all in one vs separates

timwileman

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am seeking to finally take my first dip into the HD world,. along the lines of a full HD LCD set (eg the Tosh 40FX355) but wondered what everyone thought of what to put with it, there is a 250gb Tosh dvd/hdd recorder out that looks good but what could i add as regards sound....this would mean a set up in av reciever and speakers

or

i could add cinema in a box but would have to add a pvr

my overall budget is about 1500 for the lot!

any help/advice welcome

Tim
 

professorhat

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For £1500, I'd definitely go for separates, the Onkyo TX-SR605 and KEF 3005SE speaker package being a good combination for that price. Your choice is huge though, so you'll need to get some demos in!
 

timwileman

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Sorry by saying i had 1500 I ment to say that it has to cover the TV as well....so it would be about 650 left over for the dvd sound and ability to record stuff....hope that helps
 

professorhat

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Ah, my mistake! In which case, an all-in-one is probably your best bet, something like the Sony DAV-IS10 leaving you £250 for the DVD / PVR and some cables to hook it up.
 

timwileman

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Hi i thought the sony DAV-IS10 came with a dvd player...and isnt the one they include only upscale to 1080i not 1080p...and if i am right does it make a difference?
 

Andrew Everard

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Yes, it has a DVD player, but not a recorder. I'd think in terms of one of TVonics' hard disk PVRs, which cost about £150-£250 depending on the model.

And no, unless you were going to buy a humungous screen - ie 50in+ - you don't need 1080p uspcaling. 1080i will do fine.
 

professorhat

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You're right it does. I guess the decision on whether you get a DVD/PVR or just a PVR is whether you want to be able to archive stuff from your PVR on to DVD. If you do, you could get a DVD recorder/PVR with built in upscaler to 1080p as well. However, on a 40" set, I don't think you'll notice much difference between 1080i and 1080p personally. If you go to a Sony centre though, I'm sure you can get a demo.
 

timwileman

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i think i have it....

Jamo speakers the A102HCs5 pack

Tosh RD97TD for dvds and pvr in one

onkyo 505 av reciever

best guess of total price is 650...how should that lot be connected (ie what to what and using what) and hos much should i spend...

i will go for a full HD tv either 37in or 40in, this would have a budget of about 700 to 1000 at a push, any advice here welcome also

cheers
 

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