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kpeng 11-27-2005 10:23 PM

**kpeng's mini-livingroom transformation**
 
So I decided my living room needed a prettying up. This is what it looked like before:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...r/DSC04215.jpg

As you can see, it's pretty terrible.

Then I got ahold of some goodies:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...r/DSC04216.jpg

With the help of sanman10535, bimmerdude18, and dmc, we began work on a new setup:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...r/DSC04221.jpg

And now the finished product. A 6.1 surround sound system with a ~90 inch projection setup:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...r/DSC04226.jpg

Just wanted to share my little one-night transformation of my living room. And now to clean the house up.

Big thanks to sanman10535 for giving me a great deal on this setup and for helping me put it together!

-Ken

supersonz 11-27-2005 10:26 PM

your screen is crooked :dunno:

kpeng 11-27-2005 10:26 PM

I don't think it is. I think it's just the angle of the camera shot.

-Ken

rocks 11-27-2005 10:28 PM

Awesome! how's the picture quality?:thumbup:

m3on20z 11-27-2005 10:28 PM

That looks a hell of a lot better! How much do projectors with the screens usually go for?

kpeng 11-27-2005 10:31 PM

The picture quality is great! Even with the lights on, which is surprising. I'm not sure how much one of those screens go for, sanman10535 built it himself. But projectors are around $1000.

-Ken

soheilm3 11-27-2005 10:32 PM

what are the two speakers on the right/left of the projector for? i see you have two floorstanding ones below it, so im confused. two for music, and two for a seperate ht perhaps?

--soheil

ImPulSe 11-27-2005 10:33 PM

u can watch tv on the screen or only movies? yes, i know its a dumb question :D

kpeng 11-27-2005 10:34 PM

It's not visible, but on each side of the projector are two more satellite speakers, and underneath the counter is a 12" subwoofer.

-Ken

kpeng 11-27-2005 10:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ImPulSe
u can watch tv on the screen or only movies? yes, i know its a dumb question :D

TV, Video Games, DVD, everything.

-Ken

Penguin Koolaid 11-27-2005 10:37 PM

Haha!

I can't wait to see this in person!

Great job Ken.

soheilm3 11-27-2005 10:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kpeng
It's not visible, but on each side of the projector are two more satellite speakers, and underneath the counter is a 12" subwoofer.

-Ken

whoops i meant, the two extra speakers on the sides of the screen, not projector.

--soheil

kpeng 11-27-2005 10:39 PM

Oh, they're just to get a more full sound coming from the front. The room is pretty big with a 10 ft. ceiling, so I wanted to get that effect of the sound coming from all over.

-Ken

sanman10535 11-27-2005 10:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by soheilm3
what are the two speakers on the right/left of the projector for? i see you have two floorstanding ones below it, so im confused. two for music, and two for a seperate ht perhaps?

--soheil

There just for the high range and are B-speakers where as the towers are A's. I know it's a little messy in the rear but we are going to clean up that wall later. It looks great in person and the sound is great when playing madden.

Everything is final yet (ie, the projector will have an actual mount and wires will be hidden. But for now we'll just enjoy our 96'' diagonal TV.

Kpeng: hope you guys fix your broken PS2 or game.:P

bimmerchop 11-27-2005 10:45 PM

Nice Ken

soheilm3 11-27-2005 10:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sanman10535
There just for the high range and are B-speakers where as the towers are A's. I know it's a little messy in the rear but we are going to clean up that wall later. It looks great in person and the sound is great when playing madden.

Everything is final yet (ie, the projector will have an actual mount and wires will be hidden. But for now we'll just enjoy our 96'' diagonal TV.

Kpeng: hope you guys fix your broken PS2 or game.:P

got it. do you have the A and B working simultanously along with the rears (something my reciever just never lets me do)? sorry for all the questions, im just always curious and want to learn more with this stuff.

thanks
--soheil

sanman10535 11-27-2005 11:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by soheilm3
got it. do you have the A and B working simultanously along with the rears (something my reciever just never lets me do)? sorry for all the questions, im just always curious and want to learn more with this stuff.

thanks
--soheil

Yeah, I'm using the A+B setup. For the B's we can adjust the voulume and frequency of those speakers w/o having to configure the A's. :thumbup:

Brembokid 11-27-2005 11:32 PM

Damn, I wish I was at UF. :bawling:

kpeng 11-28-2005 12:09 AM

aww, Rush, you can always transfer here instead of UM :craig:

-Ken

BimmerDude18 11-28-2005 12:32 AM

We got Madden to work. It was pretty nice actually. The replays were life sized.

I definitely need to look into a stand for the projector, though, it shouldn't be too bad, I'm more worried about getting it shimmed (washers maybe?) and screwed the the stand.

I'll cad something up before I make it so that I don't have to think about what cuts to make.

And the screens not crooked, its the angle of the shot, its a little warped, we need to retighten it a hair, but its 98% perfect so I wasn't going to take it back down over a couple wrinkles.


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