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Home Theater (28 photos)(4.6) (56 ratings)
Skinny room but it screams home theater don't it? Note ceiling speakers (mid range, Dolby 7.1 system)
Uploaded Jan 28, 2009 21:30:34
Shot of the corner (rear) speakers...they look REALLY nice. Polk RC80s...highly recommend them
Uploaded Jan 28, 2009 21:30:46
Note all four ceiling speakers...I had pondered taking this fan out and installing a projector. But after researching the costs, I felt it be to just go with a good quality TV. Quality screens just add too much cost for my budget
Uploaded Jan 28, 2009 21:30:57
Close up of an electrical outlet I had replaced with a Leviton unit. Not only is it an outlet, but it is an industrial grade surge protector. These are back-ups to the whole house surge protectors I had installed in my main panels. Note the LED indicators on these. They run around $40 each. Pricey but good peace of mind and I don't have to deal with a strip laying on the floor
Uploaded Jan 28, 2009 21:31:06
Another view of the master control panel prior to the coax being installed. I opted for a 4 connection hospital grade surge protector outlet. Looks a bit gay sticking out of the wall, but this thing is rated for heart monitoring machines...good enough for hospital patients, it's good enough for my electronics
Uploaded Jan 28, 2009 21:31:34
Uploaded Jan 28, 2009 21:31:45
Wire fished prior to installing the left RC85 front Polk speaker
Uploaded Jan 28, 2009 21:31:56
Polk in-wall center prior to the grill being installed...this is a quality piece of equipment...pricey too
Uploaded Jan 28, 2009 21:34:00
Speaker wiring...had to add additional insulation behind as cold was convecting from the garage
Uploaded Jan 28, 2009 21:34:09
This is where my audio components will go. Wiring finally done. Leviton hospital grade 4-outlet surge protector, coax jack with #6 shielding, dual HDMI plugs connected via 35-foot belden bonded cables through the wall to behind the TV. One is white and one black so I know which is which...and of course the 7.1 speaker plate wired with shielded 14-gauge speaker wire and closed banana plugs...all from Monoprice...quality was excellent
Uploaded Jan 28, 2009 21:34:26
Lost my job so this is my HDTV until I find gainful employment. Hopefully I'll go up from this 50 inch to a 58 inch if the prices are right : )
Uploaded Jan 28, 2009 21:34:36
Placeholders for front speakers & TV
Uploaded May 19, 2009 09:13:05
Finally received & mounted my Kuro!
Uploaded May 19, 2009 09:13:20
A2 Subwoofer...this thing shakes the house
Uploaded May 19, 2009 09:13:33
Side view of the mounted Kuro. I mounted the HDMI jack (mates up to the mater control panel) behind the TV for a clean look. I also placed a Leviton electrical outlet plug behind the TV for it to use. This TV is directly protected against power surges both through a whole house surge protector at my fuse box and a point of use surge protector at the electrical outlet. These things are so expensive and, with Pioneer getting out of the business, irreplaceable. Definitely worth the double redundancy.
Uploaded May 19, 2009 09:13:48
Bottom view mounted Kuro...when mounting these, it is important to make sure to have your outlets (if you put them behind the TV) a bit below where the mounting plate is due to the design of the Kuro. There is a recess in the bottom 4 inches of the TV which is where you want your outlets....otherwise you won't have enough room for the plugs as they will run into interference from the back of the TV.
Uploaded May 19, 2009 09:14:01
Control panel fully utilized. Note the 10' speaker cables. I opted to purchase pre-made banana plug cables as making them myself was a pain in the ass. They were about $10/each. Unfortunately, I could not find any that were less than 10' so...hence the untidy mess. I'll look for some jacketing to bundle the cables at some point to tidy it up. I was more concerned with getting it operational.
Uploaded May 19, 2009 09:14:17
The receiver. Man this thing was a pain to setup. I finally got smart and reset it to factory defaults, did minimal changes to the input settings (tell it to use HDMI) and everything else set for auto. I was very happy when I finally had signal to the KRP.
Uploaded May 19, 2009 09:14:30
The picture is beautiful...my camera sucks. I'll post some Kuro movie pics a bit later. Notice the amount of light in the room. This television does well even in well lit rooms (for those with windows considering a Kuro). The picture, unfortunately, does not reflect this.
Uploaded May 19, 2009 09:14:43
The view from my lazyboy
Uploaded May 19, 2009 09:14:56
Full on shot of the home theater. Future plans include eliminating a large window behind those shades to the right, a coat of paint in the room, movie posters for the wall, new carpeting, build a riser in the rear so that I can have two rows of HT seating...the rear being elevated
Uploaded May 19, 2009 09:55:15
This Channel Master signal booster has allowed me to gain about 5 more digital channels as well as increase the signal quality throughout my home. We have about 8 TVs running via coax throughout. Multiple access points weakens the overall signal, hence the need for a signal boost. However, even if you are running only one TV, this is worth it for the picture quality gain.
Uploaded May 19, 2009 09:55:32
This is the distribution terminal for my whole house video system. With it is the power source for my antenna's signal booster. I made sure to purchase a distribution terminal with the highest bandwidth I could find. It's important not to skimp here as the quality and bandwidth of your distribution terminal can affect the quality of your TV picture(s) downstream. Note: Distance is a factor. The TV unit most remote is in my basement and the signal there as a few artifacts. I am feeding it raw signal via coax to the jack
Uploaded May 19, 2009 09:56:00
Cable distribution via rafter channel
Uploaded May 26, 2009 20:07:14
Surprisingly, the location of this pre-amp next to the antenna does not appear to affect the signal quality or strength. All received stations rate a solid 100% quality and high 80s strength. This is a Channel Master 7777 unit.
Uploaded May 26, 2009 20:07:27
Long view of my attic. The antenna is located near the end wall. Note: when installing an antenna, placing it too high (near the roof) will interfere with the signal.
Uploaded May 26, 2009 20:07:41
Antenna installation right under the ridge vent
Uploaded May 26, 2009 20:07:56
Say goodbye to Comcast!
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