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Old Mar 8, 2006, 08:12 AM   #181
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Hey BadBoy.......is that the 42", 50" or 55"?
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Old Apr 1, 2006, 07:56 PM   #182
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All the components to my HT are done.

32" widescreen LCD
Onkyo HTiB
Harmony 680 Remote
Toshiba Upconverting DVD player
PS2



edit: and before anyone asks, I have a bunch of movie posters in my house....It dosen't mean I like the movies, it was just something to decorate the blank white walls. The only one I actually like is the framed Scarface picture at the top of the pic. It's really the only one I paid for.

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Old Apr 1, 2006, 08:56 PM   #183
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Done? Its not done until PS3 is there !
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Old Apr 2, 2006, 01:40 AM   #184
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Well, here's my setup..


HTPC Specs:
Panasonic CRT HDTV 30" Widescreen 16:9
Soltek VIA KT800Pro socket 939 YELLOW case (Small Form Factor)
300 watt quality PS SFF
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Logitech Z-5300e 5.1 Speakers (280W RMS - THX-Certified / 500watt peak)
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Old Apr 2, 2006, 03:46 AM   #185
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Done? Its not done until PS3 is there !
True....But that won't be for another few years...
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Old Apr 16, 2006, 03:24 AM   #186
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Newest edition to my theater:

Toshiba HD-DVD HD-A1, I have to wait for the HD-DVDs though.







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Old Apr 16, 2006, 05:03 AM   #187
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Grats on your purchase, TimothyB. Too bad you weren't as lucky as that AVS forum guy who has a pic of him in front of Best Buy with the player and Last Samurai and Phantom on his hand.
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Old Apr 16, 2006, 06:28 AM   #188
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thats's a big bastard of a dvd player!
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Old Apr 16, 2006, 08:36 AM   #189
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thats's a big bastard of a dvd player!

Damn right! HD-DVD tho, how much did it cost?
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Old Apr 16, 2006, 09:17 AM   #190
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Damn right! HD-DVD tho, how much did it cost?
It retails for $499 here in the U.S. according to Best Buy's website.
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Old Apr 16, 2006, 10:34 AM   #191
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I was thinking about getting one of those, but I don't think I will get the full benefit on my 720p 32" LCD.
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Old Apr 17, 2006, 02:17 AM   #192
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I was thinking about getting one of those, but I don't think I will get the full benefit on my 720p 32" LCD.
Are you saying because you're tv is only 720p and not 1080i, I wouldn't call that not getting most out of it if only that being the case. The best thing about these new players is no visible compression like you get from most HD broadcasts over cable for example.

It was $499 like someone said, comes with HDMI cable too. I also got the Best Buy $40 4 year warranty. Seen some internal pics, looks like the drive is a regular pc drive type design, a NEC model, probably will be available for pc later. It has a 1gig DDR 2700 333mhz stick of ram in it. The japan model had reported the cpu being a 2.5ghz Mobile Pentium 4, it's not known yet if the american model is the same.

It also has built in decoders for lossless audio formats over the 5.1 analog audio out, just like you'd connect a Super Audio or DVD audio player.

Many have reported 1080i setting looks better even on a 720p tv compared to actually setting the player to 720p. There are no 720p specific only movies to test this further.

Most Best Buys got 3-5 units and started selling them Thursday or Friday I think. One is probably marked for display, so by now there might not be any players left for people to act on the Best Buy ad that offers a gift card with purchase of player and media togethor. And since the ad said nothing about the 18th, I can probably get them to sell them to me Monday.

Probably time for a new thread about this if there isn't one yet than to continue talking talking about it in here.
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looks like the drive is a regular pc drive type design, a NEC model, probably will be available for pc later. It has a 1gig DDR 2700 333mhz stick of ram in it. The japan model had reported the cpu being a 2.5ghz Mobile Pentium 4, it's not known yet if the american model is the same.
SO you go out to buy a DVD player and come back with a PC, eh?
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Old Apr 20, 2006, 10:43 AM   #194
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Newest edition to my theater:

Toshiba HD-DVD HD-A1, I have to wait for the HD-DVDs though.
Does it do DivX?
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Old Apr 20, 2006, 01:12 PM   #195
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Does it do DivX?
Nope, but it does do mpeg4 so maybe if we're lucky a firmware update could add support, but more likely future players will support it if anything.
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Old Apr 23, 2006, 09:41 PM   #196
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Nah, I think my TV is a little on the small side. When the players are more reasonable in price and availability, and when the media is more common, I'll get one. Normal DVD's played through my HTPC look fantastic right now.
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Old Apr 25, 2006, 12:25 AM   #197
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Default Guess I will add mine to the collection here...

My Harmony 880...love it.



Wide view. You can see my poor PC stuffed in the corner.



Stuff underneath..



My comfy couch..



