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Newbie starts project......

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by GTM-KEN, Jun 26, 2005.

  1. GTM-KEN

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    Hi

    After alot of waiting and planning we have finally started the install... :thumbsup:

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    Plenty left to do!!! Just the power cable trunking to go in on the RHS of the mount well away from the signal cables. After all the cables are in two layers of 12.5mm sound bloc plaster board going ontop and plaster skim...

    Our front room is VERY small so all the equiptment is going in a unit in the dinning room, and using an IR extender "should" have control of everything with minimal equiptment in the living room :rolleyes:

    And of course sound system alot to install Pioneer 6.1 and KEF 1005 spaekers

    Ill keep updating on progress

    Ian :hiya:
     
  2. Kenny Glasgow

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  3. GTM-KEN

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    Hi

    Its been a while scince any posts but a combination of work on the house general and garage time on my kit car the AV system has been going slow...

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    Front room very nearly done!!:D Just a bit of painting and flooring, should be done...

    As planned all the AV gear other than speakers and screen will be in the dining room in a side table so its hidden away.

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    Party wall very thin so stud wall built, stood away from the house wall, insulated and double sheeted with sound bloc...Results have been impressive, its made ALOT of differance to the amount of noise heard from next door!! We have also splashed out on quality underlay for the flooring when it goes down, so that should help aswell....

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    Ken
     
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    Good lord how many screws lololol Looks like its well thought out and coming on well! looking forward to seeing the finished project :smashin:

    Jon
     
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    Same here :)
     
  7. louishm

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    Looks excellent: good clean tidy job
     
  8. Tesla

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    Did you run all of the cabling under the floor into the next room?

    How did you find getting the cabling through to the next room? Did you go back up the inside of your front room and then drill all the way through?

    Looks very good. :)
     
  9. GTM-KEN

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    Hi

    Thanks for the comments......:thumbsup:

    Not too sure what you mean about the cable routing, but the front room and back room are divided by double doors and the house has suspended floors. So we ran the cables through one of the many air holes in the sleeper walls which support the floor joists.

    As for the screws...we have never done anything like this before, so we guessed more screws the better! LOL. Those boards are VERY heavy so wasnt sure how many to use....

    The plan is to mount the TV distribution amp behind the panel you can see in the false wall, so I can get to it if nessecary.

    Although the panel is quite old now it still produces very nice pictures, and ive future proofed as much as possible by running DVI - HDMI - coax - component cables all the way from the false wall to the screen.

    On the suject of wiring we also have had to re-wire the whole house to I took the chance to install a dedicated AV ring in the consumer unit. On this ring only the AV system - plasma - amp - sub - DVD -DVD recorder are on this circuit. The hope was to reduce the chances of the equiptment picking up noise from other things in the house. Also payed alot of attention to routing the AV ring well away from anything else.

    Ive got a set of LED lights from Ikea "what ever they are called" after seeing them elsewhere on the site, should look good behind the screen. One idea id come up with was using a "floating shelf" ikea job under the screen to try and create the illusion the screen is sat on it?? Not sure if its going to workout or look right but there is only one way to find out.

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    Ken
     
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    You answered by (very badly constructed) question about the cabling, thanks.

    Personally I don't think you should add a shelf.
     
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    Lol , not being funny and i have to ask........ Wont fitting a floating shelf to create the illusion that the screen is sat ona shelf defeat the object of mounting it on the wall? you may as well just buy a shelf and sit it on that! Sorry , had to ask it was killing me :D

    Jon
     
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    Just a quick update.....98% there!!

    Everything working as planned ...........well pleased

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    All units controlled via the SKY RF2 system and using a TV link + IR controller which although a cheap remote IR system is working very well!!

    All HDMI cables are in place for a planned HD upgrade in the new year, Sony Vega and some sort of upscaling / switching av amp.

    Speak soon..everyone have a good christmas

    Ken:hiya:
     
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    Looks smart, like the fire to :thumbsup:
     
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    Great Job !!!
     

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