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Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   02-26-2013, 07:19 AM
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Views: 7,140
Posted By Chimera2345
Interesting...I guess I never tried LED bulbs...

Interesting...I guess I never tried LED bulbs because the Maestro dimmer said not to, but I do have a few LEDs laying around waiting for another project so I might give it a try.
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   02-25-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,140
Posted By Chimera2345
I spent a while looking for this functionality,...

I spent a while looking for this functionality, and in the end I just said screw it and stuck with incandescent bulbs for this instance. For my setup it's only 2 x 60w bulbs and they're off most of...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   01-03-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 970
Posted By Chimera2345
Shopping around you can get some nice seats like...

Shopping around you can get some nice seats like the Lane Matinee (103) for less than $400 per seat, as long as you don't want power recline etc. I got mine from theaterseat . com for $364 each and...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-20-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,962
Posted By Chimera2345
The drop mount is just a Monoprice speaker mount...

The drop mount is just a Monoprice speaker mount - http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10828&cs_id=1082804&p_id=3012&seq=1&format=2

It comes with the attachment for a...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-18-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 189,296
Posted By Chimera2345
That's really nice! I really should post...

That's really nice! I really should post pictures of mine in here now that it's finished.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-18-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,962
Posted By Chimera2345
I bought two of these :...

I bought two of these : http://www.ebay.com/itm/190605404389?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-17-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2,167
Views: 393,975
Posted By Chimera2345
I love my Qumi Q2. I just finished building a...

I love my Qumi Q2. I just finished building a very low budget dedicated theater around it, you can see the thread here : http://www.avsforum.com/t/1397374/tiny-theater-on-a-tiny-budget

The Qumi...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   12-15-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,382
Posted By Chimera2345
They look nice. I got my Lane 103s from...

They look nice. I got my Lane 103s from Theaterseat in under 10 days at a much cheaper price than any of the other online stores, and they also replaced a damaged tray table without issue. I almost...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-14-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,962
Posted By Chimera2345
well it's been a while since I updated because...

well it's been a while since I updated because I've been enjoying the theater. Got a couple of things I want to post about though. Firstly, since my PJ is a Pico the mounting has always been an...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   12-13-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 976
Posted By Chimera2345
I know this will sound weird but try the power...

I know this will sound weird but try the power pins on the opposite mobo pins (+ to GND, - to +). I've had cases where the pins were switched. Your PSU is obviously working or the LED wouldn't...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   12-10-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 599
Posted By Chimera2345
Anyone got an idea of where I can find a small...

Anyone got an idea of where I can find a small AV unit just big enough to hold my receiver and other items (xbox, wii, small HTPC)? It needs to fit as tight into this corner as possible because with...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   11-18-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 897
Views: 59,888
Posted By Chimera2345
I run tiny Intel Atom boxes (an Acer Revo and a...

I run tiny Intel Atom boxes (an Acer Revo and a Zotac Zbox), they both have the ION chipset so will decode h.264 MKVs in hardware and were both around $200. They are too small to handle Netflix HD...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   11-17-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 59,888
Posted By Chimera2345
If you're going to store your movie library on a...

If you're going to store your movie library on a storage device you definitely want a RAID (at least RAID 1) system so even if you lose a drive you don't lose everything. I have a small NAS with 4...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-16-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 818
Posted By Chimera2345
How tall is the room, and how many people are...

How tall is the room, and how many people are you hoping to get in there? As Fred said above, it can be done and my room is pretty small but I didn't do the "room within a room" thing either.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-15-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,962
Posted By Chimera2345
ok, lots of progress to report. Got the lights...

ok, lots of progress to report. Got the lights installed and they look so much better, got a little filling and painting to do after drilling the holes but overall they look great -
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Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   11-13-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By Chimera2345
Thanks Roman, much appreciated.

Thanks Roman, much appreciated.
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   11-13-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By Chimera2345
My row of 2 Lane Matinee's are scheduled for...

My row of 2 Lane Matinee's are scheduled for delivery tomorrow and since I didn't pay for "white glove" delivery I'm on my own getting these into the house. The main door I have to get through is...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   11-07-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,200
Posted By Chimera2345
If you don't talk to your wife for 2 days and...

If you don't talk to your wife for 2 days and just "go to the basement" maybe she was trying to send you a message that you should stop disappearing to the basement? Stop ignoring your wife and...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-07-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,962
Posted By Chimera2345
Picked up the quarter round today, cut and...

Picked up the quarter round today, cut and painted it. As soon as it's dry i'll nail it up, but can't put the lights in until the 11" connectors arrive. Good news today, my chairs shipped and are...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-06-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 25,251
Posted By Chimera2345
That's looking great! I wish I had somewhere...

That's looking great! I wish I had somewhere outside my theater big enough for a virtual poster that big.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-04-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,962
Posted By Chimera2345
Thanks Alex I didn't know those connectors...

Thanks Alex I didn't know those connectors existed, the 11" long ones might just work. I have some quarter-round somewhere, if I can find it I'll do a mockup but I think it'll work to hide the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-04-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,962
Posted By Chimera2345
Hey guys, I'm starting to wrap things up on this...

Hey guys, I'm starting to wrap things up on this build but I've run into a problem with my LED lights. Take a look at the picture and you'll see that I can't find any way to make these lights fit in...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-30-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,962
Posted By Chimera2345
Actually I went cheap on the countertop and used...

Actually I went cheap on the countertop and used vinyl self-stick tile that looks like slate. I figured it was worth the gamble and if it doesn't work out I'll do something more costly. It came out...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-30-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,962
Posted By Chimera2345
ok, pics of the current progress : ...

ok, pics of the current progress :

http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/83840/width/350/height/700/flags/LL (http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/83840/)
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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-29-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,962
Posted By Chimera2345
So I haven't posted in a while and no it's not...

So I haven't posted in a while and no it's not because I put the PJ up and all progress stopped - I've actually been doing a lot of work on the room, to the point that as I type this I'm sitting in...
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