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Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   02-12-2016, 07:00 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,088
Posted By Tedd
Definitely NOT spammy..... I am open to...

Definitely NOT spammy..... I am open to improvements and experimentation. :)


A couple of Odroid-C1+ boards came home with me last night. :) I might just play around with one, for this...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   02-11-2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,088
Posted By Tedd
https://www.cinematerial.com/ -paid for...

https://www.cinematerial.com/ -paid for subscription based


www.impawards.com (http://www.impawards.com) -free


And all the various search engines.


And occasionally I upload a low...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-09-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By Tedd
Nothing to worry about there.... :) I...

Nothing to worry about there.... :)


I think you are overthinking the actual simplicity of Bluer101's approach. He really nailed the simplicity angle, and any real work is
already done with...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-08-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 303
Posted By Tedd
Here's a photo I found from the extinct Home...

Here's a photo I found from the extinct Home Theater Builder magazine article by Dennis Erskine, on stages.
(I don't seem to have the three page article anymore. It's old and likely there are...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-08-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By Tedd
I guess I should add I wasn't looking to buy a...

I guess I should add I wasn't looking to buy a smart hdtv. I did because it was on sale, had a very slim bezel and was shallow depth-wise.
Plus it had 3 usb ports, and had low power consumption. And...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-08-2016, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By Tedd
Any hdtv with a media player and a usb 2.0 port...

Any hdtv with a media player and a usb 2.0 port is enough hardware plus any 1G or larger usb 2.0 jump drive.
No external computer needed. You'll also need sort of wall mount. And that's it. :)

...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-08-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 303
Posted By Tedd
Moisture should always be a concern. You have a...

Moisture should always be a concern. You have a food source (wood) and no sunlight, and then add moisture,
and then you will have conditions suitable for mould.


I mentioned the plastic lining...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-08-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 97
Posted By Tedd
Berber with quality underpad, is actually a solid...

Berber with quality underpad, is actually a solid choice for home theater flooring. Berber tends to stand up really well, against wear.
It often has zero WAF though.....

Why not do an island...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-08-2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 303
Posted By Tedd
A base for your speakers that is of a magnitude...

A base for your speakers that is of a magnitude of weight versus the speakers, means the speakers put their energy into moving air,
and not transferring a lot of their energy to the floor.
...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-08-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 618
Posted By Tedd
Seems to me that an Odroid C1+ with HiFi board...

Seems to me that an Odroid C1+ with HiFi board might cover all your bases for a dedicated digital music player.

...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-08-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 576
Views: 15,034
Posted By Tedd
Some cribbing and a jack, or the use of a tool...

Some cribbing and a jack, or the use of a tool rental service, can also make lifting heavy items much simpler and less physical.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-08-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 102
Posted By Tedd
Not sure I get your math there.... I have a...

Not sure I get your math there.... I have a soffit right over my AT screen wall, with 80" beneath it, and 9'5" of width. (Five soffits in all at 80".
And with a 7'1" high ceiling, went with a...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-08-2016, 05:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,003
Posted By Tedd
If you have a nearby Harbor Freight, you might...

If you have a nearby Harbor Freight, you might want to head there and grab their inexpensive right angle drill.
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   02-07-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,088
Posted By Tedd
I have to wonder about a simple stick built frame...

I have to wonder about a simple stick built frame along the lines of what Auburn0008 did, on top of a Bluer101 cabinet,
and simply using a thin piece of metal for the text cut out. Then do a rattle...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-07-2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 102
Posted By Tedd
A KQ seating layout, very nice and rather unique....

A KQ seating layout, very nice and rather unique.


How tall is the room? +1 on the screen being too small. +1 on the DIY Sound speakers also.


If those seats are not recliners, then have you...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-07-2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,170
Posted By Tedd
Which makes me want to ask how you are mounting...

Which makes me want to ask how you are mounting the driver?


T-nuts or some sort of embedded threaded insert?
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   02-07-2016, 07:32 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,170
Posted By Tedd
I've used 1" hardwood dowels for bracing,...

I've used 1" hardwood dowels for bracing, polyurethane glue, and a screw into the end of the dowel. Can't beat the
ease of making a dowel brace, and it is highly effective.


No reason you...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-04-2016, 04:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 765
Posted By Tedd
A layer of OSB or plywood would add some mass,...

A layer of OSB or plywood would add some mass, and let you secure the 5/8" drywall at 12" intervals.
Shorter screws where the HVAC is.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-02-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 92
Posted By Tedd
Could you post a top down floor plan for me to...

Could you post a top down floor plan for me to mark up, for some alternative ideas?

I'd be thinking a DIY At screen and projector, with a room flip, and gallery kitchen layout, so you get a s...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-02-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,953
Posted By Tedd
There's IKEA.... I have been thinking of...

There's IKEA....


I have been thinking of having some steel plates water cut, and put the Home Depot panel saw to work, then do a little router work. Some painted round tubing over threaded rod...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-02-2016, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By Tedd
That is a nice looking media style room. Nothing...

That is a nice looking media style room. Nothing more.


Downside 1 for me, is the open concept means the noise floor is going to be high.


The bigger downside would be the inability to...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-02-2016, 05:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 527
Posted By Tedd
Already loving the DIY aspect of this thread, and...

Already loving the DIY aspect of this thread, and that view is certainly impressive.


+1 to what Doublewing11 is saying. Some seat time in a couple of high end rooms, really moved the ...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-02-2016, 05:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 215
Posted By Tedd
Pretty sure the absolute best knowledge base, is...

Pretty sure the absolute best knowledge base, is just reading these forums.


A pretty good case could be made for having some pretension to be a master builder. Once you know the upsides to a...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-01-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 74
Posted By Tedd
I would be very leery of a retractable AT screen...

I would be very leery of a retractable AT screen in front of a hdtv. You would have a reflective surface that might light up, and be visible.
And you ideally want to acoustically treat the front...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-01-2016, 03:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,042
Posted By Tedd
Your renders had a door, so I assumed a door. ;) ...

Your renders had a door, so I assumed a door. ;)


Have you considered the downsides to a curtained entry?


A higher noise floor, and now your bass is filling a much larger volume.


It...
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