I am Mike. Glad to be here.
I am a user of Optoma Pk320 and Vivitek Qumi Q5 Projectors.
Hope that find here a lot of usefull infos and meybe give something from yourself too
Hello everyone. I have visited this site for years but never joined.
Denon AVR-3808CI Audio Video Receiver
Denon DVD-2500BTCI Blu-ray
Denon DVD-3910 DVD, CD, SACD
Sony PS3 First Gen 60GB
Monster Power Home Theatre Reference PowerCenter HTS 3500 MKII
Samsung HL-S6187W 61" DLP HDTV
2 B&W ASW650 Subwoofers
B&W LCR600 S3 Center Channel
Boston Acoustics VR3 Mains
Boston Acoustics VR-MX Surrounds
Room dimensions: 14' W x 30' L
Theater Seating Approximately 13' from HDTV
Good Evening, I have lurked and used AVS for a few years for very valuable info, and just decided I should become part of your GREAT community.
Currently I have"
Optoma HD20 (which has recently developed a black spot on my screen... perhaps burnt lens..)
Sony STR-DH520 Reciever
Custom built front speakers
Couple of PS3's for gaming/streaming/Blu-raying
Thanks for being a GREAT resource
I've looked on here on and off over the years and decided to join - I bought a Samsung 65" TV that has a thread going and I added a comment. I love home theater and have played around with setups over the years but have been idle last few years. With this TV purchase I'm active again. I enjoy installing nice surround sound setups that don't cost a lot of money ( mine has 3 powered subs in it... lol ), and enjoy keeping up with technology. I've enjoyed using technology to help calibrate sound systems, now I'm looking forward to learning more about calibrating the video on my TV.
I'm Jeremy, a 32 year old bachelor who has a good career and is ready to buy a house. I joined because you guys are uncompromising, and aren't happy with "not bad for the money". The second I get a house, I'm putting together the best possible components I can find. AVSforum is making that easy for me!
Greetings, everyone! My name is Patrick, and I've been lurking for a while, gathering information and selecting products based on comments and reviews.
I'm in mid-build on a basement refresh that includes whole house audio throughout. My goal is to have the basement be my "media complex" (with bar, of course), into which all AV sources from everywhere in the house feed, and from which all viewing locations may view any source. The goal is "everything everywhere"--if my kids want to watch a movie in their rooms from the theater's Blu-Ray player two stories below, they should be able to do it, and figure out how to do it themselves. Camera security system will be an integrated video source as well. Z-wave for scene control and various sensor/controller integrations.
It's an incremental project, with the basement being both the starting point and the eventual hub and heart. Lots has gone in to underpinning the future expansion of the system, including running riser conduits to levels above, running hardwired network everywhere I can, etc. I can do malice to the basement to my heart's content, but I promised my wife I'd keep the holes in the upper levels to a minimum. So far, I've been lucky to find chases with enough space in them.
My component choices for the moment are things that I already have (e.g. Onkyo TX-SR706 receiver) and modest-cost components I can easily source and install myself and expand or replace later (e.g. just took delivery of an HTD Lync 6 whole-house audio package). The theater will run on an Epson 5030UB at 20' to a 134" diagonal screen. I've never done a projector before, so I'm eager to see how that works out. There are four other rooms in the basement level plus the outdoors that will be integrated. Not quite finished with all the pulls
I figured this was a good time to stop lurking and become a proper member of this site, as most cable has been pulled (2800 ft so far) and initial setup and testing of components is about to begin, and I'm sure I'll need the resources you guys have to offer.
When I'm not tinkering with this stuff, I'm a hardware and software guy, most recently going datacenter design, build, and operations. So, I have high expectations for myself for the finish work on the cabling and installs. I'm sure I'll make lots of mistakes, but I'm having a great time just doing this project.
Thanks for listening!
For you redditors out there:
TL;DR I'm doing my first projector theater and whole house system and I'm way into overdesign and overkill. Wish me luck.
greetings! i'm a professional musician (and retired federal employee) at this point trying to figure out if it's possible to cobble together a decent sounding surround system for my high-ceilinged, odd-shaped living room from pieces i've already got (a monsoon 4.1 flat-panel pc system) and/or other things i'm familiar with (small powered jbl nearfield studio monitors) and an older Rotel RSP-1066 or Lexicon DC-2 processor or something similar. definitely lower tech and low-budget at this point, just seeking a noticeable improvement over the sound coming from my samsung flatscreen speakers. currently trying to understand backward compatibility of different surround formats - will an older dolby or dts version processor do any useful processing on a newer dolby/dts format recording?
have a great day!
Hey All, from the first amp and speakers I bought when I was 20 I have always wanted a dedicated Home Theatre/ Men cave room. It finally happened where I have the option to build such a place in my unfinished basement. Have started my reading a while back and can't wait to make this dream a reality! looking forward to all the valuable knowledge found in this great site! Thank you!