My bedroom Home Cinema system is finally complete. It's taken a long time to save up for this stuff and plan it out but here it is... The cost in total to set up this system was as follows: Panasonic TX-26LXD500 LCD TV: £1000 (February 2006) from NuWay (Local Dealer) Absolutely phenomenal performance all-round from this TV. Even the Sky+ looks great! Toshiba HD-E1 DVD/HD DVD/CD Player: £307 (March 2007) from Amazon.co.uk This is connected to the receiver and runs at 1080i. The picture from HD DVDs is truly superb. Denon AVR-2805 AV Receiver: £532 (May 2005) from Sevenoaks Hull on a Price Match with Peter Tyson Brilliant decoding and amplification creating a powerful room-filling sound. Not hard given the small size of the room but definitely recommended. The receiver is also used as a video switcher and is connected to the TV using a QED component cable. Wharfedale Diamond 9 HCP: £499 (May 2005) from Sevenoaks Hull Includes: 2 sets of Wharfedale Diamond 9.0 Stereo Speakers, 1 Wharfedale Diamond 9.0 CC Centre Speaker and 1 Wharfedale Diamond 9 SW150 Subwoofer An excellent 5.1 setup. Really can't see how it could be any better! Microsoft Xbox 360 Premium: £280 (December 2005) from Dixons Online Looks fantastic through the component connection at 720p. The games are great and truly look next-gen. This is connected to the Receiver using the official component cable and also using a Toslink optical cable. Nintendo Wii: £180 (December 2006) from Gameplay Another excellent console that actually works really well despite the smallness of my room. It is connected to the receiver using the official component cable at 480p. Sony PlayStation 3: £350 inc. game and BD disc (June 2007) from Ian Goodes aka Spoonman2 I mainly bought this for playing Blu-ray discs but I'm currently using it as my main standard DVD upscaling player and will probably buy the odd exclusive game for it as well. Great PQ all round. This is connected to the TV using an HDMI cable at 720p/1080i. Sky+: £199 (June 2004) from Sky What did I do without this? Pressing the 'record' button has become a habit; I'm watching programmes now that I normally wouldn't have! Connected to the TV using a JVC RGB Scart cable. QED HDMI-P Cable: £36 from eBay QED P-CV1 Component Cable: £35 from eBay QED Qunex OT Toslink Optical Cable: £25 from Sevenoaks Hull 2 x Toslink Optical Cable: £6 x 2 = £12 from Maplin Electronics & eBay JVC RGB Scart Cable: £10 from Dixons 29 metres of QED Silver Micro Speaker Cable: £3.50 x 29 = £101.50 from Sevenoaks Hull QED Qontour Sub Cable: £40 from Sevenoaks Hull 20 x IXOS 206 Banana Plugs: £2 x 20 = £40 from Sevenoaks Hull (Half-Price Discount for buying loads of stuff from them!!) Logitech Harmony H655 Universal Remote Control: £70 from Dixons online Tempered Glass AV Rack: £70 from Argos IKEA TRETTIOEN White LED Lights: £21 from IKEA (Thanks to Mark Grant) There are a few other things that can (sort of) be seen on these pictures that aren't necessarily part of the home cinema... Self-Built Custom Desktop PC (AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+, ASRock 939SLI-eSATA2 Motherboard, 1024MB DDR-RAM, 200GB SATA HDD, nVidia GeForce 7600GT 256MB PCI-Express, Dual-Layer DVD-RAM/-R/-RW/+R/+RW Drive, SoundBlaster Audigy, 8 USB 2.0 Ports, 2 FireWire Ports, Windows XP Home Edition SP2): £500 (July 2006) Built this computer myself after 5 years of hard-labour from the old Medion. It's not really top-of-the-range but it'll play Half-Life 2, Civ 4 and Prey perfectly. It is connected to the TV with a DVI-VGA cable and outputs at 1360x768 resolution. Acer Aspire 5051AWXMi Laptop (AMD Turion 64 2Ghz, 1024MB DDR2-RAM, 60GB HDD, Dual-Layer DVD-RW Super-Multi Drive, 5-in-1 Memory Card Reader, 3 USB 2.0 Ports, 14.1" TFT, 802.11b/g WLAN, Windows Vista Home Basic): £400 (March 2007) from eBuyer This was purchased as a slightly less portable replacement for my Pocket PC and it's truly excellent. I still can't believe it was only £400 given its decent speed and functionality. Rio Carbon 5GB: £125 (June 2005) from Amazon.co.uk Why spend ridiculous amounts of money on an iPod when you can get a Rio Carbon for less? That was my train of thought when I bought this and never regretted it. Three of my friends bought iPods at around the same time which have all since died or developed a fault; my Carbon is working as well as the day I bought it. Too bad they don't make these anymore! Netgear DG834 Wireless ADSL Modem/Router (May 2004) from Amazon.co.uk This is my house's sole internet access point. It provides wired 2MB broadband to my computer and my Xbox 360 and wireless broadband to 2 other computers, my Wii and my laptop.