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    This is a great Dolby Digital EX 6.1 cinema surround sound system. What do you think of it? The cheapest place I found it was at http://www.empiredirect.co.uk

    Direct details can be found here.

    Whilst on the subject, what do you think of this and this?

    P.S. Is the JVC-THA75R multi-region?

    Thanks

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    Originally posted by AmarjitSingh@26 April 2003 - 05:14
    This is a great Dolby Digital EX 6.1 cinema surround sound system. What do you think of it? The cheapest place I found it was at http://www.empiredirect.co.uk

    Direct details can be found here.

    Whilst on the subject, what do you think of this and this?

    P.S. Is the JVC-THA75R multi-region?

    Thanks
    those dvd players are nice



    the surround sound system looks great, but maybe not in a huge room...

    how much is that converted to U.S. dollars?

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    Combo stereo/DVD players aren't really worth the investment. I don't mean to say anything bad about JVC as a brand though. All-in-one systems just aren't vary flexible/adaptable. If the DVD or the receiver breaks, chances are it will be cost-prohibitive to repair and cheaper to replace. In other words, disposable. Compact systems also tend to use integrated ICs,. This means fewer parts but more heat generated when operating. Especially in the amplifier section. Heat is bad thing in electronics such as these. Another factor is, the speakers. They usually have some odd impedance(like 4 or 6 Ohm). This means they aren't compatible with stand-alone Dolby receivers which usually have an 8 or 16 ohm impedance.
    You are far better off investing in a decent receiver. Here in the US $300-500 will get you something that will last and has more than enough power and features to satisfy.
    Buying a stand-alone DVD player is best also. You can get one for less than $100 US that will play DVDs, CD-Rs, MP3s, VCDs, SVCDs and some will even play JPEGS and MPGs without encoding. An average DVD player is disposable these days and should be treated as such.
    Those recordable DVD players you linked-to are fucking awesome. Especially the one with the harddrive and firewire capability. Great for networking. But keep in mind that these are new technologies and you will pay a premium to be the first to adopt them(as well as any glitches /reliability issues). It's a gamble right now. Waiting another year for products like this is your best bet. Prices will drop and the technology will improve.

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    Originally posted by harrycary@ 27 April 2003 - 05:26
    Those recordable DVD players you linked-to are fucking awesome. Especially the one with the harddrive and firewire capability. Great for networking. But keep in mind that these are new technologies and you will pay a premium to be the first to adopt them(as well as any glitches /reliability issues). It's a gamble right now. Waiting another year for products like this is your best bet. Prices will drop and the technology will improve.
    You're referring to the Panasonic. The IEEE 1394 port is great for converting VHSs to DVD formats. Plus, there's a massive 40 GB HDD, a DVD-R and DVD-RAM recorder. DVD-RAM allowsa more flexibility over DVD+RW as it can be recorded well over 100,000 times. Plus, the DVD-R format allows it to be played in virtually any set top DVD-V player.

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    The top of the range set top box recorders are still kinda expensive. 800 a'int cheap. Perhaps I'll wait until the technology and prices have improved

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