Originally Posted by cw5billwade
I really love it and with the AE-8000 and automatic format it is sweet. I have 2.40:1, 1.85:1 and 16x9 formats saved in memory. I have my automatic adjust set for 2.40:1 and 16x9 when I watch 2.35:1 it selects 2.40 format automatic so there is no issue sine the formats are so close the image is just taller. But when we watch 1.85:1 it selects 16x9 and makes bars top bottom and sides so I select the 1.85:1 format manually. the Constant Image height is in a word awesome.
Ah right, lens memory, nice. I'm still using an RS-20, so no lens memory for me. Since I mostly watch from HTPC using XBMC, I have it set up to do digital shrink on 16:9 / 1.85:1 titles, and 2.35/2.4 untouched, so also no adjustment needed, except when using a Blu-ray Disc.
Originally Posted by reb162
Were you ever able to get measurements on your columns...I see how you built them now after looking through your thread a few more times. I'm just curious what your width was and the depth at the top and bottom of the columns? Once again, I appreciate you sharing your incredible theater!
Sorry, I forgot to measure, so thanks for the reminder.
The front columns measure 6" deep x 18" wide at the bottom, 12" deep x 18" wide at the top. But since the wall panels between the columns + furring strips are 1 1/2" deep, they only extend 4 1/2" deep at the bottom and 10 1/2" deep at the top.
The side columns are 7" deep x 18" wide at the bottom, 12" deep x 18" wide at the top - 5 1/2" deep at the bottom, 10 1/2" deep at the top after the panels are in place. Why different than the front columns? I think I may have measured wrong and didn't notice, or had to adjust the height (shorten) to account for the riser height. Don't copy that part lol. Anyway, not noticeable in the room.
The "face panels" (covered with black speaker cloth) are 15" wide, to fit between the side 2x2 framing.
In the rear, there are "corner columns", just because of the way the room is laid out - having them inboard on the back wall wouldn't work due to the placement of the rear entry doors. So they are kind of oddball, match the overall look of the side columns, but not an exact match. The "face panels" are 19 1/2" wide, and the "sides" are 3" deep (top and bottom - not tapered like the other columns), go back at a 45 degree angle, so they are perpendicular to the side and back walls.
Let me know if that doesn't make any sense, or if you think of any other questions.