My little dedicated projector room

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  1. Broadsword

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    This is the current setup.

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    And the updated pictures from here, http://www.avforums.com/forums/memb...-dedicated-projector-room-3.html#post10767201

    and the start of the Devore panels are on this post http://www.avforums.com/forums/memb...-dedicated-projector-room-3.html#post10877402

    The kit is:

    Sanyo z2000 Projector
    SkyHD
    Denon 1909 Amplifier
    Sony BDP350 Blu ray
    PS3
    WDTV Live
    IR2BT PS3 adaptor
    Harmony One Remote
    Mission M35 Front speakers
    Mision M3c2 Center speaker
    Mission M3ds Surrounds
    Rel Q150MkII Subwoofer
    QNAP 410 NAS
    Alphason Ambri ABR1100 Cabinet


    And the original thread is as below:



    This is our spare room which is 6m long by around 8 foot wide. My first effort is as below.

    The carpet and blind was there when I moved in, but the paintwork is my fault. Probably not the right choice at the time but I wanted it as dark as possible. Anyway the PJ was a panasonic PT-AE200, strictly 480p affair which really didn't produce a good 106" image but it was fine for a few years.

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    Which was basically the best I could do with the time and money I had. But before Christmas I decided it was time for a 1080p upgrade and some general tidying up. The room was made for this as the gap above the speakers is exactly 16:9 in ratio. Anyway I installed the following

    Denon 1909
    Sanyo z2000
    Sony BDP 350
    Alphason Ambri ABR1100
    New carpet
    Lick of paint
    Some framed posters

    and some D-Line trunking and I turned it into this:

    Its far from perfect but we love it and Im very lucky to have a room like this IMO :thumbsup:

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    So there you go.

    I have a few final jobs to do, like put in some DVD shelving somewhere, upgrade sky to Sky HD and bring the PS3 upstairs and maybe tidy up the wires at the back of the room (ran out of trunking), but I'm so busy loving the 106" image from 1080p that I cant drag myself to do it just yet.
     
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    Looks stunning mate! :clap:
     
  3. Mildoo

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    very nice mate :thumbsup:
     
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    Impressive stuff.
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  5. SyStemDeMoN

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    Very nice, I would love to do something similar with my spare room, but the mrs has clamied it as her "Office":thumbsdow
     
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    Very nice tidy setup and good use of a room. Dedicated room and projector is the way to go. Well done for hiding all the cable too; makes all the difference.

    How's the new projector - I'm wondering about upgrading my PJ TX-200.

    Cheers
    Mike
     
  7. Riverslide

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    Wow amazing setup here :smashin:

    i really like your projector room.
     
  8. hagur

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    Nice little room! :smashin:
     
  9. DJWhiteWolf

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    Very Impressive little room you have there mate. Well done

    WW :cool:
     
  10. danmc_82

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    Very nice, well done.
     
  11. ooocamperooo

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    Lovely setup bud... :thumbsup: Perfect little office pad...
     
  12. cdm22

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    Is that the UK Serenity Quad poster I see? Good man :thumbsup:


    oh, and nice set up! :)
     
  13. Broadsword

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    Yup it certainly is.

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    Damn you! I have mine in a silver/aluminium frame and think yours looks better in black. Might have to change it now! :mad: :D
     
  15. Broadsword

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    Its actually a dark brown.

    Ideally I would have them mounted, but it makes them too big that way and costs more. I've a dark night, lord of the rings and stardust :rotfl: poster to frame sometime. Although Ive not much room left to hang them anyway.
     
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    Very nice mate. I love dedicated rooms. Any quality issues projecting straight onto the wall? (I dont see a screen unless I'm blind?!)
     
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    That's a very neat and tidy little room! :)
     
  18. Broadsword

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    I've never seen a projector image on a screen before. So I'm happy in my bliss of not knowing how good a screen would be.

    I can't see how a screen could improve the picture enough to justify the £400 it would cost for a screen.

    The only issue, which is fixable is that the paint needs to be really done properly and smooth. I have a small patch where it was touched up with a brush that is thicker than the rest and on light panning shots shows up underneath the image as a smudge. I have recently sanded it down a bit and it has improved it so that it virtually not noticable now, but I know it's there and can spot it when I look for it. However like everything I don't have the time to rip all the equipment out to repaint it.

    But as a budget solution its still bloody good.
     
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    Where did you get that equipment rack from?
     
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    Wow thats a great transformation! You're a lucky git to have a great room like that:smashin:
     
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    great use of the space :thumbsup:
     
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    Very nice.

    Mine is even smaller! Thread to follow when finished :D
     
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    Screens do make a difference, but in your position there is one easy way to dramatically improve your picture quality and that's dark colours and velvet.........

    your screen is very close to the walls, as you can see, reflections kill contrast. I would have the walls and ceiling looked at. I have covered both in my room with velvet and the difference is UNBELIEVABLE :eek:

    In room work for me was the difference between dissapointment and delight.... They don't tell you that at the shop ...........
     
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    Good stuff :smashin:
     
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    You have created a perfect mini cinema and hideaway, there is nothing better than settling down with your favourite films in your own little ODEON. Superb room:smashin:
     
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    I would love to do that but it would just make the room look stupid I think.

    Its not really a dedicated room to be honest, the wife likes it how it is and its a lot nicer as a living space with the neutral colours than it would be drapped in dark velvet.

    I guess I could get away with similar coloured fabric down the sides.

    Alternatively, Unzooming a little can reduce the reflections a little and create a black border around the image, that helps a bit too.
     
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    How did you post your pics like that.Mine are like attachments that have to be opened indivually.:hiya:
     
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    wives andg/f huh? i have the same problem with mine, she wont let me put up dolby signs :thumbsdow Anyway when i saw the first pic i thought the room was really small but the more pics and the different views you have captured its surprising how much bigger it looked, great set up m8, well done :thumbsup:

    and to gordy

    use photobucket or something simular to upload the pics then copy and paste the img link to your post
     

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