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Old 15-09-2006, 12:18 PM   #31
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can i know how much u spent in total?
...much less than the retail prices posted over the internet
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Old 15-09-2006, 04:00 PM   #32
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Updated picture.. now with a HTPC replacing a standard dvd player..

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Old 15-09-2006, 08:46 PM   #33
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Updated picture.. now with a HTPC replacing a standard dvd player.
Very nice TsQ...well done! Not only do I like your setup, but I especially like the backgound used to mount the screen, nice touch.

Does your AVR do the video scaling to 720p or 1080i from the HTPC to your Z10000, or is it done in the HTPC itself? What's the chipset?
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Old 25-09-2006, 08:34 AM   #34
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Hi all...I've upgraded my system

Speakers: Martin Login Vantage (mains), Cinema i (center), Mosaic (rears), Depth (sub)

HT source: Denon 3910 DVD player
Stereo source: Ayre C-5xe universal player (CD, SACD, DVD-A)

Both sources are driven by my new Pathos Cinema-X 5.1 channel integrated amp. The Pathos has a tubed preamp stage coupled with a MOSFET solid-state power amp stage. It delivers 110W per 5.1 channel and best of all, it can bridge in 2 channel mode to 450W at 8 ohms! Best of both the HT and 2 channel worlds

I auditioned many 2 channel integrated amps to complement my Denon AVR 3806, but the Pathos beat everything by a wide margin in terms of sound quality, especially coupled with the Martin Logans.

Here are some pix....let me know if you have any questions on the set-up.




Dayuuum, that's one huge bass trap. Lovely setup though.
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Old 28-09-2006, 06:38 PM   #35
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Dayuuum, that's one huge bass trap. Lovely setup though.
Thanks dude. The bass trap made a huge improvment to compensate for the left corner being "hard" where the right side is "soft". Once I added the trap I could properly balance the speakers and not worry about the rear reflections
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Old 30-10-2006, 03:55 PM   #36
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In the process of setting up my "low cost" "high impact" Home Theatre System.

Just placed an order for a Dell 2400MP Projector
Next, a Creative Giaworks S750 7.1 speaker set and a DDTS-100 decoder.
Finally a simple pull down projector screen.

Total Cost:
$1549 for the projector + $100 for wiring
$799 + 299 for the speakers + DTS decoder
$399 for a 96x96 Lav manual projector screen.
S$3046.

The diagonal 4:3 image is 120", 16:9 image is 110"

Will be running the multimedia from a multi-format Ichiban DVD mini-hifi player (plays Mpeg4), a DIY media PC + a DIY 1TB Multimedia File Server (4 x 250GB in RAID 0).

Will post images once project is completed
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Old 25-11-2006, 11:43 PM   #37
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Would like to see yor new setup
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Old 31-12-2006, 08:32 PM   #38
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some of you htr look more like a showroom, damn professional.
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Old 03-01-2007, 11:59 AM   #39
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don't know if it's been asked but.. how far should the distance between the projector and the screen be to get a 60" and more screen size? with new HDB bedrooms much smaller.. i doubt you could get more than 50"...
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Old 03-01-2007, 03:19 PM   #40
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what is the ideal screen size if view from 4m away?
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Old 03-01-2007, 09:40 PM   #41
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stimgam: depends on projector and throw distance. for 60"+, should be ok with 2m distance. i think every bedroom can handle it. if not, i think can change or add the lens to get more zoom.

don't forget, if your room is so small, 60" from 2m is actually about the same size effect to your eyes as 100" from 3m away.

ccwjames: also depends on individual. some people can view more wide. typically i think about 120", if not slightly more.

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Old 08-01-2007, 06:31 PM   #42
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I hav order a 92' inch screen for my 4m viewing, think this size should be comfortable enough
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Old 12-01-2007, 12:01 AM   #43
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Everything you need to know about front projectors, screen size (image diagonal), throw distance, screen gain, room fit, etc. is at this link:

http://www.projectorcentral.com/proj...ulator-pro.cfm
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Old 15-01-2007, 02:40 PM   #44
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just got my projector installed last weekend, but not that satisfy with the performance. the picture sometimes looks abit blur?( i don't know what words to use, can see square square frame) is the projector not gd enough? benq w100 and i am sitting around 4meter from 92 inch screen, is it too near that's why the picture not clear? or maybe is the DVD itself? because not all DVDs are blur but most of them....btw what is the setting in order to improve the picture quality?
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Old 05-02-2007, 01:54 PM   #45
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In the process of setting up my "low cost" "high impact" Home Theatre System.

Just placed an order for a Dell 2400MP Projector
Next, a Creative Giaworks S750 7.1 speaker set and a DDTS-100 decoder.
Finally a simple pull down projector screen.

Total Cost:
$1549 for the projector + $100 for wiring
$799 + 299 for the speakers + DTS decoder
$399 for a 96x96 Lav manual projector screen.
S$3046.

The diagonal 4:3 image is 120", 16:9 image is 110"

Will be running the multimedia from a multi-format Ichiban DVD mini-hifi player (plays Mpeg4), a DIY media PC + a DIY 1TB Multimedia File Server (4 x 250GB in RAID 0).

Will post images once project is completed

I have almost the same setup as yours. But feel S750 is not powerful enough to fill my room... if you are placing it in ur living hall, then...............
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