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  Reply # 554436 6-Dec-2011 13:07 Send private message

Nice setup. Love the cabinet.

I'm with you on that, I used to have my media on my computer and would watch on screen. So much better being able to show people a giant list of movies without clumsily looking through a shelf of dvds.

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  Reply # 554437 6-Dec-2011 13:08 Send private message

very nice setup you put together... I really like it compact but powerfull.  "solid state drive for OS wow Im considering doing that for my gaming rig but does it really show a boost on performance?

good job,


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  Reply # 554440 6-Dec-2011 13:16 Send private message

I use an SSD for OS and timeshift and yeah it makes a difference. Channel changing is really quick and hopping through menus is fast. Also startup time from hibernate is improved.

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  Reply # 559736 19-Dec-2011 19:09 Send private message

Shady Home Theatre

The lounge is awaiting renovations at the moment but this is what I've got at the moment. 

TV: PS59D6900
SPEAKERS: Warfdale 5.1 Diamond Series
HTPC: Acer Revo 3700 - XBMC
SKY: Standard Satellite

The current receiver doesn't do 3D pass through for the PS3 and has started turning itself off during intense audio in movies, could be a heat issue as there is sweet all clearance where it is sitting. I think this is excuse enough for a new receiver and move this one downstairs to the dining room. 

this is a slap in the face!

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  Reply # 559744 19-Dec-2011 19:44 Send private message

I recognised those Warfdales right away, lol. Is that an old Skybox? I wonder when they'll phase those out...

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  Reply # 559747 19-Dec-2011 20:05 Send private message

Picked up the speakers for a nice price around this time last year. They go good for what they are. The 10 series was a bit out of reach at the time. 

Yeah that is an old sky box - may as well call it the sky sport box - only thing we have it for, served the RWC 2011 superbly.  

this is a slap in the face!

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Ultimate Geek

  Reply # 559793 19-Dec-2011 23:28 Send private message

that is an awesome setup you got there it looks great and those speakers are cool.


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  Reply # 559798 19-Dec-2011 23:53 Send private message

Yeah, parents have the Warfdales. Can't say I left them to quietly play movies. Definitely tried to max them out. Great bass and good range (tested with music and Transformers movie) shook a pot off the stove on the other side of the wall.

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  Reply # 559863 20-Dec-2011 10:20 Send private message

'shook a pot off the stove on the other side of the wall' ahahaha lol

I like surround and bass sound while watching movies and if I turn it up my wooden floor vibrates...


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  Reply # 563809 2-Jan-2012 17:49 Send private message


First post at Geekzone...

Im running 
  CPU:            E6300
  MOBO:         Gigabyte G31M-2L
  RAM:            2x 1GB Adata cheapoo
  HD:              2x 1.5gb WD
  PERIHIALS:  Logitech K400 (keyboard with touch pad built in) and Pulse Eight USB-CEC Adapter

  RECEIVER:   Pioneer VSX-519V
  TV:               Samsung LA40650

  AMP:            Digitech AA0509 

  SKY:             MySky HDi

  GAMING:      Xbox360 Pro

  SPEAKERS:   2x Hawthorne Audio Silver Iris's, 1 X Horn loaded 12inch JBL sub

  SOFTWARE:  Windows 7 32bit, XBMC 

Not a great photo I know :)


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  Reply # 563896 2-Jan-2012 23:59 Send private message

Nice setup you got there and the speakers look  only got one question for you..what graphics card are you using for running HD content.


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  Reply # 563897 3-Jan-2012 00:16 Send private message

Hi Andy

Yea they are pretty large :) sub is about three times the size you can apart of it at the right of the picture.

Argh cant believe i missed that Im just running a  Ati Radeon 43XX (cant remember the exact model) it cost me $80 at the beginning of last year. I dont have any problems with it. Handles 1080p no problem.



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  Reply # 563902 3-Jan-2012 00:59 Send private message

shadybrothers: Shady Home Theatre

The lounge is awaiting renovations at the moment but this is what I've got at the moment.

Eeeeew - the centre speaker isn't over the centre of the screen. I assume this will be corrected by the renovations? :)

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Ultimate Geek

  Reply # 563943 3-Jan-2012 10:40 Send private message

home cinema wow nice setup you got there. are those speakers gonna be in the wall otherwise they can always be moved around. What sound system you got? and videocard and tuner?

that looks awesome.


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  Reply # 564166 3-Jan-2012 23:39 Send private message

mine was originally built in 2006, and it is still the same install that i did back in 2008 (shown below).... but i've recently added an xbox kinect to the mix.

one of these days i'll update the screen to a new full hd beast... and maybe the amp to an hdmi switching amp. pretty happy otherwise

onkyo tx-sr702 home theater receiver, KEF KHT2005.2 'egg' speakers + sub, 7MCE in a Zalman HD160 box, xbox slim 250GB with kinect



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