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Topic # 54891 22-Dec-2009 16:15
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I am looking for a simple ish Home Theatre set up with good sound and a decent Blu Ray Player to go with the new TV (Panasonic G10 50").
I see JB have a Panasonic Blu Ray player for $348 at the moment seems to have all the features (BD-Live etc) Looks to be the DMP-BD35GN-K model. Panasonic would be useful for the Viera Link with the TV.

Home theatre wise: are the all in one blu ray home theatres any good or is it worth getting an amp, speakers and blu ray player separately. Any recomendations would be good.

Budget under $2000 preferably closer to $1500.


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  Reply # 284751 23-Dec-2009 02:43
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The all in ones aren't terrible, not all of them anyway... go have a listen at your nearest store to hear for yourself. If sound quality and bang for buck are important a seperately chosen component system is hard to beat.
As far as blu ray players go I usually reccommend the PS3 though the panasonic is considerably cheaper and will still play blu rays.
An entry level amp from one of pioneer/onkyo/yamaha/sony/denon etc and a nice 5.1 KEF/wharfedale etc setup could be easily had for under 1500, JB hifi among others often have bundle deals with av recievers.
http://www.jbhifi.co.nz/home-theatre/systems/





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  Reply # 286162 30-Dec-2009 21:02
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Update:

Got the TV from harvey norman on tuesday for $2358 and picked up the panasonic blu ray player for $299 aswell. Now all i need is the sound.

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  Reply # 286991 4-Jan-2010 20:32
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SamWooff, we used a PS3 too the end result was a low cost home cinema that the kids loved, as they also played their games on it!

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