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I was looking at my old pictures and found my Home Theater picture from over 10 years ago. Thought this was funny to see the change in technology as compared to even just 10 years ago. Post up your pics!


10 Years Ago:





Today:


 

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It's not really the technology, it's that you went from a living room set-up to more of a dedicated HT set-up.
 

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It's not really the technology, it's that you went from a living room set-up to more of a dedicated HT set-up.

Not really. Some major changes in just 10 years


Then: Svideo on Standard def TV

Now: HDMI 1080p HD on flat screen TV's


Then: AC3 optical brand new high end interface

Now: HDMI


Then: Early DVD Players

Now: Early HD players - Digital streaming media


Then: Still playing VHS (like Star Wars)

Now: VHS is dead


Then: 5.1 channel still very expensive

Now 7.1 channel cheap and common


Then: Pentium 3 early design of HTPC's

Now: Quad core PC's fundamentally better performing or even just simple little PS3 as a media server.


Then: PS1 / Genesis

Now: PS3 / Wii / Xbox 360


Then: DTS disks (on that Kenwood in the pic) was the new hot thing, 5.1 channel. CD's

Now: Complete digital music (aka mp3 and such)


Then: Analog Comcast cable

Now: Digital HD cable with DVR on box


Then: Polk RT series speakers

Now: Polk RtiA series speakers


Then: Projector in HD to a 133" screen would have cost a fortune

Now: Cheap and common.


Many more.
 

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Mine would be similar....


The real problem?

In 1998? I did not know I was supposed to take pics of my equipment.




I mean, who would even do such a thing?
 

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Mine would be similar....


The real problem?

In 1998? I did not know I was supposed to take pics of my equipment.




I mean, who would even do such a thing?


Ya! There's another one!


Then: No digital cameras

Now: 12 mega pixel Digital SLR's

 

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There have been a lot of changes but I still have a lot of my old equipment. Most of it was high-end when I purchased it new, and it's still very good equipment.


What does everyone do with the old equipment when they upgrade?


My old 5.1 receiver and speakers from the mid-90's are still being used in my garage now. The main speakers I'm using in my HT setup were originally purchased in October '98. I'm also running a Yamaha receiver that I purchased in '00, but I'll probably upgrade that soon and move it upstairs with the LCD in the living room. I also have a 32" Sony Wega for my exercise room.
 

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Ya! There's another one!


Then: No digital cameras

Now: 12 mega pixel Digital SLR's



i had a sony mavica digital camera back in 98/99, it recorded the images to a floppy disk though. so im todays standards would still be considered a regular film camera.
 

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Yes, I use it in my bedroom. 10+ years old now, thousands and thousands and thousands of hours on it. Never replaced the "guns" on it. Had to get it repaired 2 times at about $150 each time for a power related piece. Other then that, runs like it was new.


Not only that but I still use those polk rt's in my casual theater (front and center). They sound as good as they did back then which is great even today. Same with that Energy Sub you see.
 
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