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post #1 of 41 Old 11-14-2007, 04:35 PM - Thread Starter
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Trade offs....
If we redo the 3 season porch I get the finished basement.
"OK hun, DEAL!!!"

We (my buddy and I) finished the porch last night....
Today began the Conversion....

The room is 30x18. It is so UGLY!!! I am so excited to make it nice.
I am not doing theater seats and risers...I am doing a nice leather couch set that is the same color as the future side wall paint. I am keeping 15 feet behind the seating for expansion, family rec of some sort.

The room is all wood paneling with black and white alternating tile. YUCK!!!
Today we added a wall. Framed it so the sub, ctr and main speakers were built in. And so I have 5 feet behind the wall for storage and my components to be hidden. We also snaked all the a/v cables in wall ready to go

The basics:

* Bought a house, re-did the whole upstairs..now its time for the basement
* Building theater in basement room measuring approximately 30" x 18'.

Theater Design:
* Projector JVC-RS35 (Was Sony VPL-AW15>Panny AE2000U>Epson 1080UB>JVC RS1>JVC RS10>Anthem LTX 500)
* Screen is 128" DIY 1.3 gain 2.37:1 (Was 110" Stewart ST130)
* (Now Gone) Prismasonic HE1500R Lens
* Distance from screen to seating (7) is approxmately 12.5'.
* Sound is Pioneer SC-27, Speakers-Zerius by Triangle (http://www.triangle-fr.com/), SvS PC13-Ultra(was Onkyo TX-NR905 then Sunfire Cinema 7 and Sub-eD A5-350).
* Pioneer Elite Bdp-23fd Blu-Ray (Was a Panasonic BD-35).
* Accoustic treatments are Soundstop wall panels that are in wall.
* Equipment A/V Rack, is in closet with a Universal MX-980 and IR Receiver.
* XBox 360, Fios HD Cable, and Custom made HTPC w/ DVI to HDMI.
* Paint is all Benjamin Moore. Screen wall and ceiling-"Black Raisin" and the side-"Gooseberry".
* Carpet plush Chocolate Brown.

Here are some pics of Day 1.

Yep...the PJ mount is up I was watching it all last week...gunna pull it down to paint ceiling.


Sheetrock Done, notice the Components in the back area behind where the secret door will be.


All the places for the speakers cut out of the rock.


Filling the nail holes and seams done.
Day over...


PS I plan on this being done by wedsday night before thankgiving- the 21st . I began work on wedsday the 14th.
So HOPEFULLY this is a one week project.
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Today we primed in the am and painted the back (non-theater portion) of the basement. We got as far as rolling the walls the gooseberry color on the side (didnt get to the corners yet). We also sanded the mud on the drywall and added a second coat.

A coat of BIN primer is up over the walls nasty wood paneling...


Left side


Right side


Day 3 will be sunday, we plan on finishing all the painting other than the black which will go up after the last sanding on the screen wall. Hopefully the first coat will be up sunday as well!
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Since this thread is such a hit I figured I would finish for posterity's sake...

Well I have most the painting done...Got the speakers in the wall and the screen up...Tomorrow I will lay carpet, set up seating and have it 90% ready so it can be used on Turkey day.

Here is the progress so far...


The Black Raisin is on the screen wall and ceiling (after 4 coats!!)


Speakers are in...Just need to fix the edges around them and make it look seamless.



And FINALLY!! The screen is up....
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Carpet installed, most wiring set and just some touch up painting left.
Gotta sand and paint around the speakers.
I am also awating my new sub, a eD A5-350

PS if you notice the hole in the bottom left of the wall its going to have a painted grate on it. There is a heater in the area behind the new screen wall, the heat will be directed out the hole...and wont be noticable at all
PPS That was originally going to be for a front firing sub, but I needed more OOMPH and needed to redirect the heat so it all worked out!!


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nice picks. question on the speakers. are those made to be in-wall or did you just frame out for regular speakers? keep up the nice work. later.
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nice picks. question on the speakers. are those made to be in-wall or did you just frame out for regular speakers? keep up the nice work. later.

I framed regular speakers.
Sounds great to me...looks cool too ;P)

Thanks for the reply! I was feeling lonley out here!
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wow nice work!. great job.
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Thats a nice conversion you worked out. Very nicely done.

