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The following pictures are from Dennis Erskine. He has designed and installed more 235:1 then anyone making him the official undisputed 235:1 king
Here is his showroom.
A few more pictures showing his work.
118" X 50" Carada 1.4 Gain / 4805 PJ with H-1000 lens.
1st Row 3 seats @ 13' 2nd Row 4 seats @ 19'
Very nice, Thank you.
Holly sh^$# batman.
It does not look like it but this screen is over 20 feet long. They are getting ready to show a super 8mm movie on it in this shot.
Forum member: lawdawg. That room looks very Stealth.
Click on these links to take a virtual tour of the theater.
Forum member: JeffLeonard. Another fine scope theater.
Screen is 54" X 127". Z2 projector with Panamorph u-100 lens.
From:Skeets Thomas. Heres a nice screen shot of "I Robot" in Skeets theater "Clubhouse Cinema"
Carada 144 in. diag. Brilliant Whiite(1.4) with panasonic AE-700/prismasonic H-1000 lens. Front row @14ft Second row @17ft.
Thanks Skeets, very nice
From forum member: "Jack Gilvey" Jack thanks for the comments below. Very cool looking. Good job.
I'm using an InFocus 4805 pj with a Panamorph 752. The 4805 does all the scaling, and the lens stays in placeI set it to "Letterbox" for 2.35-2.4:1 and "4:3" for 16:9/1.85:1. The screen is a quick one I put together using heavy-duty artist stretcher bars (more expensive but much truer/straighter than anything at Home Depot). 70" width (bars from from my old 16:9 screen) and 30" height, about 76" diagonal. (Yes, technically a 2.33:1 screenbut the bars don't come in 1/4" increments. ) $10 worth of blackout cloth covers them. I view from 10', so the 1.7(width) distance is about where I want to be with the 480p projector. Certainly stunning for the price, and the fact that the 4805 can do all the scaling I need is really cool.
Forum member: Maxwell Everett. Lots of good stuff from Everett in this thread, give it a read. Thanks Everett for sharing this. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=563076
96" X 48" Parkland Plastics DIY Portable Screen with four-position masking (41 high at 2.35:1)
InFocus X1 PJ with 35mm Hypergonar H. Chretien HI-FI-2 lens
Zenith DVB318 set at 1080i over component with vertical zoom
Seating at 10ft.
From forum member:Steve Scherrer
Who says you cannot construct a collapsible/portable 235:1 scope screen for an outdoor movie partie. Im so glad to see true scope ratio was the choosen format, way to go
The screen is about 16 feet wide..Wow.
Some day 10 to 15 footer will become the norm for indoor use, I wish
Thanks for sharing these Steve.
Another fine theater. This one belongs to Mr Sanjaya Kumar (sakumar)
Thank you for sharing this. You must be proud of this room.
It was designed by Dennis Erskine and implemented by his team. The screen is 2:35:1 and is 10' wide.
The picture is a paused DVD, wow that looks good.
Another fine 235:1 theater from Mark Techer.
A nice DIY lens project. What out Shawn.
Mark thanks for sending the pictures.
A few words and pics from Mark:
A quick diagram of the lens that I have built. The prisms were made by a local plastics engineer out of 6mm perspex using a jig that I made for him. He used a strip heater to bend the perspex so that sides of the prism would remain flat. because they are liquid filled, I got him to add an expansion chamber to each which acts as an adjustment knob.
A close up of the prism based anamorphic lens. I had to built the lens big to work with my short throw, recessed lens projector
Heres a few more shots.
Heres the theater before.
A few screen shots.
Gotta love seeing these scope screens. Glad to see the DIY guys joining in on the 235:1 craze
The DIY lens looks as good a manufactured lens.
This was sent to us from: Saku Halmet
Heres a brief description from Saku about his theater:
The lens is DIY,made from high quality antireflex glas with glyserine
filled prisms.It is a perfect match with entry level Toshiba LCD
(16:9) projector as it smoothens the screendoor.The lens is adjustable
and can be easily opened to clean.
The 235:1 screen is also DIY. Nothing fancy here, just painted MDF
board. The screen is 46"wide +frames and I watch from about x1.4 behind.
