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Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by IanW, Dec 23, 2003.

  1. IanW

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    Okay guys and girls,

    Feeling very good (not to mention fortunate) about finally having my HOME CINEMA up and running :clap:. Have been into HC for a while now but have only really managed to get the sound as good as I wanted, but now with the addition of the Domino 20, I really feel that HC has been achieved :devil:.

    Cannot get the images to work, so you will have to look on my rather unfinished (okay not really started :blush: ) website. . .

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    More here:

    http://mysite.freeserve.com/wallerni
     
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    No pics :(
     
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    How much for the scooby?

    :D
     
  4. IanW

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    Kramer,

    The scooby went about 2 years ago (and is sorely missed :( ). She was replaced with a new Civic Type R, although this has just been sold, for amongst other reasons to pay for the Domino 20 :rolleyes:.

    However, this time next year I am hoping to have another Scooby, and the Domino 20 :devil: :clap: :smashin:

    Meanwhile the Domino 20 is proving to be very entertaining.

    Ian.
     
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    Is this a CAR forum?

    Integra Type R here, full Jap spec-200bhp.......:clap:
     
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    No but I have a soft spot for scoobys :)

    IanW,

    Nice :smashin:

    Only advice I'd offer is to darken the room. Repaint some day while Mrs.IanW is shopping etc. (assuming there is a Mrs.IanW).

    I'll add a few of your pictures for you if you like?

    :smoke:
     
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    The things I'd do to get hold of that projector...

    Very respectable setup, I can't wait until my own is finished...

    Dimmy :)
     
  8. IanW

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    :clap:

    Kramer, you star. Many thanks for sorting the pictures.

    Yes there is a Mrs IanW. Thankfully she is fully on-board with the whole HC thing :smashin:. We are planning to re-decorate soon, this was one of the provisos of getting the projector. Although we will not be going too dark, but it will be darker than current. The house is only 1 year so is still covered from head to toe in magnolia :rolleyes:

    Ian.
     
  9. MAD ANDY

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    ****! how much was the pj if you had to sell the car???

    Currently running a heavily modded sapphire cosworth myself which keep thinking about selling but cant let go! :blush:
     
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    Domino 20 retails at, what, £3750?
     
  11. IanW

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    Mad Andy,

    Sold the car to buy the Domino 20 and get rid of some debt. This year I will continue to reduce my other debts, then start all over again by getting another Scooby! :rotfl: :rolleyes: :clown: :suicide:

    Ian
     
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    Great looking system. One question (other than how could you sell your Scooby), Do you use your pj to watch all TV, videos etc or is there a TV somewhere for this?

    I've just bought a pj and also have a 32" TV and the room is not big enough for both but not sure whether I can watch TV progs on the pj.
     
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    Mad Andy,

    I am keen to see the pics to get an idea how you have set-up the room, but the link is not working. Could you re post it.

    Cheers,

    Dave A
     
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    Dave, my room is only 13ft x 11ft and I have a 32" w/s tv and a PJ setup. I do watch a bit of TV on the PJ, mainly footy, but as I don't want to blackout the room all the time I wouldn't get rid of the tele.

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    cheers Kramer, just re-edited the post too removing the frames HTML part of the URL so should be working from both posts :D
     
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    as the pics only show the pj stuff thought this may be of some help, a top down view of the room with viewing angles of the TV and the PJ. Green lines are the pj throw (geared mainly for sitting on the 3 seater and as there is only me and my missus and 2 babies this is perfect), the blue lines are the TV throw (again positioned for ideal viewing when sitting on the 3 seater) and the red lines are the worst case scenario ie family round and sitting on the 2 seater (still visible but not as good as straight on but its not a flat screen either yet still easy to watch [as I type this im sitting on the left side of the 2 seater watching TV :D]) Hope this helps, cheers

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    Dave A,

    We only have the PJ in the lounge. And yes we watch everything on it! I have updated the details on my site to explain more, also I have just added a shot of SSX 3 from the XBOX.

    Ian.
     
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    Ian (and all),

    Thanks for the info.

    I have been doing some more work on the set-up and have bought a new cabinet to hold the TV and amp etc. This has lowered the TV just enough to allow me to project the image above it.

    I need to do some further work tomorrow to paint the wall (no screen at this point) and do some further cabling to allow us to send images either through the TV or projector i.e DVD, Sky, PS2.

    I will try to take some pictures and will post them so that you can see what I have been talking about.

    I must stress that the set-up is in the lounge and has to meet with the wife's approval and tries to blend in as much as possible.

    Dave A
     
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    Does the PJ stay in there when in use?


    Just wondering about ventilation.


    Neat tho :)
     
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    looks good although is there adequate cooling in the cabinet for the pj? as im sure ive heard on here the hotter it runs the less the lamp life so could be worth checking the instructions (mine says leave 3' either side of the pj but if it has to go in a unit allow at least 50cm's all round for ventilation.

    TV cabinet looks just like mine too lol! I have the wifes approval with the way ours is setup cos its discreet but she also loves the big screen when its on too which helps :)

    I started off projecting mine on the wall then found these cheap screens off eBay

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=22610&item=3068914071
     
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    woops sorry.:blush:
     
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    The pj does stay in the cabinet when in use and I do share the concern re temperature. I have cut the back out of the cabinet which allows the fan to blow hot air straight out the back of the cabinet without anything getting in the way. I have also cut out a round hole about 6" in the side of the cabinet to allow the other intake fan to get some additional cool air.

    I hope that all this should allow the pj not to melt although I have yet to watch a film all the way through so the next test run could see the thing burst into flames.

    Do you think this will allow enough air through? I have added three new pictures of the cabinet to give you a better idea.

    http://photos.freeserve.com/public/detail.html?c_album=523785
     
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    Hi guys,
    Interesting to see differing solutions to the same WAF issue of pj placement, like your solution in particular Mad Andy.

    Anyway, don't know if you caught it but I mentioned sometime back in early Dec on a Z2 thread that I would be trying out a retracting mount design, well I'm nearly there - near enough in fact to post a couple of pics. This first one gives you a good idea of the working mechanism, second piccy with Z2 in place with temp cable run (until I get round to hiding it). Sorry about pic quality I only have a 3 year old JVC digicam with stills capture (0.8Mpixels).

    Some info,
    Scissor supports: 6x Ikea Frack mirror scissor mechs used (x2 for each support). Mirror attachment removed from the end & two mechanisms pop riveted togther. Had to add third mech at rear after discovered using only two gave no lateral stability.

    Drop ht: just used 1.5 mm wire cable & cable grips adjusted to length.

    Latches: these aren't in place yet, though the plan is to use x2 loft door latches.
     
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    ok, that didn't work. Anyone tell me how to attach images (I checked the FAQ & didn't see the browse button).
    Thanks.
     
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    got it - I was using the quick reply option. :blush:
     

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    Z2 in place....:clap:
     

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