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    Advice on 5.1 stand up theatre speakers

    I have just purchased a 40"LCD TV & HD DVD player and I am wondering if the link at the bottom is fine to enhance my quality of sound and as its a great price and as i have never had this kind of equipment before so i would probably notice a vast difference, will it be worth the purchase and will i need any extra cables, i know there are some wonderful products about that are probably alot more superior but i have
    laid out quite a fair bit this week and cant spend £200-£500 so this is very affordable and I dont expect miracles but a real noticable difference on my TV/DVD viewing, any advice if this product will be more than adequete would be really appreciated;)


    ebuyer.com/pro…903

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    Well first up does your hd-dvd player have single channel outputs as the system has no provision for a digital input. So if not you would need pre-amp.
    To be honest all that kit for £50 are you expecting to be good? I think you can answer that yourself.

    As with most things in life you get what you pay for.

    Maybe look at some of these. Yes they will cost you more but look on the net or in your local papers or maybe an ex-demo product to bring the price down

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    If not maybe look at a good pair of stereo speakers and amp. Remember its quality not quantity.

    Original Poster

    thanks for the heads up, but the wonderful options you have brought to my attention would probably cost as much as the TV and that was what I was trying to avoid, I'd love to have some of them sound projectors believe me but like i said im outta cash and looking for a cheaper option?, okay is thier anything adequate for £200 tops, something thats def compatible with my set up (i'll borrow off my girlfriend)....;)
    cheers

    Maybe have a look at the Logic 3 TX101. They have sort of stolen the idea from Yamaha. I have not used this kit so dont know but it is available from Play.com and Amazon for £200. I found a review here for you.

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    Maybe have a look at the Logic 3 TX101. They have sort of stolen the idea … Maybe have a look at the Logic 3 TX101. They have sort of stolen the idea from Yamaha. I have not used this kit so dont know but it is available from Play.com and Amazon for £200. I found a review here for you.]http://www.unwiredshow.tv/2007/10/22/10-logic-3-soundstage/



    Thankyou so much for your advice gavin:), I can tell you definately know your stuff, I have been used to a non HD 28" widescreen until recently (i can hear you laugh from here!!!!), So you can tell what quality i have been used to:), So for now something a little less sophisticated will probably be sufficient enough for me, so I suppose a happy medium will do for me, I make you right £55 for something is probably c**p but in the same breath £400+ is alot for me at the moment!, but if i could i'd spend £1,000's

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    right ok, could not post a reply earlier thats why i pm'd you?, anyway my tv and dvd are pretty run of the mill as you will find TV:- dixons.co.uk/pro…amp
    DVD:- philips dvp5960
    tyvm

    Well the Logic 3 TX101 has 2 optical digital and 2 elcetical(coax) digital inputs. So you could use either depending on what output your players have. I would suggest using optical if less than a meter and electrical if more than a meter away.

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    Well the Logic 3 TX101 has 2 optical digital and 2 elcetical(coax) … Well the Logic 3 TX101 has 2 optical digital and 2 elcetical(coax) digital inputs. So you could use either depending on what output your players have. I would suggest using optical if less than a meter and electrical if more than a meter away.


    cheers ill wait for your reply for what you think is best, i would imagine less than a metre although im waiting for a sunday del for the TV from dixons
    p.s my stand is 1.05 metres in length so perfect for the system @ 1m:)
    ;-)

    Well what tv and hd-dvd is it? Do you have a ps2/3 or cd player you will be using too. Until I know what you want to hook up to it I cant help with your questions much.

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    Well what tv and hd-dvd is it? Do you have a ps2/3 or cd player you will … Well what tv and hd-dvd is it? Do you have a ps2/3 or cd player you will be using too. Until I know what you want to hook up to it I cant help with your questions much.


    hi gav there must be a delay in our messages i have a ps2 and my tv specs and dvd are above @ 16.57, obviously a delay, ill come back in 20mins to avoid confusion, cheers pal;)...no cd player either

    Original Poster

    btw-i have a 6m VGA cable & stereo jack audio cable to make the my new lcd tv as the monitor(not always but on occasions for live sports & online movies etc) so i wonder how that would incorparate the logic speakers?

    Well it has a pair of left and right analogue inputs too. So if this is the only analogue item you want to input that will be fine, but you maybe able to port it into the tv first then output to the logic3 this would enable you to use the speaker in the tv or logic 3 if you want it louder.

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    GAVINLEWISHUKD;1531492

    Well it has a pair of left and right analogue inputs too. So if this is … Well it has a pair of left and right analogue inputs too. So if this is the only analogue item you want to input that will be fine, but you maybe able to port it into the tv first then output to the logic3 this would enable you to use the speaker in the tv or logic 3 if you want it louder.



    yes that would be all(im quite sure...doh!)so gavin, do you think IYHO its a good choice for me as i need an experts opinion and will i notice a vast difference in quality of sound taking into account i have never had anything other than a 28" widescreen TV with no added sound devices?

    Well for sport and films if will be much better than the speakers on your tv. As I said I have never used this so cant say exactly. I have listened to a Yamaha unit and while it is no match for my 5.1 setup if was good. If I wanted this for my living room I would go with something like this but as I have a home theatre room with a full surround sound system and projector I don’t have a need for this.
    My guess is you will be very happy with this, as you will have a big picture with big sound.

    Ps you might want to buy it from play as you will get 4% quidco (£8)

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    GAVINLEWISHUKD;1531570

    Well for sport and films if will be much better than the speakers on your … Well for sport and films if will be much better than the speakers on your tv. As I said I have never used this so cant say exactly. I have listened to a Yamaha unit and while it is no match for my 5.1 setup if was good. If I wanted this for my living room I would go with something like this but as I have a home theatre room with a full surround sound system and projector I don’t have a need for this.My guess is you will be very happy with this, as you will have a big picture with big sound.Ps you might want to buy it from play as you will get 4% quidco (£8)


    i have seen this "quidco" quote flying about, i have purchased 3 items without it on the net, maybe cos i have read reviews thats its a pain in the a**e, does it cost much and how can i claim the 4% gavin? and do you recommend joining with quidco, OK i have missed out on a few deals but i have started to enjoy buying items via the net and have a feeling their will be plenty more purchases to come:)

    Yes I would join quidco. I save £100's of pounds a year and always check before I buy anything. As for being a pain I have only had one problem and that was the AA's fault not quidco. I use Ccleaner to clear all the cookies first (you can download this from file hippo) then just follow the links. Log onto quidco and look about.

    Ps its run by the same guy who runs this site.

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    GAVINLEWISHUKD;1531624

    Yes I would join quidco. I save £100's of pounds a year and always check … Yes I would join quidco. I save £100's of pounds a year and always check before I buy anything. As for being a pain I have only had one problem and that was the AA's fault not quidco. I use Ccleaner to clear all the cookies first (you can download this from file hippo) then just follow the links. Log onto quidco and look about.Ps its run by the same guy who runs this site.


    i have joined,got confirmation email! now what?, gonna order logic3 spkrs soon? btw- i have CCleaner:):)

    Close all your browser windows run Ccleaner. Open up your browser goto quidco, log in then click on the play link or use the search to find it. Then click on the green link to go to the retailer. Then just shop as normal.

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    Close all your browser windows run Ccleaner. Open up your browser goto … Close all your browser windows run Ccleaner. Open up your browser goto quidco, log in then click on the play link or use the search to find it. Then click on the green link to go to the retailer. Then just shop as normal.


    ill try that cheers gavin you have been a great help:)last question buddy do i have to pay quidco anything?, sorry if i sound silly and how do i get my £8 rebate?
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