Originally Posted by mickey79
WOW. This is awesome!! I showed the pictures to my wife & we both jumped for joy. This is exactly what our HT setup is going to look like. Obviously such a setup will never make it to the 'hall of fame' -- but being it's a small room not really designed for HT setup; and being that it is somewhat 'temporary' in nature ... this is exactly what we were hoping to achieve.
The jump for joy part comes more so from the fact that until couple days ago - we weren't even sure if we could even consider building a Projector based HT Setup in that small bedroom. This is very exciting.
I really like your black cloth covering most of that wall and the screen sitting in the middle. And I also really like the way your projector is sitting above your couch. When you mentioned "shelf" -- I was thinking a proper standing shelf, thus I commented I won't have room between the couch & wall for it. Now I understand what you mean. I do kinda still like the PW 14 Mount that AJ55 mentioned.
I can't wait for more details on this - this is definitely where we're going.
THANKS man. Appreciate it.
Ok, here is some details about the room!
The screen is blackout cloth (example here)http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/p...zprd_02117232a
Since it is cheap and works great, I decided that the maximum vertical height of the screen will be a little under the maximum height of the blackout cloth (since i didnt want to tape/glue 2 pieces of cloth together to expand it).
Now to put the screen on the wall is even easier, but takes 2 people. You grab a stapler, and staple it!!! My wife helped me out a lot with the screen. One person staples, other person stretches it out to make it flat.
For the black borders, I tried to find a deep dark black that wasnt expensive. I think I wanted velvet but it was $$$$!!!!
We then stapled the black border around it. The bottom part of the screen she made ruffles to make it look fancy. The black border covered the original staples that we used to put the screen on the wall.
For the window we blocked out the light with......black-out cloth (since that is the purpose of black-out cloth anyway!).
For my receiver/360/PS3 I got a media shelf as you can see and put it on the side of the room.
I mounted the 5.1 speakers in each corner (above the door frames so the doors wont hit them) and the subwoofer in the front right.
The sofa sits between the closet and the main door (just enough space!).
The projector was tough to figure out how to mount. I went to home depot and combined shelf parts and made it work. Make sure to have a leveler too. The projector I have has a LENS SHIFT, which makes mounting a TON EASIER!!! Basically it means you can mount the projector and can change where it projects light horizontally and vertically. Where I have it now, i have the lens shifting all the way to the bottom left I believe.
Thankfully the fan does not interrupt anything too!!
I also got a wire cover to cover the wires leading up into the projector (so it doesnt look THAT bad).
I made sure to get white speaker wires to match the walls too.
You can see yellow velcro along the back wall behind the sofa in one of the pictures. I velcro my remote controls on there usually to store them
I have fold-out chairs if more than my wife and I are watching something if we need more chairs.
Any other questions, let me know!!!
Oh, I mostly game on it alone or watch movies with my wife. Works great for videogames. I really want a 3D projector now though, my projector only does 720p and few years old. I dont see any lag at all either.