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Offline Clive

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Home Cinema
« on: January 12, 2003, 22:52 »
I have been advised to go for a Kef speaker system and a Pioneer thingumejig although the Pioneer thingumejig won't do the latest Star Wars whatevers so my other cousin says it will be crap.  Can anyone enlighten me because my head hurts and my wallet is starting to become very light.   ;D

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Re:Home Cinema
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2003, 23:00 »
What you actually need is the Thingummyjig II, Clive.  It's only 1200 if you shop around.   ;D

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Re:Home Cinema
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2003, 23:02 »
Its the new sound thing that Lucas Film has invented

You need a decoder for it to give you the real effects.
You could go for a slightly older one with THX decoding, this is good and will deliver most of the effects available today.

I'll try to find a nice article for you tomorrow CLive, so you can take it in with a clear head  ;)
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Re:Home Cinema
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2003, 23:09 »
Can I assume that my entire HiFi system will be made redundant?

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Re:Home Cinema
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2003, 23:10 »
No

All you need is an integrated decoder/amplifier and speakers ... the rest is ok  :D
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Re:Home Cinema
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2003, 23:40 »
Clive, I think you'll find a good Home Cinema Amp with DTS will suffice.  Have a look at Yamaha - they do some excellent amps.  In my opinion, for the 'normal' home, a THX amp is over extravagant, and will cost you well in excess of 1000, or more like 1200 as Rodders said, and there's only a handful of films which will fully benefit from it.
Check out this Yummyha in Richer Sounds.  You could do a lot worse!  
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Re:Home Cinema
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2003, 13:25 »
Thanks for all that information although my head still hurts.  I will try and assimilate it.  ;D

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Re:Home Cinema
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2003, 13:37 »
Ohh nooooo, Clive's a BORG  :o :o :o
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Re:Home Cinema
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2003, 13:41 »
You can try these sites Clive

http://products.consumerguide.com/cp/electronics/review/index.cfm/id/21356

This one

http://www.hifiheaven.com/ht-electronics.htm

EDIT: and this is the bit about the Lucas sound stuff Clive:
http://www.3dsoundsurge.com/press/pr2402.html
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Re:Home Cinema
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2003, 14:13 »
According to December's "Home Entertainment" magazine which cousin No.2 has sent me, the Yamaha comes out as best.  The Richer Sounds price is very good too.

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Re:Home Cinema
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2003, 14:32 »
Looks like the collective has decided Clive of six  :P :P

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Re:Home Cinema
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2003, 16:36 »
Well, I can vouch for the Yummyha, as I have one myself.  Not that precise model, but similar - I've got the DSP-A5, and have been mighty impressed with it.  
Yes, Richer Sounds do very good prices.  All I can say Clive, is,
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Re:Home Cinema
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2003, 16:43 »
Let me see the whites of the telly's eyes first.   ;D  Two weeks have elapsed already since I ordered it.

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Re:Home Cinema
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2003, 18:41 »
I've just had a phone call from Currys to say that the telly is delayed by two weeks so I'm back to the starting post again.  Mid February now.

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Re:Home Cinema
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2003, 19:13 »
Awww, never mind Clive - it'll be worth the wait, and it will give you time to build your sound arsenal!!   >:D >:D
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