Lots of Pics of my 'Renovated' HC Room....for those that are interested

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  1. calibos

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  2. calibos

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  3. Kramer

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    Excellent work :clap:

    Where did you get that couch? - looks just the ticket for me.

    Lovely job Keith :smashin:
     
  4. theritz

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    Keith,

    Verrrrrrrrrrry nice !


    Sean.
     
  5. museumsteve

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    very neat indeed :)
     
  6. damtom1

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    Do you notice any difference in sound ,when you remove the front grilles from the M74's?
     
  7. tonytigerrr

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    great looking room keith!!!

    I've just finished my home cinema renovation project so I'll post some pics soon, how do you post them into the message body???

    Cheers,
    Tony.
     
  8. loonatic

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    Now that's nice.

    One question...that I allways like to ask...what are the dimensions of the room ?

    And why have you not painted your xbox silver yet !!

    Cheers, Lee
     
  9. vexorg

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    Calibos


    Lovely setup... how are you finding the AE300?


    The picture from Satellite looks very good, is it really that good?



    Vex.
     
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    Great looking set up there m8ty...tho i'd have to paint that door a matt colour to stop that reflection.......
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    Think you need a control system so you can get rid of those nasty remote's!!
     
  12. Jack the lad

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    Looks great. Hope my place when its finnished will look that good. Only 2 months away (honest). Got a couple of points thought:

    1. How much room have you got behind the Panny? My 300 kicks out a hell of a lot of heat.

    2. Are your Mission surrounds the right way round? If not how do they sound?
     
  13. Jackass

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    Yep,

    Nice kit Keith.

    Hope you have many night's of entertainment on that couch. ;)

    Steve
     
  14. calibos

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    In poster order:

    1-Cheers Kramer. The couch is called the Kingston and I got it from Reids. They also do one called the Mustang which I was going to get originally until I realised it was too wide for the room.

    2-Thanks Sean M8!.

    3-Cheers Steve.

    4-Damtom. In a word, No! Though I don't have particularily sensitive audiophile hearing.:)

    5-Thanks Tony. You click the IMG tag and type the exact URL of the picture. In my case its on my ISP webspace so I would type http://www.mywebspace-etc.utvinternet.com/pic001.jpg. All my pics are there so I then just copy and paste the html it puts in my post, as many times as needed, changing only the picture name accordingly.

    6-Cheers loonatic. 13ft x7ft. I only got the x-box a week ago. I was just making sure it wasn't DOA before I void the warranty and take it apart to paint it.

    7-Thanks Vex. I love my 300 to bits. The scanline artifact is there but from my 1.8 seating distance with a tiny bit of defocus its totally gone. As I posted in another thread even with the smoothscreen I would still recommend sitting 1.7-2.0 x screen width and for me its here that the smoothscreen really makes the difference. With the AE100 from 1.8-2.0 the chickenwire/pixel structure was 80-90% gone with it only visible on light or sky scenes. I could be absorbed in the action but as soon as there was a sky scene I would be 'torn' from the action and fixate on chickenwire for the next 5 minutes. With the AE300 the sky remains pure blue!
    With regard to the picture from 'Satellite', I was actually worried that the crappy compressed image from my ancient 640x480 digcam wouldn't do the TV pictures justice! I have my NTL Digital box (as well as the DVD,Xbox and GC. (VHS via Composite and PS2 via S-Video)) hooked up via RGB scart. I am perfectly happy with the picture I am getting with the NTL box on the PJ. Maybe a little on the soft side. Any issues I have with PQ while watching tv are few and far between and are not down to the PJ to any great degree IMO but with bitrates on the various Digital channels. For instance we watched Bad Boys the other night on CH4 and it looked fabulous. It really looked like a Dvd with not a compression artifact in sight. My brother came in and said, "I didn't know we had Bad Boys on DVD??". The DPL2 and DTS NEO:6 on me new/ish Sony 1080 made a huge difference on the audio front when watching this movie too.

    8-Cheers Respectamonkeee. Although its the same colour as the walls (Dulux Moonshade blue) and I thus had both matt and gloss, 'she who must be obeyed' (me mum :rolleyes: ))would not countenance a matt door. The reflection doesn't bother me/isn't noticable from my viewing position, though I'm sure it doesn't help black levels.

