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HTIB - Panasonic SC-HT940

by hjg24 / September 10, 2006 5:24 PM PDT

Hey everyone...
I just purchased a 50 inch panasonic plasma tv (TH-50PX60U) that I am very happy with. I decided to also purchase a cheap HTIB that delivered good sound. I ended up buying something else in the panasonic line, the Panasonic SC-HT940. Some people who have made reviews about it say you should def. upgrade the speaker cable for a fuller sound. My problem is I don't really know a whole lot on the subject and was wondering which speaker wire to purchase for this product? Is monster cable the best brand for this?

Will this speaker wire be good for the system I have? Or is there some specific wire I will have to purchase for just this system?

Thanks a lot, your help is gratefully appreciated!

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One more thing...
by hjg24 / September 10, 2006 5:30 PM PDT

Which speakers should be rewired? All of them?

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well, before you go crazy with the wires..
by masterying01 / September 11, 2006 6:41 AM PDT

ask yourself what do you want in true surround sound? (cable, direct tv box, video games, etc) if you want true surround sound in something more then just watching dvd's, then i would recommend buying a different system. the main reasoning behind that is because there are NO digital inputs(digital coax or optical) on your panasonic which means the most you can do is use the red and white RCA cables to get SIMULATED surround sound. if the only thing you want surround sound in is dvd's, then you have yourself a good sounding htib for the price.

as far as speakerwire, i'm sure whoever bashed me about the numbers and resolution in my other post will come on throwing out physics formulas at me saying the thicker the wire the better it is. well, that is generally true...but for the sc-ht940, you most likely wont hear a difference if you buy thicker speakerwire for your system. put that $22 and get an HDMI cable instead so you can get the upconverting feature on your dvd player to your tv. (upconvert = converts your dvd's to HD to TRY to give you the best picture possible).

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by hjg24 / September 11, 2006 7:31 AM PDT

I am not really sure what HTIB to purchase. My new panasonic tv has 2 HTMI inputs and I am currently using one for my digital cable box to receive HDTV programming on my cable. The HTIB is not only going ot before DVDS, but for sports as tv well (mainly sports and the majority probally for tv instead of dvds) There are so many choices of HTIBs out there and it is intimidating for someone like myself who doesnt know a lot of information on the subject. I have about $700 to spend. What HTIB would you recomend?

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