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'Hamas' Jenkins
01-09-2008, 10:51 PM
I'll start:

Toshiba 46H84 RP CRT TV
DirecTV H20 Receiver
Tivo Series 2 PVR
XBox 360
Toshiba HD-A3 HD-DVD Player
Onkyo 5 Disc CD Changer

Onkyo TX-SR 804 Receiver
JBL E-60 Front Speakers
JBL E-25 Center Channel
JBL and Pioneer surrounds

Mirage LF 150 10" Sub
Yamaha YST-215 8" Sub

I have a HTPC running off of an ASUS P4P800 board
Spec Research Case
P4 3 GHZ
2 GB DDR Ram
360 Gigs of total storage
Radeon Pro 9600 Video Card

Remote: Logitech Harmony 659

OnTheWarpath58
01-09-2008, 11:48 PM
I'm not A/V nerd by any means, but here's my setup:



Pioneer PDP-506PU 50" Plasma

DirecTv HR20 HD Satellite Receiver/DVR

Yamaha HTR-5590 Receiver

Toshiba HD-A3 HD-DVD Player

Energy Speaker Systems Take Classic 5.1 Speakers W/ 8" Sub

Nintendo Wii

Logitech Harmony 880 Remote

DaFace
01-10-2008, 12:28 AM
42" Westinghouse LCD
Comcast HD-DVR
MCPC with 750GB of hard drive space and an unimpressive set of other features (it just plays movies - nothing else)
Nintendo Wii
Playstation 2

I've never cared enough about audio to have surround sound, and I'm too cheap to invest in any kind of HD-DVD or Blu-Ray player.

elvomito
01-10-2008, 01:17 AM
40" 1080p sony bravia lcd for normal viewing
for movies, sony HD projector, currently on the wall, 12' wide... my da-lite screen isn't large enough
basic kenwood 5.1 receiver
1080p dvd players

nothin too fancy but i really need to put together a video server and get rid of all these burnt FMB Specials

BigMeatballDave
01-10-2008, 02:22 AM
Vizio 32" LCD Phillips Upconvert DVD Timewarner HDDVR
WOOHOO I'M THE WINNAR!!1!!

Miles
01-10-2008, 02:56 AM
TV/Source:
40" Sony 40 KDL-40XBR2 LCD
Dish Network ViP 722 HD DVR
Denon 2900 Universal DVD player
XBOX 360

Audio Components:
Harmon Kardon Signature 2.0 A/V Processor
Citation 7.1 4 channel amp
NAD 2100 2 channel amp for rears

Speakers:
NHT 2.5iís Mains
NHT AC1 Center
NHT 1.5 Rears
Velodyne 1250x 12"/15" Sub

Swanman
01-10-2008, 02:01 PM
Video:

Panasonic AE2000 1080P LCD projector
106" Carada Brilliant White screen
Toshiba HDA35 HD DVD player
Directv H20 HD receiver
PS3

Audio:

Yamaha RX-V 2700 receiver
7.1 speaker setup with Polk speakers & sub

L.A. Chieffan
01-10-2008, 02:04 PM
8-track and some Creedence

'Hamas' Jenkins
01-10-2008, 02:11 PM
I have a thirty-inch digital TV set from Toshiba. It's a highly defined model with a picture-in-picture digital effects system (plus freeze frame) with a four corner video stand in which a Toshiba VCR with built in editing function and a three-week, eight-event timer, sits in a glass case beneath. I also have on the wall a Panasonic 31 inch set with a direct view screen and stereo.

On the other side is a complete stereo system by Sansui with six foot Duntech Sovereign 2001 speakers in Brazilian Rosewood.

Nice.

L.A. Chieffan
01-10-2008, 02:17 PM
I have to return some videotapes

Baby Lee
01-10-2008, 02:49 PM
TV - Sony KP-57WS600
Receiver - Sony STR-DA 777ES
Satellite - Dish VIP622 HD-DVR
DVD Player - Sony NS999ES
CD player - 2 Sony CDP CX-400s [400 Disc changers]
VCR - Sony SLV-M50HF [now pretty much the HT clock]
MiniDisc - Sony MZR30
Casette Tape - Sony TC-KE500ES
Speakers - N.E.A.R., 50M mains, 20ME Center, 15M surrounds
Turntable - Pioneer PLT25

Also, my computer is pimped out for HD throughput, Media Center, around 800GB of storage, HD Tuner, AIW Radeon graphics.

