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BTW - What's your drop dead date for having the theater up and running?
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DAMN! I'm selling all my speakers and subs now!

The iNuke BOOM iPod dock from Behringer.

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I could DIY something similar for 3k though......
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DaveN [on the forum] lives in Williamston; a few miles east of you [ok - a lot of miles east of you]. He went from Theta to Meridian in a big way a couple of years ago. I'll see if I can get the two of you hooked up; assuming you don't know each other already.

The Meridian speakers are really amazing. I'm proud to own them. Send him on over to the thread!

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BTW - What's your drop dead date for having the theater up and running?

I'm not falling into THAT trap! Hopefully I'll be able to watch a movie in there by May but we'll see.

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*want*

I could DIY something similar for 3k though....

I thought you might get a kick out of that one... I wonder if they are using the digital output of the iPod or not (like the Wadia dock). If they're running the fixed analog output then I'll be disappointed. I wanted to get one of those Wadia docks and plug it directly into one of the Meridians.
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I'm not falling into THAT trap! Hopefully I'll be able to watch a movie in there by May but we'll see.

The Force is strong with this one. He was even smart enough to avoid specifying May of which year!

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And deftly avoided using the "F" word (finished).
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The Force is strong with this one. He was even smart enough to avoid specifying May of which year!

He must have paid attention to you at some point. Never, ever, EVER give out a HARD completion date, the natives WILL eat you alive.

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And deftly avoided using the "F" word (finished).

You scared me just for a moment! Ha!

If any one watched the video linked to above what struck me the most was that the reported doesn't have any idea how much a ton weighs. Hmmmmm....

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he must be a project manager of some sort
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The Force is strong with this one. He was even smart enough to avoid specifying May of which year!

Ninja skills!
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he must be a project manager of some sort

Who, me? Hehe... Self-directed programmer. Much worse.

"why are you just browsing the web?!"
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My wife and son and I just had an impromptu dance party down in the theatre. Awesome. This is what the room is all about. Family fun. Biggest smile on my face in a while. :-)
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You knew this was coming....

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How did you get the footage off my camera?!?!!
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"Honey, where are the paintbrushes I was using in the theatre?"

"Check the freezer."

"..."
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Who's got two thumbs and learned to patch big holes in drywall?!




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Ok,

I know with the two posts above there is a story in there somewhere, but do I want to know what it is?

Hmmm.......I don't really know.

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Ok,

I know with the two posts above there is a story in there somewhere, but do I want to know what it is?

Hmmm.......I don't really know.

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Hahaha, TOTALLY unrelated.

I was planning to paint the corner that has the door with the glass in it. I then got down there and remembered that I had these two holes to patch in the drywall. I cut them out months ago to locate the CATV feed for the house when we first moved in and thought that I should just finally patch the suckers before I broke out the paint. Have you gathered yet that I'm just a wee bit scatterbrained?!
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I thought I would share a quick funny story with you. I was doodling around here on the AVS Forum last night on my laptop when my wife asked to use the laptop to check her e-mail and do a couple of things. I said no problem and went to the kitchen (open concept to our family room) to make a little snack.

A few minutes later I heard the music you used for your stage construction video. My ears immediately perked up in recognition of such a unique song and without even thinking about it I asked her if she was watching those time lapse home theater construction videos. Her response.... "What are your talking about? I am watching otters chase a butterfly!!!" I said, "Oh, I guess that makes sense?????!!!" Meanwhile both of us really didn't know what the heck the other was talking about. Then she showed me what she was watching:



She was busting my balls all night for even thinking that she was watching home theater construction videos!
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Now that there's funny!!
I can appreciate that particular ball-bustin you got.

My better half sees me in front of the PC with AVS construction stuff, and she just walks away shaking her head, mumbling something about "better stuff to do"

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That is too funny! That is the downside of using creative commons music!
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But I have to admit that I like the otter chasing video a lot! LOL!
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Now that there's funny!!
I can appreciate that particular ball-bustin you got.

My better half sees me in front of the PC with AVS construction stuff, and she just walks away shaking her head, mumbling something about "better stuff to do"

Mrs. RTROSE will usually ask "what are you looking at?" when I have the laptop, however she usually stops mid-sentence with "why do I even ask?"

I have to admit though that the otters are priceless. Very funny. Oh, and good music too!

