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Ah. I DO remember that now that you mention it. Not sure if this crappy little receiver can set to small/large as it is a HTiB. Which I would THINK is probably set to small due to the included tiny little speakers. I'm not that worried about it until I get the Denon down there.

My Ascends are full range floor standers and I have set them to small even though they are capable of going pretty low. I think most will tell you to do that when you get your Denon all hooked up. Let that Svs do what it is supposed to do.

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Basically Tom was crimping a compression fitting. There I sold him out :-)

Well, I'M not the one who tried to put the RG59 fitting on the RG6 QS cable. THERE. I've sold Mark out.

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Well, I'M not the one who tried to put the RG59 fitting on the RG6 QS cable. THERE. I've sold Mark out.

Ha, ha but you left out that I did say was not sure if the ones I had were RG59 or RG6.

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This banter reminds me of something. Hmmmmm I wonder what that could be. Oh, I don't know. All I know is Who is on first.



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More likely it will end with SOMEONE getting conked on the head with a pipe wrench or poked in the eyes. Why...I oughta.....

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An update a week late.....

Got this delivered two weeks ago....


It's an Elite elctric screen, 106" wide. I basically bought it for parts as it was less than ordering and making one up. I have the original SMX material and will switch it out. For now it works.

I realized that it is designed to mount against the wall. In order to get it mounted against the back of my lighted soffit and still have the white side facing out, I had to remove and switch the mountiing brackets. It was easy except that only one of the three screw holes lined up. It was nothing a little drilling didn't fix.

Here it is mounted and in the down position. I took a 12' 2x4, measured and marked the mounting screws. Then clamped the 2x4 to the open studs in the back of the soffit, leveled and attached the 2x4. Then I just lifted the screen and slid the bracket onto the mounting screws. Pretty straight forward. I'll paint the ends of the 2x4 black next time I get the paint out.


Now my next job is to clean up the bar area so I can finish IT. The problem is that any flat surface automatically becomes a work table. Here is a series of pics of the bar area that I have to clean up. Hey! I had to put the stuff from the theater area SOMEwhere.








Oh, and here's my temp setup!

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Screen looks good Tom. I'm with you on the cleaning up as I have the same problem with flat surfaces and said surfaces collecting "stuff". Good luck with that. I have now had to move all my construction out to the garage and outside as I do not want to do anything in the basement since it is a finished space. Hopefully here in the near future you will have the same problem.

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I'm with you on the cleaning up as I have the same problem with flat surfaces and said surfaces collecting "stuff". Good luck with that. I have now had to move all my construction out to the garage and outside as I do not want to do anything in the basement since it is a finished space.


*THIS* is the worst part of being finished!

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I have now had to move all my construction out to the garage and outside as I do not want to do anything in the basement since it is a finished space

Already there. Moved the big sliding compound miter saw and stand up to the garage. Brought down my smaller, fixed 10" miter saw and the little rolling cabinet it fits on to give a little more room and its easier to move around. Need to wrap up that extra carpet pad and store it, store some empty equipment boxes, etc., etc., etc.

Yes, a big job! I think the one good thing is that a lot of the mess is for parts to be built/installed in this area of the room, so as I finish the room the big stuff will go to it's final resting place. Then it's the tools.

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Another no pic Monday....but as always, maybe update tonight.

In the meantime, here's your Monday Handy Hometheater DIY Tip:

Do not, I repeat, DO NOT cut the old screen off the roller when trying to replace the material until you are SURE that the new material will work for you.

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Another no pic Monday....but as always, maybe update tonight.

In the meantime, here's your Monday Handy Hometheater DIY Tip:

Do not, I repeat, DO NOT cut the old screen off the roller when trying to replace the material until you are SURE that the new material will work for you.

Ya man, I was about say if the plan is to cut out the old screen material and use you original SMX material you were going to be in for a devil of a time. Hoping you haven't cut it yet.
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Hmmm, the way Tom worded that, I suspect we are about to have a new entry in the "Things I would do differently next time" thread. Poor baby.
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I was about say if the plan is to cut out the old screen material and use you original SMX material you were going to be in for a devil of a time. Hoping you haven't cut it yet.

Too late! NOW you tell me.

