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Old 02-25-06, 11:01 PM
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Originally Posted by onabudget
I hear the full Maggie chorus on a daily basis (music and movies) and I'm very happy with the "air" and soundstaging. I have not had any clips, shutdowns or higher than normal heating.

My room is only ~18'x18' and I have a sub. Maybe that's saved the Yamaha from being brought to its knees (?)

In a not so far future, I will be driving the front with a 3ch Aragon amp
You will love the maggies with the aragon amp. I drove my speakers for years with a receiver thinking it sounding good - what a difference a good amp makes.
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Originally Posted by Sdallnct
Stacked up, it looks like you got the same theater chairs as I got. Did you change the fabric?
Yes.
this

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this

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my daughter
Old 02-26-06, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by tommy28
Yes.
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How hard was it to change the fabric? Did you do it or have it done? While the original color is OK, wouldn't mind changing.

The guy on ebay I bought them from was awesome! One of the boxes was ripped on delivery and one cushion had a cut in it. I e-mailed him and he sent me another seat bottom and told me it was ok to keep the one with the cut in it. So I have an extra seat to "test" on.
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Re: List Your Home Theater Gear....

I'm bumping this thread because I finally got my 2.35:1 screen completed and mounted. Now I'm entering real "HT" territory.
I've only got one (very dark) picture so far because I desperately need to clean the room before I keep going.

My gear:
Panasonic PT-AE4000 LCD Projector
Onkyo TX-SR606 Receiver
KEF speakers (2 x IQ7, 2 x IQ10, 1 x IQ60. All black)
Yamaha Subwoofer (this is my next replacement...)
Self-built HTPC w/ Blu-ray & HD-DVD playback
Self-built 47" x 108" screen (wood, black-out fabric, and a lot of staples...)
- approx. 117" diagonal for 2.35:1 content
- approx. 96" diagonal for 16:9 content
- approx. 78" diagonal for 4:3 content

It's hard to tell in the picture, but I draped black velvet on the wall around the screen. HUGE improvement! I'm going to paint the remaining walls a very dark grey colour, and replace the carpet (which is a lighter beige colour). Seating for now is just a couple of leather couches, but I'll eventually convince the wife to let me buy a recliner or two.

The red tint you see in the picture is entirely the fault of my phone's camera. Every picture I take has a red tint to it. In reality, it looks much better in person.


Super big picture:
Spoiler:
Old 04-26-12, 02:22 PM
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Re: List Your Home Theater Gear....

That is just gorgeous. Bravo to you sir, that looks like one fine system worth looking at. Can I ask, but what kind of screen are you projecting onto? I'm in the middle of setting my room up, and I was looking at several screens. Also, that black velvet - do you mind offering where you got that from?
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Re: List Your Home Theater Gear....

SomethingMore - looks good, and congrats on getting everything set up.
Old 04-26-12, 04:21 PM
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Re: List Your Home Theater Gear....

Originally Posted by trespoochies View Post
Can I ask, but what kind of screen are you projecting onto? I'm in the middle of setting my room up, and I was looking at several screens.
So, I built the screen myself. I essentially followed this guide on engadget, but used some stronger wood (at my brother's recommendation), and thicker plywood (which I found in my garage). The material is just standard white black-out material that you get at a fabric store. Both sides are white, but one side has a "finish" to it while the other side is clearly "textured" so I used the finished side for the projection surface. If you buy it, try to get them to roll it instead of folding it for you. Mine ended up having a lot of creases, which I ironed out (gently!!). Plus, when you stretch the material, the remaining minor creases come out quite easily.
The guide doesn't give suggestions for mounting it, so I figured that out myself as well. I screwed a 6-foot piece of wood to the back of the top part of the frame, and screwed another 6-foot piece of wood to the wall (finding the studs, of course). The edges of the two pieces of wood were cut at an angle so they would kind of slide into each other, and would stop the screen from falling forward. I don't have a good picture of how that works, unfortunately.

Also, that black velvet - do you mind offering where you got that from?
Just a local fabric store. If you go that route, get the darkest stuff you can find. I had an option between two, and the one I didn't pick looked grey in the store because it was so bad at absorbing the light.

