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post #2311 of 3008
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Originally Posted by cdika17 View Post

Eff yah, Go Packers! Sorry, got a lil excited there.
Any reason you didn't go with a hush box?
What did you make your door jambs out of?
Room looks unreal. I hope mine comes out 1/8th as good. This thread will go down in history like Sandmans.
Great Job

I'm excited to kick off the Packer season this year in the theater!

I opted not to go with a hush box for a few reasons. I don't mind looking at the projector...it's a dedicated theater room...you gotta have a projector. wink.gif Although, with the new HDMI balun, power is at the receiver, so now I've got to get creative with hiding everything.
Adding a hush box also requires venting, so that was one less major obstacle to overcome. I know the projectors are getting quieter and quieter. The AE4000U isn't that loud, so I'm hoping the next one will be even quieter.

I used Poplar wood for the door jambs.

Thanks for the compliments. I'm flattered.
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Giants are gonna look incredible in that room eek.gif

Sure...when the Packer's play them in November. smile.gif
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This thread will go down in history like Sandmans.

This. Nuf said.
post #2314 of 3008
never saw this. tried to search sandman, but too many members. Can you send a link?
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Sort the "Dedicated Theater Design & Construction" thread by clicking on the "views" column. His build will be at the top of the list.
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Thanks vanice!
post #2317 of 3008
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With the D-Box being a big part of the theater, I wanted myself and visitors to have the ability to see which movies are supported. I think there are just about a 1,000 titles coded to date.


So we recently modified DVDLobby to support displaying some custom fields while browsing your collection.

So for each movie that supports the D-Box, I can now show the D-Box logo over the cover art. I still have to go through my collection and tag each movie as a D-Box title, but you get the idea.

dvdlobby_dbox (2).jpg

We've also added a few new variables that get populated when you play a movie which will include start time and end time. This will come in handy for the virtual movie poster.
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27 Dresses...Really?

That looks like some nice software. I've been looking for something new. Have to take a look into that.
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27 Dresses...Really?
That looks like some nice software. I've been looking for something new. Have to take a look into that.

You gotta keep the better half happy. smile.gif
post #2320 of 3008
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So I've got a working virtual movie poster now that dynamically updates.

Here's how it works, once you select the movie from MainLobby for the dedicated movie player for the theater, the movie poster is instantly displayed on the Virtual Movie Poster LED.

The Start and End Time's are automatically calculated.

I also display the rating, year, aspect ratio and run time.

There's still a lot more I'd like to do but due to time constraints it'll have to wait. I'd like to add some light sheens to the movie poster soon though to help draw the eye to the screen. It would also be really easy to scroll the synopsis along the bottom. It definitely deserves some movement to take advantage of the technology.

IMG_1262_small.jpg

Here's another look at it since the photo doesn't quite do it justice.
virtual_movie_poster_1.00.jpg
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Oh my gosh! Will this build ever end?!?! It seems like every day is filled with new and exciting awesomeness! biggrin.gif
Edited by nickbuol - 8/29/12 at 7:50am
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Awesome Mario!
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You continue to impress!
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Oh my gosh! Will this build ever end?!?! It seems like every day is filled with new and exciting awesomeness! biggrin.gif

The perfect summary of this build. Incredible, Mario!
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You know I thought the electronic led movie poster was cool. Now with the times and the Now Playing included makes it FREAKING AMAZING eek.gif wow. 1? Which program did you use or how did you did you get it to work.
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Mario: Just sent you some information via your website app form. Will Cinemar be displaying anything at CEDIA?
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You know I thought the electronic led movie poster was cool. Now with the times and the Now Playing included makes it FREAKING AMAZING eek.gif wow. 1? Which program did you use or how did you did you get it to work.

He runs his own company, Cinemar, and if you look at some of his previous posts with photos of his touch screen that runs everything, and then compare it to the company's site, you will see that it is one in the same. So he, being the coding guy that he is, programmed it himself.
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Originally Posted by nickbuol View Post

Oh my gosh! Will this build ever end?!?! It seems like every day is filled with new and exciting awesomeness! biggrin.gif

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Awesome Mario!

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You continue to impress!

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The perfect summary of this build. Incredible, Mario!

You guys are too kind!

Stay tuned for more "awesomeness!" smile.gif
post #2329 of 3008
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Originally Posted by BUSHIE View Post

You know I thought the electronic led movie poster was cool. Now with the times and the Now Playing included makes it FREAKING AMAZING eek.gif wow. 1? Which program did you use or how did you did you get it to work.

Thanks BUSHIE.

Software-wise, you would need MainLobby, MLServer and DVDLobby and most likely our AV Family in order to pull off the Virtual Movie Poster.

