Definitive Home Theatre setup thread


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  • 1 month later...
i just got my own place :)

heres my stuff - pretty simple, but thats the way i like it. will be adding an xbox 360 elite sometime soooon.

Samsung 50" 1080p DLP

Samsung 5.1 HTX72 HTiB

lots of my girlfriend's dvds.. :)

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please post words of encouragement for me to get a 360.. i just need that extra oomph!

go get an elite and enjoy!

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Nice setup Boz! Which model stand are you using for the TV? I'm looking to do something similar for my gameroom.

Cleaned up the house...here goes:

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Setup:

- Xbox 360 120gb (WD HDD hacked) w/ HD-DVD w/ 4 wireless controllers + HD-DVD remote + wireless headset

- PS3 60gb HDMI + w/ 2 wireless controllers + PS3/Blu-Ray Remote

- Denon 1920 DVD-A/SACD Progressive Scan 720/1080 Universal DVD Player

- Denon 1905 7.1 Dolby Digital Surround EX, Dolby Pro Logic IIx & DTS ES Discrete 6.1 A/V Receiver

- Pioneer 1130HD 50? Plasma

- Klipsch Synergy Series 2x F-3 floorstanding loudspeakers

- Klipsch Synergy Series 2x B-3 Bookshelf loudspeakers

- Klipsch Synergy Series Sub-12 Subwoofer

- Klipsch Synergy Series C-3 center channel speaker

- Klipsch Synergy Series C-3 rear center channel speaker

- Logitech Harmony 880 remote (charging in photos )

- Panamax AC Reconditioner

- PC gaming computer running Vista Ultimate connected to the whole setup and Xbox360

- PC Specs: Opteron 185 2.6GHz, 2x8800GTS in SLI, 2 gb RAM, WD 500gb HDD, X-Fi Gamer

- Whole house is wi-fi N standard so all the components are pretty much connected wirelessly to the web via 13mbps connection

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Sony KDL-40W2000 HDTV (1080p Full HD, 40″ LCD).

Sony PlayStation 3 (60GB).

Sony RDR-HXD870 DVD/HDD Recorder (160GB HDD).

Sony AV Receiver.

Sony 5.1 Speakers.

Sky HD (300GB, soon to be 500GB, full subscription with HD).

Logitech Harmony 525 Universal Remote.

:D

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Well heres my bedroom set up, got the TV in the sales and the HD drive for xmas. Now i need to get a PS3 for blue ray (dam Warner) and get a surround sound system, what do you guys recommend for the sound a package surround sound or separate receiver and speaker?

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and my films and games

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Hope you like it...

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Cleaned up the house...here goes:

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Can I recomend a Harmoney or URC remote to replace all of those?

also... I'm looking for a new table to hold my 42" LCD, PS3 and Wii - any recomentations anyone?

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Here's mine...

But still searching for the perfect media center....

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Currently i have a xbox with XBMC, but the lack of hd support drives me crazy. I have a macbook connected to my 40'' tv for the HD content via LAN (3TB windows home server machine)... (VLC p subtitles suck on mac os x)

Guess i'll buy one of those HP Slimline for hd...

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Couldn't edit last post...

The gear...

Samsung LE40N87BDX 40'' LCD Full HD

Aiwa XR-AVH1200 (home cinema reciever + 5.1 speakers)

Xbox running xbox media center with media files at a 3TB windows home server

Macbook 2.16Ghz, connected to LCD for HD content

Yamaha YST-SW150 Subwoofer

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My "home theater." Not the most extravagant, but it works. I wish I got a better tv stand than a dresser though.

-42" Panasonic Viera

-Digital HD converter box

-PS3 w/ Pelican stand charger

-Small collection of Blu-Ray media and games

-Harry Potter collection

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Well heres my bedroom set up, got the TV in the sales and the HD drive for xmas. Now i need to get a PS3 for blue ray (dam Warner) and get a surround sound system, what do you guys recommend for the sound a package surround sound or separate receiver and speaker?

Nice setup. Is that an xbr4? We have the same tv. I highly recommend it. ;)

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Here's my current setup. Bit of a mess at the moment, got some decorating to do.

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I'll be putting a HTPC where those games are in the very near future (any adivce on that would be welcome). Check it out

Kit List: Sony KDL-46W2000, Denon AVR-1907,

KEF KHT200 5.2, JVC DR-MH50S, hp Pavilion dv6174ea,

Microsoft XBOX360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS,

Sony PSP, Sony DSC-T50, Logitech Harmony 895,

Logitech MX Revolution, Sennheiser RS140.

And loads of other crap. :woot:

Is that a Standard def sky box?

If so ..how do you find the image quality on the 46'' sony?

Ive just bought the 46v3000 model ,but unure on what the qualitys going to be like from sky SD with me only being 7-8ft away....unsure on whether i should of gone for the 40''

Thanks

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Quick shot of my HTPC setup:

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Viewsonic N3260W 32" LCD HDTV on GeForce 8600GT Passive

Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers on X-Fi Xtreme Audio

Dell Bluetooth Keyboard & Microsoft Bluetooth Mouse

Microsoft Media Center Remote

CoolerMaster Centurion with Seasonic S12 330w

ASUS P5N32-E SLi

Intel Core 2 Duo E6320

2GB DDR2 Ram

LiteON 16x DVD-RW & Media Card Reader

Avermedia Hyprid PCI-E TV Tuner

Windows Vista Home Premium

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The system is almost in place... still waiting for the center speaker shelf (maybe tomorow)

Front speakers: Wharfedale 9.5

Back speakers: Wharfedale 9.1

Center speaker: Wharfedale 9.CS

Amp: Onkyo 606

Current setup without the center and back speakers in place :(

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When finished i'll post a panorama photo... :)

More pics: here

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My living room (Toshiba 42" HDTV (purchased March 2008), Motorola HD DVR/cable box (provided by cable company, August 2007), cheap no-name DVD Player (2004), SONY 5.1 surround system (2005))...

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My room (Sylvania 20" TV (purchased in mid-2005), no-name DVD player (2002), Motorola DCT-2000 cable box (provided by cable company, 2004))...

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The "PIP Screen" (an inside joke at my house)...

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Ignore the above post, I got some better pictures of the living room setup...

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That's our 42" Toshiba HDTV ("Romeo and Juliet" (1996) was on MOJO HD)

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Our Motorola DCT6416 HD Cable Box/DVR (provided by COX cable), AMW (no name) DVD player, and SONY Surround Sound System.

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Our lovely cable setup (we have 2 cable lines, so if we are recording 2 things (our DVR can record 2 things at once) and want to watch something else, we can watch the 3rd program on the TV's built-in tuner).

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Samsung 32" LCD TV (the 1080P one)

60Gb Old School PS3

Xbox 360

Samsung Home Theatre Speaker System

Toppy 5810!

Mac Mini running Boxee (for iPlayer etc)

WRT54GL running dd-wrt for VPN server and fall over wifi

1000T ethernet

GameCube (for Mario Kart)

Not shown: 4TB Drobo w/ DroboShare for media.

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Final update

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Replaced my rear speakers Wharfedale 9.1 for another pair of 9.5

Current setup:

Front speakers: Wharfedale 9.5

Back speakers: Wharfedale 9.5

Center speaker: Wharfedale 9.CS

Amp: Onkyo 606

Media center: Hp Pavilion 9170 elite connected to my media server

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