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My wife and I decided to rebuild our home theater late January and work started the first week of February.Then old setup had two rows of seating with the riser just big enough for 3 chairs and the front main seating had 4. We decided we wanted to widen the rear riser to bring seating to 8. Our other main objectives were to build a star ceiling, create a new soffit with led uplighting, and go for a larger screen. After about 3 months it was completely finished.

OLD EQUIPMENT
jvc rs45 projector
dalite 2.8 hp 122" wide 2.35 screen
oppo bdp93 blu ray
emotive xpa3 x2
ps3
integra dhc 40.2
swan divas 6.1 fronts c3 center and r3 x3 for surrounds
svs pcultra sub
7 lane home theater chairs

NEW EQUIPMENT
Sony hw50es projector
Isco xl with Cineslide
Lumagen mini 3d
Darbee
Screen Excellence Enlightor 4k 150 inch wide 2.37 aspect
oppo bdp93 blu ray
emotiva xpax3 X2
emotiva xpa100
ps3&ps4
integra DHC 80.2
3 Triad Gold lcr for fronts
4 Triad in ceiling bronze for surrounds
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8X16' star ceiling
8 fusion escapes (seating)

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WHOA--That is one stunning room! Congratulations on....well...everything in the above photos!
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That's a sweet looking room. Just a few question, How big is your room? Treatments? Man I really do envy all you guys with nice size rooms where you can use projectors. One more thing. How far from that screen do you sit. Plus I love the look of those seats. I bet they are very comfy.

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That's a sweet looking room. Just a few question, How big is your room? Treatments? Man I really do envy all you guys with nice size rooms where you can use projectors. One more thing. How far from that screen do you sit. Plus I love the look of those seats. I bet they are very comfy.
Thanks! The room is 22.5 x 19.5. The front row is 10'8" and the back row is 16' from the screen. Here is a pic of some of the treatments on the wall before fabric went up. You can also see my build thread at http://www.avsforum.com/t/1463750/the-crazy-home-theater-rebuild-thread


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Very nice. I bet is sounds and looks fantastic when in action. Well done.
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WOW...really nice theater
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Thanks! The room is 22.5 x 19.5. The front row is 10'8" and the back row is 16' from the screen. Here is a pic of some of the treatments on the wall before fabric went up. You can also see my build thread at http://www.avsforum.com/t/1463750/the-crazy-home-theater-rebuild-thread

The wall treatment looks like RPG BAD panels. Is it. Any built in bass traps? Ceiling height? My new theater to be starting in August will start out the same width and be longer but the finished dimensions will be VERY close to yours. About 1.5 feet wider than my current theater. Who did the acoustical design?

VERY VERY nice theater. VERY! Is the theater dark brown or black.
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The wall treatment looks like RPG BAD panels. Is it. Any built in bass traps? Ceiling height? My new theater to be starting in August will start out the same width and be longer but the finished dimensions will be VERY close to yours. About 1.5 feet wider than my current theater. Who did the acoustical design?

VERY VERY nice theater. VERY! Is the theater dark brown or black.

It's a combination of Quest panels and OC705. The four columns have the oc705 eight inches deep, the riser was built as a base trap and so is the soffit. A buddy of mine helped with the design. Thanks for your nice comments. The colors are GOM anchorage black and the red is GOM anchorage red delicious. Good luck on your upcoming build!

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WOW, fantastic theater, congrats!


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Thanks! The room is 22.5 x 19.5. The front row is 10'8" and the back row is 16' from the screen. Here is a pic of some of the treatments on the wall before fabric went up. You can also see my build thread at http://www.avsforum.com/t/1463750/the-crazy-home-theater-rebuild-thread

Thanks for the info. I took a look at your build thread and it looks great. I still can't get over the 150" screen. Is that a 2:35 screen or 16x9 screen. I know some one who has a screen that I think is 120in and that looks massive to me. 150" and sitting about 10 feet must really put you in the movie.

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WHOA--That is one stunning room! Congratulations on....well...everything in the above photos!

+1 Amazing Room!!!!
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Thanks for the info. I took a look at your build thread and it looks great. I still can't get over the 150" screen. Is that a 2:35 screen or 16x9 screen. I know some one who has a screen that I think is 120in and that looks massive to me. 150" and sitting about 10 feet must really put you in the movie.
Yeah my previous screen was 122 wide. Getting the larger screen was the main reason I began to want to remodel/rebuild.

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Yeah my previous screen was 122 wide. Getting the larger screen was the main reason I began to want to remodel/rebuild.
Even 122 seems very large to me. Enjoy that new screen.

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Awesome room!

How do you like the Escapes, btw? I'm considering them.

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Awesome room!

How do you like the Escapes, btw? I'm considering them.
Thanks! I absolutely love the escapes. I don't think they can be beat for the price

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As usual I come late to the party, man I love this room. Fantastic setup with quality gear.

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Stunning! Well done, jason4vu!
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Added a ps4 to the setup! Currently enjoying assassins creed and the new nba 2k14 has ridiculous graphics.

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What LED lighting did you use under the soffits and where did you purchase?

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What LED lighting did you use under the soffits and where did you purchase?

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Thanks. I bought the kit from ledwholesalers.com.

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Do you have any pictures of your gear? I didn't see any and I've love to see some.
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Very nice job, very good planning and execution! Got me wondering, how old was the old theater?

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Very nice job, very good planning and execution! Got me wondering, how old was the old theater?
Started off with a CRT fp and screen on the wall in 2002. Did a remodel in 2004 where I added the false front screen wall and 2nd row seating + soffit and a lot of woodwork. In 2006 I switched from a 16x9 screen to a 122 inch wide 2.35 screen. This year I completely tore out everything in the room including riser and soffit and started fresh. At first I thought it was a little crazy but it turned out great.

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Curious, what made you move from a 16:9 to a 2:35 ratio on the screen? I'm in the process of trying to figure out what is the best solution for my space and usage. That screen size sounds huge for the viewing distance. All of the calculators seem to recommend much smaller sizes. Do you get headaches at all? Thanks
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Curious, what made you move from a 16:9 to a 2:35 ratio on the screen? I'm in the process of trying to figure out what is the best solution for my space and usage. That screen size sounds huge for the viewing distance. All of the calculators seem to recommend much smaller sizes. Do you get headaches at all? Thanks
Decided to go 2.35 originally because a lot of what I watched was in that aspect ratio and I couldn't stand that the image got smaller vs regular 16:9 material. My first 2.35 screen was the same height as the 16:9 screen I replaced so I had the same size for 16:9 but for scope movies it got bigger just like at the theater. In the new build I increased screen size substantially and I love the change. No headaches for me or guests. First row is almost 11' and back row is 16'. The front row is very immersive but not uncomfortable. I sit in the back row probably 60% of the time. What will be your seating distances from screen and what size are you looking at?

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The viewing position will be approx 11' and I was thinking 110" diagonal or approx 93" across. Basically the gap between two windows. Thanks
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The viewing position will be approx 11' and I was thinking 110" diagonal or approx 93" across. Basically the gap between two windows. Thanks
If you are being limited in width by the two windows probably would be best to go the 16:9 route. That way you will be maximizing both aspect ratios.

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Thanks. It's more of a cosmetic limitation than anything else. Although I would need light blocking screen to compensate for the windows. If I went bigger. I had asked Big Mouth his thoughts as well and he recommended performing the 45 degree measurement. It comes to similar results of approx 93 to 96" across.
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