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Cave Man

macrumors 604
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(Please note, this thread should be free of pictures. As moderator Blue Velvet has pointed out, there is another thread in another forum is for those.)

I'm surprised this hasn't been started yet, and a quick search didn't reveal anything. So, let's get this started...

Home Theater Setup
  • 2.5 gHz quad-core i5 GIGABYTE GA-H67N-USB3-B3 hackintosh with 8 gb RAM
  • Plex media software
  • Elgato Eye TV Hybrid (roof-top antenna)
  • 1 TB Samsung boot drive
  • Two 2 TB Hitachi media drives in OWC Mercury dual enclosure
    [*]LG GGW-H20L Blu-ray drive (yes, Blu-ray disc playback under OS X)
  • Sanyo PLV-Z2000 1080p projector (connected by DVI to HDMI cable)
  • Onkyo HT-S580 5.1 DD/DTS surround sound HTIB (connected by Toslink cable)
  • Harmony 520 remote
  • Draper LUMA 69x92" matte white screen

Apple TV Setup
  • Modified eSATA with 750 gb Samsung boot drive in Rosewill enclosure
  • Samsung 40" LCD TV (connected by HDMI cable)
  • Onkyo HT-R420 5.1 DD/DTS surround sound receiver with 2.1 speaker system (connected by Toslink cable)
 
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Cave Man

macrumors 604
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You'd be unimpressed. I have a 32" TV, DVD player, and a DirecTV HR21-100. Sound comes from 2 powerful 10 watt speakers located at the bottom of the TV.

As long as it works for you, that's all that matters. My wife thinks I'm insane (and is surprised I haven't electrocuted myself).

While it's not quite the same as listing components and configurations, there's a long-established picture thread over here called Post your Home Theater.

:)

Yeah, I was hoping to avoid an image-heavy thread.
 
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rhett7660

macrumors G5
Jan 9, 2008
12,660
2,619
Sunny, Southern California
Panasonic BD-35
Denon AVR-3200 soon to be Pioneer VSX-01TX (Christmas present can't open it)
Apple TV 40gig (streaming mode)
HP MD5880n dlp 1080p
Three Crown 402 amps
Denon CD Player (hardly used any more)
Atlantic Technology 350 speaker system with dual 12 inch subs (Love these guys)
xbox 360 :)

All of my cables are either blue jean or audioquest.

All my gear is on four dedicated 20amp lines that have power conditioners at the box.
 
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kavika411

macrumors 6502a
Jan 8, 2006
617
3
Alabama
My little system is simply:

Hitachi 42" plasma
Apple TV
generic DirecTV HD DVR
Marantz SR7200
Airport Express
Klipsch tower speakers

I've dumped my VCR and my DVD player. I find myself generally able to get whatever content I want via my computer or Apple TV, both of which get the content on to the TV.

I'm in the market to change my setup a bit. Specifically, I want a new receiver/amp (either all-in-one or separate) to replace my Marantz. But I want to wait a bit and see if HDMI is going to become the industry standard so I'll know if I need some inputs.
 
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TheCheapGeek

macrumors 6502
Jul 10, 2008
470
3
42" Vizio LCD TV
40 GB Apple TV
Aluminum 20" iMac (streaming around 600GB of media to the Apple TV)
Xbox 360
Elgato Eye tv (soon)
Attic Antenna (soon)
Dish Network DVR (soon to be removed)
 
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BBC B 32k

macrumors 6502
Aug 5, 2005
353
6
London
Sony 44" rear pro TV - love this set and in no hurry to get rid of it
Sony STR DB 940 receiver
Sony 200 disc DVD multi changer
Mission M74 fronts
Mission cinema surrounds and centre
QED silver interconnect
Airport express for music
Elgato eyeTV
iBook hooked up for computer based media
X-Box, Wii

Eyes on a Phillips AmbiLight screen. Or maybe a projector.
Still waiting for an improved MacMini for my setup.
 
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wwooden

macrumors 68020
Jul 26, 2004
2,009
168
Burlington, VT
My setup is in the other home theater thread, but I will post here as well:

Living room:
Samsung LN46A550 46" 1080p LCD TV
Toshiba HD-A2 HD-DVD player (I only have a few HD-DVD's left, I use it for DVDs now)
40gig PS3
40gig AppleTv
Comcast HD DVR box
Onkyo 605 HDMI receiver
Polk Audio RM6750 5.1 speaker set
Logitech 880 Harmony remote
I have a 3-1 HDMI switch because I have 4 HDMI devices and only 2 HDMI inputs on my receiver.

All my HDMI cables are from monoprice.com, speaker cable is some 14ga stuff my friend got me super cheap because he worked at best buy.

Bedroom:
I have a Westinghouse 26" HD LCD TV with built-in DVD player mounted to the wall. I will eventually get an AppleTV for that so I can watch all my tv shows there as well; just waiting till after the holiday season.
 
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Oneness

macrumors regular
Feb 4, 2007
183
0
Cowtown
Here we are:

*2.16 ghz Mac Mini with 2gb RAM\80gb HD\Superdrive
*1 TB MiniStack v.3 external HD (already too small - :()
*Sony KDL-46Z4100 LCD TV
*Onkyo TX-SR606 AVR
*5.1 ELT Mini Monitor speaker system from av123.
*STF-2 sub from Hsu
*Harmony 880 remote - sync'd with Remote Buddy on the Mini
*Apple wireless keyboard & Keningston Slimblade trackball mouse
*Eye TV-250 with attic mounted antennae (no cable or satellite!)

Cheers!
 
