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Awesome room, ddgtr. Yeah, I'm a little slow, I just came across your thread.

I'm a fan of the Pass Labs amp. Very nice. In fact, I say we raise a glass or two (four or five) of the "brown liquid" and crank it up!



Thanks, Waboman!! And cheers!!
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ld, you know me well! For that thing, I would have gladly taken a lashing in a public square while still sporting a huge grin from one ear to the other!

Hey Dan, you are my West Coast A/V brutha from another mutha! That's how we roll!

Have a good evening!

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Hey ddgtr wishing you and your family a merry christmas

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Hey Dan, you are my West Coast A/V brutha from another mutha! That's how we roll!

Have a good evening!

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Hey ddgtr wishing you and your family a merry christmas

Merry Christmas to you and yours!! And Everyone else on AVS!!!
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Merry Christmas!!

Thank you and Merry Christmas to you as well sir!
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Merry Christmas, ddgtr to you and your family.

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Dan,

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas . Don't forget to post pictures of all the stuff you got.

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Hello Dan.

If you were wondering where the regulars have been, a few of us were hangin' over at bluray.com. Waboman has been straight-up kidnapped! He started a thread and 1 day later, the thread has over 100 entries!
I'm sure if you opened a thread and posted photos of your system, the response would be very similar to what Waboman and Croseiv has received.

By the way, I hope you had a joyous Christmas.

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LOL, Yeah, it was kind of quiet here for a while... Temporary migration over to bluray.com... Is you setup posted there also??

Christmas was good, spent time with family which is the best gift one could ask for, even during these times. Went to mom's house where there is always an unlimited supply of chow...

It looks like we will be moving pretty soon. Various reasons, but I am sure sad to leave this room behind after all the work I've put into it. The good thing is I get to do it again, and this time I will avoid all the mistakes I made here. One thing I really hate is the actual moving part: couches, fridges, it's going to suck!!

later...
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Happy new year Dan

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In honor of Waboman

Have a Rockin Good Year Dan!!

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Happy New Year to all. Enjoy your systems, regardless of price or sophistication. That is, until you see or want something better, in which case you may not be able to enjoy your systems.
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In honor of Waboman

Have a Rockin Good Year Dan!!

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Happy New Year to all. Enjoy your systems, regardless of price or sophistication. That is, until you see or want something better, in which case you may not be able to enjoy your systems.

Happy New Year, with nothing but good health, good luck and prosperity!
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Hey Dan, check out my entry on this thread below! You're gonna crack up!

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1216978

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I'm heading there now... You've got a pm on bluray...
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ld,

THAT IS THE FUNNIEST POST I HAVE EVER READ!!!!!!!!!!
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ld,

THAT IS THE FUNNIEST POST I HAVE EVER READ!!!!!!!!!!

Those guys are such knuckleheads!

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Hey Dan, check out my entry on this thread below! You're gonna crack up!

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1216978

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ld,

THAT IS THE FUNNIEST POST I HAVE EVER READ!!!!!!!!!!

That was great! ld, you crack me up.

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I tell you, some people never fail to entertain. My brain hurts after reading through that thread.
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This week I started dismantling my system. We are moving to another house, we got the keys Wednesday.

I will of course have another dedicated room, soundproofed and acoustically treated. Wife gets remodeled kitchen and master bath in exchange for giving up all rights to my room, so no WAF.

I have a question for those with projectors:

I don't know whether or not I will get a projector since I really like my 60" Kuro, but I do want to wire the room for one just in case I want to experiment. So what preliminary steps do I have to do:
- room will be 19' x 16.5' x 9 1/2' tall
- how far back should the pj be from the screen, possibly 90" 2:35:1
- obviously, dead centered on the screen, right?
- any kind of special framing or hardware on ceiling or can that be resolved at install time?
- longest hdmi cable??
- plug on ceiling - location?
- anything else that I may have overlooked?

Thanks!
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ddgtr, you can see the specs of my room here.

My room is similar in size to yours, and my screen is close to the size of yours.

With my projector, I had to angle mine downwards since I could not lower it any further due to the height of the rear riser. If at all possible, with the panasonic, it is best to have the projector no higher than the top of your screen. If it is higher, you will have to angle it downwards and use keystone if you are to take advantage of the memory zoom (which is a bit part of why I chose my projector).

No special hardware for the ceiling mount. Just mount it to the joists so it doesn't come down.

I was thinking I had a 30' HDMI cable but my build thread says 40'. Regardless, it works great at that length. No issues whatsoever. It's from Monoprice.

I chose to install a plug in the attic instead of in the ceiling. That way the cord is able to be fed through the ceiling mount to hide the wire.

I was going to go with a 50" Plasma but when I taped it off on the wall in the bare room, I quickly realized that it would not give me the "Movie Experience" that I was looking. To me, the projector is what makes a dedicated theater room a theater room. In this case, size does matter.

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thanks youthman!
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You are quite welcome. I'm far from an audiophile and am relatively new to the worlld of projection but that is my experience with them. The new Panasonic AE4000 is $500 less than I paid for mine. Great projector.

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My new Foobar2000 UI. I'm constantly working on it, just because it's so much fun!! Great program!! The directory structure on the left corner only shows a fraction of my library. This screenshot was taken from the living room system, which has a limited number of songs on it. Mine it's already all packed up ready for the move.




This is a tentative layout of the new room. Drawing is pretty much to scale, a square represents one square foot.

There will be no windows. The tv will be wall mounted with one of those retractable arm mounts so that when listening to music it can be pushed back up against the wall.

I will wire the room for 7.1 and also for a possible projector down the road.

The rear seating row will be on a raised platform.


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The new HT room layout looks fantastic, Double D.

Just a thought, you may want to wire it for a 7.2 or even a 9.2 system. Who knows what the future will hold...

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Totally agree with Waboman. It's much easier and less expensive to run all of your wires now that you want. I wired for 7.1 although I only had a 5.1 when I started. If you can, it's a good idea to run conduit so that in the future, it makes it easier to fish wire through the wall when you get ready to upgrade.

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Thanks, Wabo and youthman, great advice!!

youthman, I have a question for you: I know you said you had put a plug in the attic for your pj. Is that plug on the same circuit with the rest of the components? The reason I'm asking is because I have had some nasty experiences with ground loops before...
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A friend helped me run the plug. He tied into the light switch in the attic which is on the other side of the house so I believe it is on a separate circuit than the outlets in the projector room for that reason.

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I said it over there and will here, too. There are some things science cannot explain.
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