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WHY LEAVE THE COUCH WITH A SETUP LIKE THIS?

 

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Username: Tedloveshptv

Springfield, OR

Post Number: 1
Registered: Sep-05
So here it is: my high-def haven, the center of which is my rockin' 42" HP high-definition plasma TV. You gotta see it to believe it. Monday Night Football is incredible--I feel like I can touch the Astroturf and smell the sweat. So basically, everything is designed so I rarely have to leave the couch. (Check out my tips at www.ilovemyhptv.com.)Upload
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Username: Diverhank

Huntington Beach, CA

Post Number: 36
Registered: Sep-05
42" is way too small!!!
 

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Username: Kidstereo

Post Number: 4
Registered: Sep-05
I think that 42" is plenty. Cool setup. Just one little question, Ted. Where's the surround sound?
 

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Username: Touche6784

USA

Post Number: 613
Registered: Nov-04
compared to my dad's 61" everything is small. i guess he makes up the sounds. or ran out of money after buying the tv.
 

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Username: Diverhank

Huntington Beach, CA

Post Number: 37
Registered: Sep-05
I think my 60" proj. TV is too small...my next TV will probably be a Mitshubishi 85". I guess it's all relative :-).

Ted's setup does not appear to take advantage of the plasma's flatness. He would have been better off with a larger DLP or LCD projection TV, imho.
 

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Username: Kenney9226

Thrill City, VA

Post Number: 7
Registered: May-05
Gosh, "Ted," I really hope those great folks at HP have noticed your professional-looking, brand-spankin' new website there. Hey, MAYBE they'll hire you to pitch their new line of HPTVs!

....oops, too late!
 

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Username: Kidstereo

Post Number: 6
Registered: Sep-05
Heck, my parents' TV is smaller than 42 inches, and that's fine with me. In fact, usually, what turns me on more than big screen TVs is how good a sound system the TV is hooked up to.
 

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Username: Illuminator

USA

Post Number: 1846
Registered: Apr-05

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Username: Tedloveshptv
Full Name: Ted Norris
Last Logged In: September 28, 2005
Registered: September 28, 2005
Total Posts: 1
Status: New member
Home Page URL: http://www.ilovemyhptv.com
Occupation: HR manager
City: Springfield
State/Province: OR
Age: 37
Sex (M/F): F
Personal Quote: I'm Ted and I love my HP TV!




Ted's a chick! Wow Ted! From the pics on your site you're a real man killer! Must be that manly haircut!
 

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Username: Tedloveshptv

Springfield, OR

Post Number: 2
Registered: Sep-05
So first of all, I'm not a chick. Just a little dyslexic. Second, my wife Rhonda takes exception to you not being a gentleman, Jexx. Third, I don't need a sound system, cause my TV's got rockin' speakers with high-def audio. And Mr. Thrill City, what do you mean *I'm* working for HP? Haven't you ever heard of a "mockublog"?
 

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Username: Touche6784

USA

Post Number: 636
Registered: Nov-04
i doubt your tv speakers are rockin. they are probably like 4 2" drivers. really rockin huh.
 

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dude... not to rag on you any more than you've been ragged on, but:

1) a 42" tv is nothing special these days. If it's an integral part of a nice clean theater system that's one thing... but in and of itself it's nothing to write home about.

2) your TV speakers are most definitely NOT rocking. And even less rocking is the joke of an amplifier trying to power them.

I'm sure your TV looks good, and you should be happy with it. But if you want to see what a real HT setup looks like, click on any of the next half-dozen threads below yours
 

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Username: Tedloveshptv

Springfield, OR

Post Number: 3
Registered: Sep-05
My HP TV has got four integrated 26-watt speakers with tweeters and subwoofers, and BBE ViVA 3-D high-definition sound. It's awesome.
 

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Username: Touche6784

USA

Post Number: 645
Registered: Nov-04
no point arguing with an ingornant man.
 

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Username: Kidstereo

Post Number: 3
Registered: Oct-05
Haha. The built-in subwoofers are probably somewhere in the range of 4-6". Geez, those things may as well be called "woofers."
 

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Username: Mango_joe

Orlando, Florida Usa

Post Number: 40
Registered: Oct-05
loks like my grand fathers tv room yuk
 

ShamusDaddy
Unregistered guest
Folks, please ignore the idiot, shamuchef. He's probably some psycho from Florida who got hit with a flying branch in the hurricane.
 

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Username: Mango_joe

Orlando, Florida Usa

Post Number: 46
Registered: Oct-05
who are you hiding behind or is that your real name?
 

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Username: Artk

Albany, Oregon USA

Post Number: 2029
Registered: Feb-05
Nice TV but you are in the Home Theater section.....pssst...a TV ain't a home Theater it's a TV. A very nice TV though. Enjoy!
 