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Look what showed up at work today! Yeah! A whole metric buttload of Lutron switches, dimmers, outlets, and wall plates! All of this is bound for the theatre. I decided to hold off on the Grafik Eye for the time being. These Diva dimmers are compatible with CFL and LED loads. Woohoo! All of the finishes are satin "Midnight" which I have found to be very handsome in the room already.



Work is on hold for a little while since my wife and I decided to redo our living room. We're scraping the popcorn off the ceiling, painting the walls and ceiling, and installing new crown molding. I'm tired just thinking about it!
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Yes, no home theater build is quite complete without otters!!

Wives, jobs, children, other rooms in the house - all distractions from the real priority of building your home theater and posting pics for the natives on the AVS Forum! What gives?

Seriously though, good luck with your other projects. In case you don't already know, you can use a pump sprayer with clean water to saturate the popcorn on the ceiling. Let it soak in 5-10 minutes and it should just easily scrape right off with a putty knife (the larger the better!). Hopefully the mudding work done underneath will allow you a simple skim coat for problem areas before priming, but it is always a crap shoot as to what lies underneath.

How did the soffit painting turn out? Have you started milling the MDF and setting it to the side for later installation? Keep up the great work!
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Yes, no home theater build is quite complete without otters!!

Wives, jobs, children, other rooms in the house - all distractions from the real priority of building your home theater and posting pics for the natives on the AVS Forum! What gives?

Seriously though, good luck with your other projects. In case you don't already know, you can use a pump sprayer with clean water to saturate the popcorn on the ceiling. Let it soak in 5-10 minutes and it should just easily scrape right off with a putty knife (the larger the better!). Hopefully the mudding work done underneath will allow you a simple skim coat for problem areas before priming, but it is always a crap shoot as to what lies underneath.

How did the soffit painting turn out? Have you started milling the MDF and setting it to the side for later installation? Keep up the great work!

Thanks for the tip but I am already WELL versed in the fine art of popcorn ceiling removal. I haven't edited that video yet but I'll prove that I've done it in the theatre soon!

Of all the rooms I've done in the house so far none has required more than a superficial skim coat of mud on problem areas. We're going outside my comfort zone on the living room and painting the ceiling a very light blue. The sample I painted looks good but I'm a little concerned about how well it hides imperfections. The walls will be a very light grey with a hint of sand color.

I painted 50% of the soffit frames and then decided to stop. I'm not sure if I'm going to seal the soffits with drywall or with fabric panels. I want to measure the room with and without treatment first. Currently half of the room has black soffit frames and the other half doesn't.

I haven't started milling the panels yet. Too busy. I haven't even made the measurements yet!
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Oh, I have been there too. The "other projects besides the theater" place several times in fact. Having worked on the basement for over four and a half years other things are bound to come up for sure. The most time consuming project was easily replacing ALL of the doors in the house. The hardest (possessed by the devil himself) project was easily the main stairway. It looks fantastic but I still shudder when I think about it.

Good luck with your living room. Sounds like you have a good start. I understand your hesitation with the ceiling and little to no texture as a "flat" surface is very unforgiving of imperfections.

Looking forward to your next video installment.

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Update! We've got light! The 12/2 that has been hanging out of the ceiling and walls is now nestled all snug in 4-gang boxes and attached to spiffy new dimmers (above). I now have, as designed, four dimmers controlling the overheads, sides, rear, and behind-the-screen lights. Mucho lumens.

Now to go do some more drywall work...

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Oh, I have been there too. The "other projects besides the theater" place several times in fact. Having worked on the basement for over four and a half years other things are bound to come up for sure.

Misery loves company!

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The most time consuming project was easily replacing ALL of the doors in the house. The hardest (possessed by the devil himself) project was easily the main stairway. It looks fantastic but I still shudder when I think about it.



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Good luck with your living room. Sounds like you have a good start. I understand your hesitation with the ceiling and little to no texture as a "flat" surface is very unforgiving of imperfections.

Thanks! I'm sure it will be fine. My wife is an amazing painter and DIYer. She's doing 99% of that project.

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Looking forward to your next video installment.

Don't hold your breath! I DID just get a promo video for Maker Faire North Carolina in the can so the next installment of my theatre is the next video in line to be worked on.
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Ahem...



Beastaudio brought over two Lilmike Cinema F-20 cabinets today. They eclipse the sun. Awesome.
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What a way to introduce you newest addition(s) to the theater. That was awesome. Well done!

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