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#397018 - 09/11/13 06:35 AM Finished Home Theater during the summer... 1/2
EFalardeau Offline
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Registered: 08/27/07
Posts: 3270
Loc: Laval, Quebec, Canada
Hi All!

I had time this summer to do renovation. One of my projects was, of course, finishing my home theater. The room was the house previous owner's workshop so it was on the sub-floor, all white with a gazillion little holes and a few bigger holes. Light switch was outside the room and there was just one.

Before: Plywood floors, cables showing, a bit dirty...




I passed all the cables through walls and ceilings. All speaker terminals are nice plates that look professional. I also passed 2 HDMI cables and installed a new power outlet for the projector.







Holes in the walls! That was a very ugly phase. Especially since I had never done anything like this before, my confidence that I would patch up and hide those holes nicely was a bit shaky. I installed two new lights (separate dimmer control). A set up front and one mini rail where the disk readers are (so you can change them in the dark!)




In case I ever move to LFR1100 speakers (or use the DSP), I passed two more speaker cables for main left and main right. They are already patched up in the main panel.


[img]http://eric-falardeau.net/Kodaly/11_future_proofing_passing_two_cables_for_mains.jpg[/img]


TO BE CONTINUED (too many pictures, I have to break the post in two).
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#397020 - 09/11/13 06:42 AM Re: Finished Home Theater during the summer... 2/2 [Re: EFalardeau]
EFalardeau Offline
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Loc: Laval, Quebec, Canada
In case I ever move to LFR1100 speakers (or use the DSP), I passed two more speaker cables for main left and main right. They are already patched up in the main panel.




PAINTING! I used "drama black", a mix of 2/3 black and 1/3 red. It is essentially black, but not a sinister as a black-painted room. It actually looks pretty nice on its own. Note that all terminal plates were spray-painted black (I don't have pictures of the final result as the colors are messing up my camera and the photos turn out bad).







Atfer that, it was time for flooring! I used "oak gray" vinyl tiles (I was going to use digital tiles, but apparently vinyl sounds better! wink ) It matches the paint quite well.



Et voila !



The result meets my expectations and even a little more. It was a lot of work, but definitely improved the quality of viewing by removing a lot of distractions. Before, the projector illuminated the room like the 4th of July (even in Montreal!). Now almost no reflections and the reflections actually look good!

So, happy camper! smile
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#397023 - 09/11/13 07:29 AM Re: Finished Home Theater during the summer... 2/2 [Re: EFalardeau]
J. B. Offline
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Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 1271
Loc: Quebec, Canada
get a good tv, this one shows color banding on the shirt!

;-)

seriously, nice work and enjoy the results!

p.s.: i love your maths (sig).
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#397026 - 09/11/13 07:39 AM Re: Finished Home Theater during the summer... 2/2 [Re: EFalardeau]
Murph Offline
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Registered: 10/05/06
Posts: 6835
Loc: PEI, Canada
Nice work. Amazing how just hiding the wires makes such a dramatic difference. Very nice all round. Be proud!
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#397027 - 09/11/13 08:22 AM Re: Finished Home Theater during the summer... 2/2 [Re: EFalardeau]
medic8r Offline
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Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 6397
Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Awesome! Thanks for sharing the pics. We love pics, especially when they show the contrast between the "before" state and the finished project.

Great job! Enjoy!
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#397029 - 09/11/13 09:01 AM Re: Finished Home Theater during the summer... 2/2 [Re: EFalardeau]
nickbuol Offline
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Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 4476
Loc: Marion, IA
Looks good! Ya know the room acoustic gurus like diffusion a lot, and you have pretty much wall to wall diffusion with your MASSIVE collection of media. That is like artwork in itself, and it helps with the audio.

I love the chairs too. The bright white in the dark room is cool.
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#397031 - 09/11/13 09:30 AM Re: Finished Home Theater during the summer... 2/2 [Re: EFalardeau]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 10904
Loc: Central NH
This looks great, Eric! You should be proud!
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#397036 - 09/11/13 10:56 AM Re: Finished Home Theater during the summer... 2/2 [Re: EFalardeau]
tomtuttle Offline
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Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8290
Loc: Tacoma
Very well done, Eric! Warmest wishes for many happy hours there with your loved ones.
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#397049 - 09/11/13 07:08 PM Re: Finished Home Theater during the summer... 2/2 [Re: EFalardeau]
Hansang Offline
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Registered: 02/07/07
Posts: 578
Loc: New York
Nice! Just that much more rewarding when you slave over every option/design, isn't it? No, really, I'm asking because I never had the motivation to do that! wink

Actually, I wired my house and that took me about two weeks (a few hours here and there) and I'm enjoying the rewards!

Kudos!
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#397054 - 09/11/13 09:43 PM Re: Finished Home Theater during the summer... 1/2 [Re: EFalardeau]
JohnK Offline
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Registered: 05/11/02
Posts: 10395
Great work, Eric! Enjoy the classical music and movies.
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#397161 - 09/16/13 10:12 PM Re: Finished Home Theater during the summer... 1/2 [Re: EFalardeau]
Hellcommute Offline
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Registered: 09/23/12
Posts: 148
wow nice collection of media. Color me jealous.

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#397163 - 09/16/13 10:19 PM Re: Finished Home Theater during the summer... 1/2 [Re: Hellcommute]
nickbuol Offline
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Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 4476
Loc: Marion, IA
Originally Posted By: Hellcommute
wow nice collection of media. Color me jealous.


Exactly what color is that?

I tried to find it on the color wheel:
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#397167 - 09/17/13 10:40 AM Re: Finished Home Theater during the summer... 1/2 [Re: nickbuol]
pmbuko Offline
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Registered: 04/02/03
Posts: 16280
Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
I'd say it's about halfway between the center of the circle and the edge, in the section marked 31.
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#397168 - 09/17/13 10:59 AM Re: Finished Home Theater during the summer... 1/2 [Re: EFalardeau]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 10904
Loc: Central NH
Peter, do you have a Pantone number for that?
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#397169 - 09/17/13 11:36 AM Re: Finished Home Theater during the summer... 1/2 [Re: MarkSJohnson]
pmbuko Offline
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Registered: 04/02/03
Posts: 16280
Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
PANTONE 356 PC looks about right.
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#397172 - 09/17/13 08:08 PM Re: Finished Home Theater during the summer... 1/2 [Re: EFalardeau]
Hellcommute Offline
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Registered: 09/23/12
Posts: 148
It aint easy being green.

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#397176 - 09/18/13 05:18 PM Re: Finished Home Theater during the summer... 1/2 [Re: EFalardeau]
SpyVSpy Offline
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Registered: 06/29/12
Posts: 7
Green is envy, I think jealous is a warmer tone.
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