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October 15, 2006

I finally got a respectable home theatre setup in place this weekend. From top to bottom, a Viewsonic N3250 HDTV, a Sega Dreamcast, a Super Nintendo, and a DivX-playing DVD player. The TV is also connected to my laptop, for all my gaming and web surfing needs (see image). There’s also the Comcast digital tuner (bottom), for all my HDTV watching needs (The Office and football).

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  • 1. Alicious  |  October 15, 2006 at 9:22 pm

    I could have gotten that TV at dealer cost from Viewsonic for you. But you didnt ask. Your loss.

  • 2. Christ Scientist  |  October 16, 2006 at 4:32 am

    We should play Mario Cart on that rig. I would stomp you.

  • 3. SandLizard  |  October 16, 2006 at 7:27 am

    You have your TV sitting on an end table??

  • 4. Pete  |  October 16, 2006 at 7:32 am

    For now. I didn’t budget any money for a TV stand or anything. That’ll be next paycheck.

  • 5. A-Dilla  |  October 16, 2006 at 8:30 am

    Also consider cable management. 🙂

  • 6. A-Dilla  |  October 16, 2006 at 8:31 am

    PS That looks like a solid TV, do you like it so far?

  • 7. Pete  |  October 16, 2006 at 1:43 pm

    The TV is nice; the 1366×768 resolution is not. I’m having to run a lot of stuff in non-native resolution which looks not good. I might end up selling this on Craigslist and getting the 37″ Westinghouse (1920×1680?).

  • 8. SandLizard  |  October 17, 2006 at 8:00 am

    I don’t know why anyone wastes their money on TVs like that honestly, didnt you know the res before you bought it?

    Oh, and the 37 Westinghouse, if a full 1080p, would be 1920×1080, but you’d have to check first if it *accepted* that from other than component cables. My TV can display higher than 1024×768 from component input, but that’s all it accepts as input for it’s RGB connector (it’s several years old).

  • 9. SandLizard  |  October 17, 2006 at 8:00 am

    Ugh, fat-fingered some of the above, meant “signal like” instead of “”

  • 10. Pete  |  October 17, 2006 at 9:07 am

    Yah, if you’re going to use it as a monitor as well, it doesn’t make much sense. I got the TV for $500 so I *had* to.

  • 11. SandLizard  |  October 17, 2006 at 7:31 pm

    Touche. I think I would have done the same 😛

  • 12. A-Dilla  |  October 20, 2006 at 8:51 am

    Both my LCDs are 1366×768; and both are money at all HD resolutions (720p & 1080i — can you even find 1080p sources?) via component. HDMI is solid as well (however DVD upconversion from 480p to 720p is weak). The DVI input is nice, but will not do 1080i, but it works great for pretty much whatever 16:9 rez I have coming out of the computer.

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