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Joel    25

This is my Setup

LG 42" Plasma TV

Modded XBOX

Pioneer DVD/CD Reciever XV-HTD330 5.1 Surround Sound

Motorola Cable Box

Sony VCR

and a couple computers

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You need to seperate your L and R speakers more. They're so close together, it may as well be mono.

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coleosis    0

Oh you guys would h8 me!!!Judt stumlbed on to this site looking for questions on media center windows.Who really wants to see some pics??????????????????????????

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shihchiun    2

Oh you guys would h8 me!!!Judt stumlbed on to this site looking for questions on media center windows.Who really wants to see some pics??????????????????????????

I am sure you would get more help by posting a question instead of calling a thread stupid.

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coleosis    0

I am sure you would get more help by posting a question instead of calling a thread stupid.

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I wasn't calling any questions or thread stupid!! And im sure you weren't calling me stupid.And i diidnt have a question. just wanted to share somecool pics. have a beer, chill ,bang the ol lady or whatever you do ;)

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One at a time i guess!

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Let me know if you guys like these.I did installation for a few of my freinds and thats where these pics come from.Let me know what you think or if you would like to see more of the gear orientation.f034c499.jpg

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Roofy    0

42" Panasonic Plasma monitor

Onkyo 6.1 Surround

Onkyo THX certified receiver (iPod & XM connected)

Samsung HD receiver

Philips DVD

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jackwanders    0

My 'Shoestring Theatre' (as in shoestring budget) is finally complete! :D

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TV: Samsung SlimFit 30" CRT HDTV

DVD: Samsung HD-845 w/ HD Upconversion

Audio: Yamaha YHT-160 5.1 HTiB

TV stand: Init Swivel-top stand, 4 component shelves, 2 cabinets

Remote: Logitech Harmony 520

Preexisting components: Comcast cable box, PS2, Gamecube, SNES, NES

Total price: $1500, including speaker wire and wall mounts

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sin-ergy    2

42" Panasonic Plasma monitor

Onkyo 6.1 Surround

Onkyo THX certified receiver (iPod & XM connected)

Samsung HD receiver

Philips DVD

Sexy setup. Love the speakers.

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kiall    0

Here a better pic of mines

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pioneer 42"

wait for hdtv dvd burner/player to come out

sony surrond sound

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Diffused Mind    0

Here a better pic of mines

pioneer 42"

wait for hdtv dvd burner/player to come out

sony surrond sound

Where did you get that glass desk?

...and is that Frasier on the TV? :blink:

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kiall    0

Where did you get that glass desk?

...and is that Frasier on the TV:blink:k:

desk was from comet at ?100 and yes it was frasier

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Diffused Mind    0

desk was from comet at ?100 and yes it was frasier

Damn, I thought it was from some company that we have here on this side of the ocean.:((

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Spykes424    0

My 'Shoestring Theatre' (as in shoestring budget) is finally complete! :D

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TV: Samsung SlimFit 30" CRT HDTV

DVD: Samsung HD-845 w/ HD Upconversion

Audio: Yamaha YHT-160 5.1 HTiB

TV stand: Init Swivel-top stand, 4 component shelves, 2 cabinets

Remote: Logitech Harmony 520

Preexisting components: Comcast cable box, PS2, Gamecube, SNES, NES

Total price: $1500, including speaker wire and wall mounts

how's the samsung slimfit?

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trees420    0

So far:

Sony 60" WEGA SXRD Display

Dish Network ViP 622 HD-DVR

Sony DVD +/- RW Player

Pics coming later :yes:

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illicit    0

42" Panasonic Plasma monitor

Onkyo 6.1 Surround

Onkyo THX certified receiver (iPod & XM connected)

Samsung HD receiver

Philips DVD

That is a pretty awesome setup. :D

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jackwanders    0

how's the samsung slimfit?

It's got a few issues, but for an $800 HDTV, that's pretty much to be expected.

The 4:3 image has a bit of warping at the top and bottom, but I stretch all my 4:3 inputs to 16:9 anyway, so that doesn't affect me. There's also a small purple discoloration in bottom right corner, but I'm fairly certain that it's related to tilting the image too much. After resetting the tilt to just one 'unit' to the left, it's mostly faded away and I don't notice it anymore.

