Feel free to pick this one apart - complete state-of-the-art home theatre

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Howard_Li, Dec 25, 2001.

  1. Howard_Li

    Howard_Li Auditioning

    Dec 21, 2001
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    But before you start flaming, keep in mind that when I started this, I had absolutely no knowledge of home theatre whatsoever.
    (2) AMD Athlon XP 2000+
    (2) Danger Den MAZE2 water block
    (2) Overclock-Watercool Big Momma Radiator (placed in refrigeration chamber)
    (2) InnoMag TB-Mag C 4x3x10H ~50K GPH pump (placed in electrical room)
    Nanotherm Ice thermal compound
    Tyan Tiger MPX S2466
    (4) Kingston 1GB PC2100 Registered ECC DDR SDRAM
    ATi Radeon All-In-Wonder 8500DV (primary)
    3dfx Voodoo 5 5500 64MB PCI (secondary-display)
    3dfx Voodoo 5 5500 64MB PCI (tertiary-display)
    Sony GDM-FW900 (primary)
    Sony GDM-FW900 (secondary)
    Sony GDM-FW900 (tertiary)
    3com 3C1000-T Gigabit NIC
    Pioneer 16X DVD Slot-Load – slave on channel 1
    Hewlett-Packard dvd100i 2.4X DVD-RW – master on channel 2
    Plextor 24x10x40x CD-RW – slave on channel 2
    BiTMICRO 78GB IDE Solid-State HD (setup hard drive) – master on channel 1
    (2) Qlogic SANblade 2300 PCI, PCI-X 64-bit/66MHz Fibre-Channel Host Bus Adapter – to SANArray controllers
    (2) Mylex SANArray Pro FF2 Fibre-Optic RAID controller /w 512MB cache (500 devices each) – standalone, to HDs
    (1000) BiTMICRO E-Disk 73GB Solid-State HD (RAID 0+1) - 400MBps sustained transfer rate
    (112) Antec 9-bay Data Tank drive enclosure /w 300W PSU
    Digital Audio Labs CardDeluxe /w optional digital bracket
    TOSLink & AES/EBU digital I/O bracket
    Coldforge AA-15 WTX /w PC P&C Turbo-Cool 600 Sun Ultra AXmp PSU
    (7) Panaflo L1A 120mm fans
    IOGEAR 6-port FireWire hub
    Canon XL-1S Digital Camcorder IEEE1394
    (2) Belkin 7-port USB self-powered hub
    Microsoft Wireless Intellimouse Explorer 6KHz refresh
    Microsoft Wireless Desktop Keyboard
    Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 6KHz refresh – for games
    fUnc sUrface 1030 mouse pad
    Act Labs Force RS Wheel
    Act Labs Force RS Shifter
    Act Labs Performance Pedals
    Logitech Wingman Strike Force 3D Joystick
    Microsoft Sidewinder Freestyle Pro
    Microsoft Sidewinder Game Voice headset
    Microsoft Sidewinder Strategic Commander
    Panasonic KX-PS8100LX 1200dpi Color Laser /w 192MB
    Epson Expression 1640XL Special Edition Scanner
    Logitech ClickSmart 510 Web cam
    Nikon Coolpix 5000 5.24MP Digital Camera
    Sandisk 512MB ‘Ultra’ CompactFlash card
    Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
    Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    Mandrake Linux
    Bell ExpressVu Model 6000 HDTV/BEV Satellite Receiver (if in Canada)
    Toshiba DST3000 HDTV/DTV Satellite Receiver (if in America)
    Faroudja DVP5000 HDTV Digital Video Processor/Scaler
    (2) Pioneer Elite DV-F07 600CD/DVD changer (600 discs when paired)
    dCS Verdi CD/SA-CD transport
    Toshiba DVD SD9200 DVD-Audio player /w HDCD decoder
    Pioneer Elite DV-38A Progressive Scan DVD
    TAG McLaren Audio AV32R DPL-II, HDCD, DD-EX, THX-EX, DTS-ES6.1Matrix decoder
    (decoder can be upgraded to DTS-ES 6.1 Discrete – software update pending)
    _Note – the only reason I’m keeping this decoder is because it decodes DPL-II, THX-EX, and DTS-ES6.1 Matrix.
    The Casablanca II doesn’t yet._
    dCS Purcell 24/192 Digital Upsampler
    Theta Casablanca II DAC and surround processor /w Xtreme DACs (24/384)
    (decoder can be upgraded to DPL-II, DD-EX,THX-EX and DTS-ES – software update/chip exchange pending )
    (4) Audio Research 2MKII Vacuum Tube pre-amplifier
    (14) Boulder Model 2050 Mono Amplifier (continuous 1000W @ any resistance)
    (2) Krell Master Reference Amplifier (1000W @ 8 Ohms, 16K W @ 0.5 Ohms)
    (6) Wilson Audio WAMM Towers
    (1) Wilson Audio WATCH Center
    (2) Wilson Audio XS Subwoofer Towers
    Yamaha Grand MIDIPiano MCP3
    Peavey RQ 4332 Live 32-channel mixer
    Sennheiser Orpheus headphones /w valve amp
    (4) Brauner VM1 Klaus Heyne Edition microphone
    Earthworks 1024 4-ch microphone pre-amplifier
    Stewart Filmscreen Fixed Luxus Deluxe Filmscreen 192”x144”
    Digital Projection LIGHTNING 25sx DLP projector (14K ANSI lumens, 16x12 max res, HDTV-compatible)
    APC Line-R 1250VA automatic voltage regulator
    Transparent Cable PowerIsolator XL Noise Reducer power filter
    Transparent Cable PowerBank Ultra Extended
    Harmonic Tech Magic Power Cord
    Harmonic Tech AC Adapter Cable
    Harmonic Tech Magic Link One XLR Interconnect
    Harmonic Tech Magic Tweeter/Woofer Cable
    Harmonic Tech Magic Digital One Digital Cable
    Harmonic Tech Crystal S-Video Silver Cable
    Harmonic Tech Crystal Component Cable
    Harmonic Tech Coaxial Cable
    CVG DB15 to BNC cable
    La-Z-Boy Embassy Black Leather with 2 motorized massagers and heated recliner
    Polar Bear Model 200-L Water Distiller
    ASC D-80-512-AS Instantaneous Water Heater
    Wolf Range Challenger 68” 12 burner range
    Wolf Range Commercial 84” Char Broiler
    Imperial Range 60” Teppan Yaki Griddle
    Imperial Range Elite [deep] Fryer/Filter System
    GE Ultimate Advantium Wall Oven
    Cookshack SmartSmoker Model 360 smoker oven
    Cookshack Dehydrator Model 102 jerky machine
    GrillCo GC-400PB 10sq. ft charcoal grill
    Maytag Wide-by-Side 27cu ft refrigerator
    Whirlpool 24.8 cu ft upright frost-free freezer
    Whirly Pop theatre-style popcorn popper
    Tyler Walk-In Refrigeration Chamber (amps go here)
    (2) Hitachi H-25 Gas Turbine (~26mW output)
    (2) Hitachi 1000MVA 208V step-down transformer
    (4) APC Smart-UPS 5000RMT UPS
    (4) APC Symmetra RM 120V step-down transformer
    Separate rooms for:
    Electrical equipment (adjacent to refrigeration chamber)
    Storage drives
    Cooking appliances (adjacent to rec room)
    (Gas turbines placed outside)
    Large aerated sunroom for barbecue grill
    Adjacent all-glass sunroom for serving guests
    Soundproof/anechoic room (audio equipment calibrated and positioned by David A. Wilson) – adjacent to refridgerator
    Full OC48 Internet connection
    Grocery catering (for those who like to cook)
    Professional catering (for those who don’t)[​IMG]
  2. Kevin T

