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So last week I got a new 55" LED Samsung Smart 3D TV and the sound isnt good at all. I use the TV for gaming and as a computer screen for my Rig. Last night I broke down and ordered me a reciever and I would like you guys thoughts and opinions on what I got.

I purchased this pioneer on newegg for 149.99 shipped.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882117398

Did I get a good deal, and will it sound good in you guys opinion? This TV is in my bedroom. It isnt a big room at all, and there are no windows. Also, can I hook my PC up to it too? if so how would I go about doing that? at the moment I have a logotech system for my pc, but if I could eliminate that all together it would be great.

Also, here is where you guys are probably going to rip me up. I looked around at speakers, and the cheapest set I could find was almost 300.00 and I just couldnt bring myself to spend that much on speakers. So my solution was, I went on ebay and found someone selling a 5.1 set of samsung speakers for 59.99... here is that set that I went ahead and got..

554843860_o.jpg

How do you guys think that will sound? and please if someone knows a better option for speakers, I would love some pointers...
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Last night I broke down and ordered me a reciever and I would like you guys thoughts and opinions on what I got.
I purchased this pioneer on newegg for 149.99 shipped.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882117398
Did I get a good deal, and will it sound good in you guys opinion?

Maybe, but Newegg is not an authorized Pioneer dealer just FYI so there is no warranty on the receiver you bought.
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Also, can I hook my PC up to it too? if so how would I go about doing that?

Hook up an HDMI cable from your video card to your receiver.
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I went on ebay and found someone selling a 5.1 set of samsung speakers for 59.99... here is that set that I went ahead and got..
554843860_o.jpg
How do you guys think that will sound? and please if someone knows a better option for speakers, I would love some pointers...

They would likely sound terrible and arguably be in the same class as your Logitechs. There are certainly better options for speakers although it seems moot since you say you already bought these crappy Samsung speakers.
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Maybe, but Newegg is not an authorized Pioneer dealer just FYI so there is no warranty on the receiver you bought.
Hook up an HDMI cable from your video card to your receiver.
They would likely sound terrible and arguably be in the same class as your Logitechs. There are certainly better options for speakers although it seems moot since you say you already bought these crappy Samsung speakers.

 

Newegg is an authorized dealer according to this page:

 

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Where-To-Buy/Pioneer+Home+Audio+Video+Authorized+Internet+Dealers?appInstanceName=default


For movies and gaming, they should be okay.

 

I remember buying a Logitech Z5300e many moons ago, and  thought they sounded awesome.  Today, I wouldn't be able to stand them.

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This is the only other speakers I found that are within my price range and I like the look of them very much. 300.00 for speakers would really kill me emotionally but I could pull the trigger on them. How do you think they would sound?

http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-SKS-HT870-Theater-Speaker-System/dp/B002C73WRW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1331535725&sr=8-2

Also no one gave a real opinion on the reciever I purchased. Any opinions on how good it is for what I am using it on?
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Damn, I'd start putting together a set of these speakers right here, best bang for you buck going:

http://www.hometheater.com/content/pioneer-sp-bs41-lr-speaker-system


That Samsung and Onkyo system will sound like it should cost 1/10 of the cost of that Pioneer system I linked. Even if you just bought the front sound stage(LCR) and a sub right now, and added the rest later, you'd still be doing better.

Those speakers you linked are going to distort in a hurry and sound poor even at low volumes, there is a reason they are so cheap.
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Damn, I'd start putting together a set of these speakers right here, best bang for you buck going:
http://www.hometheater.com/content/pioneer-sp-bs41-lr-speaker-system
That Samsung and Onkyo system will sound like it should cost 1/10 of the cost of that Pioneer system I linked. Even if you just bought the front sound stage(LCR) and a sub right now, and added the rest later, you'd still be doing better.
Those speakers you linked are going to distort in a hurry and sound poor even at low volumes, there is a reason they are so cheap.

Where can you buy those individualy?
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I'm sure the speakers will be fine as long as you don't expect a lot from them. Use them for now and save up for something better. You can probably get $50 back out of them at a yard sale once you have upgraded.
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Well thanks to all you guys feedback I broke down and got some real speakers. I really liked the Pioneer Speaker set you showed me so I went to my local bestbuy and thats exactly what I got!
They had a great sell going on too! I got the Center Speaker, 2 book shelf speakers, and 2 floor speakers for only 275.00 plus tax! That saved me 100.00 on the set.

My reciever isn't in yet but I tell you what, these speakers are huge. The size of the center speaker alone blew my mind! My 55 Inch LED if mounted to the wall and I am going to mount the Center speaker under it.

Here are the speakers I got..

SP-C21

Center Channel Speaker

Dual Woofers in a Full-Sized Cabinet for Enhanced Vocal Performance
Superior Crossover Design for Full-Spectrum Clarity
Curved Cabinet Construction Designed to Reduce Vibration
1" Soft Dome Tweeter for Crisp, Accurate High Frequencies

SP-C21_reg.jpg

SP-BS21-LR

Bookshelf Loudspeakers.

Superior Crossover Design for Full-Spectrum Clarity
Curved Cabinet Construction Designed to Reduce Vibration
1" Soft Dome Tweeter for Crisp, Accurate High Frequencies


SP-BS21-LR_reg.jpg

SP-FS51-LR

Floorstanding Loudspeakers

3 Woofers with Oversized Magnets for Powerful Bass
Superior Crossover Design for Full-Spectrum Clarity
Curved Cabinet Construction Designed to Reduce Vibration
1" Soft Dome Tweeter for Crisp, Accurate, High Frequencies

SP-FS51-LR_reg.jpg

I will probably break down and get the Sub too.

Thoughts now?

I will post pics once I get everything in the mail.
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Looks good. From what I've read those are decent speakers thumb.gif
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