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Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-10-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By jayn_j
I have had success with pressing speaker wire...

I have had success with pressing speaker wire under baseboards. The carpet generally doesn't go all the way to the wall, so there is space. The carpet will give enough to allow the wire to be...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-10-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By jayn_j
A lot of this depends on your local building...

A lot of this depends on your local building codes, so YMMV.

Low voltage wiring is generally not an issue in wall, and most commercial cabling is compliant.

Sanus offers incentives to...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-09-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 460
Posted By jayn_j
Fair enough, but look at the existing threads on...

Fair enough, but look at the existing threads on the subject. Your sound insulation is only going to be as good as your weakest element. In your case, I think it is the windows, especially if they...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   07-09-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By jayn_j
so should the Jamestown screens.

so should the Jamestown screens.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-08-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 460
Posted By jayn_j
Sorry if I offended you. Double panes don't do...

Sorry if I offended you. Double panes don't do much for sound insulation and the R value is only a bit higher. A single pane is R-1 and a conventional (not e*) may go as high as R-3. A double pane...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   07-08-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By jayn_j
Frankly, I don't look at the posters when the...

Frankly, I don't look at the posters when the lights are off. Even non glare glass is going to reflect light. It just will be diffuse and unfocused. With regular glass you will see a shadow image...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-07-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,655
Posted By jayn_j
I found that trying to place buttons up high is...

I found that trying to place buttons up high is futile. A three year old will stack as many tables, chairs, boxes necessary to reach and be able to put that Barney DVD into the player.

What I...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-07-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 460
Posted By jayn_j
I agree with Jautor. I have a mid-50s ranch...

I agree with Jautor. I have a mid-50s ranch myself, also with a wood paneled 22x25 family room. I personally built the HT in the basement, but have TV space with 5.1 set up in the family room.
...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   07-07-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By jayn_j
I have both regular and non-glare in my theater...

I have both regular and non-glare in my theater area, in several sizes.
The non-glare varies depending on source. The Hollywood Poster Frame ones are quire effective. The Spotlight display snap...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-01-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By jayn_j
Well, let's take a look at the Jamestown site,...

Well, let's take a look at the Jamestown site, which seems to have good bang for the buck right now.
http://www.jamestownhometheaterscreen.com/screens.html

I am looking at the 150" 16:9 and 2.35...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   07-01-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By jayn_j
OK, let's look into this from a number of ways. ...

OK, let's look into this from a number of ways.

First, are you talking a single row? Does that mean you plan to have the chairs back 16' from the screen? It is best not to place them right...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   06-25-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By jayn_j
I have an Elite Cinewhite 120" screen. It works...

I have an Elite Cinewhite 120" screen. It works well for me, but it is essentially a vinyl screen with a surface coating. I'm not sure you would see much improvement. The tensioning system is...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   06-13-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By jayn_j
There are also poster auction sites that sell...

There are also poster auction sites that sell original posters.
www.emovieposters.com
www.movieposterbid.com
movieposters.ha.com

If you look on ebay, there is a lot of material. There are...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   06-12-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By jayn_j
If this is of any help, here is a picture of my...

If this is of any help, here is a picture of my screen wall from a year ago. Things have changed and improved a bit, but not the paint or screen.
http://users.frii.com/cindy/jayn_j_ht1.jpg
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   06-12-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By jayn_j
One of the factors for the screen bottom is...

One of the factors for the screen bottom is accommodating a second row. You don't have that issue, so you can push the bottom some. In my own case, I have a room with an 86" ceiling, and I have...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   06-04-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 24,453
Posted By jayn_j
Very nice general purpose room. It looks like a...

Very nice general purpose room. It looks like a comfortable space for viewing with nice color choices and good sound. Well done, and I'm glad you are having a chance to actually enjoy it.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   06-04-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By jayn_j
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by sfetaz http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   06-02-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By jayn_j
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by steve1106 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1533176/5-1-surround-system-for-500-700#post_24785495)

I shouldn't have called the...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   06-02-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By jayn_j
This is a tough one to evaluate. Did you look at...

This is a tough one to evaluate. Did you look at the wall after the TV fell. I am curious whether the installer centered the mounting holes on the studs. If centered and the proper lag screws are...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   06-02-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By jayn_j
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by steve1106 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1533176/5-1-surround-system-for-500-700#post_24776168)

I second the "avoid the HTiB"...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-26-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By jayn_j
Hate to say it, but anything you buy in this...

Hate to say it, but anything you buy in this price range is going to have some compromises. Many people will review a speaker in this range and criticize it for not being a $5000 speaker.

The...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-23-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 24,453
Posted By jayn_j
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by brewersfan73 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-21-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By jayn_j
I've had good luck in the past with Roman shades...

I've had good luck in the past with Roman shades with magnetic rubber sewn in to the sides. Looks good, easy to use and very effective. Generally marketed as warm windows.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-21-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 24,453
Posted By jayn_j
Welcome back. I've sort of wondered whether you...

Welcome back. I've sort of wondered whether you ever got it 'done'

But, hey, mine still isn't 'done' either, so don't feel bad.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   05-21-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By jayn_j
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by hemanthbomminen http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1532500/new-first-home-purchase-home-media-game-room-need-advice#post_24739756)
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