Um…yes please

Friday was a big day for us, the final two pieces of our home theater arrived at the lab.  You have no idea how hard it was to put in a full day of work looking over at our brand new Panasonic PT-AX200U projector and Oppo DV-980H upconverting DVD player every 20 minutes.  Well, after a long day of work we headed back to Chelsea’s place to start hooking everything up.

In this picture you can see the “couch” Chelsea designed out of a twin bed, the surround sound speakers on the wall behind the seating area, and the brand new projector on its stand.  Things are starting to fall into place….

Because we were so excited, I pretty much skipped the instruction manuals plugged everything in to see if it works.  From the looks of the screen our new electronics seem to work just fine.  Well it was only a matter of time before we started watching movies!

Chelsea and I had been making lists of movies we would like to watch independently and then compared them a couple days before finalizing the room.  We agreed on “Walk the Line”.  This movie was actually the first movie we saw together in the theater (not a date).  We thought it would be a good way to test the surround sound as well as enjoy a good movie.

We have watched a couple movies, and a couple TV series episodes but the testing period wouldn’t be complete without some sports.  Yes, we can attest that football in HD is WAY better than football in the regular broadcast.  I never realized it before, I guess that is because I never had the right TV.  Oh man we are excited.

And special thanks to David for all his advice during the planning stages, we’ll have to show it off sometime soon.

4 thoughts on “Um…yes please”

  1. Now you just need to hook your laptop up to your projector and with Netflix you have somewhere around 36,000hrs of entertainment.

  2. Well done kids. Yes, I do have a calibration disc for you to use – in the meantime I suggest you google “Panasonic PT-AX200u calibration settings” and see where others have made improvements. True, every room and screen are different so you may have to tweak, but projectors are notorious for having characteristic flaws right out of the box (e.g., Panasonic and many LCD projectors have a heavy green tint). I’ll get the calibration disc to you this week hopefully.

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