Screw this TV shopping...I think I've finally decided on a solution *big pics*

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  1. Jazz

    Jazz Powerhouse of the Scrum

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    After shopping around for a month now trying to find a nice ~50" TV that I liked and finding nothing really I think I've finally decided to scrap that idea and go with front projection

    Seeing as I do most of my TV watching at night, and it's almost exclusively hockey or football in HD, and movies I think it makes sense so...

    Optoma H57 projector:
    Nice and bright together with a smallish 80" screen for adequate daytime viewing. It's also really cheap right now at costco and buying from them is like getting a free lifetime warranty. Only 1024x576, but I've heard it looks pretty amazing for HD and because it's so hard to audition these that's all I really have to go on.
    Costco Price: $2299CDN with 92" roll down screen (which I'll convert to a ~80" fixed wall)
    US Price: ~$1800

    Outlaw 1070 receiver:
    DVI switching and a nice match to the speakers. Has all the inputs I'm looking for at a nice price.
    MSRP: $900 US

    Paradigm Studio 60 mains:
    I'll start with a quality 2 channel setup and I'll add more speakers later. I loved these the first time I went out to buy speakers and audition them a couple years ago, but opted with a 5 channel Athena setup instead. Now that I have the chance to redo my setup I think this is the way to go.
    MSRP: $1500 US (though being canadian made I can get them for a fair bit cheaper)

    Feel free to add any opinons about these things :)
    If needed I can add a cheap ~32" CRT in the corner for daytime viewing.

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  2. Kevo

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  3. ledzep73

    ledzep73 New Member

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    Spend a little more and get the Studio 100's, they are probally the sexiest speakers ever. They just look so damn awesome.
     
  4. Ronin

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    yeah and they cost about twice as much 2


    @threadstarter: cool set up, im a fan of paradigm myself :o
     
  5. ledzep73

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    Meh, not quite twice as much. They are worth every penny I think, and its what I would get. I would be happy with 60's, but the 100's are dead sexy.
     
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    veonake OnT poster, OT lurker

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    That'll be quite a system. Nice choices.
     
  7. Jazz

    Jazz Powerhouse of the Scrum

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    If we're looking at sexy that's beyond my budget I'd step up to the signature line

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    Im saving to buy the front's and the sub in a few months. It will rock.
     

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