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post #1 of 105 Old 02-18-2008, 02:54 PM - Thread Starter
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Finally the theater is complete. I took a final round of photos and just wanted to share them with you guys. Thank you so much for all your help and suggestions throughout the project.

For details on the construction phase from beginning to end, you can visit my construction thread here:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=897055

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Very nice Rob, enjoy.

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Actual screen shot superimposed on fully lit room shot




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very nice! What are the dimensions of the room? Those chairs look cushy!

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very nice! What are the dimensions of the room? Those chairs look cushy!

Thanks! the room is 10' 11" wide by 15' 9" deep.
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That shot is MONEY! Sweet room. Very tempted to copy those fabric panels

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AMAZING home theater my friend. However, I wanna know, where in the HELL did you get The Shining in widescreen???

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AMAZING home theater my friend. However, I wanna know, where in the HELL did you get The Shining in widescreen???

Get the BD or HD-DVD version
http://www.dvdfile.com/index.php?opt...=6365&Itemid=3

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Very nice!!!

How far is your first row chair from the screen, from cupholder point?
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Very nice!!!

How far is your first row chair from the screen, from cupholder point?


Not sure about the cupholder, i'll have to measure but the back of the seat is about 8.5 / 9' from the screen
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Looks great, any info on where you bought the seating from?
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Simply beautiful. I see alot of ideas to "borrow". What's your screen size?

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Looks great, any info on where you bought the seating from?

Thanks. They are Berkline 088's. I got them from Roman here on the forums.

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Simply beautiful. I see alot of ideas to "borrow". What's your screen size?

Borrow away!

The screen is a 108" Carada 1.78:1
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Great looking theater! Love the color scheme. Great Job
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What do you do with your free time now, watch movies. Haha Just sit back and enjoy its your time now, the room looks great maybe some time in the future we can get together, I live in the next town Plainview.
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What do you do with your free time now, watch movies. Haha Just sit back and enjoy its your time now, the room looks great maybe some time in the future we can get together, I live in the next town Plainview.

Thanks Fox and thanks again for the carpet installer, they were great!
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once again, great looking space .

two questions; how are the axioms and where is the PS3 in your rack? my axioms have been ordered and i am considering the PS3, but want to see how they look integrated into a dedicated HT. much thanks.

later.
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once again, great looking space .

two questions; how are the axioms and where is the PS3 in your rack? my axioms have been ordered and i am considering the PS3, but want to see how they look integrated into a dedicated HT. much thanks.

later.

I am loving the Axioms. The sound is very clean and crisp and they are worlds better than teh Infinity speakers i used to have.

As far as the PS3, its located right above the Pioneer reciever. It's a little dark so its hard to tell.

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Great job Rob! Every time I see these pics, I want to bust a$$ on my room. Good taste in equipment too - other than your Pioneer Elite AVR and transport versus my NAD gear, your rack looks frighteningly similar to mine - right down to the order of stacking. The empty space above my receiver and beneath the SA PVR is for ... a PS3

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What carpet is that? I picked up a sample of Couristan carpet this weekend that I'm in love with and it looks VERY similar to what you have.
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Thanks guys!

Snow: I know what you mean, when I looked at your rack i thought the same thing

Hokie: The carpet is Hanover Rockport in black. As sson as i saw it in the showroom I knew it was the right one.
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rsprance,

VERY nice. I'd love to use your HT as for my HT Showcase on my site. Let me know if you're interested.
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Thanks! the room is 10' 11" wide by 15' 9" deep.

Looks much bigger in the pics.

Great looking room!
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hmm, now i might have to look into adding a second set of seats in my room. it's about the same size... my biggest issue is passability on the sides of the seats..

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I really-really like how you mixed materials, wood and fabric, in your design.
Great job, I've been looking for ideas/insperation on how to decorate/trim my home theatre and you are my benchmark. Since we live in a log home, I've felt the need to carry a wood theme in the HT.
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Really awesome job! I made it through your entire thread after coming across these completed pics. I share others' comments regarding how fast you got it done and about how good it looks. I'm also encouraged by the size of your room. Unfortunately I'm looking at even smaller (and more square) dimensions of 14' x 14'6" with a low ceiling. I know it can be done and I've been lurking long enough to know that you weren't lying when you pointed out that this is a great community to provide help! I might be one of those picking your brain soon.
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Thanks everyone!

jcavner: My clearance is about 22" on either side and seems to be just fine to get by. I can even sit on the step as an emergency overflow.

Monkey: If there's one thing i have learned is that even though it may be a smaller room and smaller screen size, the perspective still remains the same. You will be just fine with your room size.
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The HT looks absolutely incredible. My room is almost the exact same dimensions as yours, 11'-4" x 16'-6" and after spending some time on the forum and seeing all the 16x20 and 20x27 size rooms I was starting to wonder if the room was big enough to accomplish what I wanted. You have proven that you can get an awesome look and feel without a ton of space.

I can't wait to get started on my room now!

Thanks for the inspiration.

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