My home theater room dream is now complete

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  1. Thanh Phan

    Thanh Phan Auditioning

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    After 2 months of late nights and long weekends, I have completed construction of my home theater room. My Toshiba 65" hdtv now has a home. I originally looked at stores but they didn't have what I was looking for and the contractor quoted me $5-6k to build this HT room. I did it myself for about 20% of what they were charging me. What do you think?
    http://www.geocities.com/tvp6388/htr.html
     
  2. Jeffrey Noel

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    Very nice! Did you build that Entertainment Center yourself?

    BTW, where are your speakers? Very well hidden.

    Oh, and what are all of your HT components?
     
  3. Thanh Phan

    Thanh Phan Auditioning

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    yes, I built the entire entertainment center myself. In fact, I did the room too. Sheetrock, spackling, painting, wiring, you name it.

    Speakers are all hidden in there sperate cabinets.

    I don't have high dollar stuff but I am proud off what I worked for and have acquired. Here it is:

    65" Toshiba HDTV 65H80

    Pioneer 609 Dolby Digital DTS receiver

    Pioneer LD Player

    Pioneer 6 disc CD player

    Pioneer dual deck cassette unit

    Pioneer Fronts, Center, and Surround (don't know model #)

    Two- Aiwa 8" Subs

    Toshiba Progressive Scan SD3750 DVD Player

    Toshiba 6 Disc 4109X DVD Player

    RCA Direct TV Satellite

    JVC 4 head hi-fi VCR
     
  4. Darren McGruther

    Darren McGruther Stunt Coordinator

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    Very nice work, the whole thing looks great. I am also building on oak wall unit, not quite as allaborite as your but still big. measures about 7.5' tall, 12' wide, 3' deep.
    Can't wait for it to be done.
    my theater
    [​IMG]
     
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    Looks clean and well done. Nice job there
     
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    Two Months!!!! I would have had to taken out stock in Coke to get enough caffiene to do it that quickly. Excellent job.[​IMG]
     
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    Excellent![​IMG]
     
  9. Dave Poehlman

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    Here is a question that might be obvious to those of you who own an RPTV already (I have to finish my basement first before I get any sort of projection TV).
    How did you mount that screen directly in the entertainment center? The Toshiba you have looks like this on their website:
    http://db1.onecall.com/Image%5fProducts%2fToshiba%2f65h80%2egif
    Are the speakers/stand below the screen removable.. or are they hidden inside your ent center?
     
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    Thanh Phan Auditioning

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    Dave,
    the panel just below the screen is one piece and is removable. The TV sits on a 4 inch platform and once the front panel is remove the TV can slide right out with alittl bit of elbow grease [​IMG] The hardest part about the Tv is moving it. In your case down to the basement. I had to help the delivery guys carry this 464 lb beast up to my second floor. Remember the old saying is true, "if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself". That how I manage to get it to the second floor with scratches.
     
  11. Dave Poehlman

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    Thanks for the info.. can you do this with most RPTVs? Can you buy just the TV assembly? It seems silly to have these speakers/stand sitting around once I put my screen in my ent center (which I plan to model after yours, Thanh.. except mine will take a year to build.[​IMG])
     
  12. Luke_Y

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    Dave, I believe he means that the panel below the screen on the [rant]entertainment center[/rant] is removeable. He puts the TV in there and puts the oak panel with the gril cloth on in front of the lower half of the TV. [​IMG]
    BTW nice room! [​IMG]
     
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    Nice. Looks like a great place to watch movies.

    Jon
     
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  15. Bill Fletcher

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    Thanh,

    Looks great! I too am building my own room and cabinet. It's taking a lot longer than two months though. I'm working on the cabinet right now and was wondering if you could tell me where you got the grille cloth.

    Thanks. Bill
     
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    Nicely done! How far do you sit from your tv?
     
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    What are your room dimensions????
     
  18. Thanh Phan

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    Bill,
    The grill cloth was purchased from http://www.partsexpress.com/ They had it on sale for $6.50 a yard. I only need two yards. Also they were very prompt.
    Ryan,
    The main seating location is 12 feet away. But I haven't finished in terms of furniture in there yet. When its all said and done, the front seats will be about 10-11ft and the rears will be about 13-14 ft.
    Tom,
    The original room dimensions were 24ft x 12 ft. Now the room dimension is 20ft x 12ft.
     
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    Very impressive Thanh. I'd get nightmares just trying to build a simple cabinet for my DVDs. Looks like oak, is that what you used?
     
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    Looks great! Very professional job on the entertainment center. Happy listening!
     

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