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Im looking for the best bang for my buck my budget is around $600. This set up will be in my bedroom which is about 15x15. I know the HT-S5100 receiver is on the lower end but still has HDMI. The question I have, is it worth it to get the HT-5100, or I was thinking of either another Onkyo receiver ($200-$300 paired with Harman Kardon HKTS-18 5.1 Channel Speaker System or getting the TX-SR606 ( I have an HD DVD player
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Go with a AVR receiver + 2 speakers over the HTIB..

You can build from there
 

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I just recommended this to another person, but!


This guy is selling the SR576 for $280 on eBay, it has 3 HDMI and processes 5.1/7.1 PCM through them


Than you could buy the SKS-HT540 speaker set for $270 (free shipping) on Amazon, perfectly in your price range
 

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Originally Posted by Myke256 /forum/post/14158639


I just recommended this to another person, but!


This guy is selling the SR576 for $280 on eBay, it has 3 HDMI and processes 5.1/7.1 PCM through them


Than you could buy the SKS-HT540 speaker set for $270 (free shipping) on Amazon, perfectly in your price range

Is the SR576 much better than the receiver that comes with the HT-SR800?
 

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Originally Posted by Nightrider55 /forum/post/14157309


Im looking for the best bang for my buck my budget is around $600. This set up will be in my bedroom which is about 15x15. I know the HT-S5100 receiver is on the lower end but still has HDMI. The question I have, is it worth it to get the HT-5100, or I was thinking of either another Onkyo receiver ($200-$300 paired with Harman Kardon HKTS-18 5.1 Channel Speaker System or getting the TX-SR606 ( I have an HD DVD player
) and two decent bookshelf speakers and buying the other speakers as I get the money.

That's the exact situation I was in previously (and also considering the exact same components) and finally figured I'd just get the 5100 and be done with it - since this was mainly just for my gaming "man-cave" and not a full blown home theater. I've been very happy with the 5100 setup and don't regret it at all. I don't miss having no HDMI audio - I'm happy with how my Xbox 360, PS3 and HD-DVD sound via optical or coax.
 
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