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My "Budget" HT (pics)

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by MarkN, Jun 24, 2005.

  1. MarkN

    MarkN Well-Known Member

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    It took my wife some convincing but she is happy with the result....little does she know that I am not quite finished :grin:

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    Samsung HL-R5667W 56” DLP HDTV
    Onkyo DS-787 Receiver
    RCA Ult. TV Receiver
    Bose AM-10
    Infinity Subwoofer
    Aiaw Progessive Scan DVD XD-DV290
    Ult. TV DTV Receiver
    Bush TV stand

    What's left:
    Picking up HD DVR 10-250 this weekend
    Picking up DVD/VCR Recorder this weekend
    Monster Power HTS 3500 MKII (working on closing the deal)
    Paint baseboards black
    Curtains for backdoor
    Fix/paint ceiling
    Replace ceiling fixtures and add recess lights
    Add crown molding 6" below ceiling and install rope lights behind for up lighting

    ~M
     
  2. aaron campbell

    aaron campbell Well-Known Member

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    Looking good![​IMG] How are you liking your tv? I have the hlr6167 and love mine.
     
  3. MarkN

    MarkN Well-Known Member

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    I just picked it up last Monday. I did a basic calibration last night and replaced all my composites w/ component & toslink cables. So far, very pleased with just the picture on the DTV signal. The pic definitely looks better in 4:3 than when it's streatched in 16:9.

    Tonight we will be watching some DVDs, so hopefully that goes well. It took a couple of nights just to get everything run through the receiver correctly but I think I have it down now.

    I am picking up an HD DVR (along with a DVD Recorder/VCR unit - 30% off open box coupon is working great! LOL!) this weekend and will try adjusting the attic antenna to pick up some broadcast HD signals.
     
  4. MarkN

    MarkN Well-Known Member

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    I just installed the Lutron Meastro IR dimmer ($42 online).

    Pretty sweet!
     
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  6. MarkN

    MarkN Well-Known Member

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    Samsung HL-R5667W 56” DLP HDTV
    Onkyo DS-787 Receiver
    HR10-250 HD DVR
    Bose AM-10
    Aiaw Progessive Scan DVD XD-DV290
    Monster HTS 3500 Power conditioner
    Bush TV stand

    Changed out some equipment...next purchase is going to be the Samsung DVD-VR325 (upscaling DVD recorder/VCR combo).

    We intend on replacing the furniture, carpet and curtains later this year. I may also rip out the oak flooring and put in cherry floors w/ a large area rug instead of the inset carpeting.
     
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    Speakers?
     
  8. MarkN

    MarkN Well-Known Member

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    I had the B&W SMTs & CNT but the wife didn't like the look of them on the wall...so we now have the AM-10 which pales in comparison to say the least.
     
  9. SteveCallas

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    Bose AM-10? Yeah, I'll ask again, speakers? Just giving you a hard time.
     
  10. MikeGee

    MikeGee Well-Known Member

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    do you find the positioning of your speakers makes it sound kinda off? I had my old setup similar to that and now that i have all my speakers about ear level it made a huge difference to me..

    I like the design of the room very much, looks pretty sweet and well done.
     
  11. KeithMoechnig

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    "do you find the positioning of your speakers makes it sound kinda off? I had my old setup similar to that and now that i have all my speakers about ear level it made a huge difference to me..
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    Oh I'm sure Bose made a patented "technology" to counteract it.
     
  12. MarkN

    MarkN Well-Known Member

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    LOL!!! You guys won't offend me, I like the ball busting. [​IMG]

    I know, I know...Bose. The wife bought them for my 30th Bday mainly because she liked the way they looked.

    There is definitely a difference between having them at head level VS in the corners. I have adjusted them a lot! I used a laser pointer taped to the side to get them focused on the seating position(s). Moving the bass module into the corner (out about 1') also made a huge difference.

    I am hoping to talk her into in wall speakers. That way she will like the look, I can put them at head level and I can go with a better speaker.

    In hind sight, I should have gone with a 50" instead of the 56". I want to lay the room out differently but am having some trouble because of the size of the tv.
     

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