SLAG
01-10-2008, 03:27 PM
In the Family Room:

I have a JVC AV-48p575 48" HDTV...

http://img.shopping.com/cctool/PrdImg/images/pr/177X150/00/01/54/f9/16/22346006.JPG

With a Dish Network VIP 722 HD DVR
Some Generic DVD Player and a PS2
an audiovox 5 disc CD player
and a JVC VCR

in the Bedroom

we have a

sylvania 6626LCT 26" LCD

http://www.circuitcity.com/IMAGE/product/detail/syl/EC.SYL.6626LCT.JPG

With a Dish VIP 622 And another Generic DVD player

GoTrav
01-10-2008, 08:33 PM
not really an A/V nerd

52" Toshiba DLP
Denon receiver
Polk Speakers L/R Front Speakers (built in 8" subs)
Polk Center Channel
Polk L/R Rear Speakers
(speakers more than likely could use an upgrade)
DISH Dual-Tuner HD DVR
Samsung DVD (not used, instead use the 360 to watch DVDs)
360/Wii/PS2
Trek Off-Air Antenna

'Hamas' Jenkins
01-10-2008, 10:53 PM
TV - Sony KP-57WS600
Receiver - Sony STR-DA 777ES
Satellite - Dish VIP622 HD-DVR
DVD Player - Sony NS999ES
CD player - 2 Sony CDP CX-400s [400 Disc changers]
VCR - Sony SLV-M50HF [now pretty much the HT clock]
MiniDisc - Sony MZR30
Casette Tape - Sony TC-KE500ES
Speakers - N.E.A.R., 50M mains, 20ME Center, 15M surrounds
Turntable - Pioneer PLT25

Also, my computer is pimped out for HD throughput, Media Center, around 800GB of storage, HD Tuner, AIW Radeon graphics.

That's some pretty staunch brand loyalty.

Fire Me Boy!
01-11-2008, 08:17 AM
40" 1080p sony bravia lcd for normal viewing
for movies, sony HD projector, currently on the wall, 12' wide... my da-lite screen isn't large enough
basic kenwood 5.1 receiver
1080p dvd players

nothin too fancy but i really need to put together a video server and get rid of all these burnt FMB Specials
:shake:

BigMeatballDave
01-12-2008, 10:12 PM
TV - Sony KP-57WS600
Receiver - Sony STR-DA 777ES
Satellite - Dish VIP622 HD-DVR
DVD Player - Sony NS999ES
CD player - 2 Sony CDP CX-400s [400 Disc changers]
VCR - Sony SLV-M50HF [now pretty much the HT clock]
MiniDisc - Sony MZR30
Casette Tape - Sony TC-KE500ES
Speakers - N.E.A.R., 50M mains, 20ME Center, 15M surrounds
Turntable - Pioneer PLT25

Also, my computer is pimped out for HD throughput, Media Center, around 800GB of storage, HD Tuner, AIW Radeon graphics.Sony's bitch?

Baby Lee
01-13-2008, 09:16 AM
Sony's bitch?
First off, I was big on the Sony ES line of receivers. The 777ES might be one of the best dollar for dollar in a generation. It's built like a brick shithouse. That got me into the rest of the ES line, particularly the DVD/SACD deck. The 400 Disc players, Sony's the only one with the 400 disc models, that I know of, and I got both of them on open box buys for a good deal. Same thing with the TV, like $350 off.

The MiniDisc I've had, portable and deck, since practically before MP3s, let alone MP3 players. And going Sony there was a no brainer.

Also it's nice to have been able to control everything with one remote, going back to before the days of readily available universal remotes.

Notice though, that I know what Sony does and does not do well. No Sony speakers to be found.

Stewie
01-13-2008, 09:51 AM
42" Philips Plasma
TW HD-DVR
Sherwood 5.1 Receiver
KLH Center/Rear speakers
Klipsch side speakers (20 years old and rock)
Sony Subwoofer
Samsung upconverting DVD player

31" GE piece of shit CRT TV in the family room. The tuner is going out AGAIN. It will soon be replaced by a 37" something or other flat panel.

