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New home cinema up and running.
« on: July 21, 2009, 15:12:14 PM »
After my move to England I eagerly awaited the courier arrival of a lot of my kit from NI and then it was time to knock holes in walls and generally have fun with cables and ducting and plaster and paint.  ;D Well, the installation is complete and Terry and I are enjoying many good movies in full HD audio visual splendour. It's finally the way I wanted my kit set up. Best of all, we only have one nextdoor neighbour and she's quite deaf so things like the lobby scene in Tha Matrix late at night are perfectly acceptable. Woohoo!  ;D 8)







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Re: New home cinema up and running.
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2009, 15:14:42 PM »
Nice work and tidy set up :)
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Re: New home cinema up and running.
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2009, 15:17:26 PM »
Nice work and tidy set up :)

Thanks Chris. It was a lot of work but worth it.  :)
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Re: New home cinema up and running.
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2009, 15:21:25 PM »
Yeah I must admit I probably couldn't be bothered with all the drilling, etc but it looks worth it ;D
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Re: New home cinema up and running.
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2009, 15:33:36 PM »
You still using "The Remote" Captain?  ;) ;D.

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Re: New home cinema up and running.
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2009, 15:35:53 PM »
looks lovely mate....how many discs use the extra pair of surrounds ?
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« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2009, 15:43:37 PM »
You still using "The Remote" Captain?  ;) ;D.

Yep. It is "The One" as far as remotes go IMO. :)
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2009, 15:44:35 PM »
looks lovely mate....how many discs use the extra pair of surrounds?

Anything DD "EX" or "ES" will use them. PS3 games are all 7.1 and most blurays are 7.1. :)
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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2009, 21:22:45 PM »
Stew is looking at getting a set of those tiny Sony speaks, the rear ones are wireless running off of bluetooth.

It's all rubbish to me, but as long as he's happy :)

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Re: New home cinema up and running.
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2009, 21:23:54 PM »
Very nice work Ron, I'm impressed!

BTW, which bit of the project was the Berr's? ;)

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Re: New home cinema up and running.
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2009, 23:59:37 PM »
I chose the settee and also had final say in all matters pertaining to placement of equipment...
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Re: New home cinema up and running.
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2009, 12:27:17 PM »
I chose the settee and also had final say in all matters pertaining to placement of equipment...

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Re: New home cinema up and running.
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2009, 12:47:11 PM »
I chose the settee and also had final say in all matters pertaining to placement of equipment...
well, I suppose you are going to be dusting it all....quite riht that you make sure you can reach.... ::)
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Re: New home cinema up and running.
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2009, 09:51:02 AM »
Stew is looking at getting a set of those tiny Sony speaks, the rear ones are wireless running off of bluetooth.

It's all rubbish to me, but as long as he's happy :)

Tell him to audition them first. Bluetooth audio transmission is a bit hit and miss quality wise from what I have experienced. Might be ok for rears though if it's just for gaming and a bit of surround FX from DVDs. Wouldn't think it would be much cop for high def audio listening though.
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Re: New home cinema up and running.
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2009, 09:56:06 AM »
Hardest bit to sort out in my setup was finding a suitable corner unit to house the behemoth of a receiver that is the Onkyo SR-875. It's absolutely massive and trying to find a suitable stand for it was a nightmare. The Alphason stand that you can see in the first pic is the only one that even had a chance of housing it and even though it's a big stand, the 875 does protrude about one inch out the front of the stand and a couple of the bananna plug connected speaker cables at the back are fairly crushed at the back due to the rear support leg. All four feet of the 875 are on the shelf though and with the stand being open all around it lets the prodigious amounts of heat the 875 generates dissipate successfully.
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