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I just got me a new HDTV, so now I want a decent audio system to go with it.I was looking at surround sound setups from Wal-Mart, but I'm not sure if there's cheaper/better out there. Then I saw some posts about 3.1 setup's being pretty good? Can anyone recommend me some setups? It doesn't have to be surround sound or 3.1, it can be 2.1, I'd just like for my blu ray movies/tv to sound better than stock TV speakers. Another thing, I don't have a blu ray player now, so that's why I was looking at the combo deals from walmart that have the bluray + surround sound.

budget is $200-$300 Max...though I'd like to stay closer to $200. Remember I don't need something AMAZING, just something decent. Thanks guys!

EDITfor combo recommendations)I don't need a blu ray player with internet...my HDTV already has it.
Edited by reyesjr - 3/25/11 at 6:24pm
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This is what I'd grab in your situation. Panasonic SC-BTT350 5.1-Channel 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System $228 Note: Its a web special.
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This is what I'd grab in your situation. Panasonic SC-BTT350 5.1-Channel 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System $228 Note: Its a web special.
Would 5.1 be better than 3.1? I probably should have mentioned this is going to be for my room.
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If you need a receiver there is no way to get a setup in your range, gona have to extend budget or get a kit.
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If you need a receiver there is no way to get a setup in your range, gona have to extend budget or get a kit.
Yep..figured that out today after looking around at bestbuy/frys. What about $400-$500 budget?
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You should check out accessories4less. Easy to grab an Onkyo system with a receiver that is actually worth something down the line compared to most HTiB sets.

Onkyo S5300 for $290 plus about $25 shipped.
7.1 plus a powered subwoofer

Onkyo S3300 for $230 plus about 25 shipped.
5.1 with a passive sub(powered by the receiver)
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What size room?
What type of front stage(compact speakers, bookshelf, or Tower)?

What time frame are you wanting everything in? Used market is nice, but can take some time to get the right deals.
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