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Home Cinema Advice

Discussion in 'Home Cinema & Hi-Fi' started by theboyrob, 14 Jan 2006.

  1. theboyrob

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 Dec 2003

    Posts: 1,581

    Location: Halifax , UK

    I am thinking about upgrading to a 5.1 home cinema setup, but I am unsure what exactly I need and the best way to go about it.

    My current setup comprises of a Sony Hifi system, including an amplifier, cd player, minidisc player and tuner.

    I also have a Toshiba DVD Recorder, cable box and a Yamada DIVX Player.

    In terms of speakers I have sone Tannoy M1's, and a Yamaha YST-SW90 sub.

    I have been looking at some Tannoy FX-5.1 speakers, but from what I gather will also need a receiver too.

    I am very happy with the stereo performance at my current system, and so would like really just to be able to go out and buy a set of 5.1 speakers and just be able to plug them in into the back of the Yamada rather than adding loads of bits to my existing system as space is quite tight and I didn't want to spend more than £200 really.

    Any got any great ideas? :)

    Thanks
     
  2. Jez

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 32,352

    How do you plan to power loud speakers from a dvd player? You are going to obviously need amplification from the line outputs from the yamada's onboard decoder.

    Cheapest way would be a cheap separate receiver and some cheap surround speakers and a centre speaker. You could get away with just a 5 channel amplifier though as you could feed it from the yamada's decoder.
     
  3. hornetstinger

    Soldato

    Joined: 6 Sep 2016

    Posts: 6,965

    Save up some more money. £200 won't get you much.
     
  4. Dylock

    Associate

    Joined: 19 Feb 2018

    Posts: 61

    Might have done 13 years ago! Lol
     
  5. Steampunk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 1 Jun 2013

    Posts: 7,840

    Cheapest home cinema package from Richer Sounds?
     
  6. Dylock

    Associate

    Joined: 19 Feb 2018

    Posts: 61

    Thread is from 2006!
     
  7. Steampunk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 1 Jun 2013

    Posts: 7,840

    Lol at super-necro! And OP never came back to tell us what he bought!
     
  8. lucid

    Soldato

    Joined: 29 May 2010

    Posts: 5,374

    Location: Cheshire

    Member @theboyrob is still active; last seen Jan 8th I think. Maybe for a laugh we should invite him back to his thread now it's a teenager :D