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Utterly Confused - What 5.1 Home Theatre to buy?

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neceron

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Hi All

I am utterly confused on what 5.1 Home Theatre System to buy for my wife. Its 1 day to valentines and I am no closer to a decision, so I thought I will post here for your help



1. The Location : Its for the Bedroom. its a 18 x 11 bedroom with a 32 inch Series 5 Samsung LCD screen (Full HD). The distance between the TV and my head is about 8 feet.

2. What it will be used for? - Movies and Sitcoms with a bit of Cable TV ( I have a set top box). Most of the movies we watch are pirated. Most sitcoms are in DivX format but quite some are legit

3. Budget-- 30,000 to 40,000

4. What I need to buy in the budget 5.1 speakers ( restricted to 5.1 as wiring is concealed for 5.1) a AV reciever and a DVD Player ( I wanted
a Upscaling one but now i am not sure)


So what is the advise of the wise men of the forum?

I will also appreciate inputs in the shape of a dealer / shop that is not looking to rip me off. People have quoted me 3 times the prices mentioned here for the same equipment right down to the model number. So please help !!
 

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Home Theater for your wife? I think buying gold jewelry or something of that sort would be much better. Perhaps a holiday to Goa for a week? Unless of course she has her heart set on a HTS. If that's the case I will let others give better suggestions since I can only think of HTIBs in that budget. Not sure you would get an AVR and 5.1 speaker system in 30-40K...
 
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I agree that da budget is low but I am trying to see if its possible cause I am brokeback mountain right now where finances are concerned
 
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Take a look at Yamaha and Onkyo HTIBs. Start from 20K and go till 40K or so. You can mix and match the Onkyo with ELAC speakers, but budget might be a bit more than the 40K. Even Philips HTIBs are quite popular on this forum, but not my personal preference though.
 
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Till recently, big outlets like eZone and Reliance Digital had been running offers for Jamo 5.0 speakers + Onkyo/Sherwood AVR at the price range you are looking for....this or a Onkyo HTIB would probably be your best bet.
 
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Try onkyo TXSR304 .I got this model from EZONE along with full 5.1 setup for 30000/- only.Very good budget model with great sound capabilities.
As far as DVD player is concerned u can take any player. Upscaling may not help u as ur TV is 32 inch only . For upscaling u need TV of minimum of 40 inches . if u still want to go for upscaling playr i will recommand pio610/pio410/phillips 5996.
Pio got good looks as well as great playback capabilities but it will cost u ~6000-6500 and phillips ~4800
 
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Seeing that its past Valentines and assuming your wife is holding onto you since you have not indicated that you purchased a system. I suggest to trim your budget and look at a HTiB. The Onkyo and Philps are some decent ones. The Onkyo is a better deal as you get an AVR that you could add your own components such as a DVD player etc. Most other HTiBs are closed units and do not offer upgrade options.

PS. You should consider yourself lucky to have a wife who initiates and encourages a HT buy. Many folks aren't.

Hi All

I am utterly confused on what 5.1 Home Theatre System to buy for my wife. Its 1 day to valentines and I am no closer to a decision, so I thought I will post here for your help



1. The Location : Its for the Bedroom. its a 18 x 11 bedroom with a 32 inch Series 5 Samsung LCD screen (Full HD). The distance between the TV and my head is about 8 feet.

2. What it will be used for? - Movies and Sitcoms with a bit of Cable TV ( I have a set top box). Most of the movies we watch are pirated. Most sitcoms are in DivX format but quite some are legit

3. Budget-- 30,000 to 40,000

4. What I need to buy in the budget 5.1 speakers ( restricted to 5.1 as wiring is concealed for 5.1) a AV reciever and a DVD Player ( I wanted
a Upscaling one but now i am not sure)


So what is the advise of the wise men of the forum?

I will also appreciate inputs in the shape of a dealer / shop that is not looking to rip me off. People have quoted me 3 times the prices mentioned here for the same equipment right down to the model number. So please help !!
 
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spirovious

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Hi,

Onkyo - with BS spk HTS 5100-its 7.1 with active sub.45k in croma.
with tower spk 304(its basic avr without HDMI)

Denon- newcomer DHT-390(may be 45k)

yamaha has many options.

DVDp -3.5k LGDV388 ,6.6k pio 610 both have upscalers.
 
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