First House - First Set Up

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  1. a l e x

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    Compared to some on here very small but just got my first house which in turn meant my first decent set up... :)

    Next will be working on the GF to let me turn the spare room into a cinema/games room... :laugh:

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    Panasonic TX-P42GT30
    Denon 1912
    Panasonic DMP-BDT110EB
    Xbox 360
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    B&W 685 Fronts
    B&W 686 Rears
    B&W HTM62 Centre
    B&W ASW608

    Sorry for photo quality, the iPhone is pretty useless really...

    Everything...

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    The 1912...

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    Front 685 and control...

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    Rear 686...

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    Next job to get the rear cabling hidden...

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  2. a l e x

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    Just stuck some LEDs behind the TV... (how original huh!)

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  3. AV Happy

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    Thats a very nice setup you have there:smashin:.
    Good luck with the GF and the dedicated room :suicide:
     
  4. alpha10

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    Very nice and neat.

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  5. Mdre83

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    Very nice mate, I have the Denon 1911, do you have any heat issues from yours being in the smaller opening?
     
  6. a l e x

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    Cheers fellas. :smashin: The cinema room will be there soon enough... she didn't want any speakers etc downstairs and now loves them so only a matter of time until theres another 7 upstairs! :laugh:

    Cheers matey, not having any problems as of yet. Was on for about 6 hours yesterday for the footy and then a Blu Ray and didn't get too hot. The other three equipement "holes" are closed at the back with just room for the wires but the amp hole has no back to help with air flow. :smashin:
     
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    You have a very nice setup everything compliments each other nicely, and looks real slick.:smashin:
     
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    Thats a really cool set up, you must be chuffed to have your own house?

    Can I ask how you use your Apple TV? I've got a MacMini running plex in my lounge but was considering one for the bedroom TV to stream films. Trying to find someone that does something similar.
     
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    Nice setup mate. Wish i could keep mine so neat. Got a soft spot for B&W, they sound and look great.
     
  10. a l e x

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    Cheers folks, added a nice rug in front of the stands so adds a nice bit of colour. Also thinking of getting some more LEDs and putting them in the gaps under the 4 equipment shelves. Just need to add a nice canvas/transfer of some sort to the wall and I think i'll be happy!

    Re the Apple TV I really don't use it to its full potential yet, mainly use it for streaming from my iPad and iTunes movie rentals when mates are round.2

    Oh and the B&Ws... I've always like the way they look, luckily they sound good too. Always said they'd be the first 5.1 bought and was in the shop for minutes before I went ahead and bought them! :)
     
  11. a l e x

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    Brilliant film...

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    Decided to tidy things up a bit and move onto separate shelves... Apple TV now with Xbox and Blu Ray move...

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    First part of networking done... one of the switches hid under the sky box feeding all the equipment down here...

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    Loving internet radio...

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    The cats favourite listening position...

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  12. liamt

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    isnt apple tv limited to 720p?

    there are tonnes of streaming solutions now. after having an iphone i wouldnt touch future apple products with a barge pole.

    ac ryan seems to be popular
     
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    cool stuff, where did you get your tv stands?

    Also, does your kinect work ok sitting to the left of your tv?

    Mark
     
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    great setup mate.

    what kind of led lights did you use? any links? cheers!
     
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    Hi nice set up, where did you get the led's from? I have seen them a lot but never actually in a shop!
     
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    ^^^^^
    Same question as above about LED?
     
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    You can get White/Blue LED strips from ikea.

    Bought a strip the weekend, cost me a tenner.
     
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    Very nice, your new neighbours are going to love you ;-)
     
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    Ikea matey. Kinect usually moves when getting used, need to get a bracket to attach to the TV really...

    Can anyone recommend one?

    Cheers folks, the LEDs are from ikea... not bad for £30.

    Cheers matey. Luckily its a new house and has top sound proofing so it should be ok... *touch wood*!
     
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    Great setup and gear, Alex, congrats!
     
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    Cheers Rodrigues.

    I'm already thinking about changing, I can't get wall mounting the TV out my head at the moment. Have one to do in the main bedroom and a bit of networking to do but after that I think its going to be my next project...
     
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    Were you thinking of mounting it higher than it is now?
     
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    Really nice setup Alex. Love the look of those B&W's. How is the centre in that position? I always found that anything below head height isn't as effective?
     
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    Yeh probably a bit higher to allow the centre to sit on top the unit and not cover the screen. At the moment its at a pretty perfect height really, the reflection in the TV makes it look like my head is top of the screen but in reality its pretty much centre.

    Its not too bad to be fair, i've put a couple of rubber pads under the front so its slightly lifted now, I'm thinking of getting one of those mouse mat wrist protector things to lift it a bit more so its pointing more towards ear height...

    Loving your set up too by the way!
     
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    Hmmm I also really need to get the rear cabling sorted out...!
     
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    New clock, thrown a spanner in the works, need to decide whether to put it on the wall above the TV or whether to wall mount the TV...

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  27. liamt

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    we need a new clock for kitchen and dont want digital as i want to teach my son how to tell the time. i think that one would confuse the hell out of him! :)

    nice clock though!
     
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    Yeh its not the easiest to read clock! Its different though!

    Had a tinker with the LED lights, much more even now and light the back wall pretty much to the ceiling. The house seems to glow when you look through the window and they're on!

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    Hey, Are you happy with the 1912 then? Have you found any bad points with it yet?
     
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    More then happy with it really. Its perfect for a living room set up, the B&W don't need huge amounts of power and the Denon does more then it needs to. Soon to start the cinema set up in a spare room so will be looking at another receiver, reckon ill probably stay with Denon.
     

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