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post #121 of 1040
I got the stand from BestBuy (was on sale at the time), and I believe it is this one..http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1165609791326
post #122 of 1040
Here's an update of mine...check it out. I re-did the cable management because I wasn't satisfied with the initial result as you can see from my previous post.. as well as adding a 360 HDDVD drive that pretty much set itself up. This thing has brought some additional life to my once semi-boring living room, its great when people come over we can browse youtube, listen to all my music, view pics over my network, watch hddvd and I can play games..does anyone know if the theres a way to get the 360HDDVD remote to work with the drive through the HTPC?? or should I invest in a Media Center remote? Thanks.
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post #123 of 1040
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Originally Posted by Powerhouse View Post

I got the stand from BestBuy (was on sale at the time), and I believe it is this one..http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1165609791326



I have the same one as you do, and I believe BestBuy no longer carries it. Well at least not on their website.
post #124 of 1040
powerhouse,

Nice setup, but I'll never believe that you have AMD X2 4600+ (Overclocked to 4.65GHz) cooled with a Mini-Ninja.
That 2.4GHz CPU can barely reach 3GHz on water.



Ralph P.
post #125 of 1040
LOL, fixed the post, was a typo. I wish it was running at 4.65GHz...

Default in the Bios was 12x200=2400
I set it to 12x220=2640

So you caught me, it isn't set to 2.65Ghz, it is only 2.64Ghz.

Best part is, it runs at around 32-34c during movie playback. Perhaps you didn't get the low power CPU (mine is the 45w version).
post #126 of 1040
htpc testing

post #127 of 1040
NY888,

Where did you get that TV stand? I'll PM you in case you don't check this thread.

Thanks
post #128 of 1040
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Originally Posted by homethx View Post

htpc testing


ooooh... an Origen AE S21T htpc case! very nice!!!
post #129 of 1040
What is your spec on that S21 Case?!?!
post #130 of 1040
Compared to pretty much everyone else here, what I have is quite a bit older and much less well organized. It's in a section of the basement with unfinished walls which I covered with corrugated open-cell foam.



The screen is a Da-Lite 120-inch 4:3 pulldown that stays down all the time. The projector is a JVC DILA G11u. Analog inputs only, but the native resolution is 1365 x 1024, which is basically 720p with some extra space on the top and bottom.

I've mounted it in a "hush box" which is a large finished oak box that I think was originally a single-shelf bookcase top for a twin-size waterbed that I turned upside-down, bolted to the ceiling, and lined with extra pieces of the corrugated foam. Sounds odd, but it works and looks nicer than you'd think from the description.

Speakers are five Genesis 8300s driven by a collection of Aragon 4004 and 2004 amps.



At the time I took this picture, I was still using the EAD Theatermaster/Switchmaster combo and Proceed PAV, which I've since replaced with a Fosgate FAP-T1+



I mainly use an HTPC now for DVD, but most other SD video sources like LaserDisk (I've got a few hundred of those and the LD/DVD combo player you see above), VHS, BetaMax, BetaSP, and even U-Matic go through a Focus Quadscan to scale them up to the DILA's resolution.



About the only component that's not in danger of being classified as an antique is the HTPC, which is actually the one that I'm most likely to replace any minute now. It's a socket 939 x2 3800 on an ASUS AN832-SLI mainboard, XFX GeForce 7800GT, and WinMCE. Since I took this picture, I did since change the boot drive to a Raptor X just because it *is* a clear case. I haven't made up my mind on what to replace it with, but since I just ordered one of the LG combo drives, I might just go ahead and make a new HTPC while I'm at it.
post #131 of 1040
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Originally Posted by Endless G View Post

What is your spec on that S21 Case?!?!

That picture was for testing.Specification are with new build once some of the parts turn up.
Asus P5E-V HDMI
Intel Q6600
LG GGW-H20L combo drive
2 gig of ram
700 watt psu
Samsung hard drives
freeview tv card
MS desktop 7000
vista home
post #132 of 1040
Modest by AVS forum standards, but it works GREAT in my college apartment!






