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Old 17-08-2013, 17:49
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Mine right now is

LG PK350 50 inch 1080P Plasma
A used Denon AVR-1910 amp but its a lovely sounding amp.
Very musical think I even like it more than my stereo one which is a NAD C370.
The NAD C370 seems quite boring now where as the Denon AVR-1910 I seem to here more detail in any music.
Speakers

NAD C370 uses Wharfedale XARUS5000

And my 7.1 set up is kef carina 2 4 speakers , KEF Cresta Centre Speaker SP3322 which seems decent to me.
The back surrounds are JVC SP-E5 which don't have no bass response but is fine for back surround effects.
Sub is an epos els and a SONY SA-WP890 for a bit extra.

I have had

Sony HT-DDW890
Pioneer VSX 817
TEAC ADG 200

And the AVR-1910 is the best I have heard yet.


I use a Sony RDR-HXD890 for PVR and an 80GB Fat PS3 for Blu Ray.
For downloads I just connect my PC.
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Old 17-08-2013, 20:36
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Oh a proper cinema u mean. That counts me out then as most people think all-in-one's aren't proper cinemas and I admit, cannot compete with a proper A/V receiver like u have but here goes....

Samsung 55" 3D LCD/LED smart.
Samsung 3D all-in-one 7.1 cinema.
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Old 17-08-2013, 20:53
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Panasonic 37" LED 3D
Yamaha 7.1 HD audio amp with internet radio ( can't see model number at the moment)
Acoustic Energy - 6 speakers
MJ Acoustics sub woofer

Attached to all this are :
Topfield Motorised sat system
PS3
Tivo
Humax Freeview Recorder
Pioneer dvd/hdd recorder
Panasonic Bluray player - multi region and UOP disabled for both BD and DVD.
All controlled by Logitech Harmony One

Can't be arsed to go through previous kit
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Old 17-08-2013, 21:03
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My cinema Kit:

Tosh 42" TV,
Panasonic Blu Ray
Humax Freesat PVR
Logitech 2.1 Speakers
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Old 17-08-2013, 21:25
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My Cinema Kit:

Odeon Cinema
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Old 17-08-2013, 21:34
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My Kit

Sony KLD32EX403 TV
Yamaha RX-V630RDS receiver
B&W DM602 Front Speakers
Canon S30 Surround speakers
Tivo
PS3
Xbox360
Pioneer HDD/DVD Recorder
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Old 18-08-2013, 15:22
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Samsung 40"
Yam RX667 amp
Mordaunt short Alumni
LG blu'ray
Sony dvd Recorder
An old Sharp vhs rec
NAD 515 cd player
SkyHD
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Old 18-08-2013, 17:30
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Samsung 50" 3D plasma
Yamaha 5.1 DD/DTS sound receiver
500 GB Sky+HD
Panasonic DVD-RAM recorder
Sony PlayStation 3
Microsoft Xbox 360
Nintendo Wii
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Old 18-08-2013, 19:11
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Big CRT Panasonic - cant climb over it to read the numbers
Denon AVR-1602 - its a lovely sounding amp as well..
Kef - Q15
Canon - rear surrounds
my bass guitar amp as the sub... until I find one at some stupid knock down price 2nd hand..
HP dc7700 media pc - with 2 sets of phillips ambi lights plugged into it.
An old panasonic dvd player
An old sharp vhs machine
virgin
freesat
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Old 19-08-2013, 12:19
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50" Pioneer Kuro Plasma
Denon AVR-3310 Surround Sound Receiver
Denon DVD-2500BT Bluray DiscTransport
Sunfire CRS-3 Front speakers
Sunfire CRS-3C Centre speaker
Sunfire CRM-2 Rear speakers
Sunfire HRS-10 Subwoofers
Humax Freesat PVR
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Old 19-08-2013, 14:24
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50inch LG Plasma (can't be bothered to look up the model number as the TV is against the wall and rather heavy.
Yamaha RX-V 396RDS 5.1 Channel Receiver (over ten years old now).
Cambridge Audio S20 speaker package (replaced the original Yamaha supplied speakers that came with the receiver).
Sony PS3.
Digitalstream Freeview HD Recorder.
Panasonic S-VHS Recorder (hardly used, but still works well).
Toshiba DVD player.
Marantz CD63SE CD Player (had it for many years, still sounds superb).

