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post #211 of 237 Old 08-20-2014, 09:01 PM - Thread Starter
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Carpet is in!
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It looks good in the photo, but I bet it looks fantastic in person.
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Looks really nice. What screen size and Projector. And what Movie will be your first showing. Excellent work Jefftr.
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Thanks!

The camera I was using kept flashing and it's amazing how different the carpet looks in the pics. In reality it's much darker and the lighter lines are much subtler.
@hotpepper - Screen is 120" wide 2.35:1 from Falcon screens. Highly recommended - great customer service and easy assembly (even for a noob!) Projector is a JVC RS46 - came this week, just waiting for the mount (Monday)
The first movie not sure - first showing will be Ep 1 of Firefly on BluRay!
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Finished front panels this weekend - velvet sure looks nice.
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Ceiling mount arrived today - installed post-haste
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So it appears the HDMI cable I ran through the tube to the projector is dead. If was a bitch to run in the first place and has quite the circuitous path. I doubt the cable can be repaired. Any suggestions?
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can you use it to pull another one? they are directional did you run it the right way? Not that that helps now.
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How about a wireless solution?
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can you use it to pull another one? they are directional did you run it the right way? Not that that helps now.
That's what I'm thinking too.
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That's what I'm thinking too.
I ran my HDMI and pre drywall looked and the end and said oh crap this end says input. Funny thing I ran 2 and both were wrong.
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Yeah - someone else mentioned the directional problem but Bill is right - doesn't matter either way - I have to pull a new cable which I'm worried won't make it through the circuitous route.

But oh well - not like I have a choice!!
@gibroni - I don't think my projector can do wireless HDMI - is it even reliable enough anyways?
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did you run some CAT 5 or 6 to the location monoprice and smart home have some good inverters I think that is what they are called.
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I actually did run Cat 6 to the projector and that appears to be working. Didn't know about inverters - I will check it out, thanks.
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Are you going to manually switch between 16:9 and scope? I wanted the Epson or the JVC projector, but ended up with the Panny because of price and the lens memory feature.

Nice theater.
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http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_i...seq=1&format=2

Do these really work as well as an HDMI cable?
Shrug, I doubt it. Judging by the reviews they are very hit or miss.

Look up an HDBaseT solution. Those only require one cable, and are very reliable. Cons are they are expensive, and require a box at both ends.

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@Wahoo - haven't delved too much into the features of the projector yet but from my reading this model also has a lens memory feature. Figuring it out is another matter....
@jeeper - thanks for the info. I'll try pulling some new cables through first.
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So not only am I a noob - I'm also an idiot!!!

Thurs night my new cables came and my wife was helping me to run them. However, she noticed when I pulled on the projector HDMI the cable labelled riser was moving @ the equipment rack!! Doh!!!!
So the cables actually work when connected (and/or labeled) correctly!
In celebration my wife and I plopped down and watched Terminator in BD (one of my all-time favorites). And last night she couldn't sleep - popped in Pacific Rim.

Amazing quality - she kept saying she couldn't believe how clear this was. She didn't expect this level of clarity from a projector. (I also received a Darbee that I bought here and had just attached that - don't know if that made a difference?)

And I know there are many bass-o-philes here and maybe I'm a wimp but I had the bass turned up all the way and had to turn it down for Pacific Rim! And I only have 1 SW.

Still waiting on the chairs - got held up in Illinois and should be here Wed or Thur.
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That is great. There are other things to do when wife can't sleep
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Lumber run yesterday, they even had some pre-curved plywood!




Also the rope light came last week but didn't come with the clips (Doh!) which are on their way. Does anyone have a good reference on how to cut these? Or know where I can find a "professional erector" as the instructions so helpfully explain?




And last night started work on stage. Got the initial framing done (by hand, BIG! I have no framing gun...) but need the padding that goes between the wall and the frame.

Where did you get the rope light
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https://www.1000bulbs.com/category/blue-rope-light/ - mine were the incandescence.

Look at the LEDs as well - they are more expensive but apparently brighter.
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Early on last year I couldn't get any HDMI signal at my PJ. It worked on the small tv off the receiver. I checked all the connections . . . except the one on the ceiling HDMI plate. Sometimes it is something simple
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So I've been slow in posting the latest pictures - BECAUSE I'VE BEEN WATCHING MOVIES!!!!!!
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BECAUSE I'VE BEEN WATCHING MOVIES!!!!!!
Hey - eyes on the ball, man!

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Oh I've been watching football - no worries!
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