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Starting to come together








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Here are some pics of my adjacent office. I share the XBOX 360 and satellite receiver to the 42" lcd on the wall.

















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Brendin,

Holy man! you've been busy Things are coming along nicely it looks great.
Good luck with the final touches.

Cheers
Calvin
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Great work being done down there! Why did you decide against using "shock absorbing" screws. I was thinking of using something like that instead of a totally isolated unit as my ceiling is already up. What exact type of screws were they and did they not really work?
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Great work being done down there! Why did you decide against using "shock absorbing" screws. I was thinking of using something like that instead of a totally isolated unit as my ceiling is already up. What exact type of screws were they and did they not really work?


Thanks for the comments. I used lag bolts, washers, springs and some rubber to try and build an isolation mount. It worked ok but the projector would still move with people walking around upstairs. One thing I did find was that after the drywall went up on the ceiling in the basement the floor above was way less "bouncy". I think the mount may have worked even better if I had tested it with a drywalled ceiling. But I wanted perfect isolation and went to some extreme measures probably more so than others would have. I hate seeing projector shake when watching and I also wanted to keep vibrations out of the unit to try and prolong builb life. If I did it again I think I'd still use the C-beam but like I said drywalling the ceiling made a huge difference to "bouncyness" on the floor above.

Brendin
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Brendin,

Holy man! you've been busy Things are coming along nicely it looks great.
Good luck with the final touches.

Cheers
Calvin


Thanks! I'm actually finding the "final touches" stage a little tough. I'm not quite sure how to accesorize the room. The arcade machine was an after thought and doesn't quite go with the decor but it is tons of fun. I am open to any suggestions at this point. Kind have a brain freeze ... maybe I should turn my wife loose on it...but then I couldn't call it the man cave anymore

Brendin
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Do you guys have any suggestions for what I can use to plug that window with the orange pillows in it? I'd like to make it light proof but easily removeable so I cna open the window to let air in when I want.

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What about getting some of the blackout tint film and put on the windows?
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Brendin,

There are some decent light blocking blinds out there. I've got them in my upstairs bonus room if you check the thread I have photos or if you want send me a PM and you can arrange to swing by the house and check them out ( I have the contact name and number of a family friend I bought them from at a reasonable price considering their quality).

Cheers
Calvin
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Here are some pictures of the built-in shelf I made to cover the window (gets rid of the yellow pillow...yuck)...a shot of my MAME machine and a picture of the new HT bathroom I just finished at the end of February.
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oops...here is the HT bathroom pic...The toilet bolts are cut-off and capped now.
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HT BATHROOM...





WINDOW PLUG SHELF....



MESSY SERVER ROOM....

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That window shelf plug is a good idea

Looking good.

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Calvin
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Here are some pics of the custom window plug shelf I built...



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thats awesome. i love the colors. and the built in rack looks really nice.

great job!
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thats awesome. i love the colors. and the built in rack looks really nice.

great job!


Thanks! I am really happy with it. I never go to the theater anymore. I don't miss the annoying people and poor picture quality. I'll be looking at getting a 1080p projector within 2 years. I'll probably buy a better quality screen. I can't complain about the cheap one I bought as it has worked very well.

Brendin
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looks real good! Nice job
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Very nice. I have a question about location. I am considering my built in rack under the stairwell to the basement - like yours - but the screen is on a different wall and the rack would be located to the left of the viewers seating. How will this effect something like wireless gaming controllers? Are they RF or IR? ANy other consideration you had when locating the rack out of the normal screen wall? (I use RF remote for a/v so no issue there)
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Those colors look great. May I ask what they are called & who makes them?
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