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post #1 of 42 Old 07-21-2008, 07:27 PM - Thread Starter
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Equipment list:
Sanyo PLV-Z4 Projector
Elite 106" Cinetension 2 electric screen
Panasonic TH50PX80U 50" Plasma
Olevia 32" LCD
Onkyo TX-NR818 Receiver
Tivo HD DVR
HR20 HD DVR

HR24 HD DVR

WDTV Live Streaming media player
Energy Connoisseur center channel
Energy Connoisseur mains
(4) Energy Take Surrounds
(2) HSU VTF-15H
Sony 300 Disc CD changer
LG BG370 Blu-ray
Sony DVD recorder

Darbee Darblet
Buttkicker amplifier & LFE units

(2) Monoprice Home Theater Power Centers
Monoprice 5X1 HDMI switcher
Monoprice HDMI splitter
(2) Monoprice 4X1 component video switchers
Sony dual tape deck
Sony VCR
Universal Remote Control MX-980 remote
Microsmith X12 IR Distribution system
Lutron Spacer System lighting
Lutron Maestro IR fan control


Here are the 50" plasma & 32" LCD.

 



I can also swing the 32" around for the ultimate picture in picture!

 



106" Elite Cinetension screen. The 32" can also still be used either way.

 



Swing arm mount for LCD and recessed box for cabling



Sanyo Z4 HD projector



View from poker table



106" screen only



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post #2 of 42 Old 07-21-2008, 07:38 PM
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Great system. I love the modular equipment setup.

I've been hunting for an acoustically transparent electric screen with tension. How does the Elite CineTension do? Are there any wave problems? I've got a 106" Deluxe Model B, and despite the tension arm, I still have waves on either side. I'd love to raise my center speaker up, too, but it would have to be behind the screen. Also, due to my room constraints (it's my last temp room before I finish the basement and expand my theater), I have a drop ceiling, and I'm using T-clips that's wire-reinforced to I-Bolts in the sub-flooring above. Would I be able to use these with the Elite?

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That is one amazing system! I'm saving up to get a screen/projector but it won't be till next year.... bummer. I have 56"HDILA but I want a 92 or 106 and WOW, your system makes makes me want it more! Beautiful setup!
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Thanks guys.

schroedk, I've been very happy with the Cinetension2. Elite replaced my original screen (under warranty) which was not tensioned due to waves. They didn't have the same screen in stock so they upgraded me to the tensioned model for free. I've had this one for 2-3 times as long as the untensioned one and still not the slightest hint of a wave. I can't vouch for the acoustic fabric as I don't have it myself. Check the load rating of the clips as this thing weighs over 50 pounds.

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Very nice system!!!
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I see that you have an affinity for components! A component junkie, if you will! It takes one to know one! Do you actually use all of the devices or are any of the devices serving duty as a paperweight filling in space. Please do not take the inquiry as sarcasm. I get these kind of inquiries all the time with my setup.

Oh, by the way, wonderful set up! Very versatile!

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Thanks. Yeah there are a couple pieces that don't see much use, but they're all connected and functional. Very few receivers have enough inputs/outputs for that many components/monitors, but thanks to a pair of component switch boxes, an HDMI switch box, and an HDMI distribution amp, it gets done.

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Equipment list:
Sanyo PLV-Z4 Projector, Elite 106" Cinetension 2 electric screen, Panasonic TH50PX80U 50" Plasma, Olevia 32" LCD, Onkyo TX-SR705 Receiver, Tivo HR10-250, Tivo HD, DTV HR20, Energy Connoisseur center and mains, 4 Energy Take Surrounds, 3-Energy ES-12 subs, Sony 300 Disc CD changer, Sony 5 Disc DVD HDMI upscaling changer, Sony DVD recorder, Buttkicker amplifier & LFE units, Monoprice 5X1 HDMI switcher, 2 Monoprice 4X1 component video switchers, Sony dual tape deck, Sony VCR, Universal Remote Control MX-980 remote, Microsmith X12 IR Distribution system, Lutron Spacer System lighting.


Here are the 50" plasma & 32" LCD.



I can also swing the 32" around for the ultimate picture in picture!



106" Elite Cinetension screen. The 32" can also still be used either way.



Swing arm mount for LCD and recessed box for cabling



Sanyo Z4 HD projector



View from poker table



106" screen only



Dozer, the Olde English Bulldogge hanging out watching "The Dog Whisperer"


mike it looks very nice mate.I love the idea of the pull down screen in front of the cabinet.

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Good looking system, I also like how the screen comes down over the day use system. The PIP is a great versatile setup. Way to go!

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Is it bad that I keep stopping to stare at the dog disproportionately more than the other pictures?
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Is it bad that I keep stopping to stare at the dog disproportionately more than the other pictures?

Isn't he a cutie?

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Do you have any issues with the Distribution System? Sorry for the newb question, but does it distribute HD video, SD video, audio, or all of these?

If it distribitues HDMI (like a splitter), does it work well? I'm not talking specifically about the Monoprice switcher, I'm interested in the splitting of an HDMI signal to two different HD TVs, each of which will then be having the same picture.

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The receiver upconverts everything (composite, component, s-vid) to a single HDMI output which then goes into a Monoprice HDMI distribution amp which then feeds the plasma and projector. The LCD gets its own feed from a component video switch from the 3 HD DVRs and the DVD player. While the plasma and projector can show the same HDMI feed at the same time, I obviously don't need it as the screen covers the plasma.

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Amazing setup. What are the dims of the theater?

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Thanks. The room is a bit oddly shaped..maybe 900 square feet.

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Thanks but interested in the dims (LxWxH) of the theater area only

Primarily from the right main to left main and the screen to back of sofa

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Is it bad that I keep stopping to stare at the dog disproportionately more than the other pictures?

Yeah, I had the same reaction. The system looks wonderful. The dog is adorable.

One question--are those a pair of subs at the bottom of your equipment rack? How do you keep them from shaking all the gear?
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Thanks but interested in the dims (LxWxH) of the theater area only

About 16L 14W 8.5H

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One question--are those a pair of subs at the bottom of your equipment rack? How do you keep them from shaking all the gear?

Yes, a pair of Energy ES12's. They're on isolation pads that work quite well.

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The video certainly looks impressive
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Haha snakes on a plane!!! lol
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sorry for being a newb and not knowing everything i should in advance. I just made a offer on a house and as a longtime AV fan a setup like that is exactly what im looking for. Basically i'm wondering if attempting a setup with 2 flat screens and then a drop down screen would be to much for a beginner to take on?
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sorry for being a newb and not knowing everything i should in advance. I just made a offer on a house and as a longtime AV fan a setup like that is exactly what im looking for. Basically i'm wondering if attempting a setup with 2 flat screens and then a drop down screen would be to much for a beginner to take on?


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Does the TV affect the projector image when you are using both? I want to do the TV behind the screen like you did, but I never even though to have one on the side. Just curious how it looks when you have both on at the same time.

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No, the 32" off to the side doesn't affect the projector's image at all.

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Lol. I didn't think mods were allowed systems. Very nice setup. Love the multiple tv's. Watching football must be great at your pad. The dog rocks, btw!

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Dozer, the Olde English Bulldogge hanging out watching "The Dog Whisperer"


Now there's a real cutie!


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Dozer, the Olde English Bulldogge hanging out watching "The Dog Whisperer"

Quite the handsome theater goer, that Dozer! Beautiful setup, Mike... Congrats!

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just curious if you've done any upgrades since the original thread .. ??

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