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Here's what I'm thinking about converting the movie poster into a real-time scoreboard during the games. smile.gif

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Originally Posted by mcascio View Post

Here's what I'm thinking about converting the movie poster into a real-time scoreboard during the games. smile.gif

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nice you spelled packers wrong thou

the correct spelling is GIANTS and your colors are little off
the blue your using looks a little green smile.gif
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Nice, but what, no quarter time, down and yards to go. Come on Mario, you've set such a high standard we expect the very best! smile.gif
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Originally Posted by snickers1 View Post

nice you spelled packers wrong thou

the correct spelling is GIANTS and your colors are little off
the blue your using looks a little green smile.gif

Too funny! smile.gif
post #2645 of 3008
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Originally Posted by design1stcode2nd View Post

Nice, but what, no quarter time, down and yards to go. Come on Mario, you've set such a high standard we expect the very best! smile.gif

Yeah - I thought about that after the fact. The data displayed will really be dependent upon the RSS feed I track down next year. If scores by quarter, time, down and yarts to go are there, then it's certainly doable. smile.gif
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With a little Googling I'm sure you can find a feed with all the relevant data.
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Mario,

I searched the thread but couldn't find "what height is the top of your chair rail from the floor"?
post #2648 of 3008
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Originally Posted by ScAndal View Post

Mario,

I searched the thread but couldn't find "what height is the top of your chair rail from the floor"?

The top of the chair rail is 30".
post #2649 of 3008
I wouldnt recommend it since you would have to be constantly keeping track and updating the score, instead of relaxing and enjoying the game
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I wouldnt recommend it since you would have to be constantly keeping track and updating the score, instead of relaxing and enjoying the game

There's no way I'm personally tracking the scores...that'll be done automatically with an RSS feed.
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There's no way I'm personally tracking the scores...that'll be done automatically with an RSS feed.

oh then awesome
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It goes without saying that you've got an awesome theater. Great build thread too. I was wondering if you could comment on how well you like your HVAC for the theater, particularly cooling in our Wisconsin winters etc. The poster TV for the games is a great idea. (Unless of course you DVR the game and it ruins it)
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Originally Posted by gbc3 View Post

It goes without saying that you've got an awesome theater. Great build thread too. I was wondering if you could comment on how well you like your HVAC for the theater, particularly cooling in our Wisconsin winters etc. The poster TV for the games is a great idea. (Unless of course you DVR the game and it ruins it)

Thanks gbc3.

I really love the zoned control. I doubt I'll need to do much cooling in the theater during the summer months because it's usually cooler on the lower level. I anticipate running the fan though on occasion to get some air flow moving and eliminate some of the humidity. I've been using the heat in there this winter. It doesn't take long to raise the temp in the room a couple degree's to take the bite out of the air. It's also very efficient. Without the zoned ability, it would be warm in some rooms and colder in others. It's nice to have the ability to just affect the rooms being used rather than the whole house.

I've heard some horror stories on this forum of people not having the ability to control climate in the room and then trying to address it afterwards...which usually ends up costing much more.

The Arzel system uses air to move it's dampers so I don't have to worry about electronic type failures. Hopefully it lasts me a long time!
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Thanks, good to know.
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Originally Posted by mcascio View Post

Yeah - you definitely don't want to build any subs permanently into your cabinets...unless maybe you are doing a DIY sub that you can keep the enclosure and swap the parts. The HSU sub I have has lots of dials on the back that you may want to play with at times to accomodate the room and sound you want.

Having the ability to run your wires through the soffit with access later is nice.

I'm glad you found some good tidbits of information in the thread. I think it helped that it was my first time woodworking too. So I provided probably a little more detail than some of the pro's here would since they may take it for granted that people know how to do certain things already.

thats encouraging to hear this was your first go and wood working. It all looks very professional. I just picked up a router table and am looking at routers now. Im excited to learn it all, itll make for plenty of great uses around the house
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thats encouraging to hear this was your first go and wood working. It all looks very professional. I just picked up a router table and am looking at routers now. Im excited to learn it all, itll make for plenty of great uses around the house

I wished I had a router table for the cabinet doors I built, but never pulled the trigger on buying one.

I managed to make it through the project with my B&D router....but I think Bosch was the router I was looking at if my B&D failed.
post #2657 of 3008
Mario,

You are THE man. So impressed with your work and perseverance.

Thank you for taking so much time to document your build!
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Mario, You've done a fantastic job on your theater. In fact, your LCD poster display inspired me to create software to make one for myself. Hopefully, it doesn't compete with your Cinemar products, but for anyone interested there is a thread discussing my software here:
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1439406/movieposter-virtual-movie-poster-display-software
It automatically downloads posters for upcoming movies from themoviedb.org and integrates with XBMC to display posters and metadata for the currently playing movie/tvshow/music. It supports streaming trailers as well. There is also a web based remote to change settings and create custom lists.
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I noticed my Generac wasn't doing it's normal weekly test run. So I went outside last week to look at the Overcrank light was lit.

I did get it to start so I'm not sure why. We did have a cold spell so maybe it just didn't turn over.

That scare prompted me to order one of these Remote Monitor's from HomeDepot. At least now I'll be able to tell from inside whether or not there is an issue with the generator rather than waiting for my ears to notice it not running or worse yet during a power outage it not turning on.

Now I just need for this snow to melt a bit so I can get it installed.

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I noticed the manual shows a common wire terminals on the Generac itself. Anyone know if I could connect this right to my ElkM1 security system? That would be even better than the remote monitor.
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Wow, great find, Mario! I didn't even know something like this existed. I'll have to look to see if my Generac is wired to use this. Mine is about 8 years old -- model 04390. Is yours newer?

