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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by Soylent Joe, May 19, 2010.

  1. Soylent Joe

    Soylent Joe New Member

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    Alright. I didn't know if the "coaxial" RCA was any different.

    I've got the receiver hooked up to the computer now through a 3.5mm to RCA line. I can't get hardly any sound out of the right speaker, and when I do (I can only get it on "mono movie" setting) it's faint and is slightly behind the other speaker. It's not the speaker itself, I tested it on the working side and it was fine. I may try the coax to see if there's any difference.
     
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    46" Toshiba 120Hz on the wall in the living room hooked up to my PC right now running WMC/netflix just the speakers in the TV as it is just for the wife and kids.

    Downstairs a 120" screen with a 1080P Optima DLP projector, Harman Kardon 7.1 surround receiver, Polk Monitor 70's for the front, center is a Image speaker built in , rear is a set of Bose acoutamass and jewelcubes. I only run 5.1 as the room is smaller 15X14. I have as of yet to get the chimney out, and my sub box built in and tuned, when it is I will have two 12" pioneer subs in a multipass enclosure running off a RX-770 receiver amp unless I find another really good amp to compare to it.

    I would like to make it loud enough to make my heart skip beats, and right now with the RX-770 driving only one 12" amp box I built for my old apartment it will make you almost want to throw up from the power.


    Eventually when we are done with the basement I will have my PC back to myself and a media PC for my wife to run the theater and the TV upstairs and her games, and have multi-room audio. I put a pair of Polk 8" environmental speakers in the ceiling of my bathroom as we remodeled it. A jacuzzi tub and some good tunes to help relax me.
     
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    just bit the bullet today and got myself:

    Onkyo TXSR578 Receiver
    Tannoy SFX5.1 Speakers
    Philips BDP2500 Blu-Ray

    pics will be up soon as i get my room remodeled, couple of weeks.
     
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    An audiophile won't worry about what color the connector is, but instead will want to ensure that the cable used hi-Oxygen free copper or (preferrably) silver, because copper may have 97% conductivity, silver has 99%! :D

    Unless the DAC on my receiver is better than the one on my sound card or source, I will use analog connections.
     
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    Finally got a job this year and been on a spending spree for the past months :toast:

    This is the bedroom

    <--- Rig in the sig
    Series 5 Samsung LED TV 40"
    Samsung something 5.1 speakers surround with Blu-Ray player
    PS3
    Guinea Pigs in that grey cage looking thing
    wii, wii fit which never gets used..
    And that big stuffed toy... thats me.

    EDIT: I also got my ISP setup in the room as well since i have no love left for wireless :toast:

    My bed is being delivered soon but nonetheless i kind of prefer sleeping on the matress alone :laugh:




    Right side of the room:
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    Left side of the room:
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    Couch View:
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    Bro dat is an awesome setup you got there, I want it now:laugh::laugh: and you got a pink room lol:rockout::rockout:
     
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    lmao its actually lavender-ish picked by the mrs. but anyhow I'll be repainting the room soon to match the brown borders and floor boards. :toast:
     
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    housesitting for my brother for a week, got the run of a 4br house :p this is his theatre setup and my bike in his living room lol :rockout:

    47" Philips 47PFL7603D/10
    Philips HTS3367 Home theatre
    Philips BDP7200 Blu-Ray Player
    Wii, PS3 & VM V+ Box

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    +1 for Totoro!
     
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    Haha you recognized him :toast:
     
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    I live in Japan! It's a great movie though.
     
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    42" LG plasma hd (not true hd)
    80 gig sumo PS3
    LG 120 gig dvd recorder
     
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    hey guys! here's mine.
    tv-samsung 67" DLP HDTV
    PS3
    WII
    SONY 500W 5.1 DOLBY SURROUND


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    yes! big tv! love playin modern warfare 2 on it.god of war 3 was sick on this beast!:D
     
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    67" thats massive and very impressive at the same time.
     
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    new theater system up and running :rockout:

    Onkyo TXSR-578
    Tannoy SFX5.1
    Philips BDP2500 BluRay

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    You guys are very loose with the definition of Home Theater.
     
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    I define it as a television/projector, some input devices, and speakers. However much or little you have connected other than those key components are up to you :)
     
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    A home theater or home theatre is a theater built in a home, designed to mimic (or exceed) commercial theater performance and feeling, more commonly known as a home cinema. Today, home cinema implies a real "cinema experience" at a private home.

    Not to knock anyone but....I don't feel the "theater experince" in a lot of this set ups. Not trying to hurt anyones feelings but I think the term "Home Theater" has been over used in the last couple years when in reality people have what is the norm in most homes now a days.

    Dosent anybody have anything like a real home theater set up here?
     
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    I looked back to see if anyone had posted one and alas, the only one like you're talking about belongs to you. I know what you're saying, but we'll continue to use the term loosely.
     
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    lol, I guess I can only dream. Maybe someone will be inspired to take that next step like we do our computers! :rockout:
     
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    Here's Mine
    LG 42" FullHD
    Yamaha RX-V661
    psb Alpha HT1 5.1
    PS3 60GB
    Full Digital thru HDMI

    PS: Don't click them I neglected to resize them:eek:

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    The classic definition for a home theater consists of having a 27" or greater television set or monitor and a surround sound setup. That's it.

    My brother set up a "proper" home theater in his basement which turned out pretty well, but my equipment was better (video quality was about equal but my sources and speakers [with exception to the Bose garbage in my pics] trumped his), so I felt the experience was better in my room over his. I don't have the need or desire for theater seats set up on tiered platforms to have a better movie experience. I'd rather invest the money towards a better set of B&W speakers or a Classe amp to drive them (got the money saved for them but they are incompatible with my apartment ;)), or something along those lines. To each their own I guess.

    Your setup looks pretty nice and well thought out, excluding the Twilight poster. What kind of equipment are you running?
     
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    lol, agreed on the twilight comment, but I had to do something to make the wife happy. My theater room used to be her living room until I put up that wall.
    I use a yamaha rx-v663 avr(always had good luck with yamaha amps) klipsh sub and front speakers and yamaha inwall surrounds for side and rear. Sony vlp-hs60 projector( going to upgrade soon but not sure on whether to see how 3D turns out or go with a projector capable of 2:35 and make my screen wider than 16:9.
     

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