Happy Halloween everyone. Ashley won her school’s costume contest for “funniest” by going as Mac and Cheese. It’s a 100% custom made costume and I’ll post some pics soon. It’s unique to say the least.
The Home Theater goodies are on the way. I will be EATING mac and cheese for the next two months because of it, but hey…I’ll make that sacrifice. I like mac and cheese. The good people on the AVS forums helped me tremendously when it came to picking out the hardware.
We start with the Sony Bravia SXRD KDS-60A3000 60″ 1080p Rear Projection HDTV
I went with the Yamaha RX-V661BL Receiver
The Athena Bookshelf series of speakers with two stands and the center channel.
The Velodyne VX-10 Subwoofer.
I think I’ll be getting the Omni center channel holder as well to place on top of the TV.
With a new HT system you gotta get furniture, right?
I’m still debating on the Blu-Ray HD DVD thing. Not sure which one I will go with eventually. I’m also most likely going to get the DirecTV HD DVR and, sadly, saying goodbye to the Series 2 TIVO (sigh).
So obviously we’re really excited about all of this. This is going to be Christmas this year, but hey…Christmas is basically for Ashley more than it is us. We’re also “adopting a family” this year so Ashley can start to see what the season is really supposed to be about: helping others, kids in this case, who don’t have the luxury of getting toys on Christmas morning. My father had to deal with that when he was a kid, and he drove that lesson home to me years ago. So while I’m pumped about our new toys (really pumped) I always feel just as good when I can help someone out, even if it’s anonymously.