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scooterman Dec 16, 2004 04:45 PM

2 more projector pics

James Crivellone Dec 16, 2004 11:49 PM

Here is my living room

Onkyo 6.1 Reciever
Onkyo Surround Rears
Onkyo rear center
Onkyo front center
Polk R30 Fronts
Onkyo 10inch Sub
Toshiba 27inch Flatscreen TV
Toshiba Progressive Scan DVD Player
Pelican Video/Audio/everything switchbox thingydo
Apple Airport Express (for connecting my computers to the system via itunes)
MSFT Xbox Rev 1.0
Sony Playstation 2 Slim
Sony VCR soon to be replaced by an older Hitachi Professional VCR.
Motorola 80GB DVR/Digital TV/HDTV Tuner

All the above (minus the VCR) is connected via optical audio, and component video.

My Main Entryway Stereo is my pride and joy, sadly the poweramp is currently non functional, the speaker protection circuit is not kicking off allowing the amp to turn on, in January I will send it down to San Diego to my Marantz guy to have it repaired.

The story behind the system is that my dad purchased it when he was in college back in the 70's and it was his big toy of the time, he bought the poweramp, preamp, tuner, and turntable brand new for over 2000 dollars back in the 70's, his friends then bought a pair of Klipsh cornerhorn speakers (still trying to track these down) and they rocked all the time with it. When my dad married my mom the system powered the house speaker system, about 10 years ago the preamp blew out its right channel, at that point (THANK GOD) my dad tossed the system in the closet until I picked it up about 8 months ago. The Marantz 3800 Preamp is the best 2 channel preamp that marantz made in the 70's, and is very VERY hard to find parts for, it took over a month for my marantz guy to find another op amp for it, he finally found the part and was able to restore the 3800 Preamp to its original condition. When you crank this thing with any piece of vinyl, it shakes the house with clarity, and simply amazes people on how fantastic it sounds. This is by far my favorite stereo.

Anyway the specs on it are

Marantz 3800 Pre Amp
Marantz 250M Power Amplifier
Marantz 6170 Turntable
Marantz 2020 Tuner
Fisher Speakers
Early 90's Generation 1 Fisher CD Player
Monster Reference Audio Cables.

Pictures of that system

Now my bedroom system is just a pieced together one, built out of spare parts, but late at night when I plug my laptop into it to watch Top Gear, or divx or anything else it is great


Old cheap 5.1 Sony Reciever
12inch Sony Sub
Onkyo Fronts
Center is a Z-560 Logitech Satellite
Rears are old Panasonic speakers from a shelf system
Cheap Apex dvd Player hacked for Region Free
Motorola Digital Cable Box
Infocus LCD Projector
Old Film Camera Screen
Dell Inspiron 8200 running Slackware 10 for multimedia stuff


anyway that is my collection, it all works very well, in the next 6 months I plan on picking up a 42inch Samsung LCD rear projection hdtv though, I want something a tad sharper

**G.I.BRO** Dec 16, 2004 11:59 PM

53" Panny.
Pics ill get pics sometime tomorrow. Batteries are dead.

Firestar_3x Dec 17, 2004 09:19 AM


Originally Posted by **G.I.BRO**
53" Panny.
Pics ill get pics sometime tomorrow. Batteries are dead.

Swap ya..... :bleh:

Which model is it i've not really looked at the rest of the panasonic range

lrock59040 Dec 17, 2004 11:09 AM

Front: Onix Rocket rs750's
Center: Onix rocket rsc200
Rear: onix rocket rs150
Subwoofer: Svs pb1-isd
Receiver: Marantz sr6300
Cd player: rotel rcd-951
dvd player: marantz dv4300
Tv:36" Toshiba (soon to be 51" Magnavox 51mp392h)

exitwound Dec 17, 2004 11:58 AM

HTPC Components
ASUS A7n8X Deluxe
ATi Radeon 9550 VIVO with ATI Component Dongle
Antec 300W PSU
SoundBlaster Live! 4channel
TEAC DW-548D Combo Drive 16xDVD 48x24x48
Maxtor 10GB ATA drive
PowerDVD I think. Forget which one of the suites I'm using.
BTC Wireless Keyboard/Mouse combo

Theatre Components
Sony Pro-Logic Receiver
Fisher Generic Receiver
4 Front 15" Fisher Speakers
2 Rear 12" Fisher Speakers
1 Centre Yamaha 2x6" Speaker
65" Mitsubishi HDTV WS-65313

gmontem Dec 17, 2004 05:35 PM

Yay someone has Onix Rockets. I should get my RS850s, RSC200, and RSS300 next week. :)