'Hamas' Jenkins
01-13-2008, 03:42 PM
First off, I was big on the Sony ES line of receivers. The 777ES might be one of the best dollar for dollar in a generation. It's built like a brick shithouse. That got me into the rest of the ES line, particularly the DVD/SACD deck. The 400 Disc players, Sony's the only one with the 400 disc models, that I know of, and I got both of them on open box buys for a good deal. Same thing with the TV, like $350 off.

The MiniDisc I've had, portable and deck, since practically before MP3s, let alone MP3 players. And going Sony there was a no brainer.

Also it's nice to have been able to control everything with one remote, going back to before the days of readily available universal remotes.

Notice though, that I know what Sony does and does not do well. No Sony speakers to be found.

How long ago did you get your DVD/SACD player? Did you ever think about getting an Oppo?

I'm about ten years too young for large scale CD changers :p.

Did you ever feel like you got f*cked in the ass by being an early adopter of some of those proprietary formats that didn't pan out (MD and SACD, for one)??

Baby Lee
01-13-2008, 04:57 PM
How long ago did you get your DVD/SACD player? Did you ever think about getting an Oppo?

I'm about ten years too young for large scale CD changers :p.

Did you ever feel like you got f*cked in the ass by being an early adopter of some of those proprietary formats that didn't pan out (MD and SACD, for one)??
I still use my MiniDisc, and I LOVE SACD. It's a little maddening that the catalog isn't bigger, but at least I can be fairly assured that the SACDs I do get are well crafted. Dark Side of the Moon alone is worth having SACD. But then I've got a system of high enough fidelity that you can hear the difference.
Really, the 'failure'/niche-ing of SACD is part of a broad phenomenon I don't like much anyways. With MP3s, and sonic leveling of pop CDs, it's pretty clear people don't care about fidelity, as opposed to convenience, right now. It's like, for me, if all this HD, 1080p, Blu-Ray, tech was coming out and people were watching VHS quality on a 19' screen saying, but I can put 1,000 movies in my pocket!!!
On the disc changer front, yeah I've had those for a while now and if I didn't I'd probably be farther along in ripping my catalog to HD and getting a high quality sound card. But even then, I have 1350 some-odd CDs and would want to rip at very high quality, so that's still a ton of HD space to contemplate.

'Hamas' Jenkins
01-13-2008, 05:03 PM
I still use my MiniDisc, and I LOVE SACD. It's a little maddening that the catalog isn't bigger, but at least I can be fairly assured that the SACDs I do get are well crafted. Dark Side of the Moon alone is worth having SACD. But then I've got a system of high enough fidelity that you can hear the difference.
Really, the 'failure'/niche-ing of SACD is part of a broad phenomenon I don't like much anyways. With MP3s, and sonic leveling of pop CDs, it's pretty clear people don't care about fidelity, as opposed to convenience, right now. It's like, for me, if all this HD, 1080p, Blu-Ray, tech was coming out and people were watching VHS quality on a 19' screen saying, but I can put 1,000 movies in my pocket!!!
On the disc changer front, yeah I've had those for a while now and if I didn't I'd probably be farther along in ripping my catalog to HD and getting a high quality sound card. But even then, I have 1350 some-odd CDs and would want to rip at very high quality, so that's still a ton of HD space to contemplate.

You should take a look at the HT Omega Claro or Striker lines of sound cards. They output phenomenal sound.

If you ever upgrade your receiver (for future HDMI/7.1 purposes) or want to set up a lossless system, see if you can find the Chaintech AV-710 soundcard. It will output bit perfect audio, and pass 7.1.

The CMedia chipsets are much better than the Creative ones.

'Hamas' Jenkins
01-13-2008, 05:07 PM
If you moved all those CDs to say...FLAC, you'd probably be looking at about....

87750 minutes of audio w/ your CDs averaging 65 minutes per disc (which is a pretty liberal estimate, I'd bet you'll be closer to 55-60)

Take that times about 5 MB/minute for a FLAC compression, and you'd need 438,750 megs of storage, or roughly 420-430 gigs.

That's only one 500 GB HD.