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Blu-ray all in one home theater system?

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Answer #1 | 29/12 2013 11:02
Bundled aka home theater in a box (HTIB) are cheap garbage systems. If you don't got a price range, why don't you buy everything separate? Start with a receiver (or amplifier) and build from there.
Answer #2 | 30/12 2013 10:46
Avoid HTiB (home theater in box) if at all possible. Alan is right: if one part fails, you have to throw it all out. Also, if you want to upgrade a component, the HTiB limits your ability to do so. What you need is to buy separate components; this is especially true since you have no real budget. Most receivers nowadays allow you to play AM/FM radio. Alan indicated some good, reliable brands. Others include Onkyo, Marantz, and Harmon Kardon. You would need to purchase separate speakers as well. Some good brands include Polk Audio, Klipsch, Definitive Technology, Paradigm, and MartinLogan. This path (receiver + speakers + cables) will probably cost you around $500-$1000 minimum for a cheaper 2.1 system and $1000+ for a 5.1 system. However, it will be a great investment because this system will last you well over a decade, if not several decades. It is better to spend as much as you can on audio rather than on video since TV's get outdated quickly.

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