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post #961 of 981 Old 07-07-2005, 04:10 PM - Thread Starter
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I've got T2 and Coral Reef. I'll have to dig those out. When I first played with them over a year ago, my PCs choked on them, but now 3GHz CPUs are everywhere. I don't think WMV is going anywhere with real movies though, so it's still just demo content AFAIC.

Looks like there's not an easy answer... here's iodata's response:
http://www.iodata.com/usa/forum/showthread.php?t=291
http://www.iodata.com/usa/forum/show...2&page=2&pp=10

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Guess working with the next firmware
I think this DVD can work with our next firmware (implemented MS DRM). I saw this DVD working at Sigma Designs showcase. However I'm concerning if this DVD region is "2" for Europe. If so, it may not work with LinkPlayer2 USA model. Thank you.
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"they PLANNED to release a DVD DRM update". My conclusion is that they did plan that until Microsoft did the testing and it was determined that it needed a windows.dll. If you look at their website now, the DVD DRM "PLANNED" update has been removed.

WMV is a format that will play on the player if it does not have DRM on the DVD....
I am not real happy that it will not play DVDs with DRM considering the fact that I bought two Microsoft DVDs because I thought it would be added ...you may never see that issue resolved.
I'm sure it's been covered in the DVD forums, but other than a novelty, I don't have much interest in wmvhd.
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I may give it a go on this computer at home. I downloaded two of the 720p clips and they played full screen no problemo. It's a Dell P4 2.8G with only 256mb ram running a GeoForce 4 card. The only reason that I got it was because it was on sale and came with a 17" LCD widescreen (which is in my bedroom now). The cute little test that the Windows site does to it says that it's powerful enough to do 1080p :eek: . I'm not buying that, though. Anywho, I figure it's worth a shot to hook it up to the Marquee once my modded boards come back from Curt.

Clarence, if you ever decide that you might want to part with that Reef disk, let me know and I'll buy it from you. I'm a complete nerd for that Discovery Channel / IMAX-type stuff. I just can't seem to get enough of it. :p

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Damn fine theatre I would like to add if that's ok again :^)

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Ok, I finally managed to find the info I was looking for on Iodata's US site. Deep in the faq, they admit that all of the WMV-HD disks will error out with their player. Looks like I'm SOL for a STB that will play wmv-hd disks. Stupid Microsoft. :mad:
Unless somebody knows something, it looks more and more like MS came only to crash the party. So sad. Two years ago they were the front runner and with all their financial muscle and clout I was certain they would lead the charge. I got all excited for nothing.

Hey Clarence, what's playing in YOUR theater tonight?
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>> where did you get the fabric?

ebay. There are a lot of fabric sellers. Most just sell bolt remnants. But several sell large bolts... 20 yds+. IIRC, I paid about $100 for ~30 yards. But in this case, pattern was more important than cost and I was willing to pay much more. I'd already budgeted $13-19/yd for GoM.

It was tough to shop for fabric on ebay... Lots of choices, but too hard to get a feel for the pattern size, color, weight, texture, weave. I just got lucky. I figured I'd try it. If I didn't like it I was just going to relist it. But I liked it a lot when it arrived. I like it 10x more on the wall.

You can also find nice upholstery/drapery fabrics at JoAnn's or McCormick Fabrics. They come on 54"-60" wide rolls instead of bolts. But they cost $20-30/yd.
Is the fabric acoustically transparent? What was the seller's id that you bought the fabric from? What terms should I search for on ebay?

thanks,

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P.s. Great looking theater!

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Is the fabric acoustically transparent?
No. But search the Builder's forum (link) and you'll be reassured that acoustic transparency is really only a concern for fabric placed over speakers... not sound treatments. Any frequencies which are reflectively dampened by the fabric are beneficial to the acoustics of the room, consistent with the original intent of the acoustic treatment.

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What was the seller's id that you bought the fabric from? What terms should I search for on ebay?
I don't recall the specific seller. But there are several bulk fabric sellers on ebay. Search ebay for "drapery fabric" or "upholstery fabric" or "damask". You'll probably need about 20 yards.

Shopping for fabric on ebay was too tough. I wanted something with a dark, low-contrast pattern, but nonfloral. I wanted 20+ yards. And you want something thick and durable, with enough stretch to pull taut when stapled, but not too stretchy. I got lucky and really like the way it turned out, but if I had to do it again, I'd skip the months of ebay searching and find something at the local fabric store... they have wide rolls (not just standard bolts). Wide range of prices, but the local chains here have it from $9/yd (up to $30) and they have 50% coupons/sales frequently, so you could get 20 yds for as little as $100. You'll know in 10 seconds if you like the look and feel... that's impossible to do online.

See also:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post5806770
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/searc...earchid=243535
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Also you may want to call one of your local Auto restore shops and see where they get their fabrics. There are commercial burlaps available that is very nice looking and some even are fire retatrd. I ended up doing my room just by getting my fabric from a place that is a commercial supplier to office bldg's and auto refinishers.

