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mikieson's Avatar mikieson 07:14 PM 05-16-2009
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Originally Posted by Flow72 View Post

Yes, make your own. My buddy did a few lighted frames and painted the wood frame gold. All in all I think he spent about $40.

I know ...I really cant understand people that spend so much money on things you can do yourself. Heck anyone can make lighted frame. I seen Martha Stewart do it..hahah..

kupermanp's Avatar kupermanp 01:40 PM 05-17-2009
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Originally Posted by MovieTime View Post

Thanks. I've got plenty of in-progress shots too, I just didn't post them since this was for completed theaters and the not the build. Here is a pic of the ceiling before the print went up.


Where on NASA did you get the pic at such high resolution?

Thanks
Paul
MovieTime's Avatar MovieTime 07:15 PM 05-18-2009
I sent you a PM with the website of the person who takes the photography. I was incorrect in saying it was NASA. I did find some great images on their site, but I ultimately used an image from the link I PMd you. I had to pay for the image, but it was fair.
Art Sonneborn's Avatar Art Sonneborn 07:22 PM 05-18-2009
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Originally Posted by Happytobehere200 View Post

Too Funny!!! My daughter had one of those too. I think she played with it twice and then off to the closet. I remember seeing it in there a couple of times and doing a double-take thinking someone was in there.


We had a halloween party here some years ago. My wife went all out. I came home from work and I was going to run the sweeper in the theater. I turned the lights on went down front and when I turned around I almost had a heart attack. There were several made up dummies seated around the theater that she had done earlier for fun.


Art
Happytobehere200's Avatar Happytobehere200 07:40 PM 05-18-2009
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We had a halloween party here some years ago. My wife went all out. I came home from work and I was going to run the sweeper in the theater. I turned the lights on went down front and when I turned around I almost had a heart attack. There were several made up dummies seated around the theater that she had done earlier for fun.


Art

Holy crap!! That will give you a heart attack. Did she also double down on the insurance the day before?
MKtheater's Avatar MKtheater 10:14 AM 05-22-2009
I am almost finished with the theater. I just have to put the curtains up and add the black velvet molding around the columns. Total DIY.









And finally my favorite, behind the screen


CptnRandy's Avatar CptnRandy 10:40 AM 05-22-2009
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Originally Posted by MKtheater View Post

I am almost finished with the theater. I just have to put the curtains up and add the black velvet molding around the columns. Total DIY.

And finally my favorite, behind the screen


Frack! I hope you bolted the seats to the floor!

Randy
HDvids4all's Avatar HDvids4all 11:06 AM 05-22-2009
Wow, I was not expecting all of that behind the screen...very impressive MKtheater!! Do you hand out windbreakers at the entrance??
oman321's Avatar oman321 11:08 AM 05-22-2009
Man all I can say is that with great power, comes great responsibility!!!

That looks simply amazing, can't imagine what it sounds(feels) like.
MKtheater's Avatar MKtheater 11:10 AM 05-22-2009
That is funny you mentioned windbreakers, it does feel like wind at times. I always wanted that big cinematic sound.
GPowers's Avatar GPowers 05:18 PM 05-22-2009
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Originally Posted by MKtheater View Post


The size of all the speakers fools you in to thinking the rooms is smaller then it is.
landshark1's Avatar landshark1 09:12 PM 05-22-2009
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Originally Posted by MKtheater View Post

I am almost finished with the theater. I just have to put the curtains up and add the black velvet molding around the columns. Total DIY.

And finally my favorite, behind the screen



mikieson's Avatar mikieson 10:57 PM 05-22-2009
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Originally Posted by MKtheater View Post

That is funny you mentioned windbreakers, it does feel like wind at times. I always wanted that big cinematic sound.

Well let me be the first to say...I just got back from watching the new Terminator Salvation...I cant wait to hear it on my setup...BUT on yours, its going to actually give you a heartattack..That movie sounds awesome.
BRAC's Avatar BRAC 09:42 AM 05-23-2009
That wall of sound is just INSANE, and I mean that in a good way! Your house must rattle beyond belief when you open her up.
MKtheater's Avatar MKtheater 05:34 PM 05-24-2009
My house is 4000 sq ft and my theater is on the south side in the basement, concrete walls and floor and I then built the room within the room. 15 inches of insulation, 2 layers of sound board, and 1 layer of sheet rock and every wall. My bedroom is on the second floor on the north side, which is the furthest away you can get in the house. If I wanted to, I can not only rattle everyhing , but pressurize that bedroom. It is insane, but that happens way past reference levels, at reference levels I don't wake anyone up.
grogthegreat's Avatar grogthegreat 06:46 PM 05-24-2009
I think that I'll join in here. I can't compare to a lot of those builds but for a college student in a rental house, I think that I've done pretty well.