Heres what Mike dubs his Apartment theater
Forum member: Monkey_man
His theater equipment list consist of a Optoma H78DC3, Panamorph PSU100, Sony 32" TV, 2.35:1 CH Da-lite High
Power 100" horizontal, Denon 4802 Receiver, HTPC, Toshiba HD-A1 HD DVD Player
(not pictured yet), Velodyne SMS, JVC HR-9800U S-VHS Player, Klipsch RF-3,
Klipsch RC-3, Klipsch RS-3, SVS PC-Ultra Subwoofer, Buttkicker LFE kit,
AudioQuest Wires & interconnects
Michael keeps the neighbors awake at night
Nice DIY mount. It looks like hes able to orientate both the lens or projector into any configuration.
Another nice 235:1 setup.
This one is from forum member: raghu13
He is using the Panasonic PT-AE900 with Prismasonic H1000
lens (upgraded to remote controlled version). The
source is an HTPC running TheaterTek 2.2 software
which does the vertical stretching. The screen is 128"
diagonal 1.4 gain made by Carada.
Very nice raghu13, thanks for sharing.
Yet another 235"1 CH theater.
This one is from forum member:CoolCanuck
CH is growing popularity, that screen looks super charged.
Carada 128" Diag (118" W) Brilliant White screen.
Prismasonic H600M lens.
Sanyo Z4 projector.
1st row of seating is at 13 ft., 2nd row at 19 ft.
Berkline 090 seating with ButtKicker in the captain's seat, and in the riser.
Ahh, 16x9 bites the dust again. 235:1 home cinemas are really growing in popularity and we glad to add another one to the CH showcase.
This one is from forum member: flint350
Ray did not mess around with this one. The system highlights a C3X Lite, Motorized H1200R, MX3000 and the Stewart Ultramatte 127 X 54. Lots of punch. Looks like your looking out a window. Thanks for sharing Ray.
Blake is sharing a couple of pics showing his 2.35:1 do-able
screen, as well as the quickly comprised mount for the
U80 Panamorph lens.
The lens is mated with the IF4805. Screen is 40" x 94"
and is curved to match the radius of the circle
created by the lens to projector distance. So far I'm
very pleased with the picture quality and focus across
Thank you Blake. Wow I would like to see more pics of the that screen. It looks mint. You did a great job. Curved adds to the complication a bit but it does not look like that slowed you down.
Wow, heres the real deal.
The lucky owner of this Theater is forum member tsha222.
This theater has it all. JBL cinema speakers, DPI 3 chip DLP, and the screen is a 16 foot wide Harkness Hall mini perforated. Wow 16 feet wide !!
If thats not enough he also has a few D-Box 3 Axis recliners.
I definitely would give up a pool for the theater.
Thanks for sharing.
Heres where it all started.
Dream come true.
This thread keeps growing
Another great theater doing justice to the Cinema scope format.
This one belongs to forum member: SandmanX
You can read and see the complete construction of this room in the "Dedicated Theater Design & Construction" forum along with the details of the custom DIY curved AT screen. Watch out I think they are up to 88 pages
Some details: The Screen is a 12' wide 2.35:1 DIY Curved SmX Audio Transparent
It is currently the highest gain weaved transparent screen available
at a 1.16 gain.
The Projector is an Optoma H-79 with an ISCO II Anamorphic Lens.
For Scaling, a Lumagen Vision HDQ is used and Theatertek.
Speakers: 7.1 Klipsch THX Ultra 2 surround sound system and 2 Danley
Processing: Outlaw 990 processor
Amps: 4 Crown XTi 1000's for Mains and surrounds and 1 Crown XTi 4000
On to the pictures.
Another excellent 235:1 theater joins the club. This one is from forum member ebr
The Screen is 92" wide Dazian Coated Celtic Cloth (speakers are behind it). Projector is Sony Ruby. Two rows of seating at approximately 9' and 13'. Not currently using a lens because the Ruby is able to zoom for 2.35:1 and still have awesome quality.
click here to be taken to the construction thread.
Click here to be taken to the finished room website
Forum member Sirquack could not resist the temtation of a constant height system. Not only does the room look great but looking at the sound treatment I bet is sounds great to. Very very nice.
Sirquack system is made up of the following:
DIY 10ft wide Dazian PVC Matte White Screen
Prismasonic H600M Lens
HTPC running TheaterTek and MediaPortal
That scope screen looks mean.
Heres the Panamorph at work.
Another Dennis Erskine Theater in the works. Look for completed pictures of the finished room sometime after the first of the year. Look at some of that detail.
