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hallryu
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Soundcard: Asus Xonar D2X + SP2500
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Default Post your AV set up? - 05-03-2009, 21:26 | posts: 11,379 | Location: England

TV: LG 42PG6000
AV Receiver: Pioneer VSX-1017AV-K
Player: Panasonic DMP-BD30
Speakers: Tannoy SFX 5.1

Budget setup costing around 1800 with cabling.

Great TV, about the best at the time for the price. The Pioneer is fantastic, very loud, but crisp clean audio. Speakers are ok, I just have to watch the active sub! Shakes me off of the settee!

What's everyone else running?
   
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Videocard: X1950 Pro 256MB @2032BW
Processor: C2Quad Q6600 G0rev@3.2Ghz
Mainboard: Asus P5K SE
Memory: 2x 1gig DDR2-667 Kingston
Soundcard: Onboard @ Logitech Z-5500
PSU: Antec Earthwatts 430 Watt
Default 05-04-2009, 11:56 | posts: 193 | Location: Netherlands, Brabant

TV: Sony Bravia KDL-L4000
AV Receiver/Digital Decoder: Humax IR HD-5000C
Player*: Microsoft Xbox 360
Speakers: Logitech Z-5500

*(And i got my TV linked up to my PC, So I Play most of my movies from my PC)

Price: Around 1600 euro's (I am a 17 year old student, so that's allot money to me )
   
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hearnia_2K
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Videocard: 2x EVGA GTX670 FTW Sig2
Processor: Intel Core i5 3570k
Mainboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4
Memory: 16GB DDR3 (4x4GB)
Soundcard:
PSU: PCP&C EPS 610W Silencer
Default 05-04-2009, 16:52 | posts: 60 | Location: Near Atlanta, GA, USA

TV: Sony Bravia KDL-40W4500 40" 100Hz LCD HDTV

AV Receiver/Digital Decoder: Sony STR-DB900 (Slimline 5.1 receiver)

Speakers: Sony Pascal SA-VE805 (Pretty much the same as SA-VE835, previous version)

Devices attached:

Microsoft Xbox 360
Playstation 3
Wii
Media Centre PC (680i, c2d E6320, 2gb RAM, 200Gb HDD, running 7MC)
Main PC (see sig)
Upscaling Sony DVP-NS92 DVD player (Multi-region)
Super Nintendo Entertainment System


The system is pretty good, the TV plays well with PCs, except for a very slight sharpening which cannot be turned off. This is the case on all Sony TVs though. Both PCs are connected with HDMI. To the amp both PCs have digital co-ax connections.

I recently got a Sega Mega Drive II as well, I have so far only briefly testedthe unit, and am yet to get any worthwhile games - but am currently overhauling my bedroom, and hope to find space to have it permanantly connected.

I have no idea really how much the total system cost anymore, as I have made the pruchases over time.

Last edited by hearnia_2K; 05-04-2009 at 17:07.
   
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Hilbert Hagedoorn
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Videocard: AMD | NVIDIA
Processor: Core i7 5960K
Mainboard: X99
Memory: 16GB
Soundcard: X-Fi - GigaWorks 7.1
PSU: 1200 Watt
Default 05-04-2009, 17:02 | posts: 28,348 | Location: Guru3D testlab

Aah gotta share this one,
  • Samsung F series 46" 1920x1080 Full HD
  • Onkyo TX-N905 THX Ultra 2 II Plus certified / 7.1 / HQV Reon-VX video processing (w/1080p upscaling) / 4x HDMI in / 2x HDMI out.
  • Bose Acoustimass 15 speakers (5.1)
  • HTPC running MediaPortal / Q6600 / 8800 GTS 512 / Vista / 4GB / 128GB solid state routed to NAS in another room (to preserve silence). Housed in the Zalman HD160XT Plus HTPC chassis with touch-screen.
Recently replaced a Plasma Pioneer HD Ready screen with the new Full HD telly mentioned above. I was a Sony QS fan when it came to the AV receiver, yet once you have ahd the Onkyo experience ... you are done and sold. An unbelievable experience.


All sound is connected through optical and HDMI.

Yeah I'm a movie buff / home theatre freak .. and proud of it


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hearnia_2K
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Videocard: 2x EVGA GTX670 FTW Sig2
Processor: Intel Core i5 3570k
Mainboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4
Memory: 16GB DDR3 (4x4GB)
Soundcard:
PSU: PCP&C EPS 610W Silencer
Default 05-04-2009, 17:05 | posts: 60 | Location: Near Atlanta, GA, USA

Hey Hilbert,
How does that video processor perform?
I've never used a dedicated video processor yet, however I have been told a couple of times that if you go out and spend the best part of 1k you could end up with much better IQ?
Thanks, and nice setup you have there!
   
