Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by coastersteve, Jan 8, 2004.
Many thanks to Gary Lightfoot for his budget projector mount
There are wires everywhere and it seems to cover half of a doorway.
Not exactly neat is it ?
You're right, its not fantasically neat. I'm waiting on trunking to run some wires through and I'm not brave enough to rip the floor boards up to get wires through. I wish i could afford a dedicated room for HC like the elite but I'm not made of money.
Fair enough. Looks like a great picture though.
What projector is it ?
Its the Sharp PGM-15S DLP with a Pro+ scaler.
I'm in a similar situation, but it's because i'm renting at the mo. Can i ask where people get trunking from? it dosent seem to be commonly available at all!
looks great mate. Enjoy
Trunking can be bought off the shelf at most large DIY shops.
B & Q usually have it in varying lengths.
B&Q, Homebase, Wickes, etc
Go for the stuff with adhesive tape on the back. Much easier to install!
Leaves a helluva of a mess if you ever need to pull it off though
does anyone know if you can paint straight onto this stuff?
Or, does it need priming and undercoat ?
Just using a standard Crown Paints Matt.
Why bother painting it when you can cover it with wallpaper?
Seriously, I'd imagine matte paint would adhere pretty well if the trunking is clean (alcohol perhaps?) etc.
Tried to remove a piece of that taped back stuff recently...........it don't half stick does it? Ended up leaving it in situ for the time being
Trunking is easy to paint, I've painted loads using emulsions and it stays on no probs as long as you give it a couple of good coats. (I never bother to prime it either, as unless you're planning to spray it with 2-pack or subject it to a constant beating the emulsion will be good enough. - some of mine still looks as good as the walls after 5 years, actually, probably better, must repaint that hallway !!))
Make sure the trunking is clean first though, just a good wipe off with a damp cloth is fine. If you have any real trouble, try giving it a light wipe with a fine sandpaper to provide a better key.
Also, the self adhesive trunking is not very strong and is adversely affected by heat if used in a horizontal fashion - found that out after the cabling for our bedroom surround speakers fell on my head in bed !!!! Best to secure the normal stuff using screws & plugs - and it's cheaper ! (a few fixings in self adhesive stuff will also pay dividends as it will assist the load bearing).
One more thing, if you have a big install to do, try buying a bulk pack from a builders merchants, usually cheaper than general DIY stores.
As we all know, this is such a learning curve, I wish I had got my builder to channel out a run behind my screen so I could have put my video cables into it, somewhat more hidden and minimal.
Not a massive problem as most of its out of sight anyhow, but I was thinking of putting some trunking up to encase my leads.
Finishing touches and all that. Gotta stop watching films and get a couple of little jobs done.
thanks mate, suppose I must experiment.
Kramer - certainly is not the easiest thing to remove. And even when you manage to yank the thing off the wall it leaves this horrible sticky foam all over the wall. Yuk!
Cap - If you have dry lined walls you can either fish the cables through using a couple of holes and a piece of trunking lid (very flexible yet remains straight) or cut a channel in the plaster board (make sure you avoid the dab joints) and get trunking that is a few mm shallower than the void and plasterboard together. You can then sink the trunking in the channel, feed your cables through it, pop the lid on and pop a skim of plaster over the top. Finally redecorate and Bob's your uncle.
Tommorrow I'll give instructions on how to bake a cake
Is it just me or does anyone else love seeing these home pictures to see how people decorate their houses!.
Whats with the mickey mouse, lava lamp and fluffy cushion on a shelf???
Hey I ended up with heart shaped cushions
Check out the Ill show you mine link.
I have a similar layout, minus the fluffy cushion and the Micky Mouse in that the door is in a similar position on the screen wall. What I did was move the tv into the corner then centralise the screen moving it forward of the tv giving just enough room (about 18" off wall) for people to walk round the left hand edge of the sreen and behind in order to use the door. It works well and gives a much more cinematic feel with the screen central to the room. My kit is under the tv and the sub is to the left of it. This allows me to move the sub front and centre when playing movies. The centre speaker is stand mounted and again I just move it front centre when needed. Good idea?
Steve thats the first time i have seen screen door on a DLP a bit of reorganising and you will have it all sorted mate.
Croc lets have some pics of yours then!
Whats wrong with fluffy cushions???
We are turning into interior designers - all thanks to home cinema....
Surely its the new rock 'n' roll?
Everyone to there own tastes decor wise , i just find it funny when people have all this butch hi tech equipment and then have fluffy cushions , doilies, lamps and candles everywhere.
Must be those pesky women adding style???? to the place.
Whats is it with women and cushions anyway?
it's for covering their eyes when they get to scared
Thats one of the reasons i bought the keff eggs. I don't find stray dust collectors on top of the speakers anymore
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