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SarasotaRepub
11-22-2008, 06:33 PM
I'd like to pick up a good surround sound system for our
big screen TV. We were in Sam's today and I saw a Sony system
that was 1000 watts and had wireless speakers for $488.00.

The things that caught my eye were the price, wireless, and Sony.

I don't want to fart around with hiding a lot of wire so this system
looked pretty good.

Any opinions?

patriot45
11-22-2008, 07:33 PM
I'd like to pick up a good surround sound system for our
big screen TV. We were in Sam's today and I saw a Sony system
that was 1000 watts and had wireless speakers for $488.00.

The things that caught my eye were the price, wireless, and Sony.

I don't want to fart around with hiding a lot of wire so this system
looked pretty good.

Any opinions?

I have a Polk audio system in my sports room, that thing cranks! But for our front room, I'm also looking for something easy, I hid alot of wire in the back room!
I was noticing the Bose wave, I need to see if you can hook up the TV and DVD player to it though.

megimoo
11-22-2008, 07:54 PM
I'd like to pick up a good surround sound system for our
big screen TV. We were in Sam's today and I saw a Sony system
that was 1000 watts and had wireless speakers for $488.00.

The things that caught my eye were the price, wireless, and Sony.

I don't want to fart around with hiding a lot of wire so this system
looked pretty good.

Any opinions?

Panasonic SCPT760 DVD Home Theater System
5.1 Speakers - 1,000 W - Passive Subwoofer, Powered, Surround System Speaker - Surround Sound - Player(s): CD/DVD Player - Playable Disk(s): DVD - Input/Output: HDMI - Theater DSP Soundfield DVD Home Theater System DVD upconversion via HDMI output,428-watt power output for 5.1 channel surround sound,wireless technology for easy setup and optional multi-room expansion Part #: SCPT760 Sellers Found: 9
Available Since: Apr 11, 2008

Lowest Price: $286.04

megimoo
11-22-2008, 07:58 PM
DAVFX900W
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*Technical Data:
-disc DVD/CD/SACD player: Take your sound experience to new heights with the Sony Dream System. The DAV-FX900W is a home theater system that includes a progressive-scan DVD player and a CD player—as well as a player for SACDs (a hi-def audio disc that delivers ultra-high fidelity). The multi-format player conveniently holds up to 5 discs at a time.

1280W audio system: Includes a 32-bit S-Master® digital amplifier, a center speaker, 2 front speakers, a subwoofer and 2 wireless rear/surround speakers.

Diat™ wireless rear/surround speakers: Why run wires through your room when can have the convenience and neatness of wireless speakers? Diat speakers use infrared beams to wirelessly transmit audio signals, for high-quality wireless sound. Also includes a wired option.

Versatile A/V connections, including HDMI output: The DVD/CD/SA-CD player is compatible with the latest digital television connection—HDMI—a wideband cable that transmits uncompressed video and audio signals for a superior picture and sound. Other connections include component video, S-video, composite video, coaxial digital audio output, analog audio input and headphone input.

Upscales standard DVDs to HD: After reading a standard DVD video (480p), the player intuitively fills in the resolution, creating near-HD quality video (720p/1080i).

MP3 player connection and enhancement: Front A/V connections let you easily hook up your MP3 player. A digital signal processor enhances your portable player's sound, for richer, clearer audio.

XM® Connect-and-Play™ ready: Make the most of your XM satellite radio (service sold separately). The unit allows you to hook up a Connect-and-Play antenna (sold separately) to the A/V receiver for spectacular satellite radio sound.

Auto calibration: For the best possible listening experience, some audiophiles hire sound consultants to determine the optimum speaker placement for the room’s acoustics. With the DAV-FX900W, you get an automated calibration feature to optimize your setup. Place the included microphone where you usually sit, and Sony’s Digital Signal Processing does the rest—adjusting for speaker placement, distance, and delays, so you get a great audio experience. An on-screen display lets you to custom-configure your system if you add additional speakers.

Music/Movie Mode: Whether you’re listening to movies or music, the system automatically adjusts sound characteristics to match the source.

Multi-format playback: Play a variety of video and audio media, including DVD-Video (movies), DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, JPEG (on CD), VCD and CD, CD-R/RW, MP3,
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RobJohnson
11-24-2008, 03:24 AM
Wireless sounds the way to go!

I have a Bose system and the wires are hid under woodtrim and the speakers mounted from the ceiling...but I did not have to instal it either!

BSR
11-24-2008, 04:02 PM
I'd like to pick up a good surround sound system for our
big screen TV. We were in Sam's today and I saw a Sony system
that was 1000 watts and had wireless speakers for $488.00.

The things that caught my eye were the price, wireless, and Sony.

I don't want to fart around with hiding a lot of wire so this system
looked pretty good.

Any opinions?



Bose 2.1 system. I got it and I love it. 2 small speakers and a subwoofer puts out better surround sound than a 5.1 system.

