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Old 02-06-2013, 08:08 PM
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Gameroom 2.0

Just starting demolition of the old gameroom. I'll post some pics as the work progresses over the next couple weeks. Should be epic.

Started with a 20k budget but the AV gear blew through that pretty quickly.

Any do's/dont's from fellow gamers much appreciated.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:18 PM
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:41 AM
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Ooooh nice can't wait
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:35 PM
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Today we finished:

1. tearing off the rest of the drywall (what a mess)
2. ran 3 dedicated 20 amp circuits, couple hdmi runs, network, rg6 for satellite, and 9 cat5 runs for audio
3. filled the stud bays with styrofoam insulation
4. rerocked with quiterock
5. new lighting

tomorrow tape & texture
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:38 PM
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Oh wow! I look forward to seeing your finished project. Look forward to seeing it in person too.

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Old 02-13-2013, 09:56 AM
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Very interested to see how this turns out. I have a small game room that I wish to make into something grand one day.
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:34 PM
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Very interested to see how this turns out. I have a small game room that I wish to make into something grand one day.
Thats basically what I am doing as well. Its a small room so I'm trying to maximize the space and experience.

The gear is still tricking in, should be ready to install in a couple weeks.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:28 PM
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Drywall and paintwork is complete. Gunmetal gray

Gear gets installed March 1
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:45 PM
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How big is the room? And can you do a panoramic picture?

Still seeking ideas. Dig the color so far.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:14 PM
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Its only 14x16 but due to some weird spaces its more like 11x14. But you'll see that won't matter much.
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:55 PM
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Drywall and paintwork is complete. Gunmetal gray

Gear gets installed March 1
That looks awesome Mike! Coming along very nicely.

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Old 03-03-2013, 06:37 PM
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Screen is up!

Colors appear off (probably my crappy camera). The room is not green, its gray. The back wall is black. The screen is also black.

Tomorrow I'll position the speakers a bit wider and then start tuning!
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:44 PM
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These are the colors. Walls are gunmetal and back wall is graphite.
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:24 PM
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Screen is up!

Colors appear off (probably my crappy camera). The room is not green, its gray. The back wall is black. The screen is also black.

Tomorrow I'll position the speakers a bit wider and then start tuning!
Very nice! What is that on top of the speaker to the left? It looks like a tweeter but there isn't one on the right also?

And is that a screen for a projector? Or a big LCD tv?
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:25 PM
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Very nice! What is that on top of the speaker to the left? It looks like a tweeter but there isn't one on the right also?

And is that a screen for a projector? Or a big LCD tv?
On top of the speaker is a set of MW2 night vision goggles. They work well, but I just use them for display.

The screen is for a JVC 4K projector. I played Halo4 last night and the picture is stunning. It looks almost as good on the 110 as it did on the 60" sharp elite (which is the best picture I've ever seen), and the projector hasn't even been calibrated yet.
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:18 PM
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Nice! Screen dimensions?

I thought I had a pretty hot gaming setup with new 24" Samsung LED TV and Creative desktop speaker system...reality adjustment!
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Nice! Screen dimensions?

I thought I had a pretty hot gaming setup with new 24" Samsung LED TV and Creative desktop speaker system...reality adjustment!
Screen is 110" but for the most part its all relative to your seating position. If you're sitting a foot or two away then 24" is probably fine. I'm 10' back from mine.
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:57 PM
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Screen is 110" but for the most part its all relative to your seating position. If you're sitting a foot or two away then 24" is probably fine. I'm 10' back from mine.
TV serves as desktop monitor and gaming screen - a huge improvement in size and performance over previous 10 year old flatscreen monitor and entirely satisfactory for me. But I do get a kick out of seeing all-the-way setups such as yours.
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:05 PM
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That looks great!

4K projector!

What brand speakers/specs?
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:02 AM
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I'm running focal 816s for mains, their 800 for a center and their domes as rear channels. I used to run just the domes for my mains at one time, they are amazing for their size.

For subs I'm running JL Audio fathom 112s. Two of those...

Still calibrating things, the pioneer elite receiver makes it easy with its graphical on screen configuration and automatic room eq sampling. You make your adjustments dynaimcally using an ipad app.

You might recognize the equipment rack, Its from home depot. Its an adjustable wire rack, on casters, for about $100. Sure beats the high end rack I used to have. I like it because I can just wheel it out of the closet to get to the rear connections.
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