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BIG THANKS to chebby for building on simonlewis's earlier instructions . I've now managed to insert a reasonably high-quality image following those instructions, yippee! You have to expand the last Insert / Edit image panel downwards to see the "Insert" buttom at the bottom!
All the pictures that you have seen so far were taken this and last year on a now-ancient (2006) 1.3 Megapixel Nokia mobile phone, and the age of the mobile phone's camera is evident in the poor quality of the pictures. The first picture, in the parlour with the red sofa, is how things always are in the parlour, though I've removed one chair from the middle row, so now I have can seat 15 people who have a direct view of the television. There are another seven seats off to the sides in varying oblique angles to the screen! I don't actually use the parlour all that much except to work on my desktop computer which is on the table that you can just begin to see on the extreme left. Most of the time I use the systems in the kitchen and my bedroom.
The second picture, of my percussionist friend Marina Bambino from Los Angeles who works with Macy Gray, (with Adele on the Samsung TV), shows the Denon AVR and Blu-Ray combination, plus the the other parlour AV items of electronics that are in my signature, and the centre speaker. Note that on the top surface of the AV stand you can see my favourite electronic component EVER, a £10 (ten) 5.5" black and white telly from Woolworths that my friend Ann bought in 2005 when I was commuting weekly that I'm very emotionally attached to and still gives good pictures, especially if you cheat and feed it from the the RF coaxial output at the back of the video cassette recorder (remember them?)!.
The third picture shows the seating arrangement in the kitchen when I run film shows The middle row of seats is on two delivery pallets to give some tiering, though the tiering is not as good as in the parlour. The third row of seats consists of more high bar stools, again from Ikea and Argos, though all second-hand! Towards the top left and top right corners you can see the surround loudspeakers, the "floorstanding" Eltax Symphony 6.4. The single surround back loudspeaker is the fourth (top) item in the stack whose base is the microwave oven. There can be six people in the back row of seats, five in the middle row and six in the front row of seats, so 17 in all. Clearly, I don't have the kitchen like this all the time, otherwise I'd not be able to eat!
The fourth picture, below, shows that I can have eight people in my bedroom for the third screen when doing the film shows, with the two spaces on the bed obviously for folk (as here) who know each other very well!
The multiplicity of seats and televisions has developed over the last two years. I run film shows from time to time and, using many HDMI splitters and switches, I can show the same film in all three rooms, the same film in two of the three rooms and a different one in the third room, or three different films. The last time I ran a film show we had at one sitting: "Kick-Ass" in the parlour, "Blade Runner" in the kitchen and "On the Waterfront" in the bedroom; at the next sitting, with different audiences, we had "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" in the parlour, "The Orphanage" in the kitchen and "3:10 to Yuma" in the bedroom.
Are those large speakers on the kitchen platform??
This must be the most entertaining kitchen I've ever seen! I would love to be there all day!!
My Home Cinema Pioneer KRP 500A, Yamaha RX-V1900, MA Radius R225HD LCR, R90HD rears, AW12 sub, Panasonic BD60, PS3, Boxee Box, Sky HD, Boxee Box, Logitech Harmony One, Logitech PS3 Adapter, Sonos ZP90
Bedroom Samsung UE32C6510, PS3 slim white, Apple TV, Sonos S5, Sonos ZP90, Audioengine 2, Oppo OPDV971H
Miscellaneous: Synology DS212J + 2 X WD Red 2TB drives, WD 1TB NAS, Sonos ZoneBridge, BT HH3 as modem & AirPort Extreme router
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