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Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Redwing, 19th Jul, 2015.

  1. Redwing

    Redwing Well-Known Member

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    Not mine, but an interesting DIY album from a guy who built his own home theatre set up over 3 weekends

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  2. wombat777

    wombat777 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    That's an awesome setup!

    As I have a small block, I couldn't have the room that large.

    In-wall speakers and subwoofer were won as a consequence of buying the projector.

    Planned the size of this room to ensure it was just big enough for the projector.

    Room is not big enough for a second row of recliners so I have a stack of bean bags.

    For cable ducts use 50mm PVC pipe and make sure the turn radius on any bends is quite wide. My electricians stuffed that up and hence I couldn't run HDMI cables. Work-around was to run CAT5 and use HDMI converters.

    This was the end result.

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    Recliner seats are from a factory-direct place in Sydney. Lounge-in-Comfort.

    http://www.loungeincomfort.com.au
     
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    Chilliblue Well-Known Member

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    Need to keep this thread away from my other half
     
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    If you need inspiration, this is a good place for screens and other toys.

    http://www.thecableconnection.com.au
     
  5. MichaelW

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    Hi,

    Here's some images of the one I just put in my new home in Bardon QLD.

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    And here it is almost finished...

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    I've just bought the 110" Showtime Fixed Screen from TheCable Connection which isn't installed yet. That is the room in the middle of the day with the projection on to a brown wall...

    I run:

    BenQ W1070 DLP projector
    110" Showtime Premium 16:9 Fixed Frame projector screen
    Yamaha RX-V577 AV Receiver
    Paradigm 7 Monitors Front floorstanding
    Paradigm Centre 3
    Paradigm Atom monitor surrounds
    Paradigm PDR-100 subwoofer
    XBOX 360, Blu-Ray, Foxtel etc etc :)

    Cheers,
    Michael
     
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  6. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    Here is mine that I built during my PPOR reno. Meant to post a thread on SS about it but never got around to it. Need a new cabinet.

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    And a new lounge suite :D
     
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    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    Oh shut up you :p
     
  9. wombat777

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    @DaveM, clever placement of screen and good choice of wall colours!

     
  10. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    We have the same tastes :) Same projector

    I have Paradigm Studio 60's and centre, Richter Krakatoa sub and Anthem MRX700 receiver. Screen is motorised so I can use the room if I felt like it, but its a dedicated area

    Walls are Grey Moggy, and ceiling I forget but its a charcoal not a black. All in matt finish
     
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    I had good success in getting factory-2nd or ex-demo receivers via eBay.

    I have a Yamaha Aventage 9.2 in my living room and a Sony 7.2 in the Home Theatre.

    @MichaelW - I also have the Benq W1070. Have you tried 3d content?
     
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    For TV content I have some HDhomerun network TV tuners under the stairs, providing quad tuners for a MythTV server.

    I run no-name android boxes running Kodi ( was XBMC ) for browsing streamed channels or recorded TV content. Have one of these for my TV and another in my Home Theatre.

    I can also run the kodi.org software in my Mac to watch TV there.
     
  13. Redwing

    Redwing Well-Known Member

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    This could possibly tie in with the Netflix (and others) thread ;)

    Watch your shows in comfort and style
     
  14. Big Red

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    awesome! One day I will have a PPOR with this room :$
     
  15. MichaelW

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    Hey Wombat,

    Haven't used the BenQ W1070 for 3D content yet, but just took delivery of 4 sets of the 3D glasses for it. I'm giving them to my son for his 10th birthday next Tuesday so looking forward to giving it a go.

    Is it good? Can you run non-3D blu-ray in 3D mode or does it have to be 3D content? I think I read you can just turn the 3D on in the projector then run any blu-ray content in 3D mode...

    Cheers,
    Michael
     
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    @MichaelW, I haven't tried 3D content yet as I don't have any bluray content - or the glasses. Let me know how well it goes.

    What glasses did you get?
     
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