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Nightmare Installation

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by candg, Oct 4, 2003.

  1. candg

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    COMPLETE AV SYSTEM

    CINEMA ROOM


    AMPLIFIER YAMAHA DSPAX1
    POWER AMP RB 985 MARK 11 THX
    DVD SACD PLAYER DVP-S900
    LASER DISC PLAYER CLD 925
    FRONT SPEAKERS MISSION 735
    CENTRE SPEAKERS MISSION 75C PAIR
    REAR SURROUND SPEAKERS MISSION 77DS PAIR
    REAR CENTRE SPEAKERS MISSION 77DS PAIR
    FRONT EFFECTS SPEAKERS B & W SOLID MONITORS
    SUBWOOFER FRONT REL STORM 3
    SUBWOOFER REAR CELESTION S1i
    SPEAKER CABLES
    FRONT LINN K25
    CENTRE TALK BLUE
    REAR SURROUND QED MONSTER
    REAR CENTRE QED MONSTER

    INTERCONNECTS; VARIOUS INC; PROWIRE AND AUDIOQUEST

    TELEVISION PANASONIC 36” WIDESCREEN
    VIDEO PROJECTOR SELECO SVP320
    PROJECTOR SCREEN OWL 7 FOOT MOTORISED
    VIDEO RECORDERS; AIWA MX 100
    PHILLIPS VR 756

    DVD RECORDER PHILLIPS DVDR 985
    DIGITAL SATELLITE RECEIVERS NOKIA 9000DBS
    DISH POSITIONER/RECEIVER PACE MSS 500

    LIGHTING ALL UNDER X10 CONTROL
    REMOTE CONTROL PHILLIPS PRONTO
    IR CONTROL XANTECH IR REPEATERS

    LOUNGE

    TV PANASONIC TW5 PLASMA SCREEN
    (8 METRES FROM AV EQUIPMENT)AMPLIFIER YAMAHA DSPA3090
    TIVO DIGITAL PVR
    SKY PLUS DIGITAL PVR
    DVD RECORDER PHILLIPS DVDR 80
    DVD SONY DVP-S725D
    SPEAKERS BOSE ACOUSTIMAS 15
    SUBWOOFER FOR LFE REL STADIUM 3


    BEDROOM

    TV LOEWE PLANUS
    DVD CAMBRIDGE AUDIO D57

    OUTSIDE DECK AND HOT TUB

    B & W OUTDOOR SPEAKERS ROUTED THROUGH YAMAHA DSPAX1
    LIGHTING CONTROLLED BY X10


    HI-FI

    AMPLIFIER CYRUS 111
    CD PLAYER SONY E333ES
    TURNTABLE THORENS TD160B MARK 11
    TONEARM SME 3009
    CARTRIDGE AUDIO TECHNICA
    SPEAKERS MISSION 735


    X10

    OCELOT
    CM12U 2
    IR7243 Infra Red > X10 Converter 1
    TM13U- RF Receiver, and X10
    APPLIANCE MODULE 5
    LAMP MODULE 5
    LIGHT SWITCH MODULE 5
    RF TRANCIEVER 1



    PC

    WIRELESS HOME NETWORK OF 5 PC,S

    COMPAQ PROLIANT ML350 SERVER
    PENTIUM P4 2.6 GIG ACTING AS SOUNDSERVER
    DURON 800 ACTING AS HOMESEER SERVER
    (STILL TO BE SETUP)
    LAPTOP ON WIRELESS LAN
    ATHLON 850 IN BEDROOM 1
    OCELOT HOME CONTROLLER
    HOMESEER HOME AUTOMATION SOFTWARE:

    CONTROLLING (BY X10 AND VOICE COMMAND)
    X10 LIGHTING
    COMPLETE AV SYSTEM
    CCTV
    SECURITY ALARM


    THE ROOMS ARE LINKED IN THE FOLLOWING WAY

    THE LOUNGE HOUSES A KEENE HSR1000 IR CONTROLLED SWITCHING UNIT..RGB, SVHS AND COMP CAPABLE)

    CAT 5 CABLING THROUGOUT HOUSE

    FROM THE LOUNGE TO CINEMA ROOM

    XANTECH IR CONTROL BOTH WAYS
    COMPOSITE VIDEO
    SVHS CABLE
    STEREO AUDIO

    LOUNGE TO BEDROOM

    XANTECH IR CONTROL BOTH WAYS
    COMPOSITE VIDEO
    SHVS VIDEO
    STEREO AUDIO

    Presently the Plasma is using the Component inputs for the DVD player
    And SVHS for the TIVO and Sky + and CCTV

    My question is this:

    How do I get the best possible images from all sources on the Plasma screen ie. component, vga, svhs, rgb, and composite.

    These inputs must be IR controlled for the Homeseer PC to control everything

    I am looking at RGB to VGA converters but now have found out about the Iscan pro

    As you can imagine this system is very complicated, I am almost there but need help with the plasma screen. Any suggestions would be very appreciated


    Graham
     
  2. freefalldude

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    Good Luck!!!!
     
  3. theritz

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    Graham,

    You might find someone able to help you if you post your question on the Cabling and cables forum......


    Sean G.
     
  4. digisocialist

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    The immediate thought that springs to mind is that anyone who is affluent enough to have such an investment in HE hardware, is likely to and perhaps should, pay a comparatively small consultancy fee to get a 'professional' in to optomise performance and resolve any issues. The cynic in me assumes anyone with that amount of kit and not the money to get someone in, must have stolen it! ;)

    Good luck :)
     
  5. theritz

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    digisocialist,


    That's really helpful......

    Sean G.
     
  6. Joe Fernand

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    Graham

    Not sure why you feel what you want to achieve is complicated - its possibly less so if you pair your list down to just the Video (+ Audio) sources you require on the Plasma; your choice of loudspeakers etc is not really relevant and just makes you list difficult/time consuming to read :)

    Your best bet is to install a decent video processor which has multiple input switching - the DVDO iScanHD+ or a Lumagen VisionDVI or VisionHDP would top my 'recommended' list, both of these solutions have multiple inputs and support multiple input signals types and are IR or RS232 controlled.

    Drop me a note if you want more info.

    Joe

    Digisocialist - whilst your 'cynical' side seems a bit harsh I have to say how nice it would be to actually have someone pay a 'consultancy' fee in this market :)
     

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