Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Jul 2010 13:25 UTC
Multimedia, AV Let's do some blatant copy/paste from Ars Technica. A few days ago they ran a story called "What's in your home theatre system?". This poll wasn't so much about listing specific speaker types or amplifier models as it was about a number of more recognisable devices you could vote for. Let's copy their idea, but make it more open: what's in your home theatre setup - and list everything, from CD player to DVR to the type of cabling used. Be as anal about is as you want. Read on for my setup.
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by ssa2204 on Sat 10th Jul 2010 18:49 UTC
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Well, I do have an RCA cable that is under a stand I am too lazy to get. Oh, and a Sony mini system that I am too lazy to bring to the recycling.

Seriously, that does somewhat sum up my audio, as I no longer listen to music. In fact for audio, I have a travel clock-AM/FM radio on my desk that I listen to NPR during specific shows.

As for video...bye bye VCRs, all gone to dumpster. Oh, did I mention the DVD player went as well?

What I have now is a 50" Sony LCD connected to a computer, that has of course a DVD drive. I put to use a laptop whose LCD screen died by sliding that into a shelf in the bedroom connected to a 27" monitor (running XBMC). I would maybe invest in a true HTPC, but those gosh darn escorts cost so much money (ok, not escorts but a even lazier wife). Seriously, this is what I do have, and is actually more than I need. My actual Yamaha Home Theater system I gave away, along with a nice Sony system as well. If I do listen to any music, well I long since ripped my audio CDs to use with Ampache, which actually is my music player today. The collection of CDs that spanned several decades now sits in a box located in the back and bottom of storage.

In fact, yesterday I took my last remaining "TVs" down to the recycling, as I never turn them on. I think this is merely a convergence for me of age + technological capabilities which allows more freedom, and opens up a lot more space. Shelves that once contained big hulking stereo components now contain books and artwork. So lets say age + tech capabilities + a desire to have a better looking home.

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