Discussion in 'The HTPC, HDTV & Ultra High Definition section' started by hallryu, May 3, 2009.
Well first off, welcome to Guru3D. Second, when you have it setup I'd love to see some pics.
Ours is a combo of new TV & computer equipment and an old audio system.
TV- Samsung PN42C450 42" plasma
Receiver- Optimus STAV 3560 Yup it's easily 15yrs old (video input says LD/DVD) but still sounds great, has optical input, no subwoofer out tho'.
Speakers- 1 pair Optimus STS-260 (5-1/2"woofer/2" tweeter) front
1 pair Optimus ST-50 (4" woofer/1-1/2" tweeter) rear
BIC Venturi DV32CLR (two 3-1/2" woofers/ 1/2"tweeter) center
Mobo- Biostar MCP6P-M2+ Socket AM2+/AM3
CPU- AMD Athlon II X2-240 Regor 2.8Ghz
Memory- 4Gb (2x2Gb) GSkill DDR2-800
HDD- WD caviar Black 640Gb SATA-II
VideoCard- Sapphire HD6850 1Gb
Optical- LiteOn SATA DVD/RW
PwrSply- Allied 500w
Case- Antec Fusion Remote Black
Input-BTC 9039URF III wireless keyboard w/tracball
OS- Windows 7 Ultimate x86
Remote- Logitech Harmony 550
Will probably upgrade the reciever sometime this year.
Here is a pic of my setup:
Heres a screeny of my Media centre, but unfortunately dont have any Screens of the setup as im in the process of rebuilding my new htpc..
^^What software is that!?
XMBC , using aeon mq2 skin.. This is my favourite skin
Here's mine ( sorry about pics, had to use phone...)
HTPC: nMEDIAPC Steel HTPC 2000B Black
AMD 6400 3.2
4GB Patriot DDR2 1066
Antec 600 Watt PSU
eVGA 9800GT 1GB w/HDMI out
Samsung 300GB SATA II HDD
Samsung BD drive
Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit
PowerDVD 10 Ultra
C.C.C.P.(combined community codec Pack)
Windows Media Player Classic
Displays: Vizio 32" 1080P LCD
Optoma HD20 Projector 1920x1080
Da-Lite 80" 16x10
Video Proccessor: DVDO iscan VP50
Video Devices: Pioneer Elite LD-S2 Laserdisc
Pioneer CLD-704 Laserdisc
Pioneer Elite 47 Ai DVD/SACD/DVD-Audio
Audio Devices: Pioneer Elite PD S-95 (heavily modded)
DAC: MSB Link-DAC 24/192
HT Reciever: Pioneer Elite VSX 59TXi (I know it's old...but it's a BEAST!)
2 Channel Audio: Pioneer Elite C-91 preamp, M-91 Amp
Speakers: Dynaudio-I built the whole set about 8-9 years ago when Dynaudio
sold raw drivers thru Parts-Express the L-R are a 13" sub, 1.5"
dome tweeter and a 6" mid range with a 3-way x-over
The surrounds and the center are a matched MTM design with the
same dome and mid-range as the fronts
The (2) Subwoofers are also custom but I made them about 2
years ago using Dayton Titanc 15" subwoofers and Dayton 400
Watt Subwoofer Amps.
I would love to upgrade the Pioneer Elite Reciever, but I haven't heard anything that I like. I do all of my video switching thru the DVDO, so HDMI switching isn't really an issue....besides the DVDO has better video switching than ANY reciever.
I will post Pics as soon as I am finished with the remodel in our Home Theater!
Sorry but what is an XMBC? You mean the cross media bar OS on the PS3?
Its media centre software for the PC, like Windows Media Centre, but it looks much better and improves the look and compatibilty of movies/tv/music etc.
I used to use it, and its very good.
Core2Duo 6600 2.4Ghz,
1TB WD GreenPower
Hauppage NovaT-500 Twin DVB T
Pinacle Single DVB-T2 - (FreeviewHD Tuner)
Windows 7 Media Center
Connected to 27" LG 1080P HDTV via DVI
Audio - Bitstreaming HDMI to Onkyo TX SR577
Speakers - 4x Wharfdale Diamond 9.1
Also have a Xbox 360 connected Via optical audio to the Onkyo and HDMI to the TV
My new receiver and the system in action.
Still have to buy a second sub and rear surrounds ( to make it 7.2 from my current 5.1 ).
Not that it's needed, I've had it for months and am still blown away daily by the sound quality.
Pioneer 42" Plasma TV
McIntosh C220 preamp
McIntosh MC452 power amp
Pair of JBL K2 9800 Speakers
CD player North Star Model 192
all that connected to my Pc sometimes
i5 750 - gtx 275 - 8gb ram 1600 - ssd 120 gb vertex 2
55 samsung 3d
samsung 3dbluray player
sony 7.1 av receiver
bose front speakers
kenwood's surround and rear
will try this thanks
tv: Sony BRAVIA 32" 1080p LCD HDTV (KDL32BX420)
speaker: built-in / pc: logitech x-530 5.1 90watt
sound card: Logitech fatality fps
purpose: movies/youtube/racing games/porn watching
tv box: Motorola DCT 700 (Shaw Digital)
My first HDTV setup (I think I waited long enough). Quite pleased with it considering the modest budget.
TV: Samsung LED UE46D5000
AV Receiver: Onkyo TX-SR309
Player: Sony BDPS480
Speakers: Tannoy SFX 5.1
Vizio 32inch LCD 1080p full HD
Klipsch 5.1 Pro Media speakers
Alpine MRD-F752 5-channel car amplifier (powered by modified 400w Sigma PSU)
Im about to mount everything on the wall, but I cant for the life of me find any studs other than the 2 that the speakers are mounted on. They dont appear to be 16 or 24 inches apart so Im waiting on a stud finder. Im also trying to think of a way to mount a computer monitor on the wall to where it wont look bad, so Ill have my computer hooked up to a monitor and my TV so I can monitor temps/resources in realtime while gaming. Also, I may replace the 32inch with a 42inch as it looks too small mounted on the wall.
My car amplifier wall mounted (not on studs) and the power supply modified with 8 gauge power wire directly wired into the PCB, and the subwoofers:
My living room setup with a 50 inch Sony LCD (also going to wall mount everything in there). Going to build custom tower speakers to go in there:
Okay I'll post up...
LG 55" HDTV 120Hz
Onkyo TX-NR807 with Klipsch Reference Series up front, Definitive Technologies ProMonitors out back and an Outlaw LFM-1 EX subwoofer
Other toys...DirecTV HR20, HTPC, JTAG Xbox360
Headphones: HD600, Denon AH-D7000, Audio-GD FUN, and others not shown
Speakers are no longer wall mounted and wires completely hidden out back placed on stands now...but here's the general idea. Also moved sub to front.
Moved sub to the front...
Finally got the TV mounted at least. It doesnt look AS small as I had pictured it before, but I will probably upgrade it to a 42inch in time when I get the money. The mount I bought supports up to 60 inch so I have room if I feel the need .
I will also run the speaker wires through the wall, as soon as I get new speaker wire to run. The speaker wire Im using right now is not very good, but its all I had at the time. Im also going to get a wall mounted AV rack for my Xbox and cable box and a flat panel for my PC so the old CRT will be gone and the only thing left on the floor will be my PC and the subwoofer.
Any opinions on my install SO FAR would be nice. This is my first time doing wall mounting and running wires through the wall. I will also get a plate to cover the holes I made so they dont look as bad.