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What is your home theater setup for watching Star Wars movies? (or what equipment would like to get if you could afford it/or dream setup?)

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ok,

we have some great releases out there now..

 

harmy's v2 SW, and puggo's 16mm ESB, along

with others.. and more great ones coming soon!

 

how are you guys watching these?

feel free to post pictures too.. (i'm getting there)..

 

my setup: main machine

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video:

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40 inch samsung 720p HDTV

 

audio:

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altec lansing 5.1 surround

 

players/hardware:

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samsung DVD player

xbox 360 + HD DVD

wd media player

 

home theater PC:

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gateway dual core PC -> audio -> video NVIDIA card with 256meg Ram

this has a dvd player/bluray player/burner

 

i also have several monitors:

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2- 15 inch flatscreen lcd

1 - 21 inch CRT

1 - 15 inch CRT

3 tablet computers - 12 inch fujitsu, 10 inch hp, 7 inch motion computing

1 zune HD

1 nokia n810

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secondary viewing (at parents);

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video:

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56 inch samsung 1080p 

 

audio:

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bose 5.1 surround home theater

 

hardware:

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samsung Bluray player

WD live media player

 

others:

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24 inch widescreen LG - 1080p monitor

21 inch widescreen LG - 1080p monitor

 

27 inch sony TV (SD)

 

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i check the colors from time to time on 

all of them...

 

however lately, i view things on the computer

monitor 95% of the time..

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followed by : 40 inch samsung in 720p, and then

when at parents 56 inch samsung in 720p/1080p

mostly through the media player...

 

i'll post pictures and videos in another thread..

here's an awesome setup from someone in

harmy's thread:

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http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/topic.cfm/Harmys-STAR-WARS-Despecialized-Edition-HD-REMASTERED-is-now-officially-released/post/593668/#TopicPost593668

 

http://www.blu-ray.com/community/gallery.php?member=keithabbott

 

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I prefer watching movies on my 36" GE CRT TV :-D

It weighs 148lb., but it doesn't hurt my eyes like my 1080p LG LCD TV does.

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AntcuFaalb said:

I prefer watching movies on my 36" GE CRT TV :-D

It weighs 148lb., but it doesn't hurt my eyes like my 1080p LG LCD TV does.

what about all the other equipment?

audio? computers? etc, etc, etc..

 

details, details!!!!

 

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I have a 23 inch Dell monitor I watch HD on.

looking for HDTV of the  Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.  Also HDTV of The Lord of the Rings trilogy

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What I have is more like a souped-up living room, rather than a dedicated home theater.

I'm watching on a 50" Panasonic P50G10, connected to a Panasonic DMP-BD80 Blu-ray player. My sound: Yamaha RX-V663 with Klipsch Quartet 5.1 sound.

Unfortunately, due to my living room layout, I sit about 12 feet from the screen, though sometimes (when the wife's not around) I pull up the sofa to about 6 feet.

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Troyig88 said:

I have a 23 inch Dell monitor I watch HD on.

what do you use for sound?

what resolution is your monitor?

 

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1080p.  sound is just some cheap speakers.

looking for HDTV of the  Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.  Also HDTV of The Lord of the Rings trilogy

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Troyig88 said:

1080p.  sound is just some cheap speakers.

you should probably upgrade those,

or listen through headphones..

 

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Most of the time, I'm watching on a tiny 17" monitor and listening through audiophile headphones, but on occasion I will watch in my "souped up living room" - 56" 1080p flat screen hooked up to a custom built surround sound system. It gets the job done. :) 

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ww12345 said:

Most of the time, I'm watching on a tiny 17" monitor and listening through audiophile headphones, but on occasion I will watch in my "souped up living room" - 56" 1080p flat screen hooked up to a custom built surround sound system. It gets the job done. :) 

what did you customize with the sound system?

 

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I built it up from scratch, using speakers that were best suited to the room and the space. Also, the speakers are elevated about 3-4" off the floor, so that the air underneath them can vibrate as well.

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AntcuFaalb said:

I prefer watching movies on my 36" GE CRT TV :-D

It weighs 148lb., but it doesn't hurt my eyes like my 1080p LG LCD TV does.

I agree actually. LCD and PC gives more eye strain and far quicker than my CRT.

Currently I flop between my dedicated setup which has a 36" Sony Trinitron CRT flat panel connected to LD composite and PS3 via component. My sound goes to my Sony STR-DE675 multichannel receiver (100 watts per channel) and goes to a Klipsch sound system (KG.5 bookshelf speakers for L/R and surrounds, KV-1 center and 8" SWV for subwoofer)

My PC setup is a midlevel Compaq PC which I use MPC-HC 64 bit and VLC for video, configured the realtek audio drivers correctly, and have a Logitech X-540 5.1 speaker set. The monitor is also a Compaq 16:9 lcd display which can do just over 720p.

Headphones are currently Sennheiser HD-202s.

My problem is that I get better sound on my main setup, but a more detailed picture on my PC. On almost all the OT projects I wind up watching on PC first to see everything, and later on the CRT for more of an experience factor.

 

Since my budget is pretty strapped at the moment, I've considered putting my tiny monitor on a stool in my little HT. ;) What I really need is a stand that can take the weight of my behemoth Sony which clocks in about 240 lbs. It's still on the floor as of now, which makes viewing angle a pain. (But not as bad as moving the thing up a flight of stairs!!)

