My New Cinema Room

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  1. un1eash

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    Moved into my first house last June and ever since having the offer excepted i've said the second bedroom on the top floor is going to be my cinema room, its 3mx4m. I was looking at having my 50" PZ70 in their with a drop down screen but decided to just go for a projector on the wall instead.

    Equipment is..

    Optoma HD20 1080p Projector, 105" Screen
    HD-DVD EP30
    Onkyo 607 AV Amp
    Kef Centre
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    Its still a work in progress as i need to finish painting the screen (AAA is in the post and have the S0907-Y70R paint), possibly get a darker carpet/rug and paint the doors. Also waiting on an AV cabinet as the one i'm going to use is currenty in use in the living room.

    Before...
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    After 2 days of painting, Dulux Intense Truffle...
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    Early evening with camera flash on...
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    Same image with flash off, showing how dark the room gets...
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  2. Dan Baker

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    Looks like a damn good start, how big is the image you throw onto the wall?
     
  3. un1eash

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    Its 105", goes right upto the speakers with just enough space for a 2 inch black border.
     
  4. un1eash

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    Nearly finished, just the border to do this weekend now...

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    Looking good sir. Great size screen. Just started mine 2 weeks ago. "The Loft Cinema"
     
  6. un1eash

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    What a difference a border make....

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    Very nice indeed. Like you say the border just finishes it off!
     
  8. un1eash

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    I've repositioned my fronts, finally add a subwoofer to the mix and got a billy bookcase to hold all my dvds and games....

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    The walls are alot darker then the photos look and i plan to change the carpet and paint the white woodwork a darker colour. With summer coming up theres a little light leaking through the edges of my curtains i'll need to address also.
     
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    Looks very nice and clean, congrats!
    Have you thought on put the center speaker over the cabinet?
    Cheers :smashin:
     
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    Lovely room mate, its got a very warm look to it.

    That AV stand is nice, where is it from?
     
  11. un1eash

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    I did think about it but then where would i put my lightsaber :)

    It was from a local furniture shop in Leicester that closed down, i looked everywhere for one i liked. It use to be in my bedroom and maybe wouldnt be my first choice for my cinema room but wasnt needed in the new living room.
     
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    L :laugh: L
     
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    Dude, I have the exact same cabinet as you (bought here in Australia) and have my center speaker under the glass as well. My plasma screen sits on the cabinet which sucks as I need to take the glass off if I want to take the speaker or the receiver out.
    I don't have a lightsaber though. (frowney face)
     
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    Very nice mate. neat and tidy too.
     
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    Good series of photos, love the finished article.
     
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    Hey mate, loving the setup....what did you use to paint your screen, was it a matt white or did you go for the black widow paint that I'm hearing loads about on this forum?
     
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    Looks lovely, all nice and clean. You did a great job on the screen!
     
  18. un1eash

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    Sorry for the delays.

    My screen was done using the Black Widow UK 4:1 mix. I measured it up using the image from the projector rather then making the projector fit the screen, its a near perfect 16:9 ratio.

    Its 3 coats of BW painted directly onto the wall using a small roller, the wall was near perfect and only required a light sand to remove the roller marks in the previous paint. The border was a sample pot of matt black which i back masked using frog tape. All in for the screen it came to less then £25.
     
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    Great screen you have there mate, I'm going with one of the brews I've seen on here, Dulux Matt White tinted with S0907-Y70R my order of the AAA should arrive in the next couple of days hopefully so I will be able to complete the mix. Did you use 4 parts paint to one part AAA?

    Midge
     
  20. un1eash

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    Yes i went with the 4:1mix, i ordered a 1ltr tin of S0907-Y70R (which is a strange salmon type colour) then 2 120ml tubes of AAA. I used a paint mixing tub from B&Q and put in 960ml of the S0907-Y70R and the 2 tubes of AAA. There was quite abit left over from my 110" screen so i washed out the 40ml or so of paint from tin and put the left over paint mix back in there for future use.
     
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    Thanks for the info mate. Did you just ask B & Q for a litre of S0907-Y70R paint or did they tint a base colour like matt white or something? My AAA arrived this morning and I hope to be able to complete doing my screen over the weekend. Thanks again for the info.

    Midge
     
  22. un1eash

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    S0907-Y70R isnt a paint they stock so you have to get it mixed by them, if you give them the number they can find it on the computer and it only takes a couple minutes for them to mix it. Theres a couple different finishes and its matte that you want.
     
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    Thanks once again for your help. I'll nip into B&Q tomorrow morning and get them to mix me some, screen is going to be pretty much the same size as your own, so looks like I will have spare paint too.

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