Well, I live in Time Warner territory, but since TW and BHN are so closely aligned and Im a Time Warner fanboy, I keep an eye on this forum here as well. And I just love showing off my crap. Im a pathetic 27 year old loser who lives at home with his mommy and is addicted to technology. My bedroom is my slice of heaven after a shitty day at work.The TV Set Up
Time Warner Cable Digital Cable, HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Starz, Movie Pass, Sports Pass, HD Pass, Latino Tier, NHL Center Ice, MLB Extra Innings, Two Whole House HD DVRs.
DirecTV Premier, HD Xtra Pack, NFL Sunday Ticket Max, Two HD DVRs with Whole House Enabled.
Sony Bravia KDL-55NX810 55 3DTV (1080P, 240 Hz, LED)
Sony STR-DA3700 ES A/V Receiver
Sony BDP-S790 Blu Ray Disc Player
Cisco Explorer 8642HDC HD DVR (500 GB)
DirecTV HR34-700 HD DVR (1 TB)
Sony PlayStation 3 w/Move (320 GB)
Microsoft Xbox 360 w/Kinect (250 GB)
Sony SCD-CE595 Five Disc Super Audio CD Changer
Sony SA-VS310 5.1 Speaker Package w/2 Additional Speakers
Sony 3D Glasses, 5 Pair Total (2 TDG-BR100s, 2 TDG-BR250s, 1 TDG-BR750)
Cisco SE2800 8 Port Switch.
APC H15 Power Center
The TV may be the centerpiece but its just basically a display. The A/V Receiver handles everything. Its connected to the TV via HDMI, and using the HDMI switching capabilities this is how I toggle between my five video sources, Time Warner, DirecTV, Blu Ray, PS3 and Xbox. The CD changer is connected via toslink. The receiver has an integrated Sirius XM tuner, which is active, and also streams content from Pandora, Slacker, YouTube and other internet sources. A 25 long run of Ethernet cable is run from my router through the basement and up through the floor to the A/V Receiver. The Receiver feeds the TV, Blu Ray Player and the Switch. The 8 Port Switch then gives internet connectivity to the two gaming consoles along with the DECA which provides network access to the DirecTV boxes. Everything in this set up is hardwired with CAT6. No wifi here. The TV and blu ray player run a multitude of apps including the ones I mentioned above that my Receiver has, along with many more. The four remaining speakers in my 7.1 set up are in the rear, by my bed.
Main Computer Set Up
HP Pavilion 5000T Desktop (Intel Core 2 Quad Processor @ 2.83 GHz, 8 GB DDR 2 RAM, 750 GB Hard Drive @ 7200 RPM)
HP 2310M 23 Monitor (1080P, LCD)
HP Wireless Keyboard & HP Wireless Optical Mouse
HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus Multifunction Printer
Sony SRS-DB500 Active Speaker 2.1 System (300 Watts)
Sony Xperia S Tablet (32 GB On Board + 32 GB SD Card, Android 4.03)
Sony Walkman Z MP3 Player (32 GB, Android 2.34)
Sony Smartwatch (Android 2.1)
HTC Evo 4G LTE Smartphone (Sprint, Android 4.04)
HTC Evo View 4G Tablet (Sprint, Android 3.2)
Motorola Corded Phone with DECT 6.0 Cordless Handset
Linksys EA4500 Dual band Router (A,B,G,N)
Ubee DDW3611 DOCSIS 3 Cable Modem (In Bridge Mode)
Arris Touchstone TM502 Digital Phone Modem
APC XS-1500 Back UPS
The cable modem, powered by Time Warner Cables Ultimate Internet at 50Mb Down and 5Mb Up, feeds the Linksys router which passes internet connectivity to my two desktop computers, my home entertainment gear and also connected to the Sprint Airave. I live in a rural area with poor cellular reception so the Airave is needed to have reliable cell reception. The only components in my network to use wifi are my printer, and of course the tablets, phone and MP3 Player. Everything else is hardwired with CAT6. Its a rare occurrence to find a Time Warner install with a DOCSIS 3/MTA combo modem, so until I can get my hands on one, I need two separate modems, one for data and one for voice. The PC is getting a little on the old side. I custom ordered it direct from HP in the Spring of 2008. I maxed it out and the thing is still running strong. 15 in 1 Card reader, DVD-ROM drive, Blu Ray Burner/HD DVD Drive, Intel Quad Core, this thing has rocked my world for a while now. Everything but the audio system and printer is plugged into the UPS.
My laptop is not pictured. That would be an HP Envy 17 3D
- Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit SP1
- Intel Core i7 Processor @ 2.30 GHz (2820QM, Quad Core)
- 16 GB RAM, DDR 3 1333 MHz
- 750 GB Hard Drive @ 7200 RPM
- 1 GB ATI Radeon HD 6850M Video Card
- Beats Audio
- CD/DVD Burner/BD Drive
- 5 In 1 Card Reader
- Three USB 2.0 Ports, One USB 3.0 Port
- HP Backlit Keyboard & HP Wireless Optical Mouse
- HP 17.3 LED 3D Full HD 1080p 16:9 Display
At retail value, at the time of purchase, if you include the laptop, you are looking at over $20K worth of toys. And I'm extremely proud to say, not a single Apple product!--
For the future of our nation, we must unite and vote out the terrorist known as Hussein Obama. Come November 6 2012 we must remove the socialist pig out of office and get our country back on the RIGHT track.