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Old 02-20-2012, 07:09 PM - Thread Starter
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As an old guy who remembers tiny black-and-white TVs in the 1950's, I find that it's quite a thrill to put together an HDTV home theater system. At the same time, old retired guys like me can't spend a lot of extra dollars on entertainment systems when living on fixed incomes and part time work. So this is the system I put together, and it's been great fun to try it out. More work remains, but wow - what a difference from Howdy Doody and Freedie Fryhoffer! I can't wait to see what they will come up with next.

Denon AVR 590
Samsung BD-D6500 blu-ray
Samsung PN64-D7000 plasma HDTV
BDI Novia 8429-2 home theater cherry cabinet
RocketFish RF-WHTIB wireless rear speaker system
BA Horizon MCS-90 5.1 surround speakers
Bose 161 rear surround speakers
old JVC RX-150 receiver to power rear surround speakers
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:14 PM
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bslocum nice setup BUT the HT bug will get you. Around 18 years ago I started out with a HTIB a Zenith setup and gradually upgraded audio and video components which I sold to my neighbors and now 25k later I have my setup. You will find a way to upgrade. It is a fun hobby.

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Ahh good stuff there! Home theatre can be a very entertaining hobby! And costly at times lol

No subwoofer I've heard has been able to produce the bass I've experienced in the Corps!

Must..stop...buying...every bluray release...
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Wow nice TV and AV cabinet!
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great setup. Totally agree,home theater in box is great at first,until you hear someones "big setup". The upgrade bug will get you! it's very true
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All you need to do is purchase a really high end sound bar and a nice subwoofer. Just sit that TV on top of your sound bar and it will be Wife approved.

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