Home theater audio advice?
March 29, 2011 8:53 PM Subscribe
Are there any flaws in my home theater audio plans? I own the LG 50PK550
TV which I love, but the internal speakers are predictably terrible. I'm starting from scratch with audio as I currently have no components. I was considering just a two speaker solution, but I've decided after spending the day browsing AVS that I'm likely going for a full 7.1 system. Price to performance ratio is extremely important to me though, I want something I'll be happy with and that will last, but I'm not willing to spend $100s more for minor gains. I don't have a strict budget but the cheaper the better (for a good product).
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Aside from the TV I have my PC via HDMI, as well as a fat PS3, and an XBOX 360. The speakers I'm currently considering are the Jamo S 413 HCS 5.1 set (4 satellites, a center, and a subwoofer) and a pair of Jamo C401s. The Jamos are really well reviewed and I can pick up all of that for around $230.
I've read a lot of the audio Ask Metafilter threads and everyone points towards Onkyo receivers. The Onkyo that fits my needs appears to be the TXSR508 7.1
receiver. Overall people seem to be happy with it, but I'm slightly concerned by some of the online comments regarding HDMI issues, PS3 issues, and general reliability. This receiver would set me back $240.
Am I completely off base that these are good bets? Is there another receiver in the same price range I should be looking at? Any glaring errors I'm making that the more audio-savvy out there would regret? Thanks!