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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-15-2010, 08:23 AM - Thread Starter
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Alright ladies and gents, need some advice here. Been doing some reading, but feel overwhelmed when it comes to this audio stuff. Few buddies of mine are going to rent a house and move in for a year and we're going to be setting up a sweet pad.

Here's what I am looking to do.

- 5.1 surround - I'm thinking for my budget, I am better off with a higher quality 5.1 than a 7.1
- Need all speakers and a receiver

What I am currently doing is running an hdmi cable from my computer to my tv. I use this because it already has the blu-ray player and I have all of my movies archived on my computer. At my new place i'd like to just set the computer up next to the t.v, or hide it in the cabinet. I'd like to keep the computer in use because we like to bash each other in some street fighter 4 once in a while. So how does all this work with setting up the computer to the receiver and the TV? Do I need the receiver since the video card/mobo I have runs 5.1 sound through the HDMI? I am assuming the sound on the computer is poo poo compared to a receiver.

Also, I am not sure on budget and what I should be spending. I know you get what you pay for, but I was thinking around 700? Is that too low for what I am looking to accomplish? I'm not sure exactly what I need, but if anyone can steer me in the right direction or give some advice on what to do, would be much appreciated.


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