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07-21-2005, 01:37 AM
Well, it was my Birthday yesterday and as a gift from my flatmate I got a Surround sound System for my TV!..
She knows my love for LOTR and everything to do with it so she has just set my system and I am about to watch all 3 movies with popcorn and full surround Sound...I'm very excited
Later today I will have alcohol and popcorn as a celebration !!, :yay
Now I can watch all 3 film as they were meant to be seen!!!:ted :ted
07-21-2005, 01:52 AM
Surround sound is a must to watch movies (any movies, not just LotR) as is a big screen of course (50" plus) :rock
Saruman on Nazgul Steed
07-21-2005, 02:00 AM
Congrats on your birthday(sorry i'm late) and enjoy your present, we bought last week Surround sound and indeed movies are much better. Now saving for a big flat screen.
07-21-2005, 02:08 AM
Surround sound is a must to watch movies (any movies, not just LotR) as is a big screen of course (50" plus) I totally agree. I'm a movie nut as it is anyway so surround wasn't an issue for me. I had to have it. I have a 50" Sony Grand Wega w/hdmi and movies absolutely rock on it. It was my first big-big TV. My surround is a work in progress, I keep changing things here and there. Very cool of your girl to get that for you! Enjoy and welcome to the world of surround. (it may not be good though, something else to get addicted to and spend lots of money on, but it's so worth it.)
07-21-2005, 02:43 AM
Home Cinema is a must :google :google :google Mine makes a wonderful sound :smokin :smokin
TC :bonk :eye :bonk
07-21-2005, 03:04 AM
:birthday :clap :banana :ted
That's an awesome gift! Helm's Deep and the Battle at Minas Tirith should sound HUGE!!!!!!!!!
Dark Enemy of Middle Earth
07-21-2005, 03:27 AM
off topic - But seeing as its got big TV's in the thread what DVD player should I buy to best enjoy LOTR's in all its glory? (Arcam dv57, Denon 3910 or Pioneer 868 (think 59 avi in the US).
07-21-2005, 04:17 AM
Thank you everyone.:bow
I was so suprised when she gave me it last night.:thud
She knows how much I love the LOTR Trilogy and I love the special effects in films such as Armageddon/Perfect Storm/Deep Impact/Aliens etc, but I spend so much money on Poly having a Surround Sound System isn't something I would buy myself.Unless I had lots of disposable income which I don't.
I have just watched Perfect Storm and it was FAB!
Being Disabled and housebound gets very boring a lot of the time but this gift has changed all that, I cannot begin to describe how much.I actually feel like I'm at the pictures(movies) and I've not been there for years.
I envy all of you that have the 50" screens and home cinema's, I bet that is amazing. I'm waiting on a cheque for compensation, I may need to invest and join you all :rock
Now its time for FOTR !!
07-21-2005, 06:58 AM
Happy Bday Shell!
About time you get surround sound! Be careful of the home theater upgrade bug though! You will spend LOTS of money on a good system.
07-21-2005, 09:06 AM
I would LOVE a Cinema like you, that looks awesome by the way !! I just dont have the room but i'm happy with what I've got now.I'm waiting on a compensation cheque, once that comes I might get a bigger TV though !:naughty
I've not had chance to watch FOTR what with all the goings on in London I've been watching the news so I will watch it tomorrow.
07-21-2005, 09:17 AM
Yay! You gotta have surround sound to watch the movies, any movies, properly! I have a 42 in Sony Grand Wega LCD HD set and it rocks for watching movies. Crank up the surround sound so the windows shake and all is perfect! But, do beware, upgrading and changing things around can get very costly. Worth it though! I'm watching the prices of DVD recorders now and waiting not so patiently for them to come down in price so I can get rid of the DVR service with my cable Co. Just can't deal with VCR's anymore here. :)
07-21-2005, 09:21 AM
You're in for a whole new experiance. You should marry your roommate, she's great!
