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Old April 8, 2008, 03:05 PM
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Yes I am crazy! I would suggest you go to a local Hi-Fi center, as they will have much better options for you than BestBuy.
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Old April 8, 2008, 03:58 PM
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Since you live in montreal Patriote, try going to Access Eletronique (formlerly ddo electronique) and get some Quest speakers. Theyre decent quality and half the price of the bestbuy ones. Tell em Kris sent ya ( I used to work there, lol. Actually... i used to work many places.... )
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Old April 8, 2008, 06:11 PM
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You have the address CMethaphor? I'm in Ahunstic.

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Old April 8, 2008, 06:13 PM
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Owch, maybe nevermind then. Its in Dollard-des-Ormaux. On Brunswick accross from Guzzo movie theater.
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Old April 8, 2008, 06:28 PM
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Oh, Ok. I'll look into "Centre Hi-Fi" ?

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Old April 20, 2008, 01:50 PM
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Aight ppl, i did my choice i think.

So, i get the Sharp Aquos 32" 1080p HDTV : Best Buy Canada Web Store: Home Electronics: Televisions: Sharp Aquos 32" 1080p Flat-Panel LCD HDTV** (LC32D64U)

+ a PS3 : Best Buy Canada Web Store: Music, Movies, Games: Playstation 3: PlayStation 3 40GB Hardware

+ This 5.1 set-up : Future Shop: Audio: Home Theatre In A Box: Pioneer 5.1 Channel HDMI Home Theatre System (HTP-65HD)

Or

This Speaker set-up : Future Shop: Audio: Home Speakers: Harman Kardon 5.1 Home Theatre Speaker System (HKTS15)

And this receiver : Future Shop: Audio: Receivers & CD Players: Pioneer 7.1 Channel HDMI Receiver (VSX-1017TXV-K) - Web Only

What set-up would be better ?

And would all this (With either the Receiver-Speakers package or the Receiver and Speakers from diff brands) be compatible together?

Thanks a lot guys!
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I have to chime in here to recommend you do NOT purchase a compact 5.1 satellite system. The idea that those little speakers can reproduce good sound is complete marketing hogwash, no matter how much you're paying for them. They are barely passable for movies and rely on you being stunned by the 'surround' effect and the boomy sub to not notice the terrible sound. If you only watch action flicks and only listen to hip hop, then by all means. Otherwise, get some real speakers. A pair of decent towers will sound much much better than a cheap 5.1 system. And no, future shop does not carry any decent towers. Go to a local store and don't buy anything that isn't heavy, real speakers are made of real wood.
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Patriot! Awesome Sharp! I have had mine for more than 6 months now, and I am still so happy with it!

For speakers, I definitely suggest choice 2. A good reciever with seperate speakers. Those Harman Kardon are a great starting point. Then when you have some extra cash, get a 5.1 setup from Definitive..... MMMM and their Reference Subwoofer.... It's a pleasure to feel!
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Old April 20, 2008, 04:52 PM
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Have you looked at the KEF KHT2005.2 speakers on sale at NCIX? From what I've read they are pretty awesome for their standard price, but for $800 off they must be a great deal!
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Old April 20, 2008, 05:01 PM
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Thanks for the replies guys!

vinister : I have no other choice to buy from Futureshop or Bestbuy since i have a contact @ those 2 places that can get me rebates as high as 50%...

I think i will go with the option 2 and i should be good for a first Home Theater.

Or @ the very least, i will keep my Pioneer VSX-815 and use it instead of that other 7.1 Pioneer. We'll see. Anyway, thanks for the replies!
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