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post #31 of 64
Absolutely stunning and very original.
post #32 of 64
Simply stunning.
post #33 of 64
Easily one of my favorite HTs I've ever seen. I really like that you did a lot of the work yourself and built it all for around 8k. Its one thing to see a ridiculously nice theater in some guy's 4 million dollar house and all his crazy sports cars, and it's another thing to see something like this where the average person on here could replicate the results if the desire and willingness to work hard is there. Fantastic job.
post #34 of 64
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Originally Posted by Dradius View Post

Easily one of my favorite HTs I've ever seen. I really like that you did a lot of the work yourself and built it all for around 8k. Its one thing to see a ridiculously nice theater in some guy's 4 million dollar house and all his crazy sports cars, and it's another thing to see something like this where the average person on here could replicate the results if the desire and willingness to work hard is there. Fantastic job.

Thank you so much. Your statement is my feeling exactly.
post #35 of 64
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Originally Posted by victor-eyd View Post

I can read heiroglyphs. It says over and over...

"This theater kicks a$&!"


LOL. True that.

I have to agree - one of the most original and kick ass looking HT's I've seen. I think I'll show my wife just for fun
post #36 of 64
LOVE IT..I love Egyptology..
post #37 of 64
I am sooo jealous! I am almost finished with mine and I let my wife talk me out of an egyption theme. That room is way better that I had even imagined doing in mine. Great Job!

Pete
post #38 of 64
I give you am (A Plus) for Imagination, Job very well done. Good Luck to you and Enjoy it. First time here, I like it. Later Silver-Fox
post #39 of 64
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Originally Posted by pkarakis View Post

I am sooo jealous! I am almost finished with mine and I let my wife talk me out of an egyption theme. That room is way better that I had even imagined doing in mine. Great Job!

Pete


Funny, When I started building it and I told people I was going with an Egyptian Tomb Theme, Many people made a face and said it would not look good and suggested other things. Now these same people say it is incredible and they are glad I did not listen to them.
post #40 of 64
I know what the hieroglyphics say. It says "Touch the screen and a sorry fate shall find thee."

Excellent job my friend. Looks great indeed. Please tell me that one of those mummy cases is on hinges and has a bar inside .
post #41 of 64
You did a great job on your theater, very original. I love the couch and your AV rack.My only question is how do you change out a DVD or change games without jumping over the massive couch? lol
post #42 of 64
comfiest... looking... couch... ever...

that theater just blew my mind man, absolutely gorgeous!
post #43 of 64
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You did a great job on your theater, very original. I love the couch and your AV rack.My only question is how do you change out a DVD or change games without jumping over the massive couch? lol

The base of the AV rack is made to be the same height as the back of the couch. If you are sitting in the middle you can reach everything without stretching except for the Directv receiver and the HTPC ( Which I am moving lower).

I am going to take some better photos of the AV rack and subwoofer location. The first pic was to blurry. I will post them in a few days.
post #44 of 64
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Originally Posted by Driving_Hamster View Post

I know what the hieroglyphics say. It says "Touch the screen and a sorry fate shall find thee."

Excellent job my friend. Looks great indeed. Please tell me that one of those mummy cases is on hinges and has a bar inside .

It could easily be a bar Right now the one on the right holds XBOX 360 games and accesories. The one on the left holds Blu-Ray Discs.
post #45 of 64
wow nice HT
post #46 of 64
Wow. I'm glad this thread was necroposted in (get it? get it?), because this is an amazing looking theater and I'm sorry I missed seeing it earlier. Without the necropost I never would have seen it.

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Originally Posted by Venomnusss View Post

Funny, When I started building it and I told people I was going with an Egyptian Tomb Theme, Many people made a face and said it would not look good and suggested other things. Now these same people say it is incredible and they are glad I did not listen to them.

IMO, theme theaters are a tremendous risk. You have to be brave to do one, because I think there is a good chance it comes out looking chintzy or can become dated very quickly. But this is class. I love it.

