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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-02-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 865
Posted By rabident
FWIW, my only significant regret with my new home...

FWIW, my only significant regret with my new home is that I didn't build another ranch. Having everything on one floor is an accessibility amenity. And like any amenity, once you get used to it,...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-02-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 865
Posted By rabident
Have you looked at what it's going to cost for...

Have you looked at what it's going to cost for the 2nd floor + theater and what that is going to do to the price of your home relative to your neighborhood? Most people with $200k to spend would...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   05-02-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 865
Posted By rabident
Are you going to do sand in the stage?

Are you going to do sand in the stage?
Forum: D-cinema Equipment and Theaters   04-29-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,221
Posted By rabident
Down sampled to 0.36K with an extra layer of...

Down sampled to 0.36K with an extra layer of compression for AVS. I trust you had to be there.

Do you know how the projectors will be rolled out? IMAX is corporate, right? Do they decide which...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-29-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 7,157
Posted By rabident
Me neither. I was referring to Dennis handling...

Me neither. I was referring to Dennis handling of my build. He misread the situation (imo), posted stuff on AVS forum that should have been handled with a phone call, and then spent time...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-29-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,483
Posted By rabident
My plans lacked that detail, so builder went with...

My plans lacked that detail, so builder went with what he knew would work.

I noticed that front wall doesn't appear to have any blocking in it. Did they add blocking/bracing between the studs at...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-29-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 7,157
Posted By rabident
Yeah, probably the worst thing you can do for...

Yeah, probably the worst thing you can do for client relations is to drop into their build thread, crap all over it, then realize you were the one that misunderstood.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-27-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,483
Posted By rabident
I was asking if Dennis was still required for an...

I was asking if Dennis was still required for an EG build.

In my experience with Dennis, budget was irrelevant. You pay $6500 to roll the dice, and see what he picks out for you. Steve quotes...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-26-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,483
Posted By rabident
I couldn't see in the pictures, but did they...

I couldn't see in the pictures, but did they attach the clips, channel, and drywall directly to the 2' subgrade concrete walls? That was the only part of the plans my builder was unwilling to do,...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-26-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,483
Posted By rabident
Are you designing & building now, or is the other...

Are you designing & building now, or is the other guy still required for all builds?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-22-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,252
Posted By rabident
I am interested to know as well. Seems unlikely...

I am interested to know as well. Seems unlikely they would provide the masters to the streaming companies. Do the streaming companies start with a Bluray then re-compress further? Or do they start...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-22-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,252
Posted By rabident
Yep. All digital formats use compression. ...

Yep.

All digital formats use compression. Movies (DCI) compress one whole frame at a time. Consumer formats compress between frames to lower the bitrate further. One compressed full frame is...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-22-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,252
Posted By rabident
BD is lossy compressed, so you lose content...

BD is lossy compressed, so you lose content detail despite the output being 1080p.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-21-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 858
Posted By rabident
This is what I was clarifying with the price...

This is what I was clarifying with the price info. I agree on the conveince, which is why I don't tell people not use DE. But "slightly more than $60k" is misleading in my experience. The $6500...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-21-2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 858
Posted By rabident
As a data point, $60k would have bought me little...

As a data point, $60k would have bought me little more than the drywall shell. To trim out the room after drywall they wanted over $100k. Just the room. Projector, screen, speakers, electronics,...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-14-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 834
Posted By rabident
"Content" was a poor choice of words on my part. ...

"Content" was a poor choice of words on my part. We are talking about a new format and the associated standards. That's really the container for the content. The content itself will come, but...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   04-13-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 834
Posted By rabident
Does regular Bluray on your 1080p display look...

Does regular Bluray on your 1080p display look indistinguishable from reality to you? If not, there is room for improvement. The new formats are the next step on the content side. Display...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-06-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 634
Posted By rabident
"Undoing" the chroma sub sampling as part of down...

"Undoing" the chroma sub sampling as part of down conversion should help. Another benefit will be effectively less compression. HD Bluray isn't accurate to the pixel with 2k content. UHD BD won't...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-06-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,504
Posted By rabident
I'm aware redicoulous things can be done to...

I'm aware redicoulous things can be done to induce visible artifacts with DLP. I am asking about normal viewing. If the only difference between 2 projectors was the number of DLP chips, would the 3...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-05-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,504
Posted By rabident
I always assumed it was based on the amount of...

I always assumed it was based on the amount of screen time each color received. For a given interval, green is on the screen 1/3 of the time. Then red, then blue. The length of time the color is...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   04-01-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 366
Posted By rabident
11' 6" after drywall. I have gotten used to the...

11' 6" after drywall. I have gotten used to the tall ceiling. It helps make the room feel spacious. 2' riser + 1' soffit would reduce height to 8.5'. It also makes the projector shoot into my...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-27-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,498
Posted By rabident
Who did the acoustic design? I didn't see it...

Who did the acoustic design? I didn't see it listed.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   03-12-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 360
Posted By rabident
Disagree. All designers have pros and cons. It...

Disagree. All designers have pros and cons. It would be best for people to understand what each has to offer. Then make an informed decision based on their own personal priorities & budget.
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Forum: Community News & Polls   02-15-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,161
Posted By rabident
100% my choice... as long as I choose correctly.

100% my choice... as long as I choose correctly.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-14-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 366
Posted By rabident
Based on the plans, I would agree, but as you...

Based on the plans, I would agree, but as you know, the plans don't always include everything that is needed. It would not surprise me if the riser was always intended to be sealed, just never...
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