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post #31 of 55 Old 10-15-2012, 06:28 PM
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Man, I am looking at your total cost for what your finished product is and I'm amazed! Great work! My cost of speakers alone is almost that amount and makes me question everything.
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David,

I remember seeing your thread when you had just started. I am really impressed with how it turned out. It looks great. I'm also very happy to hear that you use it regularly. Congrats and continue enjoying your room!
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Do you find your screen large enough? I have been considering a 105-108 wide 2.35 screen but not sure if that is big enough?

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Yes, still trying to convince myself to get started on a room either above garage or basement. It's only been two years!!! LOL.

I know I can get room above garage done easier, cheaper and probably by myself but with compromises such as a smaller screen. As for basement it would be way better, but cost more, take longer and I would probably have to hire it out. That's why I am still stuck and haven't done crap yet... ;(

I was planning at least 10ft away for seating distance based on what I read about the screen material on that thread. That's why I'm concerned about screen size so much as I will be watching tons of sports in 16:9, which of course would be smaller then 105wide, thinking it will be approx 80 wide by 45 high. Which would be around 92" diagonal.

If I just hit that powerball last week none of this would of been a concern of mine...smile.gif

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Yes, still trying to convince myself to get started on a room either above garage or basement. It's only been two years!!! LOL.
I know I can get room above garage done easier, cheaper and probably by myself but with compromises such as a smaller screen. As for basement it would be way better, but cost more, take longer and I would probably have to hire it out. That's why I am still stuck and haven't done crap yet... ;(
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If I just hit that powerball last week none of this would of been a concern of mine...smile.gif

+1! Abundant funding sure is the cure to procrastination!

I think we need an "AVSForum Team" Powerball and MegaMillions group play to win about $30k each for all our modest home theater dreams!
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tbraden32: A bit unorthodoxed but given the sloped ceiling you could do an upside down "T" shaped screen to maximize both 2.39 and 16:9. Shouldn't be too difficult to rig up masking from top down and sides in so the odd ball shape isn't obvious. Just a thought. Sad to live without a theater for 2 years of deliberation. Let's see a build thread in the New Year!


David,

That is an interesting idea, will have to look into that more. Panels would not be to difficult to make, but wonder how hard it would be to setup the PJ to fill the screen correctly. I have been looking at the Panny or JVC lines so I can use the zoom method.

As for living without a HT, my 2 and 4 year old boys are not upset.

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And sorry for the post in your thread BTW.

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Absolutely AWESOME!!!

BTW tbraden32
Awesome year Ohio State had even though they didn't get to go to a bowl game.
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Wow you did a great job utilizing your space. I love the old gear it looks so cool and probably sounds awsome.

I was around the same cost of your thearter untill I bought the TV, Receiver Towers and surrounds (+$4200). But like you I also collected some gear over time, like my sub and center speaker, and my back speakers are from my old sony 5.1 receiver.
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Hi David, I was re-reading your thread and saw your cabinet handles are similar to mine. I've found their length makes it very obvious if they aren't mounted level. A few practice runs have not gone well.... Any tips?
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Great work on those Bass traps! I remember the difference I experienced after mine went in. You will be happy.

Nice clean work David! Congrats again.
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David, I your HT is absolutely gorgeous! I love the wood accents with the black walls. Fantastic build and it just goes to show you that even if you don't have a large room to work with, you can still have a killer setup on a very modest budget.
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Things they are a chang'n, so this build thread isn't entirely relevant anymore.
Deleted everything but a completion shot.
For a variety of reasons, mainly sound proofing and gaining a longer projector throw distance I am seriously contemplate scrapping the current theater and rebuilding it a different corner of the basement. Very difficult to make that decision given the cost of starting over and the fact that the room I already have makes everyone else in the house happy but me.



I LOVE the trim colors you chose. Thats the exact look I am going for with the wood in my build. BLOOD red! wink.gif Did you stain the wood yourself? Which stain did you use? How many coats? Did you add any layers of glossy sealants after the staining? I found a cabernet that looks like that but I havent tested it yet.

My First Build Ever in progress
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Wow, just seeing your build now. You did an amazing job with your room, very nice
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Great theater! I love seeing small budget theaters like mine.
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Check out my just over $5K theater build thread
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Great build David I bet even just a couple years later your still enjoying it day to day. Also thanks for stopping by my build months back. Wow the time just goes right on by. Seems faster and faster lately.
I finally got the carpet picked out and installed. It was costly but nothing like it could have been and that I spoke about in my thread. I'll play catch up soon and post some more pictures of its progress.
It's been a year sense you posted about working on your subs for the corners. How are they coming along? Any pictures to post would be great.

Have fun,

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Look what my wonderful wife bought for our main bathroom! (Feb 2015)
Where did you wife get these from? Very cool!!!!
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Ordered them from Candykiller. Here is the link.

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Since my build thread has been bumped anyway I might as well give a brief update.

It has been 5 years since setting the room up for projection and the wife and I, and to a lesser extent our children, have had countless hours of enjoyment. My only regret is that I didn't take a closer look at the space available in my basement at the time so now I am pretty much locked into a room with limited throw distance. This of course limits maximum screen size or projector selection and also means that seating is crammed up against one wall which detracts to some extent from the surround effect.

There have been a few upgrades along the way:
Projector:
Original Acer 5360 (?) 720p projector replaced with the BenQ 1070. - Better, but not the night and day upgrade one would think. Having accurate colors and more resolution is great, but with mediocre contrast the picture is only going to be so so.

Speakers:
Standard dome tweeter "hi-fi" front L-C-R speakers replaced with Behringer B215XL's. - Again, better, but not the awe inspiring change I was hoping for. I guess the old hi-fi's were decent speakers after all, especially in my small room.

Subs:
I started with a $500 Paradigm DSP3100 10" ported sub and now have four largish ported DIY subs with 12" drivers powered by a Behringer NU3000DSP amp. - This was definitely a significant upgrade. For roughly $1000 I have deep, powerful bass in every seat in the room. The old Paradigm did surprisingly well, and I still drag it outside for outdoor movie night, but it can't hold a candle to the DIY setup.

For the past two months sadly my little theater has been in shambles. The rest of the basement is undergoing renovation and piles of temporarily displaced "stuff" has spilled over into my sanctuary. Soon all will back to normal, and then likely in the new year it will be time to give the theater a face lift. A new floor and new seating are top on the list.

Thanks for checking in.
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Ordered them from Candykiller. Here is the link.

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Awesome, thanks for posting this, I was about to ask myself. Great Theatre, and a great gift from your wife.

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Ordered them from Candykiller. Here is the link.

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Thank you!!!
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Ordered them from Candykiller. Here is the link.

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I just ordered four posters. Do you know where your wife got the picture frames? Looking at the dimensions of the poster they are a unusual size.
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From a local craft store called Michael's. The frames are designed so that the picture is sandwiched between glass in-front and behind allowing the wall color to show through as a border. We actually painted our bathroom that steel blue color to match all the pictures.


Hope you like the prints when they arrive.
I have a Michael's down the street from my house. Thank you so much!!!
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Glad you are still poking around your thread David. Yours was one I've used as inspiration for my 13x13 build; gorgeous work.

I too have my seats all the way to the back of the rear wall. How have you found your sound treatments to have helped with this big but unavoidable issue?

Thanks!
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