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Old 12-27-2012, 03:24 PM   #1
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My friend wants to start his home theater and wants a 5.1 AVR with a Left and Right front speakers.

any help would be great!

a tight budget but he wants to start!

Thanks,
BDS
Television - Panasonic-TC-P50UT50 - Panasonic TC-P50ST30 - LG 32LC7D 720P
AVR - Onkyo TX-NR708- 7.2
Main Speakers - PSB Image B6
Center - PSB Image C5
Subwoofer - BIC America F12
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:30 PM   #2
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My friend wants to start his home theater and wants a 5.1 AVR with a Left and Right front speakers.

any help would be great!

a tight budget but he wants to start!

Thanks,
BDS
At that budget I'd say he should start looking used and consider older non-HDMI avr's. Maybe something with analog inputs so he could still get hd sound. $300 won't go too far if you want to go the separates route. I'd check audiogon and Craigslist for potential bargains.
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Check out Polks 5.1 entry level satellites.
Samsung ln55B640
Polk Monitor 60s
Polk Cs2
Polk Monitor 40's
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My friend wants to start his home theater and wants a 5.1 AVR with a Left and Right front speakers.

any help would be great!

a tight budget but he wants to start!
Thanks,
BDS
DENON-AVR-1513 5.1ch Home Theater Receiver 3D ready

MORDAUNT-SHORT-Carnival-1-Bookshelf-Speaker-Calvados-Pair

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The center channel

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Old 01-09-2013, 01:15 PM   #5
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Thanks guys this will help him out!!! ill let him know
Television - Panasonic-TC-P50UT50 - Panasonic TC-P50ST30 - LG 32LC7D 720P
AVR - Onkyo TX-NR708- 7.2
Main Speakers - PSB Image B6
Center - PSB Image C5
Subwoofer - BIC America F12
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yeah,right, $300 won't go too far if you want to go the separates route. I'd check audiogon and Craigslist for potential bargains.
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Well he did it! thanks guys! ill let you know what he got later on
Television - Panasonic-TC-P50UT50 - Panasonic TC-P50ST30 - LG 32LC7D 720P
AVR - Onkyo TX-NR708- 7.2
Main Speakers - PSB Image B6
Center - PSB Image C5
Subwoofer - BIC America F12
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:19 PM   #8
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+1 on Craigslist!

I got a Onkyo HT-S5400 system, complete, in box, for $200 like 6 months ago... It's served me VERY WELL, and the Onkyo receiver is a great base for upgrading beyond the included speakers.
My growing collection:
#1 - Juno (2/29/12) :: #100 - Easy A (4/7/12)
#200 - Simpsons Movie (4/27/12) :: #300 - North by Northwest (5/28/12)
#400 - The Corpse Bride (11/02/12) :: #500 - A Bug's Life (1/3/13)
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:47 PM   #9
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Onkyo seems like a great starter set and your price range. Onkyo also sells the receiver unlike most HTIB, so your buddy can always trade up speakers in the future if he pleases.

On Amazon, the 5.1 channel set is $249.

The 7.1 is $349, but I would proceed with caution there since it has gotten more mixed reviews.
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