And here is my 'behind the screen' shot showing the Magnepans and the two 12" subs:


Here is the projector, audio rack and one of the rear channels. I'm using an NEC 9PG+ on a 100" draper screen. A luxman 5M21 power amp for the Magnepan MGIII front channels and Magnepan MGIIc speakers for the rear.


-Grog
youthman's Avatar youthman 09:17 PM 06-04-2009
Here are the final details of the Stevens' Home Theater Room:

Room Dimensions: 13' W x 19' L x 10' H
Walls are painted dark burgundy and ceiling is flat black.

Custom Entertainment Center / False Wall contains:
Klipsch RF-83 Floorstanding Speakers (behind far left and right panels)
Klipsch RC-64 Center Channel (behind top center panel)
Velodyne HGS15 Subwoofer (behind bottom left panel)
Yamaha RX-V1800 Receiver (behind bottom center panel)
Sony PS3 (behind bottom center panel)
Wii (behind bottom center panel)

Front Row is at 11' from screen.
Front Row Theater Seats in black leather - From the Aurora Collection at American Signature. They have electric recline and are plugged into the rear riser.
Back Row Theater Seats in black leather - Manual recline. I'm not sure of the brand or model.

Panasonic AE3000u 1080p Projector
103" Diagonal Elite Cinema235 Scope Screen in white with 1.1 gain (Viewable area is 40.5" H x 95.2" W)

Klipsch RB-35 Rear Speakers

40' HDMI Cable from Monoprice.com
3' HDMI Cable from Monoprice.com

Lutron Maestro Lighting System with remote







jdholmes's Avatar jdholmes 06:24 AM 06-05-2009
Turned out real nice youthman...I really wish you would paint that big white vent on the ceiling though. lol.

By any chance are you a youth pastor?
Motegi's Avatar Motegi 08:10 AM 06-05-2009
Before:


After:


Screenshots:




Equipment:
Mitsubishi HC-1600U projector
DIY WilsonArt screen w/ adjustable 16:9, 2.35:1 masking system
Martin Logan Vista speaker pair for 2 channel audio
Infinity Modulus satellites for theater front and surrounds
Velodyne DPS-12 sub
Parasound HCA-855 multi-channel amp
Pioneer Elite receiver for optical digital decoding and surround preamp.
Sony Playstation 3
Sony DHG-HDD500 DVR/cable box
Samsung DVD-HD850 DVD player w/ upconversion
Monoprice HDX-501 HDMI switcher
MonsterPower AVS-2000 voltage regulator
MonsterPower HTS-2600 mkII power filtration
Audioquest interconnects and cables
cuzed2's Avatar cuzed2 08:43 AM 06-05-2009
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Turned out real nice youthman...I really wish you would paint that big white vent on the ceiling though. lol.

By any chance are you a youth pastor?

Youthman,

Enjoyed your photos - looks good. I am pursuing a similar color scheme, Burgundy GOM and flat black, still trying to decide on my carpet (P.S> I also have all Klipsch speakers, great value).
youthman's Avatar youthman 11:38 AM 06-05-2009
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Originally Posted by jdholmes View Post

Turned out real nice youthman...I really wish you would paint that big white vent on the ceiling though. lol.

By any chance are you a youth pastor?

Thx jd. I have debated on whether or not to paint the two vents on the ceiling. You don't really notice them since the ceiling is 10' but it wouldn't hurt to paint them and would be a quick project. Thx for the suggestion. Another reason that I have not painted them yet is that I have several white objects in the room that will remain white (baseboards and wall plates).

And yes, I am a youth pastor. I'm 33 and I've been in student ministry now for 12 years. What a blast!

Motegi, nice job on converting the basement. Very sweet setup. Looks like you have quite a bit of acoustic treatment. That's something I still have to do with my room to tame down some of the echo that I have.

