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From one Wisconsinite to another: get it done for Badger football and more importantly...a BREWER World Series!

looking good.

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Since they wouldn't let me buy Badger season tickets, maybe Ill come up to your pad for the game?

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Love the one chair theater... just you and your home theater.... you can watch anything you want... enjoy....
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Updates may be a little slow as I need to wait about a week for the carpet.
Thanks for the comments guys.


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carpet is being installed right now!!!





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Bottom stage done:



With both sets of lights on:



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Top stage done:



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If anyone is wondering the basement Carpet is a darker gray, but the iPhone 4 camera lightens it up a good deal.


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If anyone is wondering the basement Carpet is a darker gray, but the iPhone 4 camera lightens it up a good deal.

Nice.
Yes, I would suspect you would go dark.

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Ordered

Seymour AV 2.35:1 screen - 163" diagonal

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GIK Aqustical Panels
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GIK Absorption panels are in... But not installed.



Updates through out the weekend...



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Seymour AV 2.35:1 screen - 163" diagonal



Damn, my 148" diagonal 2.125:1 screen suddenly got tiny.


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Built black felt panels for the first light reflection points from the screen.





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Light from back with back panels in place...




Panels for behind the screen.






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Not 100% sure yet... Lol. But I know it's darker then the flat black walls.

The pictures don't do a good job showing the difference. But I can assure you once the project is complete I will be using a much better camera to get the final shots.


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Screen is up...

Full scope -




Panels for 16x9 -




Brightness tests -



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Once again without the pink....

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Once again without the pink....


That is awesome!!!! I love that screen! It's the same one I want for my basement. Seymour screens are hard to beat for the money. I also love how your room is completely dark. Your room looks fantastic. That image must really pop. I was wondering if you could tell me what projector you're using? I know you need a decent amount of lumens to project that large a picture. Also how far back is the projector from the screen? Thanks.
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I really appreciate the comments.

Projector: Samsung A900B
Distance: 23 1/2 feet


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I really appreciate the comments.

Projector: Samsung A900B
Distance: 23 1/2 feet
Thanks SOWK. I have been looking for someone on the theater build thread to get a screen that big so I can see what it would look like. Exactly what I thought it would:AMAZING! Alright one other question for you. How far is the first row from the screen? I see no point in getting a screen that big and then having to sit 20ft from it. I'm just hoping I can sit close enough and not see any perfs. Thanks again SOWK!
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First row 14.5 feet away. No possible way to see perforations. Even at 12 feet would be nearly impossible.


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Screen looks AWESOME. Getting the same screen and side panels, just not sure what size. You're happy with brightness I presume? How about screen height? Lastly, any pics showing speaker placement?

Great job on that screen wall.

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Screen looks AWESOME. Getting the same screen and side panels, just not sure what size. You're happy with brightness I presume? How about screen height? Lastly, any pics showing speaker placement?

Great job on that screen wall.

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Brightness I am ok with, not thrilled, but ok. Also, I do NOT use an anamorphic lens, so this takes down the brightness some as well. The projector has 330 hours on it, but I have 2 brand new bulbs as a back up.

I figure I may only get about 700 hours of use per bulb for my brightness wants.

Screen height viewable is 64" height.

Speakers are not in yet, and will be the last thing going into the theater room, so it may still be a while.

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Front left/right - Vandersteen Quatros
Center - Vandersteen VCC-5
Surround left/right - Vandersteen VSM-1
Rear left/right - Vandersteen VSM-1
Subs - 2 x Vandersteen V2W


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99% dome with the screen wall.

Multiple shots from different angels.








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First row 14.5 feet away. No possible way to see perforations. Even at 12 feet would be nearly impossible.

Wow. That's perfect. I was hoping between 13-14ft. I keep going back and forth between AT and a regular screen but I know nothing gives you that movie theater feel like an AT. Thanks again SOWK and enjoy that awesome room.
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Projector:
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Calibration:
I1 Pro



I really need to stop playing with the projector and finish the room... Lol.
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I really need to stop playing with the projector and finish the room... Lol.

Those words have been posted in these forums too many times to count.

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Acoustical Panels going up...

I will have them floating off the wall, like the one in the picture.



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