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opinions on home cinema sets?

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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
Hi,

Looking for a home cinema set for a new Panasonic 42" plasma I'm getting, mainly used for SD TV + movies, as well as some gaming.

I have a fairly low budget, certainly no more than £250!

I've been considering these:

http://www.richersounds.com/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid=PION-DCS370
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0016J2YXK/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-HTS3357-Tallboy-Multi-Region-Upscaling/dp/tech-data/B000RT88P8/ref=de_a_smtd

Can I have your opinions please on the speakers, differences between them I might notice, and any additional costs I should bear in mind if I bought them (I really have no clue about how these things work!)

Also, someone mentioned something about not being about to utilise all 5 speakers when watching TV - is this applicable with all of the above..?

Thanks!

PS - open to suggestions for other systems, but should be within budget, and tall boys!
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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#2
From the links you provide. The Pioneer is my choice
#3
Well, I liked the look of it the most, and obviously the price makes it quite attractive, but will I be able to use all 5 speakers when watching standard TV, or will it only use the first 2 for that? If it is the latter, then there isn't much point in getting it for me!
#4
Hi,

Take a look at this page

http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/410/xx/xx/10/3/criteresn.html?s=410&m=xx&t=xx&categorieid=3&cat=10&startrow=&sortBy=ASC&orderBy=Prix

I would get the Sony HT-DDW890 6.1 (which is not in stock a the mo but should not be long)

and then get a upscaling DVD player for bout £40ish

you could also get the Sony HT-DDWG700 which is only 5.1 but nearly £40 cheaper

hope that helps

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