Specs:
HTPC
-2.2GHz AMD64x2
-7600GT with HDMI and audio
- 2GB of DDR400 ram
- 500GB of storage
- Creative XFi
- ATI Theater550 Pro (Not in use)
Westinghouse 42" 1080p TV
Ascend Acoustics 340SE Front L/R, 340classic center, 170classic rears
Pannasonic XR55
Motorolla HD DVR (HDMI 20+HD channels)
XBOX, PS2, Zune with AV running to tv/amp
Homebuilt FLEXY RACK and rear speaker stands (stands are still unfinished but functional)
post #133 of 1040
tinypic
imageshack starting to suck
post #134 of 1040
Moved over from an independant thread.

I finally hung my plasma and setup my basement rack the way I want it. I couldn't resist posting some pics.

In the living room I have...
Sony ES444 reciever
Phillips DVD player
HTPC Sage PC Client (Soon to be replaced with a Sage HD Extender)
Logitech 720 remote
B&W FPM 5 (awesome speakers)
Samsung 50 plasma

In the basement I have...
Three Comcast boxes
Battery Backup
1G switch
HDHR
Unraid Server (3T space) box on left.
Sage Media server (box on right)









post #135 of 1040
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Originally Posted by crimsoneva View Post

NY888,

Where did you get that TV stand? I'll PM you in case you don't check this thread.

Thanks

Replied in PM -

Stand - BDI Avion 8527
Speakers - Premier Acoustics PA-6F Home Theater System
post #136 of 1040
WOW thanks for this thread, it's givin me tons of ideas, i'll post pics once i'm done finishing my theatre room
post #137 of 1040
This is a great thread, keep em coming!!!!!
post #138 of 1040
I have a total of three htpc's in my house...


an Origen AE X11 in my family room...








an Origen AE X15e in my dedicated home theater upstairs...






and an old rackmount case which doubles as an htpc and server in my kid's playroom...

post #139 of 1040
Nice dedicated home theatre! How do you get the stars effect on the ceiling?
post #140 of 1040
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Originally Posted by TurboTropic View Post

Nice dedicated home theatre! How do you get the stars effect on the ceiling?

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=944189
post #141 of 1040
Wow, FACP, that is a nice setup!
post #142 of 1040
This is my setup... dont mind the messiness!

Vizio 47" 1080p LCD
Harmon Kardon AVR 247
Infinity 5.1 Speakers (TSS-450)
PS3
Xbox 360 (see the 120mm fan behind it, chills it to the bone!)
HD-DVD Add-on
Comcast 1080i HDTV
D-Link Gigabit Media Server (DNS-323, 640gb)
Custom HTPC on the shelf in the closet
-Gigabyte k8nf-9 (skt939)
-AMD X2 4400+ OC'ed to 2.75ghz
-2gb G.Skill HZ Ram
-EVGA 8600 GTS SC
-500gb WD Raid0
-250gb 7200.10 IDE
-Vista Ultimate







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post #143 of 1040
Updated for Fall 2011!!!

HTPC Specs:
Apex MI-008 (with Gelid FN-TX12-15 120mm Case Fan)
picoPSU-90-XLP
Gigabyte GA-H67N-USB3-B3 (Mini-ITX, dual HDMI, optical/coax digital out, USB 3, SATA III)
Intel Core i3-2105 (3.1GHz, HD Graphics 3000) with Silverstone NT-07 1156 low-profile cooler
2x2GB Crucial Ballistix Sport (1.5v, 1333MHz)
OCZ Agility 3 64GB SSD
Asus 8x BD-ROM
Antec Basic IR Receiver

Logitech diNovo Edge Keyboard (bluetooth, integrated touchpad)
Logitech Harmony 880

The HDTV is a Toshiba 65HM167 (65" DLP 1080p). I also have a Panasonic LCD Projector with a 108" screen for sports and movies.
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post #144 of 1040
Here is my setup.....

Samsung 56" 1080p DLP


Silverstone HTPC case


INTEL Core2Duo 3.0Ghz
2 Gig RAM
Nvidia Gforce 8600 GTS 512mb
ATI TV Wonder 650
HDHomerun (just ordered)
1 160gig HDD (OS/Programs)
2 500gig WD HDD (Movies/Pics/Music)
Samsung DVDRW Drive
Xbox 360 HDDVD Drive (Modded for HTPC case)

Yep, thats right modded and installed the case. It wasn't easy, but here it is.....





Here is some more pics....



I have an out dated Kenwood AV Receiver....

But the speakers make up for it, for now.......

