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A/V Show us your home cinema!!!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Fly, 25 Aug 2002.

  1. John Cena

    John Cena What's a Dremel?

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    My computer is everything. It plays TV'S, DVD'S, VCR.
     
  2. tk421

    tk421 Idiot.

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    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+.
     
  3. ab1385

    ab1385 What's a Dremel?

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    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
    SKY+
    PlayStation 2
    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!
     
  4. Fly

    Fly inter arma silent leges

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  5. samuelellis

    samuelellis What's a Dremel?

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  6. lacuna

    lacuna Minimodder

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    yes. mg250dfx
    jackson rx10d
    bc rich beast (out of shot)
    Boss gt-6 pedal
     
  7. <A88>

    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    250?! you b*****d!!! heh I've got...

    MG30DFX
    Squier Strat
    Admira Ronda
    Takamine EG522SC
    Korg AX1g

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  8. Der Me!$ter

    Der Me!$ter What's a Dremel?

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    2 Acoustic Research Chronos F25
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    3 Acoustic Research Chronos C17
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    Denon AVR-3905 AV reciever
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    Denon DVD-3910 universal player
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    Modded Philips D-Box (digital satellite reciever) with Neutrino Linux OS
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    Shuttle SB75G2 (P4 2.8 Northwood, 256MB DDR 400, 60GB, Geforce FX 5200)
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    Infocus X1
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    118" motorized screen

    Sony KV32FX66B 32" Flat CRT 100Hz TV
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    I'll post some actual pics as soon as everything is set up correctly.
     
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  9. DaHoboFest

    DaHoboFest Banned

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    Sony 70 inch XBR LCD RPTV

    Harmon Kardon Receiver

    5.1 PolkAudio LSI7 series

    dvd

    directv hd
     
  10. ab1385

    ab1385 What's a Dremel?

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    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!
     
  11. Ph33r Viper

    Ph33r Viper What's a Dremel?

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    I have a Home threatre with:

    PS2
    XBOX
    AV Switch (Joytech)
    TEAC SD Digital STB
    Panasonic S35 DVD Player

    LOGITECH Z-680's :D

    66cm (28"inch) Supa Flat WS TV

    Pics will come soon.
     
  12. Der Me!$ter

    Der Me!$ter What's a Dremel?

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    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).
     
  13. DaHoboFest

    DaHoboFest Banned

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    X1s arent that great are they?
     
  14. Der Me!$ter

    Der Me!$ter What's a Dremel?

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    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.
     
  15. CharlieCat

    CharlieCat What's a Dremel?

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    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 :rolleyes:

    Pioneer 50MXE1 :: Marantz VP12S3 :: Denon 3910 & 3805 :: Lumagen ProHDP :: HTPC :: VuTec 92" Screen
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    Cheers, CC
     
  16. Seth

    Seth What's a Dremel?

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    holy crap.
    thats quite the setup you have there.

    what are the blue and green lights about on the side of the a/v rack?
     
  17. Pballer98c

    Pballer98c Minimodder

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    hk Powered By Duracell

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    Holy crap son! I rarely say this but, I am impressed!

    *takes hat off*
     
  19. Lord_A

    Lord_A Boom baby!

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    :jawdrop: Looking really good man, amazing!
     
  20. <A88>

    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    Nobody needs two massive screens like that!

    ...so give one to me

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