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Old 10-21-2007, 08:02 PM
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My current setup
PS3 over optical to HTiB in my sig, it works well enough but it only has a DD decoder so any DTS only BDs (most fox titles) i can't get any surround out of and the Onkyo in my sig is a pipe dream since i'm 17 and work at McDonalds a $1500 receiver and speakers isn't in my near future

So, my question is
should i stick with my current HTiB until i have a career(about 7 years...) or upgrade to a cheap HDMI HTiB, if so is there any real noticeable difference betweeen lossless or DD in a cheap HTiB and is there a good one for less than $500 preferably less than $300 with audio over HDMI, and i don't need any other video inputs just a cheap HTiB
thanks for any input
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Old 10-21-2007, 08:25 PM
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lossless will blow anything else out of the water but, no htib is gonna show you that. Also, wrong section for this. There is a Home Theater section
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Old 10-22-2007, 12:59 AM
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I use optical for my home theatre and it sounds amazing! I live in a condo and even that is too much for me, but again its not a HTiB.
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Old 10-22-2007, 01:36 AM
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You're not going to find a cheap HTIB with audio HDMI support, I'm afraid.

I have heard that the Logitech Z-5500 HTIB is a great value at around $300.
It has optical, and should be able to handle DTS or DD 5.1. Maybe sell your
current system and put the proceeds toward the Logitech?

As others have said, it's not really going to sound as good as a dedicated
receiver/sub/speaker setup, but it should tide you over for a while and let
you enjoy the DTS you can't hear right now.

My 2 cents...
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