Molon Labe
12-03-2008, 04:40 PM
Is there any links to Consumer pages that show the best Surround sound systems?

Consumer Reports is great but it requires a subscription (cost).

SarasotaRepub
12-03-2008, 06:54 PM
Here's the one we ended up getting. Got here today!

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r231/SarasotaRepub/2cf5213f.jpg

I'll play with setting this puppy up this weekend...:D

SaintLouieWoman
12-03-2008, 11:37 PM
Is there any links to Consumer pages that show the best Surround sound systems?

Consumer Reports is great but it requires a subscription (cost).

Darned, I should have looked at Consumer Reports. We have a subscription. I usually study stuff more---SR acts. I'm sure this will be alright, though. We got free shipping, but as heavy as it is, would hate to pay the return shipping.

SarasotaRepub
12-06-2008, 05:16 PM
It's installed and working fine! One of my projects today.:D

Here's a pic of the finished product minus the rear speakers
of course...

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r231/SarasotaRepub/46643880.jpg

Cable box is on the bottom and SS box with the upconvert DVD player is right above it. System also has a AM/FM radio and a separate wireless play unit that you can put anywhere in the house to pickup sound replay. DVD changer can handle 5 disc's. Rear
speakers feed off of another wireless unit I have hidden next to the couch. I haven't mounted the rear speakers yet, may do that today, they are just sitting on some chairs for now.

Pretty sweet system for $349.99 and Free Shipping from Crutchfield.com. The same system is now listed at $499.99 and it's out a stock till the 18th.:cool:

jeskibuff
12-07-2008, 11:09 AM
Looks great, SR!

I'm impressed with how your big screen captured the sunrise. Mine doesn't do that! :D

OwlMBA
12-10-2008, 03:45 PM
How much do you want to spend?

You can get a freaking STEAL on KEF iiQ9s online right now. I think that dollar for dollar you will not find better front speakers. www.onecall.com has them for a real bargain, and you can get some surrounds and a center that match up well.

I personally like Focal and Mirage for the money, but we are stepping up now. A nice set of Focal or Mirage front speakers will cost you $1800-$3000 per pair.

Here is what I suggest - invest in speakers. The technology is slow to change and that investment will last you a long time. Even if it means using a $400 receiver to power them, you will notice a lot bigger difference by investing more in speakers than investing more in a receiver.

For the price, I suggest Onkyo and Denon receivers. Buy them online. Dont buy them locally. You will save a lot of money and still get a warranty.

If you want to spend a little more, Cambridge Audio makes some awesome stuff. They also have a great media storage center and a wonderful CD Player. But now we are talking serious money.

Rotel is great too.

Just do yourself a favor - go to a real home audio/video store (not Best Buy or Sams) and take a good listen. Once you listen to good speakers, your life will be ruined forever.

On edit: Oops! You already purchased. Nevermind!

OwlMBA
12-10-2008, 03:50 PM
Owl's main speakers

http://www.stereophile.com/images/archivesart/707focal1.jpg

M21
12-10-2008, 04:06 PM
Owl's main speakers


You built a new theater since your move? I remember some pics of the old one. Very nice.

OwlMBA
12-10-2008, 09:20 PM
You built a new theater since your move? I remember some pics of the old one. Very nice.

Nah, those are just for music. Typically speaking I like different speakers for video than audio.

SarasotaRepub
12-10-2008, 09:38 PM
Those are greyt looking Beebs but overkill for us. The room the TV and
system are in is smallish, the Sony system I bought is perfect for the
room.:)

OwlMBA
12-10-2008, 09:54 PM
Those are greyt looking Beebs but overkill for us. The room the TV and
system are in is smallish, the Sony system I bought is perfect for the
room.:)

Ah, c'mon. A couple of bleeding ears never killed anyone ;)

But i have to say, for the price you got an amazing deal right there. Nice job.

But sometime, just for fun, take your favorite CD over to your local high-end audio store for a cool experience. I suggest "Run On" (aka "Gods Gonna Run You Down") by Johnny Cash off of his "America V: A Hundred Highways" album or "Colorblind" by Counting Crows off of the Cruel Intentions soundtrack.

They will blow your mind!

SarasotaRepub
12-10-2008, 10:04 PM
If I get a chance I'll do that, we do have a high end sound place
near us. Sony makes pretty good stuff and this system is a good example.

OwlMBA
12-10-2008, 10:31 PM
If I get a chance I'll do that, we do have a high end sound place
near us. Sony makes pretty good stuff and this system is a good example.

My favorite receiver ever is a Sony. Bought it in 1994 and still use it in the basement family room. Works as good as the day I brought it home. That thing just won't stop cranking out the tunes.

jeskibuff
12-10-2008, 10:41 PM
The room the TV and system are in is smallish, the Sony system I bought is perfect for the room.:)Your system probably also has a very high WAF rating too, doesn't it? Systems with massive speakers tend to have very low WAFs.