Home cinema/living room

Discussion in 'Members DIY Home Cinema Showcases' started by mrcolobus, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. mrcolobus

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    Here's my effort. Not enough rooms in our flat for a dedicated cinema room, but a reasonable compromise I think.
    The speakers will be the next thing to change, and we were going to have a DLP projector but a 2.4m aluminium blind doesn't shut out much light, bummer. :thumbsdow
    Most of the cables are hidden by false skirting from Stands Unique, need a bit more around by the consoles.
    The amp didn't have enough optical inputs so I used an optical splitter from Keene to run the Xbox and PS2 audio into one input, to my surprise it worked fine. :thumbsup:

    Stuff is as follows:
    Panasonic TX32PD30
    Marantz 5300
    Pioneer 565a (component, coax)
    Sky+ (svideo, optical)
    Yamaha YST-SW320
    Mission 732, 73s, 73c
    Inday RGB4X-R
    PS2 (component, optical)
    Gamecube (component)
    XBox (component, optical)
    Dreamcast (svideo)
     

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    Nice. Although a bigger screen would be ideal, I think the Panny looks quite tidy in there. I can guarantee you one thing, if you change to a projector you will be compromising picture quality. I have a Panny 28" CRT and think the PQ of CRTs is unbeatable. I must admot though, having a larger screen does give a more cinematic feel. I must start saving my pennies!
     
  3. Falp

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    Very very Nice! I like your room and system very much!I just think your TV is standing too low... so is the center speaker...
     
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    is that a bubble lamp i see in the corner? looks nice may i ask where u got it from?
     
  5. mrcolobus

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    Thanks for the comments.The TV does look low but it is roughly at eye level. We did try it on the stand provided but it dominated the room. The speaker used to sit on top of the old TV. I moved it down when we got this TV and it doesn't seem to have affected the sound. It's also on rubber feet and angled upwards.
     
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    I got that bubble lamp for Christmas about 7 years ago. My wife got it from the Mathmos UK web site, it's called 'Jet' and costs £25. It used to be purple and red but I had to change the bottle a couple of years ago, they go murky after a while!
     
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    where did you get that long white bitty lamp from in the corner mate? looks great
     
  8. mrcolobus

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    That was well cheap and came from Ikea, in fact the photo doesn't do it any credit at all, it looks much better than that.
    It hangs from the ceiling, unfortunately ours is made from reinforced concrete - good job my mate had a rude boy drill.

    Does anyone like my av stuff, or just my lights? ;o)
     
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    nice amp nice speakers, and tv, and dig all the consoles ;) looks cool, very nice room
     
  10. Slimchandi

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    Just realised you have a very similar speaker setup to me (everything else bar GC is superior)! What height do you have your rears at? Also, how many inputs do you have on that amp?
     
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    Rears are about head height.
    Do you mean digital audio inputs? If so it's 2 optical and 2 coax.
     

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