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post #241 of 1040
Wow Suntan! I would love to see more pics of the basement setup you have there! We don't get the luxury of basements here in Florida =[
post #242 of 1040
@ditch-digger... what theme within Mediabrowser are you using? Your setup looks great!
post #243 of 1040
Click the picture to go to larger picture.







My htpc is a dell inspiron 530.
Intel cpu
Blu ray drive
2 gigabytes of ram
a pci soundcard
ati videocard, hdmi to the lcd monitor
The lcd monitor is 32", aquos
I have a playstation 3 I only use for games, it uses component video.
My audio is a z-5500 using analog from the htpc and optical from the ps3.
I keep my movies in that case.

The picture of the seal is from the documentary "Galapagos", from BD.
post #244 of 1040
Here's my setup:

TV: Panasonic P50V10
- 50" plasma with THX certification for enjoying movies
Case: Antec "Fusion Remote Max"
- big enough to fit two full-size graphic cards
PSU: Seasonic X-650
- more than 90% efficiency so its fan doesn't spin while watching a movie or listening to soft music
- fully modular for a well ventilated case
GPU: XFX Radeon HD 5850 Black Edition
- HDMI output and powerful enough to play modern games in 1080p
- Integrated HD audio controller
- XFX because they provide life time warranty and a nice packaging
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
CPU cooling: Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H50
- liquid based system for silent and efficient cooling
- no increase in noise when the CPU is running at 100% (while gaming)
HDD: Western Digital 1,5TB Caviar Green
Keyboard: Microsoft 6000
- bluetooth, slim and short
- numpad is detached and it can be used as an additional remote
Game controllers: 2 Logitech Cordless Action PS3 Controllers
Software:
- 64 bit Windows 7
- XBMC for movies
- Winamp for music (has nicer visualizations then XBMC)

Pictures:



post #245 of 1040
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Originally Posted by Swoosh830 View Post

@ditch-digger... what theme within Mediabrowser are you using? Your setup looks great!

pretty sure its chocolate......coverflow..

i switch sometimes, its either that or harmony
post #246 of 1040
I'm new to the forum, thought I'd share my new setup.

LG Black 8X BD-ROM/DVD±R DVD Burner
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 RAM
ZALMAN CNPS 8700 NT 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
AMD Athlon II X2 240 Regor 2.8GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor
GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V
2 x COOLER MASTER SAF-S12-E1 120mm Case Fan
APEVIA Black SECC Steel / Aluminum X-MASTER-BK/500 ATX HTPC Case
Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB HDD

The keyboard is a Logitech PS3 Bluetooth which is working nice, no money for a remote right now but I am looking at either a Harmony 550 or a Harmony One.












This setup is working great for me, using XBMC and TMT3 for video and blu ray playback.
post #247 of 1040
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Originally Posted by gigel.vizionarul View Post



Is that a Shuttle XRB SR? Haha I have one of those
post #248 of 1040
Great thread!

I might as well participate ...

My living room setup:



No equipment visible except for the LCD TV, Harman Kardon HTK11 5.1 speakers and a Panasonic PT-100AX projecting onto a white wall, with a custom made
112" frame. Works wonderfully.

Equipment room, where the HTPC resides (and everything else)



HTPC specs
  • Generic mATX case
  • Gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2H MB
  • Intel Dual Core E5200 @ 2.8GHz
  • 2GB DDR800 RAM
  • 250GB HDD
  • ATI Radeon 3850HD
  • DVD rom drive
  • Hauppauge WinTV 150PVR MCE TV-tuner card
  • USB-UIRT IR receiver/transmitter
  • Running MediaPortal as a frontend
  • SageTV, mainly used as a TV-server, streams live-tv to other computers on the LAN

The HTPC (along with all other equipment) is controlled using my Harmony One remote, which talks to the USB-UIRT and EventGhost translates commands to keypresses.


Other equipment in the equipment room, in order from top to bottom
  • 50mbit ul/dl fiber gateway
  • Zyxel NBG420 router
  • Vantec Nexstar MX dual HDD housing, with 2x1TB Samsung Spinpoints
  • C-Net 8-port gigabit switch
  • PC1 (on the left) - My server (file/www/database/etc)
  • PC2 (on the right) - The before mentioned HTPC
  • Philips VR550 VCR (RARELY used)
  • Handan DVB-C set top box
  • KAON DVB-T high-definition set top box
  • Panasonic DMP-BD30 BluRay player
  • Last but not least, the "HUB" of the system, a Yamaha RX-V1800 AVR

On the wall to the right you might also see the 20" Dell Ultrasharp monitor which servers as a monitor for the server computer and it's also
hooked to the Yamaha AVR via composite so I can see what's going on there.

