Now that I have a LCD television and a PS3 home entertainment machine, all that is lacking in the collection is a proper sound system. Just out of curiousity, I checked out what models our local Carrefour had on promotion. Turns out that it is running a promotion on four home theatre systems that end tomorrow. I am not too worried about Carrefour prices because they tend to keep things low, even after their promotions end.
The model that attracted my eye is the HT554TM package that comes for just under RM1000 with the discount voucher.
It is a regular DVD player with an attached 5.1 surround sound system. It has up to 1080p HDMI output and a optical input. This is exactly the kind of device that I am looking for. It would allow me to watch my regular DVDs in high-definition on my television and it would allow me to experience proper 5.1 surround sound on both DVDs and Bluray movies. Nice! The PS3 comes with an optical audio output for full 5.1 surround sound. In addition, the device is from LG and comes with the SimpLink technology which would allow me to control the DVD player with the same remote that I use for controlling the television, which is a good thing.
Well, this is just a consideration and it is a good system at a reasonable price. I have not decided to get it yet. I will probably wait till early next year to get one. I have sort of busted my budget this month with all the PS3 games that I bought. I was kind of shocked when I received my credit card statement the other day. But it is nice to start looking around for a decent sound system. The next thing that I will have to do is to find a nice way to wire up the living room. There is an electrical shop near my place that sells the right kind of wires.