Personally, I don't think I'll have the guts when I finally get my house built and get into a position to start working on a theater. Every theme I imagine just ends up looking cheesy in my mind, and I keep flipping back to an understated, minimalist, modern look. I hope I have the bravery to try something like this - and if I do, I hope it turns out half as good.
post #47 of 64
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Thanks for all the great replies.
We have been really enjoying this Home Theater.
I have gotten lots of PM's about the panels. If anyone else did use them I would love to see photos.
post #48 of 64
Huge screen there !! I get nauseous play first person shooters on my 60" TV so I'd be a goner in your room ;^) Outstanding work on the room, echo the comments above about the value of your own sweat equity-- especially when it turns out this well. congratulations.
Greg
post #49 of 64
One of kind, I love it
post #50 of 64
Grate job on your theater, I want to do something with maybe an Indiana Jones theme, I have a couple of questions can I get more info on the panels and the color that was used
post #51 of 64
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Originally Posted by rcbrandt View Post

Grate job on your theater, I want to do something with maybe an Indiana Jones theme, I have a couple of questions can I get more info on the panels and the color that was used


Sorry it took so long to respond.

The panels can be found at http://www.nethercraft.com/


The paint colors were done by the artist on the panels.
post #52 of 64
Thanks for the nethercraft link- ohh the skeleton walls would look so great for a wall of the dead haunter motif!

Victor
post #53 of 64
Besides the awesome design that went into your HT, I love the screen its wall to wall and ceiling to floor. It looks like a mini IMAX screen. I read that you used Ultra White flat paint. Any special brand paint? Is flat paint best to use when making a screen wall with paint? Any drawbacks in PQ painting a screen on your wall?
post #54 of 64
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Originally Posted by Terminator840 View Post

Besides the awesome design that went into your HT, I love the screen its wall to wall and ceiling to floor. It looks like a mini IMAX screen. I read that you used Ultra White flat paint. Any special brand paint? Is flat paint best to use when making a screen wall with paint? Any drawbacks in PQ painting a screen on your wall?

I believe the white paint was Behr Ultra White Premium Flat, I got it at Home Depot. I first made the screen for sizing and testing and was later going to paint it with Screen Goo.

But after adjusting the projector the picture looked amazing as it was. I decided to add a few more coats to it and leave it flat white. Many have commented to me that they cannot believe how good it looks.
post #55 of 64
Amazing setup, I love the Egyptian Panels!

At first I thought you may have got them from this guy http://www.formtechplastics.ca/ they do some movie props etc. might be good for someone elses project.
post #56 of 64
Those panels look great. What do they do for your sound. Every one puts in sound absorption panels and you have abs plastic panels. i would think sound would be affected?
post #57 of 64
Phar-out!

Very cool
post #58 of 64
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Originally Posted by Techphil View Post

Those panels look great. What do they do for your sound. Every one puts in sound absorption panels and you have abs plastic panels. i would think sound would be affected?

I was worried about that when I was building but,
I cannot seem to notice any sound problems. It sounds great. Some of my Audiophile friends have spent time in the theater and they would be the first to mention something. None have so far.
post #59 of 64
Ok, Venomnuss, you are just sick!
I am more jealous than you could possibly imagine! I get drool everywhere every time I look at your pics of the HT.
Sadly, I do not have the space for something like this, nor the money. If I did though, I gaurantee I would go nuts and really do it up until it couldn't go anymore. I'm way into Ancient Egypt and the deities there in (comes from studying Egyptology eventually, hardly anyone in the field is immune, including Dr. Hawass)!
In fact, you might want to have Dr. Hawass come over and give his seal of approval on the place. LOL!

However, I am making my small effort with what I have and am almost done. I am waiting on the glass for the door and I still have to make the little curtains. I'll post pics when done.

Seriously, your HT is the most incredible thing I have ever seen aside from the one in my dreams.

I think part of the reason it sounds good and you have not heard any complaints is because it's Egyptian and that makes everything better.
post #60 of 64
I wasn't much for themes, until I saw this thread.

VERY SLICK - NICE JOB!!
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