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post #751 of 775 Old 05-27-2010, 05:31 PM
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Yeah, that makes sense to me. In your front row, your non-scope horizontal viewing angle should be pretty similar to your scope image angle in the back row.

This is why I'm planning a constant-area approach -- I won't have a closer row to move to, since the geometry of my room yields unusable screen sizes if I try to get 36 degrees in the second row. And, I'd prefer a somewhat smaller 1.78 image size than I'd get with constant-width, at least for most content.

My actual plan is to use a 1.78 screen (rather than the traditional 2.05 for CIA) so that I can watch IMAX Blu-ray and features like Planet Earth at maximum size, but I'll mask/zoom most 1.78 stuff down a bit, especially some TV content that uses a lot of shaky handheld camera.

Anyway, I'll save the gory details for my own thread when I start it shortly. Thanks for the info!

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Not bad there Mr P, I think you've got just about everything covered in your theater there

(that was my understatement of the year....)

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WOW!

If the audio is 1/2 as nice as the theater cosmetics, you hit a home run!

Very nice room!
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Turned out fantastic!
How many hours you have on the Merc HD?
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I can always push it up to 48 degrees in scope if I move to the front row.

I prefer the front row for HDTV and other non-scope material.

This is how I originally planned my scope/ flat viewing but after about two or three scope films, sitting in the front row, I couldn't stand sitting in the second row. I felt like I was on a diet and it had none of my favorite foods.

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WOW. I've never been one to lust after a home theater done up like a traditional movie theater -- sort of a function versus form guy. But in your theaters case, I am blown away. Classy is the one word that describes it. VERY classy.

What speakers sit behind that screen?
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WOW. I've never been one to lust after a home theater done up like a traditional movie theater -- sort of a function versus form guy. But in your theaters case, I am blown away. Classy is the one word that describes it. VERY classy.

What speakers sit behind that screen?

If Im not mistaken this bad boy is Powered by BOSE!





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Actually Mark, I DO have BOSE speakers - they were donated by a member on the forum just so I could show people the difference between a BOSE system and what a real speaker system sounds like - I just have to hide the components from view because I don't want people to get the wrong impression.

Behind the screen, I have:
Genesis 6.1 speaker system with the 6.1c for the center and lots of subs for a 7.5 configuration on audio.
Also, I have a Phase Technology dARTS system in there as well, configured as a 7.2 audio system. While each of them sound quite nice, I have a bit more bass with the Genesis system.
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grr. Just missed out on a chance to put d-box in the last two seater in my theater.

d box ?

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D-BOX Motion System.

www.d-box.com

They move your seats in sync with the action on the screen. While they have been a success in the commercial installations that have occured in the last 18 months or so, the technology has been available in the home market since 2001. I purchased my first D-BOX system in 2002. To date they have somewhere around 900-1000 titles that have been programmed for motion information.
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Mark, I think maybe you were wanting to reply to another thread?

We are all winners here. Winner winner. Now where's my chicken dinner?

Size does matter - at least that's what Art's wife told me. I thought I was set but then she said, "What, you think only his screen is big? Boogie Nights was his unauthorized biography."

And I do not have the best model train layout, but I do have the best train of model layouts. Scott Baio is a close second though.
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Your right. I moved my post to the correct thread. Thanks

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Your right. I moved my post to the correct thread. Thanks

And what thread did you move it to, you got some of us curious now!
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This is unreal
Please don't wake me up because this is such an awesome dream.
Excellent and outstanding job man!!!
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I'm loving all that wood in your theater. I was wondering do you get a lot of reflections from all that wood during a movie?

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Thanks.

The projector at the moment is still a Digital Projection Mercury 5000 HD. It is connected via DVI.

Last time I got the theater running, I dropped off the forums for a long time. I hope to not disappear this time.

Awesomt HT room. I guess, not much else to to do Clovis!
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This was the first theater that started my itch. I remember seeing this thread and others but I never had the space or budget back then.

I was always jealous of seeing this one. Love the color scheme. I might steal the blue and wood color with dark grey or black carpet combo smile.gif

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It is update time again. I thought I would come back on to AVS and start a thread but then just figured I should add on to my old thread.

I am going to revamp my projection booth and upgrade some amps. That is going to require me to rewire my rack as my new amps will have forced air cooling. I have been off AVS for most of the last 3½ years or so as I have been enjoying my theater so I may be out of the loop on the latest and greatest. I am not quite ready to replace my projector but I am going to get the projection booth ready for a new projector and do some additional silencing between the equipment room and the main theater.

I have been wanting to do this for a while but have put it off just because it is more work. Hopefully posting on here will keep me accountable to making some progress.

Although I want to remodel the theater bathroom, I don't have a grand vision for it yet that will mesh well with the rest of the theater. Maybe inspiration will come to me during the build.

The main changes since the prior "completed" state:

Upgraded the Lexicon surround sound processor to the HD model that added lossless audio.

Upgraded the Kaleidescape system to a dual 3U system, a couple M700 vaults and all M-class players.

Upgraded the Lumagen scaler to the Radiance XS (I think that was the model - will have to double check).

Added 3-axis D-BOX motion to the rest of the chairs in the theater except for the one solo granny seat in the corner that has Crowson tactile transducers.

Picked up and will be installing a cinemascope screen for the restroom in the theater so there are no black bars to disturb people who take a bathroom break during a movie.

Switching our the 300wx7 Adcom GFA-7807 amp with four Crown XTi series amps, two of the 4002 models for the front and center and two of the 2002 models for the sides and rears. My wife saw me bringing them into the house and asked me what they were. I told her they were my Christmas present, from her and then thanked her for them. While the Adcom sounded great, it just cannot drive my Genesis speakers to the proper level with the HD audio soundtracks. I had to dial back my volume a little when I upgraded to the Lexicon MC-12B HD and found the extra dynamics of the lossless audio tracks tripped the center and main channels. Moving from a 450W at 4-Ohm on all channels to 1,200W on the fronts and 800W on the surrounds should fix my clipping issues.

If there are any suggestions on things I might be missing, I am all ears.
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You know, I thought I had gone over the top by putting a monitor in the bathroom so that folks didn't miss any of the movie. (People love this, by the way.) But a CinemaScope screen is truly taking things to new heights. smile.gif

Are you going to install screen masking on it and hook into the Kaleidescape masking triggers? wink.gif

I'm really envious that you have a projection booth. The projector is just about the only source of noise in my theater, and although it's a very quiet projector, I would be happy to be able to make the room silent.

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I picked up a 29" 2.35:1 CinemaScope screen just for this bathroom and am looking forward to getting it mounted although it isn't really looking like it is set up with wall mounting in mind. No screen masking on it, although it will have the video from the scaler so that it is running the proper stretch that I will be sending my projector.

I just got done redesigning the rack layout. Love my rack CAD program - so much faster than doing it on paper.
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Great home cinema, any more upgrades to show us?
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