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Default need some advice on getting 5.1 system - 03-20-2013, 19:48 | posts: 611

hi iam looking into buying a new 5.1 system for PC, budget is about 250 wanting 1 with an amp or receiver not sure on difference between amp and receiver so not sure which 1 would be best suited, had a quick look on google for 5.1 system to get a rough idea but got confused with all the different types of features like pro logic hd/pro logic 2lx etc any help would be appreciated thanks

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Default 03-20-2013, 21:04 | posts: 1,853 | Location: London

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hi iam looking into buying a new 5.1 system for PC, budget is about 250 wanting 1 with an amp or receiver not sure on difference between amp and receiver so not sure which 1 would be best suited, had a quick look on google for 5.1 system to get a rough idea but got confused with all the different types of features like thx, pro logic hd/pro logic 2 etc any help would be appreciated thanks
I'd say that 250 is a bit skinny for a 5.1....
I'd look at grabbing a decent AVR and speakers and then adding to that when your budget allows....
Maybe something like a Onkyo TX-SR 313 and a pair of Wharfdale 10.1s.
   
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Default 03-21-2013, 14:44 | posts: 368 | Location: Minnesota

You could also look into All-in-one Home theater boxes. They are a cheaper route than going with a seperate quality receiver and seperate speakers.

I have an LG Home theater All-in-One setup and its really a good deal for the 250$ I got it for. Its a 1100w capable setup and even though it only has 1 HDMI input, the fact that it can accept an HDMI connection is a good future proof feature and its also a blu ray player. So its a Blu-ray combo receiver if you don't have a seperate blu-ray player yet. Supports all the lossless HD audio formats too as well as 4:4:4 chroma and 0-255 full rgb passthrough for PC use.
But my recommendation since i know what "quality" audio is now after i bought my Home theater in-a-box setup, is to buy into something from brands like Onkyo, Yamaha, Pioneer, Denon, Polk Audio, JBL, etc.

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Default 03-21-2013, 16:56 | posts: 1,641 | Location: The Netherlands

I can certainly recommend a Onkyo reciever! Great stuff for the price
   
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Default 03-21-2013, 21:20 | posts: 611

just checked amazon was looking at either http://www.amazon.co.uk/Yamaha-YHT29...3900532&sr=8-2 or http://www.amazon.co.uk/Onkyo-HT-S35...3900532&sr=8-1
   
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Default 03-21-2013, 21:33 | posts: 4,207 | Location: Australia

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Well, the Yamaha seems a bit better, because it has a dedicated subwoofer jack. They would both be good for the price.

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Default 03-24-2013, 20:23 | posts: 611

went with yamaha should be here next week hopefully 1st time owning half decent 5.1 setup using 540 logitech at moment
   
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