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    Forum Regular BadAssJazz's Avatar
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    Feb 2005

    Pricewise, is now the best time to get into HT, or what?!?

    I've seen (online) 42" 1080p plasmas on sale for $600. BD players from $139, speaker packages for under $300 ... and Black Friday is still a week away. If you're looking for a new toy, something tells me this is the year to get it.
    *Panasonic 60" Plasma HDTV
    *Marantz AV7005
    *Marantz MM7055
    *Oppo Digital BDP-95
    *Silverline Audio Sonatina MK II
    *Silverline Center Stage
    *Silverline Audio SR11
    *SVS SB12

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    Forum Regular Woochifer's Avatar
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    You can say that for just about every holiday season.

    Last year, when my 50" Panny plasma went down to $1,400, that was my trigger point. This year's model is down to $1,100 and I've seen it discounted close to $1,000. That probably hits someone else's trigger point. It's a great time to upgrade the TV and video components. Of course, it will probably be a better time next year. HDTVs have rapidly become more commodified and the same thing has happened with Blu-ray players.

    The prices are tumbling on the video side, but I don't see nearly the same slippage on the audio side. In fact, I see the price points going up for things like speakers and HT receivers. Sure you can find lots of cheap stuff out there, but what's happening is manufacturers migrate their speaker and receiver models up to higher price points when they get improved, while introducing newer models to fill the former price points. The newer models are not necessarily comparable build quality or performance.
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    Paradigm Reference Studio 40, CC, and 20 v.2
    Adire Audio Rava (EQ: Behringer Feedback Destroyer DSP1124)
    Yamaha RX-A1030
    Dual CS5000 (Ortofon OM30 Super)
    Sony UBP-X800
    Sony Playstation 3 (MediaLink OS X Server)
    Sony ES SCD-C2000ES
    JVC HR-S3912U
    Directv HR44 and WVB
    Logitech Harmony 700
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    Tear it up

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    Forum Regular harley .guy07's Avatar
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    The way I feel about it is that there no perfect time to get into HT. Every year of so they change the formats or add Dolby or DTS codecs that you have to find a processor to decode if your processor,Receiver,or dvd,blue ray player don't and tv's are constantly being better and cheaper so I guess it depends on when you are ready to spend the money and start the rat race to try to keep up with the ever changing thing that is home theater. Its a constant battle with no end in sight.

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    Nu Force P8 Preamp (2 channel)
    Pass Labs X150.5(2 channel)
    Adcom 545 mk2 power amp(rear channel amp)
    Spatial Audio M3 Turbo S Mains Speakers
    Dayton 8" HO custom sealed subwoofer(2 channel)
    Yamaha NS-c444 center channel
    Emotiva ERD-1 surround speakers
    JBL e250p subwoofer highly modified
    Samsung 46" LED TV
    OPPO BDP-83 blue ray/multi format player
    ps-audio NuWave dac (2 channel)
    Dell I660 music server running fidelizer windows 8 audio optimizer
    PS Audio Quintet power center

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    Forum Regular winston's Avatar
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    mia fl
    Quote Originally Posted by BadAssJazz
    I've seen (online) 42" 1080p plasmas on sale for $600. BD players from $139, speaker packages for under $300 ... and Black Friday is still a week away. If you're looking for a new toy, something tells me this is the year to get it.
    you got that right "BAJ"

    Brands Mart USA" over here in Miami,West Palm Beach and Broward county' are having one of those ridiculous sale starting Sunday 11/22 through Tuesday 24 her es an example - Panasonic and Sharp AQUOS,42" Plasmas" All under 500. bucks; LG B270 BR PLAYER $88.88 and they have pallets of these things!! (they don't post prices on line you have to call) I got the flyer & news letter in my mail box .
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