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post #91 of 113 Old 09-09-2013, 09:31 AM
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Thanks for the explanation mrfatbill.

Bardia, as i explained in my previous posts, I was very interested and was looking forward to the release of the Red ray laser projector earlier this year, So in the meantime i decided to go with something temporary and purchased the 6020 with the panamorph 480. I will wait a little more and upgrade to the vw1000 or something similar later down the road.
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Awesome theater, awesome theme! Can't be more jealous! cool.gif
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A gorgeous theater. Congrats!

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It does look nice but not really Superman like though, no crystals or anything.
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I really wish I had 100K for a theater mad.gif
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Amazing theater. I feel pretty proud that I have a virtually identical screen (DIY ~138' 2.35:1 curved using Seymour XD). I know it sounds pretty expensive, but honestly, 100k for the build plus the amazing sound and video isn't that bad, is it? Those speakers, man. I think about that scene in The Italian Job and wonder if those speakers would blow a woman's clothes off. One can hope. smile.gif


Holy moly 138 ft screen! You bought an old theater? smile.gif

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New Sony 4K HDMI 2, may be an option: http://www.cepro.com/article/sony_vplvw500es_4k_home_theater_projector_features_hdmi_20/

That said, listened to a really interesting episode of HomeTheaterGeeks with product manager from Cristie Digital. His opinion is that even commercial cinema doesn't require 4K (unless it's an exceptionally large screen)
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Thanks for the info Mark, I was following the vw500ES thread. If i had to choose, it would have to be the 1000ES since i feel with my 140 inch wide screen and 3D addiction, the 500ES post calib wont be able to light up 3D content to reference levels.

Its already been a couple of years since the intro of the 1000ES so i hoped instead of releasing the 500ES, they would be releasing a successor to the 1000ES with more light output and native anamorphic option etc for the same price of $25K or a little higher, and still keep producing the 1000ES but bringing down its price to the quoted msrp of the 500ES which is $10,000. Wishful thinking rolleyes.gif

Hmm interesting... i have to watch that episode later....
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What lighting was used above the screen? Are those can lights or? I guess I really want to know what size they are.
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Congratulations, vikgrao!

I was about halfway through the build thread for this awesome home theater when I noticed this award thread. I feel like I just peeked at the last page of a novel I was reading.

This build interested me because one of the priorities for my eventual HT project will be sound isolation. The WAF for my project will be directly proportional to the degree to which I am able to keep sound inside the room. You can be sure I'll be showing my wife vikgrao's build thread to support my claim that a high degree of sound isolation is possible.

Hopefully I can keep the wife away from all posts referencing the overall cost of the build. wink.gif Unfortunately, I'll be limited to a much smaller budget, but hopefully I can learn valuable lessons from vikgrao's build that will translate into a good outcome in my home.

At least initially, I won't have to contain the sound output of such a robust audio system at my place. But as others have said here and elsewhere, the room is the hardest aspect of the HT to upgrade later, so I hope I can do a decent job the first time around.
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What lighting was used above the screen? Are those can lights or? I guess I really want to know what size they are.

They are Lowes Utilitech 4 inch can lights.
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Congratulations, vikgrao!

I was about halfway through the build thread for this awesome home theater when I noticed this award thread. I feel like I just peeked at the last page of a novel I was reading.

This build interested me because one of the priorities for my eventual HT project will be sound isolation. The WAF for my project will be directly proportional to the degree to which I am able to keep sound inside the room. You can be sure I'll be showing my wife vikgrao's build thread to support my claim that a high degree of sound isolation is possible.

Hopefully I can keep the wife away from all posts referencing the overall cost of the build. wink.gif Unfortunately, I'll be limited to a much smaller budget, but hopefully I can learn valuable lessons from vikgrao's build that will translate into a good outcome in my home.

At least initially, I won't have to contain the sound output of such a robust audio system at my place. But as others have said here and elsewhere, the room is the hardest aspect of the HT to upgrade later, so I hope I can do a decent job the first time around.

Thanks! and good luck with the build.
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I have to say, I think you made the right decision on your projector, not that what I think matters wink.gif I'm in the same situation, but with a slightly larger screen. Went from a 3chip 720p with ISCO III on 1.4 gain screen and I'm switching the screen out for a 2.2 gainer and am pretty sure I'll be picking up a 6020. I'm anxiously watching the 4k and HDMI 2.0 evolution and when I find a projector with the light output required, I'll move the Epson to another room. Whatever projector I end up with will be able to use the ISCO and the lower gain screen. In the meantime I'll be enjoying 3D with some pretty decent brightness.
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Shouldn't there be ice crystals? wink.gif
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I also noticed and enjoyed that tibbit.
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I don't understand the grief over the 6020, it seems to merely be a place holder for when something newer comes down the line. A greater portion of the money was spent on the SPACE, which is WAY harder to change then unplugging and replacing a projector in the future. Vik did things the smart way, he obviously could have dropped $20k on a projector if he wanted too but with the way things are changing he made the smart call and got something that fits his current needs with plenty of room for upgrading in the next year or two.

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Nice work Vikgrao. Well done indeed.

Count me as someone else who also feels you spent money wisely in the right spots first. The direction you took makes a lot of sense.

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For all those who have yet to meet Vikgrao's theater builder, Jeff Parkinson.

Here is a recent interview by Scott Wilkinson at CEDIA:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1492717/installer-avs-member-jeff-parkinson-bigmouthindc/0_100
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Vikgrao, your home theater isn't AWESOME. It is SUPER-MAN!
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Wicked HT !!!


Not sure if It was posted, what is the crossover point ?
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Very nice setup man!

Hope you enjoy it as much as all of the rest of us do from afar!
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