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Keeping it simple

by icemn1 / December 3, 2008 6:11 AM PST

I have an 42" LCD on my wall in my kitchen. Speakers sound horrible. 4 kids use this tv. I have direct tv. I want to add a receiver/dvd player and only two speakers for simplicity of install and use. Any suggestions. Can I simply by a htib with small speakers and utilize only two without the subwoofer?

BTW, I have mounted the tv on the wall, ran the hdmi cable in the wall to a piece of furniture below. I would like to have a remote that works without opening the doors.

Again, this is not a main tv, just want to sound better.

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forget htib
by jostenmeat / December 3, 2008 6:17 AM PST
In reply to: Keeping it simple

options:

1) absolute cheapest, but not quite as convenient: self-powered studio monitors hooked up to RCA outs on television

2) just a tiny bit more, cheap 2 ch receiver, + speakers. try this sherwood that was $60 forever, even up till two days ago, sale is over
http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2407171

remote control, radio freq, up to 100ft, includes the blaster, + 6 stick on emitters, only $80 shipped to your door, its what i use:
http://www.amazon.com/RFS200-PowerPak-Bundle-MasterControl-PowerBlaster/dp/B000FL9E6U

speakers, try some behringer 2030p at $130 pair, or krk st6 for $198.

cheers

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tip for programming
by jostenmeat / December 3, 2008 6:27 AM PST
In reply to: forget htib

due the manual, remote to remote method. trust me.

very easy to use, i can program a macro in a minute. coming from logitech harmony, i cannot possibly tell you what a relief this is. and all for cheaper nonetheless

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