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Old Dec 12, 2004, 06:31 PM   #1
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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
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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.
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Old Dec 12, 2004, 06:51 PM   #2
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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
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- 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

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Old Dec 12, 2004, 08:19 PM   #4
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- 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.
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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.
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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).
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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
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Man all that is like a couple grand right there.
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Samsung TXN2745FP 27" EDTV (can't unlock 1080i because I have a newer one)
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The speakers aren't the biggest but the room is so small that it doesn't matter. Surround games and movies sound awesome.



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

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Old Dec 13, 2004, 05:08 PM   #15
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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
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Planning to upgrade to hdtv soon when I have the money and room for it.
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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...
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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.

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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



I also have a Panasonic 32inch Widescreen Quintrix TV but all the connections except the antenna is broken so its pretty useless
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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!
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I don't have a HT setup right now.

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.
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My HT that I have owned since 2001.

65 inch Mits HDTV
http://www.mitsubishi-tv.com/televis...ails.asp?id=56

Outlaw Audio 1050 Receiver
http://www.outlawaudio.com/products/1050.html

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

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Fronts and rears:4 AR S10s http://www.cybertheater.com/acoustic...ker/index.html

Sub: SVS PCI.
http://www.svsubwoofers.com/subwoofers2.htm



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.
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I have

Klipsch reference series speakers
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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
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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?
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My buddy has those speakers. Nice HT speakers. A bit on the bright side for music. Its those horns. But they really kick it out on HT movies. Nice!


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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
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Old Jan 6, 2005, 08:12 PM   #27
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System specs in sig. Picture is dark as hell, but that's just the camera, looks perfect in reality.
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Old Jan 6, 2005, 10:46 PM   #28
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I don't have any pics of my setup yet.. here is the equipment though

Receiver:
Pioneer VSX-D411 Receiver

Front Channel L & R:

Infinity Primus 250 Floorstanding Speakers

Center Channel:

Polk Audio CSI3 Center Channel Speaker

Subwoofer:

KLH 10" Powered Subwoofer (soon to be replace by either Velodyne or Polk)

Rear Surround Speakers:

Polk Audio R20 Bookshelf Speakers
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Same here, no pictures, but heres the setup.

Receiver: POS Sony STRDE935 (soon to be replaced by an Outlaw 1070 whenever they release it)
CD Player: Sony 300 disc changer
DVD: Panasonic DVD-RA60

Front Speakers: Klipsch KLF20
Center: Klipsch KLFC7
Rear: Klipsch KSPS6

Subwoofers: 2 x SVSubwoofers 16-46CS+ powered by a Samson S1000 500 watt x 2 amplifier

TV: Some old Toshiba 27" (without S-Video)

And a modded XBox to play my Xvid files using surround sound

Plus using a Shuttle SN41G2 and using the Nvidia Soundstorm DD-encoding to play audio files over the system.
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http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/...4011&members=1

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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