Tuesday, May 12

Home Theater Addiction

I've been slowly building the best inexpensive home theater possible. By best I mean not a set from a box at Wally World, and by inexpensive I mean on a grad student budget. I have also used a lot of credit card points. I also put everything on my Amazon wish list, then monitor the price for a while.

What I currently have:

37" Vizio LCD

Panasonic DMP-BD35 Blu-ray player

Yamaha NS-C225 center speaker

Yamaha NS-333 speakers - these are currently in front, but will move to the back surrounds in the future. There is also a pair being used for regular surrounds.

Yamaha RX V663 7.1 Receiver

Still to come:
Yamaha NS-777 speakers (for the front).
Yamaha 10 inch sub. This will have to wait until we're done with apartment life. Someday the Vizio will also be upgraded to a 1080p projector. Someday when I have something called a salary.

Anyone else have any materialistic proclivities?


  1. I envy you! Oops, good thing you aren't my neighbor, haha. We still have a CRT tv (20 some inches though!) and no Blu Ray. Having to be 220v compatible has kept me from going crazy with a home theater. In fact, when I was single, I had a better system than I do now! haha.

    BTW, my verification word is "sucker", not sure if it is directed at me or you?!?!?! :)

  2. Hahaha. I'm sure the "sucker" refers to me, and my embrace of material things!

  3. Addictions aren't bad. You should give all of your equipment to me, and I'll break you of that addiction :D.

    I would really like to be a smartphone connoisseur, but you know...for devices so small, they are rather expensive. Poor college students can't afford that (and even if I could, I couldn't in good faith pay the ridiculous monthly rates).

    So, I have a lot of phones that I look at but don't touch. I'm saving my pennies though...

  4. If i had more money to spend, I'd buy clothes and garden stuff.

    (that is actually what I do spend my money on most of the time, but I'd like more)

  5. I had a decent affordable HTS that I was happy with. My wife complained anytime I used it, said all the noise and shaking walls gave her a headache. So now since we've moved it sits in a box somewhere. No use setting it up if anytime I use it she gets in a bad mood, right?

  6. Even with the sub turned down or off? We currently do not use a sub due to the apartment walls shaking.

    But yes, it's not worth upsetting one's spouse. :)


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