RobZ's Cozy Theater Room - Page 6 - AVS | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #151 of 163 Old 06-11-2013, 05:08 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
RobZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 3,637
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 55 Post(s)
Liked: 24
RobZ is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #152 of 163 Old 06-13-2013, 08:44 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
RobZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 3,637
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 55 Post(s)
Liked: 24
This evening I pulled out the lamp on my RS20 (original lamp with less than 800 hours) and cleaned the prism with a Lenspen and lens wipes. There was a fine coat of film covering the prism. I fired up the projector and instantly noticed the increase in light. Its always great when you can do an easy tweak and see results.
RobZ is online now  
post #153 of 163 Old 06-19-2013, 03:29 PM
Senior Member
 
snowkarver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 409
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked: 42
Beautiful space Rob - love the ceiling and grey color scheme. I plan on a similar palette.

Just how bad is the pincushioning, and what screen are you using? I'll be doing a 115" wide 2.35 through a Panamorph from approximately 10' back and expect a similar result. To partially compensate, I decided to go with a curved screen, but also know that its standard 40' radius will be insufficient to completely eliminate the problem.

Theater for Hobbits 1.0 - One of the smallest-ever (13' x 8' x 6'8") AVS builds!

Theater for Hobbits 2.0 - AVS HT of the Month - This time it's 2.35 CIH in a 10' x 10' alcove!

snowkarver is offline  
post #154 of 163 Old 06-19-2013, 06:41 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
RobZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 3,637
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 55 Post(s)
Liked: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by snowkarver View Post

Beautiful space Rob - love the ceiling and grey color scheme. I plan on a similar palette.

Just how bad is the pincushioning, and what screen are you using? I'll be doing a 115" wide 2.35 through a Panamorph from approximately 10' back and expect a similar result. To partially compensate, I decided to go with a curved screen, but also know that its standard 40' radius will be insufficient to completely eliminate the problem.

Thanks. I have the image zoomed out slightly to minimize the pincushioning but once the film is on I don't think twice about it. I'm not even considering a curved screen. For me, the visible pixels from being so close is more of a concern but I plan to upgrade soon. My lens to screen is barely more than yours and this is a 136" wide screen. I wouldn't decrease the size of my screen to reduce the pincushioning if given an option. The image is completely immersive.

On the subject of pixel visibility, I took the Darbee out of the chain because it started developing sync issues. Pixel visibility has decreased along with the perceived sharpness. I have an earlier version of the Darblet so it will go in for firmware upgrade under warranty.
RobZ is online now  
post #155 of 163 Old 07-09-2013, 10:34 AM
Senior Member
 
ScAndal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Minneapolis, MN USA
Posts: 425
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Liked: 26
RobZ,

Can you let me know what model/brand carpet that is?
ScAndal is offline  
post #156 of 163 Old 07-09-2013, 11:17 AM
Advanced Member
 
djkest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 725
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Liked: 34
You know you could pull those seals off your door and spray paint them and the screw heads dark brown so they don't stick out as much visually, right? Just an idea. I realize it would be additional work.
djkest is offline  
post #157 of 163 Old 07-22-2013, 09:41 AM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
RobZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 3,637
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 55 Post(s)
Liked: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by ScAndal View Post

RobZ,

Can you let me know what model/brand carpet that is?

Its Martha Stewart Winterthur in black from Home Depot
RobZ is online now  
post #158 of 163 Old 07-22-2013, 09:43 AM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
RobZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 3,637
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 55 Post(s)
Liked: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by djkest View Post

You know you could pull those seals off your door and spray paint them and the screw heads dark brown so they don't stick out as much visually, right? Just an idea. I realize it would be additional work.

