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Old 06-25-2013, 04:23 AM   #1
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We bought our new home and I've been working on our dedicated HT. It's been going on for over 3 months now. It's getting there but there are a few things that still need to be done. Excuse some of the photos because some were taken with a cell phone and I can't keep my hands still. So here....we..... go..

This is what the room originally looked like when we first bought the house.




It's really hard to tell from the pictures but the room is 15x15 with a cubby whole area that is 3x3 and angles to be about 5 feet tall. That is where the components are being held and a bench area that is another 3x3 area that goes all the way to the ceiling which is where the window is. It's an angled wall to ceiling room which makes it a bit difficult to work with but I'm making it work.

Construction of the room:

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My kid brother, not really but I call him that, helping me out painting the room.





I removed the closet doors to place my Besta's in to hold my memorabilia in which you will see later on.



We ended up using a very dark rich purple, which I call the Joker purple and a medium to dark grey that has a tint of blue in it and maybe even a green. I was not at all expecting to pick a purple but the more and more I thought about it that's the color I wanted it to be.





Putting the Besta's together and fitting them into the closets.



As you can see it has progressed a lot. I painted the molding around the window and the seat area the same purple as the wall. I then covered the window with a black out curtain by stapling just around the edge of the molding holding it snug all the way around the parimeter. Then I took a piece of insulation panel that somehow made over here from our old apartment, lucky me , which I then covered in another black out curtain then placed it over the window which slid partially into the window. Doing that has made the room pitch black and has helped deaden the higher frequencies so it's not heard outside. Which means I can play it a lot louder. :yess: It's also great that our neighbors homes are next but one is somewhat further up towards the road and the other down. So far no complaints and when I tested it all that was heard was a slight rumble. Once I was at the end of the drive barely anything was heard!





Only some things are where they will be permanently at right now. I have a lot lying around and out of the way until everything major is where it will remain and then I finish up the decorating. The front sound stage has a whole lot more room to breathe compared to the old apartment. Since I moved all the components to the cubby it looks much cleaner. I used an IR receiver to control all the components by aiming my remote just as before. I got rid of the spine on the tv stand and installed the tv's original stand so I can have it closer to the wall. The spine hindered that with the angled wall.



These chairs are freakin' comfortable! They are very big recliner rockers. Did you see what I did there. :happy grin: We have a Lazboy recliner couch, that we had at the apartment which resides in our living room right now, and the three of them together is a couple feet longer and about 3 to 4 ft. wider. I am still working with some ambient lighting for the posters. I can't install ceiling lights because of how the ceiling is and what's above a ceiling. Unless you a 4 year old or a tiny midget you can't get over the ceiling. So I'm trying some stuff that still looks cool and is out of site. The granny blanket isn't staying. :hilarious:



As you can see yet again it's very hard to take pictures in the room. I wish I could take larger photos but it is what it is. I still have a lot of stuff to do on this side of the room. There was no way to run cable through walls or through the ceiling so I was forced to hide it with raceway. I hated having to do it but I think with some paint it won't be so noticable. I think that the steelbook towers are probably going to stay where they are but you never no. You can finally see the cubby area that I've been talking about in the far right. They have very thick and durable wire shelves in there now which I'll keep for now, but eventually I want to do something else. I will be covering up a lot of that area also. I'm still trying some ideas with that to. If you look at the ceiling where the angled part of the wall meets it you can see that I put up some molding. That entire area where it meets was waving all over the place and not straight at all. I put the molding up so it covered that up and made it straight. It helps finish off the room nicely as well I think. :happy grin:





















Our New Home Theater Room : Completed 11/6

[Show spoiler]The hallway entrance hasn't been completed yet. We still need to paint it, light fixture replaced with a newer one and I'll be changing things around a bit with posters, pictures, wall hangings ect.































Our Components

[Show spoiler]The Marantz SR5003 in all it's glory. It's a totally different world when you finally hear clear HD audio.


Oppo BDP-83 Blu-pray player. It's a thing of beauty. We never knew how good our Pioneer Kuro could look until we got this thing. It replace our Panasonic BDP-55 which eventually stopped reading most our blu-ray's after a year and a half. We had problems with the machine a couple of months after we got it. Sent it in for repairs and exactly a year later started doing the same thing. Sent it in to square Trade got a refund for it and bought the Oppo 83. It's really fast and easy to use. With our Pioneer Kuro, it makes one beautiful picture.


