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April 18th 2014 3:11 am

What's in your home-theater setup?

After about three years of building, scrimping and saving my home theater is finally complete and I'm curious what the Engadget forum-members have in their theater or living room. Here's my setup:

Display: 65" Panasonic VT60

Speakers: Klipsch Quintet (they're the 2011 models),
Subwoofer: 12-inch Klipsch Synergy HG 300W (it hits 24Hz and makes me very happy)
A/V Receiver: Onkyo TXNR515
Components: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii U, a crappy Comcast SD cable box, Chromecast

Oh and for cabling I'm using RCA 16-gauge speaker wire (a 100-foot spool was something like $25 on Amazon) and Amazon Basics HDMI cables, nothing fancy -- not that it needs to be.



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In our basement/living room area we have the following:

Panasonic 55" ST60
Xbox 360 Slim
Custom HTPC
HDHomeRun Prime
Vizio S4251W-B4

Even though our TV doesn't output 5.1 via optical (only for the Viera apps) I still went this route over a full set up. Mainly a cost:performance ratio. While the the "5.1" soundbar wont match a full set up, for under $300 it can do a pretty good job considering. Plus we rent, and are limited in choices, so it's easier to make this fit in anyplace we may move too.

In our den area (sometimes sitting in the basement on a nice day can be depressing!):

Vizio M471i-A2
Roku 3
HTPC connected to the HDHomeRun Prime
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