Lately I've been away from the HT hobby and enjoying other hobbies even more. Anyhow, I just updated my TV to a 3D LED LCD and added a new 3D Bluray player, so I'm getting back to it slowly.
Here's a run down of my system with the new additions.
LG 47LW5600 LED TV: A very very nice 47" 3D LED LCD TV with local dimming. 2 component inputs, 2 A/V inputs, 2 USB inputs, 1 VGA input w/audio input, and 4 HDMI (1 w/ARC). It also has an included Wifi dongle. Very nice 3D Smart TV with great PQ. I can't stand Active 3D but love the passive 3D (No jerkiness and no flickering).
New Denon AVR-2312CI: This receiver is replacing my Denon AVR-3803. It's a downgrade in stereo audio performance but looks to be an upgrade in video processing, HD Video processing and switching, HD and DPL IIz surround formats, Networking Audio and room audio correction. It was hard downgrading audio but the AVR-2312CI is only 1 step below the AVR-3803's replacement, the AVR-3312CI. I'm hoping the audio quality is not much worse, if not better, considering the room sound correction. The main reasons for the replacement is that the wife has a hard time switching sources when it's required on the AVR-3803 for sound and the LG 47LW5600 TV for video. The AVR-2312CI combines everything so it cuts the confusion of switching and cuts down on a LOT OF CABLING! With kids and cats around, the fewer the cables, the better! The AVR-2312CI is also one of the few new receivers that still has enough analog inputs for my audio equipment and composite video inputs and recording loop output for recording my TV shows on my DVD-Recorder.
ART DJ PRE II Phono Preamp: The Denon AVR-2312ci doesn't have a Phono Preamp Input so I needed this. The gain looks awesome at 45db and specs state a flat frequency response within +/- .5db where so many are 1 or more db. The noise ratio is also speced really good at 90 db. While these are just specs, many reviews say this is a really great phono preamp. I originally was going to get a Technolink Phono Preamp but the limited sales through just one USA vendor seemed odd. I feel more comfortable with a known brand leader with a lot of good customer reviews behind it. Just waiting for it now.
Sony PS-LX350H MM Turntable: Just excellent sound quality from an affordable MM fed turntable.
Comcast HD DVR: Pretty nice Motorola HD DVR. Most HD programming is 1080i with some at 720p. Most standard 480i channels have a HD channel as well.
LG BD670 Blu-Ray Player: This player has 3D capability, built in Wifi, Smart capability with DNLA, services and Apps, PLUS does CD Recording to a USB Flash-drive in MP3 or Wave formats.
Magnavox ZV427MG9 VHS/DVD Recorder: A very high performing DVD recorder built by Funai. Surprisingly it's A/D video conversion has none of the digital artifacts I've seen with Panasonic DVD recorders and it's Equalled my Pioneer DVR-531HS DVD recorders ( I have 2 but one quit writing to DVD-Rs) in picture quality.
HK CDR 20 CD Recorder: A very nice CD recorder with nice A/D conversion along with nice D/A conversion.
JVC TD-W318 Dual Cassette Recorder: At the time, one of the best cassette decks I could find for any price. It still does playback duty on some older cassettes I don't have on CD.
Speakers: Infinity Reference 2000.4 (main speakers), Infinity Reference CC2 (center channel speaker), Infinity Reference RS1 (surround speakers), Infinity Entra Point 5 (surround back speakers), Velodyne CT-100 (Subwoofer)
It's just a standard living room system doing multi-duty. That is acting as the normal family TV, acting as the family home theater, and acting as the family stereo.
Edited by OldSchoolMETAL - 6/22/12 at 7:02pm