Step 1: Find a Good Location
Step 2: Use Old Computer Speakers As the Surround Speakers.
The third picture also depicts where I sometimes put my laptop to play games (WoW + FSX)
Step 3: Connections, Wiring, Converters, and More!
this is what i can do:
I can turn a composite connection audio out ( red, white, yellow) and then turn that into 1/8 inch connection. from there, I have two splitters that can then feed to my 8.2 (8 speakers, 2 subs) surroudn sound system.
in order to span the length of the room for the back speakers, I used a 1/4 inch cable and then turned it back into 1/8.
S-video. I can watch movies and work on my non-hd tv... =( . the quality isnt that good, but i can get movies from thepiratebay.org and watch them without much hastle.
Step 4: The Hardware!
THE DVD PLAYER CONTROLS EVERYTHING. the reason why: ONE reomte. yes. yes. yes. only one remote. It isn't even universal. the 6-disk cd player, xbox, gcube, laptop, all run through the dvd player. I have a box that controls which line to use because i have so many.
There is a little compartment int he shelf where I use my laptop sometimes. I can hook up the s-video and play WoW, FSX, or watch movies.
250gb HDD for everthing you can imagine...
Step 5: Sit Back, and Enjoy Your Very Own Show!
and maybe you have a HD-TV to make it ten thousand times better!