The TV is a Sony(blah) KV-34S510. After having a Sony DVD player, Mavica, and PS2 die on my I swore never to purchase something from them again but this was at a price I couldn't refuse and I thought I'd give them another shot. The TV is got a few issues as well. Oh well...

The Pioneer VSX-815 reciever is a great low cost unit. Read.

I purchased the entire speaker system at once from Best Buy. They are all Yamaha and are a "set"(center, Left, Right, Rear Right, Rear Left, and sub). When you purchase them in a group like this BB will discount the thing like 20% or something because they only ended up costing me about $750 or so.

Right now Im actually using my Xbox360 as a DVD player. My kids wrecked my JVC and the tray would not stay out when you pushed the open button. The DVD drive in the 360 is FAST. I surprised at how fast the movie would start up compaired to my old JVC. I'm sorta waiting to hear more about the HD-DVD before getting one but thats the plan.

I have the silver package threw Cablevision(New Jersey) and get the HD TV stuff on a HD recordable unit from them. It's pretty nice.

Yeah I don't want to hear anything about the freakin decorations or the blue freakin paint job. My wife insists it be blue. Uggg.

Edit: Man I forgot to add in my DVD storage cabnet. I picked it up at Lowe's for $5. I found it with a $5 sticker on it and I asked them if it was really $5 and they said yes. It had to be a mistake.


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Old May 30, 2006, 03:10 AM   #198
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Default HT setup

TV: 30" Toshiba 30HF42 (HD)
Reciever: Harman/Kardon AVR320
DVD Player: Harman/Kardon DVD50
Speakers: Energy Take 5.2
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Old Oct 8, 2006, 02:10 AM   #199
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Mission M74 Floorstanders, M70 Surrounds, M7C2 Centre
MJ Acoustics Pro100 Subwoofer
Harman/Kardon DVD30
Harman/Kardon AVR2500
Harman/Kardon HD750
Sony 28" Widescreen CRT (Yes I know )
Gamecube
Around 200 DVDs

I'll try post some pics later today too...
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I could wach your setups all day...
any way here's mine. sorry about the mess, it's usually cleaner.





Nad 7020i
Tannoy mx3
Grado SR-60 headphones
computer :P
Samsung 930B monitor
cables connented to the computer for TV
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Old Oct 15, 2006, 02:51 PM   #201
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COmming soon...

B&W DM604 S3



Or in black ash (still have to decide) Black Pio (wooden floor) speakers ?

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Old Oct 15, 2006, 04:26 PM   #202
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I like the black better.... I find the original 604's and the S2's look a bit better though, taller cabinets
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I like the black better.... I find the original 604's and the S2's look a bit better though, taller cabinets
I think i go for the 700 serie's instead

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Old Oct 22, 2006, 01:59 PM   #204
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well as for the higher end I'd prefer the 800 overall :P been eyeing a pair of used 801's myself

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Old Oct 22, 2006, 03:12 PM   #205
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i have a pair of 704's myself, but love those 800 series. Buying a house next year, my 704's are going into my "HT" room and I'm definately picking up a pair of 802D or 801D's.
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well as for the higher end I'd prefer the 800 overall :P been eyeing a pair of used 801's myself

Those are very nice, but I'd still prefer these:

Or these:


EDIT: And I'd definitely not power them with tubes, not my cup of tea.
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Old Oct 27, 2006, 02:08 PM   #208
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I decided to upgrade my old sunfire tg3 receiver to the new sunfire Theater grand processor preamp and a sunfire tga 7400 amplifier. And I added two more legacy audio surrounds to get from 5.1 to 7.1. From 6 yrs in the making i finally got it all together. Within the next few or more yrs might add a hd dvd or blue ray and a new 1080p hd tv but in no hurry.

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Sunfire theater grand processor 5
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Mitsubishi ws55413 hd tv
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custom built sub system is a carver zrx3200 amp powering 2 18inch kicker (yep car audio subs that kick ass) solo-x 2 ohm subs, amp is pushing 1600 watts x2 at 2ohm. custum built in a 20+ cubic foot enclosure in a stair well. Plus the whole room and especially the stair well has been reinforced with soundproofing and overall structure strengthening to kill all the vibrations.

Im totally satisfied If anyone here loves not only loud but chest thumping high qaulity sound at any volume here ya go. I literally scared the crap out of alot of friends that come over for parties, feeling there having a heart attack or something over the chest pounding bass lol.
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gts007, whats a logitech sub doing with other brand speakers?
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gts007, whats a logitech sub doing with other brand speakers?
I have my sound card's rear channel outputting to the Logitech sub and rear satellites.
The front channel gets the Alesis amp that's feeding the Aiwa bookshelves. I even have my Audigy's center channel outputting to an Aiwa speaker that doesn't have phantom power but still gets sound!
I did all this because I don't have an AV receiver. For cable TV I just use the TV speakers.
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