Hope you guys like my setup.
post #145 of 1040
Wow FACP! Best setup so far, IMO. I particularly like the living room setup for it's sleek, yet totally functional setup. Don't get me wrong, the dedicated room is awesome, but I prefer the simplicity and beauty of the living room setup.
post #146 of 1040
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Originally Posted by ZenerDiode View Post

Wow FACP! Best setup so far, IMO. I particularly like the living room setup for it's sleek, yet totally functional setup. Don't get me wrong, the dedicated room is awesome, but I prefer the simplicity and beauty of the living room setup.

I agree, your setup is by far the best I have seen in this thread. One day I hope to have a dedicated theater room like yours.
post #147 of 1040
Thread Starter 
Update:
New HTPC is complete.
First off, it was a pain. After putting the system together OS didn't install, blue screen of death. Problem my version of XP device drivers were out of date. Installing Vista Home Pre worked like a charm. Added Ati 2600XT pcix vid card for HD/Blu playback system doesn't boot, bought 2 different ones. Sapphire 2600xt 512mb return/exchange to Asus 2600pro 256mb still nothing 2nd return/exchange Asus 8600GT WORKED thank god. If it didn't work I was gonna get a new mobo.

Case: Antec Fusion(black)v2.1
CPU: Intel E6600
Ram: Muskin 4x1gb 5.5.5.18
Mobo:Intel DG33TL(note ATI video cards don't work with it)
ROM: LG Bluray/HDDVD player
Vid card: 8600GT 256mb
Tuner: ATI PCI 650
HD: Seagate 300gb
OS: Vista Home Pre

So far I'm loving the new system Have to do some OS and software tweaks. I'll add a pic or 2 in a day or 2
post #148 of 1040

1 Gyration compact keyboard
2 Gyration AeroMouse
3 BTC URF119 III keyboard.
4 Harmony 880



1 Cerwin Wega CLSC-6 Centre speaker
2 Hole punch temporarily being used to direct centre speaker sound slightly upwards.
3 JVC 7-DVD changer
4 Something called a "VCR" (not even connected- it's just propping up the shelf for item [3]).
5 HTPC:
* ThermalTake Bach with iMon VFD
* Seasonic 500 W power supply
* 500 GB + 320 GB drive with Win XP. Drives are mostly empty as my NAS devices hold all my media. (Soon to be an unRAID Server).
* ASROCK SATA2 939-Dual
* Opteron 180 (2.4 GHz x2) S939 CPU
* 4x512 MB OCZ Gold DDR-800
* eVGA superclocked 8800GT
* LG combo BluRay/HD-DVD/DVD-RW drive
6 Sony STR-DE-995 (basically almost an ES class receiver if you read reviews). Should upgrade to an Onkyo 7/805 soon.
7 Philips 5982 1080p Upconverting DVD/DivX player (will probably sell this soon)
8 Samsung 61" HL-T6187S LED DLP connected to HTPC via DVI-HDMI
9 Harmony 880 recharging cradle
10 Apple iPod Universal Dock (Harmony 880 programmed to operate this too)



1 Homemade bookshelf speakers by RFDer, DVDvideo Front Speaker
2 Logitech Wireless DJ
3 Cerwin Vega CLS-10 Front Speaker
4 256 CD/DVD Case, strategically placed for photo to hide wires
5 Yellow 4 to 1 RCA/S-Video (manual) switcher (used for iPod docks/Wireless DJ)



1 About half my CDs which I don't use any more
2 Subwoofer: Sinclair Audio 10" (very good bang for the buck indeed)
3 Cerwin Vega CLS-10 Front Speaker
4 Homemade bookshelf speakers by RFDer, DVDvideo Front Speaker
5 Gyration AeroMouse recharging cradle



1 Some of my DVD/Blu-Ray/HD-DVD collection
2 Lamp used to look behind the set-up when stuff needs to be re/connected



Chicken Little



Whole thing



Music Visualisation




The amazing J. River Media Center software


Photos to come:

Software: More JRiver Media Center pics and PowerDVD playing Blu-Ray & HD-DVD
NAS devices with 4.75 TB storage
Surround Speakers:Polk Audio R-50s
Surround Back:Polk Audio Bookshelves (don't remember model number)
post #149 of 1040
^^^^^

Nice setup. Now all you have to do is vacuum! :P
post #150 of 1040
Update from page 1: New Display, LG Combo replaced HP external, and *some* cable management.



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