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I have 2000 dollars to spend. I was gonna blow it all on just a TV but I desperately need to upgrade my sound system(bought in 1993) and DVD player along WITH the TV.


I'm pretty set on a Samsung DLP. I hope that you guys can come up with a good setup that I can enjoy.


I sit about 10 feet from the TV and have a 32" CRT that is 9 years old.


Fire away guys. Remember to keep it @ 2g's or less.


Thanks
 

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FWIW, I don't think that even with a 13-year old sound system, you need to desperately upgrade unless you're looking for some new features that are must haves. Sound systems have a very long obscelence rate.

Hmmm. I have all ONKYO it was top of the line back in the day. I just hate the fact that it's still Prologic and not digital.
 

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Hmmm. I have all ONKYO it was top of the line back in the day. I just hate the fact that it's still Prologic and not digital.

I have ProLogic and Digital receivers and despite all the marketing hype, the sound is not all that much different. I'll refer to the placebo effect -- once you know something is newer/better, you perceive it to be so.


You could upgrade your speakers. Best Buy has those Insignia's the audio guys rave about for $50/pair. 6 Speakers for $150, then $1850 for the TV.
 

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Here is what you do. First i would say you do need DD. It makes a pretty big diffrence.


Buy your self a cheap DD receiver the cheapest you can find will blow yours out of the water probably for like $100.


The buy yourself a samsung HLS6187 you will not be disappointed.
 

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I have ProLogic and Digital receivers and despite all the marketing hype, the sound is not all that much different. I'll refer to the placebo effect -- once you know something is newer/better, you perceive it to be so.


You could upgrade your speakers. Best Buy has those Insignia's the audio guys rave about for $50/pair. 6 Speakers for $150, then $1850 for the TV.

What about all the new connections on the receivers that have been introduced since I made my purchase in 93?
 

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Here is what you do. First i would say you do need DD. It makes a pretty big diffrence.


Buy your self a cheap DD receiver the cheapest you can find will blow yours out of the water probably for like $100.


The buy yourself a samsung HLS6187 you will not be disappointed.

Can't buy the 61 I stated I only have 2000 to spend.
 

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Well, if you can't find anything to spend it on I'll be glad to take it off your hands!
 

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You're going to be hard pressed into getting all the above for 2g or less. If you're talking about a complete sound system replacement, it will have to be a HTIB setup. How much is the Samsung DLP gonna cost would be the first question I have.

Well the 46" is right at 1k that leaves 1k left over if I go with that.
 

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What about all the new connections on the receivers that have been introduced since I made my purchase in 93?

You'd probably have to spend $700, minimum, to get a decent receiver. And you probably wouldn't notice the difference. Whereas the difference between $1,300 on a new TV and $2,000.... you'd notice. Really, basic sound technology doesn't change that much.
 

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I definately think you need to go Dolby Digital because (IMO) it is a big difference. You can probably get a cheap 5.1 Sony Receiver for around $150 or less (I had one for about 7 years or more that just crapped out on me last year). You can probably use your existing speakers if they're decent. I've had my front three speakers for over 13 years and they still work great (Got them when I was 12)
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As far as a TV, you can get an HLS5087 or HLS5687 fairly cheap right now if you shop around.


However, DON'T SETTLE! I can't stress that enough. You don't want to buy something now because your itching to get a new setup and regret it later. If you want something bigger or better save up a bit more money. I almost bought a 720p TV a couple months ago because it was cheap but realized I should pay a bit more and go with a 1080p and I am very gald I did. Just my two cents.
 

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I definately think you need to go Dolby Digital because (IMO) it is a big difference. You can probably get a cheap 5.1 Sony Receiver for around $150 or less (I had one for about 7 years or more that just crapped out on me last year). You can probably use your existing speakers if they're decent. I've had my front three speakers for over 13 years and they still work great (Got them when I was 12)
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As far as a TV, you can get an HLS5087 or HLS5687 fairly cheap right now if you shop around.


However, DON'T SETTLE! I can't stress that enough. You don't want to buy something now because your itching to get a new setup and regret it later. If you want something bigger or better save up a bit more money. I almost bought a 720p TV a couple months ago because it was cheap but realized I should pay a bit more and go with a 1080p and I am very gald I did. Just my two cents.

I was just surfing for 720p Sammys but I keep finding myself coming back to the 5687W.... I really like that one. Now where to buy one?
 

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I have 2000 dollars to spend. I was gonna blow it all on just a TV but I desperately need to upgrade my sound system(bought in 1993) and DVD player along WITH the TV.


I'm pretty set on a Samsung DLP. I hope that you guys can come up with a good setup that I can enjoy.


I sit about 10 feet from the TV and have a 32" CRT that is 9 years old.


Fire away guys. Remember to keep it @ 2g's or less.


Thanks

You are welcome to buy my old gear
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I have the following in like new condition.

- Sony 61" XBR300 HD Ready (Paid ~$4k 7 years ago)

- Sony ES50 DD 5.1 & DTS (Paid ~$1k 6 years ago)

- Sony S7700 DVD Player, DD 5.1 & DTS (Paid ~1k 6 years ago)


I live in MN and you are welcome to come check it out before picking it up. They are all in like new condition with everything that came with it. XBR300 also comes with surround speakers which I have not even used since I have my own speaker setup which are not for sale.
 

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You can find the 62" Toshiba 62HM196 1080p DLP online now for less than $2K delivered, and it is excellent. Then get a Sony 5.1 Dolby Digital receiver (I got a real nice used one on eBay for about $50 and it is perfectly fine). Use your existing speakers. Don't worry about routing everything through the receiver. The TV has two HDMI inputs plus plenty of component video, s-video and composite video inputs. Just run audio through the receiver.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...701&CatId=2518
 

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Since we're all just giving opinions here, I'll throw mine in.


Option 1: Get the wife to throw more money into the pot


Option 2: Get the best tv you can afford. Worry about the sound later. Your existing system won't sound worse with a new tv. Later you can piece together your sound system. This is my best advice if option 1 doesn't work out.


Option 3: Like others said, you can get good sound from an inexpensive panasonic or pioneer receiver (panasonic digitals are a real deal). Get a decent TV for the $2000 - receiver cost. Use your existing speakers and get any additional ones you need over eBay on the cheap. Upgrade speakers later.


Mooch
 
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