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Username: Mango_joe

Orlando, Florida Usa

Post Number: 51
Registered: Oct-05
good post aint it the truth
 

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Username: Camaro823

British Colu... Canada

Post Number: 236
Registered: Jun-05
Everyone has their own ideas for a HT, and this is his, so good job.
 

yea whatever
Unregistered guest
blow me cannuk
 

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Username: Camaro823

British Colu... Canada

Post Number: 240
Registered: Jun-05
you talk big for someone who remains unregistered.
Get a life, seriously did you not have anythng better to do then to talk smack on forums.
 

in your face
Unregistered guest
i could kick your a s s with no problem you french fried turd
 

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Username: Camaro823

British Colu... Canada

Post Number: 241
Registered: Jun-05
big talker buddy, i should be scared of a threat on a forum ? come on dude how old are you
 

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Username: Mystro

Post Number: 69
Registered: Jan-05
Great job. Screen size looks about perfect for viewing distance. Its hard to watch non Hi-Def channels is'nt it?? Hi-Def has made me a bigger football fan. I now watch teams in Hi-Def I dont care about. I have noticed the different quality of Hi-Def from game to game.
 

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Username: Kenney9226

Thrill City, VA

Post Number: 8
Registered: May-05
Ted, you better check out your link, it appears HP has hacked into your *personal* website and linked it directloy to their own corporate website!

I am so sorry that your personal site devoted to your *real life* experience with your HP TV has been snatched away from you in such a heartless manner! I'm really going to miss your *candid* photos from your *personal webcam* you had there.

Hey, at least we had some laughs, right?
 

Logan Reid
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TED, you should have spent the TV money on remodeling that ugly wood paneling and couch and plastic plant. Oherwise, i do like the T.V.
 

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Username: Lewass

Bloomfield Hills, MI USA

Post Number: 79
Registered: Jan-06
Hey Ted, that TV is nice, but you really do need to look into some surround sound if that is your main listening area. I have heard those speakers and they are definitely not enough for music or movies, but I'm sure they are OK for TV. The only Plasma that has "rockin" speakers in my mind is the Pioneer Elite 50" and above, now those speakers are the very definition of rockin' for built in's.

Ted if you just get a used reciever and hook up some tower speakers, you could improve that setup by a ton and for less than $300 total. Just my $.02
 

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Username: Dan_the_man

London, Ontario Canada

Post Number: 60
Registered: Jun-04
here is the top of my 26 watt subwoofer. That i bought at best buy.Upload
 

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Username: D_singh

Post Number: 107
Registered: Sep-05
Ugh, Best Buy. Please, that name does not belong in the vocabulary of audiophiles.
 

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Username: Dan_the_man

London, Ontario Canada

Post Number: 70
Registered: Jun-04
its an svs 20-39... umm not from best buy
 

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Username: Tclive99

Post Number: 3
Registered: Mar-06
eh HP sucks get a REAL tv like a Panasonic or Sanyo also 42" really isnt that big 52" would be better and oh wow 26 watt Sub hmmm your only 974 watts away from me get a real sub.
 

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Username: Armyscout42

DUGWAY , UTAH USA

Post Number: 36
Registered: Sep-04
that set up is sooo funny! there is no surround sound, not even a walmart special!
 

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Username: D_singh

Post Number: 109
Registered: Sep-05
Dan Reid: right above my previous post you STATE that the 26-watt (not even speaker range power) subwoofer was from Best Buy. I'm only restating what you told the rest of the world.
 

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Username: Armyscout42

DUGWAY , UTAH USA

Post Number: 39
Registered: Sep-04
this is about year ago. everything is on storage at the moment just after returning from deployment.
MY HT: pioneer vsx1014 and 912 (running at the same time/connected together under one dvd player with each preouts connected to carver preamps for mains and separate amplifiers for each surround speaker except the subs which are already amplified and processed with peavey kosmos, aphex aurel exciters and bbe sonic maximizers using dakiom feed back stabilizers on most of the amps and receivers)
List: carver amps: pair of 1.5t running acoustat spectra 33(bi-amped). tfm-35, 500x THX certified, m-400t, dbx 400w/ch@4ohms x 4 amp.
pyramid x1000, acousonic and audio source mono blocks for my center speakers connected to ATI 31 single band equalizer and RG dynamics expander. BBE sonic maximizer 362sw is connected to carver c-16 preamp(tfm-500x amp) which is connected to the HT pioneer vsx 912 receiver, peavey kosmos is connected to the carver c-5 preamp(tfm-35 amp) which is connected to the pioneer vsx 1014. Both receivers have dakiom hr-103 stabliziers. peavey kosmos sub section is connected to the DCM1515 dual 15 inch sub(it makes you think you have four subs I mean it)
bbe sonic maximizer's sub section is connected to the cheap KLH 12 inch sub which makes it sound like an expensive sub.
my srslabs pro 220 spatial enhancer is connected to the center monoblocks to enhance both the RG and the monoblocks and equalizer.
I also have an alesis expander which is connected to the dbx amplifier with pyramid 15 band equalizer and acoustic research tds-202 enhancer which drives the SRSlabs klayman signatures. I also have TDS-202 spatial enhancer connected to both HT receivers. I have my carver H-9AV sonic holography also connected to the
to pyramid amplifer which amplifies the rear surrounds. I don't know anyone that does this, but it puts your surround sound rears at another level of psychoacoustics even with DTS ES is on. I use monster cables/wires and acoustic research. banana plugs are used on all speakers.

