Ok I havent posted pics on these forums yet so I dont know if I got it right, we'll see.
Here are some pics of what im currently attempting to do in my basement.
Its only 6 feet high, and most of the people I know have to slightly bend their heads to get down here, but I dont have to
Though no one complains of this so its not really an issue!
This pic is what you see currently when walking down into the basement. Its a total disaster yet but its not as bad as it looks!
This is where I will be putting my screen, its going to be somewhat low to the floor because of the window, but picturing this in my mind, it wont look bad once all is completed. I plan on building a riser here as well for setting my speakers on, in the event my basement decides to flood (which is highly unlikely).
This is the tile I am putting in on the floor. Why Tile? Because My dad bought a pallet of tile off ebay for about $100 and gave me what he had left over. I am going for a random look since I dont have enough of one style to do the whole floor, however I feel that it is turning out quite nicely. You can see I had to level my floor to do this as well. I also plan on putting a rug on the floor just for warmth, though I have to say the floor isnt just too cold!
Here is the bench that is used to store misc items that I have, as well as being used for gaming. as you can see I am into computers, and I have these setup for when friends come over, so they stay away from my good computers, plus, its nice to have them for different uses. I have some Dell 1505FP 15" that I plan on using for wallmounts. I also have some Dell W1700 LCD TV's for the computers, and for when I have Halo parties. Kind of messy right now!
This is the heart of my home network, my new 24 port network switches 3Com SuperStack III 10/100 and then my netgear wireless router, and my Cable modem. My Dell Dimension 8200 (far left) is what I will be using for my HTPC, I have tested it to make sure it works good for what I want to use it for. She may be 7 years old, but its the best damn computer I ever spent $1500 on. infact, one of the few I have that ever worked as they SHOULD. It has a 2.66GHz P4, 768MB Rambus memory, 64mb nVidia GeForce 4, 60GB HDD, DVD Rom CD Burner, etc... I do not store any media on this PC because of the size of the hard drive. Instead I have my media stored on my main gaming computer which is located elsewhere.
This was my project from last summer, its the only actual wall in the whole room, the rest of the room I used pink 1" thick styrofoam. it works almost like the real thing, you can texture it with real texture, and paint it with regular wall paint! its even strong enough to hold a few things. But this pic is of my fishtank, got a steal on the tank and the Trickle filter for it, it is a rather easy to maintain tank too, I still need the backround for it, and more than 2 fish would also be nice! its not a saltwater, I didn't feel like having to work with it that much. The color of the wall was a random thing, it actually looked nice, but the gray that you see is what the room will be. I have some other details as well that need tending to. The track lights are getting moved to a different area (not gonna tell til its done
just a picture of my current seating, as you can see this room is very small so there is really only room for just the love seat, however I can have additional chairs without making it crowded. also sitting on the love seat is my old subwoofer and some custom stands for a pair of speakers you will see in the next few photos.
This is a picture of the only window in the room I figured tiling it would add a nice touch to it
This is the end of the room where it goes into the back room. some more of the Tile I am using. Its turning out quite nice actually. I would have never thought this basement could look as good as it does at this moment (which beleive me, it blows away what it used to look like!)
Even my youngest cat had to participate in the construction progress
This is my old gateway LN-520 A/V Receiver, and the Gateway AD-520 DVD Player that matches it. Got this for free for helping a friend out. it came with all the surround speakers, except the sub (which I had to wheel and deal for).
I never could figure out who actually made the receiver and DVD player, but the speaker set is the Ventriliquist set from HSU, as is the Subwoofer. The center channel and subwoofer are the only 2 things I liked about the whole system. Which is why I upgraded!
Here are the speakers I used for the old HT system, some Omage Genesis G90 bookshelfs that I decided to use because they obviously sounded a lot better than the little HSU's that came with the system.
Front pic of the Omage G90. They cost me $250 about 6 years ago, but really for the price, they have excellent sound quality. They will make good garage speakers
here is the HSU Sub, its got some texture on it because the plastic slipped off of it while I was repairing some wall dings. It works great, and I replaced the woofer with a much better one, I can tell the difference because this one you can feel the lows, rather than just hear them. I plan on also using this sub with the new setup
Here is my Sony 5 Disc DVD Changer with HDMI Upscaling. I love this DVD player!
Here's my new system. Currently sitting in my closet awaiting to be used. I have probably used this system less than 10 hours since I put it together. My Sub (Not Pictured, sorry) is sitting elsewhere in the room.
heres my halo 3 Special Edition XBOX 360 Game Console with HDMI. Currently I have Halo 2, Halo 3, Crackdown, The orange Box, Guitar Hero III, and GTA IV for it. I love HD Gaming!
here is my Motorola HD DVR. My SP is Charter communications. Currently I have all programming available through them, though I am dissapointed in the lack of HD Programming. Come on cable! We need more HD!
Above it is one of my Dell W1700 LCD TV's. I dont even use the cable box on it, just my 360.
Thats pretty much it for right now. Everything is everywhere. My Projector is going to be here this coming monday, which I am anxiously awaiting!
I will take a pic of it and of my sub when the PJ gets here.
A Work in Progress, indeed