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Buying surround sound System

April 15, 2011 2:31:08 PM

Hello Tom's community,

I would like to buy a surround sound system for my media center in the living room. I have a LCD TV 60'' samsung, PS3 -> Blue rays, computer connected via HDMI to HDTV for gaming and browsing. Considering that I'm mostly watching blue rays and playing games, what would be the best set-up for my living room ?

I just started reading on Home theater systems and I'm trying to figure it out on what would be a good for me. I'm looking to buy an amplifier with a 5.1 or 7.1 speaker system. Any suggestion on the speakers and amplifier brand ? Should I buy my system in a big store like Costco.ca for example; I've been told that the systems are overpriced and that I can buy something better for less. Taking for instance the 5.1 Boss system with a Boss amplifier for 1.7k (linked below), in that case the sellerman told me that I could get just the speakers and buy a seperate amplifier and save about 500$. I could save more if I buy from other compagny like psb.

What are the things to look at when buying a home theater system ?
Please share your thoughs and experience with me!
Thank you!
-Squeezewell

p.s : Here's what I'm looking to buy for now:

http://www.costco.ca/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=1033917...|79&N=4008694&Mo=8&No=2&Nr=P_CatalogName:BCCA&cat=2190&Ns=P_Price|1||P_SignDesc1&lang=en-CA&Sp=C&topnav=

or

http://www.costco.ca/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=1034052...|79&N=4008694&Mo=8&No=0&Nr=P_CatalogName:BCCA&cat=2190&Ns=P_Price|1||P_SignDesc1&lang=en-CA&Sp=C&topnav=

!