Show us Your Telly!

Discussion in 'Techie Discussion' started by Trem, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. Trem

    Trem That there, that's not me. Moderator

    Obviously I am doing this thread because my set up is *almost* finished, I do seem to find something else each day but it is getting there. I have some tidying of the wires and I am waiting for my Xbox 360 optical lead so I can put that in but here is where its at right now -

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    and yes I do have a thing about blue lights :D. The lights behind the telly can be changed to different colours if need be. I absolutely hate the wire from the centre speaker but there is nothing I can do about that now. I did chisel out the wall and put the wires in before the plastering for the rear speakers. Wish I had thought of the centre speaker as well.

    So I've shown you mine now show me yours.
     
  2. Ch3tan

    Ch3tan I aer teh win!!

    I'd have to do a lot of tidying before I took a new pic.

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  3. nath

    nath Fledgling Freddie

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    28" CRT ftw!

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    PGR3 ftw also!
     
  4. Whipped

    Whipped Part of the furniture

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    This is the current setup, but I have all kinds of possibilities now that me and the missus are about to move into our new home :D
     
  5. Yaka

    Yaka Part of the furniture

    jesus whipped look at that wall of vhs tapes!
     
  6. Jimmae

    Jimmae One of Freddy's beloved

    same amp as me, whipped! whats the funny lump on the 3rd port of the xbox?
     
  7. Jonty

    Jonty Fledgling Freddie

    I believe it's the DVD Playback Kit. The original Xbox didn't ship with all the media capabilities enabled like the 360 does, hence encouraging/forcing (delete as applicable :)) people to buy this accessory.

    Kind regards

    Jonty

    P.S. You guys all have far too much money, ha :) That said, it all looks very nice; I particularly like your photos, Trem.
     
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  8. Whipped

    Whipped Part of the furniture

    Correct, it's the little dongle that allows you to use the Xbox Remote. Very much needed for XMBC.

    As for the VHS tapes, they have mostly been replaced with DVDs now, but you can only sell tapes for about 5p each in any cash converters. Every now and again I'll rip some of the better copies to DVD.
     
  9. Big G

    Big G Has a sexy sister. I am also a Bodhi wannabee.

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    Watching the The Open at my place. Not the best "show off" material since it's a TV picture (it's an HD projector), but you get the idea.

    How's the insanely big screen working out for you Nath? ;) Love it mate, love it.

    Edit: for ref that's about 60"
     
  10. Clown

    Clown Part of the furniture

    Nothing will ever be as impressive as those Monsters Inc. photos. It actually made me go out and spend 2000 quid on shit :)
     
  11. nath

    nath Fledgling Freddie

    lol - interestingly enough that's something that really spurred me on to go for it too. I mean I always wanted a decent projector but that gave me a massive nudge.

    G - fucking LOVE my projector still, the novelty never fucking wears off. You say yours is a 60" screen or was that a typo. Reason I ask is from that picture it doesn't look much smaller than mine, and mines 106".
     
  12. Overdriven

    Overdriven Not a sandwich

    Nice gear you've all got, now could I please have your addresses and times where there will be no one at your homes? Hehe.

    Nah, looks pretty good. I've actually been going over the idea for the last 1 1/2 years of how I'm going to try and have the same sort of setup when I'm older. Seems like a good plan. It's just learning how to get the projecter working etc. (I'll be spending a little more time on AVForums soon)

    @Trem: The blue looks good, I'd get distracted though. So I'd need a slightly different colour. (Would depend on how the room was decorated though)
     
  13. Trem

    Trem That there, that's not me. Moderator

    Apparently the lights behind the telly stop eye strain, sounds like bollocks to me I just like teh blue lights.

    Room is kinda brownish I guess but equipment all has blue lights on it. I may try the red light.

    The lights can also be set to change with sound from the telly but that would be annoying.
     
  14. Ch3tan

    Ch3tan I aer teh win!!

    Those lights would do my head in. I tried watching one of those ambilight tellys, so fucking distracting. Looks cool in your pics though.
     
  15. Bodhi

    Bodhi FH is my second home

    Right you buggers. You have spurred me into action. For too long my hi-fi and TV have been separated on opposite sides of the room, I feel it's time for a change. I will take pics when done. I will warn you though, I'll be the only person here with a (non-widescreen) CRT as my main telly, so some of you will be able to remember what one of them looks like..... It's bloody huge for the size of room though.....
     
  16. Trem

    Trem That there, that's not me. Moderator

    Go on bods, you can do ittttt!!

    I have just got a black case with a blue light in for my Xbox 360 as well, fitting it tomorrow and more than likely put some decent thermal paste on the chips as well.

    My front room is going to look like a whores sex room soon, a whore who likes blue lights instead of red.

    Whipped - you have the same slippers as me and I'm dead old :D

    Ch3t - Do you get any shadows left behind on your telly, after say the THX symbol has been on or your dvd screen saver/logo has been on? I think they go after a few seconds but its slightly worrying/annoying for such a new telly.
     
  17. Big G

    Big G Has a sexy sister. I am also a Bodhi wannabee.

    Address plz k thx.
     
  18. Trem

    Trem That there, that's not me. Moderator

    Well I'm living with your sister so if you just type her address for me I will confirm that is where I am, you best just confirm her phone number as well.
     
  19. Ch3tan

    Ch3tan I aer teh win!!

    No I do not Trem, sounds like you have a problem with ghosting. It can be worringly hit and miss getting a LCD tv without issues these days.
     
  20. Trem

    Trem That there, that's not me. Moderator

    You reckon I should return it?

    Is this something that will get worse?

    I want perfection tbh.
     
  21. Ch3tan

    Ch3tan I aer teh win!!

    You just spent a grand on a TV, if it does not work as you expect it to then do not just live with it.
     
  22. Trem

    Trem That there, that's not me. Moderator

    Fucking hell its going to be a nightmare getting it off the wall and packing it up. Will ring Amazon/Sharp tomorrow :(
     
  23. Moriath

    Moriath I am a FH squatter

    My Panny with Flatout running on the 360 .. didnt freeze the picture so was a moving image heh
     

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  24. Moriath

    Moriath I am a FH squatter

    Image burn does happen on flat panel and generally goes away after the image is removed. How long you have the thx image up on the screen before it burns .. i guess it takes 30 or so mins to do that on the plasma
     
  25. cHodAX

    cHodAX FH is my second home

    Sadly my camera is complete peice of shite taking stills, the video capture isn't so bad but I need a host for a 32mb .avi if anyone can advise please.
     
  26. cHodAX

    cHodAX FH is my second home


    What size is the projector screen Nath and what res do you run at?

    Oh and I had one of those 28inch Sony's until last year, was a great little TV :)
     
  27. Trem

    Trem That there, that's not me. Moderator

    About 5 seconds maximum. It isn't like I am pausing it on the image, I am just watching the movie and its there.

    Knew I should of got a Panny or Pioneer :eek:
     
  28. Clown

    Clown Part of the furniture

    Is that with every input?
     
  29. Trem

    Trem That there, that's not me. Moderator

    Ermmmm......

    Noticed it most watching a 720p of Star Wars from my Xbox 360 via VGA.

    Although having said that my Oppo dvd player is through my amp then into the tv via HDMI and I notice the Oppo logo just as bad.
     
  30. Moriath

    Moriath I am a FH squatter

    could be a design feature of the set i guess

    Not very good if you have to have an image up for that short a time for it to be burnt in :(
     

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