Live up date in progress. Wow look at that ceiling. Cant wait to see this one once it is done. Thanks Dennis.
Scott was kind enough to share pictures of his constant height 235:1 theater room.
Hes not messing around. He use a 125 wide Hi power screen, Ruby projector, Lumagen processor and ISCO III lens. Im guessing Scott takes his audio just as serious as the video. All top of the line leaving no room for upgrades
Look at that mean screen.
Is that an Isco peaking out the porthole
For those who think you cannot build a Constant Height Home Theater on a budget, Will
was nice enough to send in his pictures and tell his story how he did just that. Proof you can turn any room into a theater. Looks pretty darn cozy to me. Even football looks great on a scope screen.
Thanks Will !
My "Poor Man's 2.35:1 Theater".
The 23x15 room was entirely a DIY conversion: (It used to have
some country style wall paper and the majority of the original
furniture and decor is still there due to budget constraints).
The walls were covered with black sheets, the front was done
with velvet curtins and valences and the back was done with
suede. Also, I bought a bunch of sectional framed movie
posters and hung them around the room. The black walls are a
very nice immersive effect when the lights are completely off
and the projector is lit up.I also constructed a 6.5ft x 13ft
x 7" high riser filled with insulation complete with a
dramatic red carpet and blue ropelight. These changes were all
made for under 700$.
The 2.35:1 screen is a DIY design using 5ftx10ft Sintra board
trimmed to come out to a viewable of 48" high x 112.8" wide.
It was painted with the 313hc paint mix. It also uses 2" wide
screen flok. The projector is a Sanyo Z3 using a permanently
in place DIY h600m anamorphic lens.
Yammaha HTR-5990 7.1, RCA-HDV5000, xbox360, Lumagen HDP
scaler, Monster HTS3500 power center, ViP622 DVR. 7.3 speaker
set up: L/F Elac EL 150's, Center Infinity CC-2, surrounds
wired in parallel - 1st row Infinity RS-1's and 2nd row JBL
4311b's. Rear 2 infinity Micro II's. Subs: Infinity BU-150 in
the front & Onkyo SKW-100 in the rear, and a Kenwood 8" sub on
This thread is growing nicely.
Forum member steppen serenders to 235:1
Each image is a composite of two exposures so that he can show both the cinema and screen detail. The screen is a custom Stewart Electrimask screen, speakers are all Martin Logan electrostatics driven by BelCanto Ref1000 monoblock power amplifiers. The curved wooden panel on which the plasma screen is mounted is part of a full acoustical treatment designed by RivesAudio.
From the discription and pictures Steppen takes both his audio and video very serious. Thanks for sharing.
Another great CH scope theater, this one from forum member pocoloco.
He takes a different approach and does not use an anamorphic lens. He does constant height by zooming. The HT1000 does not have enough zoom so he uses a wide angle lens to do the zooming. The lens is very good with no visible distortion, even on test patterns.
Glad to see different options to using a scope screen.
Below is a description of his system.
13.5' X 11.5' dedicated HT w/ 4 berkline 090's
Olympus WCON-08B .8x wide angle lens mounted using a 62mm to 72mm adapter ring which then screws directly onto the lens ring of the HT1000.
110" wide Carada Brilliant White 1.3 gain w/ Criterion frame
3 Mackie HR824 powered monitors
2 DIY 15" Avalanche subs
2 in-ceiling surrounds
Forum member artbypaul is sharing his CH theater room.
What a theater room. Lots of gold trim and goodies. Here is a link with plenty of pictures and description of both his beautiful home and Theater.
Here are a few quick pics to wet your apatite.
Lots of gold trim
Ben & Megan ( forum member benthx } are sharing their almost completed 235:1 Home Theater Experience from down under. Glad to see the cinema scope format is alive and well and catching on in other parts of the world.
Another amazing theater. Perfect room for great contrast. I love the seating running lights.
Some info on the theater.
The screen is CIH and is 3.1 meters wide which calculate being just over 10ft wide. The curtains open and close with the movie and have a dual purpose of being used for masking off 4.3 and 16.9. Aluminum masking bars were added to the trolleys on the motorized track on the leading edges. The pocket was formed in the black velvet material which gives a nice crisp edge. Ben said all was done with the help of the AVS and it members
Maybe we will get an update once the theater is finished. Thanks Ben and Megan.
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