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post #661 of 1002 Old 07-21-2011, 03:55 PM
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The closer the screen is to the ceiling, the more light may spill onto the ceiling (reflected off the screen) - doesn't mean you can't, you'll just need to make sure the ceiling / soffit above the screen is as non-reflective as possible.
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The closer the screen is to the ceiling, the more light may spill onto the ceiling (reflected off the screen) - doesn't mean you can't, you'll just need to make sure the ceiling / soffit above the screen is as non-reflective as possible.

Well in my situation I didnt make the projector soffit low enough as I did not take into account the cleat method that most screen companies use. I dont think I will be able to get it right up against the ceiling but am really looking for opinions here. At this point any light spill is irrelevant

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Must be other ways to mount it though, other than french cleat - actually even that would work if you've got room on the sides to be able to slide it sideways onto the cleats.

I mounted mine with piano hinges. Drawing a blank at the moment on other methods.

Take it easy on Steve, he just told everyone he had carpet installed because he wanted to be cool like me.
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Must be other ways to mount it though, other than french cleat - actually even that would work if you've got room on the sides to be able to slide it sideways onto the cleats.

I mounted mine with piano hinges. Drawing a blank at the moment on other methods.

Take it easy on Steve, he just told everyone he had carpet installed because he wanted to be cool like me.

No side sliding here as my screen wall is 154" wide or so. The screen is about 131" wide so unless 23" is enough to "slide" it on the cleat? I dont know I am looking for guidance or suggestions or opinions..lol.

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I've mounted a french.......oh neevermind, that's that other thread
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The screen is about 131" wide so unless 23" is enough to "slide" it on the cleat?

Should be - put it on multiple smaller cleats, like 3 of them 8" wide, spaced apart.
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Should be - put it on multiple smaller cleats, like 3 of them 8" wide, spaced apart.

DO you think I will be able to get the screen high enough to get the cleat on top of the other cleat with this^ method?

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You wouldn't need to - you could slide the screen onto the cleats from the side.
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You wouldn't need to - you could slide the screen onto the cleats from the side.

I dont know how Elite screen frames work. I know they use the french cleat method but not sure if the cleat comes pre-attached to the frame or if it can be retrofitted?!

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No false wall. Was planning on directly hanging it on the drywalled screen wall but I am "open" to suggestions as I really need to get it directly against the ceiling in order to still pull off going 2.35:1

Steve, are you accounting for the border width around the screen (technically the screen will be 3-4" lower due to border)?

I wonder if you could rest the screen on a small ledge (the ledge is wider but thin and you cant see it unless you are right up on it) and you can just wedge the screen between the ceiling and the ledge. Maybe even some velcro strips on the backside just to keep it from falling forward.
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Steve, are you accounting for the border width around the screen (technically the screen will be 3-4" lower due to border)?

I wonder if you could rest the screen on a small ledge (the ledge is wider but thin and you cant see it unless you are right up on it) and you can just wedge the screen between the ceiling and the ledge. Maybe even some velcro strips on the backside just to keep it from falling forward.

The border/screen frame is listed at 2.4" wide so if I can get it against the ceiling (which I think Brad's suggestion MAY work)then I need to see if the Panasonic PT-AE4000U will even work being so close to the ceiling.....I may have screwed up BIG time.

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The border/screen frame is listed at 2.4" wide so if I can get it against the ceiling (which I think Brad's suggestion MAY work)then I need to see if the Panasonic PT-AE4000U will even work being so close to the ceiling.....I may have screwed up BIG time.

Brads method is awesome....didnt even think to do that! Why dont you post in the AE4000U forum and ask.
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Steve.. I just wanna say the speed and progress of your second build has been amazing, its all coming together very nicely..

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Well this is a long time coming but I need to get some peeps off my back.....

So as you know carpet has been installed. I will say that deciding to go with this "patterned" carpet had me a little leery at first but now that it is in I am very happy. It ties in nicely with the wall color and will be a nice contrast with the all black seating. So with out further adieu I give you carpet/install pictures.

