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"Microplex"- My Bedroom Turned Home Theater!

Old 02-01-07, 11:39 PM
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"Microplex"- My Bedroom Turned Home Theater!

Hey guys, I just finished converting my bedroom into a mini home theater and I wanted to share some pictures! Just so you guys know, it was extremely low-budget considering I am a 19-year-old college student who lives with my parents still. Besides the actual equipment I spent maybe $100? As far as the equipment:

TH-42PX60u 42" Panasonic Plasma
Toshiba HD-A2 HD DVD Player
SA 8300Hd Cable Box
Yamaha 5940 Receiver
Klispch Quintet III Speakers
Klipsch Sub10 10" Sub
Harmony 880 Remote

I painted the walls "Celestial Blue", put up three large dvd racks, framed some of my favorite movie posters, found black velvet curtains, hung some wall sconces I found on ebay, and made the Dolby, etc. signs. I put a couple before and after pictures below. By the way, the girl in the photos below is my girlfriend. I am Shane, a male, just so there is no confusion. And let me add that I am probably the worst photographer ever. I could't seem to take any good pictures. There was either glares and blurriness, and then I couldn't figure out how to take good pictures without flash. Either way, here we go:

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Hope you guys like! Please let me know what you think!
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Old 02-02-07, 01:36 AM
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Nice set up. I also have my home theater in my bedroom
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Old 02-02-07, 05:57 PM
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Pretty bad-ass. Best part of a "small" home theater, when you turn in up....it gets loud - fast!

And for the lame questions, where'd you get the poster frames and the light fixtures? Those light fixtures are snazzy.
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Old 02-02-07, 06:23 PM
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That looks great man. You should be proud.
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Old 02-02-07, 06:33 PM
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That looks really nice, I really like the hidden wire channels painted the same as the walls.
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Old 02-02-07, 10:16 PM
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Nice going

Did you consider placing the TV at a lower height?
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Old 02-02-07, 11:31 PM
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like onabudget said, the TV looks a little bit too high (unless you want to watch the movie standing up). But otherwise, this is an excellent setup. Congrats!
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Holy crap, that's pretty freaking sweet. Also a big to the WWE and UFC DVD collection.

Are you in a dorm? If so, I'd probably want to kick your ass after memories of waking up from my damn walls shaking But more power to you my friend, looks like some real good work.

edit: I'm an idiot, reread the original post and saw you're with your folks. Even better, seems like the perfect educational setup to me Wish I had one of those...

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Old 02-02-07, 11:51 PM
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Hey guys thanks for the kind words.

I got the poster frames from walmart and then the sconses I found on ebay. Search "Home Theater Sconses" and my same exact ones show up. Theyre like 35 for 2 of em. I had to get these because my pops said I couldn't run any wire in the wall. These you could just plug right into an outlet and hide the wire.

As far as the tv height... I don't have any seating. I never really sit on my bed, me and my gf are almost always laying down on the bed. My old TV was at a lower height and it sucked because we had to lay at on our sides to see it. So I bought a tilting wall mount and put it higher. It really satisfies our needs much more. You can't really tell from the pics, but its tilted down towards the bed.

Thanks again!
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wow what a difference! you should be proud. very nice!
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Old 03-04-07, 06:31 AM
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Hey, I just stumbled across your post, and I have to say that I am obsessed with your shelving system. Where'd you get it?
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davethomasowns, your setup is awesome. I wish my bedroom was like that, great job!
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Old 03-05-07, 11:41 AM
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Your setup came out pretty damn good in comparing the before and after pics. Congrats!
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Pretty sweet looking girl. Where'd you get her from?

Nice setup man. Like the others said, nice light fixtures and shelving.
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Old 03-16-07, 08:13 AM
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Nice Job! What a difference between the before and after pics. Looks great and I really like the sconces.
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Great job, and happy 10 month anniversary!
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Old 03-16-07, 11:57 AM
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Like others said, the display looks a bit on the high side. Other than that, very nice job on the conversion.
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That's a nice job.
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Why are you hiding your Superman pillow case?
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Wow, very nice! Where did ya get those DVD racks?
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Good to see that you have an HD-A2 in your equipment rack
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Thanks a lot guys. I haven't been online in quite a bit and today I see that a couple more people looked at my conversion. I really appreciate the sconses.

As far as the shelving, I got them at bestbuy. They are 3 different racks that I put together. Sadly, they no longer carry them. Maybe they could be found somewhere else though, I do remember that the manufacturer was Atlantic. With my discount I got them for like 26$ a piece. And about that anniversary sign, today was a year and 3 monthes! Haha, and the superman pillow proudly resides on my bed now.

I'm lovin' the HD-A2. I have about 30 titles, I just wish more new releases would start coming out now.

Thanks for the comments!
Shane-o
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