Display your HD-Tivo Setup....

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

  1. gr8reb8

    gr8reb8 Looking for deals.

    May 5, 2004
    West Michigan


    There is no AV equipment in the viewing room except for the display and speakers.

    The TiVo is in the room directly behind the display and currently I have it raised up on top of some paint cans. This is to help keep it cool. Temp is usually 42-44 Celsius



  2. The Crane

    The Crane New Member

    May 7, 2004
    Aurora, IL
    Did you paint the HDTIVO face black?
  3. joegarrett

    joegarrett FiOS Fan

    Mar 17, 2004
    Looks like a shadow. :D
  4. chadly25

    chadly25 New Member

    Dec 20, 2003
    Are you using an IR repeator or a RF remote??
  5. gr8reb8

    gr8reb8 Looking for deals.

    May 5, 2004
    West Michigan


    I use this IR system from Smarthome.. On that page I use the "4 Zone Connecting Block (#8192)"
    and the "Tabletop IR Sensor — Compact Fluorescent (#8110CFL)". I did run into a problem with my IR setup when I got the HR10-250. I have always used the following emitters without problem: "8171S DUAL STICK-ON IR EMITTERS (SMARTHOME BRAND)". They did not work on my HR10-250. They do work on previous TiVos that I have used. What I did was take the emitter that came with a previous TiVo (the one they include to control a VCR or Cable box from the TiVo). I plugged that emitter into the connecting block, placed the emitter in front of the IR sensor on the HR10-250 and voila. :D
  6. robertogag

    robertogag Roberto Garcia

    Apr 22, 2004
    Dallas, TX
  7. Apok

    Apok New Member

    Apr 10, 2004
    Cool setup.
  8. Kamakzie

    Kamakzie Are you serious bro?

    Jan 7, 2004
    I am using a HP L2335 23 inch widescreen monitor for my display. Here it is not to bad eh? :)
  9. Ed Campbell

    Ed Campbell New Member

    Jul 13, 2002
    Santa Fe
    Nice quads!
  10. joegarrett

    joegarrett FiOS Fan

    Mar 17, 2004
    Well, I certainly like the picture!!!!! :D :up: :D
  11. Jul 8, 2004 #151 of 188

    elspankdog O Bro

    May 21, 2004
  12. Jul 9, 2004 #152 of 188
    Bill Broderick

    Bill Broderick New Member

    May 5, 2004
    A friend of mine had a similar wall unit installed. The cabinet maker used double roller catches similar to this to hold the panel in place. The panel was delivered with the male pieces already attached to the back of it, 2 near each of the side edges. After assembling the unit, they attached the female pieces to the insides of the cabinets. The cabinet is not built exactly to the size of the TV. There's probably an inch of space around it on all 4 sides. So the female pieces don't interfere if the TV needs to be rolled out of the cabinet for any reason. Even if they did, the female pieces would be easy to remove.
  13. Jul 9, 2004 #153 of 188

    JATWolf New Member

    Jul 9, 2004
    Apex, NC
    Here is mine... Some of the first pictures are when the room was being constructed but the newer ones at the bottom are the more finished version:

    Jeff's HT

    The shots of the equipment closet don't show the Tivo very closeup, but then again, what is different about my HD Tivo than any of yours?!
  14. ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

    Jul 24, 2001
    *** bounce *** or rather, kick in the butt back to the top thread...

    Nearly 4 months later... We should have some "new" systems out there to show off :)
  15. Gromit

    Gromit Well-Known Member

    Nov 4, 1999
    Atlanta, GA
    I forgot about this thread.

    I probably need to take a better picture, but...

  16. wemetzger

    wemetzger New Member

    Jun 17, 2004
    San Francisco
    No fancy hanging, or wiring job, but it is still a pleasure to watch.

    I have added one chair w/ ottoman to replace the rocking chair, but otherwise the same.

  17. kimsan

    kimsan underling

    Jan 23, 2002
    Got the HR10-250 in July, and the HL-P4663W in September. I had *hoped* it wouldn't look too wrong on the old stand that fit the 31" tube nicely. The result was the Elephant-On-A-Barstool effect. Not Pleasing. :(


    Got the TechCraft PTV48B from Sears and this was the result. :up:


    I did find the two centralized football shaped holes in the back of the stand to be somewhat lacking considering the number of cables that *can* come into play, but it worked out snugly.

    The subwoofer will get moved to the other side of the room as soon as I get a cable that doesn't produce a 60hz hum.

    Oh yeah, I'm using component as HDMI is dead. Whenever a *real* fix coincides with a slack time in recording, I'll go for the return. Too many backlogged programs would be lost right now and component is really very nice.
  18. gfb107

    gfb107 New Member

    Jul 16, 2001
    Cary, NC, USA
    Here's my simple setup.
    The armoire is made by Marie Albert, the Normandy model. External dimensions are H:94 W:55 D:25 (inches)
    Internal dimensions are W:49.6 D:23

    The equipment is listed in my sig.
  19. bsgoren

    bsgoren New Member

    Jan 3, 2005
    S. Florida
    Our Home Theater with HD D*TIVO / Family Room off our kitchen / Child's Playroom :D

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  20. Cubfan

    Cubfan Returning User

    Aug 19, 2000
    Bloomington, IL
    I'm surprised nobody has projectors... seeing a lot of plasma and RP in your home theaters.

    Mine has an Infocus front projector to a 10 foot wide screen in my basement. The fireplace adds just the right amount of ambient light. Full daylight windows in the back of the room have blackout shades behind the blinds. Furniture pieces include black leather couch and loveseat with leather foot rests (that fit nicely under the coffee table when not in use). We collect autographed movie posters that are on the walls around the room.

    All the components are hidden away behind a door in the unfinished part of the basement where wires, dvd shelving, clutter, etc. aren't a problem. All are controlled in the main room with an RF universal remote.

    We almost never go to movies anymore. With the HD Tivo, it's getting harder and harder to rent a DVD with the good stuff we can see on network television and record from HBO and Showtime HD. May have to upgrade my space, though.

    My next-door neighbors on both sides saw my setup and got projection theaters of their own... darned copy-cats. ;)

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