The Yamaha RX-V1800 handles all video switching and up-scaling. A single HDMI cable goes from it all the way to the projector. A single component cable goes to the LCD tv, which is rather old and has no HDMI input.

One other thing worth mentioning is that the HTPC allows me to control all the equipment in the equipment room using my own custom built software, which is a windows application and also a web interface.
More information about that here: http://rc.hot.is/
post #249 of 1040
New job, new apartment, new city, new state.

New life.

New HTPC setup!






What should I do with all this space in my new place? (Besides paint the walls!)

PS: I'm not cleaning up up just for you all!
post #250 of 1040
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smitty2k1 View Post

What should I do with all this space in my new place? (Besides paint the walls!)

I'm thinking bigger screen and an AVS party, but that's just me.
post #251 of 1040
Below is my main gaming/home theater PC. It is mostly for gaming.



Case: Lian Li PC-C33 (early revision)
Motherboard: Asus P5E
CPU and Cooler: Intel Q9550 @ 3.4Ghz with Noctua NH-U9B cooler
Graphics Card: MSI GTX 285 SuperPipe (with fans set to very low speed at all times)
Sound Card: Auzentech X-Fi HomeTheater HD
Hard Drives: One 640GB and two 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black (and a separate external array for movie rips)
Optical Drive: LG GGC-H20L
RAM: 8GB OCZ DDR2-800
Rear Case Fans: Two 80mm Noctua at low speed
Display/Speakers: 58" 1080p Panasonic plasma and Energy RC speakers with Hsu sub
post #252 of 1040


OptiPlex machine w/ the following specs:
Windows 7 Enterprise
Pentium Core2Duo 3Ghz
4GB Ram
512MB Radeon HD4350 DVI->HDMI (Getting a new card today to do hdmi w/ audio)
Boxee as my main media center APP for right now. Have had no complaints so far and the native support for MKV & Flac is really nice. Plus the built in support to pull Subtitles from OpenSubtitles.org has been great utility.
Hulu Desktop
Xbox 360 Pro 20GB (HDD needs an upgrade)
Sony Upscale DVD Player
PS2 (Working on a PS3)
D-Link DIR-655
Linksys WRT-54G w/ DD-WRT as a bridge for my HTPC & Xbox. (Once I move into a house I'm planning to wire everything gigabit)

I'm running this set up with 0 cable/sat interaction. I keep basic cable just for local HD programming, everything is done via Hulu/Netflix/Boxee apps. The only two things I still need to work on with this is a NAS with atleast 2-3TB running UNRaid or Openfiler and a better integrated keyboard/mouse combo.

Can anyone recommend an IR blaster that will work with a Harmony Remote & Boxee?
post #253 of 1040
Well here's my little setup!

Main system
BENQ w1000
120" Favi Screen
Sharp LCD 52" panel
Martin Logan SL3s
Infinity monitors
Denon AVR-1708
Windows 7 64 bit
1 internal 1 TB HD
2 external 1 TB HDs
Logitech Mouse and Keyboard

WMC with MediaBrowser front end

nMEDIAPC Red Wood Wood/Steel HTPC 8000 ATX Media Center / HTPC Case

G.SKILL 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Processor Model(unleashed all four processors running)

RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular LED Power

ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard

PowerColor Go Green ATI Radeon HD5670 1 GB DDR5

Corsair H-50 cooler

Sony BD-ROM





post #254 of 1040
ok i'll participate, its a lazy Saturday afternoon:

Main htpc in basement:

Sony 50" rptv

htpc -
dell studio slim
windows 7mc with media browser

upstairs tv

32" Vizio connected to xbox, running almost exclusively as an extender (i own 1 game.)











post #255 of 1040
^ ^ ^

How did you get the background in WMC??? Love it!
post #256 of 1040
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Originally Posted by woody777 View Post

^ ^ ^

How did you get the background in WMC??? Love it!

