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Old 05-09-03, 11:25 PM
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Post your HT Setup AND your insane way of hooking it up.

Inspired by this Penny Arcade comic, post your HT setup and how only you can actually use it.

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Old 05-09-03, 11:27 PM
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Sony 27" TV
Sony Reciever, 50 CD Carousel
Dish Direct PVR, Sony Casette, DVD, VCR
GameCube, Xbox, Dreamcast
Infinity SL-20 speakers

And behind the Xbox is hooked up to a D-Link AirPlus DWL-810+ Ethernet-to-Wireles Bridge so I can get my Xbox Live groove on without draping cables down the hall.

Back of TV:


Back of everything else:


Remotes (5 left == Commander):


I actually have a "Y" splitter on Video-2 (RCA) of the TV AND piggy-back RCA cables on Video-1's Audio input so I could hook two devices' audio there as well. I was doing my damnedest to NOT have to buy a component switcher.

DeviceTV VideoRecieverAudio
SatelliteVideo-1 (S-Video)TV/Sat (S-Video In/Out)Optical
DVDVideo-1 (S-Video)DVD (S-Video In/Out)Optical
VCRVideo-1 (RCA)TV/Sat Analog
CD---CD (Analog) or MD/DAT (Optical)
XboxVideo-2DVD (RCA)Analog
GameCubeVideo-2Video-1Analog
DreamcastVideo-2Video-2Analog

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Old 05-10-03, 01:20 AM
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Old 05-10-03, 02:54 AM
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Try this on for size...

TV: a 27" console that is about 15 years old, the sides of the picture sometimes go convex )_( instead of (_)
The DVD player is hooked through my VCR, since the TV doesn't have A/V inputs.
I have the DVD player hooked to two (2!) different 8-track players, using the two sets of audio jacks on the DVD player. I *THINK* I am actually getting a bit of surround sound, but it is hard to tell.
The cable goes through VCR 1, to VCR 2, to the TV.
I have a LD player on top of the TV, but I have to disconnect the DVD to use it.
I have an auto-switching TV/Game box hooked up to the TV, and I have multiple systems that all need connected and disconnected to use (including an Atari 2600 that has to use its own TV/Game switch.
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Old 05-10-03, 07:21 AM
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This is my setup, and yes I am the only one who can figure out how to turn it on

I have 6 things hooked up via component cables, which means I have to switch them through my reciever (XBOX and PS2) AND a component A/V switcher (2 DVD players and Gamecube) and I just run my HD cable box directly into the TV. Thank god I have 3 component inputs on my tv. Then I have 5 things that have optical connectors which means I need a switcher for them also.
Thankfully remote macros make it easier to switch between sources but there are still buttons to push in the A/V rack itself so it is pretty difficult for someone else to figure out.

But I don't really want anyone else screwing with my stuff when I'm not around anyway

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