Wilders Cinema

wilders

Banned
Here's my little cinema...

Kit is a ceiling mounted Barco Data 808s, Denon 3801, HCPC running TT & Dscaler & wall mounted 15" Sony TFT, 5 Monitor Audio Silver series speakers, not a single cable to be seen...and a home made DVD case...

The walls have been painted chocolate suede, the ceiling in a lighter suede paint, curtains and screen pelmet are a heavy chocolate suede.

Still pretty wife friendly, but pitch black during a movie....

Room dimensions are 13' x 24'


* Forgot to mention, at the top and bottom of the screen are some 8' wide roller blinds, covered with black velvet which can be manually moved up and down to mask the screen for 2.35 presentations.... *

** See 3rd page for pics of the masking & 4th page for the final pics **

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wilders

Banned
I built the dvd cabinet from MDF, the hans solo came from EBAY, made from aluminium, screwed to a large sheet of MDF, hinged on one side...it's nice to not have to look at the multicoloured sides of the dvds on show anymore...

I've added a couple of pics of the build process...you can see the old manual pull down screen at the top...and the new fixed screen has space top and bottom for the rollers for masking....
 

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inzaman

Moderator
Looks :cool: Han Solo looks amazing and an amazing idea.

wilders said:
*** MODS - CAN THIS BE MOVED TO HOME CINEMA GALLERY PLEASE ***

Your wish is my command :D
 

joffy1780

Active Member
That Han Solo DVD case is inspired :eek: .Everybody will be copying that,I'll bet.
Do you have any plans to get a sub?
 

wilders

Banned
Thanks for the comments, no real plans to get a sub at the moment, the MA's are pretty bassey as they are, and my 2 kids sleep directly above this room - and they moan about the bass as it is!!!!

And the Hans solo cost about £400 all in, plus my time (a couple of days), quite expensive, but worth it I think....
The sides of the unit match the front, so once the door is shut (with a nice little push catch), it does look like the proverbial 'block of carbonite'!!!
 

ash

Well-known Member
WOW! Very nice.
No offence, just my view. Your AV equipment stacked under your screen looks a bit messy, maybe a rack on the side would look neater.

But it might be hard to re-wire etc. I think. Anyway, loving to Hans Solo!
 

maverick177uk

Distinguished Member
God I wish I'd thought of that Han Solo thing its fantastic, really nice setup:thumbsup:
 

John 1987

Well-known Member
Great looking set-up, love the colour of the walls. :thumbsup:
 

wilders

Banned
ash said:
WOW! Very nice.
No offence, just my view. Your AV equipment stacked under your screen looks a bit messy, maybe a rack on the side would look neater.

But it might be hard to re-wire etc. I think. Anyway, loving to Hans Solo!


To be honest I haven't really got any side walls with any space to put a rack (Hans takes up a fair bit of room!!!), and I thought it looks a lot neater with the equipment flush with the walls and no cables showing.....still, horses for courses I suppose.... :thumbsup:

And thanks for all the comments, Im pretty happy with it so far :clap:
 

CluelessJim

Novice Member
Ladies and Gentlemen, the award for best DVD storage goes to........

Wilders, for his Han Solo cupboard!

It looks awesome mate, dont ever post your address on this site cos about 50 people will try and rob you for the Han Solo :)
 

rusty73

Active Member
Its gone up a bit wilders its now on ebay for £999:eek: I think you got a bit of a bargain:smashin: !!!
 

inzaman

Moderator
ash said:
No offence, just my view. Your AV equipment stacked under your screen looks a bit messy
Each to their own i suppose but i think it looks pretty smart, maybe its because the player and amp are different heights; if those gaps had a smoked glass door each say then it would probably look smarter, but as i say to me it still looks smart :)
 

ape1

Active Member
Looks very nice and must be a delight to watch a film in the room. My only negative comment is the AV equipment under the screen looks abit bland to me
 

wilders

Banned
Cheers guys, I guess it may also be the lack of equipment visible, but it's really all I need, I got a spare Digibox behind the wall which isnt on show but feeds the pc, the htpc takes care of music (whole collection is in Itunes), tv for the footy (via Dscaler) and DVDs via Theatertek.

At the moment, I cant think of anything else I need....

And Inzaman - I must admit I nicked the paint colours from reading your cinema thread....
 

T800

Novice Member
wilders said:
Cheers guys, I guess it may also be the lack of equipment visible, but it's really all I need, I got a spare Digibox behind the wall which isnt on show but feeds the pc, the htpc takes care of music (whole collection is in Itunes), tv for the footy (via Dscaler) and DVDs via Theatertek.

At the moment, I cant think of anything else I need....

And Inzaman - I must admit I nicked the paint colours from reading your cinema thread....

I love the way you got a room stuffed with things, posters, projector, Han Solo DVD storage, speakers, screen, screen curtains and even THREE settee's! and still the room doesn't look cluttered, impressive.

I don't think it's the lack of equipment, it's more of a colour thing and how it catches the eye, the room is very consistant until you look under the screen and see four different coloured objects in different places surrounded by the wall colour and then the skirting, screen and curtain colour. There's about 7-8 different contrasting colours in a 3 foot radius. If the amp and DVD player were black it wouldn't get noticed as much or a thin material black curtain at the bottom of the screen.
 

miceri

Active Member
Ohh, like it, and no its not messy. In fact very smooth line and minimalist to see it you ask me.

As for Han, well it already been said.....

//miceri

PS - Do you dress up as Chewy to watch the films then? :eek:
 

T800

Novice Member
miceri said:
PS - Do you dress up as Chewy to watch the films then? :eek:

or even worse Slave Leia:rotfl:
 

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