Dressing up ye olde...entire house :D

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It says something that I never realised my rather succsessful computer sales/service business has enabled me to buy **NICE** things to replace the crap I'm using at the moment... and a quick look online leaves me with this shopping list.

1- 20" iMac G5. But should I just get a hunky-dory G5 and hook it up to the

2- Bang & Olufsen Beovision 1 - gorgeous, but overkill?

3- Grundig Amira 38 or 45 LCD TV, instead of the Beovision

3- Grundig Ovation CD/Radio, OR UMS5100 micro hi-fi...

...HELP. I've never tread these waters(ie. moderately pricey stuff) before and I'm not sure what's good and what's not. I want everything to match to some extent... anyone got any better ideas than what I've already come up with?(be realistic...i can only afford to part with preferably

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err..oops

Yes I'm aware that I misspelled 'successful'. Why aren't we allowed to edit initial posts? Undecided

EDIT: ...more... the last line should end with "...under AU$8000 over the next 6 months." but it's just not there for some reason...

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Re: Dressing up ye olde...entire house :D

FIRE IN THE DISCO wrote:

2- Bang & Olufsen Beovision 1 - gorgeous, but overkill?

You have an odd definition of "gorgeous". I think "egregious" is a more fitting word.

(Not only is it ugly, it's $3000. For a 25" tube TV. Riiight.)

Not to sound like your dad or anything, but you might want to think through your priorities a bit before you go on your Bang & Olufsen spending spree. There's more interesting things to be had in life besides useless, over-engineered yuppie cr*p. Just because you can (at least right now) afford those things doesn't mean you *need* them.

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B&O

Aah shuddup. Wink

I've actually made my way to the bottom of my priorities list... paid off all my loans, etc.

And I've wanted a Bang & Olufsen TV for years...

OK. Gorgeous IMHO. Just like the TAM. Well, kinda.

Soo... the Grundig LCDs would be a better idea?

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FIRE IN THE DISCO wrote:

And I've wanted a Bang & Olufsen TV for years...

Feh. Outlets like "Bang & Olufsen" make me break out in hives. I just don't see the attraction of wasting money so... willfully.

Anyway. Different strokes for different folks. Whatever floats your boat. ;^>

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OK. Gorgeous IMHO. Just like the TAM. Well, kinda.

It looks like a TV, with the option of having a chrome pole stuck in the bottom of it. The ambiance of a bus station in your own home can now be yours!

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Soo... the Grundig LCDs would be a better idea?

If I were in the market for a fancy TV I'd probably get a DLP projection model myself. I almost bought one not too long ago.

Of course, I decided to take flying lessons instead. Cheating death is much more fun when you're doing it rather then watching it.

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If I were you, instead of get

If I were you, instead of getting a 20" iMac G5, I'd go on eBay and buy the nicest G5 you think you need. For me, that'd either be a 1.6 or a 1.8Ghz single. Then head to Bestbuy, and buy two identical 17" LCD's. Spend a little more to upgrade the RAM in the G5 to a gigabyte or so, and then I'd think you're set. If you play your cards right, you'll pay less that for a 20" iMac and you'll have a lot more screen resolution, more speed, and much more upgradability.

Think about it...[td][/td]

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Hell, get a projector and a s

Hell, get a projector and a screen. Then you could just plug in one of your older computers and surf the web from your couch.

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Hold your horses...

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Hell, get a projector and a screen. Then you could just plug in one of your older computers and surf the web from your couch.

Sure, you'd get a bigger screen image, but that wouldn't help much. What you want is resolution. Although you did make me think that getting 2 1024x768 projectors hooked up in spanning mode and then projected so that they're perfectly touching each other is the only way to get completely borderless spanning...

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Save your money?

Save your money?

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Err... I've spent approximate

Err... I've spent approximately zilch since I started FixItNow!(my little company)... and that counds as saving IMHO.

I thought of something along the G5 lines, but... the G5 is too big. And I'm in love with the G5 iMac. I'd like a 17" one(the LCD TV I buy will make up for the smaller screen size...) but AFAIK they top out at 1.6GHz.

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Ah well

OK, Eudi, you got me thinking... I've decided to dump the Bang & Olufsen ideas and go with Grundig all 'round. Well, maybe one of those TDK flat-panel CD/radio jobs to hang on the wall under the TV...

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I found a pic of the grundig

I found a pic of the grundig thingy. it looks nice. The bang and olfseon looks like way overpriced plain tv's. They don't appeal to me.

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Never knew a B&O opened down

Never knew a B&O opened down on the Plaza, that's where all the ritzy shops are. Saks 5th, Tiffany, Armani Xchange, etc. Too bad they closed FAO Schwartz...

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i just bought a CRT projector

i just bought a CRT projector on ebay, 200 bucks shipped. I have a nice white sheet for a screen. Im sure you could do better, but they are awesome. I will never buy a normal TV again.

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