**G.I.BRO** Dec 17, 2004 05:44 PM


Originally Posted by Firestar_3x
Swap ya..... :bleh:

Which model is it i've not really looked at the rest of the panasonic range

THis is the model i have...
Panasonic PS53WX54 53" HDTV Digital Widescreen TV

No HT setup as of yet... i want to, tho that means ill have to move my system from downstairs in the basement, to the living room. Dont want to do that. I dont use the TV for much other than watching movies. I use my system more as i listen to music in my space down here.

Im looking for a good deal on the HK reciever and such. IF im gonna do it, im gonna take my time and do it right.

HiThere Dec 18, 2004 08:43 PM

Justincredible, your DVD collection rules. :drool:

I could spend weeks....

**G.I.BRO** Dec 18, 2004 10:11 PM

Heres a shotty pic of it.

slick Dec 18, 2004 10:35 PM


Originally Posted by **G.I.BRO**
Heres a shotty pic of it.

that looks nice, i really like your living room :)

damn i wish i bought a widescreen tv.

slick Dec 18, 2004 10:40 PM

alright, here are some pics, they are not all that great, but its what i have (too lazy to re take them):

here is the av/game rack:

this is the tv and the center channel:

here is my dvd rack, i made it myself out of oak, its not done, but its not built well, if you notice that rack second to the bottom, its sagging from all the weight, but it will work since it only cost me $30 in materials (that includes the stain i have for it:

here are the rest of the speakers, they are on "shelves" that i bought pre made, they work, so i will also finish sanding and staining them, they are made from pine:

and finally, the velodyne spl 800 sub, i love this little beast, 8" driver with a 1000watt amp :) :

Justin Credible Dec 18, 2004 11:08 PM


Originally Posted by **G.I.BRO**

very nice :)

The_Riddla Dec 19, 2004 12:08 AM

i once had a pic of me projecting (with my projector) porn, outside my window, onto my neighbors white house.. lemme see if i can find it

**G.I.BRO** Dec 19, 2004 10:14 AM

Thanks guys,

LOL @ Rid.
A house down the street has movie nights during the summer. He brings out this projo, and uses his garage as the screen. Its kinda cool because people come around and watch the movie from his driveway. Keeps the kds outta touble! :)

FuSi0N Dec 22, 2004 06:54 PM

Draco [BDS] Dec 22, 2004 07:40 PM

SOOOOO glad to see this forum!!

My setup:

Boxlight SE2HD (Sanyo Z2 clone) front PJ
Front speakers - Energy XL-150
Center speaker - Energy XC-100
Rears - Energy Take 2.2's
Sub - Energy S8
Pioneer VSX-D912K

http://www.intervocative.com/dvdcollection.aspx/Draco - I think that link will work for showing my DVD collection..... unfortunately its not up to date and after christmas I'm sure there will be many more.

Right now my PJ is projecting a 75" screen (16x9). Am likely gonna get Bell ExpressVu's HD service soon. Thought I saw someone saying that they are going rear projection because their PJ isnt sharp enough? Before you do that take a look at the new PJ's, if you still think RP is sharper then go for it.

I'd take pics but to be honest I threw everything up and never got around to doing the finishing touches (holy crap that was almost exactly a year ago!).

hobs0n Dec 23, 2004 06:51 AM


Originally Posted by **G.I.BRO**

Is that a real stone wall? Even if itsnt, nice to see that someone appreciates stonework :up:

painkiller Dec 25, 2004 10:10 PM

Ok here is what I have:
Yamaha RX-V596RDS (5.1)
4xWharfedale 8.1, Eltax AV80 center and 10" Audio Pro Ace Bass
and the heart of my HT :) is my HTPC cased in Coolermaster ATC-620
Powered by A64 2800+ and for video and digital audio output I use
Sigam Designs Xcard paired with TVedia software (http://www.8dim.com/)
TV Thomson 28" widescreen (sadly broken at this moment).

and here is a pic oh my speaker stands:

More pics coming later

HybridHB Dec 26, 2004 02:00 AM

You giys have some nice setups. Im still working on mine but i just got JVC's D-ILA 52" hdtv. The audio is next but ill probably end up with a denon reciever, axiom speakers, and an adire sub.

