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Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   10-28-2016, 07:42 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 52,444
Posted By longshorejl
Do you have any pictures without the top on? I...

Do you have any pictures without the top on? I see how you made the sides, but I can't tell if you put a footrest and what you did under the laminate. I really like this and I'm thinking about...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-09-2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By longshorejl
http://img.gizmag.com/optoma-ust-projector-1.jpeg?...

http://img.gizmag.com/optoma-ust-projector-1.jpeg?auto=format%2Ccompress&fit=max&h=670&q=60&w=1000&

Looks very interesting, but your advice is good. I don't think I could give up my 2.35:1 setup...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-09-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By longshorejl
Optima ultra short throw 4k

I just saw optima announced an ultra short throw projector 4k. I think many of us have speakers mounted behind the screen. Any thoughts on projecting from behind the screen too? Would it be possible...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-11-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,044
Posted By longshorejl
I just realized I never took final photos... The...

I just realized I never took final photos... The final improvements included some additional trapping in the back corners and a wall treatment in the back middle. I decided not to do the back wall...
Forum: Latest Industry News   02-27-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 7,618
Posted By longshorejl
Hey good points. For someone that wants...

Hey good points. For someone that wants everything the dollars say go with cable. For me, I could pay both my $.50 and advertisers $.50 if all I wanted was History channel. I would still save $40+...
Forum: Latest Industry News   02-27-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 7,618
Posted By longshorejl
I think this gets us one step closer to ala carte...

I think this gets us one step closer to ala carte programming. I watch OTA, Netflix, Amazon and I'm seriously looking at sling tv. The idea of getting my programming direct from HBO or even E! or...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-25-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,091
Posted By longshorejl
I'm interested in this topic as well. Every kit...

I'm interested in this topic as well. Every kit I've found on the internet is twice the size of something that I would want. When I search terms like smallest or satellite or pc or 2.1 I come to a...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-18-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,044
Posted By longshorejl
Upgraded to a Mitsubishi HC6800 over the...

Upgraded to a Mitsubishi HC6800 over the weekend. It was a demo from a retailer that was getting out of the Mits projector business.The IN82 it replaced had over 7500 hours on it. It was...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-23-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 44,884
Posted By longshorejl
Let the fun begin!

Let the fun begin!
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-16-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 44,884
Posted By longshorejl
Nice job on the riser. Looking Good!

Nice job on the riser. Looking Good!
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-15-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,044
Posted By longshorejl
After much debate I decided on my new backup...

After much debate I decided on my new backup sump pump strategy. I purchased the following products from amazon.com:
Zoeller 30-0181 Check Valve, 1-1/2 Inch
Reliance Controls THP205 Sump Pump...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-09-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,044
Posted By longshorejl
The hard push was on to get this ready for the...

The hard push was on to get this ready for the Superbowl in Indy. I was up almost all night last Thursday painting. The carpet was installed Friday and I called it done (for now). We had a blast...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-09-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,044
Posted By longshorejl
First impressions...WOW. The back wall...

First impressions...WOW.

The back wall could never pass the rattle test on the Disney setup disc. There were frequencies that just shook the back wall. Now that I have all of those registers open...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-09-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,044
Posted By longshorejl
I forgot to mention... The build started out...

I forgot to mention... The build started out lacking rigidity. I purchased brackets for every connection. In the end the riser was built like a deck with metal brackets securing all cross members as...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-09-2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,044
Posted By longshorejl
I was able to build the riser finally. I used 2...

I was able to build the riser finally. I used 2 x 8's, so not as tall as most, but I wanted it to be just like any other step. This matches my staircase in back as well as the stage. I started by...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-18-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2,171
Views: 280,219
Posted By longshorejl
I took back 4 arrow electric staplers myself. It...

I took back 4 arrow electric staplers myself. It got to the point where it was just part of the process. When they worked you zoomed along when they didn't - coffee break, time to go to Lowes. I...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-18-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,485
Posted By longshorejl
Wish I would have read about the magic lip...

Wish I would have read about the magic lip measuring tool last week. I think it would have saved me an hour on my stage. I did it different with the same result. The hour was from thinking about how...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-15-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,044
Posted By longshorejl
I have been busy completing the theater over the...

I have been busy completing the theater over the last few weeks. I think I am officially done with the front half of the room (except carpet). On the side walls I have put up the fabric and painted...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-24-2011, 06:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,044
Posted By longshorejl
I think I'm going to need bunches of feedback. I...

I think I'm going to need bunches of feedback. I suffered through the setup with the following equipment:
REW (of course)
ThinkPad Edge I3 Windows 7
XLR male to XLR female Microphone Cable - 15...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-21-2011, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1,837
Views: 312,289
Posted By longshorejl
I tried it that way when it was on a side wall,...

I tried it that way when it was on a side wall, but didn't think to try it on the stage. I'll give it a try. Thanks

Place looks great. I think I'm going to do something like your bar in back...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-20-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 1,837
Views: 312,289
Posted By longshorejl
Tony, I see your DTS10s above are ported toward...

Tony, I see your DTS10s above are ported toward the wall. Is this recommended? I have mine facing the room.

Thanks,
Jim
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-19-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,044
Posted By longshorejl
Sorry, I should be more specific. The door opens...

Sorry, I should be more specific. The door opens into the closet. No need to turn it around. I can take the riser all the way to the wall.

I'm curious what you might think is the best way to...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-19-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,044
Posted By longshorejl
It currently opens inwards. I would like the...

It currently opens inwards. I would like the riser to go all the way to the door, which would make for a short door.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-19-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,044
Posted By longshorejl
I can use some help! I am trying to figure out...

I can use some help! I am trying to figure out how to finish the back of the theater. I plan to do a riser in the back of the room. The layout will be a row of seats then a bar behind with some...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-19-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,044
Posted By longshorejl
Two photos of recent progress. I continued...

Two photos of recent progress. I continued making the fabric panels this weekend.
http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff484/longshorejl/131d3087.jpg

This picture has the egress window behind it....
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