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    5.1 Surround sound for TV,PS3 & PC

    Happy Friday Hexites

    I'm looking to buy myself a 5.1 surround sound system.
    I have a budget of around £300.
    It will be used mainly for my pc and ps3 gaming and sometimes to watch files, which will be ran through my ps3.

    I would like stands for the speakers but they are not essential. I was looking at going wireless but I have heard it can interfere with my routers wireless signal so that’s out the window.

    The problem I have is, what connection do I use? is there much difference with a standard 3.5 mm jack setup to a hdmi setup or an optical out setup?

    What kind of set up are you guys using?

    Cheers in advance

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    Re: 5.1 Surround sound for TV,PS3 & PC

    I have separates :

    Marantz SR8200 amp, EVO3 fronts, Key Coda rears and rear centre, Yamaha 250W sub. (prolly about 1300 quids worth when new)

    But to be honest with 300 quid budget you'd be very lucky to come anywhere near.

    I find optical to have given me the best sound so far, but that really does depend a lot on the source / material and the amp.

    You tell us what you thinking of getting, Ill give u my ex pro audio engineer opinion

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    Re: 5.1 Surround sound for TV,PS3 & PC

    Hmm that's a very tight budget! You'd have to go with a cheap AV receiver and even cheaper 5.1 speaker set.

    Maybe this onkyo receiver + 5.1 speaker package, just 10% overbudget:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Onkyo-HT-S53...ref=pd_cp_ce_2

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    Re: 5.1 Surround sound for TV,PS3 & PC

    Thats actually a really good package.
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: 5.1 Surround sound for TV,PS3 & PC

    Actually thats reminded me, my son has an Onkyo package :
    http://www.richersounds.com/product/...ky-hts3305-blk

    Same but different, same sort of price.

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    Re: 5.1 Surround sound for TV,PS3 & PC

    Novatech have been selling the Samsung HW-C560S for well under £200 recently but the batches seem to get snapped up very quickly - had it on earlier today for £169 but they've already gone. Worth keeping an eye on their stock as that is a very good price for a quality setup

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    Re: 5.1 Surround sound for TV,PS3 & PC

    here is a good 5.1 setup but you whould need to add 2 zeros to the end of the budget.

    http://www.proaudioeurope.com/index....4404&catId=433

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    Re: 5.1 Surround sound for TV,PS3 & PC

    guys I wish a had a few grand to spend on a audio set up. The last time i spend that kind of money on audio equipment was when i got my technics 1210's and mixer.

    I like the look of the Onkyo set ups exactly what am looking for.

    Once again class advice from the forum

    Cheers

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