Good Home theater System for small room?

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26-11-2007 16:08:21

I'm looking to buy a home theater (TV, surround sound system, I have a 360 and PS3 already). My room is only about 20 by 20 feet. I was thinking of getting the Spherex 5.1 Surround Sound system, and a 32 or 37 inch tv. Any suggestions for me? I only have around $2000 to spend. Thanks!


26-11-2007 22:29:57

i got an Onkya 6.1 for around $200. refurbished but works fine. i like that it has an optical input, non-hard-wired speakers, and other stuff.


27-11-2007 14:18:30

I think you have way too much money for a small room sound system.
Like gnznroses has, there are quite a few good, cheap sound systems out there.
Check out Onkyo. On the Slickdeals forums, people have posted that the refurbs are amazingly good quality wise, with the incredible discount price wise. It's a win win situation.
As far as specific models, I'm not too sure. I have a cheap $300 Sony Home Theater system in a box I got about a year and a half ago from Amazon. It takes care of what I need though.

Also, what is your current setup? What kind of inputs are you looking for? These are good questions to consider when looking for a sound system.


27-11-2007 15:14:29

Yeah, $2000 on a room like that is a waste.

Go with one of the home theatres you can pick-up at your local big box retailer. It'll do it's job.


27-11-2007 17:44:53

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27-11-2007 18:26:48

Dmorris, I remember you recommending one a really long time ago, then another member here bought it and like it. Do you know what im talking about? Im in the same situation as he is.


27-11-2007 19:00:56

I have only a 19" tube tv that is about 3 years old. I need HDMI and VGA inputs and it is only gonna be used for gaming.

I was looking through avsforums and I thought of getting a monitor instead of a tv as it is cheaper and has a higher resolution. I just don't know how I would get sound out of that. Any help?

I was thinking of getting this


and a speaker system. The problem is that I don't know anything about how sound is transfered and what the hell a reciever is. What do I need to do to get sound out of the monitor as there are no built in speakers with it?


27-11-2007 21:10:26

I would go with a brand like Phillips, Samsung, or Sharp for a TV. Also, I agree that if you go to you would definitely get a better idea on what to do.
If I was in your position, I'd spend about $1000 or so on a really nice 37" LCD TV. Then I would spend maybe $500 or so on a really nice surround sound system from Yamaha or Onkyo.