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Olympic Mathlete
Feb 25, 2011





Projectors these days (commercial at least) are coming with so many options it's great. My work runs the big Sony lasers and the brightness on them rules, instant start and the image adjustment on them is crazy good. The image warping for those awkward setups is a godsend.

That setup looks great, nice work.

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mattfl
Aug 27, 2004

Super Benintendo!


Photex posted:

Just recently put the finishing touches on my basement office/home theater

went with a Polk 3.1 setup as I don't really have any space or place to mount rears speakers, was going to actually get a screen for this but the BenQ wall color match gets you VERY close and has plenty of advanced color options to further fine tune.




I see someone else has the MLB-LED Scoreboard How big is that LED matrix you're running?

Too bad it's looking like we won't get to use it this year

Taima
Dec 31, 2006




Hippie Hedgehog posted:

Congrats on a nice TV!

TBH I think it looks a bit oversize in that room, but then I'm one of those guys still making do just fine with 42"...

I assume there are no kids in the house - if you ever plan to have kids over, better strap that sucker down to the bench with something. I assume the manual can tell you how. (IOW, looks to me like it's ready to tip over the front edge at any moment.)

I dont understand how someone would care enough to post in a super niche thread about AV setup but simultaneously not care about their own TV AND have strong opinions about other peoples TVs. You are a being of pure paradox (or maybe a boomer)

Hippie Hedgehog
Feb 19, 2007

Ever cuddled a hedgehog?

Taima posted:

I dont understand how someone would care enough to post in a super niche thread about AV setup but simultaneously not care about their own TV AND have strong opinions about other peoples TVs. You are a being of pure paradox (or maybe a boomer)

Pure paradox, the millenial boomer...

Nah I love this thread for the inspiration. One day I'll have a house and build a home theater, I'm saving up all these setup jpegs in my data warehouse meanwhile.

Taima
Dec 31, 2006




Best of luck sir

Hughmoris
Apr 21, 2007
Let's go to the abyss!

I figure if anyone has an answer, it'll be this group...

Does anyone have recommendations for a good home theater recliner? I'm moving in to a new rental, and building my home theater setup from scratch. I already have an idea for TV and entertainment center but I don't know much about recliners.

Right now I just need a single recliner ( ) although at some point I'll probably add a sofa.

Discernibly Turgid
Mar 30, 2010


Hughmoris posted:

I figure if anyone has an answer, it'll be this group...

Does anyone have recommendations for a good home theater recliner? I'm moving in to a new rental, and building my home theater setup from scratch. I already have an idea for TV and entertainment center but I don't know much about recliners.

Right now I just need a single recliner ( ) although at some point I'll probably add a sofa.

Fortress. Outstanding stuff.

Knot My President!
Jan 10, 2005





did a thing




(ignore the messy pillows)





cat tax




Speakers: homebrew AviaTrix attached to an SMSL98E amp
Media Center Thingy: Raspberry Pi running Raspbian with HiFiBerry DAC
Screen: 100" acoustically transparent screen
Projector: HT2050A
Couch: Costco 6 piece sectional
Cat: Lynx point siamese

ynohtna
Feb 16, 2007

How does that sound?



Illegal Hen

Wow. That's an incredibly attractive setup and cat!

Photex
Apr 6, 2009






Very nice, how are you liking the ht2050 I was on the fence with that one and the 671ST

jink
May 8, 2002

Drop it like it's Hot.

Taco Defender

Knot My President! posted:

did a thing



...

Speakers: homebrew AviaTrix attached to an SMSL98E amp
Media Center Thingy: Raspberry Pi running Raspbian with HiFiBerry DAC
Screen: 100" acoustically transparent screen
Projector: HT2050A
Couch: Costco 6 piece sectional
Cat: Lynx point siamese

This is awesome! I want to install a similar setup; huge screen for movies and otherwise it will GTFO. Staring at a TV/screen that is off all the time is just odd to me.

Great job. Really digging the viiiibe man

Bioshuffle
Feb 10, 2011

No good deed goes unpunished



Knot My President! posted:

did a thing




(ignore the messy pillows)





cat tax




Speakers: homebrew AviaTrix attached to an SMSL98E amp
Media Center Thingy: Raspberry Pi running Raspbian with HiFiBerry DAC
Screen: 100" acoustically transparent screen
Projector: HT2050A
Couch: Costco 6 piece sectional
Cat: Lynx point siamese

I don't know what I'm more jealous of- your set up or your cat who won't chew up all your plants into shreds and vomit it up all over the house.

Knot My President!
Jan 10, 2005





Thanks guys glad you like it!