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Hey Clarence, what's playing in YOUR theater tonight?
I'm hooked on my HD cable DVRs. Here's what I've watched in Hi Def recently...

21 Grams
After the Sunset
Against the Ropes
Air Bud
The Alamo
Alien Adventure
Alien vs Predator
Along Came Polly
Amadeus
Anchorman
Apocalypse Now Redux
Aviator
Bad Boys II
Bad Santa
Back to the Future III
Basic Instinct
Batman and Robin
Big Fish
Black Beauty
Blade - Trinity
Blade Runner
Blame it on Rio
Boogie Nights
Bourne Supremacy
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Breakin' All the Rules
Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason
Bull Durham
Bulletproof Monk
Bullitt
Butterfly Effect
Casualties of War
Cellular
Cheaper by the Dozen
Chronicles of Riddick
Clear and Present Danger
Cold Mountain
Collateral
Coming to America
Con Air
Confidence
Contact
Crimson Tide
Dances With Wolves
Dark City
Dawn of the Dead
Day After Tomorrow
Dead Bodies
Dickie Roberts Child Star
Dodgeball
Dogville
Door in the Floor
Dummy
Dune
Eight Legged Freaks
Elf
Enemy of the State
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Eurotrip
Fabulous Baker Boys
Falcon and the Snowman
Fahrenheit 9/11
Fargo
Fern Gully
A Few Good Men
Fifth Element
Fifty First Dates
Finding Neverland
The Firm
Friday Night Lights
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Gangs of New York
Garden State
G.I. Jane
Gilbert Grape
Girl Next Door
Glory
Godfather Part III
Gods Must Be Crazy, The
Going All the Way
Going Greek
Goodfellas
Good Will Hunting
Gorillas in the Mist
Gothika
Groundhog Day
The Grudge
Harold and Kumar go to White Castle
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Head in the Clouds
Heartbreak Ridge
Heavy Metal
Hero
History of the World - Part I
Hitch
Hollow Man
Home on the Range
Hotel Rwanda
House of Flying Daggers
Human Stain, The
Hunt for Red October
Ice Princess
Incredibles
Independence Day
Intolerable Cruelty
I Robot
Italian Job, The
Jackie Brown
James and the Giant Peach
Jersey Girl
Johnny English
Jonah - VeggieTales
Kill Bill Vol 1
Kill Bill Vol 2
King Arthur
Kingpin
LA Confidential
Ladder 49
Lara Croft - Cradle of Life
Last Action Hero
Last Samurai
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Legally Blonde 2
Les Miserables
The Life Aquatic
Life is Beautiful
Little Black Book
Looney Tunes
Love Actually
Master and Commander
Matchstick Men
Matrix 3 - Revolutions
Mean Girls
Medallion
Meet the Fockers
Menace II Society
Men in Black
Million Dollar Baby
Milo and Otis
Miracle
Miracle on 34th St
Monster
Moulin Rouge
Mulholland Falls
My Best Friend's Wedding
Mystic River
Napoleon Dynamite
Naked Gun 2 1/2
National Treasure
Notebook, The
Oceans Twelve
An Officer and a Gentleman
Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Patriot Games
Paycheck
Peter Pan
Phantom of the Opera
Playing By Heart
Princess Bride
Pulp Fiction
Quigley Down Under
Racing Stripes
Raising Helen
Ray
Red Dawn
Resident Evil - Apocalypse
Road House
Rocketeer, The
Rounders
Rugrats Go Wild
Rundown, The
Quest for Camelot
School of Rock
Scooby Doo 2
Scream
Seabiscuit
Secret Lives of Dentists
Secret Window
Shakespeare in Love
Shark Tale
Shaun of the Dead
Shrek
Shrek 2
Sideways
S1m0ne
Sin City
Something's Gotta Give
Spanglish
Spider-Man 2
Starship Troopers
Star Trek Nemesis
Star Wars - Attack of the Clones
Step Into Liquid
Striptease
Stuck on You
Sudden Impact
Super Size Me
Tall Tales - Pecos Bill
Tango and Cash
Teacher's Pet
Terminator 3
Terminal, The
That Thing You Do
Time to Kill, A
Titanic
Tombstone
Toy Story
Troy
True Lies
Two Brothers
Underworld
Unbearable Likeness of Being
Van Helsing
Village, The
Waking Ned Divine
While You Were Sleeping
Wild Orchid
Wimbledon
Windtalkers
Without a Paddle
Young Guns
Young Guns II
HD concert - 3 Doors Down
HD concert - Alison Krauss and Union Station
HD Concert - Alison Krauss and Union Station - Austin City Limits
HD Concert - Ben Folds - Austin City Limits
HD Concert - Ben Folds - Soundstage Central Park
HD Concert - Bruce Hornsby
HD Concert - Clint Black
HD concert - Counting Crows
HD Concert - Cream - Royal Albert Hall 2005
HD concert - The Cult
HD concert - Cyndi Lauper
HD Concert - Dave Matthews Band - Weekend on the Rocks (Soundstage, Red Rocks CO)
HD concert - David Gilmour
HD concert - Devo - Soundstage Central Park
HD concert - Dido
HD Concert - Duran Duran
HD concert - Eagles
HD Concert - Elton John - Royal Opera House
HD concert - Heart - Alive in Seattle
HD concert - Hootie & the Blowfish
HD concert - James Brown
HD concert - Joe Walsh
HD concert - Keith Richards and Norah Jones
HD concert - Kiss
HD Concert - Les Miserables
HD Concert - Martina McBride - Soundstage
HD Concert - Matchbox 20
HD Concert - Motley Crue
HD Concert - Morrissey
HD Concert - Norah Jones
HD concert - Peter Frampton
HD concert - Puddle of Mudd
HD concert - Richie Sambora
HD Concert - Roy Orbison - Black and White
HD Concert - Sarah McLachlan
HD concert - Sheryl Crow
HD concert - Steve Winwood
HD concert - Stray Cats
HD Concert - Strat Pack - Tribute to Fender Stratocaster
HD concert - Styx
HD concert - Ted Nugent
HD concert - Peter Frampton
HD Concert - U2 - Rattle and Hum
HD concert - U2 - Conan
HD Concert - Vertigo
HD concert - The Who
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This is probably OT but a lot things in this thread are. :D How important is fire retardant fabrics for covering walls?

