BEFORE AND AFTER
More To Come....
Funny you mentioned the seating situation. Since I made the walk through, we decided to put the love seat under the window to create a better space for the pool table. Seating is about 10 feet from the screen. The projector can go up to 120" but no without some light wash. It's a 500 lumen LED projector. We thought 90" would provide a good picture in all light. Think we would be ok at 100"?
I'll have some more picture tomorrow showing our progress.
Only issue we can't figure out is that the projector will occasionally go black for 3-5 seconds and come back of saying Found along with the resolution. We know its not the cable box because when this happens the bar TV picture is still showing. We also know its not the HDMI coming off the splitter going to the Projector because we switched the cable out HD it didn't happen. I have an inkling that it has something to do with the projector settings or an issue with the projector. Also, it only does this when watching comcast? Not when watching Apple TV Bluray. Any ideas?
Correcting a hand shake problem
Disconnect the source devices HDMI cable from the AVR and from the AVR to the HDTV. If the HDMI cable is routed from the source device directly to the HDTV disconnect the HDMI cable from the HDTV. Wait 10 to 20 minutes then reconnect the HDMI cables. IMPORTANT! Power up the AVR and HDTV completely before the source device. In most instances this should resolve the hand shake issue.
Preventing a hand shake issue from re-occurring
To prevent future hand shake issues ensure the AVR is fully powered up before the source device (sat recvr, cable box, etc.). If the HDMI cable is routed directly from the source device to the HDTV ensure the HDTV is fully powered up.
Better yet power up your AV devices in the following sequence - HDTV, AVR then cable box or satellite receiver. This process is very simple if powering up manually. When using a remote you can achieve the same result by programing in power up time delay for the source device.
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Great build out. I'm impressed how closely the final product came out to the rendered images in your mock-up. I'm also impressed that you actually hit the desired completion date! If you tell me you came out below budget, I'll have to hire you to do my theater! :-)
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Turns out that it was not an HDMI handshake issue! It was because we had the projector keystone set to auto correct. That, combined with the fact that this is in the basement and occasionally people are walking around upstairs, meant that whenever the projector shook, even if undetectable by our eyes, the keystone autocorrection kicked in, blacked the screen out for a few seconds while it adjusted, and brought back the picture! We turned the auto correction off and it hasn't happened once since then!
We also have a bunch more stuff down there now like a wet bar, fridge, and dim-able LEDs under the bar!