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post #11 of 21
500 isn't bad for that entire setup...

maybe he's looking forward to the day you move out...

personally, i'd let him spend his money as he see fits, but good call on making him return the WAY overpriced HDMI cables... as a general rule, hdmi cables shouldn't cost more than their number of feet...


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Originally Posted by Sainesk View Post
150 for 2 or each? either way that's insane, it's a shame that there's probably some people out there who payed that much and don't even know how great a deal they got...
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My Creative S750 cost $720 so this $499 isn't much in terms of money.
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post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by Sainesk View Post
150 for 2 or each? either way that's insane, it's a shame that there's probably some people out there who payed that much and don't even know how great a deal they got...
it was 289 + taxes for 2 cables, we drove back to Best Buy right away and got a refund..
    
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post #14 of 21
Best Buy is so damn evil lol.
post #15 of 21
I think all 5.1s are overpriced lol but thats just me.
As for those HDMIs thats an Horrible thing to sell somebody. HDMI is digital so if there was signal loss you would not get a picture so now you compare my $8 HDMI to the $150 and there both allowing the same bits though there is no Difference in picture
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My Creative S750 cost $720 so this $499 isn't much in terms of money.
Where do you live?! $720 is insane for the S750s.

It retailed for $399 in 2003 and you could find them much lower through e-tailers.
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$500 for a cheap 5.1 setup is not a lot...I paid close to $1000 for a 2.0 system (just the speakers) a few months ago.

But...why wireless? I guess he had convenience as the top priority.
    
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my father went out to overture audio and spent 15 thousand on a home theater.
They actually gave him 3000 feet in speaker cable for free
Over 50 HDMI cables for no reason also. (he only uses 4)

He did get a really nice system though, there must be 50 speakers in there.
They literally surround you.

My father is 67 and has no clue what he's doing so he calls his very busy son to complain at how he can't use the remote.

It's all automated, my god.



500 dollars is not expensive, lol.

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$500 for a cheap 5.1 setup is not a lot...I paid close to $1000 for a 2.0 system (just the speakers) a few months ago.

But...why wireless? I guess he had convenience as the top priority.
He doesn't want to run speaker wires around the walls. imo, that's a very bad reason to get wireless speakers.

Today, he set it up, and i almost facepalmed in real life when i saw the setup. He put the front two speakers and the center channel speaker like within 2 feet from each other, and the rear speakers weren't proportional to where he was sitting. He turns the TV on to a hockey game, and he's like "OMG SURROUND SOUND".

1) He's watching cable TV, which is just regular 2-channel speakers.
2) the rear speakers were not even audible.
3) the center channel wasn't even emmitting sound, only left and right.

and he gets mad when i point out the obvious flaws.

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Originally Posted by Draggin View Post
my father went out to overture audio and spent 15 thousand on a home theater.
They actually gave him 3000 feet in speaker cable for free
Over 50 HDMI cables for no reason also. (he only uses 4)

He did get a really nice system though, there must be 50 speakers in there.
They literally surround you.

My father is 67 and has no clue what he's doing so he calls his very busy son to complain at how he can't use the remote.

It's all automated, my god.



500 dollars is not expensive, lol.

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considering we've been using the TV's default speakers for a while, 500$ was alot to spend on a sound system. A cheaper 200$ 2.1 system would be more appropriate. My dad's the exact same. He makes me come down from my room to show him how to change the remote to control the TV to the reciever. and then gets defensive when i say that regular cable TV only uses the L/R audio channels.

but if he's happy with a sound system that (i know for a fact that) he's not getting the most potential out of, i'm happy.
    
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post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by sintricate View Post
If he's not going to be able to use it then I see his purchase as pretty pointless. His money though, if he doesn't listen to your advice, don't get too upset. My parent's always buy stupid stuff and then ask me questions later.


Ugh, that reminds me of the $100 monster power strip my parents bought from bestbuy when they bought their TV. We can't let them go shopping alone!
lol yea my dad did the same thing that power bar those cables and dont forget about the tech guys that come and "set it up" for you XD they watched me do it.... it was funny
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