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TheOne
03-10-2009, 11:26 PM
Discuss what you have, model number, price and where you found them. Looking for a 42" Flat panel screen and a nice system. Thanks.

Shaggy
03-11-2009, 12:04 AM
I don't have a decent surround sound on my tv yet. Its a old sony turner, 6 disc changer. I do have a 61" Samsung DLP. Bad ass tv.

theholycow
03-11-2009, 02:15 AM
TVs: I have an Apex 27" CRT that's probably 5-8 years old, and a Panasonic 30" CRT that's probably 15 years old. Oh, and a Zenith that's probably 14" or so and probably 20 years old.

On top of the Apex, there is a Panasonic stereo VCR. On top of that, an Emerson DVD player. On top of that is a messy pile of miscellaneous DVDs, a couple VHS tapes, and a Star Trek: Enterprise box set. Next to that pile is a Nosquito electric bug trap. Next to that there's a small digital cable box, on top of which is an alarm clock since the stupid box doesn't have a display.

Next to the TV there's a 20 year old Panasonic faux-component stereo, a 20 year old Sony CD player, and I can't remember what else.

Below the TV there's a random collection of old-ass game consoles, NES, SNES, Genesis, etc. We don't use those. In fact, we don't use most of the crap I described...just the TV, clock, bug thingy, cable box, and occasionally the DVD player.

theholycow
03-11-2009, 02:17 AM
Oh, and on top of the Panasonic tv: Hitachi VCR, Apex DVD player, miscellaneous collection of DVDs mostly not in their box.

I was going to post a funny picture that I would get from doing a google iamge search for "white trash", but the search produced some hooters, so I'll post those instead.

http://www.route27.net/4web/white_trash_party_contest_w.jpg

FluffyMrB
03-11-2009, 11:19 PM
I've got a full-hd 50" Panasonic plasma tv, just enough to game with xD
but I want it bigger & better though, I'm gonna buy myself a nice projector with a resolution of 1920×1080 (costs 'round the 3000€ (Sony one), but it lasts a lifetime! :D)

Your_Mums_A_N00B
03-12-2009, 03:02 AM
I've got a 37" HD Samsung TV. It's awesome. I bought it from www.laskeys.com , (a few years back) it cost £600 but the leading high street retailer (Argos if you've ever heard of it) had it for a price of £890!

I do have a 5.1 surround sound system, if I can ever be bothered to get the leads and plug it into my TV haha!

Jello
03-24-2009, 07:43 PM
Living room :

Samsung 68 Inch 1080P DLP TV, Dennon 777 Reciever, Yamaha Fronts, Center and Rears, MTX 12 Inch Subwoofer, Samsung Blueray player, and of course the 360

The bed room just has a Samsung 50 Inch Plasma

Edit: Went home and noticed the bedroom tv is 50 inches, not 42 lol


Later,
Will

stonehenge
03-24-2009, 09:33 PM
living room: 13" Emerson with built in VHS tape, custom bunny ears, and I broke the side panel to get to the speaker so I could wire in a new one, the old one broked.

Jello
03-24-2009, 10:14 PM
living room: 13" Emerson with built in VHS tape, custom bunny ears, and I broke the side panel to get to the speaker so I could wire in a new one, the old one broked.

haha, I have an atari that would work well with your system...

Seriously Atari Frogger FTW

stonehenge
03-24-2009, 10:57 PM
haha I have an atari in the closet somewhre with a shitload of games (pitfall ftwwww)

Jello
03-25-2009, 03:44 AM
haha I have an atari in the closet somewhre with a shitload of games (pitfall ftwwww)


The old ski game was BAD ASS ....

Or the 2 player tank game, where you use the paddles to shoot the other persons tank!

Ha Ha :waytogo:

TheOne
03-25-2009, 08:50 PM
Living room :

Samsung 68 Inch 1080P DLP TV, Dennon 777 Reciever, Yamaha Fronts, Center and Rears, MTX 12 Inch Subwoofer, Samsung Blueray player, and of course the 360

The bed room just has a Samsung 42 Inch Plasma


Later,
Will

Nice set-up, I think a 68" is out of my range but a 42" is do able, also i want to get me a kickass sorround sound system, is it better to piece it togheter than buying a kit? because some of them are priecy.

Jello
03-25-2009, 09:38 PM
Nice set-up, I think a 68" is out of my range but a 42" is do able, also i want to get me a kickass sorround sound system, is it better to piece it togheter than buying a kit? because some of them are priecy.

When I get home tonight Ill post up some pictures of my 50 inch.... Its really the perfect size for movie watching/gaming ect.... the 68 inch requires you to have a large living room because you need to be sitting about 15ft away from the TV if you plan on watching it for a long time.


Honestly for me to piece together my surround sound cost a lot more then most kits out there.

Dennon 777 - $700.00
MTX 12 Inch - $200.00
Yamaha speakers - $400.00
Blueray - $250.00

So I have like 1650.00 just in parts for my surround sound... Not including the 360,game cube and other crap thats plugged into that TV.


However you dont need such a high end reciever for every set up, I just really wanted HDMI switching and MULTI room controll... My kitchen has two 8 inch 3 way Yamaha speakers flush mounted in the roof that I wanted to controll from it aswell.


