FRC Feature – FRC Towers
I thought it was high time that I shared with you all where I do most of my movie viewing these days, FRC Towers
OK so I do not actually live in a tower. It is a standard UK City suburb Semi-Detached just outside Brighton. But I do like to think it as my little castle where I spend a lot of my non-working time with the ones I love…. and my family!!
I JOKE!! But I do love my projector quite a bit and am constantly talking about it and how good the blacks are and the definition. I know my ever patient wife hates it, but she understands I have an addiction.
Here is the kit list…
Panasonic TX-P42G10 (Plasma Display) - This is a lovely Plasma, Full HD and provides rich colours and Inky blacks.
ONKYO TXSR605 (AV Receiver) - Onkyo receivers always lead the field in pound for pound spec lists. This one is getting long in the tooth now but it still handles 1080p HDMI pass through, HD Sound, and 7.1 Channels.
SKY HD (Satelitte) - Sky may cost an arm and a leg, but they certainly are throwing cash into the HD side of things now with more and more channels arriving on the scene almost weekly.
Celestion F1 & F1C (Front Sound Stage) - These guys were inhereted by us from a relative. He had never really used them and even though they are getting on a bit (like me) they still pack a crisp punch.
Paradigm PDR 10 (Sub woofer) - This bad boy handles the low-end. And oh my does it handle it. I have had to rein it in a bit as it can be a bit of a monster.
Tannoy SFX (Surround Speakers) - We opted for these rather than using the celestions as they go up higher in the Freq range giving everything a bit of space to play with. It seems to have worked and now all speaker sing beautifully
Epson EH-TW3200 (Projector) - This handles the film nights. Nothing quite like having the lights down and the big screen up. It is full 1080p and offers up some of the best blacks I have seen in a LCD projector to date! (I love her)
Sapphire 92″ (Screen) - We could only afford a manual screen at the time, but We have no complaints about this. Yes it would be nice to press a button and the projector comes on, screen comes down. But we cope.
WDTV LIVE SMP- This is the most used item under the TV. It handles iPlayer, Netflix and also plays all of my backed up DVDs and Blu-Rays of the NAS Drive! Very clever indeed and has never failed to play anything I throw at it. 1080p too
SONY BDPS480 with Multi-Region - This handles all the USA BD Disks I seem to buy!! It’s an addiction I tell ya!
NetGear Open Stora NAS (4TB) - All movies are backed up on here for easy access. Nothing better than being able to choose a film from your collection without even getting up from chair (I know, How Lazy?)
So that is the list and now for some images!!
About The Author – Scott Lawlor
Chief Editor of FRC. A self confessed geek with an unhealthy thirst for all things Home Cinema. Whether it is the latest Action film or Subwoofer. Check out his home set up HERE
What is in your set up? Care to share? Comment below…