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Hello All,


I am currently in the market for a new home theater surround sound. I had been look at the Denon 1910 or 2310 receiver, with the Klipsch Quintet SL speakers and a matching sub. I was looking to spend about 1200 give or take on the setup.


Lately I have been having problems trying to find the Quintet SL's because they are now discontinued. I have read the Vanns had sold them for 400 in December and I'm really upset i missed that deal.


So here is my questions. I def getting the Denon 1910 or 2310. I just need to do a little more research on the upscaling that they both offer. I have a 46in 1080p Samsung TV, an xbox 360 elite (HDMI), HD cable, and Blue ray player. I was wondering what type of luck people have been having with the up conversion in the Denon models I mentioned. My picture on the TV looks great, but If i can get more out of it seeing my TV is working at half its potential would be also be great.


My second question is what is a good set a speakers I can get for less than 800. I have read a lot of bad reviews on the bose acoustimass 10 series iv, that say you can get a lot better setup for the 900, but i was unable to find any suggestions on what set-ups they were talking about


Please help me make a good decision that I won't regret.

Thanks

Brad
 

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Originally Posted by BradM23 /forum/post/18164005


Hello All,


I am currently in the market for a new home theater surround sound. I had been look at the Denon 1910 or 2310 receiver, with the Klipsch Quintet SL speakers and a matching sub. I was looking to spend about 1200 give or take on the setup.


Lately I have been having problems trying to find the Quintet SL's because they are now discontinued. I have read the Vanns had sold them for 400 in December and I'm really upset i missed that deal.


So here is my questions. I def getting the Denon 1910 or 2310. I just need to do a little more research on the upscaling that they both offer. I have a 46in 1080p Samsung TV, an xbox 360 elite (HDMI), HD cable, and Blue ray player. I was wondering what type of luck people have been having with the up conversion in the Denon models I mentioned. My picture on the TV looks great, but If i can get more out of it seeing my TV is working at half its potential would be also be great.


My second question is what is a good set a speakers I can get for less than 800. I have read a lot of bad reviews on the bose acoustimass 10 series iv, that say you can get a lot better setup for the 900, but i was unable to find any suggestions on what set-ups they were talking about


Please help me make a good decision that I won't regret.

Thanks

Brad

CNET says, regarding the 1910's up converting... "offers up some of the best image quality we've seen in 2009". If video specs are high on your list...
 

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Too much money wasted on electronics if you go with the 2310. You are better off adding that towards your speaker and subwoofer.


Bose and HTiB are the two things I will never waste money on. What size are you looking for? satellites? bookshelf? Towers? Size of your room? Will this be for music too or just movies/tv?
 

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You will always get a better setup if you buy seperates from a known speaker company, but you will spend much more money. My suggestion is to look at the Onkyo HT-S9100THX. If your main use is for movies and TV it will be a great system for you, if your main use is for music it will not be a good choice for you. I have done a setup for my uncle with his sony 1080p TV, HD Cable, Sony BDP-S360 Blu-ray player and the Onkyo 9100THX. For the price he paid for it, it sounds amazing. The sub gets very low and loud the receiver has many nice features and is a THX certified system. It offers all the new HD sound codecs via HDMI. Look on newegg.com or bhphotovideo.com for a good price on one. The retail is $1,099.
 

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You will always get a better setup if you buy seperates from a known speaker company, but you will spend much more money. My suggestion is to look at the Onkyo HT-S9100THX. If your main use is for movies and TV it will be a great system for you, if your main use is for music it will not be a good choice for you. I have done a setup for my uncle with his sony 1080p TV, HD Cable, Sony BDP-S360 Blu-ray player and the Onkyo 9100THX. For the price he paid for it, it sounds amazing. The sub gets very low and loud the receiver has many nice features and is a THX certified system. It offers all the new HD sound codecs via HDMI. Look on newegg.com or bhphotovideo.com for a good price on one. The retail is $1,099.

For $1100 he can get a system that sounds much better. The Onkyo system is decent, especially for people who want to put no effort into a surround setup.


I would spend as little as possible on the AVR. Last years models have almost all the same features as this years and can be had for much less than the MSRP. The **09 Denons, *06 Onkyos, Pioneer 1018, etc are as full featured as their 2010 siblings.


Their are a lot of speakers you can buy with the rest of the money that would outperform any HTiB. There are a few hundred 5.1 system for $700, $800 threads at all times that you can get a bunch of suggestions. I am sure many will even post their suggestions. As far as a subwoofer you can get something decent for $200 or something mind blowing at $500. You could always go with a $200 sub for now and add a kick ass sub to the system later. I would try to get the 5.0 correct now. Get your sub from an Internet Direct company like eD, HSU, SVS, Epik, etc. I would do a lot of reading in the subwoofer thread to learn as much as you can before buying. Subs make a world of difference.


I would listen to different speakers to see what kind of sound you like. Don't buy on our suggestions alone. Everyone hears differently.
 

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For $1100 he can get a system that sounds much better. The Onkyo system is decent, especially for people who want to put no effort into a surround setup.


I agree for $1,100 you can get a much better system but I got the 9100 for my uncle for $640 so you can't beat that for a complete 7.1 setup and if you can let me know where you are getting your stuff. Thanks.
 

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With a 46 inch TV, you likely are not going to see an improvement with the Anchor Bay upscaling chip. This is far from a consensus statement, but the differences between a good and great scaler are typically more noticeable to a trained eye on test rather than real programming material a your screen size. It's people with projection screens that benefit the most or videophiles with bigger TVs. Upscaling is all the rage right now, but for most of us, it's a very overrated feature. And, you are also assuming the upscaling in the receiver is better than the chip in your blu-ray player (for standard DVDs) and the chip in your TV. For the Anchor Bay chip in the 1910, that may very well be true, but you don't have a display that is going to take advantage.


So, I agree with the previous posters about minimizing the AVR cost and maxing out the speakers expenditure. Did you hear the Klipschs? From what I can tell, they employed a dome tweeter with a horn waveguide. This is different from the horn loaded compression drivers Klipsch uses in their more expensive designs.


For the same form factor, I would consider the Paradigm Cinema series (an older review: http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/spe...er-system.html ), but it might push your budget. Also consider this Hsu Research package: http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/performance2.html . The great thing about Hsu is you can try it out in your home.
 

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Thanks for all the replys. My room is about 14x14 with about 8 ft ceilings. I think I might be going with the Denon 1910, however the 2310 still is very tempting. So the question now is what speakers to choose. I tried going to best buy and looking at some speakers, and I honestly can't tell much of a difference between them. I have hard wood floors, so I am thinking almost anything will be good. I just want to get the best speaker i can for the price. Can anyone suggest any speakers? I am looking for satellites
 
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