07-21-2005, 09:31 AM
Thanks guys, I'm going to do exactly as you say, I've been putting the settings right so its sounds FAB now!
You are all right, i've been looking in catalogue's at big TV's.....OMG...it's started !!!:lol
I almost did tielo1, she's my ex.:naughty
07-21-2005, 09:35 AM
Happy Belated Birthday Shell :grouphug
07-21-2005, 11:50 AM
Have a Great Birthday Shell!!! Great gift!!! xxx
I'll have a pint tonight for you!!! (or 6!!)
07-21-2005, 11:56 AM
Awesome B-Day present!! LOTR sounds so cool on a SS its not even funny.
07-21-2005, 12:04 PM
Thanks everyone, much appreciated :grouphug
Wrath, you make sure you do pal, have lots !!
JL, thank you, I was going to start watching all 3 films today once it was set up but with one thing and another I didnt have chance.
So I'm gonna sit down tomorrow and watch all 3 films in one day. Alcohol in one hand and popcorn and sweeties in the other :dance
Can't wait !!!
07-21-2005, 01:18 PM
Happy B-day SHELL!!! Sorry, I'm late too! Enjoy your new experience! SS is definetly a must!
Once we move (SOOOON) we will be getting all new TV/SS system. What we have now is fine. Nice TV, but not huge and the SONY Dreamsystem Surrond Sound which SUCKS!!!!!!
It does this thing where it equalizes all the sound, so if someone/something makes a jarring sound... can be as big as an explotion or as small as the flick of a lighter.... it drops all the other sound down to balance everything.. and then over the course of the following 10 seconds, builds everything back up to normal. TOTALLY pulls you out of the movie experience, which blows. But like I said, we'll be upgrading sometime in the near future!!
Gruson has seriously got me considering projection over plasma/digital.... but I'll have to talk to you more about the differences Jeff..
07-21-2005, 01:32 PM
Enjoy!! Its a great great way to watch the best Trilogy ever!!
07-21-2005, 03:20 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHELL!
07-21-2005, 04:57 PM
Happy birthday Shell, Must be great seeing the LOTR, on a big T.V like that, in you own room. Make sure you have some good ale's with it.:toast I need to get a Sony 50". :p
07-21-2005, 05:02 PM
:birthday Shell! :rock
07-21-2005, 11:06 PM
Thank you to you all.:toast
Now its time to start watching FOTR with Surround Sound...yay....this is my day of watching all 3 movies in a row with my new speakers, i'm just wishing now I had a huge cinema screen like some of you guys:thud
FOTR here I come, sod the neighbours cos this is going to be LOUD !! :rock :rock
07-21-2005, 11:24 PM
Happy day, Shell. But I weep for you. Once you finish watching the movies as they were meant to be heard, you'll long for more. Better speakers, bigger screen, then more channels (5.1?? Bah! It's 7.1 or bust!), and then, well, I don't like to think about it....
07-22-2005, 12:19 AM
Well done Shell.
Im moving out soon so will invest in similar equipment then. But in the meantime I bought a pair of Sony surround sound headphones which sound pretty good, to go with my projector.
And Im waiting for prices for 7.1 to go even lower !
She sounds like one hell of an ex... :naughty
07-22-2005, 12:20 AM
Hi Shell its the morning after your birthday and I did exactly as you said and went out in real Irish style last night...........
I have just looked in the mirror and wasn't aware that SS had sculpted a life size Moria Orc bust!!!!
:puke :p uke:puke :p uke:puke :p uke
07-22-2005, 05:21 AM
Robodad: I'm only half way through and I'm already pining for all that you mentioned.I never realised that upgrading was so addictive, I would love a HUGE TV now !:wave
Revival: That sounds like a really good set up to me, nice one.At least you got a projector Screen :bow
-she is a very good ex :naughty :whip
Wrath: Glad to hear it pal, I bet you're suffering now though !. ah well, i've just opened my first can as I now watch TTT so no doubt I will feel as bad tomorrow !:puke
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