If all you listen to is stereo sound, your speakers are fine. The big question is if your receiver has an optical audio input. If so, that's how you should connect your DVD player. Then you can listen to DVDs throgh your speakers. A step above would be to get a BluRay player if you want to watch HD movies. If you don't need surround, you may not need a new surround receiver, because if you did, you would need at least four more speakers. What's wrong with the sound you have now? What do you want your audio to do better?
I haven't bought home audio equipment in years and would so appreciate some guidance. I'm thinking of hiring a consultant, but thought I'd check here first!
On the video side, I have a Samsung 40" LCD TV, DVR with hard drive, HD cable box. On the audio side, I have only old components: multi disc CD player, tape deck, B&W shelf speakers, monster cable.
All I want to do is listen to music on ipod, cd, radio, internet, and watch video from TV, internet, and netflix, all through same speakers. I want good quality strong sound but don't have an audiophile's distinguishing ear, or disposable income! What pieces should I be seeking?
The space is about 20X15 in a NYC apt. I don't want the wires and placement issues of multi speaker surround sound, so leaning toward a virtual "bar" system.
COnfusion comes in part from "home theatre in a box" versus "home theatre system". Do they both come with a receiver, or just speakers with a video player? Is Blu-ray versus DVD war still going on?
all advice welcome. If my callout is too vague or simplistic - i'll narrow or expand