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What was the first movie played?

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Tom - Though I never met you in person I consider you a kindred spirit, we both love DIY stuff!
Congratulations on HT of the Month!
From your whole story I'd use the word "Tenacity" to describe you...

Now, 2 questions:
  1. If you had a do-over what would you do differently?
  2. I see others also asked are you planning HT 2.0, so are you or taking a break?

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How does the HT sound on both music & movies?
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This post just made my day!!!

I am in the process of finishing my basement and getting a HT setup done so this is very inspiring. But for someone to be persistent for an entire decade and stay focused, despite floods and hurricanes--- all I can say is Wow!!! You, sir, deserve a lot of respect!

Here's wishing you many years of joy in your "Theater" !
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This is great! Congrats on finishing your Theater, and having a successful Premier! It's inspiring to guys like me who are either working on a Theater, or still have their heads in the clouds dreaming up ideas for one.
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Such a great story with a grand opening to boot. Congrats on the award. It is well deserved.

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What was the first movie played?
Truthfully, I don't remember. Loganess and I started watching movies down there not long after I hung the projector but the total room was not finished. The theater area was pretty much done but there was still work on the bar and in the hallways and bathroom, especially installing the closet doors. I put together a 15 minute demo for the Grand Opening because I had almost 50 people. I brought people down about 12 at a time to run the demo.

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If you had a do-over what would you do differently?
I see others also asked are you planning HT 2.0, so are you or taking a break?
Now, 2 answers:

1) I think I would have waited longer to buy equipment as so much has changed since I started. Although, at the time, I was still, shall we say, optimistic, about the length of time it would take to finish. IF I had a complete do-over (and a LOT more money) I would have paid to move the mechanicals and bathroom rough-ins into the area that is now the theater which would have opened a bigger area in what is now the storage area, mechanical room, bathroom, hallways, and closets. The temptation is to say "I wish I had a better, drawn out plan," but I really don't. I had a VISION and I feel like I met it. Maybe it's something I've picked from my experience managing IT projects. You can plan the heck out of project and commit it to paper, but what happens when something changes the plan...how do you react? I changed directions and details a few times, but the VISION was always there and i feel really good about the results.

2) No, I'm not considering an HT 2.0. The only upgrades I'm considering at this time is that I ran a lighting circuit to the proscenium. I haven't found a flexible moulding to run the lights inside a channel. It looks like I probably have to kerf the crap out of a piece of wood. Second, I'm at the end of life of the first bulb on the projector. I was contemplating fleabaying it and getting a Panny 8000 for its 3D capability (yes, I'm a fan!). I got a free bulb with the projector and I found a used VIP 3D Theater, so I'll put in the new bulb and see what shakes out when 4K projectors are more readily available. Third, I am REALLY thinking about an upgrade to an OPPO player. The only other thing is, maybe, try my hand at making cabinet doors for the bar cabinets. I don't think any of that constitutes an HT 2.0.

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I don't really listen to music in the theater. Although, I've always thought the EAGLES Farewell DVD (yes, DVD) sounds pretty awesome in there. As far as I'm concerned, movies sound great! As big as the area is, I CAN crank up that SVS sub to pressurize the room. At one point, LOGANNESS and my son were in the kitchen and it vibrated the floor...they thought it was another earthquake. I've lowered the noise floor enough that I don't have to crank it up to hear the quiet parts and I feel as though I have great clarity in the center channel. I believe it was good advice from Axiom to add that surround back QS8 due to the odd shape of the room...I am quite happy with the surround envelope. I suppose a real pro can calibrate it and the projector and I may see and hear a difference, but as is, I am quite happy. Maybe one of these days I'll get into REW and have a calibration party.
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Definitely different.

And the payoff is never certain: Some observers contend that a generation has already been trained to be content with the small screen.

Some servers can do non-encrypted playback to an A/V projector, but it's just a ridiculously expensive media player if you don't have a cinema projector.
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Congrats on your project. We used to live in NOVA and know how crucial it is to keep the sump pump working. Where did you get your carpet? It looks really good.
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I bought the carpet through a now-defunct online store. The carpet is made by Joy Carpets and is called "Walk of Fame." You should be able to still find it.

One of the main reasons I went with this carpet is that it is 4 METERS wide, not 4 YARDS wide. The width of the room is just over 12 feet (drywall to drywall is 12'3" - finished with fabric treatments treatments is 12'1") so there is no seam required....it is all one piece.

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Congrats on finishing room!

After hearing over and over being "Loganed"...........now I have insight!


Welcome to HToM club!



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Congratulations!
This is "bittersweet", to see our favorite never-ending project wrap up.

So now - who are we going to pick on
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Nice work and you do know how to party!
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This is "bittersweet", to see our favorite never-ending project wrap up.

So now - who are we going to pick on

Ma: Then what, Tom?
Tom: Then it don't matter. I'll be all around in the dark - I'll be everywhere. Wherever you can look - wherever there's a screen, so people can watch, I'll be there. Wherever there's a guy beatin' up a guy to finish his room, I'll be there. I'll be in the way guys yell when they're mad that a new HDMI standard was just released and renders all their cabling obsolete. I'll be in the way kids laugh when they're watching Toy Story 12 and they know popcorn's ready, and when the people are eatin' the stuff they make right in their own lobby and livin' in the theaters they build - I'll be there, too.
Ma: I don't understand it, Tom.
Tom: Me, neither, Ma, but - just somethin' I been thinkin' about.

