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Post PICTURES of Your Cool Setup...

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Greg Alsobrook, Oct 12, 2007.

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  1. Greg Alsobrook

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    Happy Friday everyone! I think this could be a fun thread. I've been wanting to do this for a while and today seems like as good of a day as any...

    I know there's already a thread where you detail your setup... but I would like to see pics of some "cool" setups... Post anything away from the norm... not your 13" b&w with rabbit ears sitting on a milk crate...

    Do you have a bar/pool table room with a TV hung on the wall?
    Do you have a theater room in your house?
    Do you have a flat panel hung above your bed?
    Do you own a restaurant/bar with TV's everywhere?
    Do you have a "home run" room with all of your wires neatly arranged?

    Let the games begin...
     
  2. cbaker

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    Here is my LAN wiring and electronics:

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    Here is my TV wiring (SAT, OTA, and CableTV --> Room Home Runs):

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  3. Doug Brott

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    Multiple Routers? A heck of a lot of connections .. jeebers :).
     
  4. ChicagoTC

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    Lan rack and wiring
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    My network lab
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    AV equipment - 2 pics taken tonight
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    Home Theater PC
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    Outdoor Sat wiring
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  5. apexmi

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    Another angle. DVD storage open

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    And closed.

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  6. Greg Alsobrook

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    wow... impressive stuff... keep em comin!
     
  7. Greg Alsobrook

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    ok here's mine...

    Living Room...

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    1. Mitsubishi 1080i 55" Rear Projection TV
    • No HDMI or DVI inputs
    2. Sony Audio Receiver
    • 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround
    3. HR20-700
    • Video via Component
    • Audio via Composite
    • Network connection wireless
    • 2 feeds from AU9
    • OTA via RCA UHF/VHF HDTV amplified antenna in attic
    4. Linksys WGA54G
    • Connected to Linksys WRT350N Wireless N Router
    • ISP is Comcast High Speed (15,000 kb/s down, 3,000 kb/s up)
    5. PS3
    • Video via Component
    • Audio via Optical
    • Network connection wireless
    6. Wii
    • Video via Composite
    • Audio via Composite
    • Network connection wireless
    7. Sony Center Channel and Wii Infrared Receiver
    8. JBL Tower Speakers
    • Not Pictured - 2 in-ceiling speakers for rear surround
    9. KLH 12"”Subwoofer
    10. APC Smart UPS 1500va Backup
    • Everything is connected

    Master Bedroom...

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    1. Sony 37" 1080i Plasma
    2. Sony Audio Receiver
    • 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround
    3. HR20-700
    • Connected via HDMI
    • 2 feeds from AU9
    4. Sony DVD Player
    • Video via Component
    • Audio via Composite
    5. Sony Speakers
    • Not Pictured - 2 in-ceiling speakers for rear surround
    6. Geek Squad 1500va Backup
    • Everything is connected
     
  8. Matt9876

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    Here is my home theater setup.

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    A = Speakers Curtis Mathes,RCA total 9 speaker units.
    B = DVD players Phillips and Cyberhome
    C = Atomic Clock
    D = Sharp VHS VCR
    E = Commercial rack equalizer 10 band
    F = 250 Watt Commercial rack main stereo amp
    G = Wireless headphones
    H = Directv R10 TiVo unit
    I = Remote IR control rabbit
    J = RCA 150 watt 5.1 surround system
    K = H20 RF Remote control
    L = XP home media PC with wireless mouse and keyboard,ups and power filters
    M = Mitsubishi 44" SD TV
    N = View Sonic HD arc lamp projector "Nice one!" Projector 6' 2" off floor
    O = Directv H20 unit
    S = Screen painted on wall 95" @ 4x3 and 77" @ 16x9 :)

    Flash on camera killed some of the picture quality, This system is awesome you can surf the net,play games,movies,mp3s,etc.

    Matt
     
  9. jutley

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    I can't wait to get home and take some pictures to share. These setups look great!
     
