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Updating my home theater

 

Platinum Member
Username: Glasswolf

Wisteria, Lane USA

Post Number: 12164
Registered: Dec-03
well, the old system included a Mitsubishi WT-46809 46" WS RPTV, Onkyo TX-DS797 6.1 AV receiver, and Panasonic DVD-RP82 player, philips pronto tsu-2000 remote, and a non-HD Tivo.
I'm updating the system with a new TV, BD player, Tivo, remote, receiver, and TV stand for use with HD content as follows:

It was time to update my gear a little.

TV/Monitor
Panasonic TH-50PZ800U 50" VIERA® 1080p THX®-certified plasma HDTV

AV Receiver
Onkyo TX-NR906 (black) THX Ultra2Plus certified receiver

DVD
Sony BDP-S350 High Definition Blu-Ray DVD Player

DBS
HR22-165 DirecTV HD DVR

Turntable
Ion USB belt-drive turntable

Tape deck
Denon DR-M11 stereo cassette tape deck

VCR
Toshiba W808 6-head S-VHS

LaserDisc
Panasonic LX-H670 multi-laser disc player

EQ
Onkyo Integra EQ-35

Control
Logitech Harmony 1000 Universal RF Advanced Remote

Power
APC Line-R 600VA Line Conditioner
APC Back-UPS 600 UPS

Speakers
2.0 audio critical listening:
Martin-Logan Odyssey ESL panels, bi-amped

7.1 A/V
mains
KEF Reference Series 104/2 mains, bi-amped
(type SP3128 matched pair, rosewood finish)
center
Pinnacle P-5.5 center-channel
rear and surrounds
KEF Reference Series TDM34DS dipole surrounds
sub
Energy e:XL-S12 powered subwoofer

Furniture
PolyCrystal isolation spikes
5-shelf hand-made maple A/V rack
Bell'O gloss black metal and tempered glass plasma TV stand
hand-made audio cables, 12AWG, banana connections

thoughts?
I don't want to go much over the budget I've set, so the upgrades are costing me about 5K.

thanks
 

Platinum Member
Username: Wingmanalive

A pic is worth 1000 posts!!

Post Number: 19567
Registered: Jun-06
Glad to see you're still around.
 

Platinum Member
Username: Glasswolf

Wisteria, Lane USA

Post Number: 12168
Registered: Dec-03
yeah still alive just been busy. I try to pop by when I get the time.
 

Platinum Member
Username: Glasswolf

Wisteria, Lane USA

Post Number: 12173
Registered: Dec-03
correction, went with the Panasonic DMP-BD55 BluRay player over the Sony.
 

Platinum Member
Username: Glasswolf

Wisteria, Lane USA

Post Number: 12176
Registered: Dec-03
also gave more thought to screen size, and chose to go with the 58" 800U.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

A pic is worth 1000 posts!!

Post Number: 19591
Registered: Jun-06
58". Nice.


I see a lot of getting to be "old school" equipment there. Tape deck, vcr, turntable and laser disc player? You must have a good selection of media you don't want to part with. I know vinyl is hard to part with but cassettes? How's the quality holding up with them? My collection is about useless. Big boxes of 20 year old paperweights now lol.
 

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Username: Glasswolf

Raccoon City, MI USA

Post Number: 12227
Registered: Dec-03
well, the S-VHS is handy once in a while when someone brings a video tape over.. and for converting things to DVD via the PC.

The laserdisc and Denon tape deck I actually picked up at a Good Will.. for $20 and $5 respectively so I couldn't pass them up. The LDP is nice, with auto flip and so forth.. it was one of their last top end models before they stopped making them, and I have a bunch of old LDs that were never made into DVDs so its nice to have once in a while too.

The turntable is a new one in fact, and has a USB output to connect to the PC for vinyl to CD conversion, which is it's main purpose.. and yes I have hndreds of pounds of vinyl, much of it older than I am, but a lot of it is worth some money so I hate to get rid of it, and some vinyl like Dave Brubeck, is still a treat to spin up from time to time.

Mainly in the rack though, of those items, the only one connected is the turntable.
the other stuff I can connect via front receiver jacks when I need them.. otherwise they are put away. I use them so rarely in all honesty. They are just nice to have.
 

Silver Member
Username: Mrskullz1

Brooklyn, New York

Post Number: 979
Registered: Feb-07
any pics??thats some nice stuff...would love to see the setup
 

Platinum Member
Username: Glasswolf

Raccoon City, MI USA

Post Number: 12243
Registered: Dec-03
None yet. Haven't gotten all of the new bits in yet.. the pics I do have are of my older system with the RPTV in place.
I'll get some posted when I get everything set up.
 

Gold Member
Username: Artk

Albany, Oregon USA

Post Number: 8626
Registered: Feb-05
Looking forward to those pics. I just made some changes in my HT and am enjoying it.
 

Gold Member
Username: Mrskullz1

Brooklyn, New York

Post Number: 1042
Registered: Feb-07
Whats going to happen with the old stuff?
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