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Thanks,

I can't wait to get home and LISTEN to a movie.

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Once I had everything back in place (what a workout) I'd planned to go to bed (collapse) and connect the wires today. But, I was far too excited to wait. Four hours later at 3:30am the first sounds of music filled the HT (at a very low volume). I haven't received my surrounds yet but I just listened to a few tunes with a huge, probably massive, grin.

I'm told they have meds for that now, kj.

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It's likely I'll seek some form of "assistance" when the impact of only getting 3 hrs of sleep hits. The two cups o' joe lost their effectiveness some time ago.

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Thanks,

I can't wait to get home and LISTEN to a movie.

Now thats funny!!!

I had read that earlier, but it just hit me you didnt make a decision on your projector yet, so you literally meant "Listen to a Movie"

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Now thats funny!!!

I had read that earlier, but it just hit me you didnt make a decision on your projector yet, so you literally meant "Listen to a Movie"

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We listened to a bit of Godzilla on DVD to test out the buttkickers and subs. With very little tweeking, they worked well with the action of the movie. My favorite part of the test was my son's reaction:

"This could be a little bit scary, even WITHOUT the picture"


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I took some of the scrap from my failed DIY equipment rack and decided to build a DIY center channel stand. I couldn’t find a reasonably priced stand that would support my 35lb center. Its 28” tall to the top of the shelf.



My wife painted it and I put it in position and got this








Still trying to figure out how to take good pics The tripod does help.

I’ll upload and post a couple of rack pics later as I don’t see them on my photobucket page – they must still be on the camera.

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Hey KJ I heard that PP might be dropping the AE3000 pricing tomorrow if interested. It is back to where it started right now. Also they said they have been talking with Panny on the 4000 and they told them this was just an overseas model which she went on to say "yea right".. With that said she didn't have a good idea on the 4000 yet. She did mention Epson has announced and will be shipping thier new one in November.

Looking good. What lighting did you use behind the screen? Tracks pointing up?

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Looks SweeeeeeeT Dude!!!

Who needs a projector with a screen shot like that.

Do you have the spots on a dimmer?

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Jeff - Thanks for the tip on the AE3000, I'll check it out. The AE4000 looks interesting too. I'm a little surprised that more pj manufacturers haven't announced lens memory functions similar to the pannys near the same price point.

Brad - yep, for the screen wall lighting, I used basic track lighting mounted on the false wall and connected as a zone on the QS. I used an outlet just in case I decide to add more track lighting above aimed at the wall treatments.

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Here are a few rack shots with everything in place except the satellite box. I planned to organize the wiring with hook and loop velcro, but I had lots of zip ties left from the rope lighting so I used those as a stop gap.







I'll update my first post with the rack contents links soon.

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Very nice 'screen' shots kj! Lookin' good .
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Nice job on the center channel stand Kj,

Your screen wall looks FANTABOULOUS!!! Yes it's that good that I had to make a new word for it.
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Very nice 'screen' shots kj! Lookin' good .

Thanks queen,

While many of the settings are still a mystery to me, I am starting to get more comfortible with the camera. I'm looking for one of those really neat 'angle' shots similar to CJO's TDK.

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Nice job on the center channel stand Kj,

Your screen wall looks FANTABOULOUS!!! Yes it's that good that I had to make a new word for it.

Thanks oman,

Despite my well documented deliberate pace in choosing a new pj, I did make a more modest decision. I decided to order a bulb for my 720p pj while I continue to sort out the new pj options and prices. Bulb and surrounds should be here on Friday! I hope all is FANTABOULOUS* then



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Nice job on the center channel stand Kj,

Your screen wall looks FANTABOULOUS!!! Yes it's that good that I had to make a new word for it.

Isn't that a hairdresser (sorry.. "stylist") term? That reminds me of something
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lol. In an interesting bit of irony, you guys had a somewhat similar discussion nearly a year ago to the day

I forgot to mention that the acoustic foam wedges require more adhesive spray than I thought. I found a few loose spots, particularly around the the ceiling bass traps, one actually fell down while we where out of town. I picked up some more spray adhesive to retreat the loose spots. I recall guam added a furring strip to secure his ceiling trap. I don't think it will, but if it loosens again, I may give that a try.

