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Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   09-01-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 619
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Posted By lovingdvd
From what you've gathered so far, what are your...

From what you've gathered so far, what are your impressions "on paper" about these upcoming JVC units?

I wonder how these would stack up against the new Sony projectors. For those with large...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   09-01-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 619
Views: 28,265
Posted By lovingdvd
Any word at IFA about the new Sony projectors?

Any word at IFA about the new Sony projectors?
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-31-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,907
Posted By lovingdvd
I love it - sounds like a great idea. Though if I...

I love it - sounds like a great idea. Though if I ever have to move the projector further back to accomodate a new model (at the time) with a longer thread that will be nearly impossible to...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-31-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 421
Posted By lovingdvd
OK, so the idea of possibly digging down 6" or so...

OK, so the idea of possibly digging down 6" or so around the front seats is now gone! :) Looks like my room will have some pretty poor sight lines in the back row. Already plan to use a 4-5"...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-31-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2,563
Views: 126,983
Posted By lovingdvd
Welcome back! I knew you would absolutely love...

Welcome back! I knew you would absolutely love the KEFs. Although I'm sure you prefer your Triads for the rest of the speakers, but if you ever have a chance to hear and all KEF Ci system it is a...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-31-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,907
Posted By lovingdvd
Based on TMcG's recommendation I too a hard look...

Based on TMcG's recommendation I too a hard look at the wave hangers and decided to use those instead of clips when I start my construction shortly. Remember that when you look at STC results they do...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-31-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2,273
Views: 102,688
Posted By lovingdvd
Where is the 14,000 hours coming from? If a unit...

Where is the 14,000 hours coming from? If a unit was on 24x7 it would take a year and a half to rack up that many hours, and I don't think the units have been out even a year yet. :confused:
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-31-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 421
Posted By lovingdvd
Indeed. Tho I think they would have done this...

Indeed. Tho I think they would have done this research on my behalf if I wanted them to. The real deterrent for me is the idea of taking up 4" or 6" of space on the inside of several joists in order...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-31-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 421
Posted By lovingdvd
Thanks Jeff. Kinetics suggested that it may be...

Thanks Jeff. Kinetics suggested that it may be best to use 2x6s and that a structural engineer should be consulted just to be sure of what's needed and how things would be attached. I've decided not...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-31-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2,273
Views: 102,688
Posted By lovingdvd
Great - thanks for sharing this information. It's...

Great - thanks for sharing this information. It's what we would expect to be the case, but it is still good to get confirmation. What will be really interesting is when it gets to 2,000 or 3,000...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-30-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 421
Posted By lovingdvd
Thanks Jeff. See the attached mock up I made. ...

Thanks Jeff. See the attached mock up I made. Is this what you have in mind? Note that the distance from the blocking to the bottom of the hat channel *under load* is up to about 1.3" due to...
Forum: Screens   08-30-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 377,572
Posted By lovingdvd
Chris - is that advice about generally not...

Chris - is that advice about generally not exceeding 45 degrees due to a trade off in lower perceived resolution based on the assumption that it is a 1080p projector? I assume so, and that for a 4K...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-28-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 420
Posted By lovingdvd
JSKMDWK - Sorry to say but IMO there is no way...

JSKMDWK - Sorry to say but IMO there is no way you can do a 140" screen if you care about watching 2.35 material. Assuming 600 lumens to begin with based on your other post, and assuming 20% loss...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-28-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 420
Posted By lovingdvd
Once you factor in the negative gain of the AT...

Once you factor in the negative gain of the AT screen and lamp aging your picture are going to be pretty dim at that screen size for 2.35 viewing. OTTOMH I will say ahead of my calculations that it...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-27-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,969
Posted By lovingdvd
Does anyone have experience with the Kinetics...

Does anyone have experience with the Kinetics Starcoustix SX system shown here (middle solution): http://www.kineticshometheater.com/products/starcoustix.html ?

My current plan is to use custom...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-27-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 420
Posted By lovingdvd
I'm not too familiar with that pj. Please do a...

I'm not too familiar with that pj. Please do a little digging and find out what the CALIBRATED lumens are at D65 for a 100% full field measurement and let me know here.

Also what is your...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-27-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 420
Posted By lovingdvd
A few questions so I can make some...

A few questions so I can make some suggestions...What projector are you considering, are you going to do 2.35 or 16:9, acoustically transparent or not, and what's your desired seating distance for...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-27-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 421
Posted By lovingdvd
Thanks Dave. Yup, I'm familiar with this...

Thanks Dave. Yup, I'm familiar with this technique. The challenge in my case is that I have i-beam joists and not good way to make secure cross-beam supports to handle the weight. It may not be safe...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-27-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 643
Posted By lovingdvd
Thanks. I'll look into it further. I hope you...

Thanks. I'll look into it further. I hope you didn't misunderstand - I am sure your system was engineered perfectly and works great! Looks amazing to me and hoping to do something similar but of...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-27-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 643
Posted By lovingdvd
Its my understanding that these types of HVAC...

Its my understanding that these types of HVAC designs are a bit unconventional, and that typical HVAC contractors may have concerns about what seems to them to be over-sized ducts and diffusers. ...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-26-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 643
Posted By lovingdvd
Yes this is a good point, since I would say most...

Yes this is a good point, since I would say most folks real with much higher and lower average temperatures. I don't suppose you've ever run the room with the HVAC off to see how long it takes to...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-26-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 101
Posted By lovingdvd
I have been learning a lot about LED lighting...

I have been learning a lot about LED lighting (RGB in particular) and still have a way to go. Does the Lutron Caseta system handle DMX. If so you should have a lot of options. And as with most things...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-26-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 323
Posted By lovingdvd
Very interesting Jeff, thanks. It lists 8 as a...

Very interesting Jeff, thanks. It lists 8 as a minimum for "theaters", which is a number I think I've seen Dennis use over the years. Of course its hard to know from that web page if by "theater"...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-25-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 421
Posted By lovingdvd
Hey Dave - we have the same exact ceiling height...

Hey Dave - we have the same exact ceiling height so I know where you're coming from. I thought about digging down just for the front row area, but that would mean increasing the vertical viewing...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-25-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 420
Posted By lovingdvd
JSKMDWK - You may want to check out LeBon's...

JSKMDWK - You may want to check out LeBon's excellent thread build thread here http://www.avsforum.com/forum/19-dedicated-theater-design-construction/1489962-signal-hill-theatre.html#post_23719000...
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