No pics until tonight (
) but I have been making some good progress (actually, contractors have been making some progress for me). Recent updates:
1 - Spent most of last weekend organizing all of those electrical wires. Things are looking much better now.
2 - Plumber was in yesterday and moved the refrigerator ice maker line and shut-off valve so I can access it after the ceiling is drywalled. He also replaced a short section of pipe because there was a soldering joint that looked a little ominous.
3 - Ordered a 6-zone GE. Better call the electrician back to run some more lights!
4 - The alarm system people are coming today to install a keypad in the theater. Unfortunately the keypad only comes in white and will be right next to my black GE. Time to work on my painting skills...
5 - I'm about to cry uncle on the HVAC install. I don't know what I'm doing and haven't had time to research it. I'm going to make a big effort to DIY it this weekend and if I can't get it done, I think I'm just gonna cough up the cash on this one.
My next project is to start researching projectors. I don't know anything about CIH. I'm not going to build the theater around a particular projector, but I think I may need to put the projector on the ceiling in the room rather than shooting through glass in the equipment room. My screen will be 9.5' wide 2.35:1, which means about a 98" diagonal 16:9 image. The throw distance from equipment room to screen will be long...about 22' and I don't know if I can project an image that small from that far away without a special lens.Long story short:
I think I need a projector outlet in the room, and I'm trying to plan that now...maybe at about 18' distance? I dunno...gotta start learning about anamorphic lenses and throw distance etc.
Right now, I have my eye on the JVC RS50, but I can't decide if I'm going to go 3D or not...if not, I may look at the Runco LS-5...and I guess SIM2 has something coming out soon for under $10K...I dunno. I probably don't want to spend that much money, but those options looked interesting.