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Fabrics that are fire code like GOM are obviously prefered if you like the patterns (actually no patterns) and willing to pay the asking price. I really like the idea of a fabric to be fire coded.

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What are the dimensions of your riser? I have the same sized room as you and am doing a set up very similar to use. My back will be a bar counter with a shuffleboard running the length of the back wall. My dilema is this, I want to have the riser in there for more seating and just for the old , "thats cool" I am not sure whether to put regular theater seating like yours or a row of berklines in the second row, everytime i read something about the berklines i get a different response. How much were your seats? Is it possible to get seats that dont recline that are really combfortable?????? I will be using an lcd and the front row will be about 10,12 feet from the screen.
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What are the dimensions of your riser?
72" x 52" x 10"

I like the folding theater seats, but if I had the width, I would probably prefer 3 more reclining Berks.
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It looks like you got rid of the bar you had planned behind the second row. Why?
Im afraid of being too clsoe to my screen if hte riser is too big, i thikn i read somewhere that the riser should be at least 72" deep to accomadate the berlines, i would put a row of four on the riser nad a row of 3 in front
How much were your seats? (the theater ones)
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The bar's still going in... it's just one of those things that slips week to week. Too many kids' activities every weekend. It'll be a nice winter project. Ditto for the 2nd backlit poster frame.

I think I paid $100 for 6 of the theater seats with cupholders. But I paid $90 each to professionally refoam and reupholster 3 of them to match the wall fabric:
http://img44.echo.cx/img44/7347/9may04306bx.th.jpg

I have a huge pile of smaller ones without cupholders. I gave 4 to my neighbor (picture)
and sold the rest.
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She's not sure what's worse... me for posting them or you guys for looking at them.
Just tell her theres at least one person that feels worse after looking at them. :eek:

Oh well....34" is about a big as I'll be able to get. :( :mad:
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So Clarence

What would you change?
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I'd put in an extra A/C register and return.

I'd use a bigger conduit... I think I used 2", but with 5BNC, 2 sets of component, and a DVI cable, it's pretty snug... to get the component cables through there, I had to use a plumbing snake.

If it was a couple of feet wider, that'd be nice, but I had to work with the space I had. I'd trade a couple of feet in the back of the room for more space on the sides.

I LOVE the sound treatments... both inside the walls and outside the walls... no changes there: certasound, integrity gaskets, acoustic caulk, flexiduct, and linacoustic. Linacoustic was the best $140 in the whole room. I also love the wall fabric... no changes there. And I really like the flat black suede paint on the ceiling.

I like the seats, but if I started from scratch, I'd probably use Berks in the 2nd row too, instead of just the front.

I like the lighting zones, but I'd add lighting on the equipment rack. I might still add automated remote dimmers. The equipment closet is one of my favorite features... being able to access all of the wiring connections from the back.
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OH,

I was thinking more along the lines of where the Stripper Pole would go. But your suggestions also make some sense...
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The stripper poles are portable... very similar to a basketball goal, but without the backboard.
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Very nice job!

How much does the Integrity Gaskets cost?

It seems you are using Visio. I have Visio 2002 installed and do not have the stencils that you used. Where can I get them?

Thanks,
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Very nice job!

How much does the Integrity Gaskets cost?

It seems you are using Visio. I have Visio 2002 installed and do not have the stencils that you used. Where can I get them?

Thanks,
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You can get the integrity gasket from Amazon.com. 10 rolls are $116.00.
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