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Home Theatre

Dec 8, 2004
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Mini 09, MBP 12, MBA 15
So I've just begun to build my first Home Theatre ...err bedroom setup. So far I have my new TV, a Samsung HL-S4672S and my Playstation 3 pulling DVD double duty. I also have this ancient bookshelf stereo from high school with a busted woofer and tweeter. I know that separate components are better, but my budget says Home Theatre In a Box. Anybody have any recommendations. I'm also looking for some sort of TV stand media solution. nothing fancy. but nice.


Retired Staff
Dec 22, 2006
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Texas, where else?
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15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
For an in-expensive HT in a box, personally would recommend Onkyo. Was selling stereo equipment when they first hit the market in the 70's and they have kept up fairly well. Personally find the receivers to have a cleaner sound than the Sony's, Panasonic's, JVC, etc. at the same price point.

If you have little more cash check out some of the low end Denon or Yamaha set ups. Oh, and don't compare watts per chanel from Onkyo, Denon or Yamaha to any of the other low end audio manufacturers, they just don't provide apples to apples #'s.

And let your ear do the walking. Don't take home any audio setup without listening to it first, and at a volume level you would expect to play it once you get it home.

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