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SomethingMore - looks good, and congrats on getting everything set up.
Originally Posted by trespoochies View Post
That is just gorgeous. Bravo to you sir, that looks like one fine system worth looking at.
Thanks guys. I bought the materials nearly 8 months ago (!!!!) after I bought the projector and didn't force myself to put the screen together until last week. I was projecting onto an incredibly ugly wall. This screen makes all the difference in the world.

I'm going to do my best to set the brightness/contrast/etc. tonight and finally watch something from beginning to end. Thinking about The Fifth Element (which I also bought when I bought the materials... as motivation to get it done quickly. )
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Re: List Your Home Theater Gear....

Originally Posted by awmurray View Post
Off the top of my head:



Processor:
Pioneer VSX-D812 $300 (was supposed to be temporary, but the thing rules as a processor using pre-amp outs)

Amp:
ATI-1505 $1500 (unbelievable value)

I used to own the same receiver up until I upgraded to the VSX 1019.
What is the point of owning a receiver AND amp and why do you refer to the receiver as a "processor"?

BTW...
Pioneer VSX 1019AH Receiver
Def Tech ProMonitor 1000 (front and rears) and ProCenter 1000
Sony SA-WM40 Sub
Panasonic TH-50PX60
TivoHD
HarmonyOne
Zotac Zbox ID34BR running XBMC connected to an external case housing 3 HDDs totalling 6TB music/movies. 0 DVDs / 0 BRs!

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Old 04-27-12, 08:47 AM
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Re: List Your Home Theater Gear....

Because the ATI amp is 100x as good as the amp built into the receiver. A receiver is the combination of a preamp, amp, switcher, and now digital processor. He is not using the amp section anymore, so just classified it "processor" to cover everything else.
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Re: List Your Home Theater Gear....

Hmm, looking back at 6 years ago, I haven't really changed much. The red are gone.


Toshiba MT700 DLP with 90" DIY Parkland screen Now LG CF-181 SXRD
Onkyo 898 receiver
Klipsch RF-3 x2
Klipsch RC-3
Klipsch RS-3 x4
SV PB2 Plus (nka PB12-Plus/2)
DIY interconnects with Canare and Belden (a couple various store-bought)
10AWG speaker wire (car audio power cable)
Denon 2900 (the best DVDp around)
Panasonic ES10 DVD-Recorder Died, replaced by PC below
Pioneer CLD504 LDp
Philips DSR6000 DTivo, 80GB Dropped DirecTV, now use Tivo Premiere
DirecTV HD DVR (aka HD-DTivo), stock
Nakamichi DR-10 cassette deck removed, but still around
Yamaha TT-400 turntable with cheesy cartridge
Xantech IR repeaters (3 rooms wired together in various ways)
HTM MX-500 Still here, but mostly using HTM Digital R50
Monster Power HTS2000MKII & HTS800
About 8 game consoles, I lose track. Added a couple more
Added Mac Mini HTPC for DVR, DVD recording, etc.
Added Panasonic DMP-BD55 bluray
Old 04-27-12, 09:50 PM
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Re: List Your Home Theater Gear....

I've had some changes. Still a budget set up. And still love.

My budget HT set up that I'm actually pretty happy with,

Projector: Optoma HD70 (720p HD) about $900
Screen: 94" WS DIY, $150

Receiver: Onkyo w/HDMI and lossless. Not sure the model (don't remember cost, $250ish?)
TV Receiver: Dish Network HD, Free
Toshiba HD DVD player (yes still use), $100

Speakers: Celestion AVP-305 system (+1 for 6.1), $150
Sub: Matching Celestion, $100

Game system/Bluray: Sony PS3, $300 (I think - it is an original one)

Remote: Harmony 880, $170 (bought 2 weeks before $50 rebate )

Rear seating: 6 true theater seats off eBay, $675
Riser: DIY with carpet, $150
Front seating: Couch moved from living room
Side seating: Love seat moved from living room
Main Carpet: replaced wall to wall w/commercial carpet squares with rubber backing.

No it has not escaped me that my remote is one of the more expensive things in my theater


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Re: List Your Home Theater Gear....

My system is listed in my signature...........
Old 04-28-12, 01:59 PM
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Re: List Your Home Theater Gear....

Current setup....

TV......Panasonic 55" GT30 Plasma
Cable...AT&T Uverse
Gaming....Xbox 360
Blu-Ray....Panasonic BDT-210
Receiver...Yamaha RX-V671
Speakers...Boston 9000 Micro system with PSB Century 500i for fronts



Home Theater Room by rufixnit, on Flickr



Home Theater Room by rufixnit, on Flickr
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Re: List Your Home Theater Gear....

