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BADA BING!. . .RCA RTD120 Home Theater System $49.97 @ RadioShack (in-store only)
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: April 06, 2006 02:18PM
RCA RTD120 Home Theater System $49.97 @ RadioShack (in-store only)


If you just want a basic home theater system. . .maybe?. . .just don't expect uber greatness from it. . .

Also if you get the Entertainment book, there is a $10 dollar off RadioShack coupon that would make this $39.97.


You can check inventory online (only one store near me had it in stock.. . .but it is never accurate). . .better to call and search for it. . .

Reviews @ the RadioShack link AND Amazon link.


Put surround sound in a small space!
Add surround sound to your living room, bedroom or dorm room with this RCA® RTD120 home theater in a box system with DVD/CD player. System provides 100 watts total*, with five satellite speakers and a subwoofer. Progressive-scan DVD gives you the best possible picture and Dolby® Digital and Dolby Pro Logic® enhance audio quality.

100W system* gives your music and movies added depth and drama
Single-disc DVD player supports DVD, CD, CD-R/RW, VCD/S-VCD, MP3 and MP3PRO CDs and more
Digital Cinema and Video Mode Progressive Scan provides reduces scan lines for a sharper image

What's in the box
Main Unit DVD Player (1)
Subwoofer (1)
Satellite Speakers (5)
Remote Control (1)
AAA Batteries (2)
Video Cable (1)
Owner's Manual


RCA RTD120 Home Theater System $49.97 @ RadioShack


Amazon has the same system for $125.63

Same system @ Amazon for $125.63





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Re: BADA BING!. . .RCA RTD120 Home Theater System $49.97 @ RadioShack (in-store only)
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: April 06, 2006 02:23PM
That would make a good cheap 5.1 gaming system for a computer. smiling smiley



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Re: BADA BING!. . .RCA RTD120 Home Theater System $49.97 @ RadioShack (in-store only)
Posted by: BernDog
Date: April 06, 2006 02:45PM
Filliam H. Muffman Wrote:
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> That would make a good cheap 5.1 gaming system for
> a computer.


Recommended it to my dad for use as computer speakers already. He wanted something in the $50 range that would sound ok for iTunes playback in the office. He's got some junky 10-year-old Gateway speakers now.

He would probably only use it as 2.1, but at that price it's gotta blow away any $50 2.1 computer speaker system out there (if I'm wrong and anyone's got a good tip on this, let me know). Plus he won't have hardly as much hassle as he does now when he occasionally hooks up his turntable to his mac.

Thanks, Newt!
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Re: BADA BING!. . .RCA RTD120 Home Theater System $49.97 @ RadioShack (in-store only)
Posted by: Mike Johnson
Date: April 06, 2006 03:17PM
I may go pick up a couple for use come Halloween. Thank you, Newt!
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Re: BADA BING!. . .RCA RTD120 Home Theater System $49.97 @ RadioShack (in-store only)
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: April 06, 2006 05:03PM
Looks hard to go wrong at that price.


WAIT.... where's the TV? What a GYP!
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Re: BADA BING!. . .RCA RTD120 Home Theater System $49.97 @ RadioShack (in-store only)
Posted by: chopper
Date: April 06, 2006 09:19PM
How do you use this with a G4 tower? I do need some speaks and etc for my office but "Video Cable (1)" ... is that the only way to connect this?

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Re: BADA BING!. . .RCA RTD120 Home Theater System $49.97 @ RadioShack (in-store only)
Posted by: BernDog
Date: April 06, 2006 09:21PM
I haven't seen it in person yet, but my dad bought one and tried hooking it up to his computer. I was going to have him buy a usb/optical converter to do full digital 5.1 surround, but it does not have any digital inputs. I then got a little curious and looked for reviews. This is the only one I could find:

[www.epinions.com]

Apparently, it will only do L/R/sub with external sources. Quite the POS if you ask me. I'll do more checking when I see it in person, but in the meantime, be forewarned if purchasing for use with a 'puter or other external source. For use with the built-in dvd player, I'm guessing it would be fine. You know what they say when you assume.

Also, I guess the volume is pretty soft. Yes, I know it's a $50 system, but I guess it's not even as loud as my dad's crappy old stereo computer speakers. He has not been able to hook it up to a tv to access the onscreen display yet. Possibly there is a way to increase the max output, but not sure yet.

Edit:
Chopper,

I posted this, and then came back to the thread to see your recent post. The video cable is s-video. Won't do you any good with your tower. If I find out this system ends up working ok with a computer, I'll post back here again. Might not be for a few days, though. For right now, it looks like the prognosis is negative.

I'm guessing other similar systems would work, though. Just make sure they have an optical audio input. Then get a converter like I mentioned above and all should be right with the world (I think).

Here's an example of the usb converter:

[www.bestbuy.com]

It says Windows only, but I read on another site (sorry, no link) that it works just fine with a Mac. The software that comes with it is Windows, but I guess you don't need it.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 04/06/2006 09:30PM by BernDog.
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Re: BADA BING!. . .RCA RTD120 Home Theater System $49.97 @ RadioShack (in-store only)
Posted by: chopper
Date: April 07, 2006 09:54AM
Thanks. I'll hold off.

I guess some actual Apple USB speaks would be the easiest?
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