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£300 Onkyo AVX-380 Home Cinema System

This DVD home cinema package offers a brilliant combination of up-to-date features and rock-solid performance. Pumping out 5.1 channels of finely calibrated surround sound. With three HDMI 1.4 inputs you also get a seamless, one-cable connection for all your high-definition sources such as your Blu-ray player, a gaming console, and a cable/satellite tuner. The total RMS power output for the system is 600W, the model

also supports DTS digital surround sound as well as Dolby Digital 5.1. Note that it doesn't come with a DVD player, the set includes only the receiver and six speakers. The AVX-380's receiver is the TX-SR308, Onkyo's entry level model for 2009. You can buy the bundle from Comet (opens in new tab) for only £300, a price that includes VAT and one year guarantee but excludes delivery.

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