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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-05-2001, 07:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,263
Posted By The Bard
I covered the entire wall my screen is mounted...

I covered the entire wall my screen is mounted on with black felt. I got it at Joann Fabrics, too, and while I don't remember the exact price, it was WAAAAAY cheaper then the velvet (like only a few...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-26-2001, 09:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 81
Posted By The Bard
I have a fairly impressive home theater (Dukane...

I have a fairly impressive home theater (Dukane 9015 D-ILA, 10 foot wide screen, 7.1 Meridian Digital Home Theater surround sound), so I've become the guy all my friends come to with their home...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-26-2001, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By The Bard
My house is all one level, except you go down a...

My house is all one level, except you go down a half-a-flight of stairs to a 3-car garage, or go up a half-flight to one big "bonus room" over the garage. (there's a "normal" family room off of the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-17-2001, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By The Bard
I'm just curious what other people paid ... I...

I'm just curious what other people paid ... I went to a local fabric store, picked out some burgundy material ("velveteen", I believe it was), and gave them the measurements. (drapes are 6 1/2 feet...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-31-2001, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By The Bard
One note of caution ... I tried X-10 for...

One note of caution ... I tried X-10 for lighting control (on-off, and fade to black)in my home theater. Worked GREAT !!! Then I turned on my Dukane D-ILA projector, and NOTHING worked any more....
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-07-2001, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By The Bard
[quote]Originally posted by Jim Mc: "In our...

[quote]Originally posted by Jim Mc:
"In our theater we covered the screen wall in a jet black indoor/outdoor carpet .... and it gave the same effect." But did you put a few feet of the black carpet...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-02-2001, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By The Bard
Before mounting my screen (66" X 122"), I...

Before mounting my screen (66" X 122"), I decided to cover the wall with black felt. At the fabric store, they either wrote the measurements down wrong, or measured wrong. In any event, I wound up...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   09-05-2000, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By The Bard
My daughter put (literally) HUNDREDS of...

My daughter put (literally) HUNDREDS of glow-in-the-dark stars on the ceiling, and walls, of her bedroom ... simple stick-ons ... glow for 10 minutes, or so, then slowly fade out ... actually looks...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   08-04-2000, 09:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,015
Posted By The Bard
Theater seats for sale on e-bay ... look pretty...

Theater seats for sale on e-bay ... look pretty good, and only $60: search for item #399232845

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Tom
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-03-2000, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By The Bard
I was actually thinking more about the picture...

I was actually thinking more about the picture quality when I asked my original question, and didn't really stop to think about the sound card. I have a Meridian 861 processer, with 7 Meridian...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-02-2000, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By The Bard
I'm currently using a SONY 7700, with a...

I'm currently using a SONY 7700, with a Crystalimage scaler, outputing 1360 X 1024 to a Dukane D-ILA, firing onto a 66" X 122" screen. I'm pretty satisfied with the picture, but with that size...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   07-22-2000, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 103
Posted By The Bard
Thomas: I, too, struggled with the decision...

Thomas: I, too, struggled with the decision between a CRT and a D-ILA, and ultimately went with the Dukane 9015 (and am VERY glad I did). My room has a vaulted ceiling, so hanging the projector...
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   07-15-2000, 11:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By The Bard
Playing a Sony 7700 DVD player, processed by a...

Playing a Sony 7700 DVD player, processed by a Crystalimage scaler, feeding a Dukane 9015 D-ILA, firing onto a 66" X 122" (1.85 aspect ratio) Stewart screen, with a Meridian 861 surround sound...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   07-15-2000, 08:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 93
Posted By The Bard
On my SONY 3000 DVD player it's possible to...

On my SONY 3000 DVD player it's possible to access a "hidden menu" by pushing the Time, Clear, and Power buttons on the remote, and get info like how many hours are on the laser, among other things....
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   06-30-2000, 07:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,015
Posted By The Bard
don't think "smoosh" is a legitimate verb ... (...

don't think "smoosh" is a legitimate verb ... ( I smoosh, you smoosh, he smooshes...?) :-)

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Tom
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   06-29-2000, 04:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,015
Posted By The Bard
I count 4 spelling errors: Lemings Sence ...

I count 4 spelling errors:
Lemings
Sence
wieght
theatre

and one puntuation error:
dont

(sorry, couldn't resist)
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-21-2000, 09:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 79
Posted By The Bard
In the last 6 months I've bought a Meridian 861...

In the last 6 months I've bought a Meridian 861 processor, a Dukane 9015, and a CrystalImage scaler. Now that my last couple VISA bills are back to "normal", I want a HTPC. I keep expecting them to...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-21-2000, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By The Bard
[quote]Originally posted by Dennis Erskine:The...

[quote]Originally posted by Dennis Erskine:The least expensive material is ........"duct board".
but how well does it work ...? i'm more interested in "most effective", rather than "least...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-20-2000, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By The Bard
I've built a hushbox for my D-ILA that is about...

I've built a hushbox for my D-ILA that is about 3 1/2 feet wide, a foot and 1/2 high, and 3 feet deep. It's 3/4 inch plywood, with a plexiglass front, an 8 inch square plexiglass "window" on the...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-17-2000, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 74
Posted By The Bard
I've built a hushbox for my 9015 that is about 3...

I've built a hushbox for my 9015 that is about 3 1/2 feet wide, a foot and 1/2 high, and 3 feet deep. It's 3/4 inch plywood, with a plexiglass front, an 8 inch square plexiglass "window" on the side...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   06-14-2000, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By The Bard
HELP!!!....I've fallen, and I can't get up.... ...

HELP!!!....I've fallen, and I can't get up....

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Tom
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-14-2000, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 78
Posted By The Bard
To all you Cobra fans...I drive a Viper, and its...

To all you Cobra fans...I drive a Viper, and its "the next best thing" as far as I'm concerned ...(just my 2 cents worth...)

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Tom
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   06-08-2000, 04:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,015
Posted By The Bard
so how DID you manage such a good price...? the...

so how DID you manage such a good price...? the room i'm setting up is 20' X 30", and will used as a theater only ... a couple a rows of seats is exactly what i have in mind ... thanks
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   06-05-2000, 07:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,015
Posted By The Bard
Jeff: Did you get them directly from Grand...

Jeff: Did you get them directly from Grand Rapids,(famous for their furniture, by the way, as well as Gerald Ford's home town) or someplace in California? (Los Angeles area here ... and just where...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-04-2000, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 134
Posted By The Bard
PAP: it's the Dukane 9015, which puts out 1500...

PAP: it's the Dukane 9015, which puts out 1500 lumens ... and I have a 1.3 gain screen. I'm sure I could of gone bigger yet, on the screen, but was limited more by height than width.

p.s.you...
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