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How do you manage 2.35:1 content? I'm sure the 8350 doesn't have lens memory.


Update: I missed where you said you were zooming by hand. That gives me hope. I have 2.35 aspirations but its definitely gotta be on the cheap.


Oops, missed this sorry. Yeah, you found the answer. If you are height limited I say go 2:35:1 for sure. I've been zooming/taking in and out the masking panels for 2.5 years and it's not that bad. I will like getting a projector that does it at the touch of a button some day but I'm in no hurry.


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You need more woofage rolleyes.gif

And I thought I had a lot of sub power. I'm sure it sounds phenomenal!!!

Very nice!!!!!

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HEY

update your thread. Your pics don't have your acoustic panels on the ceiling. I was trying to reference them to KCNitro07.

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Whoa, nice man.

Make a world of difference?

Having experienced Beast's room this last weekend, I think I am going to do what I can to make my room as dead as possible. I really enjoyed it.
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Looks great, Carp! One of these days we'll have to trek out your way and do the KC tour. tongue.gif Summer?


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Hey East Coast Boys....Talk of an annual AVSforum gathering was mentioned in Beast's thread. KC is centrally located (IE cheap plane tickets and lodging) has a bunch of enthusiasts and a park shelterhouse called the Band Stand which really ROCKs.

Think we should consider doing an AVSforum enthusiast gathering at the Band Stand that could include peeps from all over? Playing loud music is what the Band Stand is for! You can rent the building for $110 for capacities up to 250 people. Electricity included.





I'm going to drop this post into Beast's thread too.

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Whoa, nice man.

Make a world of difference?

Having experienced Beast's room this last weekend, I think I am going to do what I can to make my room as dead as possible. I really enjoyed it.


No, not a huge difference but enough to notice - although I haven't done a blind comparison.

I don't know how dead I want to go, I could see the 212's getting dull sounding in a dead room like you were talking about.


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Looks great, Carp! One of these days we'll have to trek out your way and do the KC tour. tongue.gif Summer?


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Those panels look about as big as my basement! lol what are the dimensions?

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Ha, optical illusion - I was standing on the 2nd row riser. They are 4 feet by 2 feet.


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how "deep" are they, thats the part that looks big looks like they hang from the ceiling like 6 "

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There is 1.5 inches of space between them and the ceiling and I think they are 3.5 inches thick, maybe 4. They are the 242 GIK panels.


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lol my ceiling is a whole 7'2" in the basement, Jonathan would hit his head on those i mmy room :P

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Mine are 7' 8" so I still think it would work in your room.


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My new JTR 215's




The 8 SI subs are now stacked floor to ceiling in the corners behind the 215's. I made a wooden frame and covered it in velvet to cover the subs.


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ooooh, ahhhh, wow!! That's awesome Carp.
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Bought some new chairs, updated some pictures of the room on the first post.


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MOAR SEATS!!!

Nice and comfy. Always loved your room and it just keeps getting better and better!


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Nice and comfy. Always loved your room and it just keeps getting better and better!

Thanks Scott!

Update on the chairs. I had to take them back. I loved them I thought and they were very comfortable at first but they got crazy hot after about an hour! This happened every time so I took them back and went with real leather should be here in a few weeks. I'm glad I went with a local store instead of just ordering on the internet or I would have been stuck with them.


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Thanks Scott!

Update on the chairs. I had to take them back. I loved them I thought and they were very comfortable at first but they got crazy hot after about an hour! This happened every time so I took them back and went with real leather should be here in a few weeks. I'm glad I went with a local store instead of just ordering on the internet or I would have been stuck with them.
Ahhhh, don't say this. I am planning on buying blind off the Internet. I really don't have a choice as there are really not many places that even carry theater chairs nearby. I never thought about them being hot? We bought one of those foam beds a long time ago and took it back because of the same thing, just to hot, but is was comfy. I think now they make em allot cooler. I gotta find someplace local that sells something like this, but I don't think I am going to find it. I actually bought the same chair Gorilla has in his theater because I like it so much at one of the GTG's. I could get two or three more of them, that could possibly work.

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Ahhhh, don't say this. I am planning on buying blind off the Internet. I really don't have a choice as there are really not many places that even carry theater chairs nearby. I never thought about them being hot? We bought one of those foam beds a long time ago and took it back because of the same thing, just to hot, but is was comfy. I think now they make em allot cooler. I gotta find someplace local that sells something like this, but I don't think I am going to find it.

What are you thinking of buying? I've sat in quite a few chairs now since we have some stores locally that carry HT seating.

So far Row One (they used to be Barcalounger or they merged or something) have been my favorites but I've only sat in the Manhattan style from Row One. The one I bought was a bit "shinier" looking than all the other chairs, I think that type of bonded leather just didn't breath very well.

I went in yesterday and literally sat in another Manhattan that had the non shiny bonded leather for an hour! Yeah, I'm a little OCD. After an hour it was much better than the seat I bought but it was still just a little warm so I figured I'd play it safe, spend more money (yikes) and get the real leather.

