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Re: Blu-Ray Home Cinema System?

If you remove the GBP251-500 rule you will have more choices, plus the 2010 winner (panasonic) that I recommended above. WHF magazine quotes list price including UK VAT, so you can always get it cheaper in digitec.
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Pick a blue-ray player with multi.channel outputs and then pick up a speaker package...gives you more flexibility and you will probably get more bang for your buck.

Something like a Panasonic can output 7.1 for around 300 chf
http://www.panasonic.co.uk/html/en_G...364/index.html

Gives you 700 chuffs to find your ideal speaker package,
Teufel Theatre 80 /100 might meet your requirements.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Teufel-Theat...728319&sr=8-14
You would still need an amplifier though, which costs about Fr.300 for a decent one. I also would much prefer separates, but for Fr1000, a complete system is easier.
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Old 07.12.2010, 15:44
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You would still need an amplifier though, which costs about Fr.300 for a decent one. I also would much prefer separates, but for Fr1000, a complete system is easier.
Good point, got carried away at that point.
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Old 07.12.2010, 16:03
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Re: Blu-Ray Home Cinema System?

One of the main reasons for the big floor speakers, apart from likeing the look os them, is stability. The same TV this will be attached to is used by my kids for the Wii & PS3 so lots of jumping around going on. How do bookshelf speakers cope with being knocked to the ground (and I can gaurantee they will be knowing my two lads)?
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Re: Blu-Ray Home Cinema System?

One of the main reasons for the big floor speakers, apart from likeing the look os them, is stability. The same TV this will be attached to is used by my kids for the Wii & PS3 so lots of jumping around going on. How do bookshelf speakers cope with being knocked to the ground (and I can gaurantee they will be knowing my two lads)?[/QUOHow will the speakers be knocked over if they are in the corners of the room, will the kids not be playing in the middle? Either way no speaker is immune to being knockd over, floorstanding or otherwise.
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Re: Blu-Ray Home Cinema System?

They won't be in the corner of the room, the TV & couch are not next to a wall. My kids can move around quite a lot when playing. At the moment we have big & heavy Sony home cinema speakers, they have never managed to knock them over. I know it is possible just not so easy as it would be with little ones on stands.

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Re: Blu-Ray Home Cinema System?

Some stands allow you to attach your speaker directly to the stand with a screw, usually if you buy the 2 together
Otherwise use bluetak, you will be amazed how good it is at holding a speaker to a stand.

You can also weight the stands down to provide extra stability.

Alternatively utilise the kids...get them to stand at the back of the room holding a speaker above their heads, for extra stability you could always nail them to the floor.

Edit will it be on carpet? if so you could always use floor spikes on the stands to give them extra grip.
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You can also weight the stands down to provide extra stability
I used to use coarse sand down the centre of the tubes of my speakers stand, this provided extra weight/stability and some sound deadening when the speakers were being driven hard, no vibration either.

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Alternatively utilise the kids...get them to stand at the back of the room holding a speaker above their heads, for extra stability you could always nail them to the floor.
Your no respector of parquet Mr Plant, and the whimpering would spoil the enjoyment of the movie

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Your no respector of parquet Mr Plant, and the whimpering would spoil the enjoyment of the movie
I fully agree. One needs at least 1000W output. then just turn the volume up.
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Re: Blu-Ray Home Cinema System?

I took myself off to Media Markt today to see & listen to some systems. At the moment it is a toss up between Sony or Samsung. The Sony one sounded really good (too me) & has everything I want. I liked the sound of the Samsung too & a guy I work with just bought one & said lots of good things about it. Thank you all for the time you have taken to respond to my queries, you really made me think about what I was buying. Cheers!
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Re: Blu-Ray Home Cinema System?

If you already have a hi-fi system with good speakers there is no need to buy additional speakers/amp for your blueray/TV...just plug an audio cable from your TV to your Hi Fi auxiliary jack. That will cost you about 20 CHFs for the cables and save space at the same time.
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Re: Blu-Ray Home Cinema System?

We did have a really good hi-fi sytem but it is now quite old & one of the speakers has stopped working along with other random problems. Given how much it costs to get stuff repaired I figured I may as well get a new one. If all had still been working well I would have done as you suggested.

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http://www.powerch.com/advanced_sear...6500&x=32&y=11

Is the one I'd go for, more features than you can shake a stick at.
Well PG, you've got me drooling all over this I must say. Just watched a review where they say the sound is fan-dabby-dozy. Best they've heard.



I still like Onkyo, maybe the HT-S9300THX though it costs almost twice as much and doesn't appear to have WLAN.

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I do like something you can shake a stick at though. Ooooh. Decisions, Decisions, Decisions.
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Re: Blu-Ray Home Cinema System?

In case you have not bought anything yet, the Panasonic system I recommended (product of the year at WhatHiFi Mag), is now on sale (Reduced from about Fr.800 to Fr.499) at Microspot!
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In case you have not bought anything yet, the Panasonic system I recommended (product of the year at WhatHiFi Mag), is now on sale (Reduced from about Fr.800 to Fr.499) at Microspot!
Bollocks!! I paid 820 for that Panasonic on Saturday. Fooking typical
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Re: Blu-Ray Home Cinema System?

Hi, just wondering if its cool to ask the same question 5 years later?

Previous input was that wireless was inferior, is that still true? Im looking for a sound system in the same price range as op was and wireless sounds nice. My neighbors sonus speakers sound great, but he said it cant be connected to the TV, is that true? Any suggestions?
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Re: Blu-Ray Home Cinema System?

Yes still holds true.
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