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Old 09-05-2008, 01:16 PM
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CW see PM. Thanks for the feedback. I'd like to point out that talent has nothing to do with our builds. Learning from mistakes and be willing to keep re-doing something until you get it right is all it takes. If your haven't seen the CurtisG build it's worth a look. It was his first ever home improvement project. He taught me how to hang fabric on a wall.

Also between google and this forum you can get instruction for how to do almost anything.

Now if you can't find the time that is a problem.
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Old 09-06-2008, 08:53 AM
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I lack talent, but portions of my carpenter's work I ripped out and re-did.
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. Learning from mistakes and be willing to keep re-doing something until you get it right is all it takes. ......

Now if you can't find the time that is a problem.

I would agree. I had to redo several of the very first Fabric Frames i made to get them right.

Then there is the problem when are you redoing too much and when to just let good enough alone. Some times the redo is a bigger mess then the original problem. Remember we see more of the errors then our guest do, as we know where all the screw-ups are.
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Suggestion on constructing anything in a prebuilt existing structure. I was in carpentry for three years and still do my own building in my house as well. The right tools make the job go MUCH MUCH EASIER! Get good measuring tools. Use the same tape measure to mark the boards as you did to measure. I have found that the Festool line of tools is fantastic to build in places where dust control is an issue. They are also much easier to obtain straight cuts and their miter setup collects dust unlike most out there. Using the right tools makes the final product easier to deal with.
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Big, been doing anything with your room lately?
Any more pics to add?

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I'd love to see a few overview pics of the whole thing on one post so I can present them to my wife. I can't do anything this elaborate in my current space, but I keep telling her "when we build a house I want a theater." Thankfully she is 100% onboard (she's a huge movie nerd) but I don't think she has a grasp of the scale I'm imagining. Your build is awesome.
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I'd love to see a few overview pics of the whole thing on one post so I can present them to my wife. I can't do anything this elaborate in my current space, but I keep telling her "when we build a house I want a theater." Thankfully she is 100% onboard (she's a huge movie nerd) but I don't think she has a grasp of the scale I'm imagining. Your build is awesome.

Just copy all the pictures that you like into one folder on your PC and show her that way as a slide show
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OK, I will do an update and a fairly detailed where I am post this week. Still have the back-splash under the Marquee to finish. Also a custom poster frame I want to build otherwise the theater room 1.0 is done.

2.0 will go 1080p and a much larger 2:35 screen.
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It's not often you see the word "done" in a build thread..... If you have finished ver 1.0 and are aiming for 2.0 doesn't that mean you aren't done?
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If you have finished ver 1.0 and are aiming for 2.0 doesn't that mean you aren't done?

Yes. And he's not done 1.0 yet. That's like me saying I'm done. Except for the rest of the insulation, replacing the dricore, the ceiling clips, drywall, fabric frames, stage and bar.

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I'm sure Biggy can defend himself. I do feel the need to chime in here and observe that if Biggy says he's done, then I'm really confident that there's nothing left to do. His creativity and attention to detail are excellent.

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I'm sure Biggy can defend himself. I do feel the need to chime in here and observe that if Biggy says he's done, then I'm really confident that there's nothing left to do. His creativity and attention to detail are excellent.

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And surely he gets major brownie points for helping countless others get 'done' too.
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I will never be done because I don't want to have "builders withdrawal" like Chinadog had. And Tom won't either. Did Biggie ever get that remote programmed?
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I always say non-committal things like "pretty much done" and "for the most part done" and such.

There are still small projects and things I want to do, but for all intents and purposes, I'm definitely approaching a final level of possibly nearing a total point of deciding if I think I might be absolutely reaching a near final level of completeness on my theater.
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Did Biggie ever get that remote programmed?


Yup, I can now control everything with the Logitech 890. However, I decided not to program the remote to control my projector.

To my amazement the universal remote actually does a better job of controlling my set up. I used to have a problem with my Gefen 4:1 DVI switch which would pick up a signal from some of my other remotes. It was like it had a mind of it's own. I could be changing a channel and it would change inputs. With the 890 this problem has vanished.

