Some more photos
My beautiful new subs which were hand made by Direct Home Theatre in Adelaide, who is on these forums as 'Crabra'. They look, and sound great. Will be ironing out some room mode issues in the coming weeks as my Ultratel arrives tomorrow
There's a pic of what happened to one of my down-lights after listening to some music with the subs on.. need to put this one back in its socket... and work out how to avoid such things happening again!
A pic of my surround speaker wall mounts, before I bolted on the actual shelving plate.
There's a shot of all my cables for the 4 surround speakers + 2 outdoor speakers for zone 2. thick cable. Actually really difficult to fit the whole lot into the speaker terminals on both the Yamaha Receiver and the speakers.
There's a pic of the screen, finally up on the wall.
You can see my shiny new JVC D-ILA HD950 Projector being fired from its temporary location. I have a guy coming over this afternoon to look at mounting it for me as I'm a bit apprehensive of doing it myself since it's going to be placed literally vertically up from where it is now... ie: above our heads!
And finally, I have some photos taken of WallE. I took these to compare the brightness to Hihjinx's photos. Mind you these are with the bulb on high and lens fully open. Personally I wouldn't want them any darker. However, looking at my photos, they look TOO bright, but it's not like that in person. It's taken me a few days to get used to the image produced by the projector. At first I was a bit worried that my brightness wasn't enough. But last night's viewing session confirmed for me that it was good enough.. and finally I am starting to appreciate just how amazing this projector is - the colours, the detail, the black level, the smoothness (film-like appearance). Also loving having such a big screen. I feel completely immersed. At the moment the lounge is about 4.4m back from the screen. I'd like to be a little closer, but acoustics (bass) are keeping me from moving forward until such time that I fix the room modes using bass traps.
Note that all these pics were taken with the vertical shift adjusted so that the image touched the bottom of my screen... rather than having black bars at the top and bottom, I only have one big one at the top. Thinking of making a mask to sit up there when watching 2.35:1 films. However I want to see how the room goes once I black out my 3 small windows with curtains.
Other stuff happening:
Gonna wire up my surround speakers today, and move all my components into position. Got the AV guy coming over today to check out what needs to be done with the projector mounting. Hopefully that is done this week. Today I took in my Behringer amp to the local electronics guy, who is going to swap the fans for the quieter ones. Hopefully that happens this week also. I have ordered a Samson S-Convert box which will boost the sub output of my receiver by 12dB, bringing it in to line with the Behringer's inputs. As I mentioned earlier, my Bradford Ultratel insulation arrives tomorrow. Enough to do all 4 corners from floor to ceiling at 6 inches thick, and enough to make 6 more 4" panels for reflection points etc.
So it's all coming along. I'd say by this time next week we'll be able to use the room properly. Only the acoustic panels won't be finished.