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LoREvanescence said:
I got you beat, I got a big white spot on my tv from the flash, not to mention I don't have a TV stand yet and there's wires everywhere, and junk piled up becuase I have to move to my apartment on campus this weekend.

I just got my new Sharp 32" 720P LCD a month ago and My Tivo Series 3 on July 23.

I'm looking to buy a good tv stand in the $100 to $200 Rang soon. Does anyone have a good suggestion for one for a small dorm / appartment room on campus? I like the looks of this one, but don't know if it would be too big or not for a 32" http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage...stand&lp=5&type=product&cp=1&id=1174693928518



Edit: Yeah, I know it's probably not the best set up to have the tv on the Tivo, but it is all I can do, tivo is 3 inches deeper then the bookshelf, and with the wires attached in the back it just tips forwards and falls out. Atleast the tv is only like 6 pounds heavier then the tivo box. God it's so nice that its only 20 pounds or so, my old 27 inch tv was 90 or so pounds.
Do I see....what do you call it.....uh....um.....a V-C-R?
 

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Here's our setup. Got a new TV and new S3's last Christmas. I'm proud to say I got off my duff and did the installation myself. All the speaker and TV cables are under the house and inside the walls. THAT was a LOT of work. :p

 

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Bierboy said:
Do I see....what do you call it.....uh....um.....a V-C-R?
um, yeah. It might be. I was trying to copy my movies on vhs to dvd with my dvd recorder so I could get rid of the vcr. Didn't work, even through composite video in on the dvd player, it says copy protected on them all. The dvd recorder refuses to make a copy of them. I didn't know VHS tapes were protected, you always could copy from vcr to vcr to make a back up tape. I also still have the vcr, becuase before I got my new tv and the display model dvd recorder at the same time last month, I needed the vcr to tune in cable, as the coax input jack on my tv fell off :rolleyes:
 

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bareyb said:
Here's our setup. Got a new TV and new S3's last Christmas. I'm proud to say I got off my duff and did the installation myself. All the speaker and TV cables are under the house and inside the walls. THAT was a LOT of work. :p
:up: :up: :up: Very cool.
 

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Hey thanks for the kind words. HDTV has been a dream of ours since we moved into this house 5 years ago. Of course back then flat panels cost 15 grand. So we put it off until "HD took off a little more". The introduction of the S3 was what finally tipped the scales enough to make us take the HD plunge. It was worth all the work it took to set up. My Wife did most of the crawling under the house so she gets the credit for being skinny enough to fit down there... :D
 

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I always get all tingly when Mike posts those pics.
 

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bareyb said:
Here's our setup. Got a new TV and new S3's last Christmas. I'm proud to say I got off my duff and did the installation myself. All the speaker and TV cables are under the house and inside the walls. THAT was a LOT of work. :p

Very nice. I really like how you hid the wiring. Having wired my old house I can certainly appreciate how much of a pain in the arse it is to pull wire. I'll be doing something similiar with this house but it will probably be another year before I'm done.

Oh, and MythBuster's is sooo freakin' cool!
 

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aus1ander said:
I think thats the whole point though. I'm more curious to see how people have been able to hide their components...
Well, mine isn't visible with the TV, at all, at least not in the theater room.

The S3 in the living room sits quietly in a shelf below the Mitsubishi DLP


In the theater, however, it's all screen.


And with the screen gone, there's still no TiVo


Unless you turn around and look at the closet at the back of the room


(Grooming the cables is still a work in progress.)
 

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LoREvanescence said:


Edit: Yeah, I know it's probably not the best set up to have the tv on the Tivo, but it is all I can do, tivo is 3 inches deeper then the bookshelf, and with the wires attached in the back it just tips forwards and falls out. Atleast the tv is only like 6 pounds heavier then the tivo box. God it's so nice that its only 20 pounds or so, my old 27 inch tv was 90 or so pounds.
You can cut a hole in the back of your book case to allow the back of the Tivo (and its wires) to hang out the back so the front of the Tivo is flush with the front of the book case.

OR, you could return the Tivo and buy a proper TV Stand with the money you get back! :eek: ;)
 

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adamwsh said:
You can cut a hole in the back of your book case to allow the back of the Tivo (and its wires) to hang out the back so the front of the Tivo is flush with the front of the book case.

OR, you could return the Tivo and buy a proper TV Stand with the money you get back! :eek: ;)
ha, like I would ever return the Tivo :D

I'll get the TV stand soon :cool:
 

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adamwsh said:
You can cut a hole in the back of your book case to allow the back of the Tivo (and its wires) to hang out the back so the front of the Tivo is flush with the front of the book case.

OR, you could return the Tivo and buy a proper TV Stand with the money you get back! :eek: ;)
I did one better than that. If you'll look closely at the bottom picture above you will see the two left hand panels behind the equipment are oak but the two right hand panels are missing. That's because they aren't panels. They are cabinet doors. I took the stand-in closet built in to the room when I bought the house and knocked out a big piece of the rear wall facing my bedroom. I then replaced the hole in the wall with oak cabinetry and installed 18" wide custom shelving in the closet space. Now what looks like clothes storage in my bedroom opens up to reveal the back side of my video equipment.
 

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I did one better than that. If you'll look closely at the bottom picture above you will see the two left hand panels behind the equipment are oak but the two right hand panels are missing. That's because they aren't panels. They are cabinet doors. I took the stand-in closet built in to the room when I bought the house and knocked out a big piece of the rear wall facing my bedroom. I then replaced the hole in the wall with oak cabinetry and installed 18" wide custom shelving in the closet space. Now what looks like clothes storage in my bedroom opens up to reveal the back side of my video equipment.
That's awesome! Nicely done!
 
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