One of these days I'll get to the darkening of the details of the room. They don't stand out but I'll eventually get to them. I also need to paint the registers and return grill.
RobZ is online now  
post #159 of 163 Old 03-03-2015, 01:18 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
RobZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 3,637
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 55 Post(s)
Liked: 24
I haven't done much to the theater but recently added more Soundsuede panels (ATS Acoustics). I also placed an order for a JVC RS4910 to replace my RS20. Now I'm on the hunt for a screen to replace the damaged 2.8 HP. I'm undecided whether to go standard 2.35:1 Stewart ST130 or something curved.
RobZ is online now  
post #160 of 163 Old 03-24-2015, 06:43 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
RobZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 3,637
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 55 Post(s)
Liked: 24
Screen replacement on the way. I ordered a custom sized 2.40:1 (recommended by Panamorph: http://www.panamorph.com/wp-content/...YS_Manual1.pdf) screen:
Da-Lite 56.9 x 136.5 2.40:1 aspect HD Progressive 1.3 Gain Cinema Contour (basically a custom cut from the 148 in diagonal 2.35:1). So I will keep the 1:1 viewing distance:screen width.

The BASH amp on my Ultra gave out so I ordered a replacement 1000 watt DSP controlled Sledge along with a second SVS PB13 Ultra in piano black. Because SVS has a very good 45 day in-home trial I'm going to run this combo in a couple configurations (two beneath the screen and other will be one in front and one in back). I also have dual MBM-12's from Hsu but I'm probably going to get enough mid bass output from whichever dual sub system I opt for so these will likely go after all. If I decide I want "more" (than dual Ultras) I'm looking at the following options:

1.Dual JTR Captivator S2 (4 x 18's sealed)
2.Dual JTR Captivator 2400 (2 x 18's ported)
3.Dual Seaton Submersive HP master/slave (4 x 15's sealed)
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Subwoofer SubM.jpg
Views:	8
Size:	205.4 KB
ID:	623065   Click image for larger version

Name:	subwoofer Captivator-S2-angle-mod.jpg
Views:	9
Size:	353.7 KB
ID:	623073   Click image for larger version

Name:	Subwoofer _2011Captivator2.jpg
Views:	9
Size:	42.6 KB
ID:	623081  

Last edited by RobZ; 03-24-2015 at 06:53 PM.
RobZ is online now  
post #161 of 163 Old 03-25-2015, 11:56 AM
AVS Special Member
 
DavidK442's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 1,368
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 208 Post(s)
Liked: 138
Always liked your room. Glad to see an update. Did the new JVC come in?
Wanting more than dual Ultras in a 14'X15' room with your seats up against the wall?
Isn't that like "wanting" organ damage?
DavidK442 is offline  
post #162 of 163 Old 03-25-2015, 05:37 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
RobZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 3,637
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 55 Post(s)
Liked: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by DavidK442 View Post
Always liked your room. Glad to see an update. Did the new JVC come in?
Wanting more than dual Ultras in a 14'X15' room with your seats up against the wall?
Isn't that like "wanting" organ damage?

Thanks. Yes the 4910 is up and doing well. No more visible pixels, better contrast, but my calibrated RS20 had better skin tones. I have about 3 ft of space from back of the seat to the wall but who knows, I may eventually fill that back space with subs

The world of HT bass is pretty intense these days and new better performing subs popping up. So far I'm really looking at sealed subs.


Possibly a pair of T-18's: 6 x 18's and 8000 watts vs. the Ultras: 2x 13.5 and 2000 watts. Yeah this hobby is crazy.
RobZ is online now  
post #163 of 163 Old Today, 07:20 PM
Senior Member
 
femi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Smyrna, GA
Posts: 330
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
Liked: 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by RobZ View Post
Thanks. Yes the 4910 is up and doing well. No more visible pixels, better contrast, but my calibrated RS20 had better skin tones. I have about 3 ft of space from back of the seat to the wall but who knows, I may eventually fill that back space with subs

The world of HT bass is pretty intense these days and new better performing subs popping up. So far I'm really looking at sealed subs.


Possibly a pair of T-18's: 6 x 18's and 8000 watts vs. the Ultras: 2x 13.5 and 2000 watts. Yeah this hobby is crazy.
was there a big different going from RS20 to 4910?
femi is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply Dedicated Theater Design & Construction

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off