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My Viewing Pleasure

Discussion in 'Members DIY Home Cinema Showcases' started by John, Dec 8, 2004.

  1. John

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    Well Gents ,it all started in 97 when I purchased a Technic DPL mini hifi which I connected to my analogue SKY box and AIWA vhs .
    Bought the tosh in dec 2000 , the YAMAHA htib45 followed in AUG 2001 . SKY+ in MARCH 03 (the VHS was then redundant :thumbsup: )followed by the XBOX in AUG (although I have only just modded it :cool: ) .
    The displays over the years have been ,The obligatory 14in portable . 22in 4:3 . 28in phillips 4:3 .32in phillips w/s.32in hitachi w/s all rented.Finally purchased the Plasma earlier this year


    Next upgrade will be the speakers I think .Been looking at the MS GENIES or possibly the CANTON CD1's as they are available for silly money from Germany.I'm not sure wether the Cantons will offer much above what I have tho.After that will be the DVD player then the AMP

    Currently sit about 2m80cm from the screen . Its about 2m50 from head to rear wall.

    Update Sep05

    Well the upgrades have happened :clap:
    Now have a Pioneer 575a playing the discs
    Yam 757 doing the amplifying
    And new Cantons 50's LCR and 10's at the back and a Canton Sub

    I am currently switching all the Video signals through the amp and upconverting where necessary , So Sky+ via SVid , Xbox and DVD via Component .
    I am still not totally convinced by this method , Plasma settings are a bit of a compromise between all three sources . If I can work out how to get the Amp remote to auto switch inputs on the plasma . Then I might switch back :rolleyes: . Alternitvly , I have my eyes on a Harmony 885 :D

    Gonna try to upload some new piccies , as before they should appear at the side


    Any comments more than welcome
    All the best
    John
     

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    Very nice. How do you hide the cables ? Is it a case of ripping out the plasterboard ?
     
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    I was so close to buying a rotozip to just cut the plasterboard , in the end bought a £3 drywall saw in asda of all places. Very easy to cut , just not very neat to use.Wish I'd gone with the rotozip in the end ,would have been quicker and neater(aswell as another tool for the shed ;) .Turns out my biggest mistake has not been to run a DVI cable to the plasma, what with the latest rumours of SKY HI DEF .o
     
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    Excellent job on hiding the wires, looks very impressive. Its amazing how much space you've gained, its a completley different room.
     
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    Thanks , It feels a totally different room , got rid of the fireplace you can just about see in pic1 ,The sofa is nearer the screen ,which is a good job becuse there is a six seater dining table the other side of it .
     
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    The one complaint I have is that I can't angle the rear speakers down enough.Hope to over come that with the next bout of upgraditis tho ;)
     
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    Nice job :)
     
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    Cheers Mylo , This section could do with being a bit more prominent in the forums
     
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    Can't believe I only gave myself one star ;)
     
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    Good work! After you chased the walls, what did you use to fill it after?

    thx
     
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    Just used a ready mixed plaster to get it close .The decorator I had filled the rest smooth , and papered over. Best £700 spent ,getting a decorator in
    John
     
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