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hi all

i have a 37" 1080P LG, i have 5.1 surround sound, i have my pc connected to my tv and use my tv as a monitor so most of the time the tv is a monitor, i sometimes watch tv, but most of the time i use the tv as a monitor and also use the tv to watch movies from my pc, i have a dvd player but i havent used it in a long time

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If using XBMC to handle most of the media tasks how to most of you guys watch TV? MediaPortal or something?

I have got a Sky+ enabled dish but my sky+ box bit the dust so i have converted a old pc into a HTPC however i want to be able to get freesat into my HTPC is this possible and how? Do happauge make a card?

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Sold the game consoles and replaced them with stand alone components, much happier overall. Still plan to upgrade the TV next year and I'll probably wall mount at that point. The LG BD390 works like a champ and I honestly think streaming Netflix is more reliable (as far as the service detecting my connection can handle HD) than the 360. Also upgraded to a Harmony One a few weeks ago.

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heres mine

that is a 52in tv, i know it looks small but this is taken from around 16ft away

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TV: Samsung LN52B750

Stereo: Harmon Kardon AVR 346

Speakers: 5 x Polk Audio RM85

Subwoofer: 1 x YST-SW216 (not shown)

Blu-ray: Samsung BD-P1500

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heres mine

that is a 52in tv, i know it looks small but this is taken from around 16ft away

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TV: Samsung LN52B750

Stereo: Harmon Kardon AVR 346

Speakers: 5 x Polk Audio RM85

Subwoofer: 1 x YST-SW216 (not shown)

Blu-ray: Samsung BD-P1500

Do you sit at the same distance you took the photo from?

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Do you sit at the same distance you took the photo from?

yes thats about 14ft away...

i was worried about it being up that high and neck strain but neither the fiance or I have any problems. She sits on the opposite end of the couch where the dog is and I am on the love seat

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yes thats about 14ft away...

i was worried about it being up that high and neck strain but neither the fiance or I have any problems. She sits on the opposite end of the couch where the dog is and I am on the love seat

Can you not separate your L/R speakers any more than that? You may find a huge difference.

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I could but they are far enough apart to be able to distinguish between left and right while watching movies and playing xbox. Plus i like how it looks and running the wires in the wall was a real pita.

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My basement that got finished about a month ago!

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tv Samsung LN46A650

blu-ray Samsung BD-P1600

receiver/speakers Samsung HT-AS720ST

Also pictured

Monster HDP 1800 PowerCenter

Comcast HD DVR cable box

Nintendo Wii + games and Gamecube games

Rest of my basement pictures from start to finish can be found HERE. This was our first big project in our house, so we're pretty excited. ;)

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My current setup:

- TV Samsung LE40N87BD 40''

- Onkyo TX-SR606

- Front + Rear Speaker: Wharfedale 9.5

- Center speaker: Wharfedale 9.CS

- Subwoofer: yamaha 150w

- Apple Tv

- Bluray Samsung BD-P3600

- Wii

- HTPC HP Elite 9170 (hdmi)

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Here a "panorama" not painted yet

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Here is mine we got most of it for xmas;

LG 32" HD Panel

Nintendo Wii

Bush freesat box HD

Phillips dvd player (region free)

Speakers are 2.1generics

Laptop is dell mini 9 with windows meia center which connects to my movie share on my imac also has the iplayer plugin connected to the router via ethernet

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TV: Samsung LN52B750

Audio: Sony HTCT100

Music: Sony TDM-iP50

Remote: Logitech Harmony One Advanced

Cable: Verizon FIOS

Console: Sony Playstation 3

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Where's the audio? :p

Looks clean and quaint. ;)

lol

I'm new to the whole Audio world but from what I can tell I might be upgrading this tiny soundbar to another soundbar. Perhaps the Sony HTCT500? I think my Logitech Z-5500 on my computer would blow this thing away lol.

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Small update

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Equipemtn

- Samsung TV LE40N87BD (asking for a 50'' LED replacement :p )

- Samsung BD-P3600 blu-ray

- Onkyo TX-SR606

- Front speakers + Surround 4 x Wharfedale 9.5

- Central speaker Wharfedale 9.CS

- Sub yamaha 150w

- Wii

- Media center: WD TV LIVE + HP Elite 9170.pt

- Apple Tv 500gb

- Logitech Harmony universal remote 890

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