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Shanksy7's budget set-up

Shanksy7

Established Member
Hi everyone I thought I'd show my pic's of my low budget set-up. It's nowhere near as good as the efforts on here, but I think it shows what you can have on a really tight budget :D.

So here goes:

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the Black beast
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The Dreamcast :thumbsup:
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On my god, the dust:D
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A few movies
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All comments welcome
 
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Robert1986

Established Member
Thats far from being low budget. Alot of nice kit right there. A DVD player and an old CRT tv with be low budget. :rotfl:

One thing you should do though, get the PS3 out that small enclosed area:eek:, unless you like your expensive devices to overheat and die then keep it in there. :oops:
 

Shanksy7

Established Member
Thats far from being low budget. Alot of nice kit right there. A DVD player and an old CRT tv with be low budget. :rotfl:

One thing you should do though, get the PS3 out that small enclosed area:eek:, unless you like your expensive devices to overheat and die then keep it in there. :oops:

Thanks for your comment and the PS3 is actually alright in there. It hasn't overheated yet :rolleyes: and seems to get plenty of air when the door is open :thumbsup:

But a new unit is on the horizon so hopefully it'll get more space then :D
 

Lewis123

Established Member
You have the same DAB adapter as I do.
 

Robert1986

Established Member
Thanks for your comment and the PS3 is actually alright in there. It hasn't overheated yet :rolleyes: and seems to get plenty of air when the door is open :thumbsup:

But a new unit is on the horizon so hopefully it'll get more space then :D

Trust me, having your PS3 in there like that will cause it to overheat. I've heard horror stories of PS3's overheating in less cramped spaces. I really do suggest you place it else where, last thing you want is it too suddenly die on you.

btw, how much use does the HD-DVD player get? To be honest, if you have a PS3 I don't see much use for an obsolete HD-DVD player. I guess you can get the movies fairly cheap now though.
 

Shanksy7

Established Member
how much use does the HD-DVD player get? To be honest, if you have a PS3 I don't see much use for an obsolete HD-DVD player. I guess you can get the movies fairly cheap now though.

The HD DVD gets quite a lot of use actually. I've built up a decent collection of HD DVD from the fire sales and the other half seems to prefer using it as the main dvd player.

I'll keep in mind the issue with the PS3, but I have to say I haven't noticed it getting to hot when in use :smashin:
 

KalC

Established Member
Nice little setup you got there mate! :thumbsup:

About the ps3 issue, I find it generally depends on how long you use it for. The good thing is, is that it doesn't heat up too quickly to cause a problem...but cos you spent loads on it I would probably find an open area to place it
 

Repton

Established Member
As said before, it is far from low budget. You've got the same Harmony remote as I do, great little device.
 

Shanksy7

Established Member
As said before, it is far from low budget. You've got the same Harmony remote as I do, great little device.

If you knew the price I paid for everything you would know it's low budget :thumbsup::devil:
My point is that if you are on a tight budget and you search around anyone can have a decent set-up :clap:

As for the Harmony, I think its great and at the minute I don't think I need any of the higher end one's (that's not to say I don't want one :devil:)
 

Shanksy7

Established Member
Just changed my wii case. Now the proud owner of a black wii and black wiimote :clap:

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Deleted member 174041

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Looks good, diddnt know you could change the case. Matches the rest of your system now :smashin:
 

owen021173

Prominent Member
Just changed my wii case. Now the proud owner of a black wii and black wiimote :clap:

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can i ask where you got the black from mate please ??

my 'white wii' looks odd next to all the black gear:D

looks smart, i like it bud:thumbsup:
 
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chelsea.tone

Distinguished Member
Really nice Shanksy :smashin: you should turn the ps3 badge round as you have it standing up :nono: :rotfl: the wii looks way better in black m8 :thumbsup:

Tony
 

Heavertron

Standard Member
The black Wii looks cool. Can you reposition the front two speakers to get a better image and seperation? I love Yamaha amps too. Nice and musical.
 

Shanksy7

Established Member
The black Wii looks cool. Can you reposition the front two speakers to get a better image and seperation? I love Yamaha amps too. Nice and musical.

At the minute due to space restrictions I can't move them :( and yes I like the Yamaha too. It's my first proper amp and I'm well pleased with it :thumbsup:

owen021173, the wii case is called "Black Katana" and I got it off ebay. The wiimote case is also off ebay and it complements the wii perfectly
 

Shanksy7

Established Member
Hi I've updated the first post with new pic's :D

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Shanksy7

Established Member
Better picture of "The Green Glow" :rotfl:

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The Snake

Banned
You've gone for the EP30 which is a personal fave of mine:thumbsup:. Great for cheap HD DVD's and a great upscaler, i've built a big film collection for next to nothing around the EP30 which cost me £70 new, been buying HD DVD and SD for less than £3 each for the past year, I can see you've been doing the same, good job:smashin:. Leon on DVD is a difficult film to get, but a great film it is.
 

Shanksy7

Established Member
You've gone for the EP30 which is a personal fave of mine:thumbsup:. Great for cheap HD DVD's and a great upscaler, i've built a big film collection for next to nothing around the EP30 which cost me £70 new, been buying HD DVD and SD for less than £3 each for the past year, I can see you've been doing the same, good job:smashin:. Leon on DVD is a difficult film to get, but a great film it is.

Yea the fire sales were great weren't they :rotfl: and I'm still picking up cheap HD DVD's :thumbsup:. Didn't realise Leon was hard to get it on DVD, I've had it ages now and I still don't think I've watched it :rolleyes:
 

The Snake

Banned
Yea the fire sales were great weren't they :rotfl: and I'm still picking up cheap HD DVD's :thumbsup:. Didn't realise Leon was hard to get it on DVD, I've had it ages now and I still don't think I've watched it :rolleyes:

Leon is a great great film hence watch it immediately, it has a checkered history and you can only get it off ebay or a specialized retailer, they are going to re release it in September though on DVD and Blu Ray, I think it is the directors cut, i'm holding out for the Blu, I don't watch many Blu's but i'm get Leon on Blu Ray for the hell of it :thumbsup:.

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/movies.php?id=2201&show=review
 
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Shanksy7

Established Member
That black wii looks the dogs dangleys mate, where did you get it from??

It's a case called "Black Katana" and it comes with a red or green LED DVD bezel. As I had seen loads on youtube with the red I decided that I would have the green and I think it's much better :D
 

THE_FORCE

Banned
Have your kids given up the copy of MK yet ?:D Is that Wii of yours supercharged lol ? Looks lush ! You also look quite the gamer - so I can see my butt getting kicked later on if we sort it lol !

Nice job Shanksy.:thumbsup:
 

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