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Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   11-06-2013, 10:00 PM
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Posted By davpolitics
I have a very small space to work with. The room...

I have a very small space to work with. The room is 8' x 23' so it is a bit narrow for many seating options. The ceiling is about 7.5' not the standard 8' and has some duct work here and there which...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   10-18-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By davpolitics
Since I have not seen Pacific Rim and I HAVE...

Since I have not seen Pacific Rim and I HAVE seen Avatar, I'll go Pacific Rim. Hopefully this will not be the first time you've steered me wrong http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/wink.gif
Forum: DIY Screen Section   10-18-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By davpolitics
Getting anxious. Finally nearing completion...

Getting anxious. Finally nearing completion after months and months of working on the basement. Honestly, I feel like it wouldn't have turned out half as well without AVS and its many helpful...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   10-18-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By davpolitics
Thank you MM, as usual you have saved the day!...

Thank you MM, as usual you have saved the day! After sanding and going over the daubed areas it already looked waaay better. I did the first duster coat to even it out and I could no longer tell...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   10-17-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By davpolitics
Alright so I got my wall flat and baby-butt...

Alright so I got my wall flat and baby-butt smooth. I did my first coat of base using the UPW as suggested on one of the MaxxMudd threads...It went very well! Then, I did the second coat...The first...
Forum: Speakers   07-31-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 321
Posted By davpolitics
Got a follow-up question for you guys. Got the...

Got a follow-up question for you guys. Got the Klipsch sub and the Denon 1912 ($20 upgrade why not) that were recommended. What do you guys recommend for speaker wire? Also, what about a Preout for...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   07-20-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By davpolitics
That makes more sense...This is why I come to...

That makes more sense...This is why I come to the forums. Without coming here I'd be better off with my 50" plasma and my cheap-o LG surround that barely works...There is a LOT of information for a...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   07-20-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By davpolitics
Got another question as long as I have your...

Got another question as long as I have your attention...I was looking up info on where exactly to mount my projector and I want to double-check that this is right.

For a 92" screen with my...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   07-20-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By davpolitics
I was thinking flat black only for the screen...

I was thinking flat black only for the screen wall. The other walls are currently a dark tan color. But as always I'm open to suggestions of a strictly platonic nature. Okay, that's not true...I'm...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   07-20-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By davpolitics
As I get closer and closer to working on my HT...

As I get closer and closer to working on my HT specifically (and not just finishing the basement) I am trying to be as prepared as possible for all the details. I have already decided I'm going to...
Forum: Speakers   07-19-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 321
Posted By davpolitics
I think the closest one is about an hour away,...

I think the closest one is about an hour away, but I have a friend who lives there who could pick em up if they go on sale...Do you know if it's usually an online sale or in-store only? $77 a piece...
Forum: Speakers   07-19-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 321
Posted By davpolitics
Looking at BestBuy.com pricing for the Pioneer...

Looking at BestBuy.com pricing for the Pioneer Andrew Jones' and I'm wondering what other websites you guys know about that offer the same or less in terms of pricing. I'm not a huge fan of Best...
Forum: Speakers   07-19-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 321
Posted By davpolitics
I'll have to go see them for myself and judge...

I'll have to go see them for myself and judge how they'll work in my space, but if it's only 2" I suppose that would be fine. I'm going with a Silver Fire screen painted directly to the wall.
Forum: Speakers   07-19-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 321
Posted By davpolitics
I can mount the BS22s at ear level in (or near)...

I can mount the BS22s at ear level in (or near) the corners, couldn't I? I'm just figuring that the towers would be thicker than the bookshelf speakers and might butt in on the screen. If I were to...
Forum: Speakers   07-19-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 321
Posted By davpolitics
I'll definitely be keeping my eye on Newegg for...

I'll definitely be keeping my eye on Newegg for the Klipsch since you're the second person (and third) to say that's "the one" for budget builds.

As far as the speakers go, I don't know that...
Forum: Speakers   07-18-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 321
Posted By davpolitics
As the title sates, I have a narrow, long room...

As the title sates, I have a narrow, long room in the basement that I am currently setting up for a HT. It'll be used 50/50 for games/movies. Originally I was looking into HTiBs, but I've been...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-18-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By davpolitics
Thank you for the help. I will most certainly...

Thank you for the help. I will most certainly look into getting separates. I have another 2 months or so before the room is fully functional anyway (still finishing the basement while putting in 80...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-18-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By davpolitics
The ceiling is 8'. I haven't purchased the...

The ceiling is 8'. I haven't purchased the seating yet, but theoretically I'll be using 3/4 of that space for seating, maybe a tad more depending on how many seats I can afford and how small of a...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   07-17-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By davpolitics
So, I have some money set aside to get my HT...

So, I have some money set aside to get my HT audio going. Looking to spend less than $500 unless it will make a HUGE difference. The room is only 8' by 20' so I don't expect it will require much. I...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   07-01-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By davpolitics
Sorry to necro, but I've saved up some money to...

Sorry to necro, but I've saved up some money to get a projector finally, but I can't find a good deal on an Optoma GT750...Even the used ones are in the $500-600 range which seems crazy since new...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   06-03-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 156
Posted By davpolitics
Working on my basement home theater and I'm...

Working on my basement home theater and I'm starting to look at audio. This is a pretty low-budget ordeal so far, but I'll give you an idea of what I'm planning so far. The room is a little over 8'...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   04-27-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By davpolitics
How much of a difference is the Optoma GT750e...

How much of a difference is the Optoma GT750e versus the Optoma PRO160s? I looked up the specs and it is the same contrast, lumens, both 1080p and 3-D capable. I did notice that the GT750e has...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   04-27-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By davpolitics
Got it, wall it is! I've done plenty of skim...

Got it, wall it is! I've done plenty of skim coating so I'm pretty sure I'll be able to get it nice n smooth. My whole house has plaster walls and it was moved from one location to its current...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   04-26-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By davpolitics
The room size is 8' 4" x 14' (+-6")(forgot the...

The room size is 8' 4" x 14' (+-6")(forgot the exact length but it was 3 1/2 pieces of 4' wide XPS)

Pretty new to the idea of building a home theater. Came on here seeking advice on finishing my...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   04-25-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By davpolitics
From doing some research on the forums I've...

From doing some research on the forums I've found a bazillion different options for cheap DIY screens. I'm going to be finished with my basement in roughly a months time, and so I'm looking at what...
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