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Congrats on the promotion BB, you have always been a good man and its well deserved.

As for the cabinet, I would go with Chunky Monkey, but just a little word of caution - Oak cabinets tend to be extremely heavy, we needed two people to lift mine into the house and now that its here, it's not moving Smile 

 

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Actually, it is a brilliant idea!! That place is perfect for a proper home cinema setup with a 4K projector! I'll plan that for 2015 once the initial financial hit eases a bit. So I can go for a 1080p TV (or use my existing Kuro) for the living room. We were planning to use the space as a gym, which can be on one side. Thanks!! I can't believe I didn't think of it before!! :clap:

Keep track of what I am about to do.  Building work is about to commence on my loft and sound proofing is something that I plan to take very seriously.  I will keep you posted on my cinema room build and alert you to any pitfalls I encounter.  I am excited for you!

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Thanks for the wishes! Smile

Chunky Monkey looks nice!

Also like the look of Stump furniture. It's closer to me, so will check it out.

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Stump is good too!

These guys can practically build anything for you at a fraction of the price (prices like that of BDI and Salamander).  Smile

 

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I'll keep an eye on your system build thread. I'm sure I'll learn a trick or two. Smile

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 Hi BB

for me the garage is a perfect solution for an home cinema, especially the size you have but please consider that if its a detached one, would you really want to be going outside in the rain ice and snow in the winter months to watch a film

i`ve seen it quite a few times when a room in the garden has been completed in the spring/summer and gets used a lot, only to be left over the winter months after a few initial treks have left her indoors, err!!  actually left indoors if you know what I mean :cry: 

mind you sometimes that might be a good thing Smile 

another consideration if sticking to the living room and using a projector, is to choose the screen carefully, this will allow you to leave the room decor as is, ie: nice and bright livingroomy and still acheive very good contrast/black levels without closing all the curtains and blinds

 

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Thanks Allan. Yes, my wife shares your thoughts about the home cinema actually being used in winter / snow as the detached garage is a few yards away from the property.

 

You make an interesting comment about projector in the living room; given how bright it is, is it actually possible? 

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An undercover walkway perhaps.

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Don't think that's possible. It's on the other end of a very mature, well developed garden.

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bigboss for your gym try carpet tiles lay the arrows pointing to wards the door amd use doubleside tape. You don't have to stick every tile down just the main traffic areas eg in front of settee. All you need is a stanley knife and patience and make sure you have spares if you have spillages. When I want to paint the walls in my flat i take up the tiles around the perimter and label the back of them eg my lounge is 7.2m x 4.57m Carpet tiles also hide flat speaker cable brilliantly. No one has spotted that I have carpet tiles and I can create rugs using a contrasting colour as a border.

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bigboss wrote:

Thanks Allan. Yes, my wife shares your thoughts about the home cinema actually being used in winter / snow as the detached garage is a few yards away from the property.

 You make an interesting comment about projector in the living room; given how bright it is, is it actually possible? 

 it is possible if you choose the correct screen without question, only my opinion but using a white screen in your type of ambient lit room is something i`d not recommend, but using an ambient lit surface designed to be used in your type of room can reap massive benefits in maintaining image contrast whilst allowing you to leave the room as is

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ideal av wrote:

bigboss wrote:

Thanks Allan. Yes, my wife shares your thoughts about the home cinema actually being used in winter / snow as the detached garage is a few yards away from the property.

 You make an interesting comment about projector in the living room; given how bright it is, is it actually possible? 

 it is possible if you choose the correct screen without question, only my opinion but using a white screen in your type of ambient lit room is something i`d not recommend, but using an ambient lit surface designed to be used in your type of room can reap massive benefits in maintaining image contrast whilst allowing you to leave the room as is

Interesting, If only I knew that before buying a 65 inch screen for my living room  :doh:

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Very interesting!  :?

I never knew this was possible!! Back to the drawing board then  :type:

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One thing I regret not doing was having a TV behind a projector screen.  So in your living room have the projector screen (preferably one that retracts and drops down at the click of a button) for those occasion you want to immerse yourself in home cinema.  Then when you want to watch Sky or play some console games, simply use the TV behind it. This way you have the best of both worlds and can switch between the two without turning the living room into a permanent cinema.  Also I'm thinking of the bulb and prolonging its life Smile

 

 

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Due to awkwardness of my living room, I can either have a corner TV setup or a projector with drop down screen from above the fireplace. My speaker placement will be different for both options, so I cannot have both.

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