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My "Budget" HT (pics)


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#1 of 12 OFFLINE   MarkN

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Posted June 24 2005 - 05:00 AM

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 of 12 OFFLINE   aaron campbell

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Posted June 25 2005 - 03:25 AM

Looking good!Posted Image How are you liking your tv? I have the hlr6167 and love mine.

#3 of 12 OFFLINE   MarkN

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Posted June 25 2005 - 05:10 AM

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 of 12 OFFLINE   MarkN

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Posted June 29 2005 - 10:23 PM

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

#5 of 12 OFFLINE   Glenise

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Posted July 01 2005 - 11:53 PM

Very nice!

#6 of 12 OFFLINE   MarkN

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Posted July 25 2005 - 11:08 PM

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.

#7 of 12 OFFLINE   SteveCallas

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Posted July 26 2005 - 03:00 AM

Speakers?

#8 of 12 OFFLINE   MarkN

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Posted July 26 2005 - 03:03 AM

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 of 12 OFFLINE   SteveCallas

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Posted July 26 2005 - 07:11 AM

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

#10 of 12 OFFLINE   MikeGee

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Posted July 26 2005 - 09:56 AM

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 of 12 OFFLINE   KeithMoechnig

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Posted July 26 2005 - 02:01 PM

"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.. " Oh I'm sure Bose made a patented "technology" to counteract it.

#12 of 12 OFFLINE   MarkN

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Posted July 26 2005 - 09:51 PM

LOL!!! You guys won't offend me, I like the ball busting. Posted Image

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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