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I've always been interested in knowing what other people have to view movies or even regular TV. So I thought I'd ask everyone to post what components they have in their home theater.

I guess it's only fair that I start. :smile:

TV: Toshiba TW40X81 widescreen HDTV. (Recently ISF calibrated by JohnnyG)
Receiver: Kenwood VR-2080 DD/DTS
Speakers: PSB Stratus Silver mains and centre. Minis for surrounds.
Subwoofer: PSB Subzero (8")
DVD: Panasonic RP-91
LD: Pioneer CLD-D504
CD: Kenwood CD-323M 200-disc changer
VCR: JVC HR-VP670U
Satelite: ExpressVu Model 6000

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TV: Toshiba 46H83
Receiver: Panasonic SA-XR10
Fronts: Infinity Interlude 60 (500W 12" sub in each)
Center: Infinity Interlude 36c
Rears: Infinity Alpha 25es (monopole/dipole/bipole switchable)
DVD: Cheapo Daiwa with Karaoke ;)
CD: None
VCR: JVC HM-DH30000 D-VHS
TV Source: Rogers 8000HD Digital Terminal
 

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Ok, here is my HT

TV: Sony Wega 36XBR400
Amp: Sony STR-DB940
DVD: Sony DVP-C680
VCR1: Mits HS-US8
VCR2: JVC HR-A57U
Source:Scientific Atlanta 3100HD
Spkrs: Jamo satalite
Sub: SW-410E
 

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Panasonic PT-56wx51
Harmon Kardon AVR-525 av receiver (from JohnnyG)
Paradigm Mini-Monitors mains (black ash)
CC-350 center (charcoal)
ADP-370 adapted di-pole side surrounds (white)
titans rear surrounds (white)
Starchoice 421b receiver c/w IR blaster
Starchoice 401 Navigo and HDD-201 HiDef decoder
Starchoice 411
X-Box game console
Home Theater Master MX-500 remote control
Applied Digital Ocelot automation controler
Leviton Scene capable lighting controls/dimmers (4 ccts, 6 scenes)
Toshiba prog 3750 DVD (from JohnnyG as indicated above).
Sony HiFi VHS VCR (model unknown).
 

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OK here we go.New stuff in bold

Electrohome ECP 3100 front projector
80" wide 16x9 screen
DVDO line doubler
DTC 100 RCA HD reciever
BEV 6000 HD reciever
Carver M.1 stereo AMP (200 watts)
Kenwood Amp for surrounds(100 watts)
Sony 3000 DVD player
JVC 3600 S-VHS vcr
Pioneer laser disc player
Marantz 9000 pre/pro
Sony Super BETA Hi-Fi VCR(BETA RULES)
Paradigm Eclipse fronts
Paradigm 450 center (active)
Paradigm PW -2200
Mission bookshelves for surrounds
 

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Here's what my setup looks like (assuming image post works). Not exactly high end, that's for sure, but it works as everyday TV for the family as well as a great movie experience. And I can expand to hold a 61" 16:9 plasma screen (my dream) and move the equipment to one of the towers.

http://image.pbase.com/u7/wayneh/upload/1296966.WallUnitGreenlowrez.jpg
 

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Here is the image without the link:

 

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Here's my growing home theater:

TV- JVC 27" S-Video from Amp
DVD- Sony PS2, S-Video to Amp, Optical Cable
AMP- JVC RX-8010VBK S-Video to TV
SC-401, S-Video to Amp, Digital Coax
Speakers- still working on these. Right now just have 2 Sharp from an old bookshelf system. Looking at Acoustic Research home theater package, AR HC6 but I'm open to suggestions.
 

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I try to get buy until I can buy more!

Receiver: Onkyo 898
Sub: SVS 20-39PC
DVD: JVC XVSA70BK
CD Player: Onkyo DXC 380
Videogame: X Box
VCR not worthy of saying :wink:
Klipsch RF3 for mains
RC3 for center
RS3 for sides and rears
Viewing pleasure: Pioneer SD643HD5






<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: beerme1 on 2002-03-06 00:55 ]</font>
 

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Ok here's my stuff...pics to come as soon as I can arrange it...

TV: Sony KDP 65 XBR2 RPTV
VCR: Sony (can't remember the model - its pretty old and I really don't care about it anymor)
DVD: Sony DVP-NS300
A/V Receiver: Sony STR-DE875 (PL/DD/DTS)
Speakers: Mains - Sony CS-510 AV (270 Watts), Center and Surrounds are also Sony but I can't remember the model

I'm still looking for a Sub-Woofer which will most likely be...yes you guessed it a Sony SW-40

All of this is crammed into a nice little 10 feet wide by 20 feet length room...with all the fittings in place I sit at 12 feet from the TV with the fronts separated by about 6 feet...

I love my HT...
 

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It would nice if this information was in a database so that we could see percentages of what people owned (and thier options of it) plus if you have similiar equipment and were having a problem there is a way to see if others are experancing the same thing.
 

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Simple answer...I bought one product and it worked...I bought another and it worked...and so on and so on...

I still have my first Sony 21" bought 11 years ago...(remote and all) I still have my first Sony Hi-Fi VCR (the one I listed is the second one), it needed minor repair at one point but nothing special...I also have a mini-audio system which is Sony and has worked flawlessly for 6 years...I have another Sony 32" TV which has been working perfectly for 6 years...and my first Sony A/V receiver is still alive and well although the center channel no longer works (its not used for Home Theater purposes only Cable TV so it doesn't matter)...

Overall I'd say I've been lucky with Sony...I've also been lucky with ATI (I've used 3 of their video cards and my next one will be an ATI), and I'm on my third Ford in 11 years (used one for 8 years and now am using 2 concurrently for the last 3 years)

You could say I'm a loyal consumer
 

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Toshiba 43H70
SA3100HD STB
Denon AVR-2801
Panasonic DVD-RV31
JVC HR-DD840U VHS
JVC HR-S3910U SVHS
B&W 4 x DM305
B&W CC3
B&W ASW500

Can anyone recommend an HD capable PVR?
Steve 'O'
 

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Panasonic CT34WX40
Nec LT150 (on approx. 90" wide screen)
2x Navigo 401 and HDD201
HTPC for DVD
Lexicon DC2
Anthem MCA 5II
Diva 6.1,2.1 & C3

still working on a sub...
 

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Steve, I don't believe there is an HD capable PVR available yet. But there may be by the end of this year or early next.

I'm definitely interested in an HD/PVR receiver from BEV as soon as one becomes available.

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Geoff,

I made some measurements after my post and here is what I have. I sit ~17' away from the screen. I have a 72"x96" adjustable screen and I use ~86" for DVDs and HDTV, and ~55" for 4:3 TV material.

At this distance, I never had any problems with pixels but I wasn't happy with the black level of DLP. I made several modifications to my LT150 and this improved the black level to an acceptable level.
 

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Thanks Cypo.
How close do you need to get before you see pixels?
And what type of changes did you make to improve the black level?
How much of a difference did it make?
Thanks again ,
Geoff
 
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