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Initial post: 19 Sep 2010 18:42:58 BDT
I'm getting a new HD TV and I have a games console and laptop with built-in blu-ray player.
What would the best kind of speakers be...Not really wanting to spend over 200.

Also, with the speakers and games console hooked up to the TV, while playing the console will the sound still go to the speakers?

I'm pretty clueless about this kinda stuff to be honest.

Posted on 24 Sep 2010 19:18:27 BDT
J.Yasimoto says:
Your new TV will come will built in speakers!

If you really need to upgrade, you'll need an AV Receiver (Amplifier) to power the new speakers. Receivers take a variety of inputs, all of which will new heard through the new speakers. A decent home theatre set-up (Receiver and speakers) will set you back approx 400-500.

Posted on 24 Sep 2010 22:18:26 BDT
S. J. Heaume says:
You needn't spend a fotune n your first set-up though. You could get what is known as a 2.1 system which is basiclly a left speaker, a right speaker and a bass-handling speaker which goes on the floor usually around the middle of the tv. to cater for the deeper tones like explosions and drums. You don't necessarily have to have every unit plugged into the AV receiver but whatever you do plug in will sound better than most of today's tv. speakers. It could work like having your XBOX 360 plugged into one HDMI, your laptop could plug into another if you're right up to date with that or you could plug it into the specific pc input on the tv and just plug the two audio leads into the receiver. Chances are your tv. will have a digital audio output which gives you the best quality and you'll need a specific lead for that too. make sure you get something with a component input in case you need to plug in a Nintendo Wii. Hope that helps more than confuses you!

Posted on 20 Dec 2010 16:16:12 GMT
A) buy a tv with a digital optical output (it will accept input from all your devices (make sure laptop has hdmi / hdcp output !)
B) cheap 5.1 surround thats support digital optical input, look for good power output (cheap ones usually come with a dvd built in)

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Dec 2010 18:24:26 GMT
deano says:
if you want the full monty from the blu ray with minimal wires just plug in hdmi through av unit - job done
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