MAIN SPEAKERS: acoustat spectra 33 w/spw-1 passive subwoofer 4 8 inch woofers, eminent technology lft 8a, magnepan .05 and ohm walsh 2xo
rears magnepan mlrs-1,ohm walsh 2, klipsch ss-5, optimus lx-5, lx-77 linaeum, wharfedale dipoles. removed the sony and klh cubes and diamond shape.
center speakers: srslabs klayman signature , wharfedale zaldek, audio pro .4, rca linaeum, klipsch ss.5 and yamaha 444es.
projector: infocus cinema with faroudja processor
da lite 72"x96" screen matte white fabric
two dvd player, one jvc 7 disc and kenwood 5 disc w/faroudja processor.

This isn't a normal set up, but i have this many equipment strictly for testing. I tell you what unless you hear this system, you don't know what sound you're missing. I actually have been able to make a concert dvd say like talking heads, genesis or casino lights jazz festival sound as if those concerts were live!
On HT, you hear doors as if someone is actually closing or smashing the doors and glass breaking and water falling as in rainfall in saving private ryan. It is so real. My system blows away the sound of any MOVIE THEATER anywhere, not power per power even though I have 250 watt per channel at 8ohms amp on each of the surround speakers so many sound processors. I'm literally able to make an explosion sound like an explosion. I call this the BACK TO THE FUTURE well more like back to the past because most are vintage equipment of the 80's and 90's except for some of the HT receivers etc...
This system blow away any 10k system by miles. I spent just under 8k more like total. I have no idea what to compare it to because of the sound i'm able to produce that's not a normal HT whether hi fi or hi end.
that's my system...i'm a speaker and sound processor junkie what do you expect?
 

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Username: Illuminator

USA

Post Number: 2754
Registered: Apr-05
Do you have any pics?
 

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Username: Dan_the_man

London, Ontario Canada

Post Number: 82
Registered: Jun-04
i thought an educated audiophile such as yourself singh would know the difference
 

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Username: Basicaudio

Chula vista, Ca US

Post Number: 22
Registered: Mar-06
i'm sorry whatever system you have no where comes close to the bose 48 lifestyle system for $4000
what you get is $4 worth of paper/plastics,
$40 to make them/labor costs, $1000 for importing from overseas, $1000 for the distributor, $1000 for marketing and $900 for the sales rep/retail outlet
and $56 is the actual price for the consumer.
I spoke to a bose import/export merchant and he told me that bose coporation charges 800% of what the item is worth.
So bose wins over any of your systems (-:
 

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Username: Illuminator

USA

Post Number: 2797
Registered: Apr-05
I believe it, Jim.
 

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Username: Basicaudio

Chula vista, Ca US

Post Number: 25
Registered: Mar-06
I'm sure mr. cruz's system must sound pretty awesome from what i read on his set up...not your traditional used high end gear which is basically a simple tube amp, preamp, speaker, power conditioner and high grade cables.
acoustat electrostats mixed with vintage high end gear and dj/professional equipment...sounds like a special forces audio gear (-:

nevertheless BOSE AND SOUND DESIGN(CHEAP 70'S system)is superior to anything anyone BRAGS about here. I guess only audiovox and theater research can compete against them!
 

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Username: Artk

Albany, Oregon USA

Post Number: 2960
Registered: Feb-05
Is this thread real! I stumbled on to it now I'm sorry I did..lol..oh my!
 

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Username: Illuminator

USA

Post Number: 2820
Registered: Apr-05
Yeah, it's an advertisement for HP. There used to be additional pictures of him with some other people on the actual HP site. It's interesting that 'Ted' actually responded to some of our posts.
 

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Username: Stu_pitt

Irvington, New York USA

Post Number: 1089
Registered: May-05
If it's really an HP ad, who is their target audience?

People who don't want to let go of the 70's wood paneling and furniture?

Hillbillies who actually think a dead animal's head makes a great decoration?
Trekkies?

By the looks of the room, I'm very surprised that the new TV isn't sitting on top of an old console TV. Then again, maybe it is a console TV under there.
 

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Username: Illuminator

USA

Post Number: 2838
Registered: Apr-05
Great point! I have no idea!
 

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Username: Project6

Post Number: 7348
Registered: Dec-03
A Jeff Foxworthy fan:-)
You may want to check the neck of the guy sitting on that hideous couch.LOL
 

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Username: Basicaudio

Chula vista, Ca US

Post Number: 42
Registered: Mar-06
since it's a 70's promo, where is the DISCO BALL? or jimmy hendericks/brady bunch poster or even the osmonds or partridge family?
let us see, what was popular in those days?
oh...BOSE, BOSE, klipsch, beverdige(size of a boat) BIC tippany, ALLISON, maggies, KLH electrostats, QUADS, dahlquist, ess, ohm and anything MARANTZ! soundcraftsman, SAE, nikko audio, luxman was still around!
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