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post #31 of 55 Old 07-14-2014, 03:26 PM
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Great job!

Do you have any pictures of your Projector & Panamorph PS-100U anamorphic lens setup. How does that work with other formats on your 2:35 screen?

Please don't quote the whole article with pictures and all.
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Cool looking space! Great job working around that low ceiling. I thought mine was low at 6ft 11"! I like your Salamander seats too was considering those.
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Great setup. Could you add a picture of your projector and it's orientation and location?
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This theater is inspiring me to keep plugging away at my new theater build. Such a transformation of space (in only six weeks!?!?!), from basic storage to a fully furnished lair - no public cinema can come close (emotionally) to walking thru the door of your own home theater. And a basement theater means total light control!

I've never in my life heard a decent sound system at a theater. I have read that they do exist, but I've never experienced one.
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Great setup. Could you add a picture of your projector and it's orientation and location?
look a couple posts back, and you wil see my pj and anamorphic lens
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Amazed by the transformation of small basement to a cool looking HT setup.
BTW what are the dimension of the room?
This is inspirational for me as I also looking for building a theater in my 16 x 12 x 8 half basement room.
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BTW what are the dimension of the room?
This is inspirational for me as I also looking for building a theater in my 16 x 12 x 8 half basement room.
Thanks for the Kudos The dimensions (without counting the two walls and doors to hide the HVAC)....12 feet wide and roughly 23 feet long.....I'm sure you could make your own 'cave' like i did; the only challenge I see for you is doing 7.1, but anything is possible, right
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I bet that increased the value of your property above what you spent.
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Congrats man. I have read this page awhile back and it turned out to be a great theater. I had told KBMAN it was one of my favorites. I can appreciate this build because I have a tough space, but I am making it work. I actually think this is the fun side of this hobby watching guys build a theater in a space that is difficult and challenging. I would really like to see more build threads like this. I think there are allot of guys out there that don't realize that they could have a dedicated media room in that small room or small space. You don't need 50K and a huge room, you can make it happen.
Agreed! I love to see these more affordable rooms and what you can do without dropping $50k+. (not that there is anything wrong with that )

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Thanks you guys!!!!
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Congratulations, nice work !

To you and your dad !
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Awesome stuff!
Gives me hope! Buying my first home, closing end of September and the basement has a really low ceiling, too.
This theater proves it can be done!!
Enjoy KB!
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Thanks Scott for the great write up and congrats to Terry on a great build! Truely an encouragement to those of us with older homes...I too have a head scraper of a ceiling in the basement of my 1948 bungalow and can commiserate with you on the challenges it creates...fortunately I'm only 5'10'' haha... Great job Terry and thanks for sharing your journey.
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Thanks Scott for the great write up and congrats to Terry on a great build! Truely an encouragement to those of us with older homes...I too have a head scraper of a ceiling in the basement of my 1948 bungalow and can commiserate with you on the challenges it creates...fortunately I'm only 5'10'' haha... Great job Terry and thanks for sharing your journey.
Yes thank you Scott Wilkinson for making this happen on the web. I really enjoyed what you had to write about me, my dad, and the contractors making all this come together! And thank you fellow AVS's for your courteous and honest opinions about what I have done :d
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I have family in Grass Valley. If I lived there a home theater of this quality would be mandatory part of the home. The movie theater there is like being in a home theater but with a smaller screen.

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I have family in Grass Valley. If I lived there a home theater of this quality would be mandatory part of the home. The movie theater there is like being in a home theater but with a smaller screen.
As I agree with part of what you said about the movies theaters in this area, I would allaborate that relatively, the screen size is about the same as my setup. The only difference that REALLY distiguishes my theater is THE SOUND; most, if not all theaters in the Gold Country are lack-luster at best, when it comes to the overall sound quality. You are welcome to come up for a test drive of The Duck and Cover Theater if you like
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Looks great -- Congrats Terry!
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Thanks for the props, and also the help on explaining how to use zone 2 on my Integra to control the volume of my new Buttkickers BTW, I have since got a piece of 5/8th's plywood, and bolted it to the underside of my front row; now the Buttkickers are really hopp'n
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Just a heads-up here Folks with a 'bump' to come with new pics! My D&C theater looks quite the same, except for some minor, and some major modifications...Remember the show Night Rider? Yes, it's that final episode where Kit gets the make-over LOL....I'm currently adding a single chair, THIRD ROW...and some great upgrades that include the Marantz AV7702 with ATMOS (with it's successes and challenges) amongst some other mod's that are more esthetic (CD storage, Signage, etc...)...STAY TUNED! Thank you so much Scott Wilkinson again for taking the time, and esp. the Passion we all have for this beautiful preservation of the 'Moving Pictures'.....! (Hat is off),

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Nice job!

Great Job; LOVE that DTS sign. Wish I had one.
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Daylightdon ,

Thanks! still in the works with pics and all, but I've got my whole shadowbox now covered in absolute black velvet OH, and for the DTS sign...I had REALLY wanted this sign back in '05?, but DTS went to the red/white design. I luckily found this sign USED, here on AVS or audiogon for a measily $50. It is one of my favorite decor pieces in my theater
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Now THAT is a nice HT. Nice, very very nice!
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Thanks! still in the works with pics and all, but I've got my whole shadowbox now covered in absolute black velvet OH, and for the DTS sign...I had REALLY wanted this sign back in '05?, but DTS went to the red/white design. I luckily found this sign USED, here on AVS or audiogon for a measily $50. It is one of my favorite decor pieces in my theater
Sent an email to DTS but no response yet.......................................
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Sent an email to DTS but no response yet.......................................
Good Luck with that response...I talked with them over 10 years ago, and no dice on the sign (and most definitely out-of-production). A better approach would be for someone to do some nice reproductions, although with DTS' approval of course. Just borrow the neighbors 3D printer! A third, possible thing to do is to try and snag some DTS signs with a going-out-of-biz MOVIE THEATER...just some ideas...
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