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Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by ebonovic, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. May 19, 2004 #61 of 188
    avNeophyte

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    Try the WaveBirds. Very neat - no wires!
     
  2. May 19, 2004 #62 of 188
    Mr Pieces

    Mr Pieces TiVo Junkie

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    I spent a good 4+ hours this morning running wires in the wall to hide them. It came down to just a few that won't work but here it is...

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    AFTER

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    The wife will be happy... Finally. I know it isn't perfect but it does look MUCH better than before.

    Now if I can just keep my 2 1/2 year old TWINS away from it.

    Just a brief rundown:

    Denon 3805 Receiver
    Panasonic RP82 DVD Player
    D* HR10-250 HD TiVo
    40GB Ipod
    Front Speakers - Boston Acoustics VR975's
    Center Speaker - Boston VR910
    Rear Speakers - Boston HD5's
    Sub - Boston PV600
    TV - Panasonic PT-53WX52 (Soon to be replaced with a 65" Mits Diamond RPTV!)

    I'll have to update it after it is surrouded with kids toys like usual.
     
  3. May 20, 2004 #63 of 188
    aejanis

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    Here are some quick and dirty shots on my setup (I am able to take better pictures then this, most of my photo gear is on loan right now). The room was a bit messy so I didn't take a nice wide angle shot of the entire room.

    These are all links to 640X480 versions...You can click on the smaller image that the links take you to if you want to see the full version.

    -Close up shot of the racked HDTiVo units:
    http://www.bubye.com/gallery/tivos/tivo_002

    -Angled view of equipment:
    http://www.bubye.com/gallery/tivos/tivo_003

    -Full view of the entertainment center:
    http://www.bubye.com/gallery/tivos/tivo_008

    -Full view of the equipment rack:
    http://www.bubye.com/gallery/tivos/tivo_001

    -Photo album of everything above:
    http://www.bubye.com/gallery/tivos
     
  4. May 20, 2004 #64 of 188
    sangs

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    Nice rack man. :D
     
  5. May 20, 2004 #65 of 188
    aejanis

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    Thanks...

    I just wish that the MiddleAtlantic rack kits were 2RU and not 3RU. I have a 1RU MD-Recorder that I would like to rack up, and a 1RU line level mixer.

    Here is a rundown of what is in the rack:

    -Aphex Compellor 320A
    -Gentner Audio Prisms (FM Radio broadcast audio processor)
    -H&K AVR-230
    -Dorrough 280-D Loudness Meter
    -Orban Optimod 6200s (Same as the DAB-6200)
    -HHB CDR-830 CD-Recorder
    -CC HDTiVo #1 (Built 4/25/2004)
    -CC HDTiVo #2 (Built 5/1/2004)
    -Denon DVD-1600P (Same as the consumer DVD-1600, but with Rack ears)

    I have other stuff (CD, VCR, etc) off in another rack in a closet about 4 feet to the left of the entertainment center.
     
  6. May 20, 2004 #66 of 188
    AGBTivo

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    I have a question. Before that I have to say most, if not all, of you have sweet setups.

    Question: i see that many of you have multiple DVRs in your setups. I currently have a UTV and am expecting my HDTivo soon(i hope). I was planning on simply replacing my UTV with the new Tivo. But Im wondering now if I could have both.

    Do you guys have multiple sat. dishes on your roofs or is there some gear you can purchase that will split the signals at the tv to go to multiple boxes? Im thinking the former but would like to know for sure.
     
  7. May 20, 2004 #67 of 188
    gfb107

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  8. May 20, 2004 #68 of 188
    AGBTivo

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    thanks I figured there would be a way and sorry for not searching before asking like I should have.

    btw attached is my setup.
    it consists of:
    65 Toshiba
    Onkyo 787 recvr
    Toshiba SD9200 DVD player
    Cambridge Soundworks Newtons(includes 2 rears not shown)
    beloved UTV system
     

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  9. May 20, 2004 #69 of 188
    mercurial

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    What you need is a multiswitch. The Phase-III dish as a built-in multi-switch that can feed 4 inputs on satellite receivers. Typically, these are run into another, bigger multiswitch like a 4x8 or 4x16 (where the first number is the number of inputs and the second is the number of outputs). If you use the cascadable multiswitches, then you can connect them in series (e.g. use 3 4x8s in place of 1 4x16 or use 2 4x8s to get 12 outputs).