  10. jutley

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    Ok, here goes:

    pic from behind the couch-details below
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    alternate view
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    close up of 65" of HD delight :)
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    close up of components
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    here's how the DVD storage cabinets look open...lots of room to expand
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    Here's the Wii and the Xbox 360 Elite
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    • 1 - component cabinet top to bottom
      HR20-700 - 750GB esata in ccabinet below components
      Samsung BD-UP5000 (Toshiba HD-A20 HD-DVD player shown-need new pics)
      Onkyo TX-SR705 Reciever - 7.1 channel surround (you can see one of the surrounds in the 2nd picture)
      Onkyo 5 disk CD changer​
    • 2 - storage for DVDs/CDs etc
    • 3 - 65" Toshiba 1080p DLP
    • 4 - center channel cabinet with Infinity Minuette center
    • 5 - Infinity Minuette fronts
    • 6 - Infinity BU-1 powered subwoofer
    • 7 - decomissioned R15-100
    • 8 - cabinet with Wii and Xbox 360 Elite
    • 9 - wife's collection of VHS movies that she is having a hard time letting me give to charity :D

    So far I am rather happy with how this has all turned out. We just finished the basement this year. The wife's requirement for a big screen was that it was housed in a nice cabinet. We spent more on the dang cabinet than on the HDTV!

    New speakers are next on my list. The minuettes sound rather good for being 10 years old, but I'm sure some new speakers will sound 100 times better.

    There are 4 runs of RG6 behind the center. Currently 2 sat feeds (from a WB68 and 1 OTA feed (antenna in the attic) to the HR20. The OTA line is split and goes to the TV directly and also to the Onkyo for FM radio reception.

    There are 4 Cat5e runs behind the center. One is punched down and used for the phone line to the HR20, 1 for the network for the HR20 and one to a switch for the Wii, Xbox, and A20.
     
  11. jutley

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    ChicagoTC...what is that you are running on your HTPC?
     
  12. ChicagoTC

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    Nice setup! I wish I had room for a a 65". Perhaps once I finally sell my current house and move. I"ll make the 56" my family room TV and go projector for the theater.

    For the HTPC I'm using Xlobby, www.xlobby.com
    It's a free ap that is completely open sourced and built from the ground up by the community. I just went to the site and saw they are working on a commercial version. I haven't been active there in about 6 months so I'm not sure what all transpired. It took weeks of tweaking to get my system where it is now and I'm very happy. I think you can still download the free version but I'm also going to check out the commercial version as it might be worth the price to get a glitch free pre-configured ap. Think of older xlobby versions as CE to the extreme.

    What really sold my on Xlobby is the client/server model. I have xlobby and almost a terabyte of music, movies, and pictures running on my HTPC. I can use the same ap in client mode on any network pc, touch screen, or even handheld and access the content. Since we're playing on moving I haven't fully implemented this but I imagine touch screens throughout the house that would allow multiroom viewing/listening of everything on the server. In my current build I can be sitting with my laptop in my bedroom watching a movie on the server.
     
  13. jutley

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    Thanks for the info. I'll definately check it out. The interface looks really nice.
     
  14. Richard King

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    Ok, here's my "stuff"
    View from my desk*
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    Equipment Rack:
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    Rear speakers and wall mount
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    The rack includes:
    1. Dish 722
    2. Optoma HD-3000 scan converter
    3. Sony DVD Player
    4. Harmon Kardon AVR-7200
    5. DBX 3bx Series II (not used anymore) :(
    6. Monster Power Conditioner
    7. External Hard Drive.
    8. Dish 508
    9. Rane Spectrum Analyzer
    10. DBX 120xp Subharmonic Synthesizer. (not used anymore) :(
    External of the rack:
    Front projector: Optoma HD7300
    Custom home brew ceiling mount
    Custom home brew 98" screen
    Front Speakers: JBL 4430 Studio Monitors (15" woofers).
    Center Speaker: RBH Center
    Custom home brew ceiling mount
    Rear Speakers: Monitor Audio Studio 6
    Custom home brew speaker wall mounts

    *Image is a composite of two pictures, one of the screen with lights off and a second of the room. Screen picture was overlayed on the room picture.

    Another picture tomorrow with more external "stuff".
     
  15. Matt9876

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    Bump to keep this on page one.

    Lets see a few more cool setups please.
     
  16. smiddy

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    Wow, awesome stuff guys! When I have finished putting together the diagrams I'll post my photos.
     
  17. Lord Vader

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    I noticed a lot of the expensive stuff is up high to avoid the flooding waters brought on by all those hurricanes down there, Rich! :D
     
  18. smiddy

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    ARGH! They are too big to post directly...I had to reduce them:

    As you can see from the photos, I am one shaky punk with the camera. However, you get teh drift of the system from these. I will update them when I am able. Essentially the living room and the theater room don't have any components (and not in the other 6 zones) they are all stashed in the media closet (the middle photo).
     

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  19. Richard King

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    :lol: If the flood hits my projector and rear speakers we're all in trouble. I need to figure out how to hang the JBL's from the ceiling. :D
     
  20. Richard King

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    Very nice, clean installation. We need to start a fund to buy you a tripod though. :D
     
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