X-BOX 360 S. This machine is much cooler then the last version of the XBOX 360. Mine finally died for the second time after getting the dreaded "rings of death". I'm interested in the new one coming out but not in a hurry to jump in on it.


APC H15 Power conditioner. Made a huge difference with the picture on our tv. I know that sounds crazy but even my wife noticed the difference. This has kept our equipment safe.



The Movie Book

[Show spoiler]This is my movie book that I created from scratch a couple of years ago. It took about 4 months to create. I need to seriously update it with all the new movies I have. I'm probably going to have to stretch it over to another book. I designed it all myself. It's coming in handy now since my movies are not out in the open now.



This is the layout I used for each section.



I made a cover page for each genre.

Action



Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Drama



Romance, Sci-Fi, Television, Thriller


After I finished everything my wife asked me if I would add a Holiday section for the movies that she stores away and only brings out for the holidays.



I hope you enjoyed it! Keep checking back for changes and updates! :happy grin:

If you want to see my all my memorabilia up close you can see it here

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Old 06-25-2013, 04:53 AM   #2
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I really like how the room is looking! Can't wait to see the end result. keep up the good work!
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:19 AM   #3
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Looking good!
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:10 PM   #4
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Looking good!
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:24 PM   #5
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Shaping up very nicely.
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:11 PM   #6
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Love the Ikea Blu-ray storage & Bestas in the closets!
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:10 PM   #7
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Looking good man!! I love what you did with the closets. That's a nice touch. The room looks nothing like it was before. I look forward to seeing your progress.
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:30 PM   #8
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I loved the look of your old setup, its great that you get to move into a dedicated HT room now. It's coming together really nicely.
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:18 PM   #9
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Great job, the color is badazz.
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:24 PM   #10
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Lookin' good, sns. I agree on your color choices. very nice.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:15 PM   #11
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Wow! Thanks guys. I wasn't expecting such a great response. I Love the cabinets in the closets also. I'm was so excited when I measured them and found that they fit perfectly. About two weeks after we took a trip to Atlanta and picked them up at IKEA. They were a pain to get them in though. Well worth it in the end. I am trying to keep the same homey feel as the apartment living/ht room but also a more dedicated ht. I'm hoping that I'm can achieve that. Working with such a different room is a challenge but slowly It's getting there. I haven't done anything today yet but I'm hoping to get to it later today. I'll keep you posted.

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Old 06-25-2013, 09:48 PM   #12
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Really love the Besta's display and the TDK cubby. Awesome!
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:42 PM   #13
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looking really really good. That room is going to be great when it is done. Your collection shelves really suit that space.
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:50 PM   #14
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That is a great looking transformation. I see someone will be spending a lot of time in their cave going forward.
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Thanks sonic and hometheatergeek! Ya I'm already planning on new speakers sometime next year LOL. The room has a lot of potential but has some hurdles to get over to get there. Didn't work on anything last night or today. Oh well I have all the time in the world. I just don't want to take that much time.
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Thanks sonic and hometheatergeek! Ya I'm already planning on new speakers sometime next year LOL. The room has a lot of potential but has some hurdles to get over to get there. Didn't work on anything last night or today. Oh well I have all the time in the world. I just don't want to take that much time.
Well you better hurry up cause I have a computer rental gig to do at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in mid August and if I have time I want a tour.
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:17 PM   #17
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Well you better hurry up cause I have a computer rental gig to do at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in mid August and if I have time I want a tour.
Dude I better be done before August. I live only about 20 mins. from there. Basically everyone except people that live there or right in the city are about 20 mins. or more. Have you ever been or is this your first time?
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Dude I better be done before August. I live only about 20 mins. from there. Basically everyone except people that live there or right in the city are about 20 mins. or more. Have you ever been or is this your first time?
No I've been in Nashville almost every year since I started my current job.
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I'm going to be in Nashville next month!
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Hey buddy I'm honored to be added to your friends list. However it comes at a price. We like to know your first name given to you by your parents.
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