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The Vistascope screen frame is mounted,a portion of the front modifications are completed. The projection room area for the HT 5000 is coming along with the cut out for the projector shelf.

I will post some pics later.

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Man the screen is wide...is 1080P at your preferred seating distance too close?! Will you see pixels...?

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I understand you can assemble it in the frame wall. How did the assembly go?

How far back from the screen do the front of your LCRs sit? 10", 8" closer?

Let us know when you get the masking and BRIC system going...I'd like your impressions of masking mechanism and BRIC.

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Yes it is big. Front row is just 2x height (minimum SEMPTE seating distance). I've already seen the projector on a taller and wider screen at 16 x9 then I will have with the new set up and I couldn't see pixels. I have a friends with better than 20/20 vision and they could however.

The screen material will be the same distance from the LCR cones as before (around 11" or so).

I will post as progress worth looking at is made.

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awesome... can't wait to see the finalized version.
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WOW Art, that screen is HUGE!

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Art,

Are you going to be able to use your drapes?

That mutha is huge!!!

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Sweet! Best thing now is that you cannot get a bigger screen in there so that's one item to cross of any future upgraditis list

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Are you going to be able to use your drapes?

That mutha is huge!!!

Yes, I will but only about six to seven inches of peekaboo when open for accent. We could have cut back the towers a little more but I felt that this is the best compromise for maintaining the look of the towers.



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Sweet! Best thing now is that you cannot get a bigger screen in there so that's one item to cross of any future upgraditis list

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Mark,
You know you are probably the main reason I went this way ,following your lead, but the room is 20' wide so despite the fact that it would be very very unlikely..............

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Wow. Keep the pics coming. Once you get the CIH idea in your head it all becomes very clear on how to watch movies.

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Wow. Keep the pics coming. Once you get the CIH idea in your head it all becomes very clear on how to watch movies.

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Art, I love the symmetry that screen shape has with your room. This is also one of the things I like about CIH - if you get the room shape right, not only do you get the largest screen possible it also looks *SO* right.

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Hey Art,
What screen material are you using ?

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What screen material are you using ?

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Congrats Art, looking good. My screen was the last thing to go in and i had to be away at the time. When I got back it was all in, I missed seeing it go up, mores the pity. What are you using sound wise?

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I understand you can assemble it in the frame wall. How did the assembly go?

How far back from the screen do the front of your LCRs sit? 10", 8" closer?

Let us know when you get the masking and BRIC system going...I'd like your impressions of masking mechanism and BRIC.

Art, I might have missed it, but wondering what you're doing for masking? Is it a Stewart system?

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Congrats Art, looking good. My screen was the last thing to go in and i had to be away at the time. When I got back it was all in, I missed seeing it go up, mores the pity. What are you using sound wise?

Good health a good fortune to enjoy the theatre.

Thanks but the short version is Seaton Catalyst LCRs,Seaton Submersive subwoofers,Triad in wall surrounds and subwoofers,AVM50 prepro,Dolby-Lake uber equalizer.

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Art, I might have missed it, but wondering what you're doing for masking? Is it a Stewart system?

Here it is:



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It is the Vistascope with BRIC controller.





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Thanks but the short version is Seaton Catalyst LCRs,Seaton Submersive subwoofers,Triad in wall surrounds and subwoofers,AVM50 prepro,Dolby-Lake uber equalizer.

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Whats your opinion of the Lake? I'm having my network updated and will be hoping to demo this unit after that. I tried the Audyssey and felt, whilst good, it was not good enough.I've heard great things about the MESA eq.

Could you throw down a few words?

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I think he will be busy watching for a while
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Whats your opinion of the Lake? I'm having my network updated and will be hoping to demo this unit after that. I tried the Audyssey and felt, whilst good, it was not good enough.I've heard great things about the MESA eq.

Could you throw down a few words?

Thanks.

Not nearly enough experience yet. I will let you know when I can add something worth reading.

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I think he will be busy watching for a while

True ! I will ,however,need to work with the audio side as well over the next five weeks before my HT meet.

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Art, I love the symmetry that screen shape has with your room. This is also one of the things I like about CIH - if you get the room shape right, not only do you get the largest screen possible it also looks *SO* right.

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After you said that I realized that your thought has a good basis. The screen is 2.35:1 my room is 2.2:1.

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...The projection room area for the HT 5000 is coming along with the cut out for the projector...

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HT5000!? HT5000!!?? That's gotta be a joke. What happened to the G90? Is nothing sacred?
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HT5000!? HT5000!!?? That's gotta be a joke. What happened to the G90? Is nothing sacred?

Whilst the ISCO III is a big lens, it is not big enough to handle one tube of the G90, much less all three something has to give...

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Art

What is the story with the Lake's fan noise.

mark mentioned it was somewhat loud and, in a set up like mine where the equipment is nearby, it may be too loud...

Have you put an SPL meter near it?

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What is the story with the Lake's fan noise.

mark mentioned it was somewhat loud and, in a set up like mine where the equipment is nearby, it may be too loud...

Have you put an SPL meter near it?

The fan comes on at start up is by far the loudest thing in the rack but only comes on to high when needed. I've always had barely adequate cooling in my component room. I found that if I kept the temp below 90 at the top of the rack (the hottest place at the back of the rack) it never comes on. I'm rectifying this situation with a mini split like you have. I'm guessing except for a few seconds at start up you will never hear it. It is a beautiful piece so I'd not want to hide it away but ,thankfully, that will not be necessary.You will see when you come over in a few weeks but if I were you I'd feel comfortable that it won't be a thought in your theater.

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HT5000!? HT5000!!?? That's gotta be a joke. What happened to the G90? Is nothing sacred?

Paul,
The G90 stack had an incredible picture but I was bitten by all of the things the HT 5000 could do well including lighting up a 14' wide screen (would have required four G90s).


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