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What's alternative to home cinema box for audio?

Discussion in 'Audio Visual' started by Johnboy54, 16 Jul 2011.

  1. Johnboy54

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    Hi!
    I want to do away with my big, bulky home cinema player. I don't need to play dvd's anymore.
    The new unit I have has the red/white audio leads coming out, and plays video with a usb stick input.
    I have 5 speakers, plus the bass.
    I'm not a purist with regards to sound quality, so I'm looking for something small and basic that will attach my new unit to the speakers.
    I have no idea if this is possible?
    Thanks.
    John.
     
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    If it has to be small what about a bare bones PC with 6.1 on-board

    Not understanding the kit you say you have can you clarify

    Thanks
     
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    Appears I do know how to do links!
     
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    Sounds like its only got STEREO output which can be connected into the back of your TV if it has them or into AUX on an amplifier then plug speakers into the amplifier

    Hope that helps
     
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  6. Johnboy54

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    Thanks.
    But, the amplifier is the bit I don't know anything about.
    Where do I start looking, and what am I looking for?
    I know it's an amplifier, but if I put that in my search engine it comes up with millions of hits.
    Most meaning nothing to me.
    Is it just called an amplifier?
    I honestly have no idea, cos it's all in the dvd player/home cinema combo that I want to do away with, because of its size, and just use the amplifier with the avi player in the previous link.
    Can't plug speakers into anything other than the home cinema just now, cos it goes to my projector, which only has a yellow video lead.
    John
     
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    If you had a home cinema kit with built-in DVD or Blu-ray drive then that box will have been on the smaller side of things. It's hard to get something much smaller TBH.
     
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    Thanks for your replies.
    In light of the last comment, I've decided to keep the home cinema combo purely for the amplifier part.
    Here's my brainwave -
    I don't need to play dvd's, so no bits moving about inside, so I can stand it upright flat against the wall!
    Making sure the vents are clear, of course.
    That way, it only sticks out a couple of inches as opposed to the full width of the player.
    Space problem solved!
    Thanks again.
    John
     
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