Ultimate High Definition Setup - for $10k

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#1

Let’s say you have $10.000 to spend on a HD home entertaiment. What would you buy?


#2

$10k doesn’t really come close to buying an “ultimate setup”.


#3

I don’t even want to know what this would cost. Click. But I think it would qualify in an ultimate setup. Just a thought.:slight_smile:


#4

[QUOTE=CDan;2035686]$10k doesn’t really come close to buying an “ultimate setup”.[/QUOTE]

I know what you mean, I could spend $120,000 just in speakers.

But let’s say that you have the constraints of only $10,000 dollars. What would you choose?

:cool::cool:


#5

[quote=platinumsword;2035910]I know what you mean, I could spend $120,000 just in speakers.

But let’s say that you have the constraints of only $10,000 dollars. What would you choose?

:cool::cool:[/quote]
First we need to know if RexHunt was just aksing for opinions on products or is he going to put together a system? Room dimensions and preferences would be a good start.


#6

[QUOTE=platinumsword;2035910]I know what you mean, I could spend $120,000 just in speakers.

But let’s say that you have the constraints of only $10,000 dollars. What would you choose?

:cool::cool:[/QUOTE]

$5k for projector and screen, $5k for AVR and speakers. This of course does not include the peripheral players and tuners and recorders.

Frankly, if you’re looking at spending > $10k for a complete setup, you should be looking at the prices last. Speakers and projector/screen should be the first consideration, with the rest being fit into the budget as can.

My dream speakers

My dream AVR

Oops, I already spent the $10k. That’s already 575 pounds of gear. :-0


#7

[QUOTE=CDan;2035962]$5k for projector and screen, $5k for AVR and speakers. This of course does not include the peripheral players and tuners and recorders.

Frankly, if you’re looking at spending > $10k for a complete setup, you should be looking at the prices last. Speakers and projector/screen should be the first consideration, with the rest being fit into the budget as can.

My dream speakers

My dream AVR

Oops, I already spent the $10k. That’s already 575 pounds of gear. :-0[/QUOTE]

Yes :iagree:

@crossg ,

First we need to know if RexHunt was just asking for opinions on products or is he going to put together a system? Room dimensions and preferences would be a good start.

Yes, you are correct we would need to know his angle.

Side note: I hope your cheering for those Flames. :slight_smile:

:cool::cool:


#8

Nice CDan.

[quote=platinumsword;2035974]Yes :iagree:

@crossg ,

Side note: I hope your cheering for those Flames. :slight_smile:

:cool::cool:[/quote]
O/T. I will start to cheer for them if they make it through the first round off playoffs. Not a big hockey fan.:slight_smile:


#9

IMO, for some if not many people, 10K is more than enough to build a hi-def home theater system. Might not be an ultimate setup but still very nice for our eyes and ears. :wink:

For 10K, there will be many posibilites but let me try to (randomly) list a few available components in the price range:

[B]HDTV or Projector[/B]

[B]Blu-ray (DVD/CD) Players[/B]
Panasonic DMP-BD30 $499
Panasonic DMP-BD50 $500 (?) Available Summer 2008
PS3 40GB $400

[B]Receiver[/B]
Onkyo TX-SR805 $750
Yamaha RX-V863 $899
Yamaha RX-V3800 $1,600

[B]Speakers Klipsch[/B]
Main/Floor standing
2x Klipsch Reference Series RF-82 $500
2x Klipsch Reference Series RF-63 $900

Center
1x Klipsch Reference Series RC-62 $450

Bookshelf/surround
4x Klipsch Reference Series RB-81 $350
4x Klipsch Reference Series RB-61 $450
4x Klipsch Reference Series RS-62 $500

Subwoofer
1x Klipsch Reference Series RW-12d 350w $700

[B]Speakers Polk Audio 7.1[/B]

Center
1x Polk Audio CSi A6$400

Main/Floor Standing
2x Polk Audio RTi A7 $500
2x Polk Audio Rti A5 $400

Bookself/Surround
4x Polk Audio RTi A3 $300
4x Polk Audio RTi A1 $400

Subwoofer
1x Polk Audio DSW Pro600 250W $600

[B]Others[/B]
Cables (audio, hdmi, optical, banana plugs, powersurge, etc) $500-$800
TV table: $300


From the above list we can surely build a good high definition setup for $10K, example:

- Samsung FP-T5884 58" 1080P Plasma HDTV $3,500
- Panasonic DMP-BD30 Blu-ray player $499
- Yamaha RX-V863 Receiver $899
- Speakers Klipsch 7.1 $4,000
- Others: cables, tables etc

#10

Mine is probably at the higher end of low end but I am completely happy with the system and wouldn’t change anything except maybe bought a PS3 vs my current BD player. (Hind sight is 20-20). Given a bigger veiwing area I would probably do some changes. Of course this is all based on my personal preference.

Samsung LN_T4671 LCD TV. $3100.00 (includes $400.00 extended warranty)
Samsung BD-P1400 BD player. $390.00
Toshiba A-35 HD-DVD Player. $175.00
Toshiba A-30 HD-DVD player. $100.00 (back up player)
Onkyo TX-SR705 receiver. $800.00
Polk Audio Montior 50 front speakers. $550.00
Polk Audio CS1 Center CH speaker. $225.00
Polk Audio Monitor 30 x 4 surround speakers. $500.00
Polk audio PSW110 Sub. $325.00
Motorola HD cable box. $300.00
Harnony 880 advanced Remote. $120.00

Total = $6585.00 + 5% tax = $6914.25 . Almost the same as CDan’s dream AVR.