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I can't believe such a thing can even exist.. awesome! Enjoy
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Believe it, my friend. I, too, had my doubts. If you clap long enough, and laugh long enough and click your heels three times, it CAN come true!

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I've followed Mr. Logan's thread for a couple years now... very well deserved recognition/praise being deemed "Theater Of The Month" - congrats!!
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What a wonderful story and a wonderful accomplishment. I have sympathy over the flooding issues as my home theater was flooded on 3 occasions that included ruined carpeting. Fortunately none of my speakers or a/v equipment was affected as I was able to move them out of harms way. I therefore give you real credit for carrying on despite the water problems.

Enjoy your new theater-you earned it.

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Need more subs.
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^^^^ LOL! Maybe more subs one of these days, you know, ten years from now.
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Nice job!

I'm just about to embark on my first real HT (in an already finished basement) in a house I just bought. I don't really want to start ripping out dray wall, but not averse to wall treatments (some kind of coating below a to-be-installed, chair rail and some panels)

Could you elaborate a bit more on the materials you used on the walls, what their purpose is and the reason for the choice?

Is you side masking movable to account for different width (2.35:1, 16:9 and 4:3). If so, how did you tackle this?

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Could you elaborate a bit more on the materials you used on the walls, what their purpose is and the reason for the choice?

Is you side masking movable to account for different width (2.35:1, 16:9 and 4:3). If so, how did you tackle this?

Sorry for the delay in responding. I actually responded on Sat. from my phone but apparently Sprint really sucks. Anyway....

The treatments on the walls are to tame reflections and help with bass absorption per the acoustic plan I purchased. They are built as are as follows:

1) The sidewall frames are 1"x1" ripped from finger jointed pine and painted to match the material.
The material is Guilford of Maine (GOM) FR701 in maroon and stapled to the frame. The top is covered with the yellow trim, the bottom by the baseboard and the edges by other frames. The only frames I had to wrap the material around are the ones on the ends where you can actually see the sides. GET AN ELECTRIC (or AIR) STAPLER if you are planning to do this. You'll shoot about 1000 or more staples.
Inside the frames and behind the material is 1" Linacoustic (duct liner) up to 48" (just above the ear level), per plan. It works out as the Linacoustic is 47.5" wide.
The sidewalls run the length of the room, except behind the bar.

2) The front and back walls are basically the same except 2" Linacoustic per plan. The back wall frames are also ripped from finger jointed pine and are removable, as I need access to my whole house humidifier through that wall. The linacoustic on the front wall is screwed to the wall just enough to hold it in place. The material (black on the front wall) is spray adhered over top of it.

I have no masking. What you see is my screen wall and is friction fit in place. I use a Constant Image Height (CIH) screen at 2:35. When viewing 16:9 source material and the room is dark, the black bars on the sides are indistinguishable from the black sides. If I watch with SOME lights on or the curtain over the sliding door open, I can see the white of the screen, but it doesn't bother me at all. The black sides of the screen wall are pushed out in front of the screen and my L+R Axiom tower speakers sit behind them. The center and SVS sub sit behind the AT screen.

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The treatments on the walls are to tame reflections and help with bass absorption per the acoustic plan I purchased.
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Where did you purchase the acoustic plan from?

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I went with Bryan Pape (bpape) on the forums. I haven't see many (if ANY) of his posts lately, so I'm not sure if he's still around. You could try a PM to see if he's still doing the acoustic treatment plans.

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I went with Bryan Pape (bpape) on the forums. I haven't see many (if ANY) of his posts lately, so I'm not sure if he's still around. You could try a PM to see if he's still doing the acoustic treatment plans.
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Nice work


My big night was to print some Theater ticket when Star Wars was first available on DVD.
And my local Wall-mart only had 6 widescreen available and 6 full screen.
Sure glad, I took the day off to line-up at the door.


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what a GREAT HToTM, Tom! I love the 'vibe' of your theater, and the bar certainly helps My theater was a mere two months in construction, but I feel you on the bad back! I HAVE TO ASK, What was the first movie you played at the party? ....wait for it...."The Poseidon Adventure"???? hahahha...congrats, and I'm glad I stumbled onto this!!!
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Awesome build. I know the pain of waiting a decade to finally get it where you want to be. I've just about finished mine recently, but once the acoustic panels go up and it's official, I'm gonna be sure to steal a page out of your playbook with the opening night red carpet party. Good stuff.
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KBMAN and Rengozu -

Sorry for late reply but, well, you know. Actually I was on vacation and am just getting caught up.

Thanks for the kind words. Someone asked earlier about how music sounds in the room and I said that I don't really listen to music there. However, I HAVE upgraded to the Oppo player and have noticed a MARKED improvement in how Pandora sounds while we're having a Happy Hour at the bar. Of course some of that could be due the amount of alcohol consumed, but I'm happy with it.

Also, I've kept the Panny 4000 (which used to be referred to as the Panny 4K, however that now could be confusing) and replaced the bulb and have been quite happy. I'm still using the Netflix 2 Out Bluray plan, so we're still really enjoying the theater.

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It WAS good stuff, but pricey. I'm just sayin'.

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