Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Fly, 25 Aug 2002.
My computer is everything. It plays TV'S, DVD'S, VCR.
i cant believe i havent ever seen this thread before -
anyway, here's my old setup : http://mikegetz.com/mom.htm
changes since then:
bookshelf system was left when we moved last - it was dying a slow death.
nasty stamped grill cut out and replaced with dragon grill.
fan replaced with clear 80mm
green cathode added, then removed (went back in my box after snapping the other while moving)
pioneer slot loader performed ritual suicide - mom had been listening to an audiobook (mp3-winamp-tv) and left it playing. repeatedly. for a few months. every night. either the disc shattered and broke the drive, or the loading mechanism broke and shattered the disc. all i know it that there was sliver shards all over inside the drive, and it was totally borked. will be replaced with my 8xdvd+-rw with i get a 16x for my box.
connection is now 802.11b - one less wire to trip over.
trackball replaced with 5 button MS trackball - the big balled forefinger kind. wierd to use after my trackball+ (thumb kind)
i want to replace her keyboard and trackball with a wireless set.
wish to replace 32" 4:3 tube tv with a 16:10 lcd, probably 30" or 32" (1280x768 is nice, what my gaming rig runs at) or a 1366x768 if they become more popular - and i prefer lcd's to plasmas - crisper image IMO.
future plans - total rebuild, waiting for affordable socket939 though. 2ghz+ and 1GB low latency ram at least. midrange gamingcard from this century, as its got a rage fury in it now. raid. pair of raptors for os/apps, and a very large raid5 for storage.
theater quality 5.1 or 7.1 sound system. I want to feel the T rex walking again. (jurassic park rocks for home theater testing!)
I also want gigabit network throughout house. when i can afford it. this box will become my file storage/media server, because mom never shuts it off.
but all this will have to wait untill i rebuild my fiancee's box - as she refuses to even try to play games with me anymore. the 8500 is showing it's age, as is her 1800+.
I'm still trying to formulate a plan for my parent's sitting room, but I'm planning something rock-worthy! So far I think I have decided (on the behalf) that what would be best for them is:
InFocus ScreenPlay 4805 Projector
DRH 80"ish screen
Denon 1905 AV receiver
Pioneer 575a MR DVD player OR Panasonic DMR-E55 DVD Recorder
Wharfedale Diamond 9 AV speakers
Possibly a cheap HTPC as well, just to finish it all off, imagine HL2 on an 80" screen!
Anyhow, once I have convinced them of the goodness of this system (I went to look at the 4805 PJ the other day and its fantastic) this should all go ahead in February of next year - I really can't wait!
bc rich beast (out of shot)
Boss gt-6 pedal
250?! you b*****d!!! heh I've got...
2 Acoustic Research Chronos F25
3 Acoustic Research Chronos C17
Denon AVR-3905 AV reciever
Denon DVD-3910 universal player
Modded Philips D-Box (digital satellite reciever) with Neutrino Linux OS
Shuttle SB75G2 (P4 2.8 Northwood, 256MB DDR 400, 60GB, Geforce FX 5200)
118" motorized screen
Sony KV32FX66B 32" Flat CRT 100Hz TV
I'll post some actual pics as soon as everything is set up correctly.
Sony 70 inch XBR LCD RPTV
Harmon Kardon Receiver
5.1 PolkAudio LSI7 series
Der Mei$ter, that is a pretty luscious setup you've got going on there! Have you got any rears in that setup? and is the X1 a 16:9 projector?
EDIT: Ah, I see, there are 3 of them there speakers that looked like centres to me! That would make more sense!
I have a Home threatre with:
AV Switch (Joytech)
TEAC SD Digital STB
Panasonic S35 DVD Player
66cm (28"inch) Supa Flat WS TV
Pics will come soon.
Thanks, yes I have 3 center speakers, using 2 of them as rears. The X1 is a 4:3 projector. I often watch TV on the projector as well so I chose a 4:3 (partly because of the cheap price as well).
X1s arent that great are they?
They are entry level projectors but they give an outstanding picture for the money. I bought mine 1.5 years ago for US$900. The key to getting a good picture is to feed them progressive video. Although they have an onboard Faroudja deinterlacer for interlaced sources, it is certainly no match for progressive YUV staight from the Denon DVD-3910. The thing which does annoy me is that the X1 does not have any digital input and that the brightness is rather low. But what can you expect for $900? It certainly is a great value for the price. If I were to buy a new projector now, I would probably get (although I prefer DLP projectors) a Panasonic PT-AE700E for around €1500 or a Sanyo PLV Z3 for a similar price. Both have HDMI inputs, 1280x720 resolution and an excellent picture for the price.
Well I've not been doing much moddin of late...been too busy with other stuff and working on my Home Cinema set-up...so thought I'd post a few pic's of my set-up...I was waiting until everything was finished but as I keep changing things around I doubt that day will ever arrive
Pioneer 50MXE1 :: Marantz VP12S3 :: Denon 3910 & 3805 :: Lumagen ProHDP :: HTPC :: VuTec 92" Screen
thats quite the setup you have there.
what are the blue and green lights about on the side of the a/v rack?
Holy crap son! I rarely say this but, I am impressed!
*takes hat off*
Looking really good man, amazing!
Nobody needs two massive screens like that!
...so give one to me
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