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    Hi,
    Think its abit OFF question to post this in a PHOTOGRAPHY Forum...but hope someone can help me...

    any ideas what model of those 5.1 DVD entertainment systems in the market is good at a price of around $1k????

    Thanks for your kind assistance.

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    Originally posted by MatthewSCL
    Hi,
    Think its abit OFF question to post this in a PHOTOGRAPHY Forum...but hope someone can help me...

    any ideas what model of those 5.1 DVD entertainment systems in the market is good at a price of around $1k????

    Thanks for your kind assistance.
    If you don't mind the looks, there's this Shinco 5.1 DVD player + speakers + subwoofer set for half the price. It sounds very decent for its price, and I'd say it rivals those Sony/whatever ones in terms of sound quality as well.



    You can get them at Best Denki, Carrefour, etc.

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    Well, I own a Shinco and a has quite a few problems.

    Sometimes I need to reboot in order to get the sound to work.

    It also has problems playing certain DVDs e.g. Independence Day (Special Edition) and Toy Story 2.

    The only brand of CDRW that I can get it to read is the Verbatim. And I've yet to find any CDR that works with it.

    So, I don't really recommend it.

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    Originally posted by pit
    Well, I own a Shinco and a has quite a few problems.

    Sometimes I need to reboot in order to get the sound to work.

    It also has problems playing certain DVDs e.g. Independence Day (Special Edition) and Toy Story 2.

    The only brand of CDRW that I can get it to read is the Verbatim. And I've yet to find any CDR that works with it.

    So, I don't really recommend it.
    Hmm... could it be isolated problem? I don't have one, but from what I heard in the shop, sounds pretty good. My friend who bought one borrowed my Toy Story 2 Region 1 and have no trouble playing it either.

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    Originally posted by MatthewSCL
    Hi,
    Think its abit OFF question to post this in a PHOTOGRAPHY Forum...but hope someone can help me...

    any ideas what model of those 5.1 DVD entertainment systems in the market is good at a price of around $1k????

    Thanks for your kind assistance.
    if u dun mind...i got lobang for this !

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    Thanks for your the information.....really appreciate...

    but i dont really like shinco...although it might sounds good ...but the brand wise already make my hair stand liao....not very "SOUND" as compared to SOny, Pioneer...

    I was eyeing on the Pioneer XXX505 or the XXX303 (cant rem the model...)

    but they have exactly the same power...only that the speakers are different....and 505 cost $999 while the other one is around 699 or 799 i think....

    Hi Kindred....what lobang you have leh?

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    Originally posted by MatthewSCL
    Thanks for your the information.....really appreciate...

    but i dont really like shinco...although it might sounds good ...but the brand wise already make my hair stand liao....not very "SOUND" as compared to SOny, Pioneer...

    I was eyeing on the Pioneer XXX505 or the XXX303 (cant rem the model...)

    but they have exactly the same power...only that the speakers are different....and 505 cost $999 while the other one is around 699 or 799 i think....

    Hi Kindred....what lobang you have leh?
    i have lobang for this types of hi-fi and DVD systems....maybe u can leave me a exact model...than i will check from u. FYI, My suppiler is DIRECT from Harvey Norman....and sometimes SONY. But no promises hor !!

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    its Pioneer DCS-505. Best Denki is selling at $999.

    Thanks Kindred. Does your price comes with free delivery?


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    Originally posted by MatthewSCL
    its Pioneer DCS-505. Best Denki is selling at $999.

    Thanks Kindred. Does your price comes with free delivery?

    i will check it for u today....thanks ! pls wait for my reply !

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    Kindred, can check for me Denon DM30 as well?
    and yamaha pianocraft if they hv.

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    Why dun you spent an extra say $200 ++ and get build a system up?
    Maybe you might want to start with the 5.1 amp (i.e. yamaha system) and the front speakers.....gradually upgrade your system (adding center and rear speaker along the way).
    No point getting those crappy system, which you will regret later.....

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    actually thought of that also...but not very familiar ...scarly impedence mismatch and all sorts of things...end up spoil the whole system worst....

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    check out http://www.yamaha.co.jp/english/prod...ht/dvxs80.html for the DVX-S80 by Yamaha.



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    Thanks guys...really appreciate all your assistance....at least now I can zoom down on some recommended DVD entertainment systems....cheers...

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    DIY?

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    After you bought it, the first movie to test it out (DTS) is Gladiator. Absolutely awesome, especially the opening sequence, I mean the softer part before the battle starts, when Russel Crowe touches the wheat, grass or whatever.

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    Originally posted by MatthewSCL
    Thanks guys...really appreciate all your assistance....at least now I can zoom down on some recommended DVD entertainment systems....cheers...
    hey bro, are u sure the model/make is DCS-505 ? I heard its HTZ-505 leh....

    Can u pls send me a link in my PM of the particular model of the set ? Thanks !

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    And to those who wanna check prices for the electronic systems...pls send me a PM and the details... Thanks !

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    Originally posted by MatthewSCL
    actually thought of that also...but not very familiar ...scarly impedence mismatch and all sorts of things...end up spoil the whole system worst....
    No worries. Impedence matching is easy, if you're unsure you can seek advise from those Audio shops. i.e. whether the amp/receiver able to drive the speakers, etc.....
    Its quite easy. U can even ask some of the shop to demo it for you......
    There are a few shops which I can recommend for entry level system.

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    matthew, can u pls gimme a call when u see this post....thanks, i have found out the price liao....

    the other thing is .... the model is really HTZ 505 DVD.....maybe the model is different in other regions....

    pls call me @ 96822828 , thanks !

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