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Hilbert Hagedoorn
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Videocard: AMD | NVIDIA
Processor: Core i7 5960K
Mainboard: X99
Memory: 16GB
Soundcard: X-Fi - GigaWorks 7.1
PSU: 1200 Watt
Default 05-04-2009, 17:08 | posts: 28,348 | Location: Guru3D testlab

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Hey Hilbert,
How does that video processor perform?
I've never used a dedicated video processor yet, however I have been told a couple of times that if you go out and spend the best part of 1k you could end up with much better IQ?
Thanks, and nice setup you have there!
Use it only for SD upscaling and SD video processing (cable and DVD), as HD well is perfect really thanks to the HTPC. But the video processor is really good. It returns a full score out of the HQV test. So yeah it's pretty darn good.

But to be honest, I never watch DVD's anymore, HD all the way


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grunger
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Videocard: Palit GTX970 4GB
Processor: I7 5820K @4.5Ghz H100
Mainboard: Asus X99-A/USB3.1
Memory: 16GB Crucial DDR4 2400Mhz
Soundcard: Soundblaster Z
PSU: OCZ ModXtreme Pro 600W
Default 05-04-2009, 18:54 | posts: 1,873 | Location: London

Hardly cutting edge but heres mine...

Samsung 19" LCD TV - I know its too small + a Sahara Projector (I get about a 5 foot screen off that)

Shuttle SD32 - C2D 6300, 3GB RAM, 500GB, 8400GS, Sony BD-ROM, Running Windows 7 7100 x64.

Audio is a Technics HD-501

Media Server is 2.8Ghz P4 based Shuttle running Windows Server 2003 standard, with 1x160Gb for the OS and 2x 1TB disks for the media.

Got the Wii wired in too

Its not amazing, but it does the job quite well, I'd love a bigger TV though!
   
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Videocard: Mobility Radeon HD 5470
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Mainboard: Intel HM55
Memory: 4096MB DDR3 PC3-10700
Soundcard: Realtek HD Audio
PSU: 6 Cell Li-Ion Battery
Default 05-04-2009, 19:06 | posts: 1,300 | Location: IL

I have the 'A' down, not so much the 'V'..

Stereo

Headphone
   
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Runing Target
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Videocard: Evga GTX 680 Hydro Copper
Processor: Phenom II X6 1090T BE H2O
Mainboard: GA-890FXA-UD7 H2O
Memory: Corsair4x4GB DDR3 1600MHz
Soundcard: Asus HDAV 1.3
PSU: CM Silent Pro M 700W
Default 05-16-2009, 16:12 | posts: 220 | Location: Norway

Tv: Samsung 40" Le40c755 200Hz 3D Full HD
AV Receiver: Yamaha RX-V1500 7.1 Cinema DSP
Kenwood Basic M2, Sub
DVD/CD: Cambridge Audio DVD79
Blu-ray: Samsung BD-C6900
Decoder: HD PVR
Speakers: 4 JBL Tlx8 Front/Rear
2 Jamo Clasic 8 Suround
Yamaha NS-C525 Center
Sub 2 Cerwin-Vega CLS-15S, 15 in
Pc Sound Card: ASUS XONAR D2/HDAV1.3 + H6

I didnt like the sound that the Cerwin-Wega
prodused. so I made new boxes fore them.
Now they have more power at 15-50hz
and the sound are more neutral

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Videocard: GTX260 OC 216
Processor: AMD 64 x2 6000+ @ 3.3Ghz
Mainboard: Asus M2N4 - SLI
Memory: 4 x 1Gb DDR2 6400
Soundcard: Xfi Xtreme Gamer Fatality
PSU: thermaltake Toughpower 1K
Default 05-17-2009, 01:06 | posts: 263 | Location: Uk

TV .. LG 37LC55
Amp .. Technics SA-DX 940
Media Centre .. Kiss DP-600 1080p Upscaler (also networks to pc)
Centre Spkr .. Yamaha NS-C525
Main Spkr's .. Celestion 5 Mkii
Subwoofer .. Eltax Monitor
Rear Spkr's .. Maudant Short 903i
Speaker cable .. QED Silver Anniversary XT
Interconnects .. Ixos XHD308 Optical .. Ixos XHA606 Phono .. QED HDMI SR

Last edited by *Rogue*; 09-07-2009 at 22:19.
   
