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slick Dec 12, 2004 06:31 PM

Whats your HT rig?... (pics please)
 
awesome forum btw :)

so, what you got? pics would be nice also if you have them, i dont have any but this is what i have currently:

Sony KV-27HS420 27" HDTV
Marantz DV6400 DVD-A/SACD Player
Marantz SR7500 AVR
B&W 601 S3 Front
B&W LCR60 S3 Center
B&W DM600 S3 Surround
Velodyne SPL800-II 8" subwoofer

i think i'm going to wait until HDTV's become more standard before i upgrade mine, its serving me well right now though.

Justin Credible Dec 12, 2004 06:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slick
awesome forum btw :)

so, what you got? pics would be nice also if you have them, i dont have any but this is what i have currently:

Sony KV-27HS420 27" HDTV
Marantz DV6400 DVD-A/SACD Player
Marantz SR7500 AVR
B&W 601 S3 Front
B&W LCR60 S3 Center
B&W DM600 S3 Surround
Velodyne SPL800-II 8" subwoofer

i think i'm going to wait until HDTV's become more standard before i upgrade mine, its serving me well right now though.


nice sub... i have the velodyne cht-10 10" sub and it is the best thing I've ever bought

DeathKnight Dec 12, 2004 07:51 PM

- Samsung TXN2745FP 27" EDTV (hacked into an HDTV)
- Pioneer VSX-D912K A/V receiver
- JBL EC35 center
- 4 JBL N24II's (fronts, rears)
- Dayton "Tiny Mighty II" 10" PE sub (superb price/performance... useable output to 25Hz)
- Panasonic S35S progressive scan DVD player
- Samsung SIR-T451 OTA HDTV receiver


slick Dec 12, 2004 08:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Justin Credible
nice sub... i have the velodyne cht-10 10" sub and it is the best thing I've ever bought

mine was to, you dont know what you are missing until you get a sub.

what else you got? you are obviously a man with taste :)

slick Dec 12, 2004 08:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DeathKnight
- Samsung TXN2745FP 27" EDTV (hacked into an HDTV)
- Pioneer VSX-D912K A/V receiver
- JBL EC35 center
- 4 JBL N24II's (fronts, rears)
- Dayton "Tiny Mighty II" 10" PE sub (superb price/performance... useable output to 25Hz)
- Panasonic S35S progressive scan DVD player
- Samsung SIR-T451 OTA HDTV receiver


hacked an EDTV to an HDTV, never heard of that, but it sounds freaking cool.

how do you like those JBL speakers? my sister might get some since they are right in her budget.

Ne0Griever Dec 12, 2004 08:27 PM

Man all that is like a couple grand right there.

DeathKnight Dec 12, 2004 08:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slick
hacked an EDTV to an HDTV, never heard of that, but it sounds freaking cool.

how do you like those JBL speakers? my sister might get some since they are right in her budget.

Yeah, being able to hack it into an HDTV through the service menu was the major selling point for me. I did my homework beforehand ;) Samsung figured out people were doing it however and made a revision (completely changed around the service menu as well). All the models made after Sept. '03 were revised. You can't find these original sets anymore.

The JBL's are really nice. The Northridge (N and E) series has a great price/performance ratio. Excellent highs and super clear midrange (if she goes for the E series she'll definately want the EC35 center over the EC25). Lows go to around 75-80Hz with my particular speakers. A subwoofer is a must though to flesh out the lowend. Seeing as how she's on a budget I'd recommend the same sub I have. It's on sale right now. Not a looker but it sure gets the job done. You really have to hear it to be convinced that you get get that kind of bang for your buck.

As far as my total system price goes, I'd estimate it at around $1800-$2000. Worth every penny.

slick Dec 12, 2004 09:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DeathKnight
Yeah, being able to hack it into an HDTV through the service menu was the major selling point for me. I did my homework beforehand ;) Samsung figured out people were doing it however and made a revision (completely changed around the service menu as well). All the models made after Sept. '03 were revised. You can't find these original sets anymore.

