Post your Tivo Series 3 setup

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by toddwinkler, Oct 13, 2006.

  1. Oct 13, 2006 #1 of 173
    toddwinkler

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    I wanted to start a thread so people could show off their setups with their new Tivo Series 3 boxes hooked up.

    My setup is a Sony 50" KDF50E2000, Xbox 360, and Tivo Series 3 connected via HDMI. Accessories include our Burlesque lady side table, vintage Mobil Gas sign, and Ikea Oppli TV stand. Sorry for the horrible photography. A bad camera and badly placed overhead lighting don't make for a good picture.

    Watching SportsCenter off of the Tivo box

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    The Tivo Series 3 menu

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    Friday Night Lights on NBC playing from the Tivo

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    Halo Wars Trailer

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    Team Fortress 2 Trailer

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  2. Oct 13, 2006 #2 of 173
    deeremj

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    Nice Setup...I have been looking for a stand for my 50" Vizio, did not even think of IKEA.

    I am thinking of the BENNO since it has doors which would hopefully squash the sound of my 750gb seagate hard drive, but the OPPLI sure looks nice in you setup and has casters which are a must for this setup.
     
  3. Oct 13, 2006 #3 of 173
    Dan203

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    I'm going to rewire my whole entertainment center this weekend. Once I've got it done I'll take a picture.

    Dan
     
  4. Oct 13, 2006 #4 of 173
    Cloud

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    Here's mine...
     

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  5. Oct 13, 2006 #5 of 173
    Canoehead

    Canoehead TiVo since 2004

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    I have a Benno - be very careful with the doors - I have to keep each one 50% open or I'll cook either by Tivos on one side or the receiver and DVD on the other.
     
  6. Oct 13, 2006 #6 of 173
    vman41

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    I keep a schematic of the wiring just so I can keep things straight:
    Code:
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               +--------------+               +-------S_h_a_r_p--------+
               | Phono+preamp >-+             +                       A<--+
               +--------------+ |   +---------< Monitor           ant O>  |
                                |   | (audio) |                       B<  |
                                |   |         | inp                    |  |
               +Y_a_m_a_h_a-----v---v--+      |  2 1 4 3               |  |
               |               CD  MD  |      +--^-^-^-^---------------+  |
               |                       >---------+ | |                    |
               |        coax       opt |           | |                     \____...
               |         DVD   VCR DTV |           | |                     / CATV
               +----------^----^-^--^--+           | |   +---T_i_V_o---+  |
                          |    | |  |              | +---<HDMI     cbl.<--+
                          |    | |  +--------------)-----<audio    ant.<---+
                   +------^--+ | |               +-)-----<A/V      A/V >-+ |
                   | 5 D V D | | |   +---------+ | |     +-------------+ | | attic
     TV            | changer | | +---< X B o x | | |                     | +----...
     Inp. Labels   +---------+ |     +---------+ | |                     |  ant.
      1: DVD                   |  +-----------+  | |     +-------------+ |   
      2: DVD-audio             |  |  V C R    <--+ +-----<   D V D     | |   
      3: DVR/PVR(S-video)      |  |           >---------->L1         L3<-+
      4: DVR/PVR(hdmi)         |  +-----------+      +---<opt recorder |  
                                \___________________/    +-------------+
    The Sharp box is the TV and the Yamaha box is an HT receiver (which doesn't have enough optical inputs). I wish Visio had ready templates for laying these out.
     
  7. Oct 13, 2006 #7 of 173
    g808

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    Not a very good picture, but here's one I took after I first set it up. I'll try to take a better one and post it.

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  8. Oct 13, 2006 #8 of 173
    Dan203

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    I've always been really good with wiring entertainment systems and keeping everything straight in my head. My current setup is very complex, and I still know exactly where everything goes and how it works. I'm also the guy all my friends and family call when they need something hooked up.

    Dan
     
  9. Oct 13, 2006 #9 of 173
    ah30k

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    I pulled out an old POS builders grade fireplace and built into the chimney area. Note the DT still below the S3.
     

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  10. Oct 13, 2006 #10 of 173
    megaphore

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    Nice rigs! I have too much clutter to take a picture of my setup.
     
