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Hi guys,

I finally upgraded my home theater system after 13 long years!

I initially had a Denon Receiver, Mitsubishi 55 inch Rear Pro TV, Toshiba DVD player (later replaced by Sony VCR/DVD Recorder RDR-VXD655), 5 Paradigm floor standing speakers + sub, Sony CD player, Sony Tape Deck and a bunch of other things I forgot now..

All have been donated to various charities except for the Mitsubishi TV which we will still use.. (moved to guest bedroom where the kids will make use of it).

In order for me to get the upgrade done and get my wife's blessing (WAF), I had to compromise a bit..

No floor standing speakers for the new 7 speakers so I had to go with in ceiling speakers. I am still using Paradigm but this time 7 in ceiling speakers + 2 subs. The 2 subs are floor standing but they are small and will be in the corners.

Furthermore, no TV in the living room so we are going to put the new 75 inch Samsung TV in the game room.
(The living room is now a conversation place where the TV will not distract -- or something to that affect)

The game room is a big rectangle 29' x 14'

Currently the room is being used as a "game room".. I have a pool table and a poker table.

To make it mix use so to speak to accommodate the "home theater" aspect, I will use the poker table chairs for seating.

I know not ideal but compromise was needed.

On one end (far left) will be the audio rack and the other side (far right) will be the tv hanging on the wall.

My audio rack is Bello AR-880 which was purchased 13 years ago when I did my first home theater.

The first picture attached is the rack.

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Remotes, etc. on the top shelf.
PS4 on the second shelf
Oppo Blu Ray Player on third shelf
NAD T-777 Home Theater Receiver on fourth shelf
Panamax Surge Protection for all the equipment on fifth shelf.

The second picture attached is the side view of the tv.(Samsung UN75F8000 LED TV)

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The third picture attached is the back view of the game room / home theater room

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The fourth picture attached is the view of the sitting area. I have to use the poker table chairs.

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Finally, the view of the tv (front) when sitting on the chair.

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I have Paradigm 7.2 speakers. (2 subs and 7 in ceiling speakers).
 

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Thanks for the compliments. Yes, the pool (billiard) table is the one item in the house all guests play with.. :) even the ladies. :)

It is over 10 years old but build like a rock. The guys who installed it brought it up in parts and they were at the house for half the day. Lot of work to put it all together.

and yes, making the wife happy was necessary to have the green light for the upgrade.. And to be honest, having floor speakers would have not been good anyways.. Just don't have the space.
 

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Looks like a very fun space! How do you like the tv? I was torn between that set and the f-8500 we went plasma but 64" took awhile to get use to after our 73" Mitsubishi dlp went down.
 

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Hey Joe!

Way to go on updating your system and thanks for sharing the pics! I have a very similar Bell'O "audio tower" but in the silver finish, not black/pewter as yours, for my two-channel system...:T

Boy, I'm really screen envious now...nice work on the hanging! How do you like the NAD receiver?

Did you get a hold of any of the reference quality DVDs or Blu-rays we discussed?

Good job, my friend! :T
 

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Looks like a very fun space! How do you like the tv? I was torn between that set and the f-8500 we went plasma but 64" took awhile to get use to after our 73" Mitsubishi dlp went down.
I always liked LED so plasma for me was not in the picture.

I was debating between the 65 in and the 75 in but thought to go bigger so went with the 75 in.

I really like the tv. I only messed with a few settings so far but so far it is exceeding my expectations.

I came from a 55 inch so I am still getting used to the 75 in.. :yikes:
 

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Hey Joe!

Way to go on updating your system and thanks for sharing the pics! I have a very similar Bell'O "audio tower" but in the silver finish, not black/pewter as yours, for my two-channel system...:T

Boy, I'm really screen envious now...nice work on the hanging! How do you like the NAD receiver?

Did you get a hold of any of the reference quality DVDs or Blu-rays we discussed?

Good job, my friend! :T
Thanks Osage for the compliments. Small world you have the Bell'O as well. I do like their products. :)

The NAD receiver is a big box.. It is very good. Lot of power. I am sure I haven't even used 10% of it yet...

I only have a few blu ray's with me .. getting them as time permits.

I did see Lord of the Rings extended version (the first part) and that just blew me away.

Now my only problem is getting free time to actually sit and watch something. :)
 

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Nicely done mate! I wish I had the space to do a game room - I usually have friends over for board game sessions, and I am running out of places to set us up!

I am sure no one minds the seats at all - they look pretty comfortable to me! Oh, and I am all in... ;)
Thanks for the compliments. Yes, the poker chairs are not ideal but there was no way, I could put a sofa or lazy boy in there. lol. But, to be honest, the chairs are comfortable. You can also lean back a little.. The chairs raise up and down as well.. Overall it is very acceptable.. :)

I was lucky enough when I was searching for a house back in 2000 to find a house with a big "game room" that was able to accommodate all my "toys". :)
 

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Thanks Osage for the compliments. Small world you have the Bell'O as well. I do like their products. :)

The NAD receiver is a big box.. It is very good. Lot of power. I am sure I haven't even used 10% of it yet...

I only have a few blu ray's with me .. getting them as time permits.

I did see Lord of the Rings extended version (the first part) and that just blew me away.

Now my only problem is getting free time to actually sit and watch something. :)
Did you consider any of the ones I suggested to you in the PM?
 

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Did you consider any of the ones I suggested to you in the PM?
Yes, I will check them out.. Just a matter of getting time!

With the holidays fast approaching and family coming by, just hard to get time to sit and watch. :)

But, yes, I will do eventually. :)
 

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:T

Responded to your PM...
 

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Just to update, wife said she can't sit in the chairs as long as the move goes so over the weekend we ordered a 7 ft sofa set that reclines. We will move the poker table closer to the tv to accommodate. Should be here on Thursday. I was ok with the chairs but the sofa would make it more comfortable.
 

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Hi guys,

Just to update.

We add the sofa where I had the poker chairs. We have enough distance to play pool and have someone sit on the sofa to watch TV.

Attached are some pics.

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The sofa reclines as well so it is very comfortable to watch tv/movies now! :)

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Most of the time anyways, we will either play pool or watch the TV.. We rarely do both.. So, this works. :)
 

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Nice sofa! :T
Thanks. Actually the sofa is very comfortable and I can add a bit too comfortable.. Some folks actually went to sleep while watching a loud movie! lol.. :)

Improvement for sure from the poker table chairs! :)
 

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Looks very comfy, Joe! Thanks for the updated pics!
 

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Looks very comfy, Joe! Thanks for the updated pics!
Anytime. Thanks for looking. :)

Actually, I never contemplated getting a sofa .. Never even thought of it. But, now, man, it is a God Send! lol..

:)

Good thing I had some savings to get it! (always have extra savings on hand for home theater upgrades).. :)
 

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Hey, anytime my friend!

Any shots of your TV from the seating position? And how did those NAD AVR speaker settings work out for you?
 

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This looks like a very fun 'everything' room!!! Great clean setup, and I love you can play both types of pool (very envious of you for that). We'd love a game room some day (including ping-pong).

The couch is a great idea. We toyed around a bit also with HT chairs or a couch and decided we could fit more (or more like 'squeeze") people into a couch (got one that is 84" wide, but seating area of 67 inches).

Again, great job!!!
 
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