Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Page 1 of 13 1234511 ... LastLast
    Results 1 to 35 of 912

    Thread: Home Theater Setups (let's see them!)

    Hybrid View

    1. Member
      Join Date
      Jun 13th, 2003
      Location
      Southwest Michigan
      Posts
      2,953
      Vehicles
      2003.5 Protege5, 1999 Honda Accord EX, 1986 Yamaha Radian
      10-18-2004 10:10 PM #1
      I don't have any pictures yet. I am in the process as we speak of making the room. In fact, I am taking a break from painting right now. Super Bowl sunday is the goal at this point.
      Let's see some pictures of people with finished HT spaces.

    2. Member paskal's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 16th, 2000
      Posts
      3,069
      Vehicles
      2008 BMW 135i
      10-19-2004 09:45 PM #2
      It's funny with this new forum - I just got my TV on Friday:

      30" Philips 30PW8402 Widescreen
      Comcast/Motorola HD cable box
      Old Sony DAV-S300 HTIB

      Planning for either the new Panny or Sony DVD players that'll have HDMI out in the next month (TV has HDMI in), then later a new receiver (Panny or Marantz are the leading contenders), speakers (Athena maybe), etc. since the Sony doesn't even have progressive out & only has one optical audio in (currently stolen from the Xbox & fed to the cable box).

      Something weird I found out - the optical audio is being sent even when the cable box is off, at least that's what I think I found out - turned the cable box off, left the Sony unit on, was getting sound but no picture - weird.


    3. 10-19-2004 10:40 PM #3
      Electronics Rack:

      Voom HDTV (now replaced by Samsung SIR-T165)
      Lexicon MC-8 Balanced 7.1 Pre/Pro
      V.inc DVD player with DVI output and scaling
      LiteOn 5001 DVD+R/RW burner + TV Tuner
      Behringer BFD (room EQ for subwoofer)
      Crown K2 2500w bridged at 4 ohm subwoofer amplifier
      Two Panamax 4400 power centers, 20 amp capable
      Panamax 5300 balanced power filter
      Adcom GFA-7807 7 channel amplifier (tested to 600w per channel into 4 ohm, all channels driven)

      Two dedicated 30-amp lines for K2 and Adcom. 20-amp dedicated for other electronics + projector.

      Projector. Dukane 9017 (JVC DLA-SX21u clone). 1400x1050 native 3-chip D-ILA/LCOS projector with >93% fill factor. Wires are now cleaned & bundled with techflex.

      Front:

      Screen: 100" 16:9 Stewart Model A electric screen, with 12v trigger (rolls down automatically when electronics turned on, up when off). Firehawk fabric. THX certified microperfing of bottom blackout section.
      Aurum Cantus Music Goddess ribbon front speakers (a few models above the Mark Levinson Red Rose Music Classic $8000/pr model).
      Aurum Cantus MR-C ribbon center channel, hidden in alcove in fireplace mantle, behind screen.

      Subwoofer + side & rear speakers (for 7.1):

      SVS B4+, 4 12" long-throw woofers. Currently using 2-plugs. Custom matched to rosewood speakers.
      4 Aurum Cantus Leisure 2 Deluxe & SE ribbon monitors (improvement on Mark Levinson's Red Rose Music Rosebud II $3500/pr speakers), two on 51" stands, 2 on ceiling mounts.

      Seating.

      old picture of recliners. 5 out of 6 positions fully recline.





      Modified by gotapex at 2:44 AM 10-20-2004


    4. 10-19-2004 11:39 PM #4
      Oh yeah, forgot.

      Master Bedroom:

      Panasonic TH-42PWD6UY 42" Plasma
      LG LST-3510A OTA & QAM HD Receiver + DVD, with DVI output
      ReplayTV RTV5040 with 160GB HD

      Guest room:

      Akai 42" plasma
      VOOM HD receiver (now replaced by Samsung SIR-T151 HD receiver)
      Sony DVD/SACD player

      Sitting room:

      Atlantic Technology 370 THX Ultra certified 5.1 speakers (incl 15" sealed THX Ultra certified subwoofer). Um, not even plugged in right now.


