The Best Audio Home Theater System??

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  1. DIRECTOR Registered

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    I need help on buying a Home Theater System. I have 42" LCD 1080p HDTV and the BluRay/HD-DVD players, NOW I NEED A GOOD AUDIO SYSTEM.

    I mean, I know you get what you paid for, but how is this one?
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8254337&type=product&id=1169512522336

    I know there are different systems, with different capabilities, if somebody can go over what is what, that would be great for people have no clue
     
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  3. strikezone89 Smarks Chat CM PUNK :-/

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  4. DIRECTOR Registered

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    I don't want to spend that much, around $100
     
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    Ok guys/gals, I just bought this system
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage...Q?skuId=8189131&type=product&id=1164156710855
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    So far so good. After work, i'm going to nail the rear speakers on the wall, as well as the front speakers.

    Question, Do i just connect an audio cable (white and red) to the DVD player (where the speaker connections are) to the TV, would that give me audio from my XBOX 360 and PS3? I really want to experience surround sound using the BluRay and HD-DVD, but any advice is appreciative.

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  6. DIRECTOR Registered

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    Ok, let me start over. Before I decide on returning this system (which will really be a hassle because I already put holes on the wall and put the wires under the carpet), I need to know if I can just use this system and buy add-on's to accomidate the systems that I want for surround 5.1 sound.

    I have these systems:
    XBOX 360 (HD-DVD add-on)
    Playstation 3 (My BlueRay Player)
    Nintendo Wii
    HDTV (Built-in tuner, getting HD channels from the Cable wire, I also have the Cable box, and that has composite)

    I bought this system for $204 from Best Buy
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    This is the back
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    This are the connections on the back:
    - Inputs: MP3 line-in and coaxial digital audio
    - Outputs: S-video, composite video, HDMI and component video
    - Color-coded Easy-Fit connectors for the speakers
    etc. etc.

    What can I do to get more input/outputs in the back, can I buy another Reciever and use the speakers that came with the system?

    I honestly don't care about TrueHD and stuff, I just want to experience good surround sound. I popped in the King Kong DVD, and gave me great surround sound, I could hear the little sounds on the rear speakers creating great surround sounds. I popped in King Kong HD-DVD, and it was different. I'm assuming because i put RCA cables from the HD-DVD add-on to the reciever, and a HDMI cable from TV to the reciever (which is also a DVD player)

    I know this is alot of reading, but I really need assistance with figuring out how to do this without returning this system
     
  7. knowsbleed Registered

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    Buy an audio video selector...something like this: http://www.pcconnection.com/ProductDetail?Sku=7204399. That way you can have up to 4 input devices such your XBox, PS3 and Wii and have the audio out going to your surround sound system and your video out to your HDTV.

    Personally, I have one with 2 outputs as I switch between my HDTV and my projector...but you should be fine with one output as far as your setup goes.
     
  8. DIRECTOR Registered

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    I need HD, that selector only has composite or/and A/V

    I think this will work
    http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Peli...sem/rpsm/oid/126035/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

    rigth?
     
  9. Badger Side-Kick my Ass!

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    what does the back look like?

    edit: Nevermind, found it look promising. wish it had HDMI though :(
     
  11. Badger Side-Kick my Ass!

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    Can't find a pic, check out the link for more info. It also has a ethernet port for each component as well, helpful for multiple gaming systems.
     
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    My HDTV has enough Video inputs to handle the devices that i plan to use, where are:
    PS3 (bluray player)
    XBOX 360 (HD-DVD add-on)
    Nintendo Wii
    DVD player (which is the reciever of the speakers and the subwoofer)

    I think I have to get this
    http://www.audioauthority.com/product_details/1177/Digital_Audio/5/1

    Because I can use the Toslink for the PS3 and the XBOX 360 (the Vga cable i got came with Toslink)

    The Nintendo Wii i can just connect straight in the back of the DVD player (reciever) for a so and so surround sound.

    My only concern is that the HDTV has a Built in Tuner, which is how i watch the Cable stations, i also have an cable box, but how do i get sound onto the speakers without using the cable box?
     
  13. Badger Side-Kick my Ass!

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    I don't understand why you wouldn't use my suggestion, if you're willing to drop $160 for a audio selector. This way all the sound for your components can run through your Audio System.

    Also, does you Cable box show HD as well (Like HBO HD)? If so, just use the cable box to watch all channels. If not, you TV should have an audio out that you could connect to your Audio System.
     
  14. DIRECTOR Registered

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    Haha, i exchanged the system and got this instead :p. The reason i didn't get your option was that it's all (Red & White) inputs. I need HD, like optical audio or HDMI's

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8230247&type=product&id=1167445161805

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  15. Badger Side-Kick my Ass!

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    Congrats, looks like a good system. Wasn't aware you were looking for a HDMI setup. Though the Psyclone has those HD component connections and digital optical audio.
     

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