I've used these tips from this website http://www.hack7mc.com/2009/06/midni...-theme7mc.html. Some are as simple as downloading. This particular one will self install.
post #257 of 1040
After much help from this forum, I completed the build/configuration of my HTPC and I have pictures/descriptions on a site I made here.
post #258 of 1040
Nice setup Swoosh830,

Im thrilled to see your using my icons. Although, I'm sorry they don't look as good as the should on the EHS (Enhanced Home Screen). But not to worry, my new EHS icons will fix that!! Stay tuned.
post #259 of 1040
Quote:
Originally Posted by woody777 View Post

^ ^ ^

How did you get the background in WMC??? Love it!

media center studio.
post #260 of 1040
Quote:
Originally Posted by xzener View Post

Nice setup Swoosh830,

Im thrilled to see your using my icons. Although, I'm sorry they don't look as good as the should on the EHS (Enhanced Home Screen). But not to worry, my new EHS icons will fix that!! Stay tuned.

Thanks, I'm looking forward to the new icons!
post #261 of 1040
@ joe531,

Yeah it's a decent, cheap case! Bought for $60 from Newegg, $20 rebate, and sold the psu that came with it for $20 on ebay!!

Loads of room to manoeuvre in there, especially with a modular psu. I am now thinking about using one of those removable HDD caddies to add another hard drive in the 5.25 drive bay. I still have a spare 1TB left on the one drive in there so I am in no rush.

Next up is to do some more cable organizing within the case, it's pretty good now but I know I can make it a lot more organized.

And I have a Harmony One in the mail.

@ Smitty2k1,

Pool table!!
post #262 of 1040
Well here is mine...

My new Sharp Aquos 60" 77UN. Bellow is my Xbox360 and PS3 :



Here is one of my 4 main and surround, a Technics SBT-200, and my Wharfedale Subwoofer:



Here is my rack with (from top to bottom):

- Videotron HD-PVR
- Toshiba D-R5 DVD Recorder
- Toshiba HD-DVD A2
- Oppo 971H
- Denon AVR-890



Here is my server (This section of the basement is unfinished for now). It's a ASUS M3N78-NV mobo based system with 11x 1TB data drives + 1x Parity drive (FlexRaid system). Nine drives internal and 4 in a ProBox 4 bay USB case:



post #263 of 1040
Specs

Sony XBR4 52"
Elemental designs front Left right center, and 18" A7S-450 sub
Onkyo TX SR875, htpc and wii




HTPC - zotac 9300 mini itx, pentium dual core E5300, 4GB DDR2, 1TB WD green, hdhomerun, LG BR & HDDVD drive, imon receiver,




8TB WHS built with a shuttle SP35 mini pc, 2GB ram, 2x2TB WD green, 2x2TB Seagate, sits in an upstairs closet along with my hdhomerun and networking equipment


More pics here www.hellosri.com
post #264 of 1040
Quote:
Originally Posted by hagur View Post

Great thread!

I might as well participate ...

My living room setup:



No equipment visible except for the LCD TV, Harman Kardon HTK11 5.1 speakers and a Panasonic PT-100AX projecting onto a white wall, with a custom made
112" frame. Works wonderfully.

Equipment room, where the HTPC resides (and everything else)



HTPC specs
  • Generic mATX case
  • Gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2H MB
  • Intel Dual Core E5200 @ 2.8GHz
  • 2GB DDR800 RAM
  • 250GB HDD
  • ATI Radeon 3850HD
  • DVD rom drive
  • Hauppauge WinTV 150PVR MCE TV-tuner card
  • USB-UIRT IR receiver/transmitter
  • Running MediaPortal as a frontend
  • SageTV, mainly used as a TV-server, streams live-tv to other computers on the LAN

The HTPC (along with all other equipment) is controlled using my Harmony One remote, which talks to the USB-UIRT and EventGhost translates commands to keypresses.


Other equipment in the equipment room, in order from top to bottom
  • 50mbit ul/dl fiber gateway
  • Zyxel NBG420 router
  • Vantec Nexstar MX dual HDD housing, with 2x1TB Samsung Spinpoints
  • C-Net 8-port gigabit switch
  • PC1 (on the left) - My server (file/www/database/etc)
  • PC2 (on the right) - The before mentioned HTPC
  • Philips VR550 VCR (RARELY used)
  • Handan DVB-C set top box
  • KAON DVB-T high-definition set top box
  • Panasonic DMP-BD30 BluRay player
  • Last but not least, the "HUB" of the system, a Yamaha RX-V1800 AVR

On the wall to the right you might also see the 20" Dell Ultrasharp monitor which servers as a monitor for the server computer and it's also
hooked to the Yamaha AVR via composite so I can see what's going on there.

The Yamaha RX-V1800 handles all video switching and up-scaling. A single HDMI cable goes from it all the way to the projector. A single component cable goes to the LCD tv, which is rather old and has no HDMI input.

