need some advice on getting 5.1 system

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  1. DualCORE1

    DualCORE1 Master Guru

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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 pro logic hd/pro logic 2lx etc any help would be appreciated thanks
     
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  2. grunger

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    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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    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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    I can certainly recommend a Onkyo reciever! Great stuff for the price
     

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    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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