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post #811 of 865 Old 01-27-2016, 03:33 AM
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Thanks for the recommendations, I went with Sherwin Williams Promar to repaint my black ceiling. Looks much darker and went on great. Only did 2 coats as the ceiling was already black.

I passed on Rosco due to the bad Canadian dollar. Thanks again.
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Laughable compared to many already posted, but here's my basement theater room.



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Time for an update Luke.
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Time for an update Luke.

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The only thing left from that old picture is the Othorns and the 65" TV!
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Fantastic basement! Colors come together nicely; I'm diggin' the grey. Can you tell me what make/model theater seating you are using?
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Fantastic basement! Colors come together nicely; I'm diggin' the grey. Can you tell me what make/model theater seating you are using?
Thank you. They are Seatcraft Catalina
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Almost there.
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^^^Turned out great. Love the look!!

Is it wrong that I cruise the internet looking at home theater porn?????
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^^^Turned out great. Love the look!!

Is it wrong that I cruise the internet looking at home theater porn?????

NOPE.... Have you discovered the Home Theater videos on YouTube?
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A little hard to tell from the pictures, 171" 16:9
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Dali Concept 8, center and 1 speaker range, Cambridge 751BD player, LG 60" TV
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JTR Triple 12s for LCR, 3x Velodyne DD18, 1x DD15, Oppo BDP 105-D, JVC X500 Projector, 133" 2.35:1 Acoustically transparent woven screen
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-- 133" AT 2.35:1 Screen -- JVC X500 -- Oppo BDP105-D -- CA 650R -- 2x KlarkTeknik DN360 G-EQ -- Emotiva XPA-5 -- 3x JTR Triple 12; L,C,R -- 3x Velodyne DD18 + DD15 --
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NOPE.... Have you discovered the Home Theater videos on YouTube?
Are there some particular youtube channels that are consistently good?

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Are there some particular youtube channels that are consistently good?
Not really...I have just done searches for home theaters and several options come up.

Not sure if his videos are still available or not, but check out Art Sonneborn's theater. One of the best HT's I have ever seen.
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Some truly beautiful setups here! I can't even hold a candle to them with my DIY cabinet, but here's the time lapse anyway.

1st pic: just moved to Orange County with my boyfriend. Not much to look at.

2nd: Old studio monitors used as temporary makeshift cabinet/pedestal for AV equipment.

3rd: Started to join monitors together (not in use) to make a new cabinet.

4th: Wrapped "cabinet" in speaker cloth.

5th: Began constructing balsa framework for upper cabinet that would house AVR etc and some enclosures for the subs next to it.

6th: Upper cabinet is hinged. Inside is my AVR, blu ray, center speaker, ps4/wii, charging docks, and a thermal fan to keep it all cool(ish).

7th: Finished product!
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Before: An 11' x 14' room with an electrical panel.


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I decided to hide the electrical panel behind a curtain. The added benefit to the curtains is a theater-like look. The valance I created myself.

The colors in the picture are slightly off. The curtains and valance are burgundy, the walls burnt orange (except behind the TV -- flat black), and the ceiling a dark blue.

The television is a 75" Sony XBR75x850c. Seating is 7-8' from the screen, which gives an immersive effect and works well with UHD. 4K movies look amazing on the Samsung UBD-K8500 UHD Blu-Ray player, and I'm even impressed at how good standard Blu-rays look on it. Sound system is a 6.1 configuration.


Future:

In 2 years, upgrade to Atmos, and then two years after that buy into OLED -- after pricing for a comparable size screen comes down to earth.
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Display: Sony XBR-75X850C Receiver: Denon AVR-3806 UHD Blu-Ray: Samsung UBD-K8500
Speakers: B&W DM-604 (main) B&W DM-602 (surround) B&W CC6 (center and rear) B&W ASW-1000 (sub)
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Modest setup. Did almost all of the basement finishing myself. Will upgrade over time.
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Very nice setups. I will post my build as soon as I post 5 times. 2 more to go.
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Fantastic basement! Colors come together nicely; I'm diggin' the grey. Can you tell me what make/model theater seating you are using?
Your room is huge. Very nice.
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Modest setup. Did almost all of the basement finishing myself. Will upgrade over time.
Modest? perhaps
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Before: An 11' x 14' room with an electrical panel.


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I decided to hide the electrical panel behind a curtain. The added benefit to the curtains is a theater-like look. The valance I created myself.

The colors in the picture are slightly off. The curtains and valance are burgundy, the walls burnt orange (except behind the TV -- flat black), and the ceiling a dark blue.

The television is a 75" Sony XBR75x850c. Seating is 7-8' from the screen, which gives an immersive effect and works well with UHD. 4K movies look amazing on the Samsung UBD-K8500 UHD Blu-Ray player, and I'm even impressed at how good standard Blu-rays look on it. Sound system is a 6.1 configuration.