Re: HT2050A: I was on the fence about a projector since Ive only had experiences with my friends super janky ones from a decade ago. But I really had to make a call between that or a TV that takes up an entire wall. I went with Wirecutters recommended model because Ive trusted their judgment and havent been led astray in years.

Honestly, even with my limited experience, its as good as being in a theater. The colors are incredible (its hard to capture on camera due to it washing out the true reproduction of the screen). I am incredibly happy with how everything turned out

https://i.imgur.com/wzBSxUJ.mp4

https://i.imgur.com/pyEQqKj.mp4

Edit: fixed links

Bioshuffle posted:

I don't know what I'm more jealous of- your set up or your cat who won't chew up all your plants into shreds and vomit it up all over the house.

Hes the good one my other one wont stop chewing on my Wandering Jews

Knot My President! fucked around with this message at 17:38 on Oct 12, 2020

Olympic Mathlete
Feb 25, 2011





I need more plants.

Matt Zerella
Oct 7, 2002



Ah, I see your surround sound is working.

KingKapalone
Dec 20, 2005
1/16 Native American + 1/2 Hungarian = Totally Badass

Where should I ask about the goon recommended UHD player? Figured I'd be good with a PS5 eventually but I think I heard it only supports 2 height speakers but I have 4. Also no Dolby Vision.

qirex
Feb 15, 2001



KingKapalone posted:

Where should I ask about the goon recommended UHD player? Figured I'd be good with a PS5 eventually but I think I heard it only supports 2 height speakers but I have 4. Also no Dolby Vision.

I have the Sony X800 M2, works for me but my TV doesn't support Dolby Vision so I don't pay attention to that.

UnfortunateSexFart
May 18, 2008

𒃻 𒌓𒁉𒋫 𒆷𒁀𒅅𒆷
𒆠𒂖 𒌉 𒌫 𒁮𒈠𒈾𒅗 𒂉 𒉡𒌒𒂉𒊑




New minimalist set up for new condo



Should have got something slightly wider but I'm still happy with the look.

Middle section is open in the back for console ventilation, don't fret.

65" LG CX, PS5, Xbox Series X, LG sk9y surround, Google nest hub max, Fetch box (Aus cable) pictured

Discernibly Turgid
Mar 30, 2010


UnfortunateSexFart posted:

New minimalist set up for new condo



Should have got something slightly wider but I'm still happy with the look.

Middle section is open in the back for console ventilation, don't fret.

65" LG CX, PS5, Xbox Series X, LG sk9y surround, Google nest hub max, Fetch box (Aus cable) pictured

Hows the Sk9y working out? Im an LG dealer but Ive never had so much as a brush with those soundbars.

Its a really pleasingly tidy, happy look. I wish I could do that sort of thing, but I really end up trying to find a neat way of going high-density within a space. You do it justice.

UnfortunateSexFart
May 18, 2008

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Discernibly Turgid posted:

How’s the Sk9y working out? I’m an LG dealer but I’ve never had so much as a brush with those soundbars.

It’s a really pleasingly tidy, happy look. I wish I could do that sort of thing, but I really end up trying to find a neat way of going high-density within a space. You do it justice.

Had some issues reliably connecting to the subwoofer wirelessly for a bit but it's good now. Sound is excellent. Having all sorts of connectivity issues with the extra back speakers but haven't really had the time to troubleshoot.

Wired systems definitely work more reliably but I don't have the patience for cords everywhere anymore.

Discernibly Turgid
Mar 30, 2010


UnfortunateSexFart posted:

Had some issues reliably connecting to the subwoofer wirelessly for a bit but it's good now. Sound is excellent. Having all sorts of connectivity issues with the extra back speakers but haven't really had the time to troubleshoot.

Wired systems definitely work more reliably but I don't have the patience for cords everywhere anymore.

Im strongly pro-wire, but there are times when wireless is the only option. There are a handful or modestly priced, very reliable stereo wireless Tx/Rx systems. If youre interested Im happy to share.

Regardless the preceding paragraph, my compliments to how that turned out. Its relaxing just to look at.

Violator
May 15, 2003



Discernibly Turgid posted:

There are a handful or modestly priced, very reliable stereo wireless Tx/Rx systems. If youre interested Im happy to share.

Please do.

Discernibly Turgid
Mar 30, 2010


Violator posted:

Please do.

Any of these devices has its best chance of doing what you want it to do if you keep the transmitter away (within reason) from other wireless devices and you limit (again, within reason) the number/type of physical obstructions between the set. Remember that, even hardwired, Sonos has an underlying WiFi system that cannot be defeated, so you would be strongly advised against setting a Tx on top of or immediately next to one of their devices.

