Time for a huge post as the room is essentially complete now. Wohoo! Such a relief to get it finished, and the family have been enjoying movies for a few months, while I've also been enjoying both gaming/movies and the serenity. I'll post a bunch of images of the final shots. Sorry if there are too many, I got a little snap happy considering it's probably my final update
Carpet being laid. Had to painfully remove the floating cabinet for them to do this.
Carpet was just finished, and I started getting the cabinet ready to be mounted again. Love the colour actually.
This next shot is a few weeks on. I installed some storage at the back, set up the display cabinet and also got my mum involved to sew up an ultra thick sound blocking curtain. No photos of all that unfortunately. The curtain is a standard blockout curtain, with 4 layers of thick black polar fleece sewn on the back. Does an excellent job of blocking any sounds through the double glazed window.
Spent some timing running the wiring on the cabinet so it's clean and unobtrusive. The cabinet is a zone on the GE, so is controllable remotely. Originally had planned for doors on the media storage, but didn't feel it was needed in the end.
TV's great in the room for day to day viewing. It actually works really well. The Denon 2313 AMP with the dual HDMI out means switching to the projector is seemless and the content just continues to play from that point.
Closeup of the floating cabinet.
This lounge is very comfy, and the ottoman is a must have. All 12+ gaming controllers, 2xguitars, extra cables and source remotes are stored in there.
Better shot of the hush box and the back storage area. The back lights are their own zone, so it's easy to find a movie without disturbing people watching something.
Some of the cool Game/Movie collectables I've gathered over the years. Hiding the cables here was not an easy task, as there are 5 separate 30cm LED strip lights inside this cabinet.
Not related to the build, but let me indulge myself for a little...
The Grafik Eye, the air con controls and the temp gauge can be see on the wall here. I'm surprised the room feels so big and just fits so well this way. Originally we had never envisioned using this room in this layout, or even as a HT. So glad it's the way we went.
As expected, the screen comes down/up automatically when the projector turns on/off.
Close up of the hush box with the glass insert. I've tried with and without the glass and I see no difference in distortion or light amount.
Initially I was concerned about the screen width being too big. Not anymore. Very happy with the size.
I love gaming on this screen. Adds a whole other dimension to the experience.
I normally hate posts of the screen, as you lose the idea of perspective, and the camera doesn't capture what you see well....so in saying that I'll only post 1 just to ensure I fit in around here
So where to from here. Well there are a few minor things to do, as many of you know, the list never really ends. I'm generally happy with everything, so am content to sit around and just enjoy the room for now.
Thanks for coming along for the ride, and I appreciate any comments and positive feedback people have left. It at least doesn't feel like you're slogging away on the room alone when you have people reading along during the journey.
Now, back to catching up on all the movies I've stored over the last 18months just waiting for a chance to watch them on a decent setup