One other thing worth mentioning is that the HTPC allows me to control all the equipment in the equipment room using my own custom built software, which is a windows application and also a web interface.
More information about that here: http://rc.hot.is/

Sweet setup. Can I ask what you are using for IR for your other devices from the closet to the living room?
post #265 of 1040
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smitty2k1 View Post

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)

Man, that cat has got it made! His own home theater!
post #266 of 1040
Here is my setup:

TV: 40" 1080p Samusung
Source: HTPC/OTA/Netflix
Receiver: Onkyo HT-RC160
Speakers: Klipsch HD Theater 500 5.1-Channel Home Theater
Sony Playstation 3
Sony Playstation 2
Nintendo Wii
Hauppauge HD-PVR ( for recording video game footage)
Rocketfish Universal Wireless Rear Speaker Kit RF-WHTIB
External 500gb HDD (next to receiver)




HTPC Specs:
Case: Moneual MONCOSA 312B

Motherboard: Gigabyte E7AUM-DS2H mATX HDMI
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3GHz
Memory: CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
CPU Cooler: Scythe "SHURIKEN"

Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 9400 - Onboard
Sound: Realtek ALC889A - Onboard

Drives:
Main: 1 x SAMSUNG Spinpoint 500GB 2.5
Storage: 1 x Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1TB
Optical: Plextor PX-B310SA SW Blu Ray (malfunctioned)
Replacement- LITE-ON 4x Blu-ray Disc SATA Internal Optical Drive iHOS104

HDTV Tuner: 2 x AVerMedia AVerTVHD Duet - PCTV Tuner (A188)
WiFI: Netgear WG111 v.2
Keyboard/Mouse: Logitech diNovo Edge Bluetooth
PSU: Seasonic M12II 430-GM 430w
Antenna: Terrestrial Digital DB2 Multi-Directional HDTV


post #267 of 1040
I'll barge in whit my Home Theatre PC.

It was cheap and it works for me and my room. I quite enjoy sitting there undisturbed to watch videos or listen to music or games or whatever fancies me sitting there.

I did not have a camera but a little web cam so I took a little shoot around the room and equipment

Here is the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ojv4J-KyqB0

Watch it if you want. It's nothing super fancy.

Screen:
LG L245WP-BN 24" LCD 1920x1200@60hz (1920x1080p 25i/30i 50/60hz)

PC:
AMD Phenom X4 9750 2.4Ghz
Gigabyte GA-MA78GPM-DS2H
2x2Gb Corsair XMS2 PC6400CL4 @ 1066Mhz 5.5.5.15
HD3200 @ 800Mhz
Samsung F3 500Gb, 2x Seagate 7200.10 320Gb.
Seagate FreeAgent Go 160Gb (USB2)

Chassis:
Lian Li PC-A01B

Audio:
Realtek ALC889A(analog)
Technics Stereo Receiver SA-GX170
JVC R-S33 Stereo Receiver
Technics Stereo Casette Deck RS-TR373M2
Technics Compact Disc Changer SL-PD887
SEA-135 S.E.A. Graphic Equalizer

I have it as a 4.0 Quad channel sound setup.
post #268 of 1040
It's a little dark and hard to see but thanks. And what software is that you are using to play the music with?
post #269 of 1040
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Originally Posted by Jackal55 View Post

It's a little dark and hard to see but thanks. And what software is that you are using to play the music with?

Sorry about the lighting, It was night and the ceiling lamp only has currently 1 of 3 bulbs still working. So it gets dark whit the webcam. If I would have shoot during the day it would have been better.

The software for the music is called Foobar2000.
I like it much better than winamp and other players. Check it out. I think many will like it.

For movies I start up MPC-HC whit ffdshow and reclock. doing 24p -> 25p Pal speed-up for those that have it in the 24hz range.

I just did the video for fun. I might check out how it turns out if I shoot in the day. Maybe I'll replace it if it is much better.
post #270 of 1040
Hey all, Just thought I'd add mine to the pics,










Case: Silverstone LC-17B
Asus P5KPL-1600
ATI HIS HD5670
Samsung 80 gb PATA OS HDD
Samsung 1 TB Silencer HDD
WD 1.5 TB EARS HDD
Panasonic 46" THP46S10A
Pioneer VSX919 receiver
Jamo Front Speakers
Dali Center Speakers
Kenwood Rear Speakers
Sound Dynamics 100W Sub

I like the minimalist approach, just the centre, amp and HTPC below the Panny.
No other connections, keeps it clean IMHO.
Cheers
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