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    300 Watt, decent for surround sound/ Pixmania, any good?

    I have seen some surround sound systems on amazon that are entry level, decent for about 130 with 300 Watt, where was I have seen others at the £200 mark at like 1000Watt

    Is there a significant difference?

    And there is a surround sound system on Pixmania I would love to buy, but there are really bipolar reviews about the site, can I trust it?

    Thanks in advance

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    Pixmania are a french company so if you have to return something you are paying postage tp France,

    Original Poster

    Oh....should I give it a miss?

    Well there is always big discussions about watt power output. Reputable hifi makers use RMS at 8 ohms at 10% distortion. Many others use PMPO which give a figure about 4 times as high as RMS for the same output levels. Also with surround sound systems look at the watt ratio between the sub and the satellites. Big watt subs with low watt satellites often results in poor midrange performance.

    As for pixmania, bought a camera delivered fine and its not broken so not had to deal with returns which seems to be the problem. Also a dishwasher which was delivered from and supplied by my local currys.

    Not saying that .Just thought you should know .Never bought from them myself,

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    tonyg1962;6197458

    Not saying that .Just thought you should know .Never bought from them … Not saying that .Just thought you should know .Never bought from them myself,



    Ok, thanks for you help

    Original Poster

    GAVINLEWISHUKD;6197453

    Well there is always big discussions about watt power output. Reputable … Well there is always big discussions about watt power output. Reputable hifi makers use RMS at 8 ohms at 10% distortion. Many others use PMPO which give a figure about 4 times as high as RMS for the same output levels. Also with surround sound systems look at the watt ratio between the sub and the satellites. Big watt subs with low watt satellites often results in poor midrange performance.As for pixmania, bought a camera delivered fine and its not broken so not had to deal with returns which seems to be the problem. Also a dishwasher which was delivered from and supplied by my local currys.



    Dont suppose you can recommend any systems for bout 150-170 with optical capabilties?

    Just so people know they are one of the european arms of the DSGi group that owns Currys, Dixons and PC world.

    Mattallica;6197478

    Dont suppose you can recommend any systems for bout 150-170 with optical … Dont suppose you can recommend any systems for bout 150-170 with optical capabilties?



    Well I would say save up and get an amp/speaker package but thats not always for everyone. Looking at whats available at the price there is slim pickings and ones at that price dont have any optical inputs.
    So going on that I would if you can stretch to £200 I would take a look at the LG HT503.
    Its available from richer sounds. Give them a bell and go have a listen.
    I cant find a full review of this system but the LG HT range always do well in reviews for there performance for the price.

    Hope that helps.:thumbsup:

    tonyg1962;6197420

    Pixmania are a french company so if you have to return something you are … Pixmania are a french company so if you have to return something you are paying postage tp France,



    awful company

    What about this Panasonic SC-PT170EB-K 5.1 DVD Home Cinema System, £149.99 at ]Amazon, I've no experience with it so have a google for some reviews and see what you think.

    It has an optical input, upscales upto 1080p, plays DivX from disc and USB

    The only downside I can find is I can find no info on whether it's region locked or not

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    barneydog;6197835

    What about this Panasonic SC-PT170EB-K 5.1 DVD Home Cinema System, … What about this Panasonic SC-PT170EB-K 5.1 DVD Home Cinema System, £149.99 at ]Amazon, I've no experience with it so have a google for some reviews and see what you think.It has an optical input, upscales upto 1080p, plays DivX from disc and USBThe only downside I can find is I can find no info on whether it's region locked or not



    Had contemplated this one, I'm currently on a ebay frenzy trying to win a discontinued model that is the bee's knee's

    Mattallica;6204858

    Had contemplated this one, I'm currently on a ebay frenzy trying to win a … Had contemplated this one, I'm currently on a ebay frenzy trying to win a discontinued model that is the bee's knee's



    is it a sony one:-D

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    cribert;6204971

    is it a sony one:-D



    lol dav dz 260

    At the end of my tether with this, so maybe just put my budget to £200 and be done with it

    Mattallica;6205020

    lol dav dz 260At the end of my tether with this, so maybe just put my … lol dav dz 260At the end of my tether with this, so maybe just put my budget to £200 and be done with it



    ive got one, its cracking, paid £115 for it brand new from comet
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