Hi Defintion Equipment Owned

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  1. Parker Clack

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    As more and more of us are getting into HDM in some way or another what do you own in your own HT?
     
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    You should have included HD CRT TVs: both rear projection and direct view.
     
  3. Dennis Nicholls

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    Parker, did you mean to say "High Def Rear Projection" rather than "High Def Rear Panel"?
     
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    what I voted for, plus an HD DVR and an HD Slingbox.
     
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    My guess because they no longer make them. But I do have a Sony CRT RPTV with HDMI.
     
  6. Parker Clack

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    Added the CRT and HD PVR suggestions. Dennis thanks for the heads up.
     
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    I have an LCD front projector, a small LCD flat panel (computer monitor but used as a display--it is HDMI/HDCP compliant and has a resolution of 1680x1050), an HD DVD player (A2) and an HD PVR in the HT room. I have another HD PVR and HD DVD player in the living room, but currently hooked up to an SDTV.

    Edited to add:

    I've recently added a PS3 to the setup--which completes my HT for the foreseeable future. An HDMI receiver/pre-pro will be the next upgrade, but that one is a few years away (unless my receiver unexpectedly "dies" or I come into some unexpected money).
     
  8. Blaine Skerry

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    To qualify as Hi Def, does a receiver have to have HDMI audio processing or just plain old Toslink?
     
  9. Parker Clack

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    Blaine:

    Does the receiver handle lossless high definition audio?
     
  10. Dennis Nicholls

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    Then of course there's the entire Sack-Dee can of worms.....
     
  11. thomasd92

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    In my theater room I have an Optoma HD80 projecting onto a 106 electric 16x9 screen. HD sources are Samsung 1400, A35, JVC 40000 hd-vcr, Directv HR20-700 and for sd a Sony 995 changer and Oppo 970 for all region and sacd.
    Audio is provided by an Onkyo PR-SC885 pre-amp ,4 Crown XLS402 power amps,
    Salk Sound HT2's and Salk Center on order( I am using Diva Center for now) , Swann Diva R1 sorrounds,4.1 for rears and an Epic Tower sub. I have a Emotiva MPS-2 on preorder to replace the pro amps.
     
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    Oh yeah. Sack-Dee. Count me in for that one too. [​IMG]

    _Man_
     
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    Just updated my status here. I am now the proud owner of a 32" Sony Bravia LCD, and have had an HD-A30 since the end of January. Working on my theatre one piece @ a time. Next will either be a new receiver and speakers or a PS3.

    Update: 2009/04/03-- I now have a Sony STR-DG720 7.1 HDMI receiver and a Sony BDP-S350. I love tax return season!
     
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    In October 2006 I purchased the Sony's "cutting edge" in HD technology, the SXRD rear projection HD TV. It was only a little over a year later that Sony dumped the technology. I have been pleased with mine, so far. I also have an HD DVR through Comcast, which I wish had more space for HD broadcasts.
     
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    Add an e-SATA drive (it's easy). I went from 20 to 80 hours of HD capacity by adding a 500gig drive to my HD PVR. Took 5 minutes.
     
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    I have a Sony Bravia XBR 46" HDTV
    Yamaha HTR-6090 Receiver (7.1)
    JBL ControlXtreme speakers (upgrading to Polk Audio soon - I hope)
    Sony PS3
    Cox Cable HD package and HD receiver with built in HD DVR

    it is a great set up.
     
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    I have a Samsung HD CRT. Is that considered 'front projection?"

    "Ya gotta know the lingo..." Alas, I am weak... [​IMG]


    For me, the answer is "yes" it handles it via analog 5.1 connections...but I would hardly describe a Sony STRDE-445 as "high-def." [​IMG] Do you?
     
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    Front projection means "projecting from the front", as in a projector. Rear projection is a projection display projecting onto a screen located in the same cabinet as the projection elements (CRT, LCD, SXRD, LCOS). I'm guessing yours is rear projection, Mike.
     
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    Well, based on Stephen's guess (Thanks, Stephen!) I put down Rear Projection CRT HD display.

    And even though I hesitate to call my receiver "high-def", I put it down, too...since I am channeling lossless audio through it via analog connections.

    Also, HD DVR and Blu-ray player.

    Hope I don't throw off the curve with those other answers. [​IMG]
     
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    Maybe someone on this forum can help (no help on HDTV hardware forum yet). I have an 8 year old HD rear projection Mitsubishi (73 inch model). So far, not compatible with the new Directv HR21 DVR. The DVR outputs in 3 cable component (YPrPb) and HDMI. HDTV doesn't have HDMI. The component input of the HDTV is 5 cable (YPrPbHV). The 3 cable output of DVR is not compatible with 5 cable component input on HDTV. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Dave.
     

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