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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-28-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,626
Posted By damelon
At least the case in my theater, the signal...

At least the case in my theater, the signal reflects off of the screen. So to power on/off my projector I just point the projector remote at the screen, I don't have to turn around, so you may not...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-23-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 550
Posted By damelon
Hey neighbor! Ok, now you might want to also...

Hey neighbor! Ok, now you might want to also stop again. While true that you will want HVAC and outlets, you likely won't want the builder to do those either. For instance, if you are going to...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-22-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 550
Posted By damelon
You are right. Really what you are paying for...

You are right. Really what you are paying for are the basics. Overhead lighting, Drywall, outlets, paint, and carpet. Builders usually all do things one way. Even if you say it is a...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-22-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,240
Posted By damelon
I would think this isn't bad, except you don't...

I would think this isn't bad, except you don't need the wall where the TV is. You sound like you are big into fantasy if you want multiple screens going. Some projectors and such will do split...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-18-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,013
Posted By damelon
Don't skimp on your HVAC! It's even more...

Don't skimp on your HVAC! It's even more important when you're upstairs!
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-18-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By damelon
HDMI is the standard now. There are...

HDMI is the standard now. There are alternatives to just running a pre-built HDMI though, since you can run longer lenths with thinner cables such as CAT6 and convert it to HDMI. But then again...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-18-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By damelon
Thanks! As far as cost goes, there is a link to...

Thanks! As far as cost goes, there is a link to a spreadsheet in there which lists all of my costs for the entire build (approx, I might have missed a few things)
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-18-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By damelon
It's not as easy as just giving a general...

It's not as easy as just giving a general location. Reflection points will vary depending on your room dimensions and speaker placement. Where you sit in the room will also make the sound you...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-27-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2,472
Views: 277,099
Posted By damelon
Thanks! I really like how it turned out. At...

Thanks! I really like how it turned out. At least I'm finished with this year's project! I might mess with cutting some wall plates a bit this week and see how that works.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-26-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 2,472
Views: 277,099
Posted By damelon
I had thought originally that I would take some...

I had thought originally that I would take some sort of plastic piece or weather stripping, get a small can of paint to match, paint it brown and put it on top on the back of each plate that has...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-26-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 2,472
Views: 277,099
Posted By damelon
From the other side (Ignore the ugly towel) you...

From the other side (Ignore the ugly towel) you can see the lights in the wine rack (will be adding 2 more on the bottom) Look closely in the back corner behind the bar. You can barely see the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-26-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2,472
Views: 277,099
Posted By damelon
OK! Finally some more photos, though they are...

OK! Finally some more photos, though they are more iPhone photos as the camera was not available. :P

Here is one of the wall sconce lights installed...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-24-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2,472
Views: 277,099
Posted By damelon
Heh, shhh! I can be long-winded sometimes, but...

Heh, shhh! I can be long-winded sometimes, but it is always easier to explain with a photo. I'll try to do my best with getting some photos on Friday/Saturday when I try to finish up a lot of...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-24-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By damelon
Before I even read your first post, the thing...

Before I even read your first post, the thing that stuck out to me was the single bullet list of nothing but very long description speaker wire. TBH, the only thing you really need to worry about...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-24-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By damelon
Well the sliding door in particular basically...

Well the sliding door in particular basically eliminates the ability to put any sort of treatments on the interior of that door/wall. As far as soundproofing, pretty much any sliding/pocket door is...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-23-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 70,015
Posted By damelon
I don't remember removing any screws but then...

I don't remember removing any screws but then again I only did 2 layers of DW
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-22-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 70,015
Posted By damelon
I really wish they made more films in that book...

I really wish they made more films in that book series, even if the movie they made was a mashup of several story arcs. It was a good cast, and very well made. Yes, I too love the cannon shots!
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-22-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 70,015
Posted By damelon
That scene is incredible as far as film and...

That scene is incredible as far as film and intensity go, but it never really translated to a good demo. Lots of bang bang but no real surround or bass elements in it.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-22-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 70,015
Posted By damelon
I actually did notice the intakes, but still...

I actually did notice the intakes, but still wasn't sure if that's what they were. Our 3rd HVAC is a High Efficiency model and has those outside of the house. Good to know you have that covered! ...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-22-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 70,015
Posted By damelon
Question. With your new layout, it seems like...

Question. With your new layout, it seems like your equipment room is surrounded on 3 sides by concrete and the last side shares a wall with your theater. Normally, that "door" would have to be a...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-21-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 70,015
Posted By damelon
We used our time very well when Jeff and I were...

We used our time very well when Jeff and I were building my room. I pretty much took 1 day off each week during the build. We would work weekends, and then come away with a "to do" list, which...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-21-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2,472
Views: 277,099
Posted By damelon
OK Here is a quick overview of that book......

OK Here is a quick overview of that book... hahaha

Here is a photo of the bar, and the wall where the shelves were going to go.
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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-21-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2,472
Views: 277,099
Posted By damelon
Well I haven't actually done the work to fix it,...

Well I haven't actually done the work to fix it, but I will take pictures of how it doesn't work if you REALLY want. hehe. It's hard to hold up a glass shelf and snap a photo at the same time to...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-21-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2,472
Views: 277,099
Posted By damelon
So I think I have figured out what I'm going to...

So I think I have figured out what I'm going to do for the most part to resolve most of my "finishing" problems with the bar project....

First, when I made an estimate on the screws for the glass...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-21-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 70,015
Posted By damelon
Much much better use of space than before. Of...

Much much better use of space than before. Of course, being mostly one huge theater is always a good idea! Considering you are going all out equipment wise it makes sense to do the same...
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