^how is that Yamaha receiver?
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Originally Posted by nando820 View Post
^how is that Yamaha receiver?

Love It...and I've been and still am a Denon fan.

Plenty of sound field choices especially with the YPAO setup. The interface and GUI is easy. There are som mny fine tuning one can do to each speaker it's mind-boggling. I really like the network part as I can play our mp3's thru Windows Media Player which is on the other end of the house. I've got everything connected thru it and one HDMI cable to the TV and no issues what-so-ever, even with 3D and upscaling.

I don't have a Ipod or Apple anything to comment on the connection and performance of it. Plenty of jacks and inputs and everything is clearly marked. The additional USB port is helpful. There are plenty of sound fields to chooose from and frankly I haven't heard some of our collection sound so good. Everything from Pure Direct to Cineme DSP 3D. I even like two-channel thru the two PSB fronts once-in-awhile.


http://usa.yamaha.com/products/audio...-v671_black_u/
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Yeah I'm asking cause I am between that Yamaha RX-V671, the Denon AVR-1912 and the Onkyo NR-609, which all are 7.1 midgrade receivers with network capabilities. My dad got the Onkyo one but he keeps insisting his previous legacy Yamaha was way better and I think I kinda agree, since i remember it being awesome. I never owned a Denon so I really can't tell how they are
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Did the amps die in the old one? Because a midrange receiver (with preouts) makes a pretty decent preamp. It's the amps that suck.
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I've been running the system in my signature since about Feb 07. Very happy with it
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Originally Posted by Spiky View Post
Did the amps die in the old one? Because a midrange receiver (with preouts) makes a pretty decent preamp. It's the amps that suck.
Hi, no it didn't die, we were just looking at a receiver that could decode the newer DTS-HD, True Dolby standards. How would a setup like you say work?
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Re: List Your Home Theater Gear....

Mitsubishi WD-57734 57" DLP
Definitive Technologies Mythos 7 center
Definitive Tech Mythos 4 fronts
Definitive Tech Mythos Gem rear speakers
Phase Tech Octave Power 12 subwoofer
Panasonic BDT 220 BluRay
Integra DTR 50.2 receiver
RTI remote
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Hi, no it didn't die, we were just looking at a receiver that could decode the newer DTS-HD, True Dolby standards. How would a setup like you say work?
Well, for 2 receivers, you do have to have the right ones. If your old receiver has a multichannel input, it could be used as an amp only. The new receiver does all the switching and digital processing.

Multichannel preamp out to multichannel input.
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TV- Samsung 59D6500
Reciever – Marantz sr5005
DVD/BR – Sony BDPS570
Speakers – Front B&W 683, Center B&W HTM62 , Rear Energy C-5
Sub – HSU VTF-3 MK4
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Re: List Your Home Theater Gear....

I finally got my setup almost finished.

Hardware
-Projector: LGCF181D (LCoS)
-Screen: 120" Elite CineTension2 (Electric)
-Receiver: Marantz SR7005
-Power: Monster HTS 3600 MkII
-Blu Ray Player: Oppo BDP83
-Games: XBox 360 with HDDVD Drive
-Digital Audio: Slim Devices Squeezebox (before Logitech bought them)

Speakers
- Front: GoldenEar Technology TritonCinema 2 (2)
- Surround: GoldenEar Technology SuperSat3 (4)
- Center: GoldenEar Technology SuperSat 50C

Miscellaneous
- Logitech Harmony 1100 remote
- Sanus rack to hold everything
- A pair of black leather Berkline electric recliners
- Leather love seat for the second row


Painted the whole thing a red wine color with grey and black trim. Decorated it with some of my movie poster collection. I still am going to put up a few more posters. Will soon be purchasing a PB-13 Ultra from SVSound for a sub.
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Post some pics - sounds like a great theater!
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Re: List Your Home Theater Gear....

Pioneer 1019AH Receiver
Sony SAWM40 12" 120W Sub (which is on it's way out)
Def Tech Promonitor 1000 / ProCenter 1000 Speakers
Panny 50" Plasma TH-50PX60
Zotac Zbox HTPC
Technics SL-MC6 110 Disc changer
TivoHD
Harmony One


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