Post your AV set up?

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  1. Covert

    Covert Maha Guru

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    go for that LG 42HL3000 its got some excellent reviews, someone posted a screenshot of one above.

    im buying the 42HL5000 on tuesday hopfully for £600
     
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  2. LuckyJack_tx

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    My theater

    Front Shot:
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    Sub:
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    Front Speakers:
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    Center:
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    TV:
    http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/4755/hpim1154.jpg

    Specs:
    Pioneer VSX-519V 5.1 Reciever
    Optimus 1- band EQ (for IPOD)
    HTPC (ask for specs) LG Blu-ray Rom Soon
    Optimus 2ways front channel speakers (150w RMS)
    KLH Center channel (100w)
    KLH Surrounds (90w)
    Velodyne VX-10b Sub 200w
    Vizio 37' 1080p LCD (got a great deal on it $389)
     
  3. dchalf10

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    Sansui speakers, 180watt fronts, 90watt centre, 80 watt surrounds.

    Sony AMP 5x100watt

    PS2 Slim with optical cable

    Got a crazy bargain on the speakers, $70 for all 5 brand new :D, some dumbass at Kmart marked them down with a clearance ticket from $600...

    got the amp for $299 on special ( $200 off )

    At 9am tomorrow morning I am picking up my Sony 40 KDL EX500 40" 100hz LCD for my room with the above setup.

    The sansui fronts are definitely lacking the bass of the yamaha ones below, but for the price...it was worth it.

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    Yamaha NS-300 fronts- 400 watt peak 30-35000hz
    Yamaha P60 180watt centre 150watt surround

    Kenwood AMP 5x100watt

    Samsung Blu-Ray

    32" 720p Sanyo LCD

    Bought the speakers when I was 15 years old, the 2 fronts by themselves cost me $1600aus.... got the surrounds for around $300, the amp was $999.....stuff was a lot more expensive 10 years ago...

    The speakers have not lost their value though, the current model yamaha speakers with slightly lower sound range and less watts go for $1299

    Can anyone recommend me a good 10-12" self powered sub, the yamaha speakers don't need one, but i will either replace the sansui one, or just get a sub, and they work perfect, are less than a year old, and sounds great ( minus the lacking low end ), so it would be a shame to ditch them.

    There is a yamaha sw215 which is only 75watt, but from what i've heard, the home subs of low wattage are still pretty damn good...

    My budget is like $150 max...anything more and i'm better of replacing the whole thing. I'm in aus so i just need brand or model number recommendations, U.S stores are of no use to me in aus
     
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  4. LuckyJack_tx

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    Velodyne makes awesome subs, although i dont know if they make them in Australia. Prices normally run from 120-300 us dollars so.:deflate: the one i have works awesome.
     

  5. dchalf10

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    Awesome i'll check it out :D
     
  6. N0sferatU

    N0sferatU Ancient Guru

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    Got myself a new TV today!

    Samsung 55" LN55C630 (1080p, 120Hz)

    Little bit of a workout to get it on my wall unit but it looks great!

    Receiver I upgraded a few months ago as well. Onkyo TX-NR807

    So total components:
    TV: Samsung LN55C630
    AVR: Onkyo TX-NR807
    Speakers: (F) Klipsch RB-61, (C) Klipsch RC-52, (R) JBL J80, (SW) Definitive Technologies SuperCube II
    Toys: DirecTV HR20, HTPC, JTAG Xbox360, Gyration Air Remote


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  7. dcx_badass

    dcx_badass Ancient Guru

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    That was me who put the pic. We have the LG 47LH3000 £599 in Richer Sounds + £60 (10% of the price), for a 5 year warranty. It really is a fantastic TV, we're really impressed with it. You can get the 37" LG 37LF7700 (freest HD + freeview model), for £399 at RS atm aswell.
     
  8. N0sferatU

    N0sferatU Ancient Guru

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    upgraded the TV to a 55" 1080p 120Hz :)

    Also moved my Core i5 out in the living room and moved the HTPC to regular desktop usage. :cool:

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  9. nukemm

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    Hopefully this is the right place. I'm looking into building my first home theater and i'm really overwhelmed by the hundreds of possibilities.

    I'm in Canada and need guidance? I'm looking into ordering everything this week and will update everyone/post pictures once everything is setup. Budget around 4000$ or 5000$/CAD absolute MAX

    Hopefully this can be productive and help more peeps figure out what to get especially for MKV playback.

    Goals:
    1- MKV!!! Play from internal hdd(iomega??)/ plugged usb key / transfer over wireless from desktop
    2- burned DVD+/- R .avi playback
    3- listen to mp3s
    4-Wii (later on)
    5-laptop connectivity (justin.tv content to showup on tv mainly...)

    (Not interested in blu-ray discs or 3D TV)

    Here's my picks:

    TV: Samsung LN52B610 (need plasma/lcd 46" - 52") 2000$

    Media center player:Iomega ScreenPlay Director 250$

    or LG BD390 500$

    5.1 audio system: I have no knowledge here. Would i need a A/V receiver If i got anything from here ?