    5. Banned
      Join Date
      Aug 28th, 2002
      Posts
      20,211
      10-19-2004 11:58 PM #5
      gotapex, that is a great setup.

      How about some more info on the Dukane 9017? Costs, more specs etc...?


    6. 10-20-2004 12:10 AM #6
      Quote, originally posted by Gateway »
      gotapex, that is a great setup.

      How about some more info on the Dukane 9017? Costs, more specs etc...?

      Thanks. It used to change all the time (went through about 10 projectors in last 4 years or so). Now that I have a baby, I haven't even watched anything for AGES. Sad, eh?

      The Dukane ImagePro 9017 is the clone of the JVC DLA-SX21u (only difference is the Dukane has a 5 year warranty, the JVC has 2 year. MSRP is $15,300, and $11,999 on JVC), the projector Jerry Bruckheimer had in his home screening room (though he's since switched to the DLA-QX1, which costs $225,000 not including the lens).

      3-Chip D-ILA/LCOS
      Native resolution: 1400 x 1050 (1400 x 788 in 16:9 mode)
      1500 ANSI lumens (closer to 1200, in my opinion)
      800:1 contrast
      >93% fill factor
      2000 Hour 250w NSH bulb
      DVI, VGA, component, s-vid, and composite inputs
      13lbs

      People buy D-ILA for the colors. They give a very natural, filmlike picture, with rich, accurate colors. DLP's still have the edge for contrast.

      BTW, most of my stuff I either didn't pay for, or got at an extremely discounted price. I'm not completely nuts.


    7. Banned
      Join Date
      Aug 28th, 2002
      Posts
      20,211
      10-20-2004 12:35 AM #7
      Thanks for the specs.

      Haven't watched anything in ages? Don't worry, I'll take it off your hands bud.


      Quote, originally posted by gotapex »

      BTW, most of my stuff I either didn't pay for, or got at an extremely discounted price. I'm not completely nuts.

      Is the source still active for you? Cause if it is, maybe you can hook me up.



    8. Banned
      Join Date
      Aug 28th, 2002
      Posts
      20,211
      10-20-2004 02:18 PM #8
      Here are a couple pics in my old house, of the 2 46" plasmas I got from Gateway.

      One in the Living room...

      One in the bedroom... (it's a mess because I was taking everything apart)



    9. Banned QuickA2's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 5th, 2003
      Posts
      4,627
      10-22-2004 02:09 PM #9
      GOTAPEX is a pimp
      What is the definition of a fill factor?
      WHy the use of a bathroom rail to mount the projector?

      Quote, originally posted by gotapex »

    10. 10-22-2004 04:25 PM #10
      Quote, originally posted by QuickA2 »
      GOTAPEX is a pimp
      What is the definition of a fill factor?
      WHy the use of a bathroom rail to mount the projector?

      All digital devices are pixel based. Each pixel has a dark space around it:

      The ratio of the lit center space to the entire space is called the fill factor.

      LCD projectors typically have a 40-60% fill factor. This gives you the illusion of looking at the picture through a screen door (also known as the screen door effect). Newer Multi-Lens Array (MLA) equipped LCD's have a rated fill factor of upwards of about 80% of so, but it still appears lower than this.

      Single chip consumer DLP's have a fill factor of about 85%. The 3-chip cinema models have a fill factor of 88-90%, sometimes more.

      DILA/LCOS projectors have a fill factor of >92% on average, giving you the most smooth, filmlike picture (holding other specs constant).

      I'm using a handicap rail for the mounting because I tend to change projectors so often. Each projector has a different throw distance, and, more importantly, each has an IDEAL distance for contrast and brightness within the available optical zoom range. The rail allows me to mount each projector the correct distance for optimal visual quality, without having to build a new mount each time.

