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post #511 of 1906
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It's a 50" , it does look small but when sitting in the chair it's perfect for the viewing distance

I'm not criticizing, because it's a great room, but you could have put a much larger screen in there. :P

Where are your speakers btw?
post #512 of 1906
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Originally Posted by GQgeek View Post
I'm not criticizing, because it's a great room, but you could have put a much larger screen in there. :P

Where are your speakers btw?

A bigger is screen is not always beter, it depends on the distance you sit from the TV. If a screen is to large it's not comfortable to watch. Any decent home theater installer will tell you. Besides, I have a separate cinema room with a big screen

The speakers are all In-Wall/In-Ceiling:
post #513 of 1906
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This will probably be my last contribution to SF Cribs since there's not much more to show, but one of the things I love best about my house is the media center I've installed. In my basement I have a 19" cabinet filled wit 4x 4 terabytes of NAS storage connected to a wired gigabit network all through the house. The network is in every bedroom, the living room and home theater. The storage is used for music, pictures, movies and tv-shows. It is accessible through mediacenter PCs in every room running Ubuntu in combination with XBMC software utilizing the Aeon skin. So, how does it look? You can select the backgrounds for the skin yourself, all in true 1080p full HD resolution. The main menu has the choices for: Music, Settings, TV-Shows or as shown here, FILMS: When you select FILMS ofcourse you enter into the Movie menu where you can select the movies you have stored on your storage facility. Aeon is connected to IMDB, and downloads all relevant information automatically when you purchase a new movie, including a background. Below is an example of what the 'Dark Knight' looks like: For the Music background I have chosen a picture of Eddie, the most valued band member of Iron Maiden: The TV-Series standard background is from the show Mad Men: So, when we enter into the TV-series menu, of course you can select different shows. Like Entourage here: When you want to see a particular episode, you browse to the season you'd like and then you can select any episode you'd want from the following menu: All the software I use is completely free under a public license, the only hardware you'd have to buy is enough storage and an reasonably powerfull media center PC in every room you'd want to access all this. But I have to warn you, it can work addictive to have so many options, it gets hard to chose what you want to watch!
holy fuuuuuuuck. i had to quote the post in its entirety in order to properly worship it
post #514 of 1906
Which is more impressive: the hardware or software?
post #515 of 1906
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Originally Posted by binge View Post
Which is more impressive: the hardware or software?
I'd go with the software. XBMC is quite powerful. You don't need an impressive machine to run it. A cheap ION-powered machine with Ubuntu delivers a punch with HD video. Heck, you can get away with a cheap ION-powered motherboard + a 4GB flash drive. See here for how-to. I plan on doing this sometime early next year. If you're referring to the TV, Pioneer is damn awesome too.
post #516 of 1906
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Originally Posted by GQgeek View Post
I really like your place, but you'd have to pay me to move to winnipeg.

Offense taken. Anywhere south of the perimeter - where you won't be chased by Indians is OK, if you don't mind the high taxes.
post #517 of 1906
North of the Perimeter (ie. East St. Paul) isn't so bad either.
post #518 of 1906
well its nearly 3 am on sunday night. thank you sf, once again for keeping my up past my bedtime. hopefully i wake up tomorrow morning draped in a quilt of isaia's with a dozen pairs of e.g.'s at my bedside, two of which, i can pointedly slip on to keep my feet warm while i sip my morning coffee and gaze out at the alps and lake geneva from my perched 3rd story balcony in a quaint beautiful swiss village. if that doesn't happen i suppose i guess i'll have to go to work.

bump though for a great thread.
post #519 of 1906
Are the pics dead? I'd love to see Roy's setup
post #520 of 1906
my first apartment lived here for 5 months and sometime during christmas
post #521 of 1906
some from my house







our neighbours, for those of you into scandivanian functionalism architects/cemeteries


post #522 of 1906
Very Dwell-ish. The lack of clutter is impressive
post #523 of 1906
overall, I like a lot. Especially the lack of stupid molding and the dark wood floors. And the kitchen lamps are great.

I'm not as big of a fan of the drapes (I'd prefer bamboo or natural wood shades) and the excessive use of Eames (I'd replace the rockers, even a LC3 would be ideal)
post #524 of 1906
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Am I invited to the housewarming?

Of course, as long as you can stand the nouveau riche interior, but I promise it won't half as bad as most things you've seen in Beijing.
post #525 of 1906
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Originally Posted by maomao1980 View Post
Of course, as long as you can stand the nouveau riche interior, but I promise it won't half as bad as most things you've seen in Beijing.

I quite like the wood and stone cladding--gives a nice visual balance.

I'm hoping to see some Legendale Hotel influences.
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