    I think the HD TiVo FAQ has more info on multiswitches in general. The only bad thing is, you still have to run a coax cable to your entertainment center for each feed (though I suppose once you have 4 feeds, you could just add another cascadable multiswitch at that location to avoid further cables but that would mean more than 2 TiVos or 2 TiVos + a regular reciever and none of us would ever be that crazy... :D )
     
  10. May 20, 2004 #70 of 188
    mx6bfast

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    Here is a link to my setups. I put in an updated pics with the HDTivo. I will eventually get a HDTivo for the master bedroom and probably the game room when I can afford it.

    http://www.memphisshock.com/theater.html
     
  11. May 20, 2004 #71 of 188
    The Crane

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    These are some great setup's guys. I have a questions to those of you with entertainment centers. I am starting to look for something to fit around my Sony 51' Projection tv and don't know where to really look besides the basic Sauder/Bush stuff at Circuit City and Best Buy.

    I would love to find something like Adman80's setup where the bottom of the projection tv is hidden. Any idea where online I can find something like this?

    Sorry for changing the subject...I will take a picture of my setup tonight and post it tomorrow.

    Great stuff guys...my wife hates you all for showing me these great setups!
     
  12. May 20, 2004 #72 of 188
    mercurial

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    Take a look at Blackwelder's and see if you can find what you want. I mentioned them previously and they have a lot of designs to choose from.
     
  13. May 20, 2004 #73 of 188
    The Crane

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    Cool...I will check it out.
     
  14. May 20, 2004 #74 of 188
    Mike Lang

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    That's my Sony 51" but I built it myself along with the pedestal to raise it up a bit. I then recessed it into the wall so I can walk in the room behind it (furnace room) to do all the wiring.
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  15. May 20, 2004 #75 of 188
    The Crane

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    I actually have room behind my TV now where I store DVD and extra wires and crap, it is a great idea to be able to get back there and not have to move crap.

    I wish I was talented enough with wood to build something like that, that looks like a great piece. I want to find something where I can put my TV...same one you have Mike in the center and then put my 2 Klipsch tower speakers on either side, yet still be able to put my components somewhere, maybe still on a side, or even up top. Short of building it my self I don't know where I am going to find this fantasy item.

    Great setup though. I am loving this thread...you guys really do it right!
     
  16. May 20, 2004 #76 of 188
    ebonovic

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    A man with one extremely good plan.....

    Nice work.
     
  17. May 20, 2004 #77 of 188
    ozone

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    In viewing many of these sweet setups, I've noticed that quite a few of you guys have two or more TiVO units (and many of you already have two HD TiVos)...

    I'm curious if this is typically more a matter of (A) wanting to record more than 2 shows simultaneously, or (B) wanting greater storage capacity above and beyond the stock capacity or upgraded capacity? or (C) all of the above.

    i've turned my old SD TiVo off for now, as the system is quickly getting too complex for the wife and child...perhaps one day we'll need more than two tuners and will pay the extra $5/month to keep that unit active.


    Here are complete photos of my setup:
    http://www.employees.org/~cdelgran/home_theater/

    preview:
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  18. May 20, 2004 #78 of 188
    litzdog911

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    Chris, your photo is not displaying.
     
  19. May 20, 2004 #79 of 188
    ebonovic

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    In my case, it is more of that I don't want to risk upgrading the HD-DTivo at this time. So I leave it's 35 hours for HD Material only, and all SD material is on the upgraded (105hr) SD-DTivo above it.

    Plus have 4 tunners in the main room, helps a lot with conflicts.
    (Like when WestWing and Angle where recording in HD at the same time) I was able to use the SD to watch the ballgame.

    Plus I have a major problem recording the Wiggles and Bear in the big blue house on MY $1k toy... :)
     
  20. May 20, 2004 #80 of 188
    mercurial

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    Could be worse... Could be Boohbah... :eek:
     

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