There's also a Technics full separates system from the 90s, turntable, tuner, cassette, CD player and speakers. Bought it, in excellent condition, from Ebay for 50. It's been well looked after, sounds fantastic and has had a new turntable belt and stylus fitted and the cassette heads demagnetised and cleaned. I mention it because it the TV is connected to it via the analogue audio outs and it gets used a lot for the music channels.
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Old 19-08-2013, 14:41
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Anthem MRX500
2 x XTZ 99.26Mk II plus XTZ 99.25Mk II centre
surrounds home made
front highs Castle Knight 1
BK XXLS400 subwoofer
Sony Blu-Ray
Samsung SP-A600 projector

Don't really use it much, normally use HK amp and Castle speakers in front lounge with Panasonic TV.
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Old 19-08-2013, 16:07
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LG 50" Plasma
Optoma HD83/100" screen
Denon AVR4520
Genelec 8030's studio monitors x5
SVS 16-46 sub
PS3
Sky HD 1TB

Upgrading the cinema setup to CIH system - Plasma being moved to kids playroom.

Awaiting delivery of Carada 120" Precision series screen, Masquerade CIH system and Panamorph A480SYS anamorphic lens kit.
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Old 19-08-2013, 16:30
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60" Samsung 3D plasma (6000 series but cannot remember number)
Onkyo TX-SR608 7.1 amp (but only using 5 of the 7 as the other 2 are stereo in the kitchen)
2 x Mission 3 as front stereo
2 x Mission Shelf speakers at rear.
Elac Sub
Elac centre speaker (needs replacing)
Tivo
Pana DMR-PWT530 HDD recorder with Blu Ray playback
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Old 20-08-2013, 11:55
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Mine right now is

LG PK350 50 inch 1080P Plasma
A used Denon AVR-1910 amp but its a lovely sounding amp.
Very musical think I even like it more than my stereo one which is a NAD C370.
The NAD C370 seems quite boring now where as the Denon AVR-1910 I seem to here more detail in any music.
Speakers

NAD C370 uses Wharfedale XARUS5000

And my 7.1 set up is kef carina 2 4 speakers , KEF Cresta Centre Speaker SP3322 which seems decent to me.
The back surrounds are JVC SP-E5 which don't have no bass response but is fine for back surround effects.
Sub is an epos els and a SONY SA-WP890 for a bit extra.

I have had

Sony HT-DDW890
Pioneer VSX 817
TEAC ADG 200

And the AVR-1910 is the best I have heard yet.


I use a Sony RDR-HXD890 for PVR and an 80GB Fat PS3 for Blu Ray.
For downloads I just connect my PC.
A Samsung 349 cheapo 42" plasma , and an LG bluray all in one box with the usual 4 speakers and a sub bought for 200 in curry's sale ...had it 3 years now and love em in my little flat .
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Old 20-08-2013, 12:38
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At work so can't remember exact model numbers but ....

Panny 50" 1080p plasma
Onkyo 500 series amp
Eltax floorstanders/centre/sub
Wharfedale Modus surrounds
Silvertstone Grandia GD02MT home built HTPC with bluray
Logitech Harmony 555

The Eltax speakers could really do with being replaced and I have considered replacing the amp with a newer model from the 700 or 800 series. Just haven't got round to it yet.

