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  1. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Just a shameless web page plug, check it out and let
    me know what you think of the web page and the gear.
    It's not a million dollars but it works (and it's
    constantly growing)
    Ignore the center channel in the pictures as of yesterday
    I replaced that center with AR's Hi-Res AR4C (WOW)
    Click on the link in the signature!
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    My Home Theater Site!
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  2. Kieran Coghlan

    Kieran Coghlan Second Unit

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    Cool web site, and very nice installation! Looks great. Why isn't an HDTV on your upgrades list? Or, is that set you have HD ready? (couldn't tell...)
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  3. Tom-G

    Tom-G Screenwriter

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    Brett, nice work on the website and the HT! It looks great. [​IMG]
    I noticed "westol" as the webpage was loading, and figured you must live pretty close to me. Then I saw that you live in Wyano, which isn't all that far from Herminie.
    Good to see someone so close to home here on the HTF!
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    As for the bad rap about the characters--hey, I've seen space operas that put their emphasis on human personalities and relationships. They're called "Star Trek" movies. Give me transparent underwater cities and vast hollow senatorial spheres any day. --Roger Ebert on The Phantom Menace
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  4. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Tom,
    Wow a local yokle! Yep I went to Sr. High in Herminie
    Yough Sr. High Class of 94.
    Keiran,
    My opinion is that HDTV is currently not worth my time.
    I have seen HDTV's in action and I am not impressed. My
    mothers fiance has a 16:9 Theatherwide HDTV and an RCA
    HDTV DSS system and it can't compete with my Analog RCA
    900 Line NTSC Display (IMHO)
    The next step is a CRT Projector just for movies.
    Thanks for the compliments fellas!
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  5. Neil Joseph

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    Bob_A Supporting Actor

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    Great setup!
    Have you tried pulling the mains slightly forward of the tv, and changing the degree of toe in?
    Congrats.
     
  7. Jens Raethel

    Jens Raethel Second Unit

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  9. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Thanks for all the positive compliments I take them to heart
    and sincerely appreciate them. Especialy coming from Jens
    who has in my opinion one of the best "theaters" on this
    forum! Jens, your theater is to die for [​IMG]
    If I had the room to do a dedicated theater I would in a
    heart beat and I did have the perfect room for a theater
    but my other love is cars and I converted the room down
    stairs into a showpiece garage stall for my Corvette's.
    I will have pictures of that when it's done [​IMG]
    Bob I have the mains kicked in roughly 30 degrees and they
    are spiked with the front spikes adjusted down so that the
    speakers are aimed at the center of the room. I also have
    my AR4C aimed down to converge on the same point and my
    Surround L/R are again aimed to converge on the center of
    the room. It sounds great this way but I don't mind taking
    the time to experiment. I will mess around with positioning
    after I get the rest of the equipment (sub, new DVD player
    and some other junk) and then I need to invest in an SPL
    meter and AVIA,VE disks.
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  10. BertFalasco

    BertFalasco Supporting Actor

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    Wow Brett, nice HT!!As I see, you're very handy with the walls and drilling. How tall are your mains?
     
  11. Parker Clack

    Parker Clack Schizophrenic Man
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    Brett:
    If you send me the URL for your web site I will get you listed on the members page.
    Parker
     
  12. AaronNWilson

    AaronNWilson Second Unit

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    Gorgeous website and cool images. Are those real bricks? They look pretty darn cool.
    As for the rear projection tvs, you obviously havent seen the Pioneer Elite PRO HD units, those pioneer sets have an absolutely beautiful image quality.
    Check em out and you will be impressed for sure.
    Aaron
     
  13. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Aaron,
    I won't dispute that some HDTV's have great pictures as
    that is the whole point in digital, But in my search for
    an RPTV I looked at every brand out there HDTV and NTSC
    and I chose the RCA (price wasn't an issue either) The
    features and the picture on the RCA 61" is HDTV "quality"
    without a doubt in my mind.
    Parker,
    Sure thing! I was wondering how ya got a listing on the
    Theaters page! [​IMG]
    Bert,
    My AR9 Mains are 36" from botom to top of the cabinents and
    they are spiked and raised in the front (about a 10 degree
    angle I would say offhand without a protractor)
    Again many thanks all!
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  14. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Aaron,
    Sorry I forgot to awnser your question about the stones on
    the wall. They are "Z-Brick" if I am not mistaken (I don't
    have the boxes around anymore to check the name) basicly
    they are molded concrete stones that you can put right over
    drywall or plastered walls using a special type of mortar.
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  15. JohnnyD

    JohnnyD Auditioning

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    Very nice Set-up. I really like the faux-brick wall. [​IMG]
    Although I'm not sure I understand your logic about not putting an HDTV (even just HDTV ready)on your list of future upgrades. [​IMG]
     
  16. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    JohhnyD,
    Thanks for the compliments. The best reason I can give you
    for not listing HDTV as a future upgrade would be this. Some
    people still love Vinyl LP's and tube amps.. Make sense?
    NTSC has been the standard for 50+ years it's not going away
    any time soon (at the earliest 2010) by the time my set is
    10-15 years old then HDTV will have become a viable standard
    of broadcast and then I will upgrade. For now my NTSC CRT
    RPTV projects the most beautiful of images I could ever ask
    for. And it's not 100% analog either, as it does contain a
    3line digital comb.
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  17. Chris PC

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    Interesting setup. Wow is your center channel speaker ever high in relation to your front speakers! I thought mine was high. Just curious, how does it sound?
     

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