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I finally got my AV unit together... it almost took as long to choose one that fits into my living room and get the requisite shelves as choosing the projector did! :(


Equipment: Top to bottom


Sony CD Player

Viewsonic VB50 TV Tuner

Panasonic RP56 DVD Player

Panasonic AE100 Projector

Audio Authority 09A62 Transcoder

Denon AVR1601 AV Receiver

Audio Authority 1177 Digital switch

http://members.roadfly.com/ae100/Avrack0.jpg

http://members.roadfly.com/ae100/Avrack1.jpg


AE100 is too far from opposite wall so a pull out shelf brings the unit in closer.
http://members.roadfly.com/ae100/Avrack2.jpg

http://members.roadfly.com/ae100/Avrack3.jpg
 

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Did something take a bite out of your clock?


Does your projector actually project from there? Does it shoot over or between your head(s)


Is that where you normaly place your speakers?
 

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That is where the picture projects from. The couch is to the side so we view from an angle. It's an odd shaped room and integration was exceedingly difficult due to the fact that I wanted the projector virtually invisible. I am still working on the audio placement... I should have run wires under the wood floor! :(
 

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How did you get the cabinet?


How much was it?


I am thinking of building an aluminum audio rack because the cabinets I've seen are too expensive or won't fit my LD player, receiver or CD changer.
 

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Here is the living room viewing environment:

http://members.roadfly.com/ae100/Avrack5.jpg


Here is a picture with all wooden shutters closed on a bright afternoon (no flash):

http://members.roadfly.com/ae100/Avrack6.jpg


The living room is still very bright. I'm looking at putting black out shades in front of the wooden shutters for total light control. Also, I have to still work on the audio... the speaker sneed to go on the wall and the center channel will go on the small table--- getting the wires there will be a big pain!


Finally, I'm probably going to stick with the white wall, but look at painting on some black bars onto the wall for some pseudo-masking.
 

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Seeing the geometry of the room really describes how the projector gets used.


Thanks for the pics!


now for that pesky 7.1 audio problem:D
 

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Seeing the geometry of the room really describes how the projector gets used.


Thanks for the pics!


now for that pesky 7.1 audio problem:D
The room layout is so bizarre that picture quality had to take a back seat to physical characteristics. Noise had to be minimal, throw distance needed to be short (even then the AE100 wasn't short enough), physical size had to be small. No ceiling mount was possible. 16:9 was very desirable to minimize need for masking. Fortunately, the AE100 came along that fit the bill.
 

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How did you get the cabinet?


How much was it?


I am thinking of building an aluminum audio rack because the cabinets I've seen are too expensive or won't fit my LD player, receiver or CD changer.
The unit is Swedish but is imported by a Toronto based company. They do alot of US business. I think the unit was around $700CDN so it should be
 

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JPinto,

I can't believe you have one of those chairs from the Mirage magazine ads!!!!!

I have been looking for the company who makes them for eternity. Do they have a website I can check out?
 

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Jpinto,


How do you put those pics in there?. I'm having a HELL of a time trying to post some screen shots.


Gus
 

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Gus you just have to have the pictures on a server somewhere that allows filesharing. Then you just reference the address of where it's located.


Unfortunately Geocities won't let you do this. Those damn free sites just don't let you do everything you want, do they? :eek:
 

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Jpinto,


How do you put those pics in there?. I'm having a HELL of a time trying to post some screen shots.


Gus
You need to find a place online that will host your pictures for you, then link to them. Roadfly.com is a BMW&Porsche board that I frequent... they give you free web space.
 

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JPinto,

Thank you soooooo very much for the website info. Now, I finally can get the Home Theater Chair of my dreams!!!!!!!
 

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JPinto,

Thank you soooooo very much for the website info. Now, I finally can get the Home Theater Chair of my dreams!!!!!!!
It's an incredible chair to look at and to sit in. Everyone loves it!
 

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JPInto-

Nice job on the "masking"! Where did you get that? Is it just black plastic or vinyl that you cut yourself or is it pre-fab?
 

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It's flat black paint! :D
 

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You just gave me a great idea for masking!


I love it - just shows what a little creative imagintation can come up with - good job!


Flipper
 
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