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Just wondering if any 7173 Mustang members have a home theater system or dedicated media/TV room?  With Covid, they seem to have really gained popularity lately!  I am working on a modest room in my basement...nothing too extravagant but it is really cool to watch movies with cinema grade sound! 

I have a 70" LG Ultra HD TV
Klipsch 5.1 speaker system
Denon Surround Receiver
Popcorn machine
Mini Fridge
Movie wall art
ETC...

I'll post some pics as soon as I get the place cleaned up and presentable, LOL!

So what are you guys working with?

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I made one around 1999. Started with a projection TV Changed out to a Vizio 60 about 6 years ago. Sound is Denon 7.1 amp, Boston Acoustic speakers, and Carver sub-woofer. I don't use it as much as I should for the dollars spent. There is a wet bar, microwave, and fridge in the next room. Again, I don't use it as much as I should. It was what I wanted at the time. Chuck

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That both sounds really great - that is something which is a dream of most big boys here, I think. I don't have such a great amusement room but if I could I would make a visit of both of you and make an objective comparison :biggrin: 

But, hey Chuck, could you explain, what a "wet bar" is :classic_ohmy:?!? Is it what I think it is or is it only my mind which tells me some pictures? 

Tim

 

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly :runninpony:

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A wet bar is stocked with alcohol and has sink with a hot and cold water faucet. We probably don't want to know what you thought it was. Get back to work and tell Oliver hello for me. Chuck

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I just went down this path.  I have the TV covered, but now need to get the audio figured out.  The room that it is in would be challenging to do wired surround sound in, so that is probably out.  I need to find a decent wireless sound system.  Yesterday I blew a pile of money on blackout window coverings for the room.  For me I have been waiting 11 years to make this room a home theater, and oddly enough I just got the wife approval last weekend!
 

 I dig the popcorn machine idea!

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2 hours ago, Bentworker said:

I just went down this path.  I have the TV covered, but now need to get the audio figured out.  The room that it is in would be challenging to do wired surround sound in, so that is probably out.  I need to find a decent wireless sound system.  Yesterday I blew a pile of money on blackout window coverings for the room.  For me I have been waiting 11 years to make this room a home theater, and oddly enough I just got the wife approval last weekend!
 

 I dig the popcorn machine idea!

Yes!  I am stoked about the popcorn machine!  This is what I got...haven't tried it out yet, but it looks pretty legit!

https://www.amazon.com/Nostalgia-CCP510-Vintage-6-Ounce-Commercial/dp/B000V73JNW/ref=sr_1_2?crid=JC6FYEZLMYH&dchild=1&keywords=nostalgia+popcorn+maker&qid=1614109086&sprefix=nost%2Caps%2C162&sr=8-2

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2 hours ago, Bentworker said:

I just went down this path.  I have the TV covered, but now need to get the audio figured out.  The room that it is in would be challenging to do wired surround sound in, so that is probably out.  I need to find a decent wireless sound system.  Yesterday I blew a pile of money on blackout window coverings for the room.  For me I have been waiting 11 years to make this room a home theater, and oddly enough I just got the wife approval last weekend!
 

 I dig the popcorn machine idea!

Do you want big front stage audio or maybe something like a sound bar?  If you go sound bar, you can add wireless subs and wireless rear speakers, but sound bars are kinda problematic!  I was going to go with a Klipsch Cinema 600 but there are so many bad reviews and complaints...I decided to go with a standard AVR and speakers. 

The problem with this hobby is that it isn't the fun of watching movies at home...it is the process of building and upgrading the equipment that is addictive!! LOL

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I never went overboard. I do have several of the Pioneer laser disc players. In home and garage. These are the discs that did not have the data compressed so they are like the size of an LP.. I have probably 700 movies and also rock concerts. One of my favorites it Pulse by of course Pink Floyd. I make the garage vibrate. Have couple sets of huge speakers 8' off the floor in the garage. My Pioneer surround sound went out in home. My mom use to crank that thing up I came in once and the pictures on the walls were rattling she loved loud music, lol. I bought an overhead projector for the garage and 4X8 foot projection board but never put it up. My TV went out and might not get another. I never owned a TV until I got married. Was always working on the car did not need a TV.

When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??:P

David

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15 hours ago, c9zx said:

A wet bar is stocked with alcohol and has sink with a hot and cold water faucet. We probably don't want to know what you thought it was. Get back to work and tell Oliver hello for me. Chuck

Thanks for the education! Was not up to date with the term "wet bar"... 

I send the hello to him from you! He is ok now health-wise but had his issues the last years... Greetings back from him! He was very happy to hear from you!  

On weekend we saw each other again since a few weeks and he helped me overhauling the 3rd member of my Mustang. Surprisingly I had a N-Case with a Daytona pinion support (never expected that) but with small bearings and 28 spline - now have a TracLok in :thumb:

Tim

 

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly :runninpony:

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Congrats on getting the traction-lok set up. I'm glad to hear Oliver is doing better. Keep up the good work. Chuck

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40 minutes ago, c9zx said:

Congrats on getting the traction-lok set up. I'm glad to hear Oliver is doing better. Keep up the good work. Chuck

Thanks, Chuck! We'll do so! Take care! 

Tim

 

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly :runninpony:

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NOT mine, but my best buddies. He is a Corvette nut, so not a potential member here. 

When he built his house back in the mid 80's, he designed it to have a home theater in the basement. He is/was an engineer and very good with electrical and sound systems. I don't know all the details behind the scenes, but this thig is to die for. Here are the basics; 

12 foot (diagonal) screen he built himself, Hi def. HD projector, speakers galore, most hidden away and seating for 10-12 people. The quality of picture and sound is mind (and ear) blowing. Over the years, it's been upgraded many times and still evolving. Unlike the movie theaters here, he serves beer! Can't beat a movie night at his house.

Geoff.

 I learn something new every day!

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