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BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



Measure those floor tiles, MMD3. If they're 9"x9" they're almost certainly asbestos containing. If they're 12x12 there's still a chance. Even then the mastic underneath could be hot. Unless you know for a fact that the floor was re-done in the 90's or something, think about what you're doing before you start ripping those up.

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BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



gmcsonoma posted:

I finally have my living room looking how I'd like it to! The only thing I really want to do now is conceal the bunch of wires running up to the tv, maybe with a color matched channel of some sort.



Are those anime action figures on display in front of your tv? That's...a design choice, I guess. If it were me I'd hide those before I hid the cables.

MMD3 posted:

I don't think they are in conflict at all, it just means you have to pull it out from the wall before tilting to the side

Here's one example:

http://www.sanus.com/en_US/products/mounts/vlf410/

That looks like a good one. Most side-to-side tilt mounts are pretty bulky.

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



My old articulating mount sticks out like 8". It's a real piece of trash.

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



AzCoug posted:

I have a 65" Vizio and am looking for some ambient lighting to put behind the TV. I believe I've seen some setups with the back lighting behind the TV. What does everyone recommend? Do you recommend lighting on all four sides or just top/bottom, etc.?

Any experience with Lightpack? http://store.lightpack.tv/products/lightpack

What would be the cheapest route? http://www.ebay.com/itm/31087882887...em=310878828877

Ikea has little strips of LEDs with sticky tape for like 5 bucks.

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



No Butt Stuff posted:

The sellers of my house left a giant DLP or projection Toshiba in the basement that they literally finished the basement around. It has no HDMI inputs and the only way to get it out is going to be to smash it (or disassemble it, I guess.)

Is there a box that will let me combine and convert HDMI to component and audio? Or should I just get my sledgehammer? (I'm actually just going to find some college kids to do break it up and haul it out if I have to go this route.)

e: also, do old tvs have a capacitor that will kill me?

That box is a receiver that will let you pass thru HDMI to component. Just a regular old receiver. Not uncommon, you just need to make sure whatever you buy does it. If you want surround sound you're going to need one anyways. So there's no surround sound wired, just a big tv in a wall?

And there are no caps in that tv that will kill you. They'll kill the college kids you hire.

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



No Butt Stuff posted:

There is surround wired. I don't know if I'll use it, because this is just going to be in the bar/guest area and my main set up is on the main level. I was going to remove the tv and put a matching TV stand in it's place that would hold a decent sized flat panel.

Hook up like a tape deck or vhs deck with a loop of a heartbeat, leave the volume up and TV on then rock up the whole thing.

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



Sir Nose posted:

I want to connect a Wii U, a cable box, and a 3d blu ray player to both a 2d tv and a 3d projector. So I need some sort of 3x2 or 4x2 hdmi switch or splitter box. It doesn't need to be matrix, as I will only ever be using either the tv or the projector at one time, never both simultaneously. But from what I've been reading, it seems these boxes won't pass a 3d signal to my projector if the other output of the box is connected to a 2d device? Is that correct? What do I need to make this work?

This is probably not the right thread to ask this question in, but I'd say you need a 3-D capable receiver with two zones. I mean, you need speakers for your set up, right? you're not relying on the internal speaker on your projector, are you?

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



Doesnt get much better than Captain EO imo.

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



Basket of Kittens posted:

Well poo poo, I had no idea how big the SC-1 would be. Now going to need to raise the TV up, might distort the viewing angle a bit, but I hope not

Also my dad gave me this old Marantz and Kenwood speakers to look at if they have any value. He thinks he might just wrap them up and put them in his cellar as antiques. Cool looking stuff though.

http://imgur.com/a/33CCG

The speakers are nothing special but the 4430 is.

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



Sick.

What's the Mac? MA5200?

BigFactory fucked around with this message at 21:06 on Nov 12, 2015

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



This is probably the stupidest thing anybody's ever said, but could you split your center channel into two very small speakers that go on either side of the tv? The sweet spot would be tiny but it might not sound bad?

Edit: ok, that's an awful idea.

BigFactory fucked around with this message at 18:31 on Nov 28, 2015

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



sellouts posted:

Congratulations on missing the point entirely!

What was the point?

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



KillHour posted:

If I had to guess, pissing on what used to be a good equipment porn thread.

I wish there were more pics.

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



sellouts posted:

Hey jonathan (or anyone else)

What amps would you recommend to pair with the kef ls50s? In both power/performance and appearance? Full disclosure: I don't tend to agree with you that all well designed rooms break best practices of proper sound so I may value aesthetics a bit too heavily to you.

I'm looking for a tabletop setup for my office. Source will be digital, cd, and vinyl. All music, no video.

Budget?

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



sellouts posted:

Something that seems to fit with $1500 worth of bookshelf speakers. So maybe it's $1000?

