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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-25-2009, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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Is this a decent buy?

I've been looking for a little home theater system and found this. Now I've got a 675 sq ft apartment, so I don't anything super expensive. Hell I don't even watch much TV as it is. Curious if this is decent price for what it is...

http://www.ecost.com/Detail.aspx?edp=43018358

JVC THG40 DVD Digital Theater System w/ iPod Connection
Features Dolby Digital/DTS/Dolby Pro Logic II Decoders
1,000W Total Power
Plays DVD-Video, DVD-RW/-R, DVD+R DL, +RW/+R, and MP3/WMA/JPEG
Progressive Scan Output
HDMI Output
Component Video Output
Digital Audio Input (Optical)
HDMI Connection with 1080p/720p Up-Conversion
Terminal for iPod (Docking Station Included)
1,000W High Power
Progressive Scan Output
Wall-Mountable Front/Center/Surround Speakers
7-1/8" (18cm) Subwoofer

Specifications

CENTER UNIT
Tray Mechanism 1-Disc, 1-Tray
Power Output Total Power (RMS) 1,000W
Front 155 watts per channel, min. RMS, driven into 4 ohms at 1kHz, with no more than 10% total harmonic distortion
Center 155 watts, min. RMS, driven into 4 ohms at 1kHz, with no more than 10% total harmonic distortion
Surround 155 watts per channel, min. RMS, driven into 4 ohms at 1kHz, with no more than 10% total harmonic distortion
Subwoofer 225 watts, min. RMS, driven into 3 ohms at 100Hz, with no more than 10% total harmonic distortion

Progressive Scan Output Yes
Display Dimmer Yes
On-Screen Language English/ Spanish/ French
Terminals Analog (RCA) Audio In/Out: Yes (Front x 1, Rear x 1)/-
Digital (Optical) Audio In/Out: Yes/-
Composite Video In/Out: -/Yes
Component Video Out: Yes
HDMI Digital In/Out: -/Yes (1080p/720p Up-Conversion)
Connection for iPod: Yes (Audio) (Docking Station Included)

Decoder/Circuitry Dolby Digital Decoder: Yes
DTS Decoder: Yes
Dolby Pro Logic II Decoder: Yes
Video D/A Converter: 24-bit/148MHz
Audio D/A Converter: 192kHz/24-bit
DSP Sound Mode: Yes

Tuner Band: FM
Number of Presets: 50 Random

Sleep Timer Yes
Remote Control Unit Yes
Playable Formats DVD-Video: Yes
DVD-RW: Yes (Video)
DVD-R: Yes (VR/Video)
DVD+R DL: Yes
+RW / +R (Video Format): Yes (Video)/Yes (Video)
CD / CD-R/RW: Yes/Yes
MP3: Yes (CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW)
WMA: Yes (CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW)
JPEG Digital Still: Yes (CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW)

Horizontal Resolution Approx. 500 Lines
Playable System PAL/NTSC
PAL Playback on NTSC TV Yes
DVD Variable Search (Forward/Reverse): Yes
Variable Slow (Forward/Reverse): Yes
Resume Function:Yes

Connection for iPod Power Supply: Yes
iPod Docking Station Included: Yes

Video Output Signal Level Composite 1.0Vp-p/75 ohms
Component (Y) 1.0Vp-p/75 ohms
Component (Pb/Pr) 0.7Vp-p/75 ohms

Power Requirements AC 120V, 60Hz
Power Consumption Power On: 130W
Standby: 0.8W

Dimensions (W x H x D) 16-15/16 x 2-7/8 x 12-1/16 inches
Weight 8.6 lbs.

SUBWOOFER
Type 7-1/8" (18cm) Cone x 2, Bass-Reflex
Magnetically Shielded Semi-Shielded
Power Handling Capacity/Impedance Impedance 225W/3 ohms
Frequency Range 40Hz - 1,500Hz
Sound Pressure Level 80dB/W.m
Dimensions (W x H x D) 9-5/16 x 17-3/16 x 15-7/16 inches
Weight 16.8 inches

FRONT / CENTER / SURROUND SPEAKERS
Front Speakers (Magnetically Shielded) 1-Way, Bass-Reflex
Configuration 2-3/16
Wall-Mountable Yes
Power Handling Capacity/Impedance 155W/4 ohms
Frequency Range 100Hz - 20kHz
Sound Pressure Level 82dB/W.m
Dimensions (W x H x D inches) 4-5/8 x 8-5/16 x 4-3/8
Center Speaker (Magnetically Shielded)
Configuration 2-3/16
Wall-Moutable Yes
Power Handling Capacity/Impedance 155W/4 ohms
Frequency Range 80Hz - 18kHz
Sound Pressure Level 82dB/W.m
Dimensions (W x H x D inches) 11-13/16 x 4-9/16 x 4-3/8
Surround Speakers (Magnetically Shielded) 1-Way, Bass-Reflex
Configuration 2-3/16
Wall-Mountable Yes
Power Handling Capacity/Impedance 155W/4 ohms
Frequency Range 100Hz - 20kHz
Sound Pressure Level 82dB/W.m
Dimensions (W x H x D, inches) 4-5/8 x 8-5/16 x 4-3/8
Weight (lbs.) 2.0

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-26-2009, 07:15 AM
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It's not a bad deal for 150 dollars. An upconverting DVD player is 80 bucks or so by itslelf. My first set up was a home theater in a box. I learned a lot with it but soon grew frustrated with the limitations. I think you'll probably be disappointed with the sub woofer but hey, the whole thing is only 150 bucks.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-26-2009, 10:59 AM
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Not bad for the price. Not very many inputs, no HDMI input, so Blu Ray can not take full advantage of if the new sound formats (Tru HD, DTS HD, etc.) if you get a Blu Ray player.

I take it the "-" means it does NOT have it for the input/output based on location of the dash.


Analog (RCA) Audio In/Out: Yes (Front x 1, Rear x 1)/-
Digital (Optical) Audio In/Out: Yes/-
Composite Video In/Out: -/Yes
Component Video Out: Yes
HDMI Digital In/Out: -/Yes (1080p/720p Up-Conversion)
Connection for iPod: Yes (Audio) (Docking Station Included)

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