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post #1 of 10 Old 07-25-2007, 01:23 PM - Thread Starter
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helllo all.
I just bought a 50 inch plasma and was interested in decent sound for it.
I would like 5.1 but due to may limitation I presently can't have speakers wires
the room.

I was looking at the bose 321 and it was a good solution but too expensive and dead end in the sense that if my situation changes it will be useless for me.

Are there any receivers that also do 2.1 and that i can use for 5.1 latter if needed.

I was also told that you can buy some HTIB that allow you to keep all speakers in front and still experience surround sound- It is true? Any thought???

Thank you all
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Any AVR can run fewer speakers. The new digital Panasonics also re-route the amps to the fronts if no rears are detected.

Also JBL (and some others) make wireless speakers that can be used for surrounds if needed. Look at their Control 1X series.
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There are HTIBs with wireless rear speakers. Would that work for you?
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Almost any AVR can do 2.1 presentations. You simply configure for L/R and sub, and click "no" for other speaker positions.
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Almost any AVR can do 2.1 presentations. You simply configure for L/R and sub, and click "no" for other speaker positions.

i may be wrong but i think that he wants a system that can do surround through a 2.1 speaker setup. I know for a fact that Yamaha has virtual cinema that is you can use 2.1 or 3.1 setup for surround. I had a RX-V440 and it had that and it was really convincing as well as the slient cinema, which does 5.1 surround from ordinary headphones.
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Consider the HK AVRs..
Even the entry-level AVR146 has Dolby Virtual Speaker so one can get phantom surrounds from a 5.1 source through 2 loudspeakers.. Then when time and/or budget permits add the Center and L/R Surrounds loudspeakers, turn them within the AVRs OSD and sit back enjoy 5.1..
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Thank you all for your feedback and as ttskyline2001 mentioned I am looking for
Virtual Surround from my 2.1 setup.

I started looking around and found that pretty much all decent amps
have a virtual surround logic built into them (Yamaha calls it Virtual CINEMA DSP). As I see it I can pick up a decent receiver 400-500 and use it down the road also. Also invest a resuable set of speakers.

Has anyone tried them? How is the sound. I imagine it is better than the 2.1 HTIB's?
Any other thoughts?
Do they also use the sub or only 2 front speaker? What kind of speakers would you recommend?

Sorry for so many questions from a newb
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There are HTIBs with wireless rear speakers. Would that work for you?

YUK!

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Thank you all for your feedback and as ttskyline2001 mentioned I am looking for Virtual Surround from my 2.1 setup.

I understand your wanting it, but it's not that special.

If you're shopping for a receiver that you will probably use later (probably sooner than later) for true surround sound, I would shop for that. I wouldn't let the "virtual 2.1" capability (or lack thereof) be a deal-breaker.

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Also invest a resuable set of speakers.

Does that say "reusable"? If so, what are reusable speakers?

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