Worst DIY Installs Ever Part 7 - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 Old 05-18-2012, 07:31 AM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
Steve Crowe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 1,014
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Worst DIY Installs Ever Part 7
By CE Pro Editors
We round up some of the worst electronics kludges you will ever see.

If you think you've cleaned up a bad install, think again.

We've rounded up the worst electronics kludges from the good folks at There, I Fixed It. You may have seen the website on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."

Sure most, if not all, of these people would never think about hiring a CE pro, but it helps prove the value of an installer, and the photos are fun to look at.



We're always looking for more bad installs, so snap a photo and send it to us if you come across one.

Click here to continue.
Steve Crowe is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 Old 05-18-2012, 08:00 AM
Member
 
SteveCS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Seattle
Posts: 83
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Maybe it's just a matter of perspective, but in some of these pix I see a clever use of free material that's just hanging around.

SteveCS is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old 05-18-2012, 09:59 AM
Member
 
Veeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 138
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveCS View Post

Maybe it's just a matter of perspective, but in some of these pix I see a clever use of free material that's just hanging around.

Agreed.

I'm not sure what purpose it serves to rag on some of those setups. Yeah some of them are pretty funny, but like the ipad stand... that could be some dude's project that he's going to sell as a "Handyman's stand" or something. It's obvious, like the comment, that the photo was taking in a lightbox.

Why the elitist approach?

Oh no! Some dude with beer cans all over his floor put rubber bands around his remotes. The beer cans all over the floor should tell you something, so why treat it like it's a big joke?
Veeper is offline  
post #4 of 11 Old 05-18-2012, 06:27 PM
AVS Special Member
 
MrBobb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 3,206
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked: 14
LOL. As long as the guy's wife doesn't complain! Zero aesthetic, 100% functional.

Solution: FREE. Explanation: I will have to charge$ you.

MrBobb is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 05-18-2012, 09:47 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Reddig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Hays
Posts: 1,594
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Liked: 153
Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveCS View Post

Maybe it's just a matter of perspective, but in some of these pix I see a clever use of free material that's just hanging around.

Lol rite! That's what I was thinking.

JBL Pro Cinema
Reddig is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old 05-18-2012, 11:04 PM
AVS Special Member
 
MrBobb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 3,206
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked: 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Reddig View Post

Lol rite! That's what I was thinking.

Seriously, this forum has an Ultra-High-End section, maybe what we really should have is an El-Cheapo-Guide-to-AVS.

Solution: FREE. Explanation: I will have to charge$ you.

MrBobb is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 05-19-2012, 01:58 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Reddig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Hays
Posts: 1,594
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Liked: 153
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrBobb View Post

Seriously, this forum has an Ultra-High-End section, maybe what we really should have is an El-Cheapo-Guide-to-AVS.

Lol it'd only be fair. Be some interesting reads.

JBL Pro Cinema
Reddig is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old 05-19-2012, 02:40 PM
Advanced Member
 
Customgamer1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 740
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I kind of like the hammer stand for the Ipad.

Would be cool to put in your garage when you have your ipad out there while looking stuff up on how to fix whatever out there!

I bet it would hold my Xoom nicely!
Customgamer1 is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old 05-19-2012, 09:30 PM
Member
 
robn1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 98
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
"If your working TV sits on top of your non-working TV, you might be a redneck."

Rob
robn1 is offline  
post #10 of 11 Old 05-20-2012, 11:47 PM
EJ
AVS Special Member
 
EJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Minot, ND
Posts: 2,779
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
My Father-In-Law hates to throw away anything. While dating, they had a 19" Magnavox tv sitting on top of a barely working 19" console. I don't mean just a console tv...I mean a 6' long piece of furniture, complete with built-in speakers and a flip up top with a turntable, radio and 8-track!

He did keep some cool gear, including the 1st television they owned, a still working '50s RCA TV.

Former USSB uplink operator.
EJ is offline  
post #11 of 11 Old 05-21-2012, 05:17 PM
Advanced Member
 
Hans Gruber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Seattle
Posts: 688
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked: 11
My personal favorite is the flush mounted RPTV fitted into the wall. You go to the dining room and see 30" of the back end as some big monolith. It was by far the greatest fail of them all.
Hans Gruber is offline  
Reply CE Pro & Electronic House Articles

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off