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Yeeeee-haaaaaa! We're watching films!

RichardH

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After a lot of fiddling and tinkering, I got it all together last night, just as friends came to stay for a few days of film, food and beer.
Was using the Toy Story THX tests to check the audio channels, so ended up watching that as the kids wouldn't let us stop, then sent the littlies to bed, and straight in to Lord of the Rings. Very pleased, and guests suitably impressed (mutterings of "....now if we had a screen that dropped down from the bay window.....").

Now what film's on tonight's program....
 

RichardH

Standard Member
Well, the Sean Bean fanclub (i.e. my wife plus friend Sue) didn't take kindly to him dying in LoTR, so they've been off and got a Sharpe DVD. But Crouching Tiger is on the cards, with Harry Potter to keep the kids happy beforehand....
 
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Amelia

Guest
LOOKING GOOD

How dark can you make the room during the Day??

I am currently aiming at 100% darkness if possible (not there yet).
 

RichardH

Standard Member
The Shahinians are the floor standers - a little pricey, sadly - I bought mine secondhand a few years ago. They do integrate very well, though, don't they - the floor is an oak (effect!!) laminate, and the speakers aree finished in oak, too.

The rears I'm using (mounted up to the ceiling) are Mission M77DS - they are superb, and a bargain at £99 per pair - they were originally around £200, but Richer Sounds now sell them for that price. They are discontinued, but well worth hunting out. The M70s and M7DS are similar, but I don't think they sound as good.

Not sure I had any pics of the ceiling speakers in place, so I've added some of the rear of the room

Amelia - the answer is it doesn't get very dark during the day - I may need to invest in some more blackout cloth to make some blinds for the window near the screen. Probably won't go too mad, as it'll be for kids' screenings - remember this isn't a dedicated room, like some lucky people have ;) , so compromise is in order!!
 
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Amelia

Guest
Hi Richard,

We had two lots of visitors today and as a result managed to clock up 8hours on it :D

It was a warm & sunny winters day here today and unfortunately a little sun light leaks into the room, reflects off the Tiles and then on the screen. I'm not too happy about it :( At the moment Sunny days aren't going to be good viewing.

I am going to try and achieve 100% light blockout.

In any case both parties left out home very impressed.

Checked out the pictures . . . looks good.

How big is the room? Looks like you could seat a good number.

Regards
Amelia
 

RichardH

Standard Member
The room's a sort of L shape. The main "viewing area" is around 16' by 24', then there's a side bit to the right of the screen with a sink and fridge for refuelling :D

The friends we have over keep suggesting we get 3 rows of cinema seats in, but I don't think my wife's too keen (nor me, to be honest...). We've currently got 3 sofas in there, plus a load of floor cushions, so in theory we can seat a fair few, but the dog steals as much space as she can, plus people seem to have had a tendency to lie down on the sofas and hog them. Now which multiplex offers you that, then (or cups of tea in the interval!)
 
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Amelia

Guest
Originally posted by RichardH
. . .Now which multiplex offers you that, then (or cups of tea in the interval!)

The one thing I didn't expect is just how much work the host does . . . Tea, Coffee, Cakes, Popcorn etc.
 

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