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I was looking for any suggestions someone might have for a decent cheap surround system I can use for a 2nd setup.

I plan to play my PS3 and 360 upstiars on my computer desk with my new "1080P monitor. Any recommendations for a decent cheapish surround sound system I could buy for this purpose.

Im not sure if HDMI systems are available in this range yet.
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well, a lot of folks here have very different definitions of 'cheap.'

What's your dollar range for spkrs + rcvr?
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Outstanding THX Certified System from Logitech Z5500 5.1 Surround Sound. Nominal power 505watts - 1010 max power w/ 10" Sub.
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well, a lot of folks here have very different definitions of 'cheap.'

What's your dollar range for spkrs + rcvr?

lol, very true, $300 $350 ish range
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The Logitechs above, or a refurbished Onkyo from shoponkyo.com

The Logitechs will give you more punchy sound and is more compact, the Onkyo will give you more inputs and options.

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Do you plan on running two sets of surround sound speakers in the same room? It will get muddled. I have been thinking about this for a while. I am currently using an old amp with headphones for the 2nd set up. Turtle beach have some headphones that combine the sound and the voice chat. It is a surround emulator type. I do find that normal headphones have a somewhat confused sound because of the surround info going to the main headset.
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nope just one set, Im curently looking at Sony Bravis HT-SS2000, 3 HDMI inputs, can be had for close to $300ish
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Another vote for the logitech z5500...

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