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Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-09-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3,489
Views: 281,206
Posted By HendersonD
That is great to hear. I thought I might see a...

That is great to hear. I thought I might see a sizable difference between a 6 year old projector and a new one. I am glad I purchased the Sony, it has gotten great reviews, I am hoping to get many...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-07-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3,489
Views: 281,206
Posted By HendersonD
Six years ago I built a home theater in my...

Six years ago I built a home theater in my basement, here are the details:
http://www.avsforum.com/t/959871/spacesaver-theater-is-done

I have a 110" diagonal SMX acoustically transparent screen...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-17-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,221
Posted By HendersonD
I have a completely light controlled room with...

I have a completely light controlled room with dark walls and black ceiling which would, from what I read, make the JVC shine. My only reservation is noise, from what I read the JVC make a bit more...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-17-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,887
Posted By HendersonD
Here is the URL for the JVC DLA-X35B ...

Here is the URL for the JVC DLA-X35B
http://procision.jvc.com/product.jsp?modelId=MODL029153&pathId=71&page=10

Here is the URL for the JVC DLA-RS46U...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-16-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,221
Posted By HendersonD
After reading through a few threads, it appears...

After reading through a few threads, it appears that a new projector would be a big jump over my current Sanyo Z5. After about 3 hours of research I think I have narrowed it down to:
JVC DLA-X35...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   03-14-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,221
Posted By HendersonD
Five years ago I built a home theater in my...

Five years ago I built a home theater in my basement, here are the details:
http://www.avsforum.com/t/959871/spacesaver-theater-is-done

I have a 110" diagonal SMX acoustically transparent screen...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   11-21-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,473
Posted By HendersonD
I never got a switcher, college bills got in the...

I never got a switcher, college bills got in the way. It is still on the list for the future
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-22-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,404
Posted By HendersonD
I have a Mitsubishi heat pump in my theater. I...

I have a Mitsubishi heat pump in my theater. I painted it black and with the lights down it cannot be seen. It is nearly dead quiet, the only time it makes noticeable noise is when the condensate...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-22-2010, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 946
Posted By HendersonD
Has there been any reviews of the G25's yet and...

Has there been any reviews of the G25's yet and especially how they compare to the Kuros? It looks like the G25s are about to hit the shelves but the new V series is still several months off. How...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-21-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 946
Posted By HendersonD
A few years back I installed a home theater in...

A few years back I installed a home theater in my basement with a 110" diagonal screen, Sanyo Z5 projector, surround sound, etc.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=959871

Upstairs...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-10-2009, 04:21 PM
Replies: 18,487
Views: 2,134,396
Posted By HendersonD
Does anybody know when this unit will go back on...

Does anybody know when this unit will go back on sale? Not that the newest firmware looks like it fixes most problems, I am hoping to purchase one
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-20-2008, 06:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,214
Posted By HendersonD
I too debated whether I needed a mini-split in...

I too debated whether I needed a mini-split in the basement. I almost opted to put in base board heat thinking I would not need cooling. I am glad I installed the mini-split, I do not need cooling...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-29-2008, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 882
Posted By HendersonD
A lot depends if you want do just a general...

A lot depends if you want do just a general design or a detailed design with drawings you (or somebody else) can actually use to build from. Sketchup a great package for quick designs but if you...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-29-2008, 02:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,214
Posted By HendersonD
I have a Mitsubishi mini-split installed in my...

I have a Mitsubishi mini-split installed in my sceen wall just to the left of my screen. I painted it black and with the lights down you can hardly see it. I spent a lot of time researching...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-20-2008, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,936
Posted By HendersonD
I have a low ceiling as well and used blocking...

I have a low ceiling as well and used blocking with the RSIC. If you click the link to my theater thread you will see plans that show exactly how I installed my RSIC on the ceiling as well as some...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-19-2008, 02:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 48,495
Posted By HendersonD
I purchased a Mitsubishi online, it is the...

I purchased a Mitsubishi online, it is the smallest heat pump they make with and inverter. It both heats and cools and is very efficient. I checked out almost every brand of mini-split before I...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-09-2008, 01:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,063
Posted By HendersonD
I faced the same thing in my basement and took a...

I faced the same thing in my basement and took a different approach. The only place I really needed AC in the basement was the theater room. With 8 people watching a movie plus heat from a...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-16-2008, 05:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,473
Posted By HendersonD
I would like to be able to drive two separate...

I would like to be able to drive two separate 5.1 setups from the same receiver in the same room. I have three speakers on one wall, two speakers on the opposite wall, and a sub for 5.1 surround...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-27-2008, 06:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,344
Posted By HendersonD
My local Home Depot sells what they call 5/4...

My local Home Depot sells what they call 5/4 board. It is exactly 1" thick and comes in various widths. I purchased it for my home theater and just ripped pieces that were 1.5" wide.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-26-2008, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 17,999
Posted By HendersonD
Once you have used Visio a bit it is not hard to...

Once you have used Visio a bit it is not hard to make your own shapes. Take a look at these:

SpaceSaver Theater Plans...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-09-2008, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,810
Posted By HendersonD
I have used SketchUp but really did not need to...

I have used SketchUp but really did not need to have it in 3D. I have a clear idea of what I wanted so I did not feel the need for 3D and you certainly cannot build off of a 3D diagram or rendering.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-30-2007, 06:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,117
Posted By HendersonD
I purchased the three gun pneumatic kit from...

I purchased the three gun pneumatic kit from Home Depot when I got to this stage in my home theater. It came with a pancake compressor, brad, staple, and finish nail guns. I used all three in the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-30-2007, 06:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,997
Posted By HendersonD
I mounted my own solid core wood door into an...

I mounted my own solid core wood door into an exterior grade frame and a zero international door bottom. I am very happy with the results and the total cost was $220 including $40 for a router....
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-26-2007, 04:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,810
Posted By HendersonD
During the 6 months of planning I was doing...

During the 6 months of planning I was doing research at the same time I was using Visio to draw the plans. The plans did evolve a bit during construction so I was firing up Visio a lot to make...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-25-2007, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,810
Posted By HendersonD
Since I was spending a good bit of time/money...

Since I was spending a good bit of time/money and knew I would only get one chance at building a dedicated theater, I figured I would do as much as possible to soundproof the room. Covering the heat...
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