The JBL's are really nice. The Northridge (N and E) series has a great price/performance ratio. Excellent highs and super clear midrange (if she goes for the E series she'll definately want the EC35 center over the EC25). Lows go to around 75-80Hz with my particular speakers. A subwoofer is a must though to flesh out the lowend. Seeing as how she's on a budget I'd recommend the same sub I have. It's on sale right now. Not a looker but it sure gets the job done. You really have to hear it to be convinced that you get get that kind of bang for your buck.

As far as my total system price goes, I'd estimate it at around $1800-$2000. Worth every penny.

man, thats just cool, hacking a tv to HDTV, too bad samsung fixed it. i wonder how i can get into my service menu?

thanks for the suggestion on the sub, i think she will hold off on the sub and go with towers or something, unlike me, she likes her neighbors, lol.

i figure that all of my stuff cost me $4k or so, so sad how fast that stuff adds up (was going for a simple hifi system and ended up with all the above, i'm messed up).

Alpha Dec 12, 2004 09:27 PM

Here's my setup. I'm still stuck in the basement because my dad is too cheap to recarpet my computer room after I tore it up and repainted :(



remotes are sitting on top of my pc case and monitor is to the left.

TV is hooked up with ATI component adapter and I have component for gamecube and xbox too obviously :)

slick Dec 12, 2004 09:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alpha
Here's my setup. I'm still stuck in the basement because my dad is too cheap to recarpet my computer room after I tore it up and repainted :(



remotes are sitting on top of my pc case and monitor is to the left.

TV is hooked up with ATI component adapter and I have component for gamecube and xbox too obviously :)

nice stuff man. what kind of speakers are those?

also, how is that center staying on top of the TV, is the top flat or is there a trick to it?

Alpha Dec 12, 2004 09:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slick
nice stuff man. what kind of speakers are those?

also, how is that center staying on top of the TV, is the top flat or is there a trick to it?

Theres like 4" or so of flatness on top so the speaker rests fine.

The speakers are cheap quest qt66 left/right and ive got quest center and rears but I forget their model#s. I bought tv,receiver,speakers all at once and I'm a college student so I couldn't really afford the best speakers :) These babies still sound good though.

Also, I took back the dvd player since my PC plays dvds and more (and still digital sound) and got myself a satellite receiver instead.

slick Dec 12, 2004 10:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alpha
Theres like 4" or so of flatness on top so the speaker rests fine.

The speakers are cheap quest qt66 left/right and ive got quest center and rears but I forget their model#s. I bought tv,receiver,speakers all at once and I'm a college student so I couldn't really afford the best speakers :) These babies still sound good though.

Also, I took back the dvd player since my PC plays dvds and more (and still digital sound) and got myself a satellite receiver instead.

lucky, i dont have a single flat spot on top of my tv, been waiting for a local shop to get a Sanus tv top shelf in stock, that will solve my problems.

nice stuff though, i kinda wish i got a widescreen tv, all my dvd's are WS and with 720p and 1080i being widescreen resolutions, its only natural. oh well, live and learn.

Stemcell Dec 12, 2004 10:43 PM

I have two, the one in bedroom started out basic with a 7500 AIW and old PC with a stereo receiver and as my leftovers got better it ended up an actual 5.1 setup.

Main HT

HTPC:
Asus K8V
AMD 64 3200+
768MB DDR 3200
2X Seagate 200MB EIDE drive
Pioneer 106 DVD -R/+R
Liteon DVD ROM/CDRW
AIW 9700 Creative Audigy 2 ZS
Antec Overture HTPC case
Zalman Reserator with CPU and GPU blocks

Non PC hardware:

Denon AVR3801
Panasonic 5 Disc changer (DVD Audio capable but connected via optical digital so not used for DVD Audio)
Toshiba SACD/DVD Audio 5 disc changer (used only for audio, the unit is a peice of crap but has great sound and was inexpensive)
ancient Technics 60 disc CD changer
4 JBL HLS 610s and HLS center, Infinity 10" powered sub, Sony 12" powered sub ( the Infinity is okay, the Sony was a pretty budget unit but together after a lot of adjusting they sound fine, I love the JBL HLS speakers with all my heart, haven't given a thought to upgrading speakers since I got them years ago)
Zenith 27" HDTV (I want a big screen dammit!)