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hallryu
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Videocard: 2x HD7970 - QNIX/U2711
Processor: 3770k delid@4.8GHz - H320
Mainboard: GA-Z77X-UP7 (F5)
Memory: Dominator GT 2134 2x4GB
Soundcard: Asus Xonar D2X + SP2500
PSU: BeQuiet! DP Pro 1200W
Default 05-19-2009, 20:44 | posts: 11,379 | Location: England

Some nice kit here. Nothing like watching a new HD film on a big screen!
   
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grunger
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Videocard: Palit GTX970 4GB
Processor: I7 5820K @4.5Ghz H100
Mainboard: Asus X99-A/USB3.1
Memory: 16GB Crucial DDR4 2400Mhz
Soundcard: Soundblaster Z
PSU: OCZ ModXtreme Pro 600W
Default 05-19-2009, 21:37 | posts: 1,873 | Location: London

About to swap my 19" Samsung for a LG M227WD - looks good for the cash
Sub 200 for 1080P
   
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Videocard: ASUS gtx560ti on T260HD
Processor: E8400 E0 @4.05 1.24v
Mainboard: XFX 780i SLI (ITS ALIVE)
Memory: OCZ reaper 1150mhz 2x2gb
Soundcard: ASUS Xonar D2/5.1 set up
PSU: Xilence 750w Mod
Default 05-19-2009, 22:02 | posts: 3,728 | Location: uk

TV Samsung T260HD full HD 1080p
AV reciver JVC RX-D302 , HDMI pass through 1080i x2, 7.1 suround, 250rms
DVD player Sony DVP-NS708H full HD upscaling
speakers maudant short's (old carnt remember moddle) sound sublime, 300w rms
Sub Yamaha YST 100w 8" ported

then my pc is also wired in to that

not a bad system my speakers are older than me (1983) but are in superb order and only had light use apart from when i got my hands on them the sub was a budget buy at 100but well worth it and sound great as well wit hits built in amp

would like a 5.1 system but as im 17 i dont have the money or room to get decent speakers.
   
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Mannerheim
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Videocard: AMD R9 Nano 4GB 1000/500
Processor: 4690k 4.2Ghz
Mainboard: Asrock Z97 anniversary
Memory: Kingston 16GB DDR3 1600
Soundcard: X-fi Xtreme Gamer PCI
PSU: Seasonic 520W M12II-520
Default 05-20-2009, 06:24 | posts: 4,746 | Location: Finland

Sony dolby pro logic reseaver connected to computer.
22" Viewsonic LCD
No television


   
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Videocard: GTX260 OC 216
Processor: AMD 64 x2 6000+ @ 3.3Ghz
Mainboard: Asus M2N4 - SLI
Memory: 4 x 1Gb DDR2 6400
Soundcard: Xfi Xtreme Gamer Fatality
PSU: thermaltake Toughpower 1K
Default 07-10-2009, 19:39 | posts: 263 | Location: Uk

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TV .. LG 37LC55
Amp .. Technics SA-DX 940
Media Centre .. Kiss DP-600 1080p Upscaler (also networks to pc)
Centre Spkr .. Yamaha NS-C525
Main Spkr's .. Celestion 5 Series 1
Subwoofer .. Eltax Monitor
Rear Spkr's .. Maudant Short 903i
Speaker cable .. QED Silver Anniversary XT
Interconnects .. Ixos XHD308 Optical .. Ixos XHA606 Phono .. QED HDMI SR

Just managed to pick up a Samsung LE40F series 40" tv for a ridiculous price ... i know its only 3" larger but it seems more gaming on it .. lol
   
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Videocard: 4870X2 H0 & Eizo SX2761W
Processor: Xeon W3520 @ 4,4GHz H0
Mainboard: DFI LanParty UT X58-T3eH8
Memory: 12GB Corsair GT/Patriot
Soundcard: Yulong D100 & AKG K601
PSU: Tt Toughpower 1200W
Default 09-02-2009, 20:49 | posts: 16,763 | Location: Above the Arctic Circle, Norway

Moved this into a more suitable section and stuck it. I'll post once I'm done.

How about some pics guys?
   
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hallryu
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Videocard: 2x HD7970 - QNIX/U2711
Processor: 3770k delid@4.8GHz - H320
Mainboard: GA-Z77X-UP7 (F5)
Memory: Dominator GT 2134 2x4GB
Soundcard: Asus Xonar D2X + SP2500
PSU: BeQuiet! DP Pro 1200W
Default 09-02-2009, 21:23 | posts: 11,379 | Location: England



Camera phone sorry guys! Had to get the smaller stand due to the size of the corner in the living room! Huge bay window means silly little corners!

