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Living Room New 3D set-up

Discussion in 'Members' Home Cinema Gallery' started by byngo, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. byngo

    byngo Member

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    Finally got round to putting together a set-up I can be proud of.
    It's somewhat humble to many I have seen on here but it suits me for my needs.

    I guess the main reason for posting in the gallery is just to contribute.
    I spent many hours looking through the gallery looking for ideas and had some quite adventurous plans involving floating walls and the like, however, we moved house, spent lots of money having chimney breasts removed and at the end of the day my plans still had to pass the Wife's approval.

    If anything, what could have had more effort was the speakers and sub which are remnants of my old 5.1 all in one Sony surround system. However, the sound produced pleases me and the wife always tells me to turn it down!!

    Kit List:
    Samsung 46-D6750 3D Smart TV
    Sony STRDH 820 7.2ch 3D AV Receiver
    Samsung BD-D6500 3D Bluray player
    Humax Foxsat HDR PVR (with 1TB HDD)
    Self Build "Silverstone" LC17 Bluray 3D and gaming HTPC
    Generic Infra Red IR repeater (So kit works with the doors shut)
    Speakers & Sub are salvaged from a previous Sony 5.1 set-up
    AV cabinet is from the "Bari" Walnut range at DWELL

    I have also vented the AV cabinet with a 90mm Noctua fan at the back of the right section where the HTPC is and fitted some laptop cooling style fans underneath the cabinet to blow cool air into the receivers heat sinks and an exhaust fan at the back. These
    are powered from the rear USB connection on the back of the HUMAX PVR.

    I would like to thank everyone on here for their contributions and for giving the ideas, even though my effort wasn't that adventurous after all but I think has a nice clean home AV look and feel..:smashin:

    Pictures are taken with images from the TV's tuner being displayed.
    Might do some more with Bluray images.

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    Last edited: Feb 24, 2012
  2. Ninjafoot

    Ninjafoot Active Member

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    Wow nice clean setup, your tv looks real nice to.
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    Very nice, it's finished really well, puts my cabinet to shame :)
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  4. JamesG99

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    Looks really good. Can I ask, did you put up the wallpaper before or after fitting the TV on the wall?

    I'd like to put a TV on the wall too, but don't know if I should hold off wallpapering.
  5. byngo

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    Hi,

    Initially, I put the TV on the wall when we moved in, then we had building works done to remove the chimney breast and plaster the whole room.

    Of course I took the opportunity to sink a cable duct into the wall behind the plaster and fed the cables in. I left a draw wire in the duct just in case i forgot something.
    I only put the TV back-up after the decorating was finished.

    you should always have the TV out of the way for decorating but if the opportunity exists, I would get it up on the wall and plug all your kit in, then you will be sure what cables and lengths you need, especially for hiding behind plaster.
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    very clean, i like that :D
  7. byngo

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    Thanks,

    The only thing id love to add is some nice floor standers and matching Centre but they wont pass the WAF. (is that wife acceptable factor)??:)
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    Wow I like it, where did you get that cabinet from?
  9. byngo

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    Hi, and thanks.
    The cabinet is from Dwell. It's from the Bari range.
    I added the cooling fans though.
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    Very nice , clean and simple just how I like it :)
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    I like the exhaust fan idea for the HTPC!
    Where does air get in? Or do you leave the door open when it's in use?
  12. byngo

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    The HTPC has a front 120mm Noctua fan inside drawing air in through a mesh grille under the front edge. Aligned with the mesh grille is a 25mm slot in the underside of the AV cabinet.
    The HTPC has two 80mm Noctua exhaust fans with holes aligned in the back of the Av cabinet but I added the fan in the backwall of the cabinet to make sure there was airflow in the cabinet so as to keep the ambeint temperature down, which keeps my HTPC fans quiet.

    If im just watching movies the door stays shut because the remote control I.R receiver is next to the centre speaker and the HTPC does not get warm at all, but if I want to play games or use it as a P.C then the sensor for the xbox 360 wireless controller and for the wirless keyboard and mouse are located behind the door so for that primary reason, the door would be open.

    I use speedfan to control fan speeds which are almost in-audible with the door shut and watching movies etc but you can tell that it is on if you listen for it.
    When gaming the temps rise and speedfan allows the fans to go full speed which becomes pretty obvious, plus the door is open.:smashin:
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