Top of my list and has never let me down is the Atlantic Technology WA-60 setup. Weve used these in some tricky situations. Theres a DC rowhouse in which earthquake damage led to the partial severing of one of the 14/4 cables that had been previously run for surround duty. The damage was juuuuuuust enough that with a little bit of volume over a few minutes the receiver would go into protection mode. We did not have the option to re-run speaker wires and the antique (we were not given a choice regarding actual, suitable AV furniture) being used as a wildly congested cabinet meant we were closer than ideal for the purpose of wireless audio transmission. Knowing that cheaper options wouldnt cut it we just reached for the Atlantic Tech and it worked flawlessly from the start. We concealed a small-ish Parasound amp within reach of the left surround/left rear height speakers and used the sensing input and never had another problem again. This row house is in the middle of the worst wireless congestion environment Ive ever experienced and we still didnt need to resort to the channel selection switches on it. I have, however, been able to use two sets of these in a single system without hiccups by getting physical separation of the Tx units and patiently trying the DIP switch combinations until I had a list of the settings that could work without trouble.

I havent tried the version that has a digital amplifier built into the receiver side. I imagine the amplification is sound and that there may be a modest penalty (no free lunch) to having the switching audio circuitry cuddled up with the Rx, but itd still be a lot better than placing the Rx right next to a BT or WiFi device.)

A bit less pricey is the SVS stereo wireless system. Same qualifiers as above apply here, but its worth getting replacement cables/connectors/adapters (depending how youre plugging into the Tx and Rx units) because of the inexplicably sloppy fit of the supplied wires. Maybe (just maybe) they know people are going to use their own stuff in 90+% of situations so they keep the accessories as cheap as possible on the assumption theyll be immediately discarded. Anyhow, even some simple Monoprice 3.5mm cables or adapters to your own cables will provide a much more confident, affirmative physical connection that wont feel in danger of slipping out at the first sign of a strong draft.

If you can track them down, the Monitor Audio set has also worked well and doesnt have the fitment issues of the SVS. They do seem to have been in short supply since their introduction, so weve not spent much time with them.

tildes
Nov 15, 2018


UnfortunateSexFart posted:

New minimalist set up for new condo



Should have got something slightly wider but I'm still happy with the look.

Middle section is open in the back for console ventilation, don't fret.

65" LG CX, PS5, Xbox Series X, LG sk9y surround, Google nest hub max, Fetch box (Aus cable) pictured

What is the thing on the right? It looks like drawers but without any handles? So curious

Olympic Mathlete
Feb 25, 2011





I imagine those are press to open doors. Give them a prod and they'll pop open enough for you to grab the door.

UnfortunateSexFart
May 18, 2008

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𒆠𒂖 𒌉 𒌫 𒁮𒈠𒈾𒅗 𒂉 𒉡𒌒𒂉𒊑




Olympic Mathlete posted:

I imagine those are press to open doors. Give them a prod and they'll pop open enough for you to grab the door.

Yep, correct. Tv stand has two of them as well.

UnfortunateSexFart
May 18, 2008

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𒆠𒂖 𒌉 𒌫 𒁮𒈠𒈾𒅗 𒂉 𒉡𒌒𒂉𒊑




Finally got my giant rear end couch for my tiny rear end living room

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



Thats a cool room

Hippie Hedgehog
Feb 19, 2007

Ever cuddled a hedgehog?

Looks nice, how are the acoustics? Seems like you have a lot of hard surfaces. Maybe hang some paintings, throw down a rug and a tablecloth?

UnfortunateSexFart
May 18, 2008

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Hippie Hedgehog posted:

Looks nice, how are the acoustics? Seems like you have a lot of hard surfaces. Maybe hang some paintings, throw down a rug and a tablecloth?

No echoing at all. Giant couch and double fabric blinds seems to help.

We prefer the hard surface look aesthetically and due to dust allergies.

Edit: oh btw that coffee table lifts up, which is great for we dining room table challenged peoples.

UnfortunateSexFart fucked around with this message at 01:10 on Apr 25, 2021

Cornjob
Jun 12, 2007

NOT AN ACTOR


UnfortunateSexFart posted:

No echoing at all. Giant couch and double fabric blinds seems to help.

We prefer the hard surface look aesthetically and due to dust allergies.

Edit: oh btw that coffee table lifts up, which is great for we dining room table challenged peoples.



If you do art, get canvas. Not framed glass or plastic

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Ok Comboomer
Oct 20, 2007



Cornjob posted:

If you do art, get canvas. Not framed glass or plastic

Or support a textile artist and hang a spiffy quilt or tapestry

Perhaps you even have somebody in your family who could help you in that regard and give you something with aesthetic, sentimental, and sound absorbing qualities. Art quilts can be pricey

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