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Forum: Community News & Polls   09-18-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,701
Posted By rabident
What was the size of the Dolby room and what...

What was the size of the Dolby room and what speakers were used?
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-16-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 65,596
Posted By rabident
When I read it, I was thinking vw600 stack. ...

When I read it, I was thinking vw600 stack.

The Lumis can be as bright as 5,000 lumens, but they don't say what the CR is at that brightness. To get the rated 30k:1 CR, lumens drop to 3700 if I...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-16-2014, 05:59 PM
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Views: 65,596
Posted By rabident
Do you have more info on the double & quad...

Do you have more info on the double & quad stacking? Do they have some sort of a rig that aligns the projectors and allows minor tweaks to converge the projectors? How did they split and feed the...
Forum: Speakers   09-15-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 19,398
Views: 1,930,032
Posted By rabident
What do the HTM1D go for used? I have one in my...

What do the HTM1D go for used? I have one in my bedroom that I never use.
Forum: Latest Industry News   09-09-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 12,580
Posted By rabident
Doesn't sound like it to me.

Doesn't sound like it to me.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-30-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By rabident
1) I'm not sure the exact height, but they are...

1) I'm not sure the exact height, but they are pretty tall. It may not work for you if space is tight. Here is a build thread that shows the can lights in the "beams" in detail (bottom pics in...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-28-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Posted By rabident
How would you rate these: 12 speaker cables,...

How would you rate these:

12 speaker cables, 2 hdmi, 1 cat6, 1 coax. = $2000, plus installation fee

Insulation for interior of a drywalled room. = 1400sqft. $2300, plus installation fee....
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-28-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By rabident
They will walk through it. Not much help on...

They will walk through it. Not much help on speakers or acoustics since that's not what they do, but as far as building a soundproof shell they will tell you everything you need to know. It's going...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-28-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2,000
Views: 127,814
Posted By rabident
Raleigh not too far either. Almost have enough...

Raleigh not too far either. Almost have enough for a south east GTG if any one of us can manage to get our room done.
Forum: 3D Content   08-28-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 22,314
Posted By rabident
I don't understand the naysayers. If you don't...

I don't understand the naysayers. If you don't like 3D, don't watch it. It's not like the 2D option is taken from you. Paper or plastic? Pick what you want for whatever reason, but why hope or...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-26-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,086
Posted By rabident
To be clear, none of what you are alluding to...

To be clear, none of what you are alluding to here happened in my case either. I said yes to Procella. They were cheaper than the Genelec 1034B's I was looking at and I knew how Dennis felt about...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-23-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10,454
Views: 519,307
Posted By rabident
Anyone know the step up in price for the higher...

Anyone know the step up in price for the higher end commercial Sony 515 / 510. I've never seen a company make something so hard to buy. I can't even get a price. I've seen the 615 listed at $100k,...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-17-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,165
Posted By rabident
I think the percentage is the same, but in our...

I think the percentage is the same, but in our dreams we all make more money than real life.

There is also a huge spread in LCD costs. Sharp has an 80" for $3k. Sony has a 84" for $25,000. I...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-17-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,086
Posted By rabident
The clip spacing in the picture you posted is...

The clip spacing in the picture you posted is much denser than mine. I was hoping there was a reason for that, other than your plans are right and my plans were wrong.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-17-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By rabident
Checkout these links: ...

Checkout these links:

http://www.philips.com/e/screeneo/ This comes up under $3k on Google.

http://www.cnet.com/products/lg-hecto-dlp-projector-series/ They say $8999. Not sure if it's out...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-17-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,086
Posted By rabident
Also, if you've got pics of the attached house...

Also, if you've got pics of the attached house going up, we like to see that too.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-17-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,086
Posted By rabident
Did the design above take into account the extra...

Did the design above take into account the extra weight of Atmos speakers as part of the clip/channel layout?
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-13-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,096
Posted By rabident
How do the lower end Sharp's compare at home...

How do the lower end Sharp's compare at home after calibration vs the store? They don't hold up well in the store, especially with the Sony native 4k demo material. I don't like the blown out...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-07-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 985
Posted By rabident
The value of the home & surrounding homes has to...

The value of the home & surrounding homes has to be considered too. That's true for any home improvement, especially an addition. Factor in everything everyone said above, come up with a realistic...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-21-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By rabident
Classe is coming out with a new lower cost...

Classe is coming out with a new lower cost version of the SSP 800, for ~ $5000.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-18-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2,000
Views: 127,814
Posted By rabident
Does seem way overbuilt. I've seen some...

Does seem way overbuilt.

I've seen some threads where the wainscoting or other hard surface wood in the room was angled towards the floor slightly, presumably to help with reflections. Doesn't...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-17-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2,000
Views: 127,814
Posted By rabident
I'm pretty sure you can return it. At least...

I'm pretty sure you can return it. At least that's what John told me when we were overkilling the order - better to have more & return some than to run out. I probably have enough extra clips to do...
Forum: Speakers   07-13-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 6,949
Posted By rabident
You're being overly sensitive. It was all good...

You're being overly sensitive. It was all good advice.

Different designers have different ideas about what is important and how the room should sound. Dennis is known to build rooms more on the...
Forum: Speakers   07-13-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 6,949
Posted By rabident
In OP's case, I would say trust the designer. ...

In OP's case, I would say trust the designer. You're paying decent money for him to design every other aspect of the room, and then to build it. Why cheap out on the speakers? More importantly,...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-13-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,517
Posted By rabident
Fair enough. I will refrain from doing so in the...

Fair enough. I will refrain from doing so in the future.
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