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Old 07-04-2004, 12:57   #1
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Question DVD sound system upgrade questions

A couple of years back i bought my first player (used PC previous to that) which was an all in one Grundig home cinema system. Its multi region and includes a dobly digital decoder and speaker outputs. As a student I was (and still am) happy with it, having not previous had DD5.1 before thought it was great.

I got a job now, and a bit more cash so was thinking its possibly time to upgrade. My TV is decent and the player is ok, so i thought i'd sort out the sound now. So i was wondering if you can get a decent decoder/amp & speakers for around £200? Obviously i'd want it to do DTS.

What i'm wondering is if i only pay about £200 would i hear a noticeable improved difference over my dvd player decoder?

If people could recommend good sets/suppliers that would be great. cheers.
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no one got any ideas?:confused:
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Old 08-04-2004, 11:42   #3
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I've got one of these for sale over at the AV Forums

http://www.pioneer.co.uk/uk/product_...onomy_id=62-98

It's an excellant entry level AV receiver with all the surround options you will need - DD5.1, DTS and Pro Logic 2.

LMK if you are intersted.
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I started (and got) with a Yamaha ax620 thats a very good amp and if you also want to play music through it, then it wont let you down as much as other makes.

The new model the 630 has 6(7 maybe).1, DPLII and the DTS neo formats.
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Old 08-04-2004, 23:48   #5
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Cheers for the advice chaps. Couple more questions, would a Pioneer VSXC301 and a Eltax Atomic A8.2 be a fairly decent budget setup? I know its not really amazing by any standard, but spending bout £250 is all i can manage at the mo.

That leads to my other question, is it worth upgrading from the decoder built in to my dvd player to this kind of setup? would i notice a difference in quality?

Any help would be most appreacited.
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Jim - the Eltax Atomic A8.2 you link to - isn't his just a sub only ? Are you thinking of using this with your Grundigs ?
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yeah that was the intention. Is that not a good idea?
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JimDriver2,

my Pioneer VSX-C301 is now on ebay

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...ADME:B:LC:UK:1
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