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post #91 of 111 Old 01-31-12, 07:53 PM
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Sony SMP-N200 media streamer. For $80, can't beat it with a stick. I've only had it for a couple of days, but so far I love it. So glad I didn't buy a Roku for the same price.

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The Peerless HD Flow Wireless Multimedia Kit; it allows me to transfer HD signals without having to run so many cables.
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I have two:
  • This Christmas: a Squeezebox Touch - this got me back to listening to music regularly
  • Last Christmas: Anthem MRX 500 - this replaced a Denon 2807. The sound is so much better, in large part because ARC was able to make improvements on an acoustically poor room
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WD TV Live! (media streamer)

This by far changed my whole home theater experience. It got me to build a home media server, got me to sign up with internet media services like Netflix and Pandora, and convinced me that ripping all my DVDs and Blurays to disk was worthwhile. That one little device has spawned numerous other upgrades and purchases.

There's obvioulsy other streamers like the Popcorn hour, Sony's, and things like the Roku or Boxee but I haven't found a codec the WDTV won't play!
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post #96 of 111 Old 03-09-12, 07:46 PM
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For less than 100 dollars the Roku XS has amazed me. It is so easy to stream netflix. I also have an HTPC that I use to stream netflix but the quality of both the picture and the sound is not has good as the Roku. The HTPC is a nice HP laptop but is about 3 years old. I stil have to look into Hulu plus but having Pandora is a nice feature also.
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Tuba ht subwoofer- made all the difference, no more messing around with subs that can't cut it in demanding reference level playback.

QSC KW-122 front stage- going with powerful professional powered monitors really has given headroom and detail new meaning.

Aura pro bass shakers- dollar for dollar the most impact any upgrade has made in my system. It's like going from standard definition to HD, simply a more intense and enveloping experience with them mounted in my couches.
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Not much by other ppl's standards but for the $$ not bad. I bought a couple of PA-120s and the amount of SPL they put out exceeded my expectations. It pressurizes my room very adequately and makes my couch shake just find...along with light fixtures, floor joist etc...
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I know Im lame but my wallet is thin and the Sony HTCT150 is the best I can afford but its such a great step up from the flat screen TV speakers. I thought the dinky little system would be lacking but it surprised me.
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This is a tough one. I would have to say my co located dual PB13 Ultras plus audyssey xt32 to tame them. Just great bass you can feel.

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