My installation finished HTPC+LCD

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by dolph999, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. dolph999

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    Hi everybody,

    so I've just finished my installation. The ingredients are:

    TV - Samsung LE37M86BD (Full HD)
    HTPC - Intel C2D 4500, 2GB Ram, HDD 2x500GB Hitachi, Sapphire Radeon X800GTO, Creative SB Audigy 2 Platinum EX, Chassis Thermaltake Tenor, PSU Akasa 550W
    Receiver - SONY STR-DB795
    DVD Player - SONY DV595 (will be replaced with Blu-ray player)
    Main Speakers - PSB Image T45
    Center Speaker - PSB Image C40
    Subwoofer - Nubert AW-550
    Ambilighiting - 4x IKEA LED light strips

    The TV is wall mounted. The support for AV components is a custom made welded frame. The cables are hidden in 2 cable channels, one for signal, one for power cables. First I had the LED strips just on the sides, but then I spread them 2 on top, one and one to sides. The video shows the final result.
    One more info which might be interesting is power consumption of the HTPC, which is 90W in idle, 110W playing HD *.mkv files, 145W playing Half-Life 2.

    Some pics from installs and final look. :thumbsup:

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    Video presenting ambilight:
    http://rapidshare.com/files/85237440/My_install_014.avi

    :hiya:
     
  2. Joe Fernand

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    Hello dolph999

    You need to 'start' work sorting out those cables and mains distribution blocks before you can call it a 'finished' project :)

    See http://www.d-line.co.uk/

    Joe
     
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    I tried to hide as much cable as possible into those 2 cable channels. OK, it's maybe not finished but it's tremendous improvement, believe me :))
     

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