Now as for my evaluation of the 890. Functionality is fine. Button layout, size of buttons, legibility of back-lit labels, brightness of back-lit buttons ALL SUCK
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otherwise the theater room 1.0 is done.

Not done:

BASEMENT
Bathroom
Shower/steam room
Sauna
Workshop

OTHER
New stairs on outside deck
Organize garage
Renovation of master bath
Replace carpet in family room with Hardwood
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Paint several rooms on the inside of the house
Replace water softener

It will be quite some time before I suffer any form of withdrawal!
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I have no regrets tossing all of my remotes for the MX-800. All my equipment is in the other room and even my wife loves the fact that she can use one remote. The MX-800 works great on my projector as well. I have looked around and nothing I have seen makes me want to upgrade now.
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Not done:

BASEMENT
Bathroom
Shower/steam room
Sauna
Workshop

OTHER
New stairs on outside deck
Organize garage
Renovation of master bath
Replace carpet in family room with Hardwood
Shed
Paint several rooms on the inside of the house
Replace water softener

It will be quite some time before I suffer any form of withdrawal!

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Now as for my evaluation of the 890. Functionality is fine. Button layout, size of buttons, legibility of back-lit labels, brightness of back-lit buttons ALL SUCK

I concur, but you forgot the buttons occassionally not registering the press. Otherwise, it is a pretty good remote for the price.

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Now as for my evaluation of the 890. Functionality is fine. Button layout, size of buttons, legibility of back-lit labels, brightness of back-lit buttons ALL SUCK

I just picked up a Harmony One ($150 after rebate from Amazon). So far I like the ergonomics, buttons (back-lit), etc.

I was especially impressed by two things:
1) it just seems to work
2) if it doesn't quite work (daughter walks in front during the power on sequence and the PS3 doesn't go on), you just hit 'help' and it walks you through questions to figure out what is wrong and fix it.

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Any special reason you decided not to program the projector to the Harmony?
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otherwise the theater room 1.0 is done.

Not done:

BASEMENT
Bathroom
Shower/steam room
Sauna
Workshop

Splitting hairs, are we (and I say that with all due respect)?

Hmmm...now I have to go back and review the challenge to determine wether or not to admit defeat.

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Woohoo!!! updated photos coming this week.

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Any special reason you decided not to program the projector to the Harmony?

I want to control the on/off manually to avoid any possible misfires while fiddling with everything else. For bulb life and general nuisance issues.
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I want to control the on/off manually to avoid any possible misfires while fiddling with everything else. For bulb life and general nuisance issues.

I decided to go with a URC MSC-400 that will allow me to program time outs for shutting things down and such and time delay to ensure the projector cools off, etc.

Bty, I like your room alot. I looked for the dimensions of it, but I wasn't able to find it.
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Bty, I like your room alot. I looked for the dimensions of it, but I wasn't able to find it.


Overall it's about 44x22 ft. Standing at the screen and looking back it does a dogleg left at 28 ft.
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Overall it's about 44x22 ft. Standing at the screen and looking back it does a dogleg left at 28 ft.

I think I can clear that dogleg with an 8 iron easy, maybe a 9 iron .

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BigmouthinDC,

VERY NICE HOMETHEATER IT IS ONE THE BEST HT I'VE EVER SEEN.
Hi there can you tell me what color, brand, of the paint in your wall and so
with the bottom trim they look gray (top) and blue (bottom)
what paint brand and color names please...I really like the color scheme.

Thanks I appreciate it,

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Overall it's about 44x22 ft. Standing at the screen and looking back it does a dogleg left at 28 ft.

Good lord. Did you use any sound isolation construction methods or did you just have at it? Also, do you mind me asking if this is in your basement? It's a very large room by any standards.
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Hi there can you tell me what color, brand, of the paint in your wall and so
with the bottom trim they look gray (top) and blue (bottom)
what paint brand and color names please...I really like the color scheme.

Thanks,

Walls are GOM FR701 fabric. Crystal blue on top, Baltic blue on the bottom.

Ceiling and trim molding is painted with Lowe's Drizzling mist. Flat on ceiling, Semi-gloss on trim.
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