      BTW, I'm not a pimp, if I was, I'd be using this:

      JVC DLA-QX1G 3-chip D-ILA Projector
      QXGA native (2048 x 1536)
      7000 ANSI lumens
      1000:1 contrast (actually, much higher now, this was initial rating)


    11. Member Longboarder's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 1st, 2001
      Location
      Santa Rosa California
      Posts
      3,039
      Vehicles
      2010 4 door VW GTI
      12-18-2004 10:37 PM #11
      Quote »



      Lexicon MC-8 Balanced 7.1 Pre/Pro

      That lexicon is really nice, thats what we use at work to certify home theatere equipment


    12. Member paskal's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 16th, 2000
      Posts
      3,069
      Vehicles
      2008 BMW 135i
      11-01-2004 02:59 AM #12
      Quote, originally posted by paskal »
      30" Philips 30PW8402 Widescreen
      Comcast/Motorola HD cable box
      Old Sony DAV-S300 HTIB

      Got a pic together now:



    13. 11-08-2004 12:29 AM #13

      sony 30" WEGA HD
      pace HD box
      sony dvd player
      xbox with HD cables

      HT is coming!!!


    14. 10-22-2004 05:07 PM #14
      You'd have to be working your hoes pretty hard to afford that. MSRP $225,000.

    15. 10-22-2004 08:52 PM #15
      Quote, originally posted by kenoka »
      You'd have to be working your hoes pretty hard to afford that. MSRP $225,000.

      Hehe, and that doesn't even include the lens! On the plus side though, the price of the bulbs have fallen down to about $5k each now, I believe.


    16. Member vapor's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 13th, 2001
      Location
      brooklyn, ny
      Posts
      6,272
      10-22-2004 11:15 PM #16
      hehe- you could probably set up a movie theatre for that much!

    17. 10-23-2004 03:26 AM #17
      Quote, originally posted by gotapex »

      Hehe, and that doesn't even include the lens! On the plus side though, the price of the bulbs have fallen down to about $5k each now, I believe.

      Holy schnit...


    18. 10-25-2004 03:48 AM #18
      here is my setup..

      Proscan HD tv
      Kef Uni-Q's ALL AROUND I LOVE THESE
      Kenwood THX reciever
      JVC progressive scan DVD
      Direct TV 5.1 reciver


      upgrades this year

      Samsung DLP 50" tv
      samsung DVI DVD player


    19. 11-29-2004 02:52 AM #19
      Here's a picture of what's in our living room. I know it's messy, but I literally just finished installing the TV a few minutes prior. THis is a temp setup until we move into our new house and the TV will be mounted above the fireplace and the theater goes in upstairs.


    20. 11-30-2004 01:35 PM #20
      Quote, originally posted by itr_hybrid »

      I'm digging that shelf. Where did you get it? Thanks.


    21. 11-30-2004 04:03 PM #21
      Quote, originally posted by 02Jetta_NY »

      I'm digging that shelf. Where did you get it? Thanks.

      The good guys. I don't see it listed on their website, but if you have a local one nearby, it was $299.

      James


    22. Member
      Join Date
      Sep 28th, 2001
      Location
      Abilene, Texas
      Posts
      3,325
      12-01-2004 12:56 AM #22
      Holy Crap! A home theater forum! Yessss!!!!

      My old setup:

      Samsung 42" DLP rear projection widescreen (POS)
      Sony 777ES HT reciever
      Sony DVP-S7700 DVD player
      Polk RM7200 5.1 sub/sat system

      My new setup:

      Sony 42" LCD rear projection widescreen (much better)
      Dennon AVR-3805 HT reciever
      Dennon DVD-1910 DVD player
      NHT SB3 book shelf speakers (x4)
      NHT SC2 center channel
      NHTsw10ii sub woofer

      I'll post pictures later....




      Modified by Crash6 at 4:38 PM 12-1-2004


    23. 12-22-2004 01:51 PM #23
      Just got all of the audio equipment in yesterday. Man it's killing em to wait!!!

    24. Member
      Join Date
      Nov 6th, 2000
      Location
      CT
      Posts
      18,183
      Vehicles
      Titanium A4
      12-22-2004 05:06 PM #24
      You ordered Paradign stuff and got it delivered? Did you go through a dealer?
      Gentlemen, you had my curiosity. But now you have my attention.

    25. 12-22-2004 07:59 PM #25
      Yes. Definitive Audio in Bellevue WA. They were out of room in their wharehouse and had to have it dropped off at my place. I was having them hold it until we move into our new house and could install everything. Now I get to be tempted by it at our rental until we move however.