Pretty happy with the setup except I want a big screen and the crap Guide+ software ruins how nice the MMC updates have been. I have been dealing with the Guide+ disappearing cursor bug since my AIW 7500 in many different boxes and finally have come to the conclusion that I will never buy another AIW no matter how much I like the hardware, tried every fix and always keep my software and drivers up to date and for three years the bug just keeps coming. . :mad:
I watch DVDs almost exclusively from the HTPC, I use the 5 Disc Panasonic for TV series discs and the Toshiba for Audio. With the Reserator my HTPC is inaudible, a goal that took a bit of effort to attain, every silent air-cooling solution I tried ran too hot in the cramped Antec HTPC case, it was fine with air cooling and my original P4 2.4 but it wouldn’t handle low noise/silent air cooling at all with a P4 3.0 533MHz FSB Northwood and was only a bit better with the A64.

Bedroom HT

HTPC:

ASUS P4TE
P4 2.4 @ 2.67
512MB RDRAM
2x 200MB Seagate EIDE drives (have become a big fan of Seagate, 5 year warranty too)
Pioneer 106 DVD -R/+RW
Samsung DVD ROM/CDRW
ATI 9700 Pro, Audigy 2
Hauppauge blackbird tuner card with Sage TV (bought as bundle)
Coolermaster Aluminum case

Non PC hardware:

Sony STR-DE897 Receiver (pretty happy with this under 300 dollar unit, has two sets of Analog-ins so I can connect both the Pioneer and HTPC via analog for 5.1 audio formats and proper use of Audigy 2)
Pioneer DV-563A DVD Audio/SACD (very nice budget unit IMO)
Very old but still loved Polk mini-monitors Front L/R, Polk CS1 Center, Wharfedale Bipole surrounds, 2 slaved Klipsch SWS subs

Walmart special Toshiba 20" "normal" TV

Heh, I love my bedroom rig, having surround for the bed is pretty nice, couldn't be more pleased with the Sage TV/tuner card combo, it feels and works like a TIVO is connected to my TV not a PC, all works without fuss from my universal remote. The PC is leftovers from my old main PC and feel it is kind of a waste of a still decent PC as it really is rarely used for anything but recording and watching broadcasts. If/when I ever manage a big screen for my main HT, I will put the HDTV in the bedroom. Setup is used a lot for SACD/DVD audio playback, has a decent sound.

solofortne Dec 13, 2004 12:40 AM

Samsung TXN2745FP 27" EDTV (can't unlock 1080i because I have a newer one)
Sony STR-K750P 5.1 receiver





The speakers aren't the biggest but the room is so small that it doesn't matter. Surround games and movies sound awesome.




VW_Factor Dec 13, 2004 11:29 AM

Post your HT setup (or whatever you have)
 



Firestar_3x Dec 13, 2004 01:52 PM









Sorry for the poor quality, equipment is in sig.

tristancarton Dec 13, 2004 01:55 PM

nice setups. but firstar you know you have your sub on top of a dresser of some sort? as well as the port is being blocked by the vertical ps2? (doesn't your dresser/armoise/furniture as well as your ps2 rattle when watching films)

Firestar_3x Dec 13, 2004 02:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tristancarton
nice setups. but firstar you know you have your sub on top of a dresser of some sort? as well as the port is being blocked by the vertical ps2? (doesn't your dresser/armoise/furniture as well as your ps2 rattle when watching films)

During normal listening i get no problems, the PS2 is just a smidge infront of the sub port i've also got rubber feet on the bottom to avoid rattle, the wardrobe is as solid as a rock. However i do admit when cranked up 3/4 some things do start to rattle, but thats no problem cause i'm 2 frightened of playing it mega loud, i'm on my 3rd set of Z680's and have finally found a solid set that i don't want to break just yet :)

Firestar_3x Dec 13, 2004 02:07 PM

Any chance of making this a sticky like the "Post Pics of your Rig" in General Hardware?

