My New pad - My New TV setup

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by alpha1, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. alpha1

    alpha1
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Right after buying my first place the lounge was mine to decorate. The rest of the bungalow was left to my Girlfriend :)

    Money was tight and I had already bought a TV a few months back, really I would have liked a Better DVD/sounds system :( maybe next year

    The plan:

    [​IMG]

    Right, first off I found the best height for the TV and bought an adjustable wall mount. (www.digiuk.com)
    I also had made some Custom glass for the Shelves


    I had 2 double plugs put in behind the TV. I grinded out a nice long channel from the ceiling to the back of the TV to house the conduit. In that had the Sky Plus cable, Ariel, and 4 speaker cables.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    Its finished now but I haven't got an up to date photo but this will do. Ill post one tonight for you if you want :)

    [​IMG]

    All the cables are now hidden and will properly be best to show you when I upload new pics of it

    Comments welcome
    Any way im new HELLO!!!
     
  2. alpha1

    alpha1
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    [​IMG]

    Speakers
    [​IMG]

    Overview from lounge
    [​IMG]

    Side:
    [​IMG]

    These 2 small wires will be put into the wall later this week
    [​IMG]
     
  3. barty74

    barty74
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2006
    Messages:
    39
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    Ratings:
    +5
    nice lookin setup! I really like the look of the samsung dispays, they are certainly more appealing than some! good job matey :thumbsup:
     
  4. alpha1

    alpha1
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Thanks Barty. Been looking through the DIY Installs and some look amazing. now in the Summer im looking to redo mine.

    As you can see form this pic:
    [​IMG]

    The wall which the TV is set on is inset slightly and im now thinking of creating a Fake wall.. what do you think?
     
  5. zpos

    zpos
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2003
    Messages:
    452
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +20
    I love the custom glass shelves. What did you use for wall brackets?

    z
     
  6. mhuk05

    mhuk05
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2005
    Messages:
    2,721
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    J6 M5
    Ratings:
    +214
    Why are the front speakers so high? Ideally they should be either side of the TV or at your seated ear height.
     
  7. alpha1

    alpha1
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hi,

    The brackets are from Focus and were about £5 a pair :) i was loooking at some huge brackets but there have worked a treat..

    Seeing this is my first install i assumed that it made very little difference where they were, should they have been placed lower?

    Thanks
    Nick
     
  8. shahedz

    shahedz
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2005
    Messages:
    11,043
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +1,921
    nice work, where did you get the shelves from? and how much weight can they hold?

    cheers
     
  9. mhuk05

    mhuk05
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2005
    Messages:
    2,721
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    J6 M5
    Ratings:
    +214
    It may sound a little odd when watching a film if a sound pans from left to right e.g. a motorbike driving from left to right (visually). The sound will start up high (one of the fronts), drop to the centre and return the other front speaker.
     
  10. alpha1

    alpha1
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    The Glass i had made from a local Glass Maker :) and the mounts hold about 5kg. there perfect for the DVD player and sky plus but couldnt really hold any more than that
     
  11. Jon Boy

    Jon Boy
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2005
    Messages:
    1,065
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Ratings:
    +81
    Looks a little lost to me and im not a big fan of a centre speaker placed on top of a dvd player?????

    The idea of the glass shelves is good and nice to see you've tidied up those wires.

    Jonny
     
  12. alpha1

    alpha1
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    what do you mean lost.. i didnt want the speaker on the dvd player but now the shelfs are in i dont know where to put it.. above the tv?
     

Share This Page

Loading...