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patrickwebb's Avatar patrickwebb
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Question .... did you staple around the wall outlets to secure the fabric, or did you only cut a hole in the material at the outlets for access? Also, will you sconces completly cover the opening, or are you planning on some form of trim?
I did staple around the wall outlet on the left wall and I am hoping that the wall plate will cover the staples. As i was doing it, i questioned if it would look ok, i will need to revisit the outlet and give you an answer on how it turns out. As to the sconces, I did staple there also, i plan on making the sconces large enough to cover them.
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Patrick:

What is the screen size you settled on?
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Two tone - all the way.

It will give you much more of a "floating" effect with the screen set into the screen wall - a sense of depth.

Randy
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Originally posted by CPanther95
Patrick:

What is the screen size you settled on?
96" diag
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I'd say two-tone as well.
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I say go for all black fabric on the screen wall. The two tone so close to the screen would be too distracting imo. There's nothing that creates image punch like a completely black screen wall.
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I played with some lighting enhancements, and here is low lighting shots that can kind of give you close to movie watching lighting...

2 tone...

http://thewebbspot.com/stl-web/galle..._dim.sized.jpg

black...

http://thewebbspot.com/stl-web/galle..._dim.sized.jpg
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another vote for black
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Another vote for black here. This would move any potentially (more) reflective surfaces further out of the field of view. IMHO, this would give you a more immersive experience.
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black
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Both look good if WAF is an issue - but I think Black gives a much more "picture floating" effect than the 2-tone which pretty much defines the screen area.
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Black!
Anthony Cler's Avatar Anthony Cler
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Looks great!

What are your room dimensions?
patrickwebb's Avatar patrickwebb
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Looks great!

What are your room dimensions?
Final dimensions after drywall and fabric end up being 19'4"X 13'4"X 7' 10" .
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Count my vote for black!
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Black also.
Brett Wilson's Avatar Brett Wilson
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I vote for black too - as Cpt Randy said, it will give a much better impression of the image floating there.

- Brett
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Hard to tell from the photos - is there any space between the screen wall and the procenieum? Take a look at my construction photos and you can see they look pretty similar.

I'm strongly for a black screen wall, but the two tone on your procenieum.

Randy
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Black
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Originally posted by CptnRandy
Hard to tell from the photos - is there any space between the screen wall and the procenieum? Take a look at my construction photos and you can see they look pretty similar.

I'm strongly for a black screen wall, but the two tone on your procenieum.

Randy
Yes, Randy, there is about a 4" space.
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I like the black also.
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I vote for black as well!
patrickwebb's Avatar patrickwebb
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Thanks to all for giving your opinions. I think i am going to temporarily put up the 2 tone and then watch some movie clips and then do the same test with all black. My wife is definitely pushing all black, but i just think the 2 tone will give it a nicer look without comprimising the movie viewing.

BTW, i had my htpc up and running this weekend, with full audio and it was so great to finally get a feel for what it is going to be like in a few more weeks. My daughter loved watching Nemo!
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Another vote for black....The two-tone is a distraction to me, at least judging from your pics.

Great theater, BTW.
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My wife is definitely pushing all black, but i just think the 2 tone will give it a nicer look without comprimising the movie viewing.

It is your theatre and your choice (and if you are not sure, I guess that is the best way about it) but on a slightly different subject, I guess you are not showing this thread to your wife :)
patrickwebb's Avatar patrickwebb
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I guess you are not showing this thread to your wife
No, I told her that I asked for everyone's opinion on the matter. I value her opinion as well, but I hold all artistic control on this room. :D
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YEAH!!!, What he said.
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I'll throw my vote in for the two-tone up to the screen. From an aesthetic point of view, I think that the two-tone allows the screen to be part of the room without overwhelming it.

The dark shots were a good idea, since they illustrate how things may look when you're watching a movie.

Another idea is to perhaps find a happy medium between the two approaches and increase the amount of black on each side of the screen. I happen to like it the way you have it, but it's something to consider as an option.
Charles R's Avatar Charles R
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Might try taking the two-tone in a foot or so on each side of the screen wall. This way there wouldn't be a wall divider which can look harsh and it might tie the headers in a bit without crowding the screen.

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