This is Venkat here from Chennai, new to this forum. I love electronics / gadgets / a/v entertainment systems etc and am glad I found this forum.
My wife and I have booked our 1st apartment - 1100 sq ft 2 bedroom - and it would be ready in December 2008. We would move in by middle of Jan 2009. I had recently dropped in at a ProFX showroom here and was offered the Fusion 5 speaker system (front 3-way 150W towers, huge 100W 3-way centre unit, 100W bi-polar surrounds) along with a new Denon AVR-1509 AV Receiver all for 39k. I thought it was a good deal.
The speakers looked really good, available in the cherry and black colours. Front towers are huge and bi-polar surrounds look quite neat. Haven't had a demo on this system yet. These guys are willing to give me a demo at their showroom as well as bring the system to my house and set it up there so that I can hear and feel exactly how it sounds with my DVDs at my own place.
I am meeting the showroom executive at my new house tomorrow morning for him to have a look at the hall, check out whether concealed wiring can be done for the surrounds and to make general recommendations on choice of system etc. Will post back here after the meeting with info.
I plan to get a Samsung 50 inch Full HD plasma (costs around 1.3 lakhs now - latest model) and a good Pioneer DV 610 DVD player (with HDMI output and 1080p upscaling, USB port etc) for my hall. Initially I was thinking of a HTiB like what I have at my parents' place - the Sony HT-DDW840 mentioned in my signature - but I thought this ProFX deal was quite good.
The reviews for the Denon AVR 1509 on the internet seem to be pretty good. Though it's an entry level receiver in the latest Denon range, the company seems to have used the same high quality components used in their higher end models. And the sound is also very good it seems. Of course, if the speakers are not good, it can spoil the whole show. So this is yet to be personally determined by me.
Your views on my choice of home theatre kit would be welcome. I don't want to spend too much on the 5.1 system. I was thinking of 30k with the player, but this deal seems attractive, even if I have to buy a separate player.
Look forward to a great time here on this forum and I shall wait to hear from you all.
Thanks and warm regards,