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post #91 of 105 Old 01-15-2014, 08:34 PM
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Great job on new move theater Thanks for the inspiration
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I was aware of the 8350's spotty reputation - I actually have a good friend who's been through two himself due to the green blob issue. I got mine as an Epson refurb with full factory warranty for less than $800 however - and on such a tight budget, there simply wasn't any other option even in the same league. Here's hoping I have good luck.

And thanks again to everyone! I really appreciate the kind words.

I wouldn't worry too much about this. Epson has figured out what the issue with their bulbs failing early was. I believe they fixed this back in 2011-2012. smile.gif

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This looks super cool. Good job done!
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So very nice!
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This is a really cool build! Awesome job...I wish I had the talents to do the build out myself like David did. I will never forget this build and one day when I downsize my house this build will definitely come back to me.

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Can somebody tell me what the table is? Is it from ikea? Maybe DIY? It's nice and simple!
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Can somebody tell me what the table is? Is it from ikea? Maybe DIY? It's nice and simple!
It's an Ikea PS Bruse coffee table from 2009. Unfortunately it was a limited edition and they don't make it anymore.

That said it would be super simple to DIY. Find a nice reclaimed plank, sand, urethane, and screw some nice powder coated trestle legs (ikea probably still has them) underneath. Done!
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It's an Ikea PS Bruse coffee table from 2009. Unfortunately it was a limited edition and they don't make it anymore.

That said it would be super simple to DIY. Find a nice reclaimed plank, sand, urethane, and screw some nice powder coated trestle legs (ikea probably still has them) underneath. Done!
Cool! Thanks for the reply!
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Don't you think the screen is too high?
It's been a long time I visited a cinema (probably 10 years). I used to sit in the middle row and I don't recall that I have to look up that much. Is everyone looking up instead of looking forward or even down (at least till 2/3 to the back of the cinema)?
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Don't you think the screen is too high?
It's been a long time I visited a cinema (probably 10 years). I used to sit in the middle row and I don't recall that I have to look up that much. Is everyone looking up instead of looking forward or even down (at least till 2/3 to the back of the cinema)?
I built it to be the same as 1/4 to 1/3 of the way back in a modern stadium-seat cinema, which is where I usually sit. It's a little bit higher than some or most place the screen, but working in a small space always forces a compromise - in this case clearance for the subs and stack underneath.

The lowish basement ceiling and soffit also causes a bit of an optical illusion as it brings the room height down to about 7 feet at the screen. Long story short, a little high, but adults are looking straight not up.
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Very nice home theater room. Nice use of such a small space.
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I see this a lot, and I have to wonder. With the equipment in a closed rack like that, behind a door, isn't heat an issue? I have an Onkyo that was open to the back, but closed on the front, top and sides, and the amount of heat it was pumping scared the bejeesus out of me. I eventually took off the glass doors in front. And the Onkyo has lost the ability to process codecs. As long as I feed it LPCM, it's okay, anything else I get sub thumps and tweeter twitters (my phrase).
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I see this a lot, and I have to wonder. With the equipment in a closed rack like that, behind a door, isn't heat an issue?
Active management is pretty critical in a confined space. In Hobbit 1, my rack was open at the front and back, with a single passive vent on top, and would get unacceptably hot - to the point where my PlayStation 3 would go into thermal shutdown during heavy gaming.

The rack in this theater is much more actively vented. I put a large passive intake vent underneath towards the front, and a 6" low velocity, high flow exhaust fan high in the rear door. Each shelf has air gaps at the front and rear edges, which forces cool air from the bottom vent across each component, and out the back. The overall airflow is bottom-to-top and front-to-back which works with the radiant heat pattern of most components.

The 5V fan is connected to the accessory USB port of my Onkyo, so that whenever the system is powered, the rack is being cooled. With this system, the equipment barely even gets warm in use.

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This theater is very cool and has really got me thinking. I'm about to embark on building a 23 x 23 family room with a cathedral ceiling that I've considered placing a pull down screen and projector in. However, as it will not be a dedicated HT room, light control etc will be very difficult. But my LR, which is 23 x 12 with 8' ceiling, which is probably going to be rarely used once the new room is built, may be ideal for a theater. Hmm. Nice work. Sir.
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Active management is pretty critical in a confined space. In Hobbit 1, my rack was open at the front and back, with a single passive vent on top, and would get unacceptably hot - to the point where my PlayStation 3 would go into thermal shutdown during heavy gaming.

The rack in this theater is much more actively vented. I put a large passive intake vent underneath towards the front, and a 6" low velocity, high flow exhaust fan high in the rear door. Each shelf has air gaps at the front and rear edges, which forces cool air from the bottom vent across each component, and out the back. The overall airflow is bottom-to-top and front-to-back which works with the radiant heat pattern of most components.

The 5V fan is connected to the accessory USB port of my Onkyo, so that whenever the system is powered, the rack is being cooled. With this system, the equipment barely even gets warm in use.
Thanks for the info.
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