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*Rogue*
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Videocard: GTX260 OC 216
Processor: AMD 64 x2 6000+ @ 3.3Ghz
Mainboard: Asus M2N4 - SLI
Memory: 4 x 1Gb DDR2 6400
Soundcard: Xfi Xtreme Gamer Fatality
PSU: thermaltake Toughpower 1K
Default 09-02-2009, 21:44 | posts: 263 | Location: Uk

This was good timing ... i've just today picked up a pair of Eltax KH502's Floorstanders to compare against my Celestions ... Quite a tall order but i'll let these bed in for a while before i make any final decisions... Will try and post some pics later
   
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Videocard: 4870X2 H0 & Eizo SX2761W
Processor: Xeon W3520 @ 4,4GHz H0
Mainboard: DFI LanParty UT X58-T3eH8
Memory: 12GB Corsair GT/Patriot
Soundcard: Yulong D100 & AKG K601
PSU: Tt Toughpower 1200W
Default 09-02-2009, 22:00 | posts: 16,763 | Location: Above the Arctic Circle, Norway

Yeah, I have some new stuff incoming tomrrow and friday (Onkyo receiver and a 5.0 speaker setup from Swedish Dynavoice. Floorstanders, center and bookshelf rear speakers). Just need that Popcorn Hour C-200 unit to come in stock to finalize things... man that thing looks ace! Tired of having my laptop on the livingroom table with that fat HDMI cable over the floor going to my Kuro.
   
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hallryu
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Videocard: 2x HD7970 - QNIX/U2711
Processor: 3770k delid@4.8GHz - H320
Mainboard: GA-Z77X-UP7 (F5)
Memory: Dominator GT 2134 2x4GB
Soundcard: Asus Xonar D2X + SP2500
PSU: BeQuiet! DP Pro 1200W
Default 09-02-2009, 22:06 | posts: 11,379 | Location: England

Onkyo receivers are excellent, It was a tough choice for me between the Pioneer and the equivalent Onkyo!
   
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Soundcard: Yulong D100 & AKG K601
PSU: Tt Toughpower 1200W
Default 09-02-2009, 22:10 | posts: 16,763 | Location: Above the Arctic Circle, Norway

Yeah, feature wise it was between Onkyo, Yamaha and Sony in the pricegroup I had set. Had to fork out a bit more for Pioneers with DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD support. Sort of essential for me. Plus Hilbert has been pushing Onkyo like mad Would've nice to have a Pioneer receiver to match my TV though
   
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Videocard: GTX260 OC 216
Processor: AMD 64 x2 6000+ @ 3.3Ghz
Mainboard: Asus M2N4 - SLI
Memory: 4 x 1Gb DDR2 6400
Soundcard: Xfi Xtreme Gamer Fatality
PSU: thermaltake Toughpower 1K
Default 09-02-2009, 22:33 | posts: 263 | Location: Uk











excuse the quality of the pics from my phone and the mess
   
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Videocard: 4870X2 H0 & Eizo SX2761W
Processor: Xeon W3520 @ 4,4GHz H0
Mainboard: DFI LanParty UT X58-T3eH8
Memory: 12GB Corsair GT/Patriot
Soundcard: Yulong D100 & AKG K601
PSU: Tt Toughpower 1200W
Default 09-02-2009, 22:39 | posts: 16,763 | Location: Above the Arctic Circle, Norway

Nice! Eltax KH502... any more info on those? I googled it, but very little came up.

Oh, and the positioning of your center could be improved
   
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Videocard: GTX260 OC 216
Processor: AMD 64 x2 6000+ @ 3.3Ghz
Mainboard: Asus M2N4 - SLI
Memory: 4 x 1Gb DDR2 6400
Soundcard: Xfi Xtreme Gamer Fatality
PSU: thermaltake Toughpower 1K
Default 09-02-2009, 22:47 | posts: 263 | Location: Uk

i know no more than you about the Eltax's i'm afraid ... a friend of mine in the local hifi shop gave me a call and asked if i'd like to audition them for a week or 2 ... they are 2nd hand but barely used and an import model from Germany i believe ...
If you look carefully on the wall above the tv you can see the filler marks from where the center shelf used to sit ... seems it needs longer screws to cope with the vibration from the speaker... Fortunately i saw it sag before it fell off and saved the centre .. lol
   
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Videocard: 4870X2 H0 & Eizo SX2761W
Processor: Xeon W3520 @ 4,4GHz H0
Mainboard: DFI LanParty UT X58-T3eH8
Memory: 12GB Corsair GT/Patriot
Soundcard: Yulong D100 & AKG K601
PSU: Tt Toughpower 1200W
Default 09-02-2009, 23:02 | posts: 16,763 | Location: Above the Arctic Circle, Norway

Eltax are Danish I believe. They were very common over here a few years back, but nowadays I rarely see anything from them at all.
   
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