I like the Row One Manhattan because it is soft but doesn't get uncomfortable over long periods of time (well, other than getting hot) and it reclines further than the Pallisers. I've sat in many styles of the Pallisers and the Rhumba is my favorite but all of them I wish they reclined further.

I do wish the Manhattan had a higher back, but then there is the issue of blocking the surrounds so it's a trade-off.

I've done so much researching chairs in the last few weeks it's nuts.


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Hey there's always craigslist

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Yeah I was on CL looking for 2 months or so. I went over to a guy's place that lived a mile away, he had the 4 seat curved middle loveseat configuration. I liked them but didn't love them. I'm very picky about seats for some reason.


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What are you thinking of buying? I've sat in quite a few chairs now since we have some stores locally that carry HT seating.

So far Row One (they used to be Barcalounger or they merged or something) have been my favorites but I've only sat in the Manhattan style from Row One. The one I bought was a bit "shinier" looking than all the other chairs, I think that type of bonded leather just didn't breath very well.

I went in yesterday and literally sat in another Manhattan that had the non shiny bonded leather for an hour! Yeah, I'm a little OCD. After an hour it was much better than the seat I bought but it was still just a little warm so I figured I'd play it safe, spend more money (yikes) and get the real leather.

I like the Row One Manhattan because it is soft but doesn't get uncomfortable over long periods of time (well, other than getting hot) and it reclines further than the Pallisers. I've sat in many styles of the Pallisers and the Rhumba is my favorite but all of them I wish they reclined further.

I do wish the Manhattan had a higher back, but then there is the issue of blocking the surrounds so it's a trade-off.

I've done so much researching chairs in the last few weeks it's nuts.
Well I was going to do 5 seats. One row of 3 and maybe 2 in the back that do not recline. I really don't have the room to do two rows, but thought I could put in a pair of regular movie seats in the back for the kids along with a few high end nice seats for the adults in the front. I could just do a row of 4 and worry about a 2nd row riser later on and do something like you did with a riser build. I want something nice for sure, I was thing about $699 or so a chair?. I chatted with Jonathan about it and he said being a big guy I want something that sinks in nice. I have looked on the theater seat store and they have a million on them, I don't even know where to start. This week I am working on chairs and a screen. So my nerves are shot at this point. Does not help being a noob. My sheet rock is done, so It is getting close to time to get this stuff ordered.

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Well I was going to do 5 seats. One row of 3 and maybe 2 in the back that do not recline. I really don't have the room to do two rows, but thought I could put in a pair of regular movie seats in the back for the kids along with a few high end nice seats for the adults in the front. I could just do a row of 4 and worry about a 2nd row riser later on and do something like you did with a riser build. I want something nice for sure, I was thing about $699 or so a chair?. I chatted with Jonathan about it and he said being a big guy I want something that sinks in nice. I have looked on the theater seat store and they have a million on them, I don't even know where to start. This week I am working on chairs and a screen. So my nerves are shot at this point. Does not help being a noob. My sheet rock is done, so It is getting close to time to get this stuff ordered.
If you like to sink in and recline far back the Row One Manhattan might be for you too. However, there is a Plaza model from row one that has a little taller back and compartments in the arms and it's cheaper! Under 1400 delivered for 2 chairs. I'll send you a link, I gotta go to my daughters swim lessons.


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If you like to sink in and recline far back the Row One Manhattan might be for you too. However, there is a Plaza model from row one that has a little taller back and compartments in the arms and it's cheaper! Under 1400 delivered for 2 chairs. I'll send you a link, I gotta go to my daughters swim lessons.
I have a lead on some chairs that are sold right here is Jersey, but unfortunately the place is up by NYC about a 2hr ride. They are Fushions. They seem pretty popular however they are a bit pricy for the Escape's that I like. They are $2600 bucks. They have the cheaper material and they are $300 bucks cheaper. I would like to ride up and sit in them, but that is a haul, not to mention a nightmare with traffic. I may roll the dice and just get them. The wife and I went to dinner last night then went on a hunt for theater chairs. The only ones we found were a curved set of 5 but they had big compartments in-between and the set was huge!! Way to big for my room. On the flip side they were so comfortable, my wife kept saying she loved how she sank in and she loved the power recline. If I had the room I would have bought that set. I would love to find them in a row of 3, but smaller.

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I'm torn between those and either these Berkline Reno's or a very similar Octane XL700 in triple curved like that picture.

If you get them (or if you have sat in them) I'd like to know.


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I'm torn between those and either these Berkline Reno's or a very similar Octane XL700 in triple curved like that picture.

If you get them (or if you have sat in them) I'd like to know.
Sure thing. I may jet up there tomorrow if he has them on the floor to sit in. It's about 2 hours away, but the traffic just sucks in that area.

He also told me he has new model under the Escape called the Streamline, he is taking preorders for them now. Might be something else to look at. I will be sure to let you know what I find. These Escapes are so sweet.

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