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Old 15th May 2011, 21:53   #1276
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Hey, you can connect any computer speaker system to the TV.

How many zeros in the budget?
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Old 15th May 2011, 21:55   #1277
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Please suggest a 2.1 speaker system for my TV. It has a stereo output. I would prefer using it since too many inputs come to TV.

The idea is to get a better bass and theater like sound. We are not much into music/movies so the need is minimalistic.

This is what I have.
http://www.vizio.com/vo370m.html
Try sourcing the Altec Lansing MX5021 which is good for music, but the sub is slightly weak.
I'd get the red hot favourite Logitech Z5500. 18-19k and you will have a SOLID home theatre system. Trust me on that.

Best part of this is that it accepts digital inputs, so you can connect your TV SPDIF output to this and enjoy cutting edge 5.1 surround!

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Old 16th May 2011, 18:17   #1278
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thanks frank, will research more on this.
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Old 16th May 2011, 21:53   #1279
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Guys,

I'm looking for a premium HTIB option. I've used basic/budget Pioneer HTIB in the past but sold it off as it had many limitations.

I saw Onkyo S3300 and Yamaha YH-294.

Yamaha has active sub woofer while (I believe) Onkyo has a passive one (can someone confirm this?)

Both are around 25k and there's hardly any difference in features. There was an offer of a free DVD player along with Yamaha.

Can you recommend which one is better?

My usage is:
1. Movies and music through HDMI cable connected to LCD
2. iPod playability
3. Tata sky

As far as I understood, I can connect my Western Digital Media Player via 1 HDMI input, DVD through another HDMI input and Tata Sky through composite (YRW) cable.
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These systems are similar in terms of:

1. Amplifier
2. Sound quality of HDMI receiver

Both are 50 Watt per channel systems (though they claim to be ~100 Watt). You cant go wrong with either. Personally I liked Yamaha's output. Compared these systems for a friend couple of weeks back.

Regarding movies, what is the source of movies? Do you rent DVDs? To enjoy these, you must have proper source.

Reason is, unless source itself has proper 5.1 sound at decent bitrate; these systems will sound awful.

EDIT:

Yes, YH-294 does have better subwoofer.

I would suggest you go with this system and upgrade speakers 1 or 2 years later.

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Old 17th May 2011, 10:42   #1281
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These systems are similar in terms of:

1. Amplifier
2. Sound quality of HDMI receiver

Both are 50 Watt per channel systems (though they claim to be ~100 Watt). You cant go wrong with either. Personally I liked Yamaha's output. Compared these systems for a friend couple of weeks back.

Regarding movies, what is the source of movies? Do you rent DVDs? To enjoy these, you must have proper source.

Reason is, unless source itself has proper 5.1 sound at decent bitrate; these systems will sound awful.

EDIT:

Yes, YH-294 does have better subwoofer.

I would suggest you go with this system and upgrade speakers 1 or 2 years later.
Thanks for the revert NetfreakBombay! Source of movies is Mkv/DivX/Avi rips. Very soon I shall be moving to BR/HD rips as I plan to upgrade my broadband connection and be able to download HD movies.

Any good place in Mumbai to get a proper audition, especially using my movies/music? I dont like Croma/Vijay sales etc for auditioning.
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Old 17th May 2011, 12:01   #1282
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Try sourcing the Altec Lansing MX5021 which is good for music, but the sub is slightly weak.
I'd get the red hot favourite Logitech Z5500. 18-19k and you will have a SOLID home theatre system. Trust me on that.

Best part of this is that it accepts digital inputs, so you can connect your TV SPDIF output to this and enjoy cutting edge 5.1 surround!
+1 to frankmehta, am using Logitech Z5500, and its awesome, Bass is little boomy, but you can play with the equilizers to get the perfect one, its really best value for money.
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Old 17th May 2011, 12:24   #1283
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Any good place in Mumbai to get a proper audition, especially using my movies/music? I dont like Croma/Vijay sales etc for auditioning.
"The Shop" at Andheri West, call them beforehand to arrange audition. I think contact number etc is on justdial.
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Hey Guys,
just picked up a WD TV Live Hub...
[I already have an Optoma HD20 Projector & a pair of M Audio AV-30 Speakers].

Now i need a screen...
Any one knows where i can get a screen from?
And any one have any knowledge on the subject?

Thanks,
Shekhar
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Old 28th May 2011, 19:41   #1285
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I've known that Mordaunt Short is a well known hi-fi equipment manufacturer but was surprised to see this ad for the Carnival 6 floor-standers for an awesome price of around 13k! And no, for a pair!

Mordant Short - Carnival 6 Tower

In no way am I affiliated to this site in any way and just thought I'd pass on the info. I read some reviews of these speakers and understood that the deal is just awesome. Planning to pick a pair soon.
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Old 29th May 2011, 14:03   #1286
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Hey Guys,
just picked up a WD TV Live Hub...
[I already have an Optoma HD20 Projector & a pair of M Audio AV-30 Speakers].

Now i need a screen...
Any one knows where i can get a screen from?
And any one have any knowledge on the subject?

Thanks,
Shekhar
Could you give a brief review of the WD player. I am planning to buy one.
Sorry for being .
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Old 29th May 2011, 16:31   #1287
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Could you give a brief review of the WD player. I am planning to buy one.
Sorry for being .
Sorry bro, can't do that..
Not hooked it up..
not even powered it on yet.
I'm lazy
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Old 31st May 2011, 11:12   #1288
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Guys i need some help. I am a complete newbie at this thing. I am attaching some pics of the speaker system i got as a gift from my dad's friend who is a acoustic designer based in HK. Please don't go on the looks of the system, i know it looks dated but it sounds pretty well. (at least enough for me). I got this system in 2008 and have not used it much ever since. I used to have a old Chinese dvd player which had a 5.1 output which would connect into the 5.1 input on this system. But that DVD player broke and now i have plugged in the system from my LCD's Audio out into the systems 2.1 Audio Input using the white and red connector cable.

What i want to understand here is how can i utilize the 5.1 of this system? can i get a cable which can connect from the TV output to the systems 5.1 input.

Please excuse me on this as i have completely no idea on these things but really keen on making the most of it. The MAJOR draw back of this system is it has no HDMI input / output.

Please help / guide me to make the most of this unit. Do i need to purchase an AV receiver separately? This system comprises of 2 AA battery operated wireless speakers. I have no idea on its specifications and other details.
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Old 31st May 2011, 12:37   #1289
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Hey Guys,
just picked up a WD TV Live Hub...
[I already have an Optoma HD20 Projector & a pair of M Audio AV-30 Speakers].

Now i need a screen...
Any one knows where i can get a screen from?
And any one have any knowledge on the subject?

Thanks,
Shekhar
You can try any one of these
Contact us - Pioneer Screens
:: Welcome to Projector Screens :: A Division of Shree Satguru Infocom Pvt. Ltd.

OR if you have a dedicated wall, there is a specific paint which you use on the wall to use it as a projector screen

Check : Goo Systems Global-Paint a High Definition Home Theater Screen
Also look at this guys post
Do it yourself Projection screen
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Old 31st May 2011, 17:01   #1290
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Hello All,

Seems my query above is a bit confusing for all.

Anyways, now i have one more doubt.

If i want to invest in a basic HT system which can take input from TATA SKY, PS3, DVD player and connect to my LCD using HDMI, Which system would you all recommend?

What sort of price range am i looking at?

Please advice.
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