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DARKLORD_67
12-17-2005, 03:55 PM
Hi Gang!!

Like some of you, I built my "Home Theater" almost exclusively with viewings of the STAR WARS Saga in mind!!

I recently finished construction on it (just in time for the DVD release of EPISODE III.

My wife and I live in an apartment in Brooklyn, NY, and our funds are limited, so a full-blown dedicated "screening room" was not an option for us. Instead we designed and converted our living room into a "theater" space and put in as much slick detail as we could.

This room still awaits wall to wall carpeting.

The Theater wall features, semi-circular "stage",*lit "cubby" spaces (awaiting carpeting), 119"-Wide archway opening, and "King Blue" velvet drapes and trim.*

All lighting in the room is linked to electronic dimmers.

A full 5.1 THX sound system is installed in the room:* A Denon AV Reciever sends sounds to two B&W CDM 7NT Series tower speakers (one on either side of the TV).

A third (smaller) 7NT is installed above the TV (as the center channel).*

The left and right surround speakers are B&W* CDM "In-Walls" (concealed behind two framed pictures on the back wall behind the couch).*

The sub-woofer is the small Sunfire "Super Junior"* 9" cube. It's tucked in a corner under one of the end tables.

The TV is a 70" Hitachi LCD.

Unfortunately, this TV is glossy Black and does NOT photograph very well at all. I tried everything. But the more light I threw on it, the more glossy reflections I got on its flat surface. You can even see the reflection of my table lamp in the lower right hand corner of the screen.

For this reason, I had to use photoshop to lighten the outer cabinet details of the TV so they would be visible. But this photo VERY closely approximates what the Theater looks like in person.

Naturally, I chose a nice STAR WARS image to have on the screen when I took this picture.

How about YOU? Let's see how you all watch the STAR WARS Saga at home!!!

Regards,

Roberto DARKLORD Williams



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Slicker
12-17-2005, 04:25 PM
How about YOU? Let's see how you all watch the STAR WARS Saga at home!!!
I just use the PS2 I have hooked up to my 10 year old 19" TV or my laptop.

Val Da Car
12-17-2005, 04:31 PM
Well...the thought of updating the 42" HD Projection to a DLP has a few logistic issues (mounting, cabling and power).

Santa brought a DD/DTS Yamaha 6.1 receiver for the system last year (when the OTC came out) and it is great.

I actually have 8 feet between the windows where the tv sits now but I would love to get a THX wall piece I saw a while ago.

darko666
12-17-2005, 07:32 PM
I just use the PS2 I have hooked up to my 10 year old 19" TV or my laptop.

ha, thats exactly the same way i watch them. though it looks and sounds better on my laptop.

UKWildcat
12-17-2005, 08:27 PM
I usually watch them in the nude. It's a different kind of experience. ;)

But really, I have a 27" JVC CRT that I view them on. Nothing special. The sound does comes through nice and clear on my Sony speakers hooked up to my Pioneer receiver, considering.

Sometimes I will view them on my computer. 20.1" Dell Ultrasharp LCD hooked up via DVI to my Nvidia 256mb graphics card. Its a slightly smaller screen but the picture quality is awesome (Finding Nemo makes me drool). I also have DD 5.1 speakers on my computer so the sound is pretty good too. I haven't watched Ep. III on my computer yet though.

I do plan on upgrading my TV set but to nothing real large. I have been looking at the new Samsung 30" Slimfit with HD Tuner Built-in. I've heard pretty good things about that one. The other TV I was looking at is Dell's new 32" LCD w/ Built-in HD. It's relatively new so there aren't a ton of reviews out there. It does have a bunch more inputs than the Samsung though.

JediTricks
12-18-2005, 02:57 PM
ha, thats exactly the same way i watch them. though it looks and sounds better on my laptop.
weird, that's the setup (minus the laptop) my mother has as well! My sister finally got her a DVD player (it's humungous though) but for a long time it was the PS2 on that 10-year-old 19" Panasonic TV.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
12-18-2005, 05:34 PM
My family has a 36" TV that's pretty nice (at least it's better than the faux-wood-encased 25"er we had from 1990 to 2004). As Obi-Wan said, "Nothing too fancy."

El Chuxter
12-18-2005, 09:52 PM
On a large pile of money, surrounded by many beautiful women.

UKWildcat
12-18-2005, 10:07 PM
On a large pile of money, surrounded by many beautiful women.

NIIIIICE!!! I like your style. You need to invite me over for a viewing.

CaptainSolo1138
12-19-2005, 07:29 AM
There are movies of this supposed "Star Wars"? I thought this forum was created just so people could argue with one another. Hmmm. I guess you learn something new every day.

JediTricks
12-19-2005, 03:00 PM
On a large pile of money, surrounded by many beautiful women. Thank you Rainier Wolfcastle.

I have a paltry 27" Samsung tv with an old Sony bookshelf stereo.

Ji'dai
12-19-2005, 05:00 PM
I watch the movies on a 27" Sony TV using a cheap Sylvania DVD player. My sound system is comprised of 10+ year old components: a Pioneer A/V receiver powering two Sony tower speakers, two Pioneer surround sound speakers, and a Sony center channel speaker.

Devo
12-19-2005, 07:28 PM
My older brother, luckily for me, is a serious technology nut particularly with regard to home cinema. So we have a pull-down 16:9 shaped screen about 7.5 feet across - wall to wall. We have a Panasonic AE-900 projector sitting at the back of the room (got this one recently but its a tad faulty). Soundwise we have a 6.1 amp, 3 front speakers and 3 rear ones. The only thing we don't have is a subwoofer but going on the punch we get out of our speakers I can't see how we'd need one. And anyway we don't have soundproofing.

Val Da Car
12-19-2005, 07:39 PM
Star Wars DVD's are great to watch but any of the SUPERBITDVD's ($9.99) throught Christmas are awesome to watch on any TV.

Digitally cleaned up and Audio is AWESOME.


www.superbitdvd.com

boo yeah

The color Black is outstanding....and the DTS audio for movies like the 5th Element is great.

jjreason
12-19-2005, 11:53 PM
15-20 minutes at a time. That's about all the time I have at any given point in the day without the old girl checking up on me and telling me to throw in a load of laundry.

Kidding, honey......

CaptainSolo1138
12-20-2005, 10:25 AM
Kidding, honey......It's OK.:kiss:

Darth Cruel
01-12-2006, 05:46 AM
For the time being...a 36" JVC CRT. It works well enough for now, but I am laying out the set-up for the home theater in the house we will be building now. My wife thinks I am kidding when she looks at it. Won't she be shocked...

JEDIpartner
01-12-2006, 09:20 AM
www.superbitdvd.com (http://www.superbitdvd.com)

Man! Most of the movies on that site seriously suck! :tired:

Back on topic... I watch the saga hanging upside down and wearing my jedi garb. :thumbsup: