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I have a phillips HTS3372 and it had decent sound for a 5.1 system and for the money that i payed for it. But the damn head unit went out on it. Wont start up or do anything.

I have the speakers already wired into my walls. And i need at least a 5.1 reciever to hook up to my speakers. The system was a 1000w combined i believe. I run optical to it from my Blue ray player.

What would you guys recomend i replace it with? I want to build a decent system down the road, but this is just for starters so nothing over the top. I dont plan on upgrading the speakers either as they are small and look decent in the room i have.


Something less than $200. Im not against used either, i actually prefer it as i normally can get more bang for my buck.

Thanks in advanced fellas.

Also would i be better running my blue ray player via HDMI to a reciever and then to the TV? Or would it be better to run HDMI straight to the TV and seperate optical to the reciever?


Thanks
Edited by BURNS331 - 2/8/11 at 2:32pm
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Call your local Sam's club to see if they have a Sony BD-550.

1k watt, blu-ray(download HD previews/deleted etc w/ columbia b-d's), network media, wireless, netflix, and loads of other internet audio/video media.

Purchased 1 w/ speakers 3 weeks ago.
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I already have a samsung Blueray player. Im looking for just a reciever. Thanks for the advice though.
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Grab an Onkyo TX-SR508 From accessories4less for $189.99 plus ~$15.00 Shipping!

It is a very solid Budget receiver that will be future proof. And with it you would run HDMI from the BD player to the receiver and then a HDMI from the receiver to the tv.

They are an authorized dealer for refurbished Onkyo products. It carries the same manufacture warranty as if new and you could also purchase a 3 year warranty from them for ~$35.00

http://www.accessories4less.com/make...eceiver/1.html
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In buying a new receiver, you might run into issues with the sub. Most HTIB, do not come with powered subs. In turn, they are powered by the all-in-one type receiver thing. Any stand alone receiver will not have a channel of amplification for the sub. They only come with pre-outs to send the signal to a powered sub.

Other than that, Onkyo makes some pretty good inexpensive models and some of the Pioneers are also worth looking at in that price range.
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