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Old 10-22-2012, 12:48 AM   #1
BZN4LC4PON3 BZN4LC4PON3 is offline
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I have a very high end gaming PC that has a really nice dedicated audio card and a bluray player. I am currently running a "klipsch promedia 2.1" speaker set on my PC. Tho it sounds fantastic I am obviously missing the 5.1 and I dont have a center so I am missing voice.

Here is what I want to do. I have $300.00 total and I want to get something better then what I got currently. I always shop at newegg so If you could suggest anything HTIB that is under $300.00

I live in an Apartment complex so I cant have a massive booming surround sound. I love clarity and just a hair of bass. Are any of these any good?

So far I have found the

ONKYO HT-S3500: $250.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...eater-in-a-Box

Samsung HT-E4500 3D: $250.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...eater-in-a-Box

Samsung HT-E5400 3D: $300.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...eater-in-a-Box

LG BH6720S 3D: $300.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...eater-in-a-Box
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:23 PM   #2
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No one has an opinion? Id like to get something ordered.
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:39 PM   #3
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No one has an opinion? Id like to get something ordered.
Onkyo makes a good HTIB setup. The one you posted looks good & reads the most important Codecs, DTS Master & Dolby True HD.

The price doesn't look to bad either for going in that direction for a sound system
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:18 PM   #4
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I've used an Onkyo system before and I was happy with it.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:02 PM   #5
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Thanks guys. I kind of figured the ONKYO would be the best choice. I actually got to listen to this setup at someones house & I will admit its a fantastic setup IMO. I am not an Audiophile so I cant comment on others but this one was very loud, had great bass which was to much for my apartment and its crystal clear to me.
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:09 PM   #6
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Point your browser in the following direction and get more bang for your buck. Accessories4less is a certified reseller of factory refurbished products.


http://www.accessories4less.com/make.../iphone/1.html
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:23 AM   #7
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you cant go wrong with the onkyo. I bought the s3300 couple of years ago now, I love it as much as the day I bought it, dvds sound good, but blus are fantastic. Had both DTS and True HD. Plus my wife would not let me shell out a ton for it (she hates it go figure), but it rocks literally. Not bad for a downward firing bass and smallish speakers. I dont think you will be sorry in the least.
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:11 AM   #8
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you cant go wrong with the onkyo. I bought the s3300 couple of years ago now, I love it as much as the day I bought it, dvds sound good, but blus are fantastic. Had both DTS and True HD. Plus my wife would not let me shell out a ton for it (she hates it go figure), but it rocks literally. Not bad for a downward firing bass and smallish speakers. I dont think you will be sorry in the least.
Yeah I may possibly get that refurb in the link above you for $250.00 but there is a $50.00 shipping fee. The sub in the 5400 is independently powered compared to the 3500
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:19 AM   #9
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I started with an Onkyo HTiB and it is great. I've since bought a 3D capable receiver after I bought my Panasonic 3D plasma. Still use the speakers from the HTiB.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:03 PM   #10
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The sub in this onkyo 3500 IS NOT powerd?
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:03 PM   #11
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The sub in this onkyo 3500 IS NOT powerd?
I own Onkyo S3500. It has a passive sub. But for a medium room it is enough.
If you want to upgrade the HT in future, go for another model.

The performance is very good, especially for movies, for a medium sized room. Feels like room is shaking while playing DTS/DD movies.
For music lovers, this is just average.

It has 4 HDMI input which you can't find in any HTiB @this price

I considered Yamaha YHT 196 and YHT 292 also. But the final choice was Onkyo S3500 as I often watch movies than listening music.

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Old 01-21-2013, 12:03 AM   #12
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Point your browser in the following direction and get more bang for your buck. Accessories4less is a certified reseller of factory refurbished products.


http://www.accessories4less.com/make.../iphone/1.html
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Thank you for this post!
They have the S5500 for $20 cheaper. And the sub is powered.
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:29 PM   #14
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Any reason, besides price that this would be a choice for a PC gamer than this:

http://www.logitech.com/en-us/produc...m-Z906?crid=47

I am really tempted to pull the trigger on the Onkyo for my main gaming PC but didn't know if there was any "gotchas"
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:12 PM   #15
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Don't bother with the logitech, you can get a lot better for that price.
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:03 PM   #16
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What about this one?

http://www.accessories4less.com/make...Package/1.html
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:41 PM   #17
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I need something with super small speakers for a small desk..
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Onkyos all in one systems are great. I had one for several years, hell I still have an Onkyo amp. But I would get one that has DTS-HD and True Dolby decoders that's the reason I had to upgrade mine
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They have the S5500 for $20 cheaper. And the sub is powered.
Anybody know how these work with ps3's?
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Anybody know how these work with ps3's?
I just ordered one, so I'll let you know in the near future.
TV: Panasonic Viera TC-P55VT50 3D Plasma
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