Is this set up going in your living room? bed room?
Mainly watch movies, Mainly game?
As far as surround sound, mainly for watching movies? Mainly for listening to music?
How nice of a set up do you want, do you care if its 720,1080?
Are you going to use HDMI cables, or just component?
Whats your budget?

Tell us a little more and Im sure I can post up some ideas for you...

Renegade Pope
03-26-2009, 10:22 PM
Im watching a inmate's TV its a 7 inch what what im balling son.

AaronIROCZ
03-30-2009, 06:49 AM
Well for here it goes Living Room

TV Sony KD46Z4100 1479.00 At American TV
Reciever Pioneer Elite VSX-01TXH 550.00
Sony PS3 60 gig, the best one when they first came out.
Sony VCR-DVD combo model unknown
Dish network DVR ViP 612
DCM CINEMA 2 surround speakers and Sub
Energy RC-50 front tower speakers

Here is a couple of pics, note that I didn't have the center speaker hung up yet for the pic but I hung it between the top 2 above the TV. Ohh and I did all of the work myself. :gr_grin:

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff130/AaronIROCZ/Aarons%20stuff/DSC01693.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff130/AaronIROCZ/Aarons%20stuff/DSC01694.jpg

stonehenge
03-30-2009, 05:45 PM
+1 for having GM toys all over the fucking living room

Renegade Pope
03-31-2009, 12:45 AM
+1 for having flowers :gay:

AaronIROCZ
03-31-2009, 12:49 AM
+1 for having flowers :gay:

I know I know, Gotta make the wifey happy.

Chance
03-31-2009, 01:25 AM
I can finally join this thread. I just got a 42" LG 1080p. I'm kind of new to the tv world so is there any way to get the picture to look like it was in best buy or is that only HD channels?

stonehenge
03-31-2009, 05:37 PM
HD channels. Non-HD will look kinda blurry, kinda weird. Hook an antenna up to it and grab some HD channels from the air and see how they look.

stonehenge
03-31-2009, 05:38 PM
oh ya and your a whore

Chance
03-31-2009, 05:42 PM
Yeah I have DTV but I have to get a new box for the HDchannels. It sucks that normal channels look shitty. :| Yeah, I'm a whore.

Corey
03-31-2009, 05:54 PM
I'm rocking a 32" RCA from like 2002, I need to upgrade

stonehenge
03-31-2009, 06:00 PM
Yeah I have DTV but I have to get a new box for the HDchannels. It sucks that normal channels look shitty. :| Yeah, I'm a whore.

srsly though, your tv most likely has a built in tuner so throw a cheap antenna on there and as long as you are near some signals, your probably get more channels than you thought and the quality amazed me when i saw it compared to OG antenna reception

Chance
03-31-2009, 06:40 PM
srsly though, your tv most likely has a built in tuner so throw a cheap antenna on there and as long as you are near some signals, your probably get more channels than you thought and the quality amazed me when i saw it compared to OG antenna reception


I'm not sure I follow what kind of antenna you're talking about lol.

stonehenge
03-31-2009, 07:53 PM
Just a plain OG antenna. Bunny ears or something. I setup a 32" Sanyo for an old lady and I bought some cheap bunny ears ($10-15?) and plugged them in and was amazed at the reception they got. It got a fuckload of channels and they looked damn good. I know that before i got like 9, 11, and 13 or something, afterwards i got 9-1, 9-2, 9-3, 11-1, 11-2, 13-1, 13-2, 16, 18, etc.. For $15 (or borrow someones old antenna, i think the old ones work fine too) its worth it to check it out imo if you ever watch local channels

TheOne
03-31-2009, 10:28 PM
I can finally join this thread. I just got a 42" LG 1080p. I'm kind of new to the tv world so is there any way to get the picture to look like it was in best buy or is that only HD channels?

How much was it?

Also ima just spend like +/- 1.5k dont need anything fancy just a nice TV to watch movies and my favorite tv shows and porn.

Chance
03-31-2009, 11:09 PM
It was an off the wall model that's discontinued so it was like 1000 or 900 I can't remember. My TV died so I said fuck it, time to go baller status from my 27" lol.

stonehenge
03-31-2009, 11:19 PM
It was an off the wall model that's discontinued so it was like 1000 or 900 I can't remember. My TV died so I said fuck it, time to go baller status from my 27" lol.

We have something like a 30" but its a fat ass tube tv, our dresser has to be like 8" from the wall so that the back of the tv won't hit the wall :Whoa: stupid ass fuckin tv :blah:

Chance
03-31-2009, 11:22 PM
Yeah mine was a big ass tube too haha. It was almost as old as I am.

theholycow
04-01-2009, 12:27 AM
I've got CRT tvs. They seem to work fine, and non-HD channels don't suck on them like they do on my parents' expensive bigass plasma tv.

Chance
04-01-2009, 12:43 AM
led > lcd > plasma. :D

Jello
04-01-2009, 08:01 AM
led > lcd > plasma. :D


The new LED tvs are BAD!!!

Renegade Pope
04-03-2009, 01:12 AM
I got the new bad ass VCR player!!!

Chance
04-03-2009, 04:23 AM
I JUST GOT THIS NEW BADASS GAMING SYSTEM CALLED THE PS3!!


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