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Old 29-03-2013, 12:17
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can anyone recommend me a good blu ray home cinema set up for my bedroom please budget is probably about 300 max
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Old 29-03-2013, 12:20
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can anyone recommend me a good blu ray home cinema set up for my bedroom please budget is probably about 300 max
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Do you need to plug anything else into it Sky, PS3 etc
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Old 29-03-2013, 12:29
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yes i have a sky hd box its going into a 46" samsung lcd tv
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Old 29-03-2013, 14:58
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Get your self a proper grown up's system rather than one of those toytown all in one things.

For 300 quid you could get something like this

http://www.richersounds.com/product/...96/yama-yht196
http://www.richersounds.com/product/...ny-bdps490-blk

Which will likely blow any all in one system into the weeds in terms of sound/picture quality and connectivity. You will certainly be able to hook up the Sky box to it very easily to get surround sound off that.

Bit more effort involved setting it all up but well worth it. Plus you don't have the problems of all in ones to put up with. Namely, they tend not to have many (sometimes no) connections for external kit. Plus if the Blu-ray player bit in the unit dies you have to lose the whole lot while it's being repaired. Or have to throw the whole lot away if you feel the urge to upgrade. At least with a separates system you only lose the bit that is faulty or can upgrade in stages, eg better speakers or a newer disk player rather than have to start all over from scratch each time.
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Old 29-03-2013, 20:20
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Do you need to plug anything else into it Sky, PS3 etc
All new TV's and all current bluray home cinema systems will have "arc" so you would normal plug hdmi 2 on TV to the HC and all the rest goes to the TV as normal . No need for optical feeds etc .

All the big brand names have HC systems in there ranges that give good results , but if you want the ultimate sound then go separates but do your research as some separates have "issues" with ARC --Google the model + you TV model number
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Old 29-03-2013, 22:34
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For 239 you can get the Yamaha BDX-610 - an all in one blu-ray home cinema system. For a bedroom system it'll offer everything you need - blu-ray, arc, network connectivity for netfilx, internet radio.

If you want to go down the separates route and could stretch the budget then look at this bundle. Granted, it's well over budget but for a home cinema package it's a lot of kit for the money.
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Old 30-03-2013, 07:09
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I recommend a Yamaha YAS-101 soundbar (189 from Richer Sounds) and Pioneer BD-P150 Bluray player (85, also from Richers). That leaves enough left over for an HDMI lead and optical cable.
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Old 02-04-2013, 14:46
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Get your self a proper grown up's system rather than one of those toytown all in one things.

For 300 quid you could get something like this

http://www.richersounds.com/product/...96/yama-yht196
http://www.richersounds.com/product/...ny-bdps490-blk

Which will likely blow any all in one system into the weeds in terms of sound/picture quality and connectivity. You will certainly be able to hook up the Sky box to it very easily to get surround sound off that.

Bit more effort involved setting it all up but well worth it. Plus you don't have the problems of all in ones to put up with. Namely, they tend not to have many (sometimes no) connections for external kit. Plus if the Blu-ray player bit in the unit dies you have to lose the whole lot while it's being repaired. Or have to throw the whole lot away if you feel the urge to upgrade. At least with a separates system you only lose the bit that is faulty or can upgrade in stages, eg better speakers or a newer disk player rather than have to start all over from scratch each time.
I have the yamaha yht-196 and is absolutely amazing, better than any all in one system I have ever used, sound is amazing.
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Old 03-04-2013, 17:47
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i like the look of that Yamaha system now all i need is a compatible blu ray player to go with it
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Old 03-04-2013, 19:08
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i like the look of that Yamaha system now all i need is a compatible blu ray player to go with it
Well I did post one such option.
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Old 04-04-2013, 22:22
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Amazon do a complete package containing a blu ray player for about the same price as the 2 separates listed above so is the Sony player a better option or should I keep it all Yamaha http://www.amazon.co.uk/Yamaha-YHT29...ha+home+cinema
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:09
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I may need a trip to Specsavers but I can't see any mention of a Blu-Ray player (or any other form of player) in that link. All I can see is another Yamaha AV receiver and speaker package.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:14
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i think you might be right there i'll have to look through my history to see where i saw it
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Old 07-04-2013, 17:29
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i nipped through to richer sounds in Edinburgh yesterday and bought the Yamaha yht 196 and the Sony blu ray player after much hunting through the loft to find 2 hdmi cables im in the process of hooking it up, not enough speaker cable either but will let you know how it sounds
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