If the Parasound A23 is the best option, cool. Others have it in my office with the same speakers and it's nice enough.

Volume: I'm in an office, so I will have it loud enough to listen for imperfections of masters on all formats, but not so loud that the bullpen outside of my office hates me.

Depends on your aesthetic but I'd go with a Kenwood KR-1000.

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



Electric Bugaloo posted:

I'm a big fan of Yamaha's new A-Sxx/xxx series of 2-channel integrated amps (apologies if the mobile site is wonky for you, I'm phone posting from the brake shop waiting room).

They did an awesome job of taking the circuit tech and timeless aesthetics of their 1970's CR-xxxx series and bringing them into the 21st Century and adding things like DACs and optical/USB capability.

Also, if you google the amps individually you'll notice that they all sell for anywhere from $200 to $600 less via other online retailers than what Yamaha charges on their site.

I'm sure a Peachtree of some sort would also look nice between those KEFs.

Those are sweet, I had forgotten about them.

Not Kenwood Galaxy Commander sweet, but what is?

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



Smart bulbs are self-dimmable. GE link bulbs are pretty cheap right now because GE is changing the branding it looks like. Big expense up front to do a whole basement, but the bulbs should last 15 years.

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



Falco posted:

What do you power each speaker setup with? Are they all wireless or bluetooth speakers?

I would imagine they all have their own amps.

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



I like that it's a bigass computer hooked up to stuff that doesn't fit on the world's smallest mantle over the world's ugliest fireplace.

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



KillHour posted:

There's a built-in shelf for an entertainment center in my bedroom that the PO (poorly) made. My SO was complaining that there is no room on the couch to watch TV together, so off to Best Buy we went to buy a small, cheapo TV to throw in there.



That... didn't happen. What did happen was a very significantly price-reduced floor model LG OLED I found sitting casually next to a cash register. Long story short, I talked them down to a price I couldn't pass up and ended up having a ton of Best Buy rewards cash from various business purchases over the last year. I think it ended up costing me something like $326 after tax.

So after various fiddling to get the thing mounted in a hole designed for a TV 15" smaller, I came up with this:



This was taken at eye-level from the bed:


Yes, I know the paint job is really lovely. I think the PO didn't use primer and said "gently caress it" after 2 coats. I'll be painting it something more interesting and fixing the dry wall... eventually.

It's a cool tv but I wouldn't let your parole officer do any more construction in your house.

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



Well I guess thatís one way to do it.

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



Not much of a view out that window huh?

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



You could replace that big sub with a lectern to change the look of that room without really changing the look.

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



Rinaldi posted:

Thanks for all the advice! At this point I like the idea of trying it without framing first and if we use it and like it and want it fancier, we can always do that later. Curtains will be expensive but far cheaper and less frustrating than getting a contractor here. We can get an electrician out to add outlets and probably do the rest ourselves.



Yes, the ceiling is concrete (the room is below the garage). I'll look into stick-on panels and see what they're like.

I'm still not sure about the lighting. Rope in crown seems ideal but can I affix crown molding to a concrete wall? Would that look jank? I don't know of any other good lighting solutions.

Liquid nails would hold crown molding to concrete. I donít see why it would it would look bad. The room would look more finished at least. Or if youíre going with curtains, shoot some 2x4s into the wall to hang the curtains from and the molding can be nailed into that.

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



KillHour posted:

The problem is people want a fireplace. Fireplaces are nice. But they also aren't going to hang out in a room without a TV because that's not how we live anymore.

I guess I donít really watch tv more than a half hour or an hour a week, but this seems sad to me. I donít have a tv in my living room and if people come over we hang out in the kitchen.

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



eddiewalker posted:

Y'all are real hung up on this fireplace thing. I've got a nice fireplace in the big room upstairs. 15ft ceilings, arches and poo poo. There's no TV there, so we set logs on fire just to watch them burn. It's where we greet guests and have Christmas morning type stuff.

Sorry I stuck an insert in the downstairs flame hole. Sorry the existing hole wasn't big enough for anything larger. I'll try to do better next time.

The fireplace is fine. Iíd lose the TV.

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



eddiewalker posted:

where's the "post about how you don't own a TV" thread?

Youíd think it would be in TBB, but youíd be surprised!

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



What are your speakers?

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



GnarlyCharlie4u posted:

Vadersteen 2ce Signature II

Like em.

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



100% Dundee posted:

Everyone roasted the poo poo out of homeboy for a fake fireplace and half-assed veneer wallpaper, but no one's going to mention my dudes 36in TV above with the 82inch speakers? With the 2 foot thick cabinet and speakers sitting in front of a wall mounted TV so that poo poo looks like it's at the bottom of a well? With the two foot thick cabinet that still doesn't fit any of the components so they dangle out the front?

Feeling really let down right now y'all.

This one probably sounds really good though.

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BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



Thatís a cool room

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