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Pictures of my new PW7 Plasma Install

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by mucca_D, Mar 6, 2005.

  1. mucca_D

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    Well here is some pictures of the install I have done for my PW7.

    It was going to be for the Tiny, but we all no what happend there :mad: :eek:

    So with 123electricals comeing in under £1500 and RS100 doing the wall bracket for under £70 it had to be a wall mount job

    First thing was to work out how on earth I would support a plasma on a plaster board wall. Indeed no only just plaster but only metal studing.

    I was told by loads that they had done it x y and z but with a small child in the house the last thing I wanted was the screen to fall off the wall (and the cost hay :) )

    This first picture is the obiglotory before shot. You can just see the rear right (as was )speaker from the CRT set up (tv was just behind me).
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    Working out things like how high and where to cut the wall

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    OMG He has cut out the wall :eek:
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    So back to the support of the screen. I have put two uprights and then put a frame in the middle with a 12mm plyboard accross into rebates.

    The whole construction is in there with 4 tubes of no nails :clap: and lot of screws
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    Time to put some cables in.
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    I then had the mamouth task of getting 4 Coax, BT and two speaker cables over from the old AV rack in front of the window to this new location.
    Only one thing for it........ Dimond Disc cutter :thumbsup:
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    How much dust you ask? a weeks worth of cleaning, is how much.
    This shows the cables in place to which I then sealed in for ever with a screed mix
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  2. dubledene

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    wheres the rest of the pix??
     
  3. Pezerinno

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    What is the rest of your setup going to be?
     
  4. mucca_D

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    LOL F-ing IE crashed half way through posting. Will cary on in this post

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    I then put more frames in the wall to put back the plaster board I took off. And just like all thease types of jobs, unless you can do plastering its best to pay someone else.

    I put up new pannels and taped all the joints and put the jointing compound on. Got a Plaster to Skim the whole wall for £60 (no bad I thought)

    Two coats of white and two of top and job done.

    Sorry maybe I should of shown some bracket shots. What I will say it allthougt I was happy with the huge screws I used into the pre drilled holes, I could not help it put some extra ones in :thumbsup:

    Here is the setup all done. Well almost, I wanted to put the sub in the wall too (the understairs is behind the wall) but the lady did not want a grill on the wall. Its not over yet :D
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    You can see my other new toy on the top of the stand. After seeing all use them at the Bristol Show I had to get me one of those Gyration mouse and keyboard set up.
    Another one, and that is the Underworld Live cover sat awaiting to be played at high volume (again KEF room, Bristol show using this to demo, And as I was there ie Glasto, I wanted to compare mine set up with the new Kefs, but thats another story) :cool:
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    Well I had to show one off with the AVF on there :clap:

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    Well he wanted me to take a picture of him, and you get to see the AV set up
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    PC is a Mini-ITX 1gig and 1gig mem on my wifi network with a panasonic slim DVD-/+RW

    Thanks you AVForums. you lot at a good bunch and I am glad I climbed aboad
     
  5. mucca_D

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    PS sorry about the speeeeeeling, never been strong point :D

    If anyone is interested in a Panasonic desk stand for a PW7 then I have one for sale

    I also have a 3 Glass shelf AV stand which is for sale too. (you can see it on the left of some of the pictures)

    pm or mail for details
     
  6. dubledene

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    its on the **** !!!!!!!
     
  7. dubledene

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    nah only joshing chief ( its good for moral ) im in two minds wether to go for a plasma or a sagem ooooo decisions decisions
     
  8. Likvid

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    Is it you in the picture?
     
  9. GiZZeRR

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    Looks great M8...these forums are helping me heaps too, hoping to get my panny 42" this week and then work out the best position for it.

    Likvid, he looks pleased as punch in the pic....so it must be him :D
     
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    u should stick these photos up in the "get your plasmas out for the lads topic"

    nice setup dude, Pw7 rocks!!

    Dal
     
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    I see you have the Panasonic Sky box, wish i could get Sky.
     
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    Loooks superb mate!
    PS best start a classifieds add for uneeded bits! (best keep in the rules)
    some shots of how the cables got to the plasma would be good also how is it all connected up?
     
  13. mucca_D

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    Cheers HD,

    From the top;

    Gyration mouse and keyboard.

    PC
    Mini-itx 1Gig with 1Gig mem . Slim line DVD -/+RW
    Dlink 22mb wifi card
    CF card reader
    Haupage DVB

    Sky panasonic - will get SKY+ one day

    DVD Pioneer 575a (replacing 717 which has stoped working :( )

    Yamaha RX-V795RDS

    PC is connected inot amp with phonos and on the VGA input of the panel.

    Sky is connected RGB scart into screen using IXOS phono into amp.

    DVD connected to screen using component board. I went for the QED phono
    Chord PCM coax into digi input on the amp

    BOSE AM15 from the amp

    Upstairs in the attic I have the server with SCSI raid array of 6 HD's with lots of music and movies on.

    Will update some pictures of behind the rack soon

    I extended the power from a socket in the room and run a new socket in the under stairs cuboard. Using a maplin surge protector, but think of upgrading this when money allows again.

    TA
    Md
     
  14. rickyroma

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    v nice mucca , my pw7 is coming in the morning, cant wait , probobly wont be able to sleep tonight !!!!!
     
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    Just read out the last few post to the wife. I too am waiting on a PW7 arriving tomorrow and been planning a wall mounting.

    She says it doesn't help to know that there are other ******s out there aside from me...
     
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    ... anybody know how to get into the maintenance menu on a Panny 42" PW7 plasma?
     
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    yep....press the vol- button on the screen and press the status button on remote 3 times (one under the standby button)
     
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    hi mucca - nice setup mate - im in the middle of sorting mine out - can i ask where you got the gyration keyboard mouse? can only seem to find a few peeps selling the full size keyboard set - not the min - any help appreciated

    many thanks

    sy
     
  19. mucca_D

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    Went to Gyration.com then to the UK bit and selected where to buy

    http://www.gyration.com/intl/uk/intl_resellers_uk.htm

    Went to each one that had it in stock and picked http://www.savastore.com/

    As they had it in stock and it was the cheapest out of them all.

    what peed me off is I have an account with maplin, but they do nto stock the full range.

    I could nto find one on the staples web site and the local store did not have a clue what i was on about :mad:

    I have used savastore vefore and had good service so was happy to use them.

    Hope that helps

    MD
     
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    like the set up was thinking of getting that keybard how do u rate it as i have my shuttle connected to plasma in living room so looking for wireless keyboard and mouse
     
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    Morning folks, I use the Gyrosuite pretty much everyday for presentations & demos etc. They are Very reliable and the range is about 10M so plenty for most homes!!! The only thing that you may encounter is the batteries in the KB do need replacing quite often.
    I got mine about 18 months ago and it gets realy hammered and still works without any problem at all.
    It takes people about 40 mins of use to get the hang of using it without putting it on a surface and using it like a standard mouse, but after that you are away.

    I would certainly recomend it to anyone.

    Have fun

    Chris
     
  22. mucca_D

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    I had a microsoft rf keboard and mouse before and the range is pants. and when I say pants i mean about 2ft :eek:

    The gyration works pretty much anywhere in the downstairs of the house. I think it may take a while to get to grips with using it in the air, but i like the fact that you can use it as a normall mosue too.

    would recomend it over every other one i have ever used with out doubt a brill product
     
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    Great setup - well worth the effort :thumbsup:
     
  24. mucca_D

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    Oh Yes fantastic.

    The misses has just seen the pictures (I sent her away with the boy for the weekend) and she was so impressed she gave me a ..........
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    cup of tea :D
     

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