Oh, haha yeah probably. I am looking to upgrade my reciever and my front speakers in the really near future. If anyone has any good suggestions on a cheaper Surround sound reciever preferably 6.1 but 5.1 would suffice. My budget on a reciever is $180 i am willing to buy a used reciever too. The front speakers i'm going to build myself.
Where did you get the motion sensing light thingy? (I love techinal jargon, lol). My only concern with that is, if you walk in and sit down, the lights go on, then if your friend walks in, do they stay on or go off? Waht happenes when he leaves and you stay? That would get frigging annoying. How much did they cost you anways?
they are on a timer that i can set from 15 seconds to 15 minutes. so if i walk in my room they turn on and if my friend walks in they stay the same and if he leaves they stay the same but if they are off and some else walks in they turn on and i got it at home depot.
As far as upgrading goes, here are my suggestions:
1. Get a decent stand for your video display...those plastic crates don't look so hot lol 2. It might even be a good idea to get a better TV, that Philips isn't bad, but there are better things in life... 3. Upgrade that receiver as soon as possible, especially if it's having problems with power requirements. Ebay is a great place to get a used receiver-my absolute favorite is Onkyo, but Harman/Kardon can be good as well.
I found this onkyo for 54 dollars on shoponkyo.com. I registered all my dads onkyo things and my buddies onkyo things and they gave me points on clubonkyo.com and i was able to rack up 45 points for all he stuff they have.1 point is equal to a dollar off your purchase so 45 points equals 45 dollars off. That is a deal i could absolutely not pass up
I need to build a new tv stand( my milk crates are getting annoying). The only problem is i really dont have any design ideas to go with.If any of you guys have some good ideas please post them. I want it to be bigger than my tv because im gonna be buying a new tv within the next year or two.
You seem pretty good at making 2x4 furniture(im not making fun of you so please read on), why not make a tv stand, place a piece of plywood on top, then cover it in drywall, mud and tape and paint to match your interior. Id be suprised if it cost 30-40 bucks and it will not look tacky at all if you take a little time and effort. Try to estimate the correct size but you can always add on to this simple design later when you get your new tv. In addition, it will also be movable if you reshuffle your room decor.
Glad to be of some help! It does not have to be flashy to look clean and good, remember that. An added touch would be to match your current floor trim and run it around the bottom of your stand to make it blend in even more.
Also, remember the mud and tape will either make the project a success or a failure so take your time do make it look good. It will show suprisingly as soon as you put the paint on so really work on making it good and smooth.
I am looking to upgrade my tv now. Do any of you guys have some recomendations for under $1000, i would like something decent in size(nothing smaller than 27") and hdtv built in would be a must and at least 2 component inputs.
That's the everyday price on that set. I will probably get the 37" Vizio at $1200 for the bedroom. Flat panel LCDs are definitely not the last word in picture quality, but they're light and bright. The biggest problem with them is weak black level, which is the secret to an eye-popping picture.
Alex, I would also consider a CRT like this Sony. You can find it for under $1000 from some dirt-cheap e-tailers. Best Buy is supposed to carry it. The picture on this TV will pop your eye. The problem is that it weighs almost 200 lbs. and it doesn't have any cool factor. But I promise you it will blow away any other alternative out there in terms of PQ. Plus it's a 34". No PC input though.
I own the Vizio 37" LCD and I love it. After much thought, research, and now having had it for a few months, I have absolutely no complaints. I do wish, however, that Comcast would supply codes for their remotes for this TV.
Cool. I think my onkyo receiver is messed up. I recently moved my home theatre into to basement because my bedroom got really warm. Then my parents complained about it so i moved it all back to my room. After i got everything hooked up in my room i went to turn on my receiver and it make a kinda loud electricuting sound and now when i have my ipod hooked up through the dock connector it sounds like garbage, its really fuzzy like bad reception. I hooked my ipod to all the different inputs and still sounds like crap. I am stumped.Please help