And an even better idea if we could wire to an Elk. A couple winters ago mine failed due to the battery destroying itself (case was broken / blown out -- I'm assuming due to low acid levels). Now pulling that out and topping it up with water is part of my annual maintenance...

Bryan
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Wow, great find, Mario! I didn't even know something like this existed. I'll have to look to see if my Generac is wired to use this. Mine is about 8 years old -- model 04390. Is yours newer?

And an even better idea if we could wire to an Elk. A couple winters ago mine failed due to the battery destroying itself (case was broken / blown out -- I'm assuming due to low acid levels). Now pulling that out and topping it up with water is part of my annual maintenance...

Bryan

They make a higher end model that gives more detail and allows you to set the weekly test time from inside. But it was 3x as much. My main thing was just to know if it needs attention. I called Generac directly to make sure it was compatible with my unit. The manual does have instructions for models before 2010 so you may be in luck.

Seems everything requires maintenance these days. smile.gif I'll probably replace my battery this summer.
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Mario, your work has inspired me to get back into a long lost passion of mine - AV. After moving into a new home years ago, I never did rebuild my dedicated home theater. After browsing through the details of this thread I get the overwhelming urge to begin planning for a build myself. Anybody else get this? I did have a couple of questions:

Referring to the section of plywood that extends past your soffits (the one holding the 16 LED canned lights) - there seems to be some considerable weight (lights, 2x4s, moulding, etc.) Did you do anything particular to support the outer edge considering the added weight placed onto these sections of plywood?

Also, the 16 LED canned lights appear to have some sort of housing around them, could you explain the construction, reasoning, and results of this?

Furthermore, your equipment rack - I believe you stated that it is located in another area of the house and you share devices in a whole-house fashion. How close to your theater is it, did you have any extended lengths of distance to overcome, how is it mounted?

Finally, I noticed that the black light you use behind the moulding is of a particularly low profile design. What brand/model of black light did you use?

Thanks for the inspiration!
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Originally Posted by renegade38 View Post

Mario, your work has inspired me to get back into a long lost passion of mine - AV. After moving into a new home years ago, I never did rebuild my dedicated home theater. After browsing through the details of this thread I get the overwhelming urge to begin planning for a build myself. Anybody else get this? I did have a couple of questions:

Referring to the section of plywood that extends past your soffits (the one holding the 16 LED canned lights) - there seems to be some considerable weight (lights, 2x4s, moulding, etc.) Did you do anything particular to support the outer edge considering the added weight placed onto these sections of plywood?

Also, the 16 LED canned lights appear to have some sort of housing around them, could you explain the construction, reasoning, and results of this?

Furthermore, your equipment rack - I believe you stated that it is located in another area of the house and you share devices in a whole-house fashion. How close to your theater is it, did you have any extended lengths of distance to overcome, how is it mounted?

Finally, I noticed that the black light you use behind the moulding is of a particularly low profile design. What brand/model of black light did you use?

Thanks for the inspiration!

Hi renegade38.

Thanks for making your first post on the AVS in this thread. I'm glad I was able to provide a little motivation for you.

I initially planned to install some L-Brackets to help support the weight of the section that was hanging into the room but didn't think it was necessary after the fact. Adding the 2x4's near the inside edge really seemed to stiffen everything up. The moulding really wasn't all that heavy and the can lights weren't too bad either.

The 16 LED lights that I used come with the trim attached. So you can't swap them...which is why I ended up spray painting them black. I've been extremely happy with them. They provide very little heat into the room compared to other options.

I bought the black lights from a local Spencer's. It was the only 4' they carried. They had a good deal on them I think you bought one at regular and the second was half off.

Hopefully this helps.
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All I can say is wow!! I Googled "DIY subwoofer" three days ago it took me here, and now I can't remember why because i have been reading this epic thread!! I don't have a basement, big enough house, or the cash flow to even think about starting a project like this, but even with my little greatroom 7.1 system I have, I now have new ideas!! Again great job!!

Josh
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Originally Posted by gweedo1 View Post

All I can say is wow!! I Googled "DIY subwoofer" three days ago it took me here, and now I can't remember why because i have been reading this epic thread!! I don't have a basement, big enough house, or the cash flow to even think about starting a project like this, but even with my little greatroom 7.1 system I have, I now have new ideas!! Again great job!!

Josh

Hi Josh,

Wow. Thanks so much. Three days of reading is a long time. smile.gif I'm glad you were able to pull some helpful information from the thread though. I appreciate the compliments.
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Is the center of the lens on your ae8000 below the top of the screen height? After testing mine out it seems it can't be above the screen height if using lens memory to zoom between 235 and 16:9. Thx
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Great looking theater ! I was wondering how the mdf on the wall affects the room acoustics ?
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Originally Posted by 235 View Post

Is the center of the lens on your ae8000 below the top of the screen height? After testing mine out it seems it can't be above the screen height if using lens memory to zoom between 235 and 16:9. Thx


I have mine aligned with the center of the lens at the top of the screen. So I guess I didn't run into any issues. It does appear that when you increase or decrease the size that it's origin is from the top of the image. But I would think if you played around with the settings you could adjust it vertically to fit your needs.

How far off are you from the top of the screen?
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Originally Posted by 76kart76 View Post

Great looking theater ! I was wondering how the mdf on the wall affects the room acoustics ?


I'm not sure how I could answer that one. Since I can't compare it to anything. I still have yet to officially do any accurate type of room measurements (or at least know if I'm doing it properly).
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