I don't know what happened. I have always been watching VHS and then DVD and then BluRay, but for some reason I kinda went crazy. Now with 2 TVs with surround receivers in one room, I finally think I can post a couple pictures and what I have. I will put some things at the end that I still want to get someday.
Some of you who have seen some of my posts will have an idea for what you are in for...
Now let's get this out of the way first. Anyone who has a thing for uniformity should just turn back now. I don't want to hear any "ugg why would you do that" or any such negative things. And to clue you in, both the surround receivers are using the rear channels in the front. That's just how I have it right now. All that matters is that it sounds good right?
Let's start with the more "normal" side of the room.
TV: Westinghouse DWM40F1Y1 40" LCD HD TV
AVR: Sony STR-DE597 (audio only, it does not have HDMI ports)
BD: Sony PlayStation 3 CECH-2001A (BD and DVD playback, connected via HDMI/optical)
HD-DVD: Toshiba HD-DVD Player HD-A3 (connected via HDMI/optical)
Cassette: HVC TD-R421 Stereo Cassette Deck
Speakers A Front: Kenwood LS-N451L
Speakers B Front: Sony SS-H700
Center/Rears: 3x Kenwood CRS-N551
Sub: Vizio VSB 211-Z
You can see some "hints" as for the rest from this image. So here is the fun stuff:
TV: Sony KV-32FS100
AVR: Yamaha RX-V493 (audio only)
VCR: Panasonic PV-V4522
BD/DVD: Sony BDP-S300
LD: Panasonic LX-H670 double-sided
Front Speakers: Fisher ST-992
Rear speakers: RCA ?
Center speaker: Sony SS-MSP1
In first picture you can see the Goldstar Video 8/VCR dual deck, above is the Recoton box which is needed to create mono two-channel (fake stereo) from the mono audio out on the Goldstar.
I will be receiving a CED player soon and am looking to get a Betamax player. I would prefer a front-loader but will likely get a top loader first because I know where one is for cheap. The only video format I currently own media for but cannot play is Betacam.
The HD-DVD player is connected via composite audio currently because I need to get an optical switch. The Sony AVR only has one optical input. All of the devices on the legacy setup are running in stereo. The Panasonic VCR is able to (at times, if you had this setup in the past then you already know) produce the proper Pro Logic output for the AVR. NOTE: I had tested it before, but the ProLogic on the Sony AVR does not work on a VCR. The Yamaha AVR is able to do it properly, likely because it supports true Dolby 4.1 Surround (it is of that era) and the other one is not. Yamaha is running Phantom center channel because of the TV Stand that the TV uses, there is no place to put a center channel. Also need to get a 5.1 Optical/AC-3 RF decoder to connect into the discrete, the optical for the Sony BD player so I can get surround on that TV also. LaserDisc player is connected via S-Video as the picture quality is better than the composite... I tested it and found it to be the case. On the Sony TV, the BD player is connected with Component. The subwoofer from the modern specs are connected to both receivers using a switch.
Aside from what has already been posted, some day I want to upgrade the LaserDisc player to one with AC3-RF as well, which is why I want to get a period Dolby Decoder that supports that as well as 5.1 on optical. Future planning.