sky TV, LG 32LX2R and maybe my PC. I have been looking at these,

    PANASONIC SCHT530
    Philips HTS-3500
    samsung ht-up 30
    SONY DAVDZ300

    Are any of these any good and will I beable to connect the things I want to them for the 5.1 sound?.
     
  2. Matblack

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    I seem to be missing some vital information here which only you can provide ;)

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  3. pinkaardvark

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    If they are the all those all in one things you'll likely find that they have limited inputs for you to connect stuff to, ie your sky and your xbox alone will want 2 optical ins
     
  4. Matblack

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    As long as it has a single optical in you can get a switch box so you can have 4 or more inputs to that one socket. You'll need to make sure it has an optical in and can cope with DD DTS etc.

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  5. ionk12

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    Well my PC is connected via DVI my sky is using scart and my xbox 360 is connected using Component, so how would I go about geting those connected to a 5.1 system? , i'm not to bothered about my PC though because I already have 5.1 headphones.


    Thanks for the help.
     
  6. Matblack

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    Those are your video links, you'll leave all those alone and put in additional optical connections from the equipment to the surround sound reciever.

    PC - Optical/ coaxial S/PDIF
    Sky - stereo RCA link (unless its Sky+ where you'll get an optical)
    X360 - Optical

    MB
     
  7. ionk12

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    Ah thanks alot for that.
     
  8. ionk12

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    Well it seems not a sinlge one of those listen has optical inputs :( , don't suppose you have any suggestions for about £200 it doesn't need to have a dvd player either.
     
  9. Mr Latte

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    The best at present with Progressive scan and close to your budget is... Panasonic SCHT 880
    Pioneer DCS333
    Philips HTS3500S/05

    Youll find great prices on these with some price searching though @ £200 only expect a single optical. You can buy optical swich boxes later for more connectivity if desired.


    I bought a Sony DAV-DZ 700 before Christmas for the livingroom to match my HDTV and for an all in one its very good but will cost a little more approx £350 however well worth it.
     
    Last edited: 20 Feb 2006