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My how time flies...

Thanks for the info on the wedges, I was calculating yesterday how much I would need but need to double check my actual dimensions. I plan to get the 8 pack of corner bass traps and then one package of the 3" 48 count wedges. I have the back of my screen soffit opened up with insulation so I don't think I need any there and since I still plan to do linacoustic I figured I can probably do the side walls and perhaps the bottom part of the screen wall in that material (if need be I could do the open soffit as well).

I saw on their website that orders over 75 bucks gets free shipping, that's pretty good.
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lol. In an interesting bit of irony, you guys had a somewhat similar discussion nearly a year ago to the day

I forgot to mention that the acoustic foam wedges require more adhesive spray than I thought. I found a few loose spots, particularly around the the ceiling bass traps, one actually fell down while we where out of town. I picked up some more spray adhesive to retreat the loose spots. I recall guam added a furring strip to secure his ceiling trap. I don't think it will, but if it loosens again, I may give that a try.

First of all the theater looks great! It is simple, yet elegant, and the finished product looks very well thought out and well put together.

That said, how are you using the spray adhesive? What kind (Super 77 from 3M is my personal favorite). You should be applying the adhesive to both the wall and the foam. Spray each item, let them "dry" (5-7 minutes). Then stick them together. They should not come off at that point without ripping them off the wall.

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First of all the theater looks great! It is simple, yet elegant, and the finished product looks very well thought out and well put together.

That said, how are you using the spray adhesive? What kind (Super 77 from 3M is my personal favorite). You should be applying the adhesive to both the wall and the foam. Spray each item, let them "dry" (5-7 minutes). Then stick them together. They should not come off at that point without ripping them off the wall.

Mike - I'm using the Super 77 and spraying both sides. The next step is where I think I've gone wrong. I've been allowing both sides to 'dry' for about 15 seconds. I thought the instructions said allow to dry for at least 10 seconds. I'll have to double check when I get home. Thanks for that.

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The 3M Super 77 adhesive directions for a "super strong bond" say to let it "set" for 30 seconds to 30 minutes. Much longer than the set time I allowed. I may retreat the ceiling bass traps with a 5 minute set up. Thanks for the tip.

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My surrounds came about a week ago. I got them unboxed and installed quickly and without issues. I ran the auto calibration and found the results sounded pretty good.






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The new bulb for my old projector came as well - which is good since I haven't picked a new pj yet. It would be very bad if the room wasn't basically complete because I find the picture very watchable. Here are a few pics (if I ever figure out the camera, I'll be better able to show you what I see, but not now).

Here is standard def


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Here are a few pics of the room. Nearly everything is complete. But, now that I've decided to place the pj on a shelf, I need to figure out how to cover the bottom of the pj box.













Time to go watch a movie or football or anything

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Looking good! Those seats sure do look familiar, though you are missing a single black one in the back left. Quick question- why do you have the projector offset? Because of the can light?

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Agree, looks great. Did you paint the grafik eye or is that a faceplate (if so, source & price?)?
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Thanks CJ. Yes, the IC box for the center can light did require shifting the pj box, but just a couple of inches. The projector is actually centered on the screen wall. The width of the room at the seating area is about 13.5' due to a bump out on the left (facing the screen). The width of the room at the screen wall is 11'. The front row, second seat on the left (directly below the pj) is pretty close to the center of the screen.

You have so many unique elements in TDK; I never would have thought to add 1 chair in a different color - very creative.

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Thanks dc. I ordered the grafik eye from Hank's electric. The faceplate in brown did affect the shipping date but I can't recall the impact on price compared to the standard black or white plate. I can check when I get home.

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Beautiful theater kjlewie.

I've always liked the look of those Axioms (and reviews) and they're on my short list for surrounds when I'm ready to purchase. Is there a reason you didn't go with the QS8's for the L/R surrounds (power, budget or whatever)? Just curious as I will be weighing which to pick down the road.
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Hanks Electric for me too! I have purchased a bunch of stuff from them good prices and customer support

If I had it to do all over again, I'd still hit that shot.
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