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post #721 of 840
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OK, so the person I was going to hire to do the finishing work was a no show for the second time so he is out. I have a lead on another person. We'll see how that turns out.

I'm 90% sure I am going to scrap using the HTPC. Problems at every turn. I really wish I had not spent so much money. I got a Dune streamer and am pretty sure it will be my preferred method. I hope to have it setup this weekend. I have been ripping movies to my NAS for a bit now and am almost at 2.5TB. Way too many more to rip. What a PITA
post #722 of 840
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I have been ripping movies to my NAS for a bit now and am almost at 2.5TB. Way too many more to rip. What a PITA

sure will be nice when complete!
post #723 of 840
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Here is the updated rack. Missing is my Wii and the Behringer amp running the Danley. It's been out of commission for a while now and finally got Behringer to send a UPS call tag to get it fixed.

Been ripping some movies and am very excited about the Dune streamer. It played blurays and dvds great on its own. Here is what I have ripped so far.


And here is what I have left. Note all my dvds are not in cases and are all stacked in the box and on the floor in the theater ready to rip.




Later this week or early next week I have the electrician coming out to install the rack room fan that will keep it somewhat cool and keep the heat out of the theater.

I also have my unRAID server clearing 9 more 1.5tb drives since I just about reached the 3tb I already have. Ripping all of these movies is so time consuming. I really hope it's worth it.
post #724 of 840
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The Dune player is working fantasticly so far. I ordered another since I cannot get video out of the component when I have the settings set for 1080P. So I will have one for HDMI going to the theater and then one going to my distribution center outputting 1080i through Component for the remainder of the house.

I have about 1/3 of my dvd collection input on my server along with about 20-30 blurays. After my drives formatted I got some much needed storage room



Now just to keep ripping all of these movies. After my initial few stacks of dvds I will go at the blurays until they are done and then finish up my dvd collection(300 left)
post #725 of 840
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Second Dune player in and now have just shy of 6tb ripped. I have about 200 more blurays and about 50 more dvds. I have run into a few problem discs but overall it has been great

I talked with a worker to get all the framing and finish work done which should be done the week of April 18-22. then I just need to wrap the frames and nail them up so it should be done shortly.

My electrician bailed on me again so now I need to find a new one to get the fan installed in my rack room. Once that is done I can get the rack all tied up and back in its final resting place.

My Behringer amp is still inoperable. I sent it to Ohio to get serviced as the local place said they cant get parts from Behringer and wouldnt take any more Behringer customers. then i sent it to Ohio only for them to decline the shipment and send it back to me. So now I have to send it again. What a pain. I would strongly suggest against Behringer for all looking for an amp with some watts. In the year I have owned it I have been able to use it for 3-4 months.

I plan to have a get together with some friends that I usually go to movies with after its all done

I also got the new iPad and have been converting some movies to go on it for our vacation for the kids. That has been consuming my ripping time lately.
post #726 of 840
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Well. Good news on the Behringer. They quickly got back with me and as soon as UPS gets this unit to their warehouse they will send me a replacement. So I should have it in 2 weeks or so.
post #727 of 840
lol....15 TB huh....good lord....

Post more pics of the theater! Im gonna come see this place in person someday....
post #728 of 840
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lol....15 TB huh....good lord....

Post more pics of the theater! Im gonna come see this place in person someday....

Yea he is actually going to invite all of us Hoosiers over to his place for a tour/showing!
post #729 of 840
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Yea he is actually going to invite all of us Hoosiers over to his place for a tour/showing!

SWEET! I'm in...what kind of beer should I bring?
post #730 of 840
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sweet! I'm in...what kind of beer should i bring?

cold!!!
post #731 of 840
Man that rack is looking pretty full!

I keep drooling over building a nice big storage array, and ripping and loading it up. I dunno though, part of me remembers the days when I had a hacked TiVo so I could download TV series and transcode them and store them - spent hours on end fiddling with it, getting it working really well - and hardly ever watched any of the shows.






But I know I'll end up doing it anyway!
post #732 of 840
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Just got back from vacation and I have someone starting on finishing up all the loose ends so that I can finally call this thing complete in the next few weeks.

Got my Behringer back so now I can get the Danley back in action. All I have to get done after he is done is to clean up my rack wiring and get all my fabric stretched on the frames he is building and some paint touch ups. I should be able to spend a long weekend on it and get all of that done.

I may hold a meet for all that are close. Keep tabs or send me a PM
post #733 of 840
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Just got back from vacation and I have someone starting on finishing up all the loose ends so that I can finally call this thing complete in the next few weeks.

Got my Behringer back so now I can get the Danley back in action. All I have to get done after he is done is to clean up my rack wiring and get all my fabric stretched on the frames he is building and some paint touch ups. I should be able to spend a long weekend on it and get all of that done.

I may hold a meet for all that are close. Keep tabs or send me a PM

Consider tabs kept.
post #734 of 840
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Got some great progress done yesterday and cant wait to see what was done today. I'll try to get some updated pics up tonight or tomorrow. Frames are built for the sound panels, and some needed trim work done
post #735 of 840
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OK, I got my second Dune player mounted and also my Behringer amp back and installed. Oh how I have missed you Mr. Danley



Also, got the frames for the acoustic panels built and ready for the fabric. I plan on doing that here in the next week or two.