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here's my parents setup,

(this is one used for preview 0 of star wars

as you'll soon see):

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the HDTV 56 inch samsung mounted on a wall above

a fireplace.. above the mantel

 

the 2 media players, and the samsung bluray player

the left and right surround mounted on the wall

 

the center speaker under the tv

 

the front left and right side speakers

 

 

i'll post pictures of mine when i have them..

 

 

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Grundig Lenraro 28" sitting on a Samsung DVD5224 player (for the DVDs) and Sumvision Cyclone Primus for watching the preservations and fan edits.

I can't see the model from here but I have a JVC VHS Player (for a car) with dolby surround rigged up for watching tapes (well I have two actually, one is still in the box upstairs).

Don't know why I bothered about the sound as I have no room for a surround sound system.

I can only play Harmy's versions on my computer as they become out of sync on the Primus for some reason.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6Dp2OfIT_M

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Bingowings said:

I can only play Harmy's versions on my computer as they become out of sync on the Primus for some reason.

Audio processing causes a delay, so if your system has any dynamic room correction or other processing enabled, it'll throw the audio out of sync with the video.  Worth looking into at least.

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I watch movies including the latest offerings from our friends Harmy and Puggo and others in our living room on my ceiling mounted Optoma HD200x full hd 1080p dlp front projector projecting onto a 110" Drapa luma manual pull down 16:9 screen which sits approx 4m from our sofa.

The picture is fed from either my Compaq Presario cq61 laptop (hdmi) or my Panasonic dmp-bd35 blu ray player (best for blu ray/avchd) and for standard def dvd i upscale with my Panasonic dmr-ez27 dvd player which upscaling abilities are better than the blu ray player, all traveling up a 1.4 hdmi cable to the projector.

My sound comes digitally from my players via an optical cable into a Panasonic sa-xr25 fully digital 6.1 DD EX, DTS ES surround amp which gives out 50w per channel into wharfdale cube speakers and an Eltax atomic 8 100w powered subwoofer which sits to the left of the sofa. We watch regular tv on a Panasonic 37" viera plasma.

All my stuff is bought over time from fleabay. I regularly change my set up when finances allow.

For me front projectors are the only way to truly watch a movie.

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White wall used as a screen - size is 136" (10'3" W x 4'11" H) - flat white painted wall with black trim.
Essential Home Home Theater Seating Collection.
Sanyo PLV-1080HD Projector.
Infinity speakers: 2 x RS-2 front left and right, 1 x CC-1 center, 4 x QPS-1
Aiwa TS-W150 Sub-woofer.
Sony STR-DG820 7.1 Digital Audio/Video Control Center.
Sony BDP-S350 Blu-ray player.
Sony SLV-720HF VHS Player.
Black out rollar shade to cover french doors.
Logitech Harmony 980 Remote Control.
XBOX 360 with Kinect sensor

http://www.blu-ray.com/community/gallery.php?u=79110

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sunday256 said:

White wall used as a screen - size is 136" (10'3" W x 4'11" H) - flat white painted wall with black trim.
Essential Home Home Theater Seating Collection.
Sanyo PLV-1080HD Projector.
Infinity speakers: 2 x RS-2 front left and right, 1 x CC-1 center, 4 x QPS-1
Aiwa TS-W150 Sub-woofer.
Sony STR-DG820 7.1 Digital Audio/Video Control Center.
Sony BDP-S350 Blu-ray player.
Sony SLV-720HF VHS Player.
Black out rollar shade to cover french doors.
Logitech Harmony 980 Remote Control.
XBOX 360 with Kinect sensor

http://www.blu-ray.com/community/gallery.php?u=79110

thanks sunday256,

your's is the post i saw and referenced at the top.

i think you have everybody beat!

 

and if you lurkers (reading this) don't have a home theater

setup yet, what do you plan on getting if you could afford it,

or what would your dream setup be?

 

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^Nah my projectors well better! Want your R2 unit though.

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My projector is a bit old now, but at the time it was one hell of a bargain for a 1080p projector. It still looks damn good but DLP would be sweet.
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High def LCD television. I'm too lazy to check the brand, but there's no input lag on videogames, so it's top stuff in my book.

No surround setup (or even a 2.1 setup, just the TV's speakers). I'd kind of like to get one some time, but honestly, I've never been impressed by surround ever. The only time I ever notice it is in maybe 5% of movies when they use it to go "Check it out, this helicopter is flying past your head!" or in The Grudge where they made it sound like the ghost was making noises behind you.

My DVD player is XBMC on my XBox (not a 360, that's why I called it an XBox and not a 360). It can do standard def MKV files, but I'm sure it would struggle and sputter if I tried going higher def

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Epson TW9000 1080p projector on a 130" 2.37:1 scope screen. Pioneer SC-LX73 9.1 receiver (180w per channel). Aaron 7.1 speakers. Dune Prime 3.0 multimedia player (plays BD discs, BD images and damn near everything in-between).

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Ah, nothing like a good old dick measuring thread.

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Asaki said:

 

High def LCD television. I'm too lazy to check the brand...

You're too lazy to look at the front of your TV?

 

My DVD player is XBMC on my XBox (not a 360, that's why I called it an XBox and not a 360).

 

At least you have some redeeming qualities.

:) 

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