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Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   07-24-2013, 10:43 AM
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Posted By jdholmes
Thanks for the post regarding replacement lamp...

Thanks for the post regarding replacement lamp modules - I would have been very hesitant without the reviews of you folks. FYI - right now they are at $57 + shipping. Great deal. I will pick up...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-03-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,748
Posted By jdholmes
Quote:Originally Posted by xzener...

Quote:Originally Posted by xzener http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19591661)

Why not center the screen, and build soffit around the room, keeping...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-03-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,748
Posted By jdholmes
Of course I had to turn the projector on! I had...

Of course I had to turn the projector on! I had to test it!

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/smile.gif

Just pushed pause off a netflix stream via my PS3 and clicked a couple pics....
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-03-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,748
Posted By jdholmes
Progress shots so far! Still going - talk about...

Progress shots so far! Still going - talk about a different feel in that room though!

I did take your advice, Big, and mixed a bit of the grey into the brown - just a little. I don't know that it...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-01-2010, 03:16 AM
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Views: 1,748
Posted By jdholmes
That's not a bad idea, Big. How much of the...

That's not a bad idea, Big. How much of the other color is generally good to mix in?

The biggest question here, really, is color placement...side and back walls in the brown or just the bottom...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-30-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,748
Posted By jdholmes
Well, I decided to do the blue/grey for the...

Well, I decided to do the blue/grey for the ceiling...not sure yet if I should do the whole front wall in it and the rest of the walls in the tan or just do half way down in the blue/grey all the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-30-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,748
Posted By jdholmes
Suggestions needed on this: I'm posting the...

Suggestions needed on this:

I'm posting the two colors I'm working with.

What I was thinking was using one for the ceiling and top part of the walls, and one for the bottom part.

I'm just...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-30-2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,748
Posted By jdholmes
Haha, true story. I like cramming. The last push...

Haha, true story. I like cramming. The last push I made to finish my family room a couple years ago was from 4 PM on Sunday to 10 PM Monday - gotta love it.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-30-2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,748
Posted By jdholmes
Thanks, but in our market it's worth the little...

Thanks, but in our market it's worth the little bit of extra effort.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-30-2010, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,748
Posted By jdholmes
Well, it's finally time to move the theatre to...

Well, it's finally time to move the theatre to the basement. Why the sudden motivation, you ask? We're selling our house. Go figure.

We're uprooting and moving from Eastern Canada down to...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-23-2010, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3,168
Views: 486,797
Posted By jdholmes
Just a bump...I'm really curious to get an...

Just a bump...I'm really curious to get an outside opinion on my investment. I feel that I got a decent price by the reviews - Got a used one for $700...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-21-2010, 03:26 AM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 190,920
Posted By jdholmes
I just scored a used unit for $700. Good deal?...

I just scored a used unit for $700. Good deal? My first projector!
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-21-2010, 03:17 AM
Replies: 3,168
Views: 486,797
Posted By jdholmes
Is $700 a good deal on a non UB model? Has less...

Is $700 a good deal on a non UB model? Has less than 400 hours on the bulb.

Thanks guys!
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-22-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,469
Posted By jdholmes
What is the claim of oil based primer? How is it...

What is the claim of oil based primer? How is it supposed to make a difference?
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   11-20-2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 39,391
Posted By jdholmes
I think Benq is really dropping the ball on this...

I think Benq is really dropping the ball on this one...and losing a lot of potential sales. As far as I'm concerned at this point they're really failing in their attempts to reach this target...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-20-2009, 06:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,197
Posted By jdholmes
Can't you just tack a nailing strip for the...

Can't you just tack a nailing strip for the crown onto the soffit? The nailing strip sits on the outside of the construction - screwed into the soffit. This gives you a strip of wood the length of...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-09-2009, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,384
Posted By jdholmes
Quote:Originally Posted by googlegod...

Quote:Originally Posted by googlegod http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17503323)

But three 15A may be cheaper to run and easier to work with the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-08-2009, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,684
Posted By jdholmes
I wasn't satisfied with the samples of 701 I...

I wasn't satisfied with the samples of 701 I received, so I'm going with something different as well. I can't see the results being /too/ much different so long as it's an absorptive/somewhat...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-02-2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,231
Posted By jdholmes
You want a certain amount of life to the sound...

You want a certain amount of life to the sound in the room...dampening it too much kills it too quickly. From what I understand, anyway. :P
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-02-2009, 07:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,818
Posted By jdholmes
Quote:Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC...

Quote:Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17283777)

It would help if you drew a little floor plan then identified...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-01-2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,818
Posted By jdholmes
Quote:Originally Posted by bluewaves...

Quote:Originally Posted by bluewaves http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17282243)

I'd stop and get a contractor to come in to take a look or an...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-01-2009, 03:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,818
Posted By jdholmes
Ok - So obviously we have figured out I have to...

Ok - So obviously we have figured out I have to fill this thing with concrete.

So...I'm thinking maybe I should tear out this whole wall to do it somewhat properly, right? This seems to be what...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-30-2009, 07:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,818
Posted By jdholmes
Quote:Originally Posted by goros...

Quote:Originally Posted by goros http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17271859)

I really doubt that it's a loadbearing wall. If it is, you need to...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-30-2009, 06:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,818
Posted By jdholmes
Quote:Originally Posted by Sands_at_Pier147...

Quote:Originally Posted by Sands_at_Pier147 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17270637)

It looks to me like the bottom part of the valve is far...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   09-29-2009, 08:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,818
Posted By jdholmes
Quote:Originally Posted by whiskey alpha...

Quote:Originally Posted by whiskey alpha http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17270281)

By the rust on that shut off valve I would say that there has...
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