I've built a system that not only plays movies for the theater, but also supplies a video feed to the LED Movie Poster. Killed two birds with one stone.

We could actually design something out-of-the-box if there's some interest - Movie Player plus Virtual Movie Poster Display all in one box. Otherwise, I'm happy to share my scene file along with all the graphics you'll need. It actually took me only about an hour to build the scene. 50 minutes of that was spent in Photoshop and 10 minutes was spent in MainLobby laying it out.
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Mario: Just sent you some information via your website app form. Will Cinemar be displaying anything at CEDIA?

You've got mail!
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He runs his own company, Cinemar, and if you look at some of his previous posts with photos of his touch screen that runs everything, and then compare it to the company's site, you will see that it is one in the same. So he, being the coding guy that he is, programmed it himself.

That's correct. Everything I'm doing is step and repeatable by anyone else who's interested. I'm happy to share scene files.
post #2332 of 3008
eek.gif speechless very sexy theater.
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Hi guys thanx for the reply, I guess I would need to to get a htpc but I still like popping in a bluray so I would like the now playing on top of the pic for the movie I'm showing don't mind to run pics from computer or would you guys say i must get a htpc to hold my current library. I have not yet started on my home theatre just gathering ideas from everyone. Once again what a great looking theatre.
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eek.gif speechless very sexy theater.

Thanks for the compliment!
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Originally Posted by BUSHIE View Post

Hi guys thanx for the reply, I guess I would need to to get a htpc but I still like popping in a bluray so I would like the now playing on top of the pic for the movie I'm showing don't mind to run pics from computer or would you guys say i must get a htpc to hold my current library. I have not yet started on my home theatre just gathering ideas from everyone. Once again what a great looking theatre.

You have some options available. If you prefer to still pop in BluRay's, you can use DVDLobby to select the movie. Which then pushes it to your Virtual Movie Poster along with the start and end time's. If you have a lot of movies and you number them, you can even have DVDLobby popup a message saying which # BluRay to grab off your shelf. So you would essentially use it to catalog your movies and make a selection. Once the Play Movie command is triggered....the Movie Poster comes to life. wink.gif
post #2336 of 3008
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My FIL put the final coat on the steps and bull nose. This coat turned out less tacky than the first can we used.

I've also finished tagging all my DBOX movies so you know which ones have MFX attached to them.

On another note. I had yearly service scheduled for my Generac generator. It was good timing because a hose had worked itself loose and prevented the generator from running. So it would have been bad news if we had heavy rains and a power outage for the theater. I may need to add something to alert me inside of a failure. I think they have something I can add that's wireless. It's scheduled to run once a week, but I may be on the phone and not notice it. Although this past couple weeks I didn't recall hearing it startup.
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I usually come on this forum to ask a simple question about my little 5.1 set. But tonight I thought I'd take a look in this section of the forum. And man... Was I happy to find this thread! I've spent the last two hours going through it seeing your movie theater develop. I'm so happy I didn't have to wait a week after each update smile.gif

I have seen a few of these home theaters on other forums but none to the likes of this one. Congratulations with your enormous achievement and I hope you'll have some good times using it instead of wondering what you could improve or change being the obvious perfectionist that you are.

Thanks for letting me enjoy your work!
post #2338 of 3008
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I usually come on this forum to ask a simple question about my little 5.1 set. But tonight I thought I'd take a look in this section of the forum. And man... Was I happy to find this thread! I've spent the last two hours going through it seeing your movie theater develop. I'm so happy I didn't have to wait a week after each update smile.gif
I have seen a few of these home theaters on other forums but none to the likes of this one. Congratulations with your enormous achievement and I hope you'll have some good times using it instead of wondering what you could improve or change being the obvious perfectionist that you are.
Thanks for letting me enjoy your work!

Thanks for devoting two hours of your life to reading about the last year and half of mine. wink.gif

I've finally had a chance to watch a couple more movies. BTW, Tron was pretty incredible for not only sound and picture, but also the D-Box. Really brought the movie to whole new level.
post #2339 of 3008
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I took the projector down and tightened up the mount since it was loose. It seems to sit better now.

I'm also happy with the new Monoprice HDMI extender I added:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=109&cp_id=10110&cs_id=1011012&p_id=6532&seq=1&format=2

I don't see any drop outs now like I did with the older non-powered version. My run must have been too long. The only downside is the power is at the projector which is not ideal. But I've done my best to hide it above the projector.

Here's a photo I put together that I sent to friends with an invite for the Packer game this Sunday. I saw someone else on the forum do the same thing and thought it was really clever.
root_the_pack.jpg
post #2340 of 3008
That's a great photo. It almost makes me want to watch a Packer's game. rolleyes.gif
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