Amps and Receivers for Home Theatre System

By suby007
Dec 5, 2008
  1. Hi

    I'm planning on buying a good home theatre system(any recommendations).

    Anyways I wanna know should I buy a receiver or an amp to connect the home theatre to all my multimedia hardware(PS3, Projector , DVD, Blu ray)

    Also what is the difference between receiver and amp?

    Is it better if I have both a receiver and an amp?

  2. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    Well I can't recommend anything really because you haven't said what your budget is. The difference between a receiver and an amp is the receiver is both a tuner, preamp and an amplifier. While an amp is just an amp! If you decide to go the separates route, you will need a preamp to go with the amp. Personally I prefer to have separate components. On the other hand, your asking what the difference between the two components says very limited knowledge of HT. So I would recommend you go with a receiver.
  3. suby007

    suby007 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    So the receiver will work for PS3 and DVD player and TV, all of 'em?
  4. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    yes it will.


    hey there,
    i work as a computer tech and also install home theater systems. i would recommend getting a new yamaha or denon amp. yamaha's have great sound modes. both av receiver brands have 4 HDMI 1.3 input ports. then you could hook up a ps3, etc. both av receiver lines have multi zone amps which mean you can put speakers in other rooms or combine the main zone with zone 2 for dolby 7.1 or 7.2 surround sound. hope this helps, i can recommend specific models if you posted a price range.
  6. suby007

    suby007 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    So I wanna use a home theatre in Pakistan...we got 210/220 over there. Is a 110V -220V converter gonna work fine?

    Can you tell me some good home theater systems with a receiver for under $300?
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