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Titty Meat
05-21-2012, 08:57 PM
Need your advice on some Home Theater systems.

I've been looking into getting one recently mainly for football games as I don't watch a lot of movies. I'd like to keep it under 200 dollars and prefer something with a radio on it as I like to listen to the Chiefs broadcast instead of the dumbasses on CBS. Any advice on what to look at?

05-21-2012, 09:16 PM
My advice would be to save up so you can spend more than under $200... You won't find anything worth a shit on that budget.

Pitt Gorilla
05-21-2012, 09:43 PM
Get a Sony Sound Bar. I've had other systems, but I love this thing.

05-22-2012, 03:32 AM
In case you didn't know, the radio broadcast won't sync with the tv display.

Other than that, you pretty much get what you pay for.

05-22-2012, 05:24 AM
For that small amount, the best you can do is pick up a cheap six-channel seperate-bass system from Target or something. It won't sound like an IMAX Theater but it'll certainly be an improvement over your TV speakers (especially modern flat-screen speakers, which are practically useless). As long as you have the space, I prefer the seperate-speaker system over soundbars; the speakers are larger, and you can distribute them out to the sides and up/down.

05-22-2012, 05:40 AM

05-22-2012, 07:36 AM

Have you used it? That's actually a great idea.

05-22-2012, 07:42 AM
Have you used it? That's actually a great idea.

No I haven't. Agreed, sounds like a good idea if it works.

05-22-2012, 08:04 AM

I used Sirius Stiletto to sync up the sound.

05-22-2012, 11:44 AM
Save up a few hundred more. You'll have a ton more quality options if you do.

Titty Meat
05-22-2012, 11:50 AM
Sounds like I should hold off until I can spend a little more. Whats the average price of a good system?

05-22-2012, 11:59 AM
Odds are that you probably wont be too happy with something that is less than $200. What you do find won't be flexible for multiple applications and won't have good sound quality.

You can get a decent receiver for $300-$400 and speakers for about the same.

I got this for my birthday last year:

I'd look for a receiver with plenty of HDMI inputs

and I bought these speakers to go with it:

I'd stay away from the package "home theater" deals that you see at your run of the mill stores. If you purchase a separate receiver and speakers you can get exactly what you want or need.

If I was you I'd get on newegg and read all of the product reviews for whatever type of setup you are interested in.