The cool thing is my room is 13' wide so they were able to use a single piece to go from the front to the rear of the room so there are no seams. The carpet was 15' wide so it even went into the closet 2' before they had to seam it. They then "upholstered" the stage and risers separate. Note the pictures arent the best as its hard to capture as the room has gotten MUCH darker with carpet in and the ceiling black and my camera isnt the best. It seems to wash the carpet out if you will.
Screen wall view


Near door


I didnt take many pictures while they were working as I didnt want to bother/distract them, so the rest are all finished pics.




Stage Funny part here is the difference in height between step 1 and 2 was so minimal I had to take the step apart so they could wrap it as they couldnt get their staple gun under the lip. It all worked out but it was a good thing I was here.




Looking into front closet:



Riser









I also got the doors painted and installed. Still need to touch up nail holes on the trim.




So there it is carpet is in and now all signs of progress will come to a screeching halt.

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Ah, progress pictures and of carpet no less! Looks absolutely fantastic. From what I can tell you had some topnotch installers (and I should know of course) they did a great job. Very, very nice.

It is really all coming together very nicely. I like the look of the black doors/trim against the green walls very nice as well. As much as I hate to admit it, the pics were worth waiting for........almost! ;-)

Have you figured out your screen mounting dilemma yet? Sounds as though if I am following along correctly that the french cleat option might be your best bet.

Now if you can just keep your progress up to keep your thread from becoming like Hanes!

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Looks bloody brilliant, Steve! What has your wife been putting in your beer lately to get you moving so much?!

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Looking really great! The carpet was a really good choice.

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I like the look of the black doors/trim against the green walls very nice as well.
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Congrats on the carpet Steve, looks great! I know that when mine went in, it really started to finally feel like a theater and not a workshop / storage room.
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So there it is carpet is in and now all signs of progress will come to a screeching halt.

Well, if the 'lack or progress' gets too bad, you could always put in a couple of your chairs and post some updated pictures...

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Hey!

I move some wood around, clean up, and put an electrical cover on and call it progress. If Steve moves some chairs in that is bonafied progress in my book! Bring on more pics!

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Iusteve,


Great choice of carpet! Well done.
I waited an extra day - just to make sure there would really be photos here

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Great choice of carpet! Well done.
I waited an extra day - just to make sure there would really be photos here


THAT my friend is FUNNY! Glad that Steve did not disappoint you AGAIN!

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Awesome progress (reported) Steve. I really like the carpet selection and color scheme you have going on....what is the next step?

Steve, can you get a shot of the front wall centered so we can see the ceiling and carpet? (same for the rear (to see the projector cubby hole)).
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Thanks guys and like I said my camera does not do this carpet (or the wall color)justice as it seems to overexpose or wash out everything. Next step (which I am working on now)is column construction. I am doing 4 columns for the surround speakers which may or may not be a challenge to me. I am wrapping them in black fabric (to be determined later but more than likely black GOM FR701)to match the screen wall which will also be fabric over OC703 more than likely. I also have purchased a few of the custom RSH shelves for my MA rack. I got the shelf for the Emotiva and for the 360. Not sure what blu ray player or Directv box model will be in there as I have neither yet and MA is yet to have the specs to make the face plate for my new AVR. So columns and rack install taking place.


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Doug, I will "try" to get those shots but I am not sure I can get a good enough picture with my little point and shoot.

RT, Do I ever disappoint?

Craig, I too am glad you waited an extra day as I just cant do Friday updates around here anymore..noone is looking.

Brad, you are spot on. Once I got to get back in there after the carpet was down it all of the sudden was NOT a work area so anything covered in saw dust HAD to go. And now it just feels like home.

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It's been a while since I have had a chance to check things out. Awesome progress, and I love the carpet choice! Keep up the good work.

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Iusteve,

Columns; Have you resolved your height issue for the surrounds?

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Maybe he could rig up something like this for the surrounds....


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Or is that how he looked (all puckered up) after >> getting hit with the septic field project?

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