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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-12-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By design1stcode2nd
Light switch, three to be exact, two that...

Light switch, three to be exact, two that dim...seriously.
Forum: Latest Industry News   09-08-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 11,000
Posted By design1stcode2nd
I think 4k will do OK because when people decide...

I think 4k will do OK because when people decide to buy that 60”-70” TV they will want the “new hotness” (quoting will Smith) as long as it fits in their price point. Also manufacturers can make the...
Forum: Latest Industry News   09-06-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 11,000
Posted By design1stcode2nd
This would require a new projector, AVR, blu-ray...

This would require a new projector, AVR, blu-ray player and HDMI run for me so I'm sure this will many years fore I can afford to adopt it.

I do hope they progress quickly so that price will...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   09-04-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 710
Views: 62,700
Posted By design1stcode2nd
I've been using my spandex screen for 18 month...

I've been using my spandex screen for 18 month now (White over gray moleskin). I've never noticed any light bleed but then my screen frame is painted black, lined with Linacoustic and mounted to a...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-26-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By design1stcode2nd
12'x15' room, two rows, 7.5' ceiling (6.5' under...

12'x15' room, two rows, 7.5' ceiling (6.5' under bulkhead), not ideal but can be done. Skim through my thread for details on the compromises.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-06-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 972
Posted By design1stcode2nd
X is worth what Y is willing to pay for it. ...

X is worth what Y is willing to pay for it.

As to worth, whether DIY or expert installation I would posit a theater is worth no more than and perhaps less than the finished square footage it...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-06-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 972
Posted By design1stcode2nd
It's the same with any other DIY vs. contractor...

It's the same with any other DIY vs. contractor build. My guess is you are looking at a 40% increase in cost over DIY.

The question is can you frame, drywall finish, run HVAC, electrical to code...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-29-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By design1stcode2nd
Build one for a couple hundred and try it out. I...

Build one for a couple hundred and try it out. I have a 120" 2.35:1 screen with about the same width and half the depth.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-24-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By design1stcode2nd
Yes. Plenty of room for two rows then.

Yes. Plenty of room for two rows then.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-24-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 11,263
Posted By design1stcode2nd
Man that looks beautiful, I love coffered...

Man that looks beautiful, I love coffered ceilings and I like how yours are suspended, at least they look that way.

I need to go back and read through your whole thread, this is what I'd like to...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-24-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By design1stcode2nd
12x17 is OK for two rows just not ideal, I have...

12x17 is OK for two rows just not ideal, I have two rows in a 12x15, now that is squeezing it in. Your second row is going to be 6-12 inches from the back wall so your rear surrounds need to be in...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-24-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 9,444
Posted By design1stcode2nd
Colorwise the stove pipe would not clash with any...

Colorwise the stove pipe would not clash with any of the other materials (carpet, recliners and wood). It does not provide any contrast so the overall look will be a slightly warm monochromatic.
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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-23-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 9,444
Posted By design1stcode2nd
With the dark stain I think you need some...

With the dark stain I think you need some contrast on the walls without going too light. What color carpet did you choose? What color are the recliners?

If the carpet is monochrome and the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-23-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By design1stcode2nd
Big, would you recommend an in wall sub then as...

Big, would you recommend an in wall sub then as well if he went AT? Finding a spot for a large sub was an issue with my build and ended up being a compromise.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-22-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,390
Posted By design1stcode2nd
Everyone's situation is different and their...

Everyone's situation is different and their perspective on how much to spend is subjective. No one can answer it for you.

You may be better off asking a poll of what have people spent, although a...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-22-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 11,263
Posted By design1stcode2nd
Coming along nicely. Sorry if I missed it but...

Coming along nicely. Sorry if I missed it but what material did you use for your wood panels?
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-22-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By design1stcode2nd
Perhaps some photos of the existing space? ...

Perhaps some photos of the existing space?

17' is just doable for two rows or one row and a bar not both. Do you plan on an acoustically transparent screen? If so you need to cut off a couple of...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   07-11-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By design1stcode2nd
Mine is a bit more robust than is necessary. I...

Mine is a bit more robust than is necessary. I was having a bunch of lumber milled for the woodwork in my room so I just added a few more boards. It's 7/8 x 5 poplar.

I used a white over gray...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-11-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By design1stcode2nd
Well you can fit them although it's not ideal. ...

Well you can fit them although it's not ideal.

OP if you want to see a 12'x15' room with two rows have a look at my build. I can take a picture of the compromises. The back row can recline just...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-09-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By design1stcode2nd
The only reason I didn't go with a subfloor is...

The only reason I didn't go with a subfloor is chance of flooding. This is after being in the house for over 15 years and knowing that flooding was uncommon. With buying a "new" home you won't really...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-09-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By design1stcode2nd
As others have said worry about the room first...

As others have said worry about the room first and then decide on tech. I'd take average speakers in a good room over great speakers in a bad one.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-09-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,061
Posted By design1stcode2nd
Acoustically? Not that I'm aware of. Moving the...

Acoustically? Not that I'm aware of. Moving the rack outside the room does remove a source of noise and heat. The rest is purely from a design perspective.
Forum: DIY Screen Section   07-08-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By design1stcode2nd
I painted mine black as it would sit on a black...

I painted mine black as it would sit on a black velvet wall:
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x150/e_see/Home%20theater/E6A6C353-7256-4F0D-A564-26D45FA9454A-231-00000013F8775B13_zps9747da3f.jpg
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Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   07-08-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By design1stcode2nd
Also DIY, Spandex, 120" frame maybe $200...

Also DIY, Spandex, 120" frame maybe $200 total.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-08-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,030
Posted By design1stcode2nd
HT has a key lock, components are behind a door...

HT has a key lock, components are behind a door and kids are not allowed in the HT without supervision.

I also give the kids friends the "If it's not your seat don't touch it". lecture.
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