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

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    The Twilight poster makes a lot more sense then. I can definitely understand appeasing the wife. My latest AV desires have been around headphones and my wife cringes when I tell her about what I'm planning on getting (dedicated tube amps, $500+ cans, etc.).
    The projector isn't a bad one and will be good for a while (unless your whole collection is Blu-rays maybe), but those 120hz 1080p models are probably looking really nice now and getting cheaper every day, adding to the temptation.

    +1 for Yamaha amps. They offer a lot of features and are great quality for the price. I'm sure you enjoy being able to hook up anything and only have to use the one HDMI cable to run it to the projector.
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    funny you should say that about the Hdmi. I ran every type of cable that projector can take and the HDMI is the only one I needed because that AVR! Thank god monoprice has such cheap prices on their cables or I would have been pissed at myself.lol
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    Another +1 for Yamaha amps. Great Quality for the money, Burr Brown DAC's you can't go wrong

    @Kciaccio you have the 663 what does it have over my 661? I am gonna guess it maybe has HDMI 1.3? That is the only fault I have with mine(tho it my own fault for buying it) is that is only 1.2a so it can't handle HD audio standards.
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    My setup is consisting of less and less actual HT stuff :(
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    Moved dat shyt
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    People should post!
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    I like your TV stand Joe.

    I recommend placing a D6500K florescent light source behind your television like this

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    it will prevent eye strain and blacks will be deeper. if you want to learn more about bias lighting see here

    http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-11247_7-6217705-1.html
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    i'm currently using a set of Philips MC-500 for my home theater. they're hooked up to my Sony Trinitron (i know that doesn't narrow it down much) TV from '98. i think its a 26inch. It works pretty well for me. its not HD or anything but its good enough for me. the speakers have a usb connection i can use for my pc, but its only basic AC97 audio. however it does have R/L connectors for input so using a mini stereo to rca i can connect it to my pc that way. The specs are a follows:

    Loudspeakers
    • Main Speaker: 2 way, Bass Reflex Speaker
    System, 5.25" woofer, 2" tweeter

    Power and performance
    • MAX Sound for instant power boost
    • 2-Way Bass Reflex Speaker System for powerful sound
    • 2x50W RMS and 2x100W music power.

    full spec sheet http://www.p4c.philips.com/files/m/mc-500_21m/mc-500_21m_pss_aen.pdf
    and a pic.

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    I'll post some pics up of my setup, if I can snag a camera better than my phone's built-in garbage :laugh:

    Nice idea on the TV backlighting. I was thinking of doing something similar, but different. This seems like a better idea :D
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    http://www.cinemaquestinc.com/ideal_lumesb.htm

    there's some more info for your reading pleasure on back lights. I'll get my set up posted here in the next few days :)
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    I'll have pics in a week or so. Waiting on the rest of my stuff to arrive from monoprice. :p
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    I should mention a D6500K light source will only prevent eye strain and save power with LCD televisions.
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    I had too look up all this talk about "6500K" light sources. It wasn't jiving well with the iota of edumacation I thunk I done did. It refers to the color of a temperature, not the temperature itself which, although incredibly disappointing, is far more reasonable.

    I wanted an 85W light that ran at 6,227°C. . .:cry:

    Furthermore this backlighting thing is really interesting to me and I'll certainly look into it. I'm colorblind and this whole depth perception ruckus has never been noticeable to me.
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    How about my 63" Plasma Samsung 3D TV? :eek:

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    Our actual Home Theater setup with Surround Sound and BluRay Player is downstairs though, only a 52" Plasma TV I believe.

    We got a 3D TV with no way to watch 3D BluRays! xD
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    No the 6500K that I'm referring to is the actual temperature. I put it three miles away from my house and it provides a perfect backlight from the houses being vaporized haha.

    That's a good clarification to make lol

    edit: here's my set up.

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    Samsung LN46C750 3d lcd
    Yamaha RX-A800
    Paradigm cinema c110 center and c90 L/R and cinema adp 2-way (think that's the right term) for my 4 surround speakers
    Acoustech H100 sub in the right corner (not pictured)
    Monster HDP-1500 surge protector
    Logitech harmony one remote
    PS3, wii, and roommate's 360 (now dead go figure)
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    For some reason I'm compelled to investigate marketing terms whenever they don't make sense to me. I'm still not so sure about the backlighting thing (hereafter referred to as video bias lighting).

    My HT room has two sets of window shades so even in the middle of the day I can make the room pitch black; glare from the reflective HDTV screen is never an issue.

    No offense, but this appears to be a far more useful (and cited) explanation of "video bias lighting":
    http://www.cinemaquestinc.com/blb.htm

    Not cited, but interesting:
    http://www.cinemaquestinc.com/ive.htm
    That looks like a fantastic way to annoy the shit out of someone. :D
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    the LED come with a remote. you can set a primary color, fade, strobe, brightness, etc.

    they even sell sound activated LED.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3876hkps2Wg
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    42" lg + what was going to be the pc bu i sold her :( gutted but just means i av to make a new and better one :)

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    ill have to post pics in a bit. love everyones set up.

    Im currently using the rig in my sig with a 40" Samsung 1080p LED LCD. Love my HD movies.
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