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Cracking home theatre system

Advantages: Just about every surround available
Disadvantages: Choosing the surround effect you want

...This item was bought as part of a package from a local shop Jowetts. I got the Teac amp/reciever, a Teac DVD player and a set of surround speakers including sub woofer for £450. The Features of this reciever are many: Dolby digital 5.1 (only availabl ...

skomgi 01.06.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Teac AG-10D

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Cheap price, Sony quality.

Advantages: Powerful, rugged design, discreet sattelites
Disadvantages: Remote is very cluttered, tricky to operate initially.

I picked my one of these up at Argos about 2 years ago, and paid £350 for it. At the time, I was looking to ensure I had the best sound set up of all my mates, and this Pro-Logic 2 setup was exactly what I wanted. I paid my money, took it home, and s ...

Acquiesce98 23.07.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Sony HT-DDW750

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Does a lot, but does it extreemly well!

Advantages: 5 separate source inputs, easy to set-up, superb sound.
Disadvantages: Weighs a lot (16kg!), quite big.

With over 10 years of faithful service, it was with great reluctance that I decided to replace my JVC all in one stereo system. There were several reasons for this, firstly it did not have all of the required inputs for the additional pieces of audio vi ...

Omertron 08.07.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Pioneer VSX-AX3 Multi-Channel Stereophonic A/V Receiver

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Another winner from Pioneer

Advantages: Compact, Excellent sound, attractive and slimline, versatile, multifunction remote
Disadvantages: Only SCART connectors for inputs, Adaptor needed for non-scart stuff

When looking for a decent AV amp to complement my DVD player, I couldn't believe how bloody enormous most of them are. I have enough HiFi gear on the rack without making it look like the flight deck of the Starship Enterprise. I eventually managed to f ...

jerzed 20.10.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Pioneer VSX-C301 A/V Receiver

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Great sound, total surround

Advantages: Easy to set up, easy to use
Disadvantages: too many choices so ends up costing if you want everything

Excellent amplifier/digital reciever only problem is it has so many choices for set up, and the amount of features and channels you are really spoilt for choice. Although I am a novice in the surround sound and stereo world I found this a delight to us ...

timmaaay 06.09.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Sony STR-DB790

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