i thought home cinema and surround were pretty much the same thing? obviously not then. basically if i watch something like...say...starwars on dvd i want to hear the tie fighters circling round behind me, if i play halo3 i want to hear the enemy creeping up behind me and if i watch sky i want to hear the full atmospherics of being inside the movie so to speak
I think one of the systems detailed in this thread over on AVForums might be your best bet as they are also Panasonic so they support the TV well etc. I imagine you currently have audio from the xbox into the TV tuner box or TV itself (not sure on your TV if you have a separate tuner box or its an all in one tv). You will then connect an audio-out cable from the TV into the surround sound system so that anything you watch on the TV can be played through the surround sound speakers.
Yeah, an all in one system you saw in the Argos catalogue will be just the ticket as they are much cheaper than a designated audio only system. It will be a DVD player so its there if you wanted to use it at some point in the future and they are cost effective and it means you get that great Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound youre after
There are a few systems here on the Argos website but in this case you get what you pay for, the £29.99 system although it may seem like great VFM, only has 55 watts RMS output. Not the best option there.
This Sony product would be great and has a total ouput of 1000 watts, ideal for your gameplay and tv watching etc and it doesnt have that DVD player which you say you wouldnt use anyway but it comes at a price.
It also depends on whether you want to want to trail speaker cable to the rear speaker's which you will for true Dolby 5.1.
however if you fancy Dolby 2.1 which doesn't have rear speakers but it projects the sound to appear that it does. I am going to get this next week. Its on offer in Costco for £211. Does the job very well :151:
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