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a few pics of my front room, for the interested..

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Bonesy, May 23, 2002.

  1. Bonesy

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    A friend popped round with his camera last night, so thought I'd use the opportunity to post some pics. sorry if they're bandwidth heavy.

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    can you guess the film?

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    hope these pics are working

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    and the film is ...

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    any comments, apart from how boring the pics are..
     
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    It's a nice room.

    I strongly recommend that you put a carpet on the floor to stop reflections of the sound. This will give a noticeable improvement. The walls shouold also have some pictures or furniture on them so they don't reflect the sound.

    I see a Denon receiver. :)

    Here's my room:
    http://home.c2i.net/ahustvedt/images/ht07.jpg


    Tor Arne
     
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    Bonesy, when you're watching a film, do you find it at all distracting to have part of the TV visible under the projection screen? Does any light spillage from the projector catch the TV and reflect back?

    I ask because I'm considering a similar setup, and wonder if I shuldn't aim to site the telly somewhere else entirely.

    Thanks.

    Bert
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    Tor Arne - thanks, 2802- which I love, although keep thinking I should have gone for the 3802. Yep, I'd checked out your links previously, looks like you've got your set-up fairly well established.

    You're right, I've just had the floors done, and realise loads of sounds reflections, considering putting a rug down to try and minimise it.

    Hi Bert, it's a window behind the screen, so next purchase is a blackout blind from john lewis. The flash you can see is from the camera (my mate took each photo with different flash settings).

    The telly is on the right, a 32"er. I have only watched one film on the projector so far, (JPIII for the enjoyment of my girlfriend, to keep her happy about the way I've set the room up).

    There will be loads of reflections, but not from the telly, as I also have two windows in walls half-way down the room, they'll be more troublesome.

    I'll let you know what problems I face as I start running the avia and cornwall electronics treatments ;)
     
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    What about the window? Do you not get any reflections an light leackage ont that? Seems to be a good system thought. What is that box to the left of the Denon? Looks like an expensive power amp to me.
     
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    Bonesy, yes, now I look closer I can see that it's a window; stupid of me (though it does seem to be set quite low down in the wall.)

    Thanks.

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    hopefully nothing a black-out blind won't sort out.

    The hifi kit on the left is rega mira (integrated amp), rega maia (power amp) and rega planet CD player. I use a pre-out from AV amp to aux in on these.

    Speakers are rega 2x jura floorstanders, 2x rega senta and 2x rega ara (rear sides). Rega juras are fast, but quite boomy, and very trebling - an acquired taste I think.

    DVD player above 2802 is old panny 360. awaiting the denon 2800 mkII for prog scan. I'm sad, I like my kit to match in colour, etc.

    anyone want a xbox halo prog scan picture?
     
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    btw, cheers to Joe at media factory for help with the panny projector and massive draper 8' wide screen ;)
     
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    Bonesy

    Nice room :) I also had my screen quite high like yours, I now use the extra drop I ordered with my screen its more natural to look at, and not looking slightly up at the screen like yours. Have you not thought of lowering the screen enough to hide the bottom of your window, this would also make it more comfortable to watch, to see what I mean try standing up and watch a film for a while, and then sit down again, you will notice the differance.
    Your first job is to give me your Amp and then buy a Rug ;)
    My link to my photos is in my sig.
     
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    Cheers Tim,

    I don't really mind the screen being high, as I honestly prefer to sit in the front 5 rows of a cinema ! much to my mates' dislike.

    I did worry about a disconnect between the sound from the centre speaker and the actors on the screen, but so far haven't really found it an issue. My new centre speaker stand is 10cm higher than the one in the picture, so hopefully even less so.

    Perhaps this is because the seating is a good 6m from the screen.

    The screen did come with over a foot of black at the top, but I cannot easily lower the projector, the DIY mount already holds it quite low, so making it a foot lower would mean it would have to become physically moveable. didn't know how to do that. :confused:
     
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    Telescopic mount, solve all your problems :D

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    Do you reckon there would be a market for this type of telescopic mount?

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    :eek: how did you do that then? wheres the pics of it being made :( Do you have a pole sticking through your bedroom floor when its in the up positition ;)
    :eek: white ceiling, I painted mine magnolia, it made quite a differance to light reflecting from the ceiling. I am now in the middle of convincing my Mrs to have a dark wall paper, its not easy :(
     

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    Kramer, did you post any constructional details of your telescopic mount anywhere? I had a quick search and couldn't see anything.

    Does the tube slide up inside a slightly larger one above the ceiling? If so, how did you stop the smaller tube from rotating inside the larger? I suppose I'd go for a slot along the length of the larger tube and a locating stud in the smaller one; that would take care of the limits of travel, too.

    Or are these trade secrets, if you're thinking of selling them?

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    Where the Halo pic :(
    Best regards
    LittleT2
     

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