Jay's Living Room Setup

Discussion in 'Members DIY Home Cinema Showcases' started by J4YP34, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. J4YP34

    J4YP34
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Messages:
    127
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Location:
    Woodford
    Ratings:
    +35
    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


    =========================================================================================


    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:
    [​IMG]

    Master Bedroom:
    [​IMG]

    Nursery/Study:
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2010
  2. Movieman21

    Movieman21
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2008
    Messages:
    312
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Milton Keynes
    Ratings:
    +52
    Super nice mate well done.
     
  3. kempez

    kempez
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2008
    Messages:
    3,754
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    Basingstoke
    Ratings:
    +281
    Looking good. Will follow progress and wait for more updates :)
     
  4. acgwilliam

    acgwilliam
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
    Messages:
    479
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Location:
    Leighton Buzzard
    Ratings:
    +72
    Looking good mate, cant wait to see the finished article!
     
  5. s0cialb3ta

    s0cialb3ta
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2007
    Messages:
    250
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Dagobah System
    Ratings:
    +38
    i love it so far :thumbsup:
     
  6. CinemaChap

    CinemaChap

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2008
    Messages:
    733
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Ratings:
    +41
    Lol perfect choice of dining chair! we have the same :smashin:
     
  7. Grangey.

    Grangey.
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2006
    Messages:
    5,779
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Oxfordshire
    Ratings:
    +886
    looks really good :)
     
  8. p9ul

    p9ul
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2004
    Messages:
    8,837
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +780
    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:
     
  9. tract0rb0y

    tract0rb0y
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2006
    Messages:
    113
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +3
    Looks good, what flooring is that you have put down?
    Cheers
     
  10. J4YP34

    J4YP34
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Messages:
    127
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Location:
    Woodford
    Ratings:
    +35

    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.
     
  11. chris_lufc

    chris_lufc
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    Messages:
    68
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Location:
    Leeds
    Ratings:
    +10
    hey man nice set up. Can I just ask how you've connected your macbook to the philips LCD?
     
  12. Lemon_Sherbert

    Lemon_Sherbert
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2008
    Messages:
    255
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings:
    +29
    Very nice setup, that LCD looks like a giant iphone/touch, how cool :)
     
  13. J4YP34

    J4YP34
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Messages:
    127
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Location:
    Woodford
    Ratings:
    +35
    Im using Apple's Mini-DVI to DVI connector. £15 from Apple.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2009
  14. J4YP34

    J4YP34
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Messages:
    127
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Location:
    Woodford
    Ratings:
    +35
    Yeh it does. Like the iPhone it's also available in white. :)
     
  15. Leumas_10

    Leumas_10
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2008
    Messages:
    2,132
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Ratings:
    +167
    I love that dark wood colour you've gone for on the floor. Will keep an eye on this thread!

    Sam
     
  16. .digital

    .digital
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2008
    Messages:
    104
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Location:
    Portsmouth
    Ratings:
    +27
    man after my own heart, thats very very nice, I also have the dark flooring with white furniture goes well together :)
     
  17. J4YP34

    J4YP34
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Messages:
    127
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Location:
    Woodford
    Ratings:
    +35
    I've running throught a few ideas on how to make my fixed screen. See the image below...any suggestions?

    [​IMG]
     
  18. gilford

    gilford
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2005
    Messages:
    7,611
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Welsh riviera........
    Ratings:
    +1,016

    Is it just me or does that LCD look like an iPhone on its side :D

    Cracking set up mate :smashin:
     
  19. J4YP34

    J4YP34
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Messages:
    127
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Location:
    Woodford
    Ratings:
    +35
    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.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


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

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    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.

    [​IMG]


    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.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    NEXT: Screen building...
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2009
  20. Bodgit

    Bodgit
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2009
    Messages:
    143
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Ratings:
    +28
    Its going well, looking forward to seeing the screen up and lit by the rope!
    Any plans on hiding the projector leads?
     
  21. J4YP34

    J4YP34
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Messages:
    127
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Location:
    Woodford
    Ratings:
    +35

    Thanks. Im planning on hiding the cables with trunking which will run across the top (under the coving) and then down the corner. Will probably paint it too so that it blends in with the wall colour.
     
  22. J4YP34

    J4YP34
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Messages:
    127
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Location:
    Woodford
    Ratings:
    +35
    Screen Building

    The wood and material for the screen.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    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.

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


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

    [​IMG]


    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.

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    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.

    [​IMG]


    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.

    [​IMG]


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

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


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

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


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


    Any comments?
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2009
  23. thelegendofyrag

    thelegendofyrag
    Active Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2007
    Messages:
    1,436
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Nr. Bury St Edmunds
    Ratings:
    +74
    Looks great mate well done!!
     
  24. KobeoneHD

    KobeoneHD
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2008
    Messages:
    193
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Ratings:
    +41
    This bloody excellent i love the home made screen that is a greatuse of the rope light!

    Well done fella

    KobeoneHD
     
  25. Greg Zepplin

    Greg Zepplin
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2006
    Messages:
    253
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    Leamington Spa
    Ratings:
    +17
    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
     
  26. alz2605

    alz2605
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2007
    Messages:
    1,383
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Degabah, Cymru
    Ratings:
    +377
    Genius mate! I like how you're watching "Cow Boy Builders." Hope you don't take too much inspiration from it! :smashin:
     
  27. Oggy76

    Oggy76
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2008
    Messages:
    26
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Great looking set up :thumbsup:

    I have been looking for a gloss white cabinet for ages that sits flush to the ground. I have had a look on the ikea website but am struggling to find the one you have...could you let me know how much the unit was please?

    Edit: Don't worry I have just realised it's two smaller units placed together and have found them. Great idea and still looks really good!
     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2009
  28. kdog

    kdog
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2006
    Messages:
    360
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Location:
    Ayrshire
    Ratings:
    +61
    Good effort mate :thumbsup:

    Loving the progress of this one :smashin:
     
  29. J4YP34

    J4YP34
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Messages:
    127
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Location:
    Woodford
    Ratings:
    +35

    Top marks :thumbsup: for spotting what i'm watching. Thats how not to do it...!
     
  30. J4YP34

    J4YP34
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Messages:
    127
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Location:
    Woodford
    Ratings:
    +35
    It comes with really small round feet that screw into the base so that its slightly off the ground. Stops the doors from hitting the floor when opening them.
     

Share This Page

Loading...