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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-13-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,822
Posted By helmsman
Okay, these are some old shots before my wall art...

Okay, these are some old shots before my wall art and speaker panels went up. But my humble set-up is 100% DIY (except for carpet installation) and no designers or architects were involved! Which...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-13-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,822
Posted By helmsman
These sure looked pretty but I would still rather...

These sure looked pretty but I would still rather watch a movie (and listen to it) in my own theater than any one these.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-26-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 1,528
Views: 344,526
Posted By helmsman
Yes, I picked on up on eBay. I don't recall if I...

Yes, I picked on up on eBay. I don't recall if I programmed by Harmony remote via software or by using the learn command and inputs directly from the Lutron remote, but both remotes work fine.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-23-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1,528
Views: 344,526
Posted By helmsman
Ah, I thought he was using IR already but you're...

Ah, I thought he was using IR already but you're probably right. My mistake.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-23-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1,528
Views: 344,526
Posted By helmsman
Does the 3103 respond to commands from the Lutron...

Does the 3103 respond to commands from the Lutron OEM remote (assuming you have one)? That would tell you if the problem is with your grafik eye or how you programmed the Harmony remote.
Forum: Speakers   02-15-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 43
Posted By helmsman
Second subwoofer placement question - orientation

I'm thinking of adding a second subwoofer but have some placement limitations due to wiring limitations and overall theater design.

I currently have a 7.1 setup, Atlantic Technology (8200e C, FL...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-13-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 192
Posted By helmsman
Holy crap, that's awesome!

Holy crap, that's awesome!
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-13-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 192
Posted By helmsman
ClemsonJeeper - when I said clean and paint what...

ClemsonJeeper - when I said clean and paint what I meant is that if you were going to repaint then it really doesn't matter how you clean since it doesn't matter how ugly the walls look after...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-13-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 192
Posted By helmsman
Clean and repaint with eggshell. The only wall I...

Clean and repaint with eggshell. The only wall I used with flat was the screen wall (and the ceiling) which is strictly no-touch! Someone will always touch or rub against your walls so if you're...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   02-06-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 860
Posted By helmsman
I used my SIM2 HT3000e to do the stretching. 3...

I used my SIM2 HT3000e to do the stretching. 3 user-defined aspect ratios to set up. This is my 3rd SIM2 and I have always relied on my PJ for this. Works great!
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-03-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 777
Posted By helmsman
Wow Laidback, you're making it happen! Always...

Wow Laidback, you're making it happen! Always good to see steady progress being made. Have fun with the sanding when you mud it up. That's always the part I hate the most. So my wife does the...
Forum: Community News & Polls   02-02-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 7,167
Posted By helmsman
I remember when viewing angle capabilities was a...

I remember when viewing angle capabilities was a big deal on flat screens. Curving the screen would make the viewing angle spec worse, wouldn't it? You can curve the screen when you make one as big...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-29-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 277
Posted By helmsman
Just a thought: why not rotate your setup 90...

Just a thought: why not rotate your setup 90 degrees (putting your screen on the top wall on your map) and go with one row of 5 seats? That's the orientation I went with (screen on the longer wall)...
Forum: Home Automation   01-28-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By helmsman
+1 More details on this approach? ...

+1

More details on this approach?

Thanks!
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-27-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 424
Posted By helmsman
Here are the ones I finally used - they work...

Here are the ones I finally used - they work great! From Torchstar via Amazon, and great customer service!
...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-27-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 424
Posted By helmsman
At first I bought some on eBay, shipped from...

At first I bought some on eBay, shipped from China so delivery was slow (maybe 10 days) but very inexpensive. These were actually very good but the only problem is that they didn't have the memory...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-23-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 712,701
Posted By helmsman
AllenA07 - once the lights go out all you see is...

AllenA07 - once the lights go out all you see is the image on the screen and all you hear is the sound from your speakers, so bravo sir!
Forum: Home Automation   01-19-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By helmsman
Triggering HT lights automatically when entering

Anyone ever done this? I have a Lutron 3104 Grafik Eye with the IR input connected to my Xantech IR repeater. I'd like to install a motion detector so when you walk into the room it triggers scene...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   01-19-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 712
Views: 14,336
Posted By helmsman
Actually I finally ran my own test in my theater...

Actually I finally ran my own test in my theater this weekend, skipping between various LPs and CDs I had duplicated for certain titles. Definitely a big difference - more warmth in vinyl but more...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-19-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 424
Posted By helmsman
You use the learn command. I bought a Lutron...

You use the learn command. I bought a Lutron remote and "taught" the Harmony from that. Plus it's nice to have the Lutron remote as a back-up.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-19-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 424
Posted By helmsman
Yes, you're exactly right on the scenes. Mine...

Yes, you're exactly right on the scenes. Mine are basically "everything on including colored screen floods", "movies" (only my pinhole recessed at maybe 15%), "sports" (pinholes around 40%,...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-19-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 114
Posted By helmsman
Interesting. I already have the IR blaster so if...

Interesting. I already have the IR blaster so if my Xantech equipment will work then all I need is the sensor and hub. If I could make this work for under $200 per your numbers I'd be happy. Just...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-19-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 424
Posted By helmsman
Will PM you a link and contact info in case you...

Will PM you a link and contact info in case you go the Grafik Eye route. These act just like a regular light dimmer so all your lighting zone circuits go right back to the switch's rough in box and...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-19-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 114
Posted By helmsman
Yeah, I hear you blazar, but you know what home...

Yeah, I hear you blazar, but you know what home theater buffs are like, always tinkering with their setups!

Since I have a dedicated dark room for my theater, I just wanted to have people not have...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-18-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 114
Posted By helmsman
Triggering HT lights with a motion detector

Has anyone used a motion detector to trigger their theater lights when you first walk into the room? My question is how best to disable this after the walk-in? In other words, you only want this to...
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