      Regards,
      James


    26. Senior Member
      Join Date
      Sep 11th, 2000
      Location
      MA
      Posts
      25,602
      12-22-2004 08:43 PM #26
      If you like Paradigm, also look into Energy. The place I bought my stuff liked from sold me Energy speakers, but suggested a Paradigm sub. I really like what I bought.

      The Energy web site lists dealers in CT.

      And, nice to see another Rotel on here.

      Edit: Also, if you're in CT and want to see/hear our stuff, IM me.



      Modified by Cooper at 7:44 PM 12-22-2004


    27. Moderator vwsteve's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 26th, 2000
      Location
      S. Jersey
      Posts
      23,989
      Vehicles
      vaudi
      12-31-2009 07:14 PM #27
      Hitachi Ultravision L42S503 1080P 120hz
      Comcast Dual Tuner HD-DVR
      Philips BDP5005/F7 Blu-ray w/ networking & BD Live
      Sharp HT-CN300 180watt Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS, Dolby Pro-Logic

      Here's some photos of the set up in our family room and a shot from the kitchen area to show the orientation of the room. It's not the best set up by any means and this room was chosen only because we get the most use out of it. We have a formal LR that we don't really use as a hang out spot.

      My goal is to convert a playroom that we have right now into a nice home theater at some point but with a 4 year old and an 18 month old not only do we need the space my budget is tight.

      Here you can see the (2) rear speakers on the mantle corners

      Shot from the adjoining kitchen area...


    28. Member VR6Slvr's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 10th, 2002
      Location
      Charleston, SC
      Posts
      3,419
      Vehicles
      2010 Subaru Forester
      01-04-2010 12:32 AM #28
      Here are a few updated pics:


    29. Member Jerry_HEAVEN's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 16th, 2000
      Location
      where the slime lives
      Posts
      12,432
      01-04-2010 03:56 AM #29
      some crappy cell phone pics here. Not much new A/V gear from last year, just new furniture and paint.



      old pics not in this thread i think, but was the last A/V gear i bought:

      B&K Reference 200.7 Amplifier

      Velodyne DD-10 Subwoofer



      Modified by Jerry_HEAVEN at 12:00 AM 1-4-2010


    30. Member EchoOfGecko's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 8th, 2000
      Location
      Tigard, Orygun
      Posts
      7,665
      Vehicles
      2002 Passat Wagon 1.8T, 1954 Ford Customline
      01-04-2010 01:27 PM #30
      Lookin' good Jerry.
      Benjamin Green
      The long lost - Rennsport
      2002 VW Passat Variant 1.8T
      1954 Ford Customline 2dr Business Sedan
      Chuck Norris, hookers, and blow.

    31. Member de4life's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 15th, 2002
      Location
      nyc
      Posts
      1,779
      Vehicles
      98 gti vr6
      01-04-2010 05:38 PM #31

      How do u like the salamander? I'm looking into a new cabinet.


    32. Member MattRabbit's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 16th, 2000
      Location
      Orlando, FL
      Posts
      1,224
      Vehicles
      81 Rabbit Diesel, 01 Golf TDI
      02-11-2010 09:37 PM #32
      Quote, originally posted by Jerry_HEAVEN »

      Where did you get this media shelf system? That's killer! I need something that holds lots of media.

      2001 Golf TDI, 1981 Rabbit Diesel
      http://matt_lisa.home.sprynet.com/

    33. 02-24-2010 02:17 PM #33
      Quote, originally posted by Jerry_HEAVEN »

      Whered you get this table?


    34. 04-08-2011 01:16 PM #34
      So here is my little set up. This is in my college apartment, so everything is somewhat temporary.
      I just bought the speaker towers online the other week for $250 for the pair. I couldn't pass them up.

      The TV stand came with the apartment, so I kind of have to settle with it, even though it is too small.
      I need something else though because the receiver obviously needs more airflow.

      Let me know what you guys think, I'm very happy with it. These speakers are siiick.

      TV: Sony 46" KDLS5100
      Receiver: Denon AVR-891
      Speakers: Klipsch Syngery F-30's




    35. 10-25-2004 08:03 AM #35
      I said it on Anandtech, I'll say it here too: I hate you Apex


    Page 1 of 13 1234511 ... LastLast

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •