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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-06-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 119,696
Posted By helmsman
Have to tell you Rob, even though my theater came...

Have to tell you Rob, even though my theater came out looking quite different, your finished theater pics were one of my main inspirations. I actually hadn't seen your build thread before today but...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-07-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2,195
Views: 197,799
Posted By helmsman
Art on canvas

Probably a dumb question, but how effective (or more accurately ineffective) would it be to use a print on canvas and mount this on top of an acoustic panel frame (or a frame with 2 inch OC703...
Forum: Speakers   10-07-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By helmsman
Thanks ALtlOff. So since I can't do diagonal...

Thanks ALtlOff. So since I can't do diagonal opposites (back left and front right) is there no other way to achieve somewhat even bass with both subs in back? That's why I was wondering if rotating...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-07-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 81
Posted By helmsman
Mark - I ended up doing something very similar to...

Mark - I ended up doing something very similar to what you're thinking about doing and love my single-row 5 seat setup. My room is roughly 21 feet wide and 14 feet deep, my 2.4:1 aspect ratio screen...
Forum: Speakers   10-07-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By helmsman
Anyone?

Anyone?
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-14-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 595
Posted By helmsman
I only have one row of five seats and have never...

I only have one row of five seats and have never missed a second row. Most of the time we only use 2 or 3 of them, so in our case the 4th and 5th on each end are the ones that are rarely used. No...
Forum: Speakers   09-03-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 5,596
Posted By helmsman
If you're looking to upgrade speakers, I wonder...

If you're looking to upgrade speakers, I wonder if sometimes that money would be better spent upgrading the listening environment (room acoustic treatments, speaker placement testing, etc.) in terms...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-19-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By helmsman
Okay, thanks for the responses and problem...

Okay, thanks for the responses and problem solved. I stupidly tilted the PJ when we ceiling mounted it so that it was aimed at the center of the screen. This caused keystoning which I corrected for...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-18-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By helmsman
Epson 5030UB Keystone Adjustment Distorts Aspect Ratio

I'm helping a friend install his new Epson 5030UB. We have it ceiling mounted so it angles down to the screen somewhat. The problem is when I call up the test pattern I can't get the pattern...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-07-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 306,205
Posted By helmsman
Very nice work! I did something similar and will...

Very nice work! I did something similar and will post a pic once I complete a finishing touch - I decided to use an adhesive black velvet (same product I used on my theater screen frame) and wrap it...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-13-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,308
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, 10:58 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,308
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, 05:34 AM
Replies: 1,563
Views: 349,842
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, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1,563
Views: 349,842
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, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1,563
Views: 349,842
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, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
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, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 218
Posted By helmsman
Holy crap, that's awesome!

Holy crap, that's awesome!
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-13-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 218
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, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 218
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, 02:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,254
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, 07:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 809
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, 03:33 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,759
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, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 291
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, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By helmsman
+1 More details on this approach? ...

+1

More details on this approach?

Thanks!
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-27-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 519
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!
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