Home Theater System Set up

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  1. Mega-con

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    With all this next generation DVD talk... it made me wonder.

    Here is my set up.

    42" Pioneer Elite
    48AV Pioneer Elite DVD player
    91 Pioneer Elite Receiver
    Def Tech 800 bookshelf speakers
    Def Tech 1000 center
    Def Tech 1000 sub
    Monster cables

    What do you have?
     
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    Primus Beware, the modelers. Veteran

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    JVC 56" 1080p HD-ILA TV
    PS3 via HDMI
    Kenwood THX Receiver (6.1)
    Onkyo speakers
    wii(does that count)?
    Dish Network HD-DVR via HDMI
     
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    40" Samsung LCD HDTV
    Sony 5.1 Receiver
    Sony 5-Disc DVD Player w/progressive scan
    Bose surround sound speakers
    Comcast HD-DVR via HDMI
     
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    I have a 12 inch TV with a built in DVD player that doesn't work, and the sound running through an old pair of Marantz powered by an old 100 watt amplifier (I have no idea what brand name it is)

    I use this setup to watch VHS movies on a sony VCR I got at the junkyard, it eats tapes when you try to rewind it when its playing, and it ejects the tapes out so far, that they fall off the desk and onto the floor if you don't catch them.

    It was all free

    If I want the theater experience, I go to the theater :) 
     
  5. Gigatron_2005

    Gigatron_2005 President of Calendars

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    2 home theaters:

    main tv:
    40" 1080p Sony Bravia v2500
    Sony 5.1 receiver (soon to be upgraded with a newer model)
    Sony PS3, HDMI
    old Sony 5 disc DVD player
    Direct TV, no hd receiver yet. I hear that their hd receivers are not so great. :/

    Outdoor home theater:
    Epson 720p Powerlite Cinema 550
    92" Da Lite projection screen (dont remember the model)
    another Sony receiver and Sony 5 disc dvd player
     
  6. Mega-Prime

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    Display:

    - Panasonic PT-AE2000 Projector (... technically not yet, but will be getting it late December once the theatre room in the basement is finished.)

    Speakers

    - Front Speakers: Athena AS-F2.2 Towers
    - Center Speaker: Athena AS-C1.2
    - 2x sides/2x Rear: Athena Point 5 S.5
    - Sub: Athena AS-P4000 downfiring

    Receiver

    Pioneer 7.1 Channel VSX-1017TXV-K

    Players

    - Sony DVPCX995V 720p Upconverting 400 Disc Changer
    - Sony Playstation 3 for HD Blu-Ray movies
     
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    atlianz TFW2005 Supporter

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    My current setup includes a 42" Sony GWIII lcd, Denon receiver, custom built HtPC, Toshiba HD-A2 HD-DVD player, Sony PS3, Nintendo Wii with all speakers made by Klipsch including the sub.
     
  8. TonyzCustomz

    TonyzCustomz Am I doin it rite? TFW2005 Supporter

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    32" Sharp with Viper Engine
    7.1 Harmon/Kardon 1080p receiver
    5.1 Klipsch Reference floor standing speakers with down firing sub woofer.
    Monster Power 1600
    Time Warner HD box
    PS3 120 gig
    360 Elite
    Wii
    All connected using monster 1000 cables, cept wii of course.

    Pictures are louder than words though.:p 

    [​IMG]
     
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    original xbox playing through a 27" trinitron that must weigh 100-150 lbs.

    I long for the day I don't live in an apartment and have to worry about how much noise I make. I've got a HUGE stereo setup in storage :( 
     
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    32 inch Dell HD TV capable of upto 1080i
    Logitech Z-5500
    Xbox360, Core with 120GB, bought when launch premium Red ringed
    Cox HD DVR using HDMI input
    Nintendo Wii

    This is all in my bed room, I'll get some pics tomorrow if I have time. Pretty much it was all stratigec requests for birthday/ xmas things. HDTV instead of car for 16th, Logitech was from 17th and that my mom had left over money from settlement after a guy reended her car, orignal 360 from Xmas 05(replacement thanks to her milage due to her working for a job that requires her to drive her car all over the state and her being extremly nice. Wii, Xmas 06 and HD DVR was because I watch the digital channels often.
     
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    Whole setup.

    Onkyo SR-305 Receiver

    Onkyo Upscanning DVD player

    Sanyo 30" CRT HDTV

    Yamaha 5.1 Speakers

    Xbox 360

    Nintendo Wii

    PS2
     
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    20" JVC I'Art AV20F703 CRT
    Toshiba SD-3960 Digital Video Disc player

    That is all.
     
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    Bedroom
    Sony 30xs955
    Toshiba HD A-2
    HTPC (networked to 500 HD movies)
    linked to 400 disc DVD changer via Control4 Home automation
    ERA Speakers (D5x3 and sub10)

    basement
    Sony 30xs955
    Onix Rockets (RS550x2, rsc200, rss300x2) UFW-10
    HTPC (linked also)
    Sony777 (400 dvd changer linked thru house)
    Dish 211
    Toshiba XA1
    Optoma HD70

    Kitchen
    Westinghouse 22"
    HTPC (remote location that is networked)

    Also control of IP based cameras and lighting thru Control4. Should mention that all of my stuff listed is control with Control4.
     
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    Dude, that projector is nice. Installed one the other day with a similar set up, except the guy had MartinLogan speakers. :thumb 
     
  16. Mega-Prime

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    Oh yeah!, it's by far the best bang for your buck.

    If all goes according to plan, I'm gonna stretch that sucker out to a 150". :thumb 

    Just need to get some screen material with a high enough gain.
     
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    Make sure you can properly mount the projector to mate with the screen. High /retroflective screens tend to be more picky about how you mount.
     
  18. Mega-Prime

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    Tell me about it...

    This is going to be my 2nd Home Theater setup with a projector... I'm hoping it'll go as smoothly as the first one.

    I should be ok though, the mount I'm using is a Sanus VMPR1 with tilt & swivel adjustments. Add to that the crazy lens shift capability, (3 full picture heights & almost 2 full picture widths)... Hell, I should be able to mount the thing just about anywhere as long as it's pointing in the right direction. :p 
     

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