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Old 11-26-2009, 06:05 PM   #1
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Folks,

I went ahead and bought a Samsung 55" LED for my bedroom (12'x17') where we'll be watching mostly TiVO HD streamed but some blu movies from a PS3 (our theater room is a 9' HD projection system with massive 2000 watt sound that can literally shake the windows).

So now I'm thinking that I need better sound than the 20 watts this Sammy puts out, yet I'm not really anxious to spend a lot given that most of our quality movie watching is in another venue. The one thing I know I'll miss is the ground moving bass of our theater room -- twin 500 watt subs that you really feel -- but my wife is not going to put up with large speakers in the bedroom and I don't really want them either.

So -- any recommendations? Bose supposedly has a good reputation for quality sound in a small package, but the price is rather high for merely bumping up what will mostly be network shows and sports. Still, I'll take any advice my learned friends here can provide.
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Old 11-26-2009, 06:18 PM   #2
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Folks,

I went ahead and bought a Samsung 55" LED for my bedroom (12'x17') where we'll be watching mostly TiVO HD streamed but some blu movies from a PS3 (our theater room is a 9' HD projection system with massive 2000 watt sound that can literally shake the windows).

So now I'm thinking that I need better sound than the 20 watts this Sammy puts out, yet I'm not really anxious to spend a lot given that most of our quality movie watching is in another venue. The one thing I know I'll miss is the ground moving bass of our theater room -- twin 500 watt subs that you really feel -- but my wife is not going to put up with large speakers in the bedroom and I don't really want them either.

So -- any recommendations? Bose supposedly has a good reputation for quality sound in a small package, but the price is rather high for merely bumping up what will mostly be network shows and sports. Still, I'll take any advice my learned friends here can provide.
Though I don't have any personal experience with them, I think KEF speakers would suit your need perfectly. They get extremely good ratings for both sound and aesthetics. And should cost considerably less than Bose.

The KHT 3005 or 5005 should serve you well.

I have Klipsch Quintet SLs myself, and they sound amazing in my living room. If you want something smaller, for a bedroom setup their smaller sibling Quintet III should work well too.

Good luck
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Old 11-26-2009, 08:43 PM   #3
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NO NO NO !!! You absolutely DO NOT want Bose ! My suggestion would be one of the Onkyo systems. Preferably the HT-S6200 ( or 6100, if you can still find one ). It has great sound, relatively small speakers, and can be set up as either a 5.1 or 7.1 system. And it has great bass for an HTiB ( 10" sub w/290 watt amp. ) It also decodes all of the lossless audio formats ( Dolby TrueHD and DTS MasterAudio ) as well as all of the older formats. Plus it features 4 HDMI inputs with HDMI switching so that the HDMI carries the video and audio. The HT-S6200 is small enough for your bedroom, but puts out GREAT sound !!
Living Room: Panasonic TC-P58VT25 3D Plasma HDTV, Panasonic DMP-BDT350 3D Blu-ray player, Sony PS3 Slim 3D 160 Gig, Onkyo TX-SR608 3D 7.2 AV Receiver, Yamaha NS-777 Front Tower Speakers, Yamaha NS-6490 Front Height and Back Surround Speakers, Cadence C-17 Center Speaker, Acoustic Audio HD-SUB15 Subwoofer, DIRECTV HR44 Genie DVR, Monoprice cables
Den: Panasonic PT-50LCZ70 1080p HDTV, Onkyo HT-S6100 7.1 AV System, Sony PS3 80 Gig, DIRECTV Genie Client
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Old 11-27-2009, 12:14 AM   #4
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Well, the Onkyo looks nice but it's more money than even my "big theater" system (with 9' screen) so for my bedroom it's out of my price range.

I was thinking more of a $200-$300 something -- this is really only for cable television (most of the time won't even have stereo sound, let alone 7.1).

And the KHT -- you *must* be kidding, right?
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Old 11-27-2009, 12:32 AM   #5
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I use a 2.1 surround sound for my room. I think its perfect. I have a logitech set up which was rated the best on cnet, Klipsch also has a 2.1 that is decent.
I plug the cord into the headphone jack. my new tv doesnt allow me to adjust the volume by control anymore so i have it at a fixed volume which is annoying but it gets the job done.
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Old 12-01-2009, 03:05 AM   #6
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How about a Yamaha sound bar. I have the YAS 71. Its $250 at compusa.com

http://www.compusa.com/applications/...786&CatId=4597
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Samsung PN50B650, Sony BDP560, Xbox 360 Slim, Wii, & Yamaha YAS71 Soundbar.

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Sony 46XBR9 & Sony Ps3 slim
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Old 12-01-2009, 01:08 PM   #7
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i've been contemplating a soundbar for the bedroom as well, and it looks like i'll be getting this sony:

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-HTCT100-S...9676437&sr=8-1

it has 3 hdmi inputs(pretty hard to find in the soundbar world) and gets pretty good reviews. plus it's under $200...
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Old 12-01-2009, 04:44 PM   #8
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I actually want to get that Sony sound bar for my bedroom to. But, I just spent all my money on holiday shopping so I might have to wait a little bit.
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Samsung PN50B650, Sony BDP560, Xbox 360 Slim, Wii, & Yamaha YAS71 Soundbar.

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Sony 46XBR9 & Sony Ps3 slim
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Old 12-01-2009, 06:48 PM   #9
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Well, the Onkyo looks nice but it's more money than even my "big theater" system (with 9' screen) so for my bedroom it's out of my price range.

I was thinking more of a $200-$300 something -- this is really only for cable television (most of the time won't even have stereo sound, let alone 7.1).

And the KHT -- you *must* be kidding, right?
Oops. I thought since u were looking at Bose, I'd suggest something half the price
But if you're looking for a complete system, including receiver capabilities, a sound-bar is a decent option. The Sony mentioned above is a good bet.
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