Other than that, I'm pretty happy with the purchase. Good colors, brightness, contrast, the whole deal. Plenty of inputs for my DVD player and game consoles. And after using the AVIA calibration DVD, the picture's even better :D

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bdsams    365

Well here is my setup: Mind you im living in the dorms so nothing to fancy, but i like it. Its a pic from novemeber, the only difference is my old xbox is now a 360: here it is

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Panasonic Tau 27 Inch Flat Screen

Sony 5.1 Dolby Digital Reciever

Two Technics floor speakers with 10 inch woofers

Two Bose Book Shelf Speakers

Sony Center Channel

Compaq Presario PC Media Center XP with DVR

Two 12 inch Blue Neon light bars

Two 3 Inch sound actived Light bars

Panosonic VCR and of Course my Xbox <3 (replaced with 360)

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Two sony Satelite Surround sound speakers

yes that is my laundry behind the speakers so...yeah be quite

Also, i ended up taking care of all the wires with wire tye's but that was post the taking of this picture

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AndyD    19

Not the prettiest and a bit overkill but I love it :D

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Lord Zog    7

Infocus projector (7205)

+ 96" WideScreen

+ Onkyo 6.1 1000W surround sound

+ RJ-Tech DVD/DivX/XviD player

+ Everything HD

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= Yum....

Onkyo make awesome equipment. I am personally using a Onkyo Integra DTR-7.6. Makes Harmon Kardon look like a JVC. :devil:

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goodcase    5

Once I clean up my room, ill have some pics up. Its not an uber great system, but it does its job.

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goodcase    5

I couldnt edit my last post but here are my pics:

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Quest 100W speakers, I forgot the model number

Advent 20" Flat Screen TV, it has a toshiba tube :blink:

Panasonic DVD Player

Playstation 2

Sony DTR-697 7.1 700W

Some Cheap Motorola Digital Cable Receiver

Xbox.

Im 15...it gets the job done.

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Inertia    41

I just took pictures of my home cinema/ xbox 360 setup for the xbox 360 pictures thread as it includes my hoem cinema setup ile postt them here too.

I havent dug out the model numbers for everythgin, but i did research most of the components quite a lot, and have repalced ones i wasnt happy with, as a result its a realy enjoyable setup.

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Gamepads, Remotes, Media Center Keyboard, and a view of most stuff.

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My fairly recent 40" 16:9 Samsung 720P LCD TV (Recently replaced my Pioneer 4:3 40" Plasma)

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Running Media Center 2005

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With no flash

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2 Cable recievers feeding my dual tuner media center 2005 computer (on the bottom) and controlled by it, note the cardboard so that the media center can control the boxes independantly, ghetto. My Yamaha 5.1 Rcciever / Amp sits in between. Love this amp.

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Tannoy MX-10 Subwoofer, pretty loud and pretty low :D. I can see where i miss when dusting now, thanks to the flash. Yeh I knwo the wires are messy.

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My Main Front Speakers, made by mission, they are bi wired to channels A and B on my amp and sound amazing, I usualy play music in 2.1 through these and the sub woofer for the best sound. I game in 5.1 of course and watch TV in Pro Logic.

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My Rear surround speakers, also Mission floor standers, these sound spretty good and as they are only rear surrounds dont have to work as much, I think they are a bit ugly though and want to replace them some day.

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Sony Playstation 2, pretty much retired, i havent played it since i bought my 360, I bet its pretty poo looking on my new TV scaled any way.

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The xbox 360, with my media center 2005 remote control receiver to the right of it, and my Gale center speaker above it. It took my weeks to find a center speaker that sounded good, and fitted in that slot, it look snice too, bonus.

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xBox Games, Oblivion Guide, Headset.

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PS2 Games, cant see these gettign used for a while, if ever.

Im very happy with the setup, the only thingg i will change is the rear speakers and the remote control situation.

I want that logitech harmony remote that does Media Center 2006 and scripts everything else so its integral. Im strugglign to find a UK supplier for that so if anyone knows of one please let me know.

For speakers, im thinking of replacing the front ones with the same model but the 3 woofer version, and putting those ones at the rear.

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sin-ergy    2

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fascist    1

I just cleaned it up so nothing is on the shelves except the 360's power supply.

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uniacidz    8

Hmmm what do i have

Building it up slowly. Next is a TV as my current one is a 51cm :(

Anyhoos.

Accusound Signature Series Reference 6, 5.1 100W speakers.

Samsung DVD-HD747 High Definition ready DVD player, plays divx as well. yay. (optical connections and component)

Kenwood KX-69W Dual Cassette deck (RCA)

Supernet SD Digital Box (will upgrade this to HD once i get new TV. (Optical and component)

Panasonic NVHV60 6 Head Hifi VCR (RCA)

Main computer is also rigged up to it (from other room) and so, can play all my collections on the computer as well and view via the main system.(RCA)

and the driving force around it.

Yamaha RXV640 6.1 125W Digital Dolby

http://www.yamaha.co.jp/english/product/av.../ht/rxv640.html

Shopping list.

New TV. Prob a 42-50 inch plasma

HD Box (unless TV already has a HD Tuner.)

Either DVR or PVR

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Andrew Lyle    336

She is one hell of a beast.

ROFL... it minds me of my good old nintendo 64 days.. i had a 13" tv.. but i've upgraded many times since then :p

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