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Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   02-27-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By jayn_j
Your problem is that any solution must be family...

Your problem is that any solution must be family friendly. You need to characterize that first, and then work around those parameters. If she wants light airy curtains, you are hosed, but if she is...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-26-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 194
Posted By jayn_j
Craig has some good suggestions. Elite makes a...

Craig has some good suggestions. Elite makes a budget line called sable screen that is less expensive. That is the screen shown in my post above. Jamestown screens also makes some very cost...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-26-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 194
Posted By jayn_j
I don't have much recent online. Still a work in...

I don't have much recent online. Still a work in progress. Here is how it looked 2 years ago.
http://users.frii.com/cindy/jayn_j_ht1.jpg
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-26-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 194
Posted By jayn_j
I am going to second the projector suggestion. ...

I am going to second the projector suggestion. Lots of folks here have put projectors in similar sized rooms.

Need to ask what sort of gaming? My kids are constantly down there with XBOX. It is...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   02-26-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 93
Posted By jayn_j
Sorry, never seem to get around to it. I'll try...

Sorry, never seem to get around to it. I'll try to get some this weekend.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-24-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 232
Posted By jayn_j
He seems to be set on an AT screen with the...

He seems to be set on an AT screen with the speakers hidden. Not going to find a reasonable one for that price. My vote would be to live with the existing speakers for awhile. They aren't awful. ...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   02-23-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 93
Posted By jayn_j
Agree with Alan. I have non-motorized curtains...

Agree with Alan. I have non-motorized curtains along one side of my theater, spanning 20' with a post in the center. I have mine set up with 2 openings, so each bunch is a 5' span. I use Eclipse...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   02-23-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 56
Posted By jayn_j
Good questions. This is a complicated question...

Good questions. This is a complicated question that get discussed endlessly in the poster forums. Yes, there are people who seriously collect these things and forums dedicated to the hobby. Try...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-20-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By jayn_j
I design airplane avionics. We have two...

I design airplane avionics. We have two different specs. One is how cold/hot the equipment can get when unpowered, and one is the temperature limits to power it on. Typically, the equipment must...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   02-19-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By jayn_j
To be honest, the best bang for the buck is used...

To be honest, the best bang for the buck is used on craigslist. This stuff doesn't hold its value and you can often buy a row of 4 powered leather seats for $1k.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-19-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 416
Posted By jayn_j
2' from back row to front seems...

2' from back row to front seems incredibly/impossibly tight. Most sofa cushions are 18" to 24" deep. Also 4" isn't much of a rise.
Try the following for riser height calculators:...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-19-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 257
Posted By jayn_j
To be fair, I didn't notice significant darkening...

To be fair, I didn't notice significant darkening until it was around 1/2 way through the bulb life. That bulb lasted 4100 hours, so it was a couple of years.


I've never tried that and have...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-18-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 416
Posted By jayn_j
Hoo boy! I'll get to the paint, but let's talk...

Hoo boy! I'll get to the paint, but let's talk about those seats and that platform first.

Have you bought seats yet? Are you going with two rows of recliners, theater seats or couches? The...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-18-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By jayn_j
Technically folks, this forum is about the room...

Technically folks, this forum is about the room construction itself and not the equipment. We do try to answer some general stuff, and I for one try to avoid making specific recommendations here.
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Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-18-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 257
Posted By jayn_j
Brightness drops off linearly by distance and by...

Brightness drops off linearly by distance and by the square of area being used. So the short throw works in your favor there, but the large area hurts. You might be OK now with 7 FL, but remember...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-18-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 257
Posted By jayn_j
The most important part is the first 5' out from...

The most important part is the first 5' out from the screen. I know of several theaters that were built in general purpose rooms where dark colors throughout were an issue. The owner in each case...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-18-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 257
Posted By jayn_j
gec5741 is pretty much on target IMO. I run...

gec5741 is pretty much on target IMO.

I run a 120" 16:9 screen in a 13x20' room with eyeballs 11' from the screen in the primary position. screen is on the 13' wall. From that position, 120"...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   02-17-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 109
Posted By jayn_j
BCRSS beat me to the punch. Movie posters are...

BCRSS beat me to the punch. Movie posters are reflective and generally mounted behind glass or plexi which is even more of an audio reflector..

The starflower fabric option is the best for making...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   02-12-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 66
Posted By jayn_j
darn. I screwed up. I said you needed to be...

darn. I screwed up. I said you needed to be out 29" and then calculated a moment arm with 18". When I replace that, I get a force of 133 pounds per 5/16x2 lag screw. Still within limits, but...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   02-12-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 66
Posted By jayn_j
Need to do some calculating to figure this out....

Need to do some calculating to figure this out. Most of the articulating mounts say they support a 60 degree azimuth adjust, but most only extend 17-18" from the wall. To get a 60 deg adjust, you...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-11-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By jayn_j
I think the room size is fine for what you are...

I think the room size is fine for what you are planning. Remember that the important part is the distance your eyes are from the screen, not the depth. The wallhugger designs do a pretty good job...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-09-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By jayn_j
Just wanted to add a couple more things to...

Just wanted to add a couple more things to consider. First make sure that the speaker impedance is compatible with the receiver. Somebody posted in another thread that his HTIB speakers had a 3 ohm...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-06-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,054
Posted By jayn_j
I think there is a cost/thrill curve that goes up...

I think there is a cost/thrill curve that goes up exponentially. You can have a fair amount of fun in a 10 year old GTI or Integra for under $5k. You can have lots of fun in a $30k WRX. A $100k...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   01-28-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By jayn_j
Personally, I have always been disappointed in...

Personally, I have always been disappointed in in-ceiling speakers. They provide a very diffused sound and I think this is especially true for the LCR set. Note this is different than mounting...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   01-27-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 112
Posted By jayn_j
First, never settle for what you need now. ...

First, never settle for what you need now. Always plan for that ROKU box or whatever will be using another port in the future. I bought a 4x1 and had a third device within the year.

Don't count...
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