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« Reply #15 on: Jan 05, 2007, 09:40:07 PM »

Have only seen in-store displays of RPTVs (yes, HD ones) but I have always thought: Man, that looks like shit. Hell, even my Direct-View CRT looks like shit compared to flat-panel TVs, even though it's higher-res than a lot of them. Not as bad as the RPs, though.
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« Reply #16 on: Jan 06, 2007, 02:49:12 PM »

Let's be honest, we've all been in stores and seen the top of the line equipment that looks like crap because the contrast and brightness are cranked in less-than ideal situations.  My father has a Sony 61" 4:3 that supports HD-signals and it looks very good.  Not perfect, mind you, but still very good.
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« Reply #17 on: Jan 06, 2007, 05:27:18 PM »

All that contrast/brightness/sharpness calibration bullshit is bullshit. I have calibrated my TV many times and always end up going back to "adjusted to sight preferance". The Avia calibration discs leaves you with a dark, hard-to-see, blurry picture.
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« Reply #18 on: Jan 06, 2007, 10:57:44 PM »

Samsung LCD... you cant go wrong. Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: Jan 07, 2007, 09:47:00 PM »

1. What is your setup?

30" inch Dell Panel
ACS54 Altec Lanseng 4.1 setup
Creative Audigy 2
Digital HDTV tuner card
Power DVD software

2. How Satisfied are you with your current setup?

The resolution on this screen is great with fantastic picture quality. I just wish I had some for of HD-DVD player or Blu-Ray to test this with but with a current cost in excess of $1000 AUS it isn't something I will be picking up shortly.

Photo editing on this bohemoth is just a dream.

3. What would you change if you were to do it all over again?

Well since this isn't a true home theatre setup I would be starting from a clean slate and with my love of movies and technology it could be very expensive.

4. Any future plans to upgrade the Home Theatre?

Might pick up one of those quad core systems this year but the screen won't be going anywhere.


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« Reply #20 on: Jan 17, 2007, 08:31:15 AM »

Picture of my system if anybody is curious:

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« Reply #21 on: Jan 17, 2007, 08:53:21 AM »

We weren't.

(ooh, burn)
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« Reply #22 on: Jan 17, 2007, 09:21:00 AM »

We weren't.

(ooh, burn)

*FWAP*, bite me  Grin
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« Reply #23 on: Jan 17, 2007, 10:22:54 PM »

Here's a small, grainy, for some reason soft picture of the Tower of Power. My camera really need you to pour light on it, even in still mode, and my floor lamps aren't very bright...

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« Reply #24 on: Jan 18, 2007, 12:13:13 PM »

Much better than the last pic you posted!
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« Reply #25 on: Jan 18, 2007, 03:04:49 PM »

Who in the what, now?
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« Reply #26 on: Jan 20, 2007, 11:26:30 PM »

1. What is your setup?
I've got two actually
Living room system = Panasonic CRT 47" 1080i,
Polks = 2 RT55s, CS400i, 4 RT25i
SVS PB10
Onkyo 7.1 Receiver

Bedroom system = HP Pavillion LCD 32" 720p
Athenas = 2 AS-B2, CS1, 2 AS-B1
Polk PSW650
Onkyo 6.1 Receiver

2. How Satisfied are you with your current setup?
Very, although I'm still looking to add another subwoofer to my living room system. I'm leaning towards a Hsu.

3. What would you change if you were to do it all over again?
I shouldn't have bought an Onkyo HTiB for my bedroom before I upgraded to the Athenas. Theyr'e still sitting in my garage collecting dust.

4. Any future plans to upgrade the Home Theatre?
Definitely. If and when I move into a bigger place, I'd like a dedicated HT room with a 1080p projector and drop down screen. An HDMI 1.3 compatible receiver would be nice as well, to complement my HD-DVD and Blu-ray players.
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« Reply #27 on: Jan 27, 2007, 09:50:26 AM »

I just picked up a few new components, so I thought it would be worth posting my setup.

1. What is your setup?
Monitor: Sony KDW-655, a 42" LCD RP.  I've had this TV for just over two years now, and couldn't imagine watching movies without it.
Receiver: Yamaha HTR-6090.  I just picked this up two days ago for the HDMI switching, and because I needed a little extra "oomph."  It is replacing a Yamaha HTR-5550
Speakers: My mains are a pair of JBL tower speakers, a DCM center, and some Onkyo rears.  The Sub is also Onkyo.  I want to get timbre-matched speakers, but that can probably wait.
DVD: Toshiba HD-DVD HD-A2 player.  Brand new, replacing a Denon 1910 upconverting player.  I got this for the HDMI function.

2. How Satisfied are you with your current setup?
Now?  Now I am very happy.  Part of the reason I upgraded was that I had become dissatisfied with the sound quality of my current receiver and the options on the Denon player were lacking.  I still adore my TV.

3. What would you change if you were to do it all over again?
Not much, I am very happy with my purchases.  I get something major every two years or so.

4. Any future plans to upgrade the Home Theatre?
Not right now!
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« Reply #28 on: Jan 31, 2007, 03:43:43 PM »

4. Any future plans to upgrade the Home Theatre?

well, not components but I am in the process of building a wall unit in my living room to hold my components.



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« Reply #29 on: Jan 31, 2007, 03:47:15 PM »

This project is growing in scope as I am now planning to hide my wires behind my wall and move my outlet behind my LCD screen.

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