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Yes it does look awesome.
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It's a nice theater but way overpriced. Why is it all high end theaters use custom "installer" brand components that are way out of line expensive compared to regular consumer stuff?

I mean CAT amps, Creaston everything and Trinity speakers, I can't image the markup on those products!
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Because they have the money?
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Yea, I guess, but the real winners are the "custom installers" making a but load of cash off of heavily marked up products (real nice products to be sure, but really high prices to match)
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Good business to be in?
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Love the look of Theos theater and it's color choices as well as the lighting. I never would have thought the orange like color of seating would blend so well with the rest of the room. I bet those CAT speakers and subs along with the room desig and treatments sound phenomenal! Great HT!

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Oh right, sorry. I realise I saw "Studiotek 130" and the second "130" didn't compute in my tiny brain.
Studiotek 130 refers to the reflectivity characteristics of the screen material, not screen size:

http://www.stewartfilmscreen.com/mat...udiotek-130-g3

I personally think 1.3 gain is about as bright as you can get a screen before you run into hot spots and colorimetry problems. This is a major problem with 3D projection and screen efficiency. You can either make the screen more reflective or pump a lot more light through the projector, and generally they're trying to do the former rather than the latter. Hopefully, this will change soon.
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Studiotek 130 refers to the reflectivity characteristics of the screen material, not screen size:

http://www.stewartfilmscreen.com/mat...udiotek-130-g3

I personally think 1.3 gain is about as bright as you can get a screen before you run into hot spots and colorimetry problems. This is a major problem with 3D projection and screen efficiency. You can either make the screen more reflective or pump a lot more light through the projector, and generally they're trying to do the former rather than the latter. Hopefully, this will change soon.
I'll double-check on the screen size tomorrow.

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To me the most impressive thing about this theater is the cabling.. Oh why can't my cable be so neat and tidy? Am i cursed with a wire rats nest.
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To me the most impressive thing about this theater is the cabling.. Oh why can't my cable be so neat and tidy? Am i cursed with a wire rats nest.
I have worked for some major, major A-class video editing & mastering facilities in Hollywood that look like this behind the scenes:



Cable management is a whole sub-department of engineering where you need really, really good people to keep track of the gozintas. Done well, they can not only separate data, AC, analogue video, and analogue audio, but they can also nail everything down and keep it very logical and tidy -- even when troubleshooting.
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Incredible loft. Dude has great taste!
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Studiotek 130 refers to the reflectivity characteristics of the screen material, not screen size:

http://www.stewartfilmscreen.com/mat...udiotek-130-g3

I personally think 1.3 gain is about as bright as you can get a screen before you run into hot spots and colorimetry problems. This is a major problem with 3D projection and screen efficiency. You can either make the screen more reflective or pump a lot more light through the projector, and generally they're trying to do the former rather than the latter. Hopefully, this will change soon.
Yup, I know, I use the Stewart ST-130 in my theater and it is indeed the most gain I could find before screen texture and hot spotting became obvious.

I just mean that once I saw "130" the first time my brain didn't compute the second "130" as the screen size. Just a brain glitch on my part.
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I was hoping for an Emerson TV and a Coby Soundbar.
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I'd like to know who the manufacturer of the stand off lettering is?


And just what is behind the mirrored doors?


I'd like to see more of the media storage area.
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A thing of beauty! More pics, please!
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CinemaTech Seating

While attending the event I was able to join in Theo's theater demo. He was passionate in his praise for the seats he chose (CinemaTech's Valentino Series) for his own home theater. The audience was most reluctant to leave the beautiful chairs and raved about their comfort, support, operation and luxurious feel.

There was a photo of the seating but strangely no mention of the company that created them in either the article or the list of suppliers.

CinemaTech Seating:

http://www.mycinematech.com
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While attending the event I was able to join in Theo's theater demo. He was passionate in his praise for the seats he chose (CinemaTech's Valentino Series) for his own home theater. The audience was most reluctant to leave the beautiful chairs and raved about their comfort, support, operation and luxurious feel.

There was a photo of the seating but strangely no mention of the company that created them in either the article or the list of suppliers.

CinemaTech Seating:

http://www.mycinematech.com
I only discussed the AV system and not the specifics of the room construction. I added the seating to the equipment list. Welcome to the forum, BTW.

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I'll double-check on the screen size tomorrow.
it would be interesting to know alo what screen size to distance he went for the two rows of seats

looks awesome!
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Looking at his DVD/Blu Ray library, I am curious if he uses any particular database software to manage it. I probably have 3,000 titles and only use an Excel spreadsheet - which is woefully inadequate.

Any suggestions for a software package?
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+1 on the cable management, but what's up with Panasonic AND Oppo BD players?

Can we see his automobile collection too ?

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Looking at his DVD/Blu Ray library, I am curious if he uses any particular database software to manage it. I probably have 3,000 titles and only use an Excel spreadsheet - which is woefully inadequate.

Any suggestions for a software package?
He does, although I forgot what it's called. I'll see if I can find that out for you.

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[QUOTE=Marc Wielage;26047690]I have worked for some major, major A-class video editing & mastering facilities in Hollywood that look like this behind the scenes:

Everyone knows the pink ones have the most "air"
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Theo's viewing screen is a Stewart CineCurve 122" Diagonal (over 10-foot screen).

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<<>> His movie collection is over 14,000 films large. ...In his Brooklyn loft.
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What are the DSP's used for?
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Thumbs up Neat cables arrangement/management ...

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I have worked for some major, major A-class video editing & mastering facilities in Hollywood that look like this behind the scenes:

My brain resembles that, when I'm dreaming about Dolby Atmos versus Auro 3D.
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What are the DSP's used for?
Correcting, balancing, equalizing? ...The sound.
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Does anyone know the cat setup specs? Reverb, delay, eq etc?
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What are the DSP's used for?
The CAT speakers are actively crossed over via the DSP's. They also handle room balancing, delay and bass management.
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Surely a man such as this knows Monster cables are a waste of money?
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