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cgingrich
Apr 16, 2006, 04:53 PM
Hey guys...I thought I'd start a thread to post everyones home theaters/hdtvs. I've been looking around to purchase an HD set (leaning towards the Toshiba 52HM95 right now) around 50 inches or so and would like to see what everybody else's setups look like. I've been to avs, but I wanted to see some from this forum.

Have fun...

Cooknn
Apr 16, 2006, 05:10 PM
Here's my setup...

Comcast Cable (http://www.comcast.com/Benefits/CableBenefits.asp?LinkID=20) | Scientific Atlanta SA8000HD DVR (http://www.scientificatlanta.com/customers/Source/4004400.pdf) | Toshiba 50H82 TheaterWide HD (http://www.tacp.toshiba.com/televisions/product.asp?model=50H82) | Onkyo TX-SR502 Receiver (http://www.eu.onkyo.com/products/product_en_42795.html) | HSU VT-12/STF-1 Speakers (http://www.hsustore.com/vt12.html)/Subwoofer (http://www.hsustore.com/stf1.html)
Better than the movie theater IMHO - and my rig is over two years old :D

mjstew33
Apr 16, 2006, 05:22 PM
Here's mine with my iBook:

http://images.mjstew.net/P1010597.JPG

Moshiiii
Apr 16, 2006, 06:44 PM
I wish I could afford HDTV. It would own my life!:D

crazyfortech
Apr 17, 2006, 07:27 PM
cgingrich "Hey guys...I thought I'd start a thread to post everyones home theaters/hdtvs. I've been looking around to purchase an HD set (leaning towards the Toshiba 52HM95 right now) around 50 inches or so and would like to see what everybody else's setups look like. I've been to avs, but I wanted to see some from this forum."

I have the toshiba 46" model of that. IT'S AWESOME! The color and clarity is great, I first opted for the 52 then finally got the 46". You'll be amazed at how big the tv is when you put it in your home theater, (well that's coming from a 32" HD) Consumer Reports rated it 3 or 4 rd HD out of like 50! It's awesome! GET THAT TV IT"S LIKE THE BEST ONE EVER

beige matchbox
Apr 17, 2006, 08:07 PM
How this for exciting :cool: :rolleyes:

A philips TV, i forget the model, but it's 30 something inches, does 720p via DVi though :D and a load of consoles (the main reason for it) the xbox is in the back room at the time of the photo btw ;)

Sound comes from headphones, or from time to time the TVs internal speakers, their good enough for the kind of volume i can use without annoying nextdoor :cool:


Also works rather well with my powerbook hooked up, running emulators :D


/me awaits mega cool setups from other folks :eek:

D0ct0rteeth
Apr 17, 2006, 09:02 PM
I have a Panasonic TH-42PX50U HDTV Plasma Set (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0007WKB0K/sr=8-4/qid=1145325412/ref=sr_1_4/103-1744352-3990233?%5Fencoding=UTF8) mounted on the wall with all the speakers professionally installed in the ceiling thru our living room.

Its clean, simple and absolutely bad ass. We dont have the "shrine to the Television" that most living rooms turn into. Its a nice chill area where we can sit and talk without the TV being in our face and no wires to worry about, but I can also throw in a flick and rock the hell outta the house when the time comes.

Pic (http://johnson-family-online.com/gallery/albums/House/DSC00230.jpg)

Sammis89
Apr 17, 2006, 09:24 PM
I have a Panasonic TH-42PX50U HDTV Plasma Set (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0007WKB0K/sr=8-4/qid=1145325412/ref=sr_1_4/103-1744352-3990233?%5Fencoding=UTF8) mounted on the wall with all the speakers professionally installed in the ceiling thru our living room.

Its clean, simple and absolutely bad ass. We dont have the "shrine to the Television" that most living rooms turn into. Its a nice chill area where we can sit and talk without the TV being in our face and no wires to worry about, but I can also throw in a flick and rock the hell outta the house when the time comes.

Pic (http://johnson-family-online.com/gallery/albums/House/DSC00230.jpg)

I really like the cabinit below the tv. Where'd you find it?

D0ct0rteeth
Apr 17, 2006, 09:31 PM
I really like the cabinit below the tv. Where'd you find it?

