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post #91 of 296 Old 01-29-2009, 04:17 PM
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Amazing. The energy of youth. Please keep the pictures coming.
Which mirror system did you order? Single or double?
I am considering a similar 16:9 size, but as a 2.35:1 it would be about 130".
Why did you rule out a Starglas?
Was it the weight? I am sure it was not a cashflow issue.

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Amazing. The energy of youth. Please keep the pictures coming.
Which mirror system did you order? Single or double?
I am considering a similar 16:9 size, but as a 2.35:1 it would be about 130".
Why did you rule out a Starglas?
Was it the weight? I am sure it was not a cashflow issue.

I did a double mirror assembly from Draper. I look at the starglas for a long time. There were 2 draw backs for me. I wanted something with a little bit of gain so I didnt have to use such a bright projector. The main reason was with starglas having a shiny glass front like a plasma it reflects like a mirror. I do think i am going to change out my screen from an acrylic to glass so it will sit perfectly flat. The acrylic seems to have quite a bit of flex to it. Plus its not really a primary viewing room, so I didn't mind a little sacrifice, especially with price.
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The only thing I can upgrade right now is carpet. Where did you purchase the carpet ?
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These pics show how much better the rear projection performs with all the lights on.

All lights on

Front Projection Screen

Rear Projection Screen

All lights off
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well I just jizzed in my pants.
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It's the ABC family channel?

Yes, the evening when cool posted those pics ABC was showing "Narnia".
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damn dude, nice setup

Whats with all this WAF stuff. If she don't help, she has no say!
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Sweet setup cool, bet we'll see you in the magazines!

You must have an endless supply of money!

Amazing setup!!

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Here is something a little less "ABC Family" even though Narnia rocks!

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Sheetrock is in progress of being patched - back of rear proj screen

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Congrats, I certainly think you have come close to the level of aesthetic appeal seen in Art and Peter's cinemas!

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nice theater...

personally i would of gone with speakers under the screen, though that's just my preference on how i'd setup a ht build, i'd try mimic a real cinema setup as much as possible...
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nice theater...

personally i would of gone with speakers under the screen, though that's just my preference on how i'd setup a ht build, i'd try mimic a real cinema setup as much as possible...

That's exactly what he did, A real cinema setup would have the speakers behind the screen not under. The goal is to have sound coming out of the actors mouths not from under them.

Excellent job done on this theater for sure. My only question is what are your plans for acoustics?
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nice theater...

personally i would of gone with speakers under the screen, though that's just my preference on how i'd setup a ht build, i'd try mimic a real cinema setup as much as possible...

Not sure what you are referring too. My speakers in the theater are behind the screen. The screen is acoustically transparent just like in real theaters. They are not below the screen.
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That's exactly what he did, A real cinema setup would have the speakers behind the screen not under. The goal is to have sound coming out of the actors mouths not from under them.

Excellent job done on this theater for sure. My only question is what are your plans for acoustics?

Thanks Collin

The room is going have the walls padded with a solid color fabric the same color as the painted wall is now. The fabric is on order and hopefully will be in next week. Then the guy installing it has to get cording made out of the material to go around the edges of each section to cover the stapes. The walls will get a batting applied before the fabric goes up.
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most theaters i've seen in cinema complex's i've seen have their fronts, centers and below the screen i've yet to see speakers mounted behind the screen unless you're speaking of home cinemas which most seem to mount on the walls behind the screen, the question I got how many people are now starting to replace the screen due to sound distortion caused by the speakers on stretched fabric, due to the excessive sound the speakers put out...
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I have never in my life seen a commercial cinema not put the speakers behind a perfed screen. I know THX cinemas always put them behind the screen and it is part of there spec.

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the question I got how many people are now starting to replace the screen due to sound distortion caused by the speakers on stretched fabric, due to the excessive sound the speakers put out...

This question I dont fully understand. Are you talking about sound coming from behind causing the screen to sag eventually? If so that is not a worry, I have alot of power coming from behind my screen and it does not move the fabric at all. Also if incorporated correctly Sound is not compromised due to the screen at all, if anything it makes the rooms acoustics better by being able to treat the wall behind the speakers and not having a giant white reflection point at the front of the room.

Not to sound rude in anyway shape or form, but I feel you are simply misinformed on this matter. A little research {Google} can clear that up quickly though. look into acoustic screens from SMX, Screen Research, Stewart and so on... you will see there screens are the ones used in many commercial theaters and are considered the standard in reference quality.
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Hi

I stumbled upon this thread from the >$20K Forum... All I can say is WOW!!! Kid (you mentioned you are in your twenties), you are not even good, you're scary!!!
After seeing your construction pics I am impressed by the sheer amount of work involved in such a beautiful Theatre... I have my work cut up for me in the near future as I embark in a Big League level HT project, which will of course, be kept separate from the (existing) 2-channel purist system
Again Congrats!.. You're looking at a great future in HT designs

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WOW
this is incredible!

fantastic home theater & great idea with the 106" in the kitchen.

this is the greatest home theater ive ever seen

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Love your theater... and all your screens.

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drool....

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Did you do some of the work, or do you jst have a very happy contactor?

Great work. really first class. All i would do different would have been to have a couch in the theatre.

As i do work on my house, i have a template.

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Not sure what to say....??? Holy **** nice place.

Must love home theaters!!
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Superb!! The only thing I could think to suggest is to take the first part of the room, between the screen and the first columns, and put black GoM over your acoustic treatment (the walls) and paint that section of the ceiling flat-ish black. This, in effect, would create a really nice shadow box effect so you don't get any light spray and other PQ issues from the light colored walls immediately surrounding the screen. It would make the image basically float in an inky blackness.

I don't think it would fudge up the beauty of the room and it would really improve your perceived contrast ratio, etc. You spent all that money on the equipment, so why not get the best visual quality possible?

Other than that suggestion, that's a very amazing house system you have there! Wow!

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Awesome everything ccool96!

I find the rear projection setup facinating. I think I could do this in my basement using my storage room behind it. Can anyone recommend where I can go to find more information about how this works. I am having a hard time finding much info on AVS, and I'd sure like to understand the mirrors and screens better before designing the basement around it.

Thanks, Ed
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Close the forum..he wins!! That theater is sick!

Oh well, I can still say I have 2 beers on tap!
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what size are your high hats? what brand? are they mr16 bulbs?
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