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0nimushi - Sitting Room Home Cinema Setup

Discussion in 'Members DIY Home Cinema Showcases' started by 0nimushi, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. 0nimushi

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    This is how it all looks at the moment. Had the TV from new. Bought the furniture about a year ago. Took me a while to figure out the layout I wanted.

    The sub is in the far right cabinet. I vented the base and put a home made speaker front in the side panel. Works an absolute treat. Was too tight to buy the proper acoustic furniture.

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    Pioneer PDP-506XDE
    Pioneer DVR-530H-AV
    Pioneer RCS-77H
    Sky HD
    PS3

    I'm currently trying to get some money together for the new 60" gen 9. Hopefully will have one on order soon. It's going to replace the 506 so it might be up for sale soon.
     

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  2. ooocamperooo

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    Very nice indeed... love your style... very stylist.. :cool:

    but here, how did you cable through the wall without disturbing the lovely brick work.. :lesson:
     
  3. 0nimushi

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    They're cavity walls so I could drop the cables down the back.

    I took a half-brick out behind the screen and another one just below the cabinets. Nipped down B&Q, got some sort of drainpipe adapter(!) and plastered them in as liners where I'd taken the half-bricks out.

    Finished them off with a couple of MK faceplates to match the rest of the house. Plugs and cables just push through nicely. Did the same sort of thing on a smaller scale for the rear speakers on the back wall.

    Ta-da!
     
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    Very nice set up. I like that a lot!
     
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    Very nice setup, very stylish :smashin:
     
  6. 0nimushi

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    thx guys
     
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    looks great!
     
  8. Martin.D

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    Top job!! :thumbsup:
     
  9. wayneclements

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    im a huge fan of exposed brickwork.

    damn my plasterboard 1 yr old walls. someone should invent an internal cladding!
     
  10. jolly

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    Great setup, very clean and neat

    :thumbsup:
     
  11. dacres187

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    Your setup looks great.
    Where did you get your furniture from ?
     
  12. 0nimushi

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    Cheers. Ikea believe it or not :)

    Part of the Besta range. Most of it can be wall mounted and they're deep enough for most AV stuff. Needs a bit of adapting but it worked well for me, and it was cheap! Think that whole lot was around £150. Check out their website.

    Not the best quality stuff of course. Most of the higher priced stuff I looked at initially was way to heavy to be wall mounted. Didn't want to spend a fortune anyway when I usually change things every couple of years. Guess that's who Ikea aim their market at anyway.
     
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    looks realy good m8. very clean cut and uber stylish!
    whats next on the list then?
     
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    Hopefully going to be replacing this one with the 60" gen 9 Pioneer. Just trying to make a bit more cash on the side to stop me upsetting the bank manager. Been looking at the Elite range in the US and trying to figure out the difference. No luck lol :(

    Before that I've got to replace my PDP-427XD with a Panasonic TX-37LZD85. Only moving to LCD coz I'm killing my Pioneer using it as a PC monitor all the time.
     
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    loving this setup. :thumbsup: clean, simplistic, very neat indeed. will have to make a trip to ikea i think!!
    as that lee from the apprentice would say: "thats what im talking about"
    the only thing i would change are the wall lights imo they look a bit old fashioned for this contemp look.

    (shame you cant attach the images via imageshack so they would show up in your thread rather than little icons that you have to open) http://imageshack.us/
     
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    I think those are going to be the last gen that pioneer will be making their own screens for (I think they are outsourcing, to panasonic or phillips, to keep costs down). Which I suppose either means demand will be huge for that gen or the generation after will be cheaper due to the cost benefits of the outsourcing. I've read somewhere that the cost of all pioneers should drop about 15-20% because they'll be saving 30% themselves on manufacturing costs of the actual screen component.
     
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    very nice set up mate,if only i had the money.:thumbsup:
     
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    20% of a 60" pioneer would make it hard to resist

    :D
     
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    Best news I've heard so far is that late 2008 Pioneer are returning to the separate media receiver option for the high end versions of the gen 9s. You'll be able to get the LX5090 £2k+ or the LX6090 £4k+ which will be the integrated models. Then later on, they're gonna launch the KRP500 and KRP600. These are the high end ones with media receivers and loads of funky capabilities. I'm gonna hold on for the KRP600 I think. Pioneer are gonna drop quoting contrast ratios as well, they reckon it's just a game with numbers. No more 42"'s either. Only 50's and 60's

    AND they're bringing out a smaller LCD in the near future!?! Demand I guess, remember them saying they'd never put their badge on an inferior product lol. And the KRF-9000D projector is on it's way too.

    Think the company they're outsourcing the glass to is Matsush*ta or something like that. Not sure of the spelling. That will be with the 10G not 9th though.
     
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    Nice set up Onimushi... looks great..

    Where did you buy your home cinema?
    Thanks
    Aravinth
     
  21. kayzee

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    Actually made me "wow" out loud! And that takes a lot lol...

    Very nice, the speakers look great.
     
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    Loving all the positive feedback I'm getting on this :)

    Especially as the furniture was cheap as chips.

    Bought the TV and surround sound system from Soundstage in Broxbourne 2 years ago. Cost me about £3600 which sounds a lot but was £600 cheaper than John Lewis at the time! Even they refused to price match which was a 1st for me. Soundstage is a Pioneer 'the works' partner so I'm guessing they get very good pricing. Guy who owns it is called Dean. He really knows his stuff.
     
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    What a brilliant looking set up you have there. Really impressive and of course like everyone has said, loving the cabinets from Ikea.

    The cabinets as you say might be cheaper than others, but they look classy and when you have idea's for them like you did, they look more expensive.

    I think it looks class and its a credit to you!
     
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    Nice clean setup, definately liking it.

    Love the Best Vegby furniture, I have the same. They are great, the problem is we have now said they were from Ikea, we could have got away with saying we spent a fortune on them.:D

    Mine are floor mounted though, as the amp is deeper than the units, so I dont have the backs on mine.
     
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    Thats a really neat look, sleek, tidy!

    But do your cabinets have to be open when you are using your equipment? How do the components get air to keep cool?
     
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    nice setup onimushi i like the black cabinets, where are they from? also have you got photos of the seating/ rest of the room?
     
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    Nice looking set-up mate, like the floating units :thumbsup:

    How much would you be looking for the pio??
     
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    Nice set up mate. May I ask does having the sub in a 'box' cause any problems?

    Thanks
     
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    Not sure about the whole floating thing personally, but like the cabinets otherwise. Definitely think you need a beefier centre speaker!!

    Other than that, great, especially the candles ;D
     
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    Top job m8 :smashin: now all you need is a duster for the ps3 and it'll be perfik :rotfl:
     

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