    Or if i got a good bluray player, something like this LG BD390 i wouldn't need a AV? Just plug 5.1 speakers to blu-ray player and i'm good to go?

    5.1 NO CLUE? ~2000$?
     
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    Living room : Panasonic 42" plazma some model i cant be arsed to go and check.
    Panasonic DVD home cinema system 1000w

    bedroom1: LG 37" LH5010 LCD that i bought for £50 :D (perks for working in currys)

    Bedroom2: Hitachi LCD 32" 2.9cm Thin( i know its an LCD) :D
    with a samsung 23" monitor sitting in the naughty corner, because it has been retired by my 32" TV as my monitor
     

  11. dchalf10

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    yeah you need a receiver it is what powers the speakers, so you cannot plug them into a blu-ray, you don't need $2000 to make a great setup, I got my amp for $300, blu ray for $250, and I got a set of speakers that were worth 600... on the cheap.
     
  12. N0sferatU

    N0sferatU Ancient Guru

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    and the samsung Bxx and Cxx models are terrible with input lag
     
  13. nukemm

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    Would a Blu-ray player still be required to make all this function together? :

    TV + Iomega ScreenPlay Director + A/V receiver + 5.1 speakers?

    It seems like in store all 5.1 speakers are "bundled" with blu-ray players and not a/v receivers.


    I've done some research on more TVs that could fit my goals:

    http://www.2shared.com/document/H0ILLyCj/tv_online.html

    download tv.pdf from there it includes:

    Samsung
    LN52B610
    LN52B750
    LN52A850
    UN46B7000
    UN46B7100
    PN50B650

    Panasonic
    TC-P46G10

    LG
    47CL40
    50PS60
    50PS30

    Sharp Aquos
    LC46LE700UN
    LC46LE700E

    Sony Bravia
    KDL52V5100
    KDL52VE5


    Some of these i think i'll have to rule out because they're too expensive.
    So everything in Samsung sucks?

    Now my local stores don't carry the Sony. I'm planning to buy everything locally except the MKV media player i'll order online.

    Which TV models make sense to you?

    Thanks!
     
  14. N0sferatU

    N0sferatU Ancient Guru

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    I use the LG and have no complaints

    Google "input lag" and see which TVs are best. I found the LG I use to be pretty good while the Samsung's (while they look good) have terrible lag.
     
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  16. nukemm

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    Good picks. I'm heading out tomorrow to two stores and see what they have in stock. They've got this 16 month no pay/interest. Probably will place order Saturday.


    5.1 + a/v receiver

    I really have no clue what to look for here. I need both but not over 2000$
    The local store websites dont seem to have alot of choices.

    Onkyo Home Theatre System HTS7100
    1000$ a/v receiver + 5.1

    Pioneer elite only THX certified one 770watt

    1000$ a/v receiver only...

    Some other a/v receivers are from harman/kardon and a cheap Onkyo. All of these are none THX certified and between 150-300watt. Is that worth it?


    What about speakers? I mostly see Sinclair audio, soundstage or tannoy. Price range 1500-1000 + a/v receiver ~1000$...oh boy

    JBL is too expensive.
    1500$+
     
  17. slickric21

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    Shame they have the best PQ and calibration options out there !!!
    Thats why I watch Movies on my 46" C650 and game on my PC.

    Have a look here at reviews of all the best mediaplayers
    http://www.mpcclub.com/forum/

    Something like the Popcorn hour A200 or a Tvix 6600 would serve you nicely
     
  18. nukemm

    nukemm Guest

    Yep. I think i made up my mind for one thing on my list at least.

    Popcorn Hour C-200 seems to beat Iomega and asus O!Play.

    You can put in an internal hdd, use external hdd and add a blu-ray/dvd drive. I'll be adding some dvd drive (yet to figure out what model exactly) to view my retail/burned dvds.

    Will get that remote and wifi which are seperate also.

    Most importantly, c-200 seems to have the widest range of codecs and firmware support.
     
  19. nukemm

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    TV

    Well it looks like I'm either getting: (more likely 46" just because its "new LED tech") might as well...

    Sharp Aquos LC46LE700UN 46" (1700$cad)
    Sharp Aquos LC52E77U 52" (1600$cad)


    They only had LG plasma 50" 50PK550..so meh

    A/V receiver + 5.1 speakers

    Anyone knowledgeable here? All i know is Onkyo is decent and denon is out of my price range big time. Need both receiver+5.1speakers for around 1500-1700$CAD MAX

    Is THX certified a must? Watts? what other companies?
     
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  20. slickric21

    slickric21 Ancient Guru

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    Good choice, i meant the c-200 but i typoed and put the older a-200 in my post above.

    In my now older Tvix 6500-a I've got a 2TB WD greenpower HDD (set to quiet mode), its great. Completely silent and i've got around 20 full Blu-ray rips and about 60 1080p .mkvs on there. Still got over 800gb left !!!!
     

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