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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-30-2014, 12:22 PM
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Posted By helmsman
Thanks. Sent him a PM.

Thanks. Sent him a PM.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-30-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 54
Posted By helmsman
Source for replacement cover for Lutron Grafik Eye

Does anyone have a recommendation for a good source for Grafik Eye replacement covers? I''m looking for a translucent black/black faceplate for my 3104 to go better with my color scheme - replacing...
Forum: Display Calibration   07-30-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By helmsman
I looked at the Spyder4 which conceptually looks...

I looked at the Spyder4 which conceptually looks exactly like what I was looking for but from what I could tell it doesn't support advanced color adjustments for temperature (red, green and blue gain...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-29-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
  Paint
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Posted By helmsman
Fixed my typo and yes, I meant that FLAT black...

Fixed my typo and yes, I meant that FLAT black scuffs easily.

I took a look at your build and noticed that you're using what appears to be 6 inch cans for your recessed lights. I also had 6 inch...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-29-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
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Views: 152
Posted By helmsman
I used flat black on my ceiling and screen wall,...

I used flat black on my ceiling and screen wall, a different color in satin for walls. The problem with flat black is that it will show scuffs whenever you touch or rub up against it, but not an...
Forum: Display Calibration   07-29-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By helmsman
Help with Vizio Color Calibration - what tools to use?

I recently added a Vizio LED television to our home's collection and I'm having difficulty calibrating the color. I have Kane's Digital Video Essentials which I've used to calibrate my projectors...
Forum: Speakers   07-28-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 455
Posted By helmsman
Interesting discussion on monopoles vs....

Interesting discussion on monopoles vs. bipole/dipoles for surrounds that I hadn't really thought about before. My 7.1 setup uses the latter. The one point I would make is that the vast majority of...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   07-26-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 713
Posted By helmsman
My 2 cents: first, definitely go with an ...

My 2 cents: first, definitely go with an anamorphic lens. I saved a ton of money going fixed lens and no masking, and I really don't miss either. Sure, if money wasn't an option I'd add those...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-24-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By helmsman
I never realized that I was actually getting HVAC...

I never realized that I was actually getting HVAC noise until I was doing an Audyssey calibration and I kept getting a error message about too much noise in the room. Turns out the AC was running...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   07-21-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By helmsman
vachief - I have a fixed lens and can honestly...

vachief - I have a fixed lens and can honestly say that I don't see any decrease in image quality when I'm watching 16:9 content. I'm not suggesting there technically isn't a degradation, I just...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-20-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,255
Posted By helmsman
As Sgt. Hulka said in the movie Stripes: ...

As Sgt. Hulka said in the movie Stripes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syV2LkGpQB0
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-19-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,255
Posted By helmsman
Actually it should be zero for everybody until...

Actually it should be zero for everybody until January 2017!
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-19-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,255
Posted By helmsman
Recommended home theater investment = WP√(fV/10) ...

Recommended home theater investment = WP√(fV/10)

where

f = Frequency or number of movies watched per year
W = Wife Factor (1 if she monitors finances closely, 5 if she doesn't)
P =...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   07-18-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 339
Posted By helmsman
Likewise. Which can be a while as you skip...

Likewise. Which can be a while as you skip through all those BS previews! How I wish they would just go to the movie launch screen. Or better yet, just start the movie. I have a few BR titles...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-18-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By helmsman
Just curious, have you determined that you have...

Just curious, have you determined that you have acoustic issues you are specifically treating? If so I would think that would be driving your bass trap specifications, and you should be tailoring...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-16-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 951
Posted By helmsman
My son (who's studying performance music and...

My son (who's studying performance music and recording science at the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins) is getting into vinyl, playing from my old collection and buying some of his own (mostly...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   07-16-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By helmsman
Thanks CAVX. Yes, I figured that out pretty...

Thanks CAVX. Yes, I figured that out pretty quickly - I have a fixed lens in place which works well for me. Sim2s sure give a lot of AR scaling flexibility. I may play around with the Sim2...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   07-15-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,116
Posted By helmsman
Can you have this glass cut to size like any...

Can you have this glass cut to size like any other glass? Just wondering if cutting it damages the coating adjacent to the cut or scour.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-01-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By helmsman
Agreed on the ceiling, did mine black also. It...

Agreed on the ceiling, did mine black also. It took 3 coats though to get it looking uniform, but it was worth it.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-01-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By helmsman
Screen wall colors can have a huge impact. Check...

Screen wall colors can have a huge impact. Check out the following:

http://www.echalk.co.uk/amusements/OpticalIllusions/colourPerception/colourPerception.html

I painted the walls around my...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   07-01-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,116
Posted By helmsman
Looking forward to seeing your pics. I...

Looking forward to seeing your pics.

I haven't really had any pincushioning issues. I fiddled around a little when I first set it up, experimenting with lens height and tilt while projecting a...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-01-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 951
Posted By helmsman
Quote from same article: "Young people are...

Quote from same article:

"Young people are driving growth in sales," said John Arnsdorff, who in March opened a store called Audio Archaeology in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood that sells new...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   07-01-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By helmsman
What should I use to scale, Sim2 PJ or Oppo BDP-103?

I have always used my Sim2 HT3000e to scale my image, and I have a fixed Panamorph UH-380, so I have a setting for 1.85 and 16:9 content as well as my setting for 2.35:1 Blu-rays and occasional cable...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   07-01-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,116
Posted By helmsman
I'm curious to hear more about what you're doing...

I'm curious to hear more about what you're doing with the Edmund's Optics AR coated glass.

It sounds like I have a similar setup to you. My PJ and equipment is in a separate room behind the back...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   07-01-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,069
Posted By helmsman
I saw this in the theater and it was CIH on a...

I saw this in the theater and it was CIH on a scope screen, not letterboxing of the 2.35:1 portions.

I very disappointed that they released this movie as variable height on blu-ray. This would...
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