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Topic # 59976 15-Apr-2010 22:09
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I'm looking for a relatively simple Blu-Ray home theatre system.  I have the TV, and am considering these two options:

http://www.bondandbond.co.nz/audiotv/dvd-players-recorders/home-theatre-106/sony-bdve300-blu-ray-home-theatre-system/prod13272.html

http://www.bondandbond.co.nz/audiotv/dvd-players-recorders/home-theatre-106/panasonic-sc-bt200gn-k-blu-ray-home-theatre-system/prod101049.html

Does anyone have any advice or recommendations on those two packages, or is there some other products I should be looking at?  Just looking for a nice Blu-Ray setup really, under $1K would be good.

Cheers 

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  Reply # 319225 16-Apr-2010 09:38
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BLazeD: I'm looking for a relatively simple Blu-Ray home theatre system.  I have the TV, and am considering these two options:

http://www.bondandbond.co.nz/audiotv/dvd-players-recorders/home-theatre-106/sony-bdve300-blu-ray-home-theatre-system/prod13272.html

http://www.bondandbond.co.nz/audiotv/dvd-players-recorders/home-theatre-106/panasonic-sc-bt200gn-k-blu-ray-home-theatre-system/prod101049.html

Does anyone have any advice or recommendations on those two packages, or is there some other products I should be looking at?  Just looking for a nice Blu-Ray setup really, under $1K would be good.

Cheers 


Me personally I would go for the Sony blu-ray setup reason being for the bravia sinc and I prefer Sony over Panasonic.  What sort of TV do you have?

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 319229 16-Apr-2010 09:53
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I presume you would need a Bravia for Bravia synch to work.

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  Reply # 319238 16-Apr-2010 10:12
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If I was going to go for a Home Theatre in a box it would have to be the LG-HB954WA, okay so the sound isn't as good as a rack system but to me it sounded right up there, it's wireless nothing worse than surrounds with wires everywhere.

It's not a Panasonic.... :)

It's $1000 more than those other packs you listed but if you are planning on getting it on HP it wont make much difference.

http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/audio-mp3/home-theatre/lg-hb954wa-blu-ray-home-theatre-system/prod13554.html

The Sony BDVE800W would be a close second.

http://shopping.nzherald.co.nz/sony-bluray-home-theatre-bdve800w.aspx?prod=76005

If you must go Panasonic you can pickup the SCBT200GNKfor $700....

http://www.lvmartin.co.nz/public/products/ProductViewDetails.aspx?productcode=SCBT200GNK&level1code=L1ENT&level2code=L2DVS

If I was going to go with a compoent/rack system it would be the Sony HT-DDW7500, although you would need to purchase a Blu-ray player on top of the $1300-$1500 price.

http://www.sony.co.nz/product/ht-ddw7500



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  Reply # 319240 16-Apr-2010 10:16
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wallop: I presume you would need a Bravia for Bravia synch to work.


That's why I asked what TV he had

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  Reply # 319250 16-Apr-2010 10:27
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It's not under $1000 and doesn't have a player with it, but add in a PS3 and you have a nice wee set up, well I think so, as this is part of my home theatre.

http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/audio-mp3/home-audio/rack-stereo-systems/onkyo-hts5205-5-1-home-entertainment-receiver-speaker-package/prod101118.html

Or you could just add a stand alone Blu-ray player such as this

http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/tvs-dvds/dvd-video/blu-ray-dvd-players/sony-bdps360-blu-ray-player/prod100037.html

Sure its no Denon, or Marantz etc etc, but for under 2000, its not too bad.

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  Reply # 319263 16-Apr-2010 10:41
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Thanks everyone, some great posts so far, will take time to go through them. FYI TV is a Sony 40" HD LCD (EX400 I think is the model).

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  Reply # 319272 16-Apr-2010 10:52
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Entrep: Thanks everyone, some great posts so far, will take time to go through them. FYI TV is a Sony 40" HD LCD (EX400 I think is the model).


Would definitly be worth while going for the Sony blu-Ray player/home theatre for that matter.

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  Reply # 319286 16-Apr-2010 11:13
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Lurch: If I was going to go for a Home Theatre in a box it would have to be the LG-HB954WA, okay so the sound isn't as good as a rack system but to me it sounded right up there, it's wireless nothing worse than surrounds with wires everywhere.



Looks pretty good, first one of the in the box solutions I've seen with HDMI inputs.

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