My simple TV set-up

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  1. pabulous

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    Just thought I'd share this with you. I'm in awe of the set-ups I've seen on here, and mine is probably simple and boring by comparison, but I've been working on this for ages and just recently got it the way I like. :) Excuse the crappy picture quality, they were taken on a DSi.

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    And from another angle:

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    In the photo:
    Panasonic TH-42PZ85BA
    Sony BDP-S350
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    PlayStation 3

    I was watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer at the time in case you were wondering. You probably weren't.

    All I need now is a universal remote, a sound system and a wireless network adapter for the 360 (to save dragging an ugly ethernet cable across the room). I also plan on making some aesthetic enhacements; a light on the small table next to it, and a canvas on the wall, for example. Working part-time means these things come very slowly. :(
     
  2. Rich Marshall

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    Very tidy, just need the audio setup eh?

    What's a DSi ?
     
  3. pabulous

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    It's the third iteration of Nintendo's handheld console, the DS. :) And yes, I think the audio setup is first on the agenda.
     
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    Hey, is that the Ikea Besta TV bench?

    What's the little stand bit under your TV?I'm going to IKEA tomorrow for some bits for my new student place.

    Cheers.
     
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    Doh, oh yeah I was a bit thick then as I knew about the Nintendo DSi :suicide:

    Got to say though, for a 2009 product the camera should be a lot better, even if it's not a primary function of the unit.
     
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    It's actually the Lack TV bench. A steal at £34.26 (and sister's 15% discount :D).

    The top is from an old Lack coffee table I had, the legs were bought separately and screwed to it. I wanted the TV higher, and it left a nice little gap for extra storage.
     
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    Indeed. It's really only a novelty feature on the DSi. I shall be getting a smart phone soon so that should have a better camera. It wouldn't really be worth it for me if I got a proper one.
     
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    Ah excellent, thanks mate!
     
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    Better picture, taken on my new iPhone :D (the slight blurryness is due to my shaky hands and not the phone, I took a picture of my dog and that was fine!). Only cosmestic changes have been made, with the canvas and lamp.

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    Updated set-up, in a different place in the room, with a new TV:

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    Unfortunately I still haven't got round to getting a sound system, I have to say I'm not really that fussed!
     
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    Looks great, nice and simple. I hate clutter so this is ideal, but seriously, you need a sound system to complement that set up :smashin: .
     
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    very nice minimal but effective, just need sound set up :)
     
  13. pabulous

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    Recommend one then guys, I'm a complete newb when it comes to audio. I really don't want to spend a lot either, keep in mind I work 10 hours a week with little money to my name. :D
     
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    the logitech z-5500
     
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    Those are both really nice looking, especially the Sony, but I really don't have that much to spend. :( I only make about £220 a month, heh. Would have to spend two months wages on that one! Still, thanks for the recommendations, I shall have to keep them in mind for when I get a better, full-time job. :thumbsup:
     
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    alz i was actually contemplating getting that for the lounge :) how do they sound though? and im ordering the logitechs for the bedroom :)
     
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    very nice i love the tv stand where did u get that little table from its just like one that i want
     
  19. pabulous

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    Thanks, I posted the stuff I used here if you're interested. :smashin:
     
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    Sounds great to me! Blu Rays and their HD audio are just jaw dropping to hear through it!
     
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    TV's changed again so here's another set-up picture. Also threw out the 360 as I've gone off it drastically, and added the PS2.

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    Still need a sound system but part-time employment with low pay means I'll have to wait a long, long time. :thumbsdow
     

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