Christmas time means cheap electronics. It’s actually the only time I buy electronics since the discounts are so big and I can “suffer” through the old stuff for quite a while.
My current 5.1 all in one sound system is lacking any HDMI and doesn’t upscale. This meant I needed to use component cables for everything and with a lack of inputs, I needed a switch. After 6 years, it’s time to upgrade. Pioneer – VSX 1020k 3D ready, 7 channels, 6 HDMI inputs, upscales to 1080p, Ipod connector, multi room capable as well. Basically all the bells and whistles I need for quite some time. Given that all my gear now works with HDMI, I need a better projector too!
Well actually, I just need a projector. The Blue Hue isn’t getting bigger but it is getting stronger. Given that it’s near impossible to find any projector with component, I needed one with HDMI. Since I have blue ray, I figured might as well go 1080p/3D ready as well. Here comes the Epson 3850. Optical zoom, better contrast, great luminosity and most importantly, a larger throwing area. It was the cheapest 1080p I could find that would throw 118″ over a 15 foot gap.
The receiver should be here in a few days, which will have me rewire quite a few things. Projector next week and that will be that. Oh, I need a new HDMI cable too. Found a 16 footer for 10$. More expensive than I’d like but eh. People who spend anything above 20$ for digital cables are getting ripped off. Monster makes amazing speaker cables but they make digital cables with a 1000% markup.