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post #1 of 8 Old 10-29-2007, 09:56 AM - Thread Starter
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I finally convinced my wife that we needed to buy an HDTV. So now we have a 42" LCD tv. I know that she'll never go for a home theater with wires and speakers all around the room. So, would it be worth it for me to get a BD player if I won't have the audio setup to really get everything out of it? I've thought about getting a PS3, but just want to be sure that it will be worth it. Thanks for you opinions!
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I forgot to include some info that may or may not be important. My tv is a Vizio VU42LF, 1080P, 42". Thanks!
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If surround sound isn't the issue, then I would go with a PS3. But why not a HD DVD Player for $198??? You can still hook it up to the TV speakers.
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Keep the wife happy and just buy a cheap upconvering DVD player to go with that 42" screen if your into movies.
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I'd buy the ps3. As the video alone is well worth it. With a little work you can hide speaker cables very well to the point were you won't see them. So 5.1 may be possible as well.

But as far as what format to go with my advise is to take a look at what each side offers. See what you'd buy or will buy based on studios then go with it
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Go 2.1 for audio, if for nothing else than the subwoofer. If you are further limited the second link in my sig is a little dated, but covers some of the other options.
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Thanks for the advice. I'll start looking for a good PS3 deal. And as far as audio goes, 2.1 is definitely an option for me, so I'll look more into that. Thanks!
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Life is too short. Get what you really want....that awesome 5.1 or better yet, 7.1 surround setup. If the wife questions, just let her know why buy a state of the art TV and hookup subpar audio performance. She may fuss, until you buy her a chick film, dim the lights, and snuggle up against her while watching a nice movie in your new luxurious home theater setting!
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