Try:

http://www.copenhagenimports.com/

http://boconcept.com/

Its actually a sideboard http://www.boconcept.us/Sideboards-10316.aspx but I just use it as a media cabinet

Cartman
Apr 17, 2006, 10:18 PM
Here's mine with my iBook:

http://images.mjstew.net/P1010597.JPG
ddddaaaammmmnnnn! What size is the TV? 40'?

cgingrich
Apr 17, 2006, 11:03 PM
Consumer Reports rated it 3 or 4 rd HD out of like 50! It's awesome! GET THAT TV IT"S LIKE THE BEST ONE EVER

wow, I didn't realize it was rated that highly!! This will be the first TV over 21" I've owned haha so anything will look huge. I'm excited to go HD, especially with my 360!

ph0rce
Apr 18, 2006, 04:24 AM
I am thinking of getting a Samsung HDTV, 26" one. does any one have any experience with it? I would probably get a new mac mini core duo or solo (don't know if a solo will be poerful enough?)

what do other people do about mac mini media center sort of things? i have seen the TV things on the apple site but idealy i would love to be able to get Sky TV (i am in the UK) going through my mac mini. Is this possible?

PlayStation 3 will also be coming along later in the year :)

It's all that, or a 20" core duo iMac i gues...

JBazz
Apr 18, 2006, 06:34 AM
This is my bedroom HDTV.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v245/biggamir/00000019.jpg

quicksilver77
Apr 18, 2006, 06:43 AM
Here is my HT with my "gaming" partner on the couch. I slao use my office for a HT at times so I included both pics.

Sony KFE42A10
Yamaha RX-V1500
All Paradigm Speakers.

garybUK
Apr 18, 2006, 06:51 AM
Quite old pictures now: http://homepage.mac.com/gary.bowers/PhotoAlbum10.html


I replaced the Sony projector with a Themescene Hd72 High Def Projector, just waiting for SKY to bring out their HD boxes now. I also have a motorised dish and a HD box that picks up Euro1080 so should get the Worldcup.

I'll try and get some new pictures tonight.

Projectors all the way, 1499 including a free 92" Beamax Screen + Ceiling Mount.

HckySo
Apr 18, 2006, 09:56 AM
Here is my HT with my "gaming" partner on the couch. I slao use my office for a HT at times so I included both pics.

Sony KFE42A10
Yamaha RX-V1500
All Paradigm Speakers.
Is that DVD Shrink I see on your PC?

quicksilver77
Apr 18, 2006, 10:05 AM
Is that DVD Shrink I see on your PC?


Yes it is, with DVD Decrypter for good measure. Why do u ask?

ph0rce
Apr 18, 2006, 11:51 AM
Quite old pictures now: http://homepage.mac.com/gary.bowers/PhotoAlbum10.html


I replaced the Sony projector with a Themescene Hd72 High Def Projector, just waiting for SKY to bring out their HD boxes now. I also have a motorised dish and a HD box that picks up Euro1080 so should get the Worldcup.

I'll try and get some new pictures tonight.

Projectors all the way, 1499 including a free 92" Beamax Screen + Ceiling Mount.

The BBC will be showing the World Cup on there "BBC HD" channel :)

HckySo
Apr 18, 2006, 11:59 AM
Yes it is, with DVD Decrypter for good measure. Why do u ask?

Oh no reason it just looked familiar. I use it quite often when I need to copy a DVD to multiple computers to burn multiple DVDs using the raw VIDEO_TS DVD files instead of project files that seem to take 10 times longer to burn.

jsw
Apr 18, 2006, 12:03 PM
Mine, although it's more of a "Home Family Room TV with a Mac attached" than a "home theater"....

http://formymac.com/MR/TV_Small_1.jpg (http://formymac.com/MR/TV_Big_1.jpg)


http://formymac.com/MR/TV_Small_2.jpg (http://formymac.com/MR/TV_Big_2.jpg)

GOTML
Apr 18, 2006, 04:13 PM
Mine, although it's more of a "Home Family Room TV with a Mac attached" than a "home theater"....

http://formymac.com/MR/TV_Small_1.jpg (http://formymac.com/MR/TV_Big_1.jpg)


http://formymac.com/MR/TV_Small_2.jpg (http://formymac.com/MR/TV_Big_2.jpg)
that is awesome, i wish i had that for my mini and xbox 360.. im stuck with a 15" samsung LCD...:o

rjgonzales
Apr 18, 2006, 04:26 PM
http://formymac.com/MR/TV_Small_1.jpg (http://formymac.com/MR/TV_Big_1.jpg)




Where did you get that shelf? I have been looking for something like that for my study.

thanks.....

jsw
Apr 18, 2006, 04:30 PM
Where did you get that shelf? I have been looking for something like that for my study.

thanks.....
I built it from a 8'x4' piece of MDF (medium density fiberboard), some paint, some wood trim, glue, and some screws. Cost like $30 or so altogether. I needed something tall enough inside to accommodate the UPS (visible in the back if you click to see the larger pics) and wide enough to flank the TV, so I had to build it myself. Plus, the opt is removable, making it a lot easier to do wiring.

