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post #4861 of 8018 Old 01-26-2008, 11:45 AM
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Looks great 440forpower!

Like everyone else is saying....very clean looking setup, great looking audio stands.

What kind of speakers are those?

Thanks for sharing your pics.
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Well it's about time that I actually posted some pics of my setup.

This is my primary viewing and playing area.







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Here is some more pics for y'all.







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Ducky: Info on the stand please? Great setup!

X360 games up for trade/$: GTA4, Top Spin 3, Jericho, Dark Sector, RB6: Vegas, Burnout Revenge, Gears of War -- PM me!
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sirDucky, nice setup!!!!!! The speakers are Paradigm monitors. I really want to upgrade to the reference series but that will have to wait until I buy a house. The neighbors dont like the speakers I have now.
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Love the rug. Seriously.
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another nice setup. very clean as well. thx for pics duck.

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Ducky: Info on the stand please? Great setup!

Stand is a Salamander Synergy Tripple 10 with a 10" riser added.

Dimensions are:

Height: 22 3/4 (from floor to top)

Depth: 19 3/4

Width: 65 3/4

What I really like about the stand is that the 10" riser area is totally open, no bar supports to get in the way of the center channel. Given the dimensions of my cc, you can see I had a long search for the perfect stand.

Center channel dimensions are:

Height: 8 5/16

Depth: 16

Width: 25


Thanks for the nice compliments guys!
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sirDucky, nice setup!!!!!! The speakers are Paradigm monitors. I really want to upgrade to the reference series but that will have to wait until I buy a house. The neighbors dont like the speakers I have now.

Love Paradigms.....I've been thinking about trading in my Martin Logans for a Signature Series system (S8, C5, etc...)


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Nice setup sirducky! The whole ambiance is quite nice... especially the rug. I have the xbr2 also so I was wondering what you have your picture settings on? Thanks.
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Well I finally got around to taking some pics of the setup in the bedroom. The pics are terrible and my photo skills do not help. Following SirDucky's will make them look that much worse but oh well.

Here is the setup:
Samsung LN-S4092D
XBOX 360 Elite
Philips DVDR 3575H (DVD recorder with built in hard drive that works like TiVo)

View from the bed

Crackdown...fun game but those damn orbs are driving me crazy

Bioshock...absolutely beautiful and amazing game

COD4...War Pig rollin and MacMillan got me all ghillied up!


Rainbow Six: Vegas...one of my favs but this pic doesn't do it justice at all

Mass Effect...for some reason Wrex was one of the best looking parts of the game

And of course the popular Gears shot...this is from a long time ago with a different camera


Someday my picture taking skills will improve. It is hard to show how a TV really looks on a picture.
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I really like the way you have that panel wall mounted between the two doors, and with only the two devices hooked up to it. Very minimalist! Have you concidered dropping down to just the 360 as the sole media device, and using it as a Media Center Extender, with a PC somewhere else doing the tuning and recording?
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Thanks! It works great. Although it was the only way to do it really. We had a 32" CRT there before but it stuck out and we kept tripping on the stand. I like the simplicity of the setup. I thought about using the 360 as a MC but we went with the Philips for $300 since it had high WAF (wife approval factor). It works great for what we need. I just networked our house and will make the 360 wireless soon too. So, down the road who knows, I might use the 360 as a Media Center.

The room is a simple setup and my shots look crappy but at least there isn't a red couch. j/k
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Looks good Kevin4092D! Thanks for posting up some pic's!

Someday my picture taking skills will improve. It is hard to show how a TV really looks on a picture. (quote from Kevin4092D)

Man, I hear you there. It took me a couple of hours and probably over 70 pictures to get what I felt were good enough to post here. The difference is usually huge on what ends up being posted vs. what we are actually seeing at home. I am sure that most people realize that.
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Bioshock...absolutely beautiful and amazing game
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Best game...ever.
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"Best game...ever."

That honor belongs to Dragon Quest IV on the NES. Bioshock is a damn amazing game though. I finally got around to beating it about a month ago. That was 20 hours very well spent!
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I just got the new DLC for Bioshock but I don't know when I'll play through again. New tonics and plasmids aren't that exciting. The game is still one of my all time favs though. The graphics alone are enough to play it.
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stea1thv, dude that lava lamp trick is sick, i'm going to try that behind my TV lol, only problem is mine gets pretty damn hot after a while.

What gets hot, the lava lamp or the TV? Because you could use LED light bulbs in the lava lamp fixtures.
http://www.ledwaves.com/home.php?cat=103

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Some Turok and halo3 off my 4671F





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^ Now that's what i'm talking about
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See if this one is any better

All black i love it!
Pharcyde23, how big is your sub??

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Pharcyde23, how big is your sub??

22"(h) X 15" (w) X 23" (d)
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Some Turok and halo3 off my 4671F





Looks like you are giving up a lot of shadow detail in pursuit of Kuro black levels with your settings. Or it might be the camera.
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Oh well here it goes...looks like crap compared to the other pictures posted here...I just do not know how to take good digital pictures of my system...











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People should not comment on black levels or crushed whites in a picture of a display. It makes them look silly. A picture of a display, jpeg compressed, then shown on a *different* display has no chance in hell of showing what the original display is capable of.
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on this pic, is the just the camera thats making the focus blur on the left side?
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Doesn't look like it. Check out the finish line right below the blurred wheel.

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wow, i'll post mine a little later, there are some nice one's
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Doesn't look like it. Check out the finish line right below the blurred wheel.

Its just result of either my moving the camera or the camera not doing very well with the moving object...the car. I tried taking that pic just as that race started...My car was not in motion yet and the car on the left had just taken off.

its obvious my camera skillz leave a lot to be desired...I can never get lighting correct and taking images of a scene in motion.
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People should not comment on black levels or crushed whites in a picture of a display. It makes them look silly. A picture of a display, jpeg compressed, then shown on a *different* display has no chance in hell of showing what the original display is capable of.

not to mention the black levels will only look as good as that of the monitors that you are currently using
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"not to mention the black levels will only look as good as that of the monitors that you are currently using"

That was kind of my point. A real world image, passed through the constraints of:
a) the camera's CCD
b) the camera's ISO/f-stop/etc settings
c) the camera operator's skill
d) jpeg compression limitations
e) the end user's display
f) the end user's room lighting conditions
...has no possible chance of being representative of the original display's quality level. As some of the pictures here have shown, it is quite possible to produce an artistic impression of what the original display feels like to watch, but technical details such as crushed blacks/whites can not be even remotely judged. As I said, commenting on crushed blacks makes the commentor look sily.
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