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Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-10-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,239
Posted By djearl81
Just wanted to put a place holder in the forum...

Just wanted to put a place holder in the forum saying that B was born this past Tuesday. :) Mom and baby are doing great. We're back at home and enjoying the new space.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-07-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By djearl81
I also agree. With a little bit of elbow grease...

I also agree. With a little bit of elbow grease you'd be able to hide the wires somehow. It would be cheaper and easier to use raceways, but it wouldn't look as good.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-07-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By djearl81
Hi Miller, I'll take a shot. Although I...

Hi Miller,

I'll take a shot. Although I think you'd have better luck outside of the general theater construction section of the forum....

What about networking you're TV and using the native...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-07-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By djearl81
You might upload your plans to HTD...they can...

You might upload your plans to HTD...they can help you out.

http://www.htd.com/Expert-Support
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-03-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,239
Posted By djearl81
Happy Pool Table Day - The guys from Cue and...

Happy Pool Table Day - The guys from Cue and Cushion (http://www.cueandcushion.com/) came by today to put the pool table back together. We bought the pool table from them about 10 years ago. Anytime...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-03-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,914
Posted By djearl81
Looks great Weldon. I really like the minimalist...

Looks great Weldon. I really like the minimalist design. Looks well thought out and like it would be a comfortable place to hang out.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-03-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,655
Posted By djearl81
Are we discussing protecting the kids or the HT...

Are we discussing protecting the kids or the HT itself?

We have a two year old at our house with another due any day now. Just finished the construction part of the basement. Have all buttons and...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-03-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By djearl81
Hi tjwor. Welcome to the obsession..... ...

Hi tjwor. Welcome to the obsession.....

Personal preference, but I like the center speaker below the screen. For some reason I like my line of sight to cross the line of sound. Not sure if there...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-02-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,239
Posted By djearl81
The carpet guys are finished. Did a great job. ...

The carpet guys are finished. Did a great job.

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=145713&stc=1&d=1404332008
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-02-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,239
Posted By djearl81
So here's the stereo setup as it is today. My...

So here's the stereo setup as it is today. My media rack is a storage shelf from Costco. Really don't need anything fancy as I don't show off the storage room in the house tour. It's about 2 feet off...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-02-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,239
Posted By djearl81
Thanks RB and Red. We've been blessed with some...

Thanks RB and Red. We've been blessed with some very handy/retired family members, saved up our budget before starting the project, and my wife amazes me every day taking care of our daughter.

We...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-02-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,239
Posted By djearl81
Carpet being installed. ...

Carpet being installed.
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=145521&stc=1&d=1404312094

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=145529&stc=1&d=1404312094
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-02-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,239
Posted By djearl81
Any suggestions on a remote control? We have a...

Any suggestions on a remote control? We have a Harmony One upstairs and love it. Unfortunately they were discontinued. Have an IR repeater system, so it doesn't need to be RF.

Thanks!
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-02-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By djearl81
dark and flat...you don't want it to reflect...

dark and flat...you don't want it to reflect light.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-02-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,239
Posted By djearl81
WooHoooo! The tools are out of the basement! Just...

WooHoooo! The tools are out of the basement! Just a few paint brushes and what's needed to hang the screen and projector. Expecting the carpet guys to be here in the next hour. Just in time too. My...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-01-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,239
Posted By djearl81
Hi Gec - Wanted to clarify now that the setup is...

Hi Gec - Wanted to clarify now that the setup is up and running. The basement speakers are all powered off one receiver. Currently they are running off the old yamaha. The 5.1 setup in the movie area...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-01-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,239
Posted By djearl81
It was a busy weekend. D and I put in the front...

It was a busy weekend. D and I put in the front speakers, the surrounds, the sub, speakers by the pool table, and speakers over the bar. I left the grills off as there's a toggle switch on the...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   06-27-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,239
Posted By djearl81
Thanks Red. Hanging the drywall definitely makes...

Thanks Red. Hanging the drywall definitely makes a big visual impact to the space. Paint is the next one. Stick with it red. The end of the project is on the horizon for you.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   06-26-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,239
Posted By djearl81
Finally getting to the part of the build that...

Finally getting to the part of the build that might interest the AVS forum members. Painted the speakers the other night. The circles will go in the ceiling. 2 as rear surrounds, 2 by the bar, 2 by...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   06-26-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,239
Posted By djearl81
Good time for some unforeseen expenses.... The...

Good time for some unforeseen expenses.... The upstairs A/C stopped cooling. We had a contractor come out in May to look at it, they charged the freon, rinsed it off outside, and said that should...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   06-22-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,239
Posted By djearl81
Here's some of D's handy work on the bench. THe...

Here's some of D's handy work on the bench. THe pictures really don't do it justice. The corners are all 45 degrees, doors open smoothly without touchings walls. Just needs a few coats of paint and...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   06-22-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,239
Posted By djearl81
Painted the doors this weekend while D worked on...

Painted the doors this weekend while D worked on finishing the sump pit bench. We managed to get the windows trimmed. So all we need to do now is to rehang the doors, a bit of casing and trim work,...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   06-18-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By djearl81
Check local codes, but you should be able to take...

Check local codes, but you should be able to take the switch out of the equation completely. You'll just need to leave the blank plate on the wall as you're not allowed to seal a junction....
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   06-17-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,239
Posted By djearl81
Here's a few pictures showing the bathroom...

Here's a few pictures showing the bathroom sconces and the installed doors. I would have painted them before hanging them...just ran out of time. So I'll paint the casing in place then carry the...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   06-17-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,239
Posted By djearl81
Woohoo! The electrical, HVAC, and plumbing is...

Woohoo! The electrical, HVAC, and plumbing is finished! (We'll do the finish plumbing for the bar sink when the time comes.) Huge thanks to D, UC, and UR!

So at this point the punch list is down...
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