Bout time i posted some Pics

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  1. Docta teef

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    3.5 years ago i had some of the cellar rooms in the house converted. At the time i thought i would place some pics on the DIY thread of the work as it went along. Of course it never happened so i thought it was time i got me backside in gear.

    From the main hallway the stairs lead down to my domain.
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    The hallway of course is the location for the booze fridges.
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    (Before i post anymore pics can anyone tell me how i post them as pics that will upload straight to the page bit stumped on that?)
     
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  2. chelsea.tone

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    I use photobucket :smashin:
     
  3. v CJ v

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    Looks nice so far, more pics :)

    P.s. Use photobucket, and copy the [IMG ] tags to your post here to display the picture.
     
  4. Docta teef

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    Latest Edit 9/8/10 Page 4

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    EDIT As of Feb 09 ive just given the room a lick of paint so have re shot the pictures as a result the HTPC now appears in the pictures prior to it actually being built.

    Thanks will give it a try(Thanks cracked it). Heres a few pics of the main room anyway
    Towards the back My PJ an optoma HD81
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    And the screen down the front
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    The main bulk of kit a sony 333es amp and a SkyHD box with 1TB and the HD81 control box
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    The otherside a pioneer 757 (its on large isolation feet to improve ventilation)

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    Theres an Olson mains block on the floor though i dont think it does much as the room has its own dedicated mains spur.
    Speakers as you can see are Mordaunt Short 900 series (how i wish id gone for the 500's)[​IMG]


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  5. chelsea.tone

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    Nice m8 :smashin: i would change the cabinet tho :rolleyes:
     
  6. Docta teef

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    you just dissed his favourite cabinet.lol

    looks great mate like how you got the centre speaker i the cabinet:thumbsup:
     
  8. chelsea.tone

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    :confused: :rotfl:
     
  9. Lewis201

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    What's the need for 1tb of space in the Sky box?

    Oh and nice set-up :)
     
  10. Docta teef

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    Its a classic design from the 70's i dont mean it a protective raincoat
     
  11. Docta teef

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    Well the short answer as to why as ever would be because you can.
    In truth though a lot is to do with how quickly you can fill up the drive with HD movies on the standard unmodified SKYHD box (cheers to all the guys on the sky HD forum who talked me through that one).
    THB i ve got a 500gig drive in the sky+ box in the living room though that backfired as its got enough power rangers and Dora the explorer stored on it to make me want to pull my eyes out.:suicide:
     
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    Nice cinema room :) Looks like a cool pad
     
  13. HandsomeBWonderful

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    Nice setup mate - saw the legs off that cabinet, give it a good sanding, add some mouldings and give it a light stain and it'll look the business. :thumbsup:
     
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    :eek: :rotfl:
     
  15. Docta teef

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    yes i must admit i too hate the legs
     
  16. Docta teef

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    Anyway if its a bit of MDF you hanker after lets go to the games room


    I never could play pool so it had to be air hockey[​IMG]

    Not that im much good at that either[​IMG]

    And for the true chipboard lover the retro consoles are housed in one of Ikeas finest (Prefab by thy name)
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    Do i spy a 3DO there by any chance? :smashin:
     
  18. Docta teef

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    :clap:Top man indeed you do first system i bought got it in my 5th year as a student a couple of months after they pulled the plug on it for about £250 i got the system and 30odd games still didn't keep my out the pub but passed many an hour. I may get rid one day but not till i ve completed star control 2.
     
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    Seeing goldeneye in the 64 brings back a few memories:D
     
  20. Docta teef

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    I do try to keep it a bit neater but this was after my 3.5year old lad had had a go at a few games at the bank holiday
     
  21. Docta teef

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    The latest piece of kit is an HTPC

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    I thought this would take a week or 2 been about 6 months


    Spec is an Intel 2180 CPU with 2 gig of ram. An ATI 2400XT and about 1.5TB of HDD
    Of course we have Blueray and HDDVD[​IMG]

    In addition as sound decoding is OB i went for a xonar D2 sound card as it uses the same DAC's as some of the high end Denon DVD players
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    The build wasn't too bad software has been hard work to sat the least. I started out with XP MCE but end up using media portal. I ve come close to having things set up a couple of times only to have to go back to a complete system reinstall but im more or less there (The guys on the HTPC forum have been very helpful Theydon in particular) .

    I ve got about 160 of my films backed up which MP will play back (though i need to do some tweeking)
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    HD playback works in testing though i there have been some issues

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    In addition i apologies for the poor photography its not my thing plus im using a phone cam for most shots
     
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  22. Mark Botwright

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    Ah i always wanted one. In my view it still stands out as the only console apart from the PS3 that looks at home in the rest of an AV setup.

    Nice work on the HTPC, i've just built my first PC and am itching to try building one to hook up to the TV to put all my DVDs on.
     
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    Great setup mate - loving it.

    As for your cabinet, some people don't appreciate anything unless its glossy black and the new latest colour, don't mind then. I think it looks great.
     
  24. Docta teef

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    And get this you could get an add on module that allowed you to watch films stored on an optical disk!
     
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    Job for the weekend was to add a tv to the games room
    cables had been hidden when i did the cellar conversion 4 years ago[​IMG]


    So at last i fitted a tv up on the wall
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    i did at least sort out the mess my son had made last week
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    its hard to get a decent pic of the tv as its in an alcove in a cellar plus being fed a picture via coax is somewhat underwhelming
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    Picture signal needs some work
     
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  26. Docta teef

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    The latest project has been having our guest bathroom done which is more or less complete

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    This has resulted in the creation of a crawl space off the 2nd floor landing into what was essentially dead space in the old bath room

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    to make this
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    Two things now spring to mind
    1)That area is begging to have some form of media server in it (as on the other side is the office room
    2)It wouldn't be too big a task to add audio to the bathroom even as a retro fit
     
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  27. Docta teef

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    Time for some pics of me pics

    The games rooms got a bit of a cartoon thing going on

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    A few Warners pics


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    And an original page from a copy of superman
     
  28. Docta teef

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    And then the usual film posters in the main room



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    Bit of duplication there

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    My all time fave "Best film ever"

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    And a signed one i picked up from a shop in the lakes a couple of years back
     
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    Very nice 'accessories'. :D
     
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    Lovely set up. Your using media portal which im thinking of giving a trail now wat skin are u using cause i love that skin u got on screen? :D
     

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