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Topic # 123229 29-Jun-2013 16:02
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All I want is a basic home theatre setup, 5.1, no need for DVD player ( I have ps3) but I do want at least 3 x HDMI inputs, preferably 4


Preferably under $500. I know when I looked last year jb hifi had a nice onkyo system for under $450, but the current version of that system seems to be $777 http://www.jbhifi.co.nz/home-theatre/onkyo/5-1-channel-speaker-pack-sku-28253/ and not really any different to the previous model.

All the other systems I can find under $500 seems to have only one hdmi, but do include a blu-ray, which I don't need, and pairing a receiver with speakers is tough for under $500.

So is it too much to ask that I can get a receiver with 4 hdmi and a set of speakers for less than $500?

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  Reply # 847360 30-Jun-2013 12:16
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So is it too much to ask that I can get a receiver with 4 hdmi and a set of speakers for less than $500?

Yes.

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  Reply # 847361 30-Jun-2013 12:20
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Just wait for one of the major retailers to have a sale of some kind. Keep an eye one what you're after and you'll probably be able to pick it up for close to $500.



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  Reply # 847369 30-Jun-2013 13:17
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tukapa1: So is it too much to ask that I can get a receiver with 4 hdmi and a set of speakers for less than $500?

Yes.


oh Bugger....

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  Reply # 847371 30-Jun-2013 13:25
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probably cost more than waiting for what you want/need to be on sale but you could always get a unit with say one hdmi input and buy an hdmi switch - try jaycar.co.nz and search for hdmi switch. They have a 5 input unit with remote for < $90




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  Reply # 847372 30-Jun-2013 13:28
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Use the gz price search as well - cheaper units than jaycar....




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  Reply # 847383 30-Jun-2013 14:07
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How about trademe? Or is it too risky?

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  Reply # 847387 30-Jun-2013 14:25
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I got a Yamaha YHT-296 set off TradeMe for $300 in mint condition.
http://au.yamaha.com/en/products/audio-visual/hometheater-systems/home-theater-package/yht-296/?mode=model
The model is a couple of years old but it has 4 HDMI inputs.




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  Reply # 847388 30-Jun-2013 14:29
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NonprayingMantis: How about trademe? Or is it too risky?


I thought PeterReader might have had something to say on this. Does he take Sundays off?



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  Reply # 847424 30-Jun-2013 16:33
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traderstu:
NonprayingMantis: How about trademe? Or is it too risky?


I thought PeterReader might have had something to say on this. Does he take Sundays off?


I think he only responds if the op mentions trademe in the first post, which I didn't.

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  Reply # 847441 30-Jun-2013 17:26
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what if you edit the first post? see what happens?

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  Reply # 847442 30-Jun-2013 17:28
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second hand is your answer, but you need to wait ... until someone sells theirs :D

(I don't think even Christmas would bring you any joy on new sales - 4 HDMI is quite a few)

try shopbot.com.au if you have an aussie relative

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Reply # 847473 30-Jun-2013 18:35
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NonprayingMantis:
tukapa1: So is it too much to ask that I can get a receiver with 4 hdmi and a set of speakers for less than $500?

Yes.


oh Bugger....


Yeah sorry Yell

I agree - second hand will be your best bet but 4 x HDMI is a big ask as a receiver alone will use at least two thirds of your budget.

Perhaps go for a receiver now with two well priced bookshelf speakers which you can transition into rears when you can afford some decent fronts.

Will probably still set you back a bit over $500 though.



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  Reply # 847482 30-Jun-2013 19:27
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joker97: turns out I was wrong

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/SearchResults.aspx?searchString=4+hdmi&rptpath=0124-&type=Search&searchType=705&generalSearch_keypresses=6&generalSearch_suggested=0


Cool. Any reason why I wouldn't want to buy this one, which finishes in a couple of hours


http://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/home-audio/amplifiers-tuners/auction-610035822.htm

It doesn't do 3d, but I never use that anyway. Seems to be pretty decent apart from that though from what I can see.

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  Reply # 847487 30-Jun-2013 20:03
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onkyos run very hot - you need good ventilation around your receiver. there are more odd amps which blow a channel than other brands but that tends to happen early on, so if it's lasted then it should be in the better built half of their products.

apart from them my friend has one since 2007 and he is pretty happy with it.

personally i'd go denon ir Yamaha depending on the speakers but that's my weird taste. most people would prefer denon or Yamaha which I believe are more musical but that is completely my opinion not scientifically justified.

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