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knux11

macrumors regular
Apr 22, 2008
206
9
TV 1:
40" 720p LCD TV
Mac mini CD 2.16 ghz, 2gb ram, 320gb hdd
60gb PS3
ATT UVerse w/total home DVR

TV 2:
LG 50" pLasma 720p TV
40gb Appletv
Sony DVD changer
Onkyo TX-sr606 Receiver
Pre-wired for xbox 360 and PS3
Nintendo WII
ATT Uverse w/total home DVR
all sources outputting or upscaled to output at 720P

TV 3:
Mitsubishi HD1000 720p projector at 107"
Xbox 360
ATT Uverse w/total home dvr

All three can stream media from a 1TB NAS in RAID 0.
 
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peskaa

macrumors 68020
Mar 13, 2008
2,104
5
London, UK
Samsumg 40" M87 1080P LCD
Sony STR-DA2400ES AV Receiver (DTS-HD, HD-MA)
Sony SSB4ED Floorstanders
Mordaunt Short 302, 304 & 309 Satellites/Centre & Subwoofer
Sony BDP-S550 Blu Ray
Sony SCD-XE597 Super Audio CD Player
Sony PlayStation 3 60GB
Apple TV 40GB
Nintendo Wii


Works fairly well. Looking at replacing the Samsung TV with a Sony model, so I can used the BRAVIA Theatre Link stuff, which enables a single remote to control the whole system. As is, I get bits of it working (ie: turning off the TV will turn off the receiver & bd player, but not vice versa).

The bedroom has a 26" Samsung (720p/1080i) with a Sony BDP-S350 BluRay player hooked up to it.
 
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dbwie

macrumors 6502
Jun 11, 2007
454
22
Albuquerque, NM, USA
my setup

Sony 19" LCD HDTV (model KDL-19M4000)
Apple TV 40GB
JVC RX-6042 5.1 A/V receiver
Jensen center speaker
Yamaha 100W subwoofer
4 Yamaha speakers (L/R/back)

I ditched my DVD/VCR combo player after getting the appleTV, don't miss it at all.

My living room is only 140 square feet, hence the small TV.
 
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MacCoCo

macrumors newbie
Nov 6, 2008
11
0
Texas
Home Theater

Samsung DLP 56"
Denon 1803
Boston Acoustics Towers
Sony DVD 1080P
UVerse TV - Fiber Optic HD
Apple TV
iMac - Movie/Music Server
iPhone/Apple Remote

Coming Soon-
In Wall - Whole Home Speakers
 
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Capt Crunch

macrumors 6502
Aug 26, 2001
486
14
Washington, D.C.
I'll post an image because I feel like it:

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Specs:

Phillips 42" LCD HDTV
Harmon Kardon AVR-154 5.1 receiver
NHT VS-2 center channel
ADS CM-5 Bookcase speakers

24" 2.8 GHz aluminum iMac
Drobo
Timecapsule
iPod touch remote
Logitech Harmoney 550 Universal Remote (I use this more than the iPod)

The iMac is connected by long DVI-HDMI and optical cables tucked under the wall siding. Gets the job done, but ideally I wouldn't have sold my mac mini.
 
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mohanman

macrumors regular
Feb 5, 2007
140
0
TV: Panasonic 42" Plasma 42PX500U
Onkyo SR-806 THX2 Receiver
Aperion Audio 5.1 speakers (awesome speakers!)
Tivo Series 3
Appletv 160gb
Xbox 360
PS3
Wii

Controlled by Universal Remote MX-950

Appletv streamed from Mac Pro connected to Infrant NAS with 1.5 TB

Mo!
 
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wwooden

macrumors 68020
Jul 26, 2004
2,009
168
Burlington, VT
I'll post an image because I feel like it:

Specs:

Panasonic 42" LCD HDTV
Harmon Kardon AVR-154 5.1 receiver
NHT VS-2 center channel
ADS CM-5 Bookcase speakers

24" 2.8 GHz aluminum iMac
Drobo
Timecapsule
iPod touch remote
Logitech Harmoney 550 Universal Remote (I use this more than the iPod)

The iMac is connected by long DVI-HDMI and optical cables tucked under the wall siding. Gets the job done, but ideally I wouldn't have sold my mac mini.

Looks like a Phillips tv to me.
 
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rogersmj

macrumors 68020
Sep 10, 2006
2,158
0
Indianapolis, IN
Looks like a Phillips tv to me.

Haha, especially since Panasonic doesn't make a 42" LCD!

I've got:
- 42" Samsung plasma
- TiVo HD upgraded to 750GB
- Xbox 360 Elite
- 1.83GHz Core 2 Duo Mac Mini running Plex
- Panasonic XR-55S slim digital receiver powering 5 Yamaha speakers
- Monoprice remote-control 4x1 HDMI switcher
- 12" Velodyne sub that's way, way too powerful for the rest of my stuff
- Logitech Harmony 550 remote that can even control my lights via X10


Pics on Flickr

Posts about my experience with Plex on my blog
 
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VolcomLegend

macrumors member
Feb 12, 2008
33
0
Samsung 40" 1080p LCD TV
Sony SF2000 Receiver
Sony Tallboy 5.1 Speakers
Apple TV 40GB (HDMI)
BT Vision 160GB PVR (HDMI)
Toshiba HD-EP30 HD-DVD Player (HDMI)
Samsung HD-950 Multi-Region Upscaling DVD Player (HDMI)
Sony PS3 (60GB, Wi-Fi, Memory Card Reader) (HDMI)
Xbox 360 Premium (VGA + Optical)
Nintendo Wii (Component)

I think that's it. Along with about 8 remotes including iPhone 3G!!

Oh, and a pretty decent movie collection...

http://Library.SpecialEdition.me.uk
 
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