Good Job :up:

Justin Credible Dec 13, 2004 04:11 PM




Justin Credible Dec 13, 2004 04:14 PM

i'm planning on getting the denon avr-1705 reciever and a polk center. i have alot more dvd's but keep them at my girlfriends house cause it's boring over there.

VW_Factor Dec 13, 2004 04:35 PM

Heh..

I checked back to see if anyone responded to my thread, and then two threads got merged.. hehe..

Otherwise.. My stuff right now is my monitor, which is nice somewhat, but I'd like to have my monitor back.

Long story, but essentially I was borrowing my neighbors 19" CRT, until he had the money to fix his rig. Got it fixed last night, and now this is my monitor until I can purchace another, or get my other back from the other neighbors who put it in storage.

Db0y Dec 13, 2004 05:08 PM



My home theatre's in my room.

Energy e:xl-S12 Subwoofer 12”
Sony 27” FD Trinitron WEGA TV
Denon AVR-4802
Yamaha NS-A 505 Loud Speakers
Yamaha MS-A75 Surround Sound
Jamo Center 160
Xbox
GameCube

Planning to upgrade to hdtv soon when I have the money and room for it.

_leech_ Dec 13, 2004 06:40 PM

Damn, everyone has a better TV than me. I'm stuck with a 27" Magnavox from 8 years ago (or more). No flat screen, no digital comb filters, not even an S-Video input... :p

Ratchet Dec 13, 2004 08:40 PM

Here's mine. Slowly upgrading it as I get money to put towards it. I started out with a Home Theater in a Box from Yamaha that came with the receiver, sub, and speakers. I since added those floor speakers, also Yamaha, which were on sale at Futureshop last summer. Sound is decent, but I need more powerful surrounds and a better center.

The TV is a Sony 32" KV-32HS510 HDTV. It's got a DVI input on the back which I use to connect the HTPC (bottom of the TV stand, specs are Burn in my sig). I was thinking about getting a better DVD player, but the one I have (crappy progressive scan RCA that came as a freebie with the TV) will do until HD-DVD players come out next year. The only thing I really regret is not getting a widescreen TV when I had the chance.


hobs0n Dec 14, 2004 03:42 PM

Pioneer NS-DV99, dont have any pictures of my own, sorry. It supports DD5.1/DTS/SACD/DVDAUDIO yadda yadda. Its my first real stereo so to me it sounds like a dream ;) I only had crappy computer speakers like the MS Digital Sound System. The subwoofer makes my whole apartment rattle which is quite wonderful :D



I also have a Panasonic 32inch Widescreen Quintrix TV but all the connections except the antenna is broken so its pretty useless ;)

booker Dec 14, 2004 08:48 PM

No matter how many thread i see like this, i never get tired of looking other setups :)

I`ll post my humble system... but since i`m in Argentina is really hard to get Half of what u guys have...

so don`t laugh!

Lemon Dec 14, 2004 09:28 PM

I don't have a HT setup right now. :cry:

Just a crappy DVD player, a crappy 27" picture tube, and a crappy 270 watt 5.1 speaker system which I can't even put the rear speakers behind me because my bed is against the wall.

Bunnie Dec 16, 2004 10:18 AM




1080i on computer monitor



Projector pics, my camera takes horrible pictures w/o a flash


scooterman Dec 16, 2004 10:22 AM

jen left her name logged in on my computer so the above post is really mine

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

SPECS

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

PICS




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

Quote:

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
AMD 1.33GHz CPU
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

Quote:

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.



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