Jay's Living Room Setup

J4YP34

Active Member
PHOTO UPDATES: IF YOU'VE BEEN HERE BEFORE THEN JUMP TO THE UPDATES IN THIS THREAD USING THE LINKS BELOW;

(8) LATEST UPDATE (17/10/2010): NEW PHOTOS

(7) RE-WORKED AND SOME SMALL NEW ADDITIONS

(6) ADDED BEDROOM TV/ RE-WORKED LIVIVNG ROOM SETUP

(5) MOUNTED FRONT SPEAKS

(4) 5.1 HOOKED UP

(3) PROJECTOR SCREEN WALL MOUNTED AND FRAMED

(2) CUSTOM SCREEN BUILDING

(1) PROJECTOR CEILING MOUNTED & HOOKED UP TO SKY HD


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This is my home theatre living room.

The Kit so far:
- Infocus X10 Full HD Projector
- Custom Built Home made screen at 86" diagnol
- Sky+ HD (Upgraded to 1TB HDD)
- Sony HTIS100 Amp and 5.1 Speakers
- Sony Bravia 40" LCD with Bravia 1080 Wireless engine
- Sony NEX-5 SLR Camera
- Apple Macbook with Plex (temporary solution until apple release a [-]new[/-] better MacMini with a BluRay drive)
- 4TB Storage (for Movies, TV Shows, Music, Photos)
- Xbox 360 with Kinnect
- Wii

This thread is updated with photos as I make progress with the install so use the links above if you want to jump directly to the updates.

Living Room:


Master Bedroom:


Nursery/Study:
 
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kempez

Well-known Member
Looking good. Will follow progress and wait for more updates :)
 
Lol perfect choice of dining chair! we have the same :smashin:
 

p9ul

Distinguished Member
Is the dimmer switch the one that's in B&Q?

Looking at the black version myself - wondering if you've tried it with a universal remote yet and your thoughts.

(Hoping my Logitech 555 is up to the job!)

Looking good so far. :thumbsup:
 

J4YP34

Active Member
Is the dimmer switch the one that's in B&Q?

Looking at the black version myself - wondering if you've tried it with a universal remote yet and your thoughts.

(Hoping my Logitech 555 is up to the job!)

Looking good so far. :thumbsup:


I think b&q do the same switch but I've not seen a 3 way one there. I bought this one from tlc-direct. I havnt tried this with a harmony as that's the last thing I will buy once I get all the other bits sorted. I'm sure it will work though. My switch is on a wall that isn't in line of sight from the sofa and it still works although I do have to press the button on the remote a few times before it works from there. I've programed the small apple remote to do the job and it works great when your in sight of the switch.

If your going to put dimmers in then I'd deffo recommend paying that bit more for the IR ones.
 

chris_lufc

Active Member
hey man nice set up. Can I just ask how you've connected your macbook to the philips LCD?
 

Lemon_Sherbert

Active Member
Very nice setup, that LCD looks like a giant iphone/touch, how cool :)
 

J4YP34

Active Member
hey man nice set up. Can I just ask how you've connected your macbook to the philips LCD?

Im using Apple's Mini-DVI to DVI connector. £15 from Apple.

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Leumas_10

Active Member
I love that dark wood colour you've gone for on the floor. Will keep an eye on this thread!

Sam
 

.digital

Member
man after my own heart, thats very very nice, I also have the dark flooring with white furniture goes well together :)
 

J4YP34

Active Member
I've now got the Sky+ HD box and the Projector which I bought from the guys down at AvitAV. They have a demo model which they showed me at their offices.


Here are a few pics of the PJ which is now in place and ceiling mounted.

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Ceiling mount is Vogel's VPC 545. It does a good job and gives a clean finish.

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The X10 is producing an 86 inch diagnol image from around 11.5 feet. With no screen yet, im beaming the pj onto a dark brown wall and it looks really good...can't wait to see it with the screen.

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Now that I know where the screen is going to be positioned I have drilled the hole and wired the rope light into the wall. The light is directly wired into a fused spur which is behind the white cabinets. The spur is actually wired into the middle light switch on the wall which is a remote dimmer so that the brightness of the light can be controlled from the sofas.

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NEXT: Screen building...
 
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Bodgit

Active Member
Its going well, looking forward to seeing the screen up and lit by the rope!
Any plans on hiding the projector leads?
 

J4YP34

Active Member
Screen Building

The wood and material for the screen.

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The main frame was built to an 86 inch diagnol measurement with a 1 cm gap all the way around to allow for the border to overlap.

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The frame is held together using 8 right-angle brackets from B&Q.

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The frame is clothed and stapled to the main frame. Took a bit of stretching but wasnt as painful as I thought it was going to be.

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The 4 outer frame pieces were cut to size. This is what the border and rope lights will be fixed to. The pieces were cut approximately 1cm away from the edge of the main frame to allow for the ropelight to bend more easily around the corners. I also pre-drilled some holes into the outer frame to avoid splitting.

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Finally I fixed the rope light clips to the outer frame. The clips were purposely positioned off centre as the clips widen when the light clips in and would get in the way of the border if they were centered.

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Here are a few snaps of the screen in the Living Room with the rope lights attached.

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You can see the difference the screen makes from the image below.

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NEXT: The screen needs to be fixed to the wall and the border needs to be cut to size and painted.


Any comments?
 
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KobeoneHD

Active Member
This bloody excellent i love the home made screen that is a greatuse of the rope light!

Well done fella

KobeoneHD
 

Greg Zepplin

Active Member
This is looking cracking mate, looking forward to seeing how it progresses!

And the tv definitely looks like a giant iphone, not that that's a bad thing :D
 

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