CuznEddy, I just checked out the pics in your thread. I'm glad I at least had a finished room to start with. Not sure I could do all of the construction you had to do. You did a great job with it.
youthman's Avatar youthman 11:41 AM 06-05-2009
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Originally Posted by cuzed2 View Post

Youthman,

Enjoyed your photos - looks good. I am pursuing a similar color scheme, Burgundy GOM and flat black, still trying to decide on my carpet (P.S> I also have all Klipsch speakers, great value).

Our home was a new construction. It was in the last two months of construction when we bought it so we had a chance to pick out the carpet color. We chose a light color which looks nice but shows up dirt and stains easily from shoes. A slightly darker color might be a better choice. Regardless, when lights go out, it disappears.
paranormalg35's Avatar paranormalg35 05:27 AM 06-07-2009
Do you people ever leave the house?
youthman's Avatar youthman 07:42 AM 06-07-2009
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Do you people ever leave the house?

Sure we do. It just ensures that there is always something to do.
paranormalg35's Avatar paranormalg35 08:14 AM 06-07-2009
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Sure we do. It just ensures that there is always something to do.


lol if I had some of these setups I know I wouldn't leave my house. hahaha


jaw-dropping and inspiring to say the least.

well done gents
jdholmes's Avatar jdholmes 06:21 AM 06-08-2009
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Originally Posted by youthman View Post

Thx jd. I have debated on whether or not to paint the two vents on the ceiling. You don't really notice them since the ceiling is 10' but it wouldn't hurt to paint them and would be a quick project. Thx for the suggestion. Another reason that I have not painted them yet is that I have several white objects in the room that will remain white (baseboards and wall plates).

And yes, I am a youth pastor. I'm 33 and I've been in student ministry now for 12 years. What a blast!

Motegi, nice job on converting the basement. Very sweet setup. Looks like you have quite a bit of acoustic treatment. That's something I still have to do with my room to tame down some of the echo that I have.

CuznEddy, I just checked out the pics in your thread. I'm glad I at least had a finished room to start with. Not sure I could do all of the construction you had to do. You did a great job with it.

I can see the reasoning for holding off I suppose. I like continuity myself, and it would be too hard for me not to black them out so the whole ceiling becomes a massive black hole.

I've been involved in student ministry for 5 years. I was full time with youth till last year. I'm an assistant pastor now. Still involved with youth though, I'm on the district youth committee for our area - still get to plan events and work with the youth some. They are a blast, for sure. I'd have loved to have a setup like yours when I was working with them full time.
youthman's Avatar youthman 07:03 AM 06-08-2009
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I can see the reasoning for holding off I suppose. I like continuity myself, and it would be too hard for me not to black them out so the whole ceiling becomes a massive black hole.

I've been involved in student ministry for 5 years. I was full time with youth till last year. I'm an assistant pastor now. Still involved with youth though, I'm on the district youth committee for our area - still get to plan events and work with the youth some. They are a blast, for sure. I'd have loved to have a setup like yours when I was working with them full time.

When I purchased my can lights, I wanted black lights but they only had black inside with white trim. So for "continuity" sake, I would not only have to paint the two vents, the electric cover, but also all six trim can lights. Not sure I want to go that far. We'll see.

That's great that you are in ministry also. I'll PM you my email. Keep in touch.
truffleshuffle83's Avatar truffleshuffle83 10:33 PM 06-08-2009
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speakers so big, theyll blow womens clothes off
scaesare's Avatar scaesare 09:54 AM 06-09-2009
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When I purchased my can lights, I wanted black lights but they only had black inside with white trim. So for "continuity" sake, I would not only have to paint the two vents, the electric cover, but also all six trim can lights. Not sure I want to go that far. We'll see.

That's great that you are in ministry also. I'll PM you my email. Keep in touch.

Not that hard. I painted 16 of these with a rattle-can of Krylon spraypaint (designed for plastic adhesion) in 20 minutes:
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Turned out as good as the real thing form the factory:


I also hit all my HVAC grills with some spray paint as well. If it takes you longer than 5 minutes a coat, or to remove/install them, you're doing it wrong.
youthman's Avatar youthman 10:02 AM 06-09-2009
Thx Steve. Those look nice all black. I might have a painting project this weekend.
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