Your vote might not go so well - there are quite a few Clones here... GO STATE!!!!!!!
Wow, very cool - lots of Iowa peeps showing up here! Tumbleweeds were rolling through here 6 months ago, and now this! Get a thread started... keep posting in it... and they will come. (Sorry, I had to.) Anyway, I see the beginnings of a couple of fun Iowa meets. Oh, and nice rooms, everybody! We Iowa folks do good work!
I keep thinking I'll get a few pics taken of my room to post here, but there are so many details left, I don't feel like it's quite 'photo-worthy' yet. I still have to do all the trim, install final lighting... paint/install HVAC supply diffusers and return grille... Build the door for the back of the rack, paint it and install it... Design, build and install projector hushbox and exhaust. And the biggie - design, test and deploy my AMX system control (biggie). Wow, that's a lot of work still to do. The worst part of it is that I'll have to stop using all my free time to watch movies and play Xbox if I ever want to get it all done.
Everybody else did show/tell so I suppose I should, too. My friend Chad (IgnoringMyWife) was instrumental in building my room. There's NO way I could have done it by myself. Sometimes, it was physically impossible (drywall) and sometimes it was just the boost I needed to have him emailing or calling to ask if we were working on the room. Anyway, huge thanks to him - because without him, I would probably still be watching test patterns on a sheet tacked on the studs in the basement.
Anyway, everything was completely DIY. The only two things I hired out were drywall finish and carpet. Chad and I did pretty much everything else. Here's the details:Room
All double-drywall with Green Glue on Integrity Gasket
Commercial low-pile carpet
Insteon-controlled halogen lighting
ATS Acoustics sound treatments on side walls
Berkline recliners (6 - from ebay)
3 Berks on the floor, 3 on an 8" riserSources
Toshiba XA1 (HD-DVD)
Sony PS3 (Blu-ray, media extender)
Xbox 360 (Games, media extender)
Hughes HR10-250 (Hacked DirecTV HD Tivo)
Marantz SR7500 AV receiver (running 6.1)
Crown XLS202D 300w x 2 (2) powering LCR
M&K LCR750THX (LCR)
M&K S550THX (SL, SR, SB)
M&K V75 Mk II 12" subs (2)Display/Switching
Sony VPH-1271q CRT projector (Sony VPH-G70 planned upgrade)
Extron Crosspoint 84HVA 8x4 matrix switcher (RGBHV)
Crescendo Systems RTC2000 Reverse Transcoder (Component to RGBHV)
Monoprice HDMI 4x1 switcher
HD Fury HDMI-to-RGB converterSystem Control
AMX Axxcent3 automated control with color LCD touchpanels (operational soon)