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Getting a PS3, HDTV, and maybe a surround!!!!

I just graduated college and I am wanting a big tv, PS3, and have read that if I am getting a HDTV I will want surround sound. I have done some research but I have a few questions. Please let me know what you all think.

* I am wanting to spend a total of about $2000 (give or take a few if neccesary) on everything (PS3, TV, and SS)

* I prefer Best Buy as my place to buy.

* I am thinking about a 42" Sony TV

* I will probably get DirectTV


1.) Do I NEED a surround sound system?? I have never had one and dont want to spend money on it if it REALLY isnt neccesary.

2.) What is a basic, but quality SS system?

3.) DO any of you have any other general suggestions about where I am heading with all of this?

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maybe i can help?

In reply to: Getting a PS3, HDTV, and maybe a surround!!!!

u might want to consider Circuit City for TV's. I started my research at Best Buy and then went to Circuit City, where the prices are a lot cheaper. As far as tv's are concerned, I could not give a suggestion because I do not know how you plan on watching your tv and where you plan on placing it. Placement is key to determining what size tv you want. Also, what type of programming are you interested in. I myself love sports, play PS3 and watch my tv about 8-9ft away, so i went with a 37' inch JVC full HDTV. Also remember that when you purchase your HDTV and PS3, you also have to take into consideration the extra components you will have to buy. Like B-ray remote for your PS3, HDMI cables, extended warranties, and stuff like that! I hope that helps! Lemme know what you end up doing!

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Sports, Movies, and Gaming

In reply to: maybe i can help?

I will be using it mainly for sports (which is why i am going with DirectTV), and Playstation....and ocasionally movies. My most watched channels (besides sport ones) are Discovery and History.

I want to use Best Buy....because I can package my PS3, HDTV and DirectTV all together and save about 500-600 bucks. Also, i have a $150 gift card to best buy.

Maybe i can have them price match to Circuit City???

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Price match for sure!

In reply to: Sports, Movies, and Gaming

I would definitely recommend you price match as much as possible. Also consider that CC, at least when i went last (1 mo. ago) was offering a savings of around 300 or so if you purchased an DIrectv package. So basically get the package save money on your tv, which should be cheaper in price than BB. So that gift card that you have can be used to purchase awesome movies like Casino Royale and my fav Ratatouille (sorry, im a kid at heart).

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