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Finding the right surround sound xbox and movie watching

by Wendelbom / June 15, 2009 12:33 AM PDT

Hey all,

I've recently gotten an xbox, and a 32" flat-screen with it. The graphics and game-play are amazing, but I'm really missing some surround sound to go with it. I'm no audiophile - in fact, I know very little about is, which is why I'm posting this :P.

I live in a small room, and judging from different advice here on the forums I figured I need a 5.1. I am really on a budget - perhaps 100-150, and I'm aware that might not get me much in terms of quality. What's the best I can do with that? I looked at Logitech X-540 and G51, which are both within my budget, but I can only find reviews of them used with a PC - do I need something else? Will they even work with my Xbox and TV?

Thank you!


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by bearvp / June 15, 2009 1:14 AM PDT

For that kind of price range, you might want to check craigslist for surround sound systems that include a receiver.

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by Pepe7 / June 16, 2009 3:14 AM PDT
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The things is, I don't need a DVD, I just need the surround
by Wendelbom / June 16, 2009 3:21 AM PDT
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I have all the options of a DVD player in my xbox - I don't need a player. Isn't it possible to get just the speakers - like, a home theater package without all that stuff?


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You need something to amplify the sound
by Pepe7 / June 16, 2009 4:22 AM PDT

You can't connect speakers to the Xbox, unless I am unaware of its capabilities. It seems like for now you may be relegated to a low end HTIB (home theater in a box) solution like you see @ ecost, or perhaps if you can spend a little more money, a 'real' A/V receiver (w/o built in DVD player) & surrounds. If you can wait a little and cherry pick the used stuff that appears online/craigslist, maybe piece meal a system that way over the summer/fall.


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Makes good sense!
by Wendelbom / June 16, 2009 7:08 AM PDT


Yeah, that all makes good sense. I don't know enough about it to start picking stuff here and there unfortunately. The XBOX doesn't have an audio-outlet, other than the one for the TV, but wouldn't a set like logitech x-540 or x-530 work for me, you think? Considering that I'm not hunting for the really good stuff?


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