Originally Posted by Stew4msu
No, you're right a REAL home theater is obviously sitting 12' back in your living room from a 40" screen that's placed so high on the wall you have to stand up to watch it or suffer from neck strain. That must really be an enveloping experience. Surprised I haven't seen that set-up in HT Magazine. Gotcha. My mistake.
Anyway, to elaborate. While many members continue to feel threatened by my statement and have perceived it as some kind of attack, that couldn't be further from the truth. I believe I even stated that there's many nice set-ups (posted in this thread and elsewhere) that have much better equipment than many home theaters. That's not the point. I even added my last post to reflect that.
Doesn't anyone else find it unusual that there aren't more pictures of DEDICATED home theaters in this thread? (go ahead insecure living room HT guy, take another bash at me, it's OK) Not saying that means dedicated theaters are better, they're just different. They're dedicated. Others aren't. Everyone assumed I was bashing non-dedicated set-ups. That's a perception problem that's usually based on insecurities. I can't help it if you interpreted it that way. I never said anything of the kind.
I was trying to find out if the owners of dedicated spaces are less likely to be early adopters (Blu-Ray) or more likely. It seems this thread would dictate they're less likely, but I find that hard to believe. Maybe it's just because they have pics posted in other places. Maybe they all chose HD-DVD. Don't know. It was just the first things that struck me when going through this thread. Sorry my question seemed to have embarrassed so many members.
I'll leave you all to your coccoons of overreaction.
so you can dish it, but you can't take it?
It has nothing to do with overreaction, but rather, amusement at your pompous insinuations that because you have a "dedicated" room with crappy equipment, you are automatically more qualified to put down the vast majority of the community here.
but given your first paragraph, I wouldn't have expected anything less....pretty obvious you don't have the slightest clue on what good audio/video is supposed to be:
dunno if you are referring to me, but.......a 40" screen? hung so high?
yeah, because a 50" Pioneer Kuro is the same thing....I mean, who would have thought about the quality being garbage, right? Surely your high end setup would be able to provide pictures with this quality:
with a setup like this:http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/7...directvjm7.jpg
once the lights go out, comparing it to your "dedicated home theater" would be just way embarrassing for you.....but I don't think you have enough a/v knowledge to understand.
you must be your local salesperson's dream customer!