Old screen is cut off the roller, new screen is cut.

This COULD be a REALLY expensive "experiment." Originally, I was planning on a smaller fixed screen and bought enough to make two screens (in case I TOTALLY screwed one up or for some reason needed to replace it). Now with the bigger screen, there is only enough for one. So, if this DOESN'T work out (and it MIGHT yet), I'm screwed.

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I'd say write a check to SeymourAV for $2k and get a professionally made retractable AT screen and get on with enjoying your theater. It has been too long in coming.

Consider what you've invested in screen materials as an educational expense and don't look back. Life is too short.
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I'd say write a check to SeymourAV for $2k and get a professionally made retractable AT screen and get on with enjoying your theater. It has been too long in the coming.

Consider what you've invested in screen materials as an educational expense and don't look back. Life is too short.

That's EXACTLY what I plan to do if I can't save this one. Really, so far, this could be the only real (and expensive) mistake that can't be fixed I've made. Even considering the original loss of the dricore, that was covered by insurance and was replaceable. IS there such a thing as screen insurance?

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Bummer, I wish I had seen that post sooner. I only knew of one thread where someone used the SMX material and made their own retractable screen with PVC pipe. Eventually they went with a SeymourAV screen I believe.

Here is another thread I just found in the DIY screen section. Bulldogger used sheerweave for a DIY screen. He painted the border on, final product looked pretty nice. Check out the last couple of pages.
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I'm sure that I'm just completely out of the loop here but why do you need a pulldown screen? Any reason you can't do a fixed frame?

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You should have said something. Not long ago I cut my 120" hi power material off it's roll for a fixed frame. Then I cut a perfectly good roll up in pieces for the trash man. I would have sold it to you exclusively, because I like you, for several hundred dollars!
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I'm sure that I'm just completely out of the loop here but why do you need a pulldown screen? Any reason you can't do a fixed frame?

My original plan was/is to mount my 65" DLP behind the screen for TV and 3d watching. HOWEVER, I've been re-thinking that plan. When I test mounted my fixed deck screen, it was a REAL pain to get behind there for anything. I bought the cheap electric and and found it much easier to just raise and lower the screen to get back there.

I know, I know, how much am I going to have to get back there once everything is up and running?

Probably not much, but it is really low headroom between the stage and the soffit above and it takes a lot of room to move a fixed frame around. So I'd be LESS inclined to want to move it for fear of banging into things.

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Oh, so now it's MY fault that you haven't checked in, in like, FOREVER? The world revolves around me, remember your basic Dimension X!

That, and 120" is just TOO big for my room. Yes, there IS such a thing.

Fortunately, I have some cash sitting around that I planned to use to buy the equipment and due to the pay-as-you-go nature of this build, I haven't needed it up to this point. So it won't be so bad to buy a new screen, but we'll have to fly coach to Hawaii. And LOGANESS may have to dance at one of the luaus, because, trust me, NO ONE wants to see ME in a grass skirt and coconut shells.

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....or tending the Still. Don't forget the Still tending!

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At this point, you already have the SMX material. What have you got to lose going fixed frame. I have a fixed frame screen and find it no problem to put it up and down with a helper. Use the aluminum cleat material and you can mount it with about an inch of headroom. I have my 120" up on a 7' ceiling.

c'mon. 1x3 frame with center brace. stretch that cloth and you are golden. Roll-ups are for wimps and folks not serious about their theater.
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Consider mounting the frame on a piano hinge. Then you can just tilt it up and prop something under it like a car hood if you need to get behind it for some reason.

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That COULD work, if I go that way.

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That COULD work, if I go that way.

It would save you some money and is definitely worth a look considering you already have the material. I think that it would look nicer than a pulldown as well.

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Tom is correct about one thing, no one want to see HIM in a grass skirt and coconut shells.

Actually coach is not too bad, as long as you don't sit right next to a really big hairy guy. Oh, I guess I just described The Loganess. Maybe coach is a little rough for her.

Good luck with the screen. I vote for the fixed frame and piano hinge setup. It is more than likely doable and you can use that extra 2k to buy beer for all of us at your grand opening!

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Wait a minute.....I'M supposed to buy the beer? I expect a TRIBUTE of beer at my Grand Opening.

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