  11. Oct 14, 2006 #11 of 173
    amjustice

    amjustice FINALY HD w/Series3

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    So Here is my Setup...
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    TV: Sony Bravia KDL-V40XBR1
    DVR: Series 3 (Of Course)
    DVD: Sony DVD Player (nothing too fancy)
    Game Systems: XBox 360 & PS2
    Reciever: Pioneer VSX-D912
    Speakers: Klipsch RSX4 (Fronts & Rears), RCX4 (Center), RW-8 (Sub, not pictured)
    Cable: Comcast HD Box (for my wife so she can still watch On-Demand)
    Remote: Logitech Harmony 880
    TV Stand: BDI 9425 ICON (I was very pleasently surprised to find that this matched the Series 3 quite well, also a great very solid TV stand)
     
  12. Oct 14, 2006 #12 of 173
    Bierboy

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    Top to bottom --
    Speakers: Polk RT55 Mains - Polk PSW10 Sub - Polk CS 245i Center - (not pictured) Polk RT25 Rears
    Hitachi 51UWX20B Rear Projection TV
    Onkyo TX-SR601S receiver
    Denon DVM 1815 CD/DVD player
    S3 pimped out to WeaKnees 750GB Seagate DB35
    APC Backup UPS ES 500
    Panamax Max 4300 Line Conditioner/Surge Suppressor
     
  13. Oct 14, 2006 #13 of 173
    loubob57

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  14. Oct 15, 2006 #14 of 173
    squiddohio

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    When I remodelled this room, I built in bookcases and shelves for the AV equipment. For SD programs, the two Sony S1s at the top do the trick and free up the S3 for HD recording. I still have the SA8300, but depending on how things go with the S3, that may go back to TWC. The plasma is a 42 Fujitsu. Not visible is the Buttkicker, or the speakers for the rear channels built into the ceiling at the rear of the room.

    For convenience, the back of all the devices on the shelves on the right are accessed through a hole in the wall in the adjoining room behind the plasma (a bathroom). This opening in the wall is hidden behind a painting, which is hinged on the left side so it does not have to be removed from the wall in order to access and adjust the cables, which happens more than you think.
     

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  15. Oct 16, 2006 #15 of 173
    Dan203

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    OK I rewired everything, got rid of a few TiVos, and here is my new setup....

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    My camera sucks, so the picture is a little crappy. There are now two S3 units, a Pioneer DVD-RW unit, a Toshiba DVD-RW unit, and Onkyo A/V receiver, an Octava HDMI switch, a modded XBox and hiding behind that black sheet of paper a LeapFrog distribution system and an RCA VH920 remote control switch.

    Dan
     
  16. Oct 16, 2006 #16 of 173
    ashu

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    Creepy - my layout is a mirror image of yours (and in Silver, not black) in terms of furniture :)
    Of course, it lacks the two S3s, but one will magically appear between now and Christmas.

    Placeholder pic of mine ... it's outdated (I no longer have the sub nor the Dish receiver), and yes I don't own an S3 yet, so I'll update this when I add an S3. Of course, it'll replace the abominable 'DVR' from Adelphia :) And yes, your eyes aren't deceiving you ... I actually own a tape deck AND a VCR :)

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    Whoa, I noticed this image even predates my 6412!
     
  17. Oct 16, 2006 #17 of 173
    ingenue007

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    i have:
    - samsung 46'' dlp hlr series
    - tivo series 3 w/lifetime
    - harmon kardon avr 435 w/7.1 surround sound
    - oppo 971h dvd player
    - roku m500 soundbridge
    - logitech harmony 880 remote
    - xbox
    - dual 704 turntable
    - crate and barrel latitude media center.

    my h/k is at repair center for slight buzz. i'll post pic when i get it back.
     
  18. Oct 16, 2006 #18 of 173
    mathwhiz

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    Here's my setup, my new Samsung HL-S6187W TV and my new Series 3. I still have a series 1 hooked up and a VCR (yeeps).
     

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  19. Oct 16, 2006 #19 of 173
    TostitoBandito

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    Still piecing mine together:

    Sharp 46D62U 1080P LCD (just came out, yay!, looks beautiful)
    Tivo Series 3 w/lifetime
    Panasonic Progressive Scan DVD Player
    JVC Laserdisc Player
    Sony 5200 ES Receiver/video processor (coming in a couple weeks)
    Harman Kardon HKTS-14 with two extra speakers for a full 7.1 channels

    Once the receiver is here I will be running HDMI into the receiver from the Tivo, component/optical in from the DVD player, and video/optical in from the Laserdisc player, and then run one HDMI cable from the receiver to the TV. I'm really looking forward to getting a HD disc player of some flavor, but I'm not touching anything until there is a solution to the format issue, either through dual format hardware or one format going away.
     
  20. Oct 16, 2006 #20 of 173
    Dan203

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    I wish andyf would chime in here, he has one of the cleanest setups I've ever seen. He's got an LCD TV mounted on a wall with a Yamaha 5.1 sound projector unit below it and a single S3 TiVo in a cubby hole just below that. It looks like something out of a catalog.

    Dan
     

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