Have the hush box mounted as well. I think I am going to leave the front open for now until I know how the heat in the room is when I have the rack finally put in the enclosure.





Played the Incredibles for about 15 minutes and still can't get over how much I missed the Danley sub. I still have some bass absorption to do in the ceiling corners and some tweaking but man the room has really set into far beyond what I was initially hoping.
post #736 of 840
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Does anyone have any experience with the Behringer EP4000? When I run the auto Denon setup I have to turn my subs all the way down to "match" them to what Denon asks. In fact I couldn't get the Danley down far enough on the gain dial to get down as far as Denon asks. It seems like a waste to do this. I have these great subs and have to dial them down so far.
post #737 of 840
I would use whatever auto setup the Denon has as a "starting" point...just do what sounds good.

I think thats a problem that anyone would be glad to have..."the gain on my subs wont go down far enough to not blow the doors off the house...perfect"
post #738 of 840
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I hear ya
post #739 of 840
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Time to wrap some panels!!

I wrapped the corners of the wood to let the fabric wrap easier. This worked pretty good and prevented any snags

First one done

Other side done

All three on other side all done
The back one done as well

Also, finally got some trim work covered in black as well. The lower section of the riser in black and the lower section of the stage. You can also see the frames for my false wall ready for fabric tomorrow.

post #740 of 840
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I got the screen side panels covered in black GOM and mounted and the lower pieces are covered and ready to be mounted. No pics on those but they look real nice and the room has a completely different feel to it now.

I did notice on the sides of the red panels that it has marks from over stretching. Anyone deal with this before. Probably in about 5-8 points on each side. Maybe I pulled too tight in those areas or maybe it is unavoidable with the fabric I used since it was not GOM.

I still need to re run my audio auto setup but I may wait until I get the insulation in the soffits.
post #741 of 840
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Got the theater looking almost done. All left to do really is some small amount of painting and to do the underside frames for the soffits. There are some other things I would like to do and right now I think besides the paint it looks pretty much all done watching a movie. Let me know what you think.




I was posting on another persons forum about the front stage options for filling underneath the screen. Here is the after shot covered in black GOM. I over exposed it otherwise you wouldnt be able to see it.
post #742 of 840
Nice work Adam!

The room looks amazing. Bet it feels good to have it back to normal and better than ever.

Where did you get your couch from and what brand is it? Looks wicked comfortable!


Matt
post #743 of 840
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Nice work Adam!

The room looks amazing. Bet it feels good to have it back to normal and better than ever.

Where did you get your couch from and what brand is it? Looks wicked comfortable!


Matt

Thanks

I got the couch from Sofa Mart a few years back. I love it. It is very comfortable but I dont remember who makes it.
post #744 of 840
look'in good !
post #745 of 840
Looking mighty Sweet!!!
post #746 of 840
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Thanks everyone
post #747 of 840
Adam, long time no talk! I don't know why I haven't been involved in your thread this go round? I'm not much use anyway. So you didn't miss anything, but I sure did.

The room looks great man! I didn't realize you had gone with a Danley. I'm running a pair myself. I didn't see any mention of EQ on yours? How are you handling that? I'm using a Behringer 1124, with only the 5 recommended filters from Danley. From my experience with just that, I can say that EQ IS NOT OPTIONAL! It greatly improved my subs from what I already thought was outstanding.

Anyway, keep it up. I love the color scheme. Very similar if not exact to what I'm doing.

Tony
post #748 of 840
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Thanks Tony,

I was using the receiver for the EQ. So you think adding the Behringer would make that big of difference? It looks pretty cheap and if you think it makes that big of a difference and I can find room in my rack I'll go for it.
post #749 of 840
I pretty much just skimmed/speed read through your thread over the past 4 hours. Great rebuild, and sorry about the carpet but glad to read since it is obviously an eye catcher to choose from.

I am wanting an 11 channel config and didnt realize the first Denon you had would do this since its described as a 9 channel AVR by all the sites. So it does do 11 channels at once with its own decoding? And I have the same questions about your new AVR, does it also decode 11 channel playback at once.

Sorry for all the silly questions about AVRs but I've been thinking about the Yamaha RX-Z11 as its the only advertized 11 channel AVR that I've been looking into, and its a little pricey.

How would you think you would be satisfied with either of them by using its amplification on just the rears, heights, and widths? Then have external for LCR and surrounds?

But very nice and unique theater you have there. Only hope ours turns out anywhere near as nice!
post #750 of 840
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Thanks for the compliments.

Both the Denons I had/have will decode 11 channels but you will need 2 channels powered by an external amp. As far as just running the fronts with an external amp it is exactly what I did before I switched receivers. I went to the step down receiver to get the 3D processing and I wanted all of my equipment to run a bit cooler especially because there have been reported issues when the receiver gets too hot. Thats when I bought the second Emotiva.
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