Post your AV set up?

Discussion in 'The HTPC, HDTV & Ultra High Definition section' started by hallryu, May 3, 2009.

  1. hallryu

    hallryu Don Altobello

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    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?
     
  2. mx4life

    mx4life Member Guru

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    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 ;))
     
  3. hearnia_2K

    hearnia_2K Active Member

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    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.
     
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  4. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    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 ;)
     

  5. hearnia_2K

    hearnia_2K Active Member

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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!
     
  6. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    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 :)
     
  7. grunger

    grunger Ancient Guru

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    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!
     
  8. Brian the King

    Brian the King Maha Guru

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  9. Runing Target

    Runing Target Master Guru

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    Evga GTX 680 Hydro Copper
    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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  10. *Rogue*

    *Rogue* Master Guru

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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 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
     
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  11. hallryu

    hallryu Don Altobello

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    Some nice kit here. Nothing like watching a new HD film on a big screen!:D
     
  12. grunger

    grunger Ancient Guru

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    About to swap my 19" Samsung for a LG M227WD - looks good for the cash
    Sub £200 for 1080P :)
     
  13. barwell1992

    barwell1992 Ancient Guru

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    ASUS gtx560ti on T260HD
    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.
     
  14. Mannerheim

    Mannerheim Ancient Guru

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

    *Rogue* Master Guru

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    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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    John Ancient Guru

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

    How about some pics guys?
     
  17. hallryu

    hallryu Don Altobello

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    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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  18. *Rogue*

    *Rogue* Master Guru

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    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 :)
     
  19. John

    John Ancient Guru

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    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.
     
  20. hallryu

    hallryu Don Altobello

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    Onkyo receivers are excellent, It was a tough choice for me between the Pioneer and the equivalent Onkyo!
     

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