Dynamike Dec 26, 2004 04:00 PM

this is mine..




i also had a Sharp projector, but i sold it on.. i use the rest most for music true my computer.

for the rest i have diff surround speakers (Magnat)

**G.I.BRO** Dec 27, 2004 01:03 AM

Its real stone yo!

Originally Posted by hobs0n
Is that a real stone wall? Even if itsnt, nice to see that someone appreciates stonework :up:

hobs0n Dec 27, 2004 02:13 PM


Originally Posted by **G.I.BRO**
Its real stone yo!

AAH Hella nice :drool: You the man! :D

**G.I.BRO** Dec 27, 2004 03:27 PM

The stone:

Another shot of the room. A little better than before:

hobs0n Dec 27, 2004 05:20 PM

Ah that is one kickass living room Gibro :up:

Dred Dec 28, 2004 12:47 PM

My HT that I have owned since 2001.

65 inch Mits HDTV

Outlaw Audio 1050 Receiver

JVC XV-D723GD DVD-A Progressive Scan (Still one of the best Progressive scan pictures out)

Speakers: Acoustic Research
Center: http://www.avguide.com/product/Speakers/Center_Speakers_(center_channel)/Acoustic_Research_/SC2/1689.jsp
Fronts and rears:4 AR S10s http://www.cybertheater.com/acoustic...ker/index.html


I had the MIts TV prefessionally calibrated ($600.00) The guy flew in to my city just to do calibrations. It makes the TV much better.

When getting HDTV get the largest that you can afford and that your room supports.
Its actually easier getting a 65 inch into a housve vs a 55 or 42. The larger TVs break into two pieces while most 55s and smaller are one piece cabnets.

In the end the picture I get with a good DVD is Film quality. No pixels, no jaggies. In some case better than film. Sometimes in movie theaters the picture is slightly out of focus, not so with a calibrated HDTV and a good qaulity DVD.

The best parts of the system are the TV , SUB and receiver.

I would highly recommend checking out outlaw audio receivers and SVS subs. SVS beats up on velodynes big time. They look goofy but the sound is amazing.

If you get a HDTV don't just buy any old prgressive scan DVD player. There is a big difference in picture quality on a larger HDTV. I tried some of the newer 150.00 DVD players and found that the JVC still has a superior progressive scan picture.

If you can find an older Panasonic DVD-CP72S, grab it. It has a great picture, better than the newer ones.

The JVC does have some weakness though. Its non progressive video mode picture is a bit soft for my liking. Most all DVDs today will play in its film progressive mode, that picture is fantastic.

My AR speakers are just mid grade. But the sub and reciever make them sound sound better than midgrade.

I would say you can skimp a little on speakers as long as you don't get tiny satillites. They all sound like crap unless you pay some money. Its hard to make tiny speakers sound as full as a larger bookself speaker.

Don't skimp on the reciever. A good one will make any spearker sound better.

My buddy just purchased a DLP based HDTV. For TV shows it has a better/brighter picture than my MITS. But.... With a progressive scan DVD my older MITs still looks better, more like real film. LCD, Plasma and DLP still have problems with the grey scale and keeping blacks true to the what the director intended.

Boinger Jan 5, 2005 07:30 AM

Klipsch for me
I have

Klipsch reference series speakers
RF-5 the full set for a 6.1 setup
teh 15" dual coned sub from klipsh i forget the model number
a mistubishi diamond 65" hdtv
a denon 3802 amp
gateway connected dvd player (kinda ok but it lets me get all moveis and pics and music from my pc)
and of course hdtv =P

o i am prob gonna be upgrading to the Aragon seperate proc and amplifier soon

deftonespoop Jan 5, 2005 08:21 AM



gillam Jan 6, 2005 08:42 AM

GIBRO, I have that TV also. Really enjoy HDTV and DVD on it.

Have mine in corner like you do too, heh. Makes cabinet kinda seem smaller that way doesn't it? ;)

SquireSCA Jan 6, 2005 09:54 AM


About halfway down the list of pics, are the HT pics.

Daewoo 42" EDTV Plasma
Logitech Z680 THX
Philips Progressive Scan DVD componant output
Soltek QBIC SFF rig w 2.4Ghz, 512MB RAM, 120GB HD, DVD burner, FX5200, wireless G, and RF keyboard and mouse.

I also have DirecTV. The SFF PC lets me pump a 4,500 song playlist of MP3's into the sound system, and let's me display hundreds of TV shows and internet on the plasma...

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