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

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      10-21-2004 05:58 PM #26
      quinntendopower1, one more thing about the remote. You just have to make sure the universal remote you use has codes to match your TV.

    2. 10-22-2004 07:52 AM #27
      Here's my modest setup for now, and yes I know I need a bigger TV. As you can tell, my 'home concert system' is more for music!

      Onkyo 600 6.1 receiver
      Athena Technologies AS-F2 front channels, AS-B1 rear channels, AS-C1 center channel
      Velodyne CT100 10" subwoofer (hiding in coat closet on far right- an add'l. enclosure for added boom!)
      Sony 5-disc carosel DVD player and VCR- nothing special, but coax-digital hook ups
      Toshiba 27" TV, S-video in
      Cheers to Gateway and everyone on getting support for the HT forum!


      Modified by StattlichPassat at 6:54 AM 10-22-2004

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      10-22-2004 12:48 PM #28
      gateways support is awful... terrible...
      I called them, asking them who REALLY made my tv, and they wouldn't tell me. so i did some research, and it looks like SAMPO makes it. So i tried both gateways codes, and sampos, according to the Comcast Remote, and none of them work.
      it's a pain having to push the on/off button everytime i turn on/off the tv. i'm getting worried if i wear that button out, i'll be poop out of luck.

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      10-22-2004 01:09 PM #29
      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 »

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      10-22-2004 01:15 PM #30
      Quote, originally posted by quinntendopower1 »
      gateways support is awful... terrible...
      I called them, asking them who REALLY made my tv, and they wouldn't tell me. so i did some research, and it looks like SAMPO makes it. So i tried both gateways codes, and sampos, according to the Comcast Remote, and none of them work.
      it's a pain having to push the on/off button everytime i turn on/off the tv. i'm getting worried if i wear that button out, i'll be poop out of luck.

      Their products now suck too.
      That is correct. Sampo does make the 56" Gateway DLP. I stumbled across the thread on the AVS forum. You might want to take a look at it quinntendo. I didn't read the whole thing but I think you will find the answer to the problem you are having...
      http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb...teway

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      10-22-2004 02:36 PM #31
      Quote, originally posted by StattlichPassat »
      Here's my modest setup for now, and yes I know I need a bigger TV. As you can tell, my 'home concert system' is more for music!

      Onkyo 600 6.1 receiver
      Athena Technologies AS-F2 front channels, AS-B1 rear channels, AS-C1 center channel
      Velodyne CT100 10" subwoofer (hiding in coat closet on far right- an add'l. enclosure for added boom!)
      Sony 5-disc carosel DVD player and VCR- nothing special, but coax-digital hook ups
      Toshiba 27" TV, S-video in
      Cheers to Gateway and everyone on getting support for the HT forum!

      Modified by StattlichPassat at 6:54 AM 10-22-2004

      I am really impressed with what people have in their setups. I hope mine will be that cool when done.
      Stattlich, you play Trombone! So do I. Cool.
      Carl

    7. 10-22-2004 02:48 PM #32
      Projector: InFocus SP 4805
      Screen: InFocus branded screen (I think 1.1 gain) 72" width
      Receiver: Marantz 7200
      DVD Player: Cheapo Toshiba
      Speakers: Fronts are Magnepan MMGs powered by an HK Signature 1.5
      Center and rears are Acoustic Profiles (for now)
      Subwoofer is an Acousic Research
      Future Plans:
      Upgrade center and rear with Magnepan speakers
      Upgrade sub with Hsu or Velodyne
      Upgrade receiver to 7.1
      Pic with the screen up:

      Pic with the screen down:



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      10-22-2004 02:49 PM #33
      kenoka, looks good. Just clean those wires up.
      Glad to see there is a couple 4800/4805 owners on here. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    9. 10-22-2004 03:25 PM #34
      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)

    10. 10-22-2004 04:07 PM #35
      You'd have to be working your hoes pretty hard to afford that. MSRP $225,000.

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      10-22-2004 05:09 PM #36
      Quote, originally posted by SlickShoes »
      Hot off the press...

      Mitsubishi 55" HD widescreen
      Comcast HD DVR
      Yamaha HTR-5250 receiver
      JBL Northridge series front and rear
      Yamaha YST SW160 dual 8" sub
      Panasonic DVD RP56 dvd player


      what is the yellow thing on the far right?
      sometimes I miss my corrado...

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      10-22-2004 06:01 PM #37
      looks like a interesting lava cascade lamp.
      gateway, thanks bro, that thread did have the answer. i am going to go home and try it out.

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      10-22-2004 06:18 PM #38
      Yeah...its a light up water bubble column, goes red, blue, green, yellow....puuuurdy. Got it as a wedding gift last year...
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    14. 10-22-2004 06:36 PM #39
      Quote, originally posted by Gateway »
      kenoka, looks good. Just clean those wires up.
      Glad to see there is a couple 4800/4805 owners on here. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      Heh, I had just set the screen up, but it probably doesn't look too much better now.

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      10-22-2004 06:48 PM #40
      Quote, originally posted by quinntendopower1 »
      gateway, thanks bro, that thread did have the answer. i am going to go home and try it out.

      No problem man.

    16. 10-22-2004 07:52 PM #41
      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.

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      10-22-2004 10:15 PM #42
      hehe- you could probably set up a movie theatre for that much!
      sometimes I miss my corrado...

    18. 10-23-2004 02:26 AM #43
      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...

    19. 10-25-2004 02:48 AM #44
      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

    20. 10-25-2004 07:03 AM #45
      I said it on Anandtech, I'll say it here too: I hate you Apex

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      11-01-2004 01:59 AM #46
      Quote, originally posted by paskal »
      30" Philips 30PW8402 Widescreen
      Comcast/Motorola HD cable box
      Old Sony DAV-S300 HTIB

      Got a pic together now:


    22. 11-07-2004 11:29 PM #47

      sony 30" WEGA HD
      pace HD box
      sony dvd player
      xbox with HD cables
      HT is coming!!!

    23. 11-08-2004 03:28 AM #48
      Quote, originally posted by Basar »
      I said it on Anandtech, I'll say it here too: I hate you Apex

      Just for that, I'm replacing that 42" with a 50".

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      11-14-2004 10:52 PM #50
      ok i dont have a pic but heres mine
      Sharp 27" flat screen (not LCD just flat)
      philips surrond sound (crazy ghetto) soon to be replaced with the onkyo reciver and kenwood 5cd changer and panasonic 5 dvd changer and bose speakers (sitting in my closet was a gift from my dad, his old setup)not 5.1 but 2.1 (2 main spekers not 5 i have a little room)
      no heres waht is hooked up to the tv
      XBOX
      PS2
      PS1
      GAMECUBE
      DREAMCAST
      SEGA GENESIS
      SNES
      NES
      SEGA MASTER SYSTEM
      and people say im not old school most people dont even know there was a sega befroe genesis

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