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I have a Sony 40v2500 LCD TV Budget of $400.00 My wife will not allow large speakers as in Onkyo 790 or 590 or what ever. I don't want a built in DVD needs to be 5.1 surround sound. I have a Sony Sony DVPNS75H Single Disc Upscaling DVD Player. I will purchase items seperately or a HTIB. Would like small speakers if possible. Thanks for any help
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Have you looked at the speaker sizes for the Onkyo HTIBs? Generally speaking these speakers are pretty small (could not find the actual dimensions on Onkyo's website). You could go with the Onkyo TXSR540S (about $119 refurbished this includes shipping from shoponkyo.com) and two pairs of Athena WS-15 satellite speakers (these are on sale at best buy for $93 a pair). You will still need to add a small powered sub, I recommend the 8" $80 Sony WMA-250 for around $80-90. The sub can be hidden, and the Athena speakers are small but have a good sound for the size and price. All the other speakers that I can think of that are smaller are going to cost more than your budget allows...
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What's your size limit on speakers, length/width/depth.
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I have a Sony 40v2500 LCD TV Budget of $400.00 My wife will not allow large speakers as in Onkyo 790 or 590 or what ever. I don't want a built in DVD needs to be 5.1 surround sound. I have a Sony Sony DVPNS75H Single Disc Upscaling DVD Player. I will purchase items seperately or a HTIB. Would like small speakers if possible. Thanks for any help

Polk Home Theater Speaker System
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These speakers are small. The speaker system is like 399.00 but i can buy a receiver seperate. Any more ideas or what do you think of this polk speaker set. Will need a good receiver tho. Just found this polk system on the avsforum. Thanks for your comments and help
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ok you're looking for smallish satellites, imo this is the best system going w/sub at the price point.

http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo...umber=ATMICRA6
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Can you recommend a receiver for my HDTV My Comcast HD DVR with plenty of hookups I want a good Receiver for my sound and picture. These speakers you found look great and the right size. Thank you very much
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Onkyo TX-SR574 7.1-Channel Home Theater Receiver from Onkyo Refurb. $299.00 or does someone have a better option.
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Onkyo TX-SR574 7.1-Channel Home Theater Receiver from Onkyo Refurb. $299.00 or does someone have a better option.

Yeah that would work, nice receiver. You might also want to check out the Onkyo 504 also. It's basically the same receiver as the 574, the main difference is that the 574 has component up conversion, meaning if you have any surces connected to the receiver with composite or s-vid it will send them to the tv through the component output, that way you only have to have 1 cable going to the tv, on the 504 if you have antyhing going to the receiver with component and anything else you'll have to run 2 cables to the tv. 1 for component sources and one for the others. Basically it means 1 less cable to run otherwise the 504 can be had for $160 shipped.

BTW if you do end up with one of these rcvrs and the micra speaker system I linked above, you should thank your wife. You'll have a much better speaker sub combo than comes in an htib package.
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Thanks a million Jakeman02 Your helpful info is really appreciated. This is the setup im going to go with, my wife saw these speakers an said ok she says (say thanks also).
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Someone at Fry's that "seemed" knowledgable, said the Onkyo TX-SR574 is a high current amp as opposed to the Onkyo TX-SR504 so the sould quality would be much better than the extra 5 Watts of power would indicate. Is that an accurate statement?
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