mjstew33
Apr 18, 2006, 07:00 PM
ddddaaaammmmnnnn! What size is the TV? 40'?
Haha, 62". :)

Platform
Apr 19, 2006, 04:40 AM
Haha, 62". :)

62".....:eek:

sam10685
Apr 19, 2006, 05:32 AM
How this for exciting :cool: :rolleyes:

A philips TV, i forget the model, but it's 30 something inches, does 720p via DVi though :D and a load of consoles (the main reason for it) the xbox is in the back room at the time of the photo btw ;)

Sound comes from headphones, or from time to time the TVs internal speakers, their good enough for the kind of volume i can use without annoying nextdoor :cool:


Also works rather well with my powerbook hooked up, running emulators :D


/me awaits mega cool setups from other folks :eek:

dude... that's one of my favorite games on the screen there.

w_parietti22
Apr 27, 2006, 06:31 PM
not exactly the nicest home theater setup in the world, but my grandma gave me the screen and my dad bought a projector for work (That he never uses) so I set it up in my room. Its pretty sweet. I measured the part that displays and its 42" :D

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/4192/img75942mb.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

iBlue
Apr 27, 2006, 06:42 PM
Here's mine with my iBook:

<imng snip>
is it really fair to say "mine" though? i bet your parents would disagree. :p (just being cheeky with ya man, i'm a ball-buster like that sometimes)

rmhop81
Apr 29, 2006, 09:14 AM
here's my current setup. i use it as a monitor too with my dell xps 200 desktop on the bottom shelf

http://img74.imageshack.us/img74/1401/picture0117um.th.jpg (http://img74.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture0117um.jpg)

shuurajou
Apr 29, 2006, 06:13 PM
Well, my room is a bit of a bomb site but I've spent a lot of money on it and I'm very proud.

Key items - Optoma H79 HD projector. Xbox 360. PS2. iMac G5 20". Denon AV amp (Can't remember exact model). Oray projector screen (electronic). Eastsound E5 CD-Player. Pioneer DVD player (can't remember model). Everything runs into the AV amp and the projector depending on what I want to do.

These pictures truely do not give the projector justice. When supplied with HD footage I have never seen any LCD, Plasma etc sharper and blur free than this projector. But it came at a price. Xbox 360 is huge fun through it and with surroud sound.

http://www.kirkwatts.com/kirk/personal/macroom1.jpg

http://www.kirkwatts.com/kirk/personal/macroom2.jpg

http://www.kirkwatts.com/kirk/personal/macroom3.jpg

http://www.kirkwatts.com/kirk/personal/room1.jpg

jaysmith
Apr 29, 2006, 06:19 PM
how much did the projector and screen run you? i've been thinking about selling my lcd tv for one, maybe. i think its the ultimate theatre experience.

shuurajou
Apr 29, 2006, 06:26 PM
how much did the projector and screen run you? i've been thinking about selling my lcd tv for one, maybe. i think its the ultimate theatre experience.

Yeah, I was in the same situation. Baring in mind I'm talking in GBP () here, not the dollar.

The projector cost me 3000
The screen cost me 1000.

I think in the USA this projector is currently around the $5000 mark online.

The projector is also known as the Themescene H79, or the Optoma Themescene H79.

Sca1pel
May 1, 2006, 05:45 AM
Haha, 62". :)


Are you sure thats a 62 and didnt mean 42? What brand is that?

I'll post photo's of the tubes later. Got a 32xbr1 in my room and a 50in samsung plasma in the lr

radiantm3
May 1, 2006, 05:55 AM
http://image.7motion.com/tv.jpg

I'm in serious need of an XBOX 360 and a Mac Mini. :D

It's a 50" Sony HD Rear Projection LCD (model is A10) for inquiring minds. It weighs half as much as my 27" CRT TV did. :cool:

Abstract
May 1, 2006, 07:06 AM
http://formymac.com/MR/TV_Small_2.jpg

Jsw's setup is my favourite. Love that, and I can't believe people still build their own "furniture" nowadays. That's a great thing. :) The setup would make me nervous though. I mean, isn't the entire setup heavy? How is it attached to the wall?

And what do you mean by "wood trim"? Is it what we see on the surface of the entire unit, but painted in black?

Brand of TV? It has a nice casing. :)

62".....:eek:

*looks down his pants*

Yeah, I would have guessed around that. :eek:

Squire
May 1, 2006, 08:08 AM
I have a 37" LG LCD TV, a NAD T743 Receiver, a Nad T533 DVD/DVD-Audio player (dual region, too, which is quite convenient), and a 5.1 Wharfedale Diamond 8.4 surround set.

(I'll try to post an actual pic tomorrow.)

-Squire