Hey, Brutal or Method (or whoever else knows there stuff). Got a 46" Series 6 Samsung LCD earlier in the year, and still don't have any speakers for them. The sound is even worse, because they are at the back of the TV.
Anyways, I'm thinking about getting surround 5.1. I also have a Samsung blu ray player that I got with a promotion with the TV, and I also have another DVD recorder that I use to record my stuff. That's all I run, if I need the VHS to watch something or transfer stuff to DVD I pull it out, but that's basically all I have.
I don't really want 7.1 as I'm not hugely into surround like you guys, just want a better sound.
But my main concern was that I wanted to know if I can run all my speakers and do everything from my dvd recorder or my blu ray player? I only want to do this, because the tv stand only has a compartment for 2 of my units and they are being used by (dvd recorder and cable tv in one and blu ray player in the other). It's just that if I use an amp, I have no where logically to put it and it will look like garbage and out of place. But I asked a guy at the store, but he said they aren't made for it and the component will end up dying, and that I should use an amp. I wasn't sure if he was just telling me this to make a sale or being honest, but what do you guys suggest? If an amp is essential, I suppose I will have to try find a way, but it's just really inconvenient.
What are good brands to look for and to avoid?