    9-Anders. Plans are afoot my friend. A Dell Axim colour touch screen PDA with PDAwin and a colour Pronto CCF are on the horizon. Once I get that sorted and a Panny E100 HDD/DVDR in Autumn I'll be finished.............I can then save for an apartment and move out and take my gear with me leaving my siblings in tears or I'll leave it all and start anew all over again. I love this Hobby!:D

    10-Thanks Jack. The PJ is mounted at its maximum throw distance for my screen which leaves exactly......18inches between the vent and the back wall!! How lucky was that. Nearly as lucky as the M74's and centre speaker on top of Gear rack fitting within milimetres under the bottom edge of the usable screen area.
    Well spotted. The Missions are indeed mounted on their sides.....on the side walls. As I said earlier, I don't have audiophile ears and actually like hearing the source of surround sound unlike most people who seem to prefer their rear effects being less localised. Mounted on their sides mean one driver is pointing down at the viewer and one up at the ceiling. I prefer it this way though I'm sure most wouldn't.

    Phew! Anymore questions???:D
     
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    Did you put the cat out?

    :rotfl:

    Excellent work again Keith - really nice & should provide lots of food for thought for newcomers etc...

    Anyone don't know what a PJ does/looks like?

    Well you do now :)

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  16. calibos

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    Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that the Irish contingent are welcome to come have a look at the Panny if they still want, though let me know in advance so......
    A. I can arrange time off work
    B. Give you directions
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    C. Ask mammy's permission :D:D:D :rolleyes:
     
  17. theritz

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    Thanks, Keith, love to have a look for real.

    I'll PM you.

    All the best,


    Sean.
     
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    Ordering the beer now :D

    Should be well tanked by the time I reach your gaff :rotfl:

    Thanks Keith ;)
     
  19. calibos

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    Heres some pics of the blackout channel/guide I made for the blackout blind today. Thanks go to the guy in DIY who suggested something similar to someone on that forum. The thought never entered my head to use cable trunking. All I did was cut it to length and paint it with the blue moonshade gloss paint I had. I used the lid of the trunking glued in sideways and for the back side I had off-cuts from other trunking to do same. Saved me a fortune on real 'shuttered/guide rail' blackout blinds. The window is westerly facing and for most of the day the image would be almost 4:3 framed by lines of sunlight shining in around the edges of the blackout blind. As of today....Sorted! :D

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    Movies on a PJ is only half of the story though. You just cant beat Rogue Leader on Gamecube on a 7 and a half foot screen! :D

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  20. MartinImber

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    Firstly - did I see the Tellytubbies on one of the pictures?

    Secondly - I thought Discovery Wings shut down in 2001.
     
  21. calibos

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    TellyTubbies??? There was a Hobbit in one or two of the pics but no TellyTubbies?? :D

    The Discovery Wings channel definately hasn't shut down. Maybe your cable or satellite service provider took it off the air?
     
  22. nick shapley

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    Calibos,great pictures!

    The 300 looks real good,it makes you wonder why anyone would spend more?

    What are those figures you have?
     
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    GRR! every time is see that Elijia Wood dork, his face is just asking to be stabbed with rusty forks!

    He is so annoying, and can't act.
     
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    calibos,
    What are the dimensions of your screen again? I am about go in to a room similar sized to yours (about 1.5ft smaller length).
    Cheers my man!
    Markie Boy
     
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    If you meant this guy:
    "Just a thought,
    If you bought some white square channel conduit, or a similar white plastic profile moulding and stuck it either side of the blind you could use it as a channel to run the edges of the blind in to substantially cut down on light spill.

    Dave"

    That was me, on this forum, and you're welcome :)
    If not, I don't mind taking the credit anyway :)

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  27. calibos

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    Nick- Couldn't agree more m8. The next time I upgrade it certainly won't be to a dearer projector but another €2000 one. Maybe when 3 chip DLPs hit that price point!!

    Markie- Its an 80x45in (92in diag) Da-Lite Model B. Theres only about an inch free space either side of the casing. Damn thing has pretty bad ripples on the left hand side though. Very noticable with the lights on. Not really noticeable when watching a film except on certain horizontal pans. I'll be changing it to a tab tensioned screen eventually if I can get one that fits. TBH I'd be loath to sacrifice screen area if I cant get an 80x45 tab tensioned that fits. In that case I'll just have to learn to live with the screen I have.

    Dave- Was that you? Cheers m8! Brilliant idea!!:smashin: :D
     
  28. Comer

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    Great setup Keith, well done:smashin:

    Captin chaos: I though that his performance in the two LOTRs movies so far has been excellent:blush:


    Conor
     
  29. Greg Hook

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    You must be pretty proud of that room.

    Looks excellent, especially the picture showing the golf!

    Well done. :clap:

    Only wish I had a room I could convert:(

    Greg
     
  30. BBCuk2day

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    Very nice job! lookin good :D
    Can i just ask where did ya get that av rack? it looks like just thething for me :)
     

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