Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Mountain View, CA
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So just a heads up, when it comes to the audio side of things i am pretty much a noob. I have always been way big on the Video side of things. Have had a few plasmas, and getting a 65VT50 soon. Just moved into a new place, and figured it was time to upgrade my audio. I was first going to get a Sony sound bar. My brother has one and it really has impressed me. He has either the CT150, or 350, cant remember. Anyways. I sit about 12ft away from tv, and figured, With the price of sound bars, might as well spend a little more and get a 5.1 setup. I wish i could do 7.1 but my living room is really long and rectangular so I really only have 2 walls, the one the TV hangs on, and the Wall my sofa is on. Which is why i figured 5.1 is easier, i have no sides for 7.1
I was actually first off going to get the CT350 from sony, but looks like you cant find it anywhere anymore (discontinued?). And like i said, figured i would spend a little more and get a full system. Now With my Price range, I dont even know if i can get a good 5.1 setup to begin with, so it still might be better to get a soundbar if that is what will give me the better choice. Thats why I came to you guys, PPL who know infinitely more then me about the audio side.
I have looked at a few home theater systems. I dont need a Blu-ray as i have an OPPO BD93. The only reason I have looked at a sort of receiver/speaker combo is cause i know very little. Is it better to buy the Receiver and Speakers separately? I wouldn't even know where to start, so any help you guys could offer would be MUCH appreciated.
Right now i do about 60% TV and 40% Blu-rays but that is just because of the olympics. Once those are over, The audio system I would want more for my BD collection. So it will probably be 70/30, 70 being blu-ray, 30 being TV watching. I also game, but i dont care about the sound on that. I am going to get some really nice headphones for that.
Sorry for the long post, and any help you could offer would be appreciated. like i said i have no idea where to start on all this, as i am a total noob on this side of the home theater island.
Theater Room: 65ZT60, Denon 2313CI, Oppo 103D, Apple TV, Logitech Harmony Ultimate
Bedroom: 65VT50, Sony S790, Harmony Smart Control
Game Room: Upcoming Purchases - 4K TV (Vizio P series, R series, or AX900) Already Have - OPPO 103D, Harmony Ultimate, Apple TV, 24 gaming systems ready to be hooked up.