Click the link to see pics of my home theater

http://s450.photobucket.com/albums/q...oom/?start=all
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nice job! found this from your post in the Epson Projector thread. Did you carpet the entire room? I have a 12 x 30 room and i have a bar sink about halfway in the room as i guess it was meant to be 2 rooms. I will make the theatre in the 12 x 15 part and the remaining 12 x 15 will b e the bar and whatever else. I have decided to carpet the theatre 12 x 15 and leave the rest for laminate or tile floors because of the bar.
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Any word on those finished pics?
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nice job! found this from your post in the Epson Projector thread. Did you carpet the entire room? I have a 12 x 30 room and i have a bar sink about halfway in the room as i guess it was meant to be 2 rooms. I will make the theatre in the 12 x 15 part and the remaining 12 x 15 will b e the bar and whatever else. I have decided to carpet the theatre 12 x 15 and leave the rest for laminate or tile floors because of the bar.

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I did carpet the whole room. I was going to do half as well but I am really glad I did it all!

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Any word on those finished pics?

I will take them tomorrow
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Great! Thanks!

Actually give me a few days...I need to finish a few things up (mostly clean up)...but having a 6 month old makes time a rare commodity.
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Here are a few screenshots. They were my attempt at learning how to take screenshots!
This is a 1080UB Pro that was calibrated by Jason @ AVScience.

These 2 are from Elizabeth the Golden Years HDDVD (the wife made me watch it!!)



2 From OTA 1080i Kill Bill 2



and Empire Strikes Back OTA 1080i
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Looking very nice! I like your screen wall, decor, and colors you choose. The seating layout and fireplace look almost identical to what I have planned for the new media room.
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Looking very nice! I like your screen wall, decor, and colors you choose. The seating layout and fireplace look almost identical to what I have planned for the new media room. Where is the right surround placed and is it placed the same distance as from the left speaker to the left surround? Do the drapes work effectively for blocking out all the light or just some of it?

Edit: Nice screen shots too.

Thanks!
The surrounds are same length away from screen wall (13 ft-same as couch)BUT due to room layout one is further away (the rt surround) than the left. This is due to the screen not being center. I just set the right distances in my receiver and am all set

The drapes do 80% light blockage for me. Not a big deal as I do 90% of watching in the evening.

Good luck on your room! What are you using for a pj etc?



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The media room will only have a plasma. We need something bright enough for having the room lit mostly and while we cannot determine what service will be available other than our standard cable they offer now, there is no way I see currently being able to predict what future service may be compatible with the setup so I would like to keep it relatively simple. If I could figure out if adding a dish somewhere might actually work for us like (since are home is higher up) it does not those near us, we might consider a pj and screen but with our cable going digital soon, I still have not made a decision what to do other than have conduit ready, install a second zone for other speaker areas, remote lighting, and wire for the 5 speakers, but without a sub..I think. I could place a sub but it would go right next to a bedroom. I still have lots of planning to do there but I know where seats, speakers, and the display goes.
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Well as long as you took the future into account then you are golden when the time comes!

I saw a 65" plasma at my buddies place, it was a calibrated 1080p panny and it looked killer! (from the right distance- too close and it degrades quickly)
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Wow You did the majority of the work in two weeks. It took me over 9 months. Two weeks just to build the fabric frames. You are fast, fast, fast..........
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Wow You did the majority of the work in two weeks. It took me over 9 months. Two weeks just to build the fabric frames. You are fast, fast, fast..........

I work from home and had a lot of freedom that week-and I also had a really skilled helper!

Plus I wanted it done so I could watch some movies!
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and your a sick groovehoundav****.

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Are there any updates? Change bulbs, get a new poster or something?
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Are there any updates? Change bulbs, get a new poster or something?

Actually yes...I built my own screen and went to CIH.
I am also awaiting a new projector..I will post pics soon
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OK Here goes a finished for now walk thru


Um, isn't it "Return of the Jedi"????????
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Smitty, can I ask how old you are? The original title of the movie was Revenge but Lucas changed it after it tested poorly. (Jedi's should be above revenge) The studio had actually printed up a lot of promo items w/ revenge on it and some were sold. If that is an original poster it is actually worth some bucks.
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Smitty, can I ask how old you are? The original title of the movie was Revenge but Lucas changed it after it tested poorly. (Jedi's should be above revenge) The studio had actually printed up a lot of promo items w/ revenge on it and some were sold. If that is an original poster it is actually worth some bucks.

Well I was 9 when Jedi came out...

Ya its an original. It, as well as a lobby card withj 'revenge" on it were found in a supply closet of a general cinema when they were bought out by amc like 8 years(??) ago.
My brother worked there , saw them and knows I am a sw geek so he brought em home. I scored!!!

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Hey W3bbY,

Did you move the old Epson pj to another room or sell it ?

Great looking room.


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Hey W3bbY,

Did you move the old Epson pj to another room or sell it ?

Great looking room.


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Thanks
I have been thru MANY projectors in the last 1.5 years.
Its sold
I have had an Optoma HD70, Sony VPL-AW15, Panny AE2000, Epson 1080UB, JVC-RS1 and now the RS10.
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