Affordable Home Cinema System (incl. TV)
Posted on 2010-08-19
I know it's a broad topic, but I'm search for a Home-Cinema-HiFi system (desired specs below).
the tv would be approx. 3.9m away from where I'm sitting, so I thought a 42'' to 46'' lcd-tv would be what I need. and of course full HD.
What am I using the tv for?
Watching the regular program (but that's not that important since most of the time they send crap ;) ), watching movies and play videogames. Currently on a PS2, but I thought instead of buying a blue-ray player I could go with a PS3.
it would be nice if I could plugin a computer to the tv (would be D-Sub, I guess) so I could surf the internet or watch movies from my harddisk. Alternatively a internal mediaplayer which plays videos from usb would be interesting. But I think the pc/laptop option would better and cheaper.
if this is true, I need absolutely no DLNA, Internet@Tv etc., just a plain TV.
HDMI connectors would be nice but I think most current tv's have them anyway.
the sound system
the soundsystem should be capable of playing mp3 music (not just from Ipod) via USB or, that would be very cool, from another pc (via streaming or directly from the harddisk via LAN) and it should play the good old CD of course.
Should be 5.1 capable but doesn't have to be top notch (I mean most of the time, I listen to mp3) , just good (suround) sound.
Last but not least, a tuner. if it would play internet radio that would be nice, but this isn't necessary.
it's difficult to tell, since the prices vary from country to country (I live in middle europe). But I would say 2000-2500$ (max) without the ps3
I'll give 500 points because it's a rather big question :)