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post #1 of 16
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Hey guys,

Which of the two sets listed below is going to best suit my needs? It will be connected to a HDTV, blu-ray player and then an HTPC further down the line. I'm only looking for entry level gear here as this is my Hifi setup.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/home-audio/home-theatre/auction-451492658.htm
http://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/home-audio/home-theatre/auction-451630583.htm

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post #2 of 16
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Just in case you don't want to click the links the first is a "Sony 6.2 Channel Home Theatre System HT-DDW1600" and the second is a "Pioneer VSX-915" + "Wharfedale diamond 9.1"
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post #3 of 16
I would go with the Sony if those were your only two choices.
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Oh wait the Pioneer one doesn't have HDMI... guess I'll go with the Sony if I can't find any other deals
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post #5 of 16
they both are bad. the pioneer is the better receiver. Sony receivers tend to sound flat and vary sub par.
for the speakers, the ones that come with the pioneer look better and probably sound better also, but your getting more speaker gear with the sony. You will still need a sub.

Get the pioneer setup and pick up a sub for it as well. run everything with optical cables. OR just but a new receiver, Yamaha makes great receivers btw, and pick up a some polk speaker.
Really you can get monitor 60's for the front, monitor 30's for the rear, cs1 for center, and psw10 for sub. Would make a good budget speaker setup, just add amp and your set. New Egg has deals on polk speakers all the time, so just wait for for some deals.


The sony receiver only has hdmi video pass though, no audio over hdmi sadly. still need to use optical
Edited by DzillaXx - 2/28/12 at 10:04pm
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post #6 of 16
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Oh so I wouldn't be able to just connect it up like this for the sony?

Blu - ray HDMI out --> Receiver HDMI in
HTPC HDMI out --> Receiver HDMI in
Receiver HDMI out --> TV HDMI in


How about if I bought the Sony, sold the receiver and replaced it with something like "Onkyo TX-SR309" or "Marantz SR3053"? I wouldn't mind using just one sub, unless there is a splitter that would allow me to connect both to a receiver with only one sub output?
Edited by donthaveacow9 - 2/28/12 at 10:29pm
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Originally Posted by donthaveacow9 View Post

Oh so I wouldn't be able to just connect it up like this for the sony?
Blu - ray HDMI out
> Receiver HDMI in
HTPC HDMI out
> Receiver HDMI in
Receiver HDMI out
> TV HDMI in

nope, hdmi really has no point on that receiver as all you can do with it is use it as a switcher. Your gonna have to run optical cables.
That Sony system is just a cheap old all included bundle, and not as great as you would think. If you look into it, that equipment is 6ohms and really only suited for that receiver.
Everything about that pioneer setup is more higher end then that sony setup, but like I said before all it's missing is a sub but a psw10 is only 100 bucks. Those Wharfedale speakers alone make it a better deal over crap sony speakers.
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post #8 of 16
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Oooooh how about this instead?

"ONKYO TX-SR309" http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=452791734 + "Wharfedale Crystal 2 Series Home Theatre Speakers" http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=452448304
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post #10 of 16
It's a newer receiver...sure. Worse amp than the Pioneer but modern features.
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