Quite fancy upgrading the TV to something 60" plus as well but have yet to find a good enough deal to tempt me on that one as it'd need to be a good panel like a Samsung 8500 or a Panny VT or something.
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Old 20-08-2013, 15:27
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Quite fancy upgrading the TV to something 60" plus as well but have yet to find a good enough deal to tempt me on that one as it'd need to be a good panel like a Samsung 8500 or a Panny VT or something.
When we bought ours, there were no TVs in the 8000 series with screens bigger than 55". Other makes were either inferior size wise or quality wise (even my preferred Pana make) so we went for the 60" Samsung plasma.
It's not as bright as the LED sets but picture quality is at least equal and does use more power. One salesman did point out to me that the extra cost of running a plasma over an LED with normal viewing times is about 35 per year. An LED set may have cost 300 to 400 more so poor economics if that is the only reason for buying an LED set. He did not get the sale by the way as he could not offer the Samsung 60" set.
Is 60" that much bigger than a 55"; I really didn't think so, but my missus (yes, the wife, not just me) had her heart set on at least a 60" model and was looking at the 80" Sharp! 4000 for a TV is not juststretching the budget, it's busting it wide open.
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Old 23-08-2013, 23:18
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Mine is set up in a bedroom, thus I've got limited space and not really an ideal layout.[LIST][*]Panasonic PZ80 42" Plasma TV[*]Sony STR-DH810 7.1 Amp[/LIST]Speakers are a mish-mash (need to get a decent set-up one day):[LIST][*]Center, Surround & Back Speakers (taken from a crap LG all in 1 system)[*]2x Pioneer HiFi speakers for Front L/R (from the late 1980s or early 1990s, still sound good, though 1 of them crackles if I pump any bass through it, probably fixable but I use my sub for that anyway, so they're set to "small".)[*]Cambridge Audio S90 Subwoofer (Had this replaced under warranty about a month ago, developed a fault after 6 months)[/LIST]The rest of my stuff:[LIST][*]HTPC (DVD, HD DVD, Blu-Ray, Video Files, Music, SKY HD, Worldwide TV via Motorized Satellite Dish etc. MediaPortal & Media Center frontends, all controlled from my Sony Amp Remote Control)[*]Several VCRs, for archiving purposes.[*]Sony RDR-GX300 DVD Recorder (never used for recording these days, connected via Component to the Amp & S-Video to the PC, mostly used to pass through VHS tapes to my HTPC)[/LIST]
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Old 23-08-2013, 23:29
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Panasonic TX55VT50 plasma TV
Yamaha RX-V673 receiver
Panasonic DMP-BDT220 3D Blu-ray player
Boston Soundware Acoustics XS SE satellite speakers
BKElec XXLS400 subwoofer
Lenovo Q190 running XBMC
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Old 27-08-2013, 10:58
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I'm kinda new to all this, but I want to have my own home cinema. I was thinking that projector was the way to go instead of a huge TV.

Is this one here
a good entry level projector?
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Old 27-08-2013, 12:05
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I'm kinda new to all this, but I want to have my own home cinema. I was thinking that projector was the way to go instead of a huge TV.

Is this one here
a good entry level projector?
Don't know much bout these but its 1080P so is full HD.
I think these need a really dark room plus a screen to.
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Old 27-08-2013, 12:24
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Don't know much bout these but its 1080P so is full HD.
No it isn't. It's 800x600. I'm very dubious that it would be a good choice for a home cinema setup.

And have LEDs now reached the point where they can do a good job in a projector? I'm a bit out-of-touch, but my Panasonic projector uses a lamp that costs more than that whole projector in order to achieve the necessary brightness...

Another thing you need to know when choosing a projector is the throw of the lens you need to get the image size you want at the distance from the projector you want the screen to be. It's not as easy as choosing a TV!
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Old 27-08-2013, 13:38
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I'm kinda new to all this, but I want to have my own home cinema. I was thinking that projector was the way to go instead of a huge TV.

Is this one here
a good entry level projector?
If you are after a dedicated cinema room then yes, a PJ is the way forward, especially if it is only going to be used for those special occasions - not really ideal if it's going to replace normal TV viewing/gaming, they are not designed for heavy use, lamps/bulbs have a limited life, typically around 2000/3000 hrs, 99 is about the cheapest replacement for some makes/models, but prices can go a lot higher, 300+.

A PJ works best when the room is completely dark, so if you want to watch during the day you're probably going to have to invest in some blackout curtains/blind(s).

As already mentioned, the screen size/throw/positioning of the projector need to be worked out precisely, it's not a simple case of buying the screen/pj you think will do the job, you will need to do plenty of homework first.

HD ready PJ's are mostly 1280x720, Full HD comes in at 1920x1080. If 3d is not important go for non 3d models to keep costs down. Look at fan noise, if the unit is going to be close to you when watching you want it to be as quiet as possible

I can recommend Optoma, entry models are well priced, 500 should get you a HD PJ and decent screen around 100", if your budget is tight have a look at some second hand models on AV classifieds. Go for demos, certain PJ technologies do have side effects, DPL/rainbow effect, LCD/screen door effect, though technology has improved these effects can still be seen if you are susceptible to them.

Definitely worth doing the leg work if you are seriously looking into projection, done correctly the finished project will blow you away when the lights go down.
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Old 27-08-2013, 13:45
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No it isn't. It's 800x600. I'm very dubious that it would be a good choice for a home cinema setup.

And have LEDs now reached the point where they can do a good job in a projector? I'm a bit out-of-touch, but my Panasonic projector uses a lamp that costs more than that whole projector in order to achieve the necessary brightness...

Another thing you need to know when choosing a projector is the throw of the lens you need to get the image size you want at the distance from the projector you want the screen to be. It's not as easy as choosing a TV!
That is not so good then and they need to take it off there
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Old 27-08-2013, 14:17
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That is not so good then and they need to take it off there
I'm not sure how to interpret that smilie...
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