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8 years8 yearsTom's PlayroomTom's Playroom posted:
Raised rear platform in Theatre Room

Hi there everyone. A enthusiast in Home Theatre design and construction from AVSforum.com in the USA came up with the following calculator for working out riser height. There are a…

8 years8 yearsTom's PlayroomTom's Playroom posted:
Bel's new house - Roof - tick

Hi Bel,
How are you? It has been ages and no I have not dropped off the face of this earth! So good to see that the house is coming along…

8 years8 yearsTom's PlayroomTom's Playroom posted:
In-ceiling speakers - anyone using Speakercraft Aim 8 3's?

Hi Rodda,
I do agree with you about the Paradigm speakers. I have heard them and was blown away by their performance (actually heard them in Canada at a friend's place…

8 years8 yearsTom's PlayroomTom's Playroom posted:
Is it Ok to put a projector and speakers in a bulkhead ??

Hi there Mike,
In my readings, a number of the theatre builders in the USA are constructing 'hush boxes' around their ceiling mounted projectors in a black acoustically transparent material which…

8 years8 yearsTom's PlayroomTom's Playroom posted:
Projector Installer - sydney

Hi there,
$1200 founds a bit rich, but I would need to know what you are getting for your money. Obviously you don't need the projector mount, so if the $1200…

8 years8 yearsTom's PlayroomTom's Playroom posted:
In-ceiling speakers - anyone using Speakercraft Aim 8 3's?

Hi there, you should be fine. Despite popular thinking, most damage to speakers is caused by a lack of amp power and not too much. You may need to consider…

8 years8 yearsTom's PlayroomTom's Playroom posted:
Is it Ok to put a projector and speakers in a bulkhead ??

Just my two cents, but I agree with the keystoning side of things and the vibration issues associated with speakers in the vicinity of the projector. Most projectors these days…

8 years8 yearsTom's PlayroomTom's Playroom posted:
In-ceiling speakers - anyone using Speakercraft Aim 8 3's?

Hi Danrts,
I think that if you are looking for a 5.1 or 7.1 system, I would be more inclined to go for cabinet speakers rather than in-wall speakers. Don't get…

8 years8 yearsTom's PlayroomTom's Playroom posted:
Should I get an internet connection point at the tv

Hi Donnam,
You are best to get at least two. Reason being is that the internet and entertainment are blending at a very fast rate. Many new TV's even have an…

8 years8 yearsTom's PlayroomTom's Playroom posted:
Home theatre seats

Hi there Rahadza,
There is a great resource in the USA called AVSforum. You can get there by going to avsforum.com. It's all free and I have found some fantastic advice…

8 years8 yearsTom's PlayroomTom's Playroom posted:
Type of wall batts for dedicated home theatre room

Thanks Ted, I knew that you would chime in with the eloquent and intelligent response!
Cheers and seasons greetings to all.
Greg.

8 years8 yearsTom's PlayroomTom's Playroom posted:
Type of wall batts for dedicated home theatre room

Hi there Jarrod,
Hi mate. Don't pretend to know everything about soundproofing but I do know that the following is going to work best for you.
(1) Don't worry too much about…

8 years8 yearsTom's PlayroomTom's Playroom posted:
Theatre room Help and suggestions

Hi there,
Rodda is right on this one. I think that a DLP projector may be a bit of a squeeze due to their lower flexibility in placement options. I would…

8 years8 yearsTom's PlayroomTom's Playroom posted:
Cheap Samsungs - ?looks like a con

Hi there,
If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck....It's a duck. Probably a **! Check out the link below…

8 years8 yearsTom's PlayroomTom's Playroom posted:
6m X 4m HT Room - Wall in - Screen Advice time

Hi there Toohey,
Looks like you are going to have a nice space there. 6m x 4 metres is certainly a good space to install a very nice 5.1 or a…

8 years8 yearsTom's PlayroomTom's Playroom posted:
Sound check vs sound screen

Hi Ted,
Thanks for that. I knew I forgot to mention something. See, I don't waste my time lurking around AVS :lol:
Best of luck with…

8 years8 yearsTom's PlayroomTom's Playroom posted:
Building our new home in Hornsby

Hi Bel,
I spoke with our CSM Belinda, who is getting some brick and roof tile options priced up. Actually like the Orpheus bricks which are in the standard Whitsunday range.…

8 years8 yearsTom's PlayroomTom's Playroom posted:
Sound check vs sound screen

Hi there,
Soundproofing really can become quite expensive depending upon the results required. I will be building a dedicated Home Theatre in our new home and have invested in a double…

8 years8 yearsTom's PlayroomTom's Playroom posted:
Bel's new house - Roof - tick

Frame is looking great Bel. The big question remains..... do you get that prized water view from the balcony????
Keep up the progress and crack that whip!
Greg

8 years8 yearsTom's PlayroomTom's Playroom posted:
Building our new home in Hornsby

HiYa Bel,
I always was a sucker for a girl with a nice looking frame!
Congratulations. How are WH going now?
Cheers
Greg

8 years8 yearsTom's PlayroomTom's Playroom posted:
Building our new home in Hornsby

Hi Kiwi,
Westminster will be using a private certifier rather than go through Council channels. We are going with complying development which means if Westminster get all of the required info…

8 years8 yearsTom's PlayroomTom's Playroom posted:
Building our new home in Hornsby

Hi there Kiwi,
Yes, that's the one, although there are a number of mods that we have made to the home, the most obvious being the garage moved to the right…

8 years8 yearsTom's PlayroomTom's Playroom posted:
Building our new home in Hornsby

G'Day there Kiwi,
Nice to hear from you! We are still kicking around although have not had a great deal to report. Bali was nice. It was a welcome respite from…

8 years8 yearsTom's PlayroomTom's Playroom posted:
Projector Virgin here, Epson tw3500 or 4500?

Hi there,
I know it is very tempting to buy on price, but on a consumer durable like a home theatre projector, it is worth putting in a bit of research…

8 years8 yearsTom's PlayroomTom's Playroom posted:
Home Theatre Equipment suggestions

Hey there,
Glad that you got a set up that you are really happy with. Sometimes bargains pop up when you are not really looking. Hope that your system brings you…

8 years8 yearsTom's PlayroomTom's Playroom posted:
Theatre room cabinet

Hi there. These guys have been recommended to me before for custom furniture:
http://www.sydneyside.net.au/index.php?url=1
They are in Sydney.
The material you use will need to be acoustically transparent if…

8 years8 yearsTom's PlayroomTom's Playroom posted:
HD and full HD?

Hi Rizzo,
Will try to provide a little extra info for you. Firstly, the lines that you refer to at the side of the picture have nothing to do with whether…

8 years8 yearsTom's PlayroomTom's Playroom posted:
Home Theatre Equipment suggestions

Hi there CD,
Absolutely no problems at all. You may like to check out this link...
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Tannoy-Arena-Lit ... 3146wt_930
Auction finishes in a couple of days...they may come…

8 years8 yearsTom's PlayroomTom's Playroom posted:
Home Theatre Equipment suggestions

Hi there CD/RB,
Well, for $500, it looks like a lot of speaker for the money, but there inlies the rub... it is less than $500 for 5 speakers plus a…

8 years8 yearsTom's PlayroomTom's Playroom posted:
Has anyone installed a fibreglass pool from AAA Pools Sydney

Hi guys,
Just by way of update, I am thinking that this pool is supplied by Tranquility Pools of Belmont NSW (based in Taree). Maybe if I could ask if…

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