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Old 03-08-2008, 10:20 PM   #31
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My humble home theater and the specs are in my signature. I know it looks like nothing compared to Stew's and Farout's, but at least it's a mini home theater:
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Old 03-08-2008, 10:52 PM   #32
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I've posted mine before...here's a pretty up to date shot, though I'm no Adams with a camera...

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Old 03-09-2008, 12:27 AM   #33
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Very nice set-up!
Like the snowmen, nice touch.
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Old 03-09-2008, 05:51 AM   #34
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I think you mean front-projection. Rear-projectors are self-contained units, like mine:



-Akai/Samsung PT4298HD/HCM4216W 42-inch 1080i RPTV, 7" CRTs, DVE-calibrated, lenses focused, precision converged, *not* grayscale calibrated yet.
-Toshiba HD-A2 HD DVD player.
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-Rabbit ears
-Yamaha 5.1 A/V receiver (DTS, AC-3, PLII) and speakers
-Pioneer LaserDisc player in the closet.
-Toshiba DVD recorder in the trunk (I plan to use it for making copies of my LDs).

As crappy as the above pic is (taken on a JVC MiniDV camcorder) the pics of the actual picture on the tv are even worse, so I won't bother posting them.

Oh what the heck.





Yikes. Looks way, way better in person.

I did mean Front projection. That's what rum and coke does to me.

All the systems so far look great. As long as it delivers. Right?
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Old 03-09-2008, 07:02 AM   #35
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Here is the family room setup. Rear projection (blubs could use replacement, but man is that expensive, might as well get a whole new unit for that cost). I will be thinking about upgrading some of the parts early next year. This is the hub for the whole house sound also.

From top to bottom: Receiver, FIOS DVR, Component switch, HD DVD HD HD-1A, VCR (I wonder if it still works?), FM Tuner, 400 CD Juke box, Whole House Amp, FM Antenna.

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Old 03-09-2008, 07:15 AM   #36
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For those of you feeling a bit humbled by the large projected systems shown on this thread, there are pros and cons with large systems. Sure, you get a lovely large picture but in several other areas a smaller Plasma or LCD screen has advatanges too such as much lower prices for a 1080P native resolution compared to a native 1080P projector, Lower running costs (Projector bulbs wear out around 1000-4000 hours) and a higher contrast ratio too.

For a while I had a 50" plasma and a 90" projected system and the plasma though smaller has a much nicer image with stronger colours and deep blacks a projected system cannot hope to compete with. With standard DVD and TV a smaller screen is more suitable too in my opinion.

Please don't misunderstand me. As large projected systems go, Farout's and Stew's systems are very very nice indeed. All I am saying is that the smaller systems have lots of merit too.
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Old 03-09-2008, 07:28 AM   #37
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Here is the family room setup. Rear projection (blubs could use replacement, but man is that expensive, might as well get a whole new unit for that cost). I will be thinking about upgrading some of the parts early next year. This is the hub for the whole house sound also.

From top to bottom: Receiver, FIOS DVR, Component switch, HD DVD HD HD-1A, VCR (I wonder if it still works?), FM Tuner, 400 CD Juke box, Whole House Amp, FM Antenna.

The Pioneer Elite looks sweet. And the rack goes well with it.
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Old 03-09-2008, 07:43 AM   #38
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Gah my measly setup looks pathetic in comparison but I call the exchange rate card and state it cost more

My setup - 32" Sony Bravia for the display



My "equipment". An Xbox 360 Elite, Wii, PS3, EP30 HD DVD player and a Panasonic SA-PT550 5.1 receiver.



S'cuse the mess I havn't actually got enough room for everything in my room at the moment lol.
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Old 03-09-2008, 08:19 AM   #39
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Hey,

I built a HT in part of the basement and it's minimal or simple to a fault. I wish I had the skills to redo it more like farout but this was my first try and the lights are usually all off anyhow.

Here's the screen wall. The screen is 72x40.



The lighting is sconces on each side of the screen wall. The camera is doing funky stuff here with the colors but the walls are dark red.


Pretty much the view from seating position with the lights on.



I have seats from my local theater but they are not comfy enough at home so I just have a futon couch for now but at least it's got a red cover that matches the room.

Most of the equipment (apart from the speakers and pj and screen) is outside the theater in a simple rack from Ikea.

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Old 03-09-2008, 08:23 AM   #40
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Just a quick shot of Beowulf and Angelina... no flash and hand held. I might set up the tripod and get some better shots
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Here's my first try...

I don't like the way the pics turned out so I'll try to update them.

My HT is a room I built myself in the basement. It's simple to a fault. The screen is 72x40 and the audio is 5.1. (If you see a second Sub it's used mostly as a foot rest. The walls are not really the purplish color you see here that's a camera thing. I tried to figure out the white balance settings for the camera and then they showed up even more blue. In fact they are dark red.


The lights came from a theater that was being redone.

I also have a few rows of seating from my local theater but authentic movie theater seating can be a painful thing for home theater use so they are abandoned for now.

The equipment rack is located outside the theater. For now the seating is a futon couch. (At least it has a red matress cover that kind of matches the room.)

All these pix look blury as hell to me. When I'm done with coffee I'm going to go try again and maybe get a screen shot or two.

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I do like the sconces you have. I want some of those too. All I have in my HT is ceiling mounted here:

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Old 03-09-2008, 09:00 AM   #42
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Crap,

I had major touble getting a pic of the lighting to come out right and missed the 30 minutes cut off to edit the post,.. Now my sconces are large and forever sideways.

Sorry about that...

This is what I tried to do...



And finally a couple of screen shots..





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Old 03-09-2008, 10:41 AM   #43
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Ok here goes a picture. I just done mine as an attachment. Its not a good picture but it was the only one I could find. I'll take a better picture when my wife gets home and shows me how to use her camera.
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I'm gonna try to upload the same picture. Just wanna see if I can do it. I will try to get a better picture later. The picture on the tv is a sd show. Be easy on me the cabinet is home made.


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