My Home Theater Improvement Project Is Finally Complete!!

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Brian Harnish, Jan 19, 2004.

  1. Brian Harnish

    Brian Harnish Screenwriter

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    Okay, okay...wow...I got a few nice things for Christmas: a lot of money, which I used to buy several DVD/CD shelves and a Home Theater Equipment rack from Ikea. Also got myself a new corner desk so I could actually move back far enough to get a great view of my home theater. [​IMG]

    Anyway, here are the photos of my efforts, which are now finally complete after a year in the making. I assembled the desk, shelves, and equipment rack on my own (which wasn't that difficult at all so why am I even mentioning that here?) Buuuuut, without further adieu, here is my improved home theater (complete with a pisspoor before shot).

    Also, my current HT setup includes:

    Toshiba 42H83 RPTV
    Kenwood HTB-504 Speaker system
    Sony SLV-AX10 Hi-Fi Stereo VCR (which isn't even connected)
    Toshiba SD-4700 DVD player (connected with component cables, baby! Whoo-hoo!!) [​IMG]

    Before anyone says anything, yes, I will be doing something about those cables in the surround speaker shot, okay? [​IMG]

    Before:

    Before

    After:

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    Front Shot of Home Theater

    Side Shot With Opened Equipment Rack [​IMG]

    Rear Shot Featuring Surround Speakers and Corner Desk Also features the rest of my continuing DVD collection and my CD collection as well. [​IMG]

    And, of course, my ever growing DVD Collection [​IMG]
     
  2. Chris Derby

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    looks great.. be careful with your equipment rack, though. the silver finish will rub off if you're not careful. for that matter, the tv will do the same thing.
     
  3. Richard_T

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    Very nice. You should be proud Brian[​IMG]
     
  4. Greg*go

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    Looking good. When can I come over?
     
  5. Brian Harnish

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    Chris- Thanks for the tip! I'm very careful with all of my equipment/HT stuff, though. So it shouldn't be a problem.

    Richard- Oh, I am!! [​IMG]

    Greg- Thanks! In answer to your question: As soon as I move out into a pimpin' apartment. Of course, you'll have to pay your own way and bring the beer. I'll supply the ladies. [​IMG]
     
  6. Scott L

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    Lookin great! Just fyi I made a thread in the bargains section for the JBL N24s for $60. [​IMG] I also got an HTB-504, but quickly upgraded to Northridge speakers all around. You'll love the new sound. [​IMG]
     
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    Looks great. Major improvement.
     
  8. Brian Harnish

    Brian Harnish Screenwriter

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    Scott- Thread farter. Kidding! [​IMG]

    I'm going to upgrade to some JBLs (not sure which ones, though) within the next year. Don't know how much longer it's going to be, though. That is a sweet deal, though! I just did a Home Theater audio calibration for a co worker that got a JBL HTIB (speakers only) and a Harmon Kardon receiver. I really like its sound. The subwoofer kicks arse! So I'm definitely upgrading to JBLs.

    Thanks again for the comments, everyone. I'm hoping the ladies I bring home will like it...even if I have cables hanging around everywhere temporarily. [​IMG]
     
  9. Cees Alons

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    Brian,

    Looks great.

    BTW, You still have space to buy more equipment, but those DVD shelves are full now, so either stop buying more DVDs (or else, perhaps, you can send some to friendly members on this forum to safely store them for you [​IMG] ).

    Cees
     
  10. JohnnyN

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    nice wallpaper... what kind of pattern is that?
     
  11. Brian Harnish

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    Cees- Keep in mind that I can always buy more shelves. The only way I'll stop buying DVDs is when all four walls of my bedroom are stacked top to bottom with DVDs. And even then I'll just extend the collection out to the hallway. Then maybe I'll consider lending them out to the HTF membership for "safe storage" as you called it. [​IMG]

    Johnny- Thanks! I kinda don't like the wallpaper, but that's just me. The paper on one wall is a bunch of leaves laid out in a pattern and the other wall has a type of stucco-like (that's the best description I could come up with for this) pattern with vertical lines. I don't know why they didn't use matching wallpaper on all four walls. [​IMG]
     

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