    Kevin T Screenwriter

    Jul 12, 2001
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    can i come live with you?

    kevin t
  3. Howard_Li

    Howard_Li Auditioning

    Dec 21, 2001
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    No you may not. I didn't even say that I owned it. [​IMG]
  4. Chuck_C

    Chuck_C Stunt Coordinator

    Oct 31, 2001
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    Not bad for $1200.
  5. Howard_Li

    Howard_Li Auditioning

    Dec 21, 2001
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    Are you trying to imply something?
  6. Geoff L

    Geoff L Screenwriter

    Dec 9, 2000
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    Might there be a digital camara somewhere in that list? [​IMG]
    Pic's please....?
  7. Howard_Li

    Howard_Li Auditioning

    Dec 21, 2001
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    Yes, there is a digital camera... The Nikon Coolpix 5000.
  8. Mark KU

    Mark KU Stunt Coordinator

    Feb 2, 2001
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    I don't think he owns it. I think he was just bored one day and said, "Hey, let's see how much fake money I can blow on a home theater".
  9. Howard_Li

    Howard_Li Auditioning

    Dec 21, 2001
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    That's right. [​IMG]
  10. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

    Sep 30, 2001
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    If money were no object and we were integrating a computer
    system into this I would replace all of that fickel PC gear
    with the afformentioned RS390 Mainframe connected to an EMC
    DASD and I would just copy all the DVD's in the collection
    over to the DASD and put the originals away for safe keeping.
    Ohh and I would have an NEC 61" Plasma no heck make that
    6 of em all butted up to each other and somehow spliced
    together... Yeah... A "Wall of Vision" [​IMG]
  11. Kevin C Brown

    Kevin C Brown Producer

    Aug 3, 2000
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    Howard- I didn't see anything for AC line conditioning?
    (But of course, I didn't recognize half the stuff on your list either... [​IMG] )
  12. Damien Montanile

    Damien Montanile Stunt Coordinator

    Jun 3, 2000
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    All this is to me is a bunch of Buzzwords and components that are just not needed and have really no place in a home theater (not any HT that can become a reality anyway)...its like adding a Stove to a Bi-plane. As for the Operating Systems....Keep FreeBSD and dump the rest (unless you are going to run Debian Linux)[​IMG]
    Since we are going the ridiculous route.. heh
    we can throw in a Sunfire 15k and throw an AMD PCI expansion processor into the thing. (find some use for it) Only another $4,000,000 [​IMG]
  13. Neil Joseph

    Neil Joseph Lead Actor

    Jan 16, 1998
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    Neil Joseph
    Damn! How much?
  14. Damien Montanile

    Damien Montanile Stunt Coordinator

    Jun 3, 2000
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