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