I'd be watching movies wearing headphones, sitting on camping chairs, drinking cheap beer. That'd be the good life.
Epson released details on the their new projector lineup.....pretty lame, actually. Slightly better contrast ratio, but same brightness, features and gizmos for about the same price. No appreciable improvements whatsoever:
I went back and read to the bottom of that article. Looks like they added a few flame throwers to lineup!
We can pass around a tin cup for your projector fund.................................
I'll bet the farm you'll find something which will light up that behemoth screen of yours! Patience is the greatest virtue!!
Alms, alms for the poor!
I'm not worried about it. Like you said, I've got plenty of time to find a projector.
For a bit of an update. Mostly bad news. The new Fantech fan came in, so I was anxious to get it installed. My REW measurements were the first sign that things were not going well. I immediately noticed that the noise measurements were drastically different than what I'd been seeing before. I went ahead and measured the Fantech once I had it mounted (not connected), and then went back and measured the Panasonic sitting in the floor. The spectrum of the two fans is quite similar now. Either my current measurements are not accurate, or the previous measurements were completely off. Either way, what I have so far is not of much use until I figure out what happened.
Now, the worst part is the fan is just as noisy as the Panasonic. It's the same low frequency rumbling that heard with the Panasonic, and it may even be a little louder outside the room.
If there's a bright side to all this, I think I've figured out the source. This fan does not seem to be as well balanced as the Panasonic. I can actually feel a vibration in the wall of the dead vent. The next step will likely be to put the Panasonic back in, and isolate it from the framing with a some IB-3 brackets. It might be a while before I do it, though. I'm pretty fed up with the hole ventilation business
I also got the holes for my perimeter lights cut, and I've pulled the wire in for them as well. I need to finalize my cable routing and finish that up so I can schedule my electrical rough-in.
Finally making some progress on the theater.... I mean house
In theater news, we got the scaled drawings back, and the room is long enough that we added a hallway at the front with an access through the bathroom (thanks for the suggestions everyone!).
I realize the rest of this is not theater related, but we're so glad finally be moving dirt that I can't help myself.
We finally have a driveway (of sorts, anyway)
And that Cat is sitting about where the house will be. That thing pushed down a 70' oak tree like it was pushing over a coat rack. I hated to lose any trees, but we were careful to put the house where we would lose mostly sweet gum trees and other trees that were either diseased or damaged. The oak had three trunks, and one was hollow at the base, so it would have been at risk for falling anyway.
Nice area where do you live?
With regards to the theater, the cost of his treatment was substantial. I don't regret a penny of it, but spending on the theater is largely on hold for now. So I don't expect updates of any consequence anytime soon.
I'm sure you'll be finding work to do on the theater before you know it.
"Too much is almost enough. Anything in life worth doing is worth overdoing. Moderation is for cowards."
Boxers are the best with kids. I have 2 kids under 4 and they do the same thing to my boxer as your kids did to yours. My wife and I adopted our boxer from rockin p rescue out of Alabama. We live in GA if my screen name didn't give it away. Angie, who runs the rescue, is wonderful. I know it's too early, but if you're thinking about expanding your family again take a look at rockin p.
My living room budget build: Samsung PN51E530 / Denon AVR1613 / DefTech PC1000 / DefTech PM60 / DefTech ProSub 60 / Dayton Sub1200
Some people have a hard time understanding losing a pet can be just like loosing a family member....................my wife being one of those.
Two years ago, we had a 16 year old Siamese cat who was like a child to me................when he became ill, the vet bills were getting out of hand! My wife just wanted to put him under which I refused.......................I was fortunate to enjoy him for a year after his initial diagnosis yet still to this day my wife keeps jabbing me on those vet expenses. With my wife growing up on a ranch........................in her opinion, animals come and go like the wind.
Once again, sorry to hear about your misfortunes........................................
Totally understand trying everything you can to save them.
When "Jedi", my 11 year old black lab suddenly went ill 2 years ago, the local vet did what they could. Being 1 hour from MSU Lansing Michigan we took him there, as they have premier Vet school.
He deserved the best, money comes and goes, we can't take it with us so best used on all our loved ones.
We've since gotten 2 new dogs, both from local shelter.
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I've been amazed by the response from the people on this forum, not just in my thread, but also through PMs. On a personal level it's been very helpful for me to know that I'm not the only man to get attached to his dog. I really can't overstate how much accepting that has helped me deal with this.
The kindness shown by this community has not been limited to me. One member sent my kids a book to help them understand the loss of our dog. An amazing act of kindness from someone I've never met in person.
AVS is an amazing community, and I'm grateful to be a part of it.
That's right! That's a Cineslide for my A-lens. I've been watching eBay for months looking for an automated slide to simplify my hush box. It's pretty rare to see a used one on eBay at a reasonable price, so I gave Scott (GetGray here on the forum) a call on a whim just to see what a Cineslide would cost. Well, the man is awesome! I made it clear that I'm piecing my theater together with equipment from the bargain bins, and he still spent an hour on the phone with me talking about all sorts of HT related topics. Everything from slides, to projectors, to fabric, and acoustic treatments. As far as the slide goes, It turns out he had a C-stock slide laying around that he's used for testing. According to Scott it was the "ugly" one in the shop, and he agreed to part with it. I'm fine with ugly since it'll be in the hushbox, anyway, although I have to admit it looks perfect to me
The bad news for you guys is it was the only C-stock slide he had. I got lucky, and I'm glad I called. He said he does occasionally get B-stock slides with some minor cosmetic issues if you're interested.
If you have some HT purchases on the horizon, I'd highly recommend you give Scott a call. He has a lot more stuff than just A-lens slides, and he has great customer support!
In other news, no pictures but I have done a little more prewiring in the theater. Most of the high voltage electrical rough-in is done. I just need to finalize the step light locations. I also need to pull all the speaker wire since it will be routed in my riser. Then I'll be ready for my inspection. I've also ordered all my dimmers for the theater, and they should get here this week. Unfortunately, I have very little time to spend on the theater, and it seems like every weekend between now and Christmas is already packed!
That's right! That's a Cineslide for my A-lens. I've been watching eBay for months looking for an automated slide to simplify my hush box. It's pretty rare to see a used one on eBay at a reasonable price, so I gave Scott (GetGray here on the forum) a call on a whim just to see what a Cineslide would cost. Well, the man is awesome! I made it clear that I'm piecing my theater together with equipment from the bargain bins, and he still spent an hour on the phone with me talking about all sorts of HT related topics. Everything from slides, to projectors, to fabric, and acoustic treatments.
Good to see you back updating the thread after your recent sad news.
I second your remarks about Scott (GetGray) - one of the nicest guys on AVS.
I look forward to continuing lurking here and following your continued development of your fabulous HT!
The Moving Pictures Theater Construction Thread:
Houston GTG - Summer 2014