Future:

In 2 years, upgrade to Atmos, and then two years after that buy into OLED -- after pricing for a comparable size screen comes down to earth.
Red curtains in a theater - I like the way you think

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Holy crap. Just when I thought I designed a pretty nice looking room I see that set up on the first page and realize I need more.
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Crazy how it's not even recognizable....LOL

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How did you manage to make this room 30 times bigger? lol damn this looks great
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Is it wrong that I cruise the internet looking at home theater porn?????
Absolutely not. Have been doing that exact same thing since I joined this site in 2008 when I was in college. I've been scheming, planning, and scheming some more on what my HT would be like even before then. I am lucky enough to have gotten it 99% there. (nobody is ever at 100%)
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How did you manage to make this room 30 times bigger? lol damn this looks great
Looking back at those pictures reminds me of how crazy the transformation was! We LOVE the room! It actually "feels" smaller....I think due to the riser and dark colors.

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My home theater is a modest build when compared to others. This space was previously an unfinished basement, which is wasted space in my book. I built it over the course of two years...when time allowed...with assistance from a friend who is a carpenter. People who come over to view movies are equally impressed, not only with the room itself, but also with with the picture quality and the 5.1 surround sound effects. Because its a basement build, its naturally cool and dry (with the help of a dehumidifier) in the summer and comfortable in the winter. I added a row of closet space along the back wall.
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Screen size: 160" 2.35:1 (Jamestown)
Projector: JVC RS4910
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I studied the "Dedicated build and Construction Thread" for a few years and copied/pasted/categorized (over 11,000 categories were created) every post for over 400 different member's build threads working every night after work until 11pm and every weekend/vacation day up to 11 hours each day off from work.
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This is a 50" Insignia 1080p LED TV driven by a HP PC behind it running meyer64's Movie Poster App (Windows 7 OS)


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Duration to build: 14 months
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I studied the "Dedicated build and Construction Thread" for a few years and copied/pasted/categorized (over 11,000 categories were created) every post for over 400 different member's build threads working every night after work until 11pm and every weekend/vacation day up to 11 hours each day off from work.
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Very nice and CLEAN finish to your project.

What speakers and subs are you using?

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Very nice and CLEAN finish to your project.

What speakers and subs are you using?

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Thank you for the compliments!!!

Polk Audio T50 (FRONTS)
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Almost 2 years ago, I purchased (3) Klipsch LaScala Speakers. Due to their size, they would not fit behind my false wall so my friend in Alabama began constructing a new cabinet that would not only accommodate the LaScalas but also would allow me to upgrade from a 103" Elite Screen to a 150" Seymour Center Stage XD Acoustic Transparent Screen. Unfortunately Shaun (wakejunkie from this forum) had 3 strokes within a few week period and put the project on hold. Many months after the strokes, he decided he was going to continue with the build. The strokes caused him to lose his short term memory and can only remember up to around 3 days. So during the entire build, he would continually go down into his workshop and be surprised at what he had built. Now imagine designing a "puzzle" with hundreds of pieces and not being able to remember how you built it or how those pieces go together. Shaun spent 1.5yrs building the custom cabinet, then last week, my father and I drove to Alabama to load up my new cabinet and brought it to it's new home in Florida. We spent 7 days and 107hrs installing the cabinet, screen and moving the projector.

Here is the Original Room when we bought the house. Bare room that is 13' x 19' with 10' ceiling.







HT Version 1 (Oct 2008 - June 2014)








HT Version 2.0 (June 2014 - June 2016)

Unit began as rough cut Red Oak and later stained with Cherry Finish




The projector was moved outside the room inside a hall closet and my son's bedroom closet.




The 150" Seymour Center Stage XD screen with custom Aluminum Frame easily lifts up and is supported by two gas shocks to allow access behind the screen.




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Diamond pattern was created using router. Hand Carved Medallions and Leafs accent the top of the unit




Prior to this project, Shaun had never hand carved anything. I purchased the carving tools he needed just for this build.

The column was hand made using over 96 pieces of wood. Shaun even built a home made lathe to round the column. See my build thread in my signature for this incredible process.




Three lights were installed behind the arch to highlight the diamond pattern and the screen




Blue LED Rope Lighting was added around the screen. All lighting are controlled by a Lutron SPS-600 Dimmers and Lutron Spacer System




One of the best features is the bottom middle cabinet extends on a commercial rail that will support up to 500lbs. This allows me easy access behind the equipment. I forgot to take a photo of it extended after the we finished the build. Below is a photo during construction.





I could not be more pleased with how well the room has turned out with the new cabinet, screen and moving the projector outside the room. Shaun did an AMAZING job. The cabinet is not only beautiful, but it's extremely functional with 4 work lights behind the screen, two switches inside the cabinet to turn on/off each pair of subs, extendable bottom cabinet and the ability to raise the screen to gain access to the speakers.
See my signature for the complete build thread as well as a Video Tour of my new room.
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