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post #61 of 1025
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Originally Posted by premiertrussman View Post

How important is having a dark color on the ceiling for an HT, at least compared to the walls?

I have a silver color that i like in another room of the house, and I m thinking of using that as a trim and ceiling color, and then going shades darker on the walls.

I will paint the screen wall black, but im hesitant to go crazy dark on everything else just because this room is still part of the rest of the house...

I can't remember if you are going to be using this space for anything but a theater. (I suspect you are as you have not blocked those windows off-- at least as of yet.) If you are anticipating other uses then you need to more attention to the colors that you use in there. Otherwise, you feel like you are in a cave when the lights are up. Plus if the room is virtually all 'black', you need a lot of lighting to bring the levels up to anywhere beyond that necessary to find a place to sit down.

In my opinion, you can get away with a light color on the ceiling if your screen is not close to the ceiling. A darker ceiling color is the better of course. But that still leaves a lot of room between Appliance White and Midnight Black!

You might want to consider installing something like a chair rail and use the lighter silver color down there with the upper portion done in the dark silver or some other complementary color. (A lot of people, including myself, have used gold metallic colored paint as a trim and accent color.) However, you would want to check to see if this would clash against your silver palette.)

Another thought, your house is late Victorian. Have you considered some of the color schemes that the original owners might have used in the house when it was first built? I believe they tended to use much darker colors than we do today. In fact, I would consider using a dark color than black for the screen wall if you had a six to eight inch black velvet mask around your screen. I think I recall seeing a post in Panny AE4000 thread from you. This velvet mask would contain moist of the zoomed 'black' spillage and the dark color would handle the rest of it to the point where it would virtually unnoticeable.

It is my feeling that the screen wall is the least problem from a reflection standpoint. It won't get any light except from a reflection off another wall or ceiling surface. Plus, any light reflected off of it doesn't fall directly on the screen in any case. I wouldn't want it white but I don't think it really, really needs to be black unless you are painting the whole room black.
post #62 of 1025
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Your suggestion of a chair rail with a light color on bottom and a darker color on top was exactly along the lines of what i was thinking. Except instead of a chair rail I was just considering a horizontal stripe of color. I have very tall ceilings, the bottom of the soffit is at 9'3" and the upper parts are over 10', and i was hoping the horizontal stripe might bridge the gap with all that wallspace i have in between the floor and ceiling.

I probably wont paint the back wall black if its not necessary, ill just continue the same color pattern as on the other walls.

Im thinking a lighter silver/grey color for the woodwork and stripe, and darker shade on the bottom and another shade darker on top. Avoiding the true blacks. I do have a lot of lighting in the room as it is, so it should be ok, plus i like dark rooms...and none of the other rooms in the house have the calming den/cave feel that i like.

I realize that seems like a lot of grey, but Ive always wanted to try a room that was mostly monochromatic (greyscale of course) and then use dramatic colors in the furniture and accessories. EI chairs, pillows, curtains etc. Probably red...i love red and black together.

I'm not planning on blocking the windows out entirely. But my sister (a seamstress by hobby) Made me blackout shades for the windows as a christmas present. (her husband, my bro in law, have a very nice theater in their basement that had a couple windows, so she understands my need for dark :-) Yay for awsome sisters) They fit inside the window frame tightly and let very little light in, just around the edges. And i plan to use another material to make the decorative curtains that should also be "blackout" material. So hopefully that will control the light in the room to a suitable level. I also have shutters that came with the house, but are not installed. I can, and probably will install them on at least those windows, so that if light still is a problem i can pop outside and close them.

The room will be used on a regular basis as the general TV room, but there is a living room adjacent that will be painted a much cheerier color, so if people get that cave feeling...they can just leave i guess. Lol!

For now there will still be no projector, but i want to plan and finish everything like i would if i were putting in the projector tomorrow. For now...my smallish 42" panny will have to do.
post #63 of 1025
Gray is not black. I think that if your proposed color scheme works in your mind as to the feel that you want the room to have you should be able to make it work. Take your time and evaluate a wide range of colors within the palette that you prefer. As you narrow your choice down, you might want to buy a quart of each color and try it on the surfaces to see if it will achieve the effect that you want.

I would stay away from both glossy and flat paints. Glossy paints tend to add to reflection problems and flat paints are prone to 'scuff' marks and are difficult to keep clean looking.

You idea of a paint strip to separate the top from the bottom is a good one. I really envy that wide beautiful wood trim that is in your room. It will really serve you well to carry the lighter accent color into the entire room! That is the one place where I might consider using a glossy paint is on that trim to really make it pop.
post #64 of 1025
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Originally Posted by premiertrussman View Post

HMMMMM!! Ill keep that in mind! MUAHAHA WALL TO WALL SCREEN HERE I COME LOL!

Well, I have a 50" screen, and am 10' back. The screen is big enough to occupy my field of vision yet allows me to take in the whole image. A perfect balance, in my mind.

Setup can add to the sense of a larger screen as well. Depending upon the system or room layout, 42" can look larger or smaller. If you're further away from the screen than before, a larger one makes sense, but getting the place up and running seems the more important thing for now.
post #65 of 1025
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yeah really im just spoiled. Even without the projector im really happy with my setup...or setup to be. Even if i never get another peice of equipment, ill be able to enjoy music and movies on a system nicer than 90% of the rest of america. But still...lookin forward to having a really...really big screen!
post #66 of 1025
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alright guys, im 99% sure that i am in the right, but im just lookin for some validation really.

I was at a local high end A/V store today...We live in the boonies and dont get into a larger town very often, so since we were there for other reasons i thought id stop by this place and audition what projectors they had to see if i could draw some comparisons to the 4k. Anyway...long story short...the two sales people they have were gone and all that was there was their tech repair guy...and I ended up arguing with him about the 2.35 zoom function. I asked him if the epson we were watching had a zoom function for 2.35 material, and he says "Yes, but you wouldnt want to do that because youll loose resolution and that it will be better to just watch it with the black bars." So i dont know if he just wasnt sure what i was actually saying or what, But i tried to explain that, no actually you dont lose any resolution its just an optical zoom and you project the black bars outside of your screen area, so you are still looking at the same amount of lines of resolution, just the pixels are bigger, so as long as you are sitting at an appropriate distance, you shouldnt be able to even tell its zoomed, especially on 1080p material. And he was like...well sure you loose resolution becuase you are zoomed in becuase you arent seeing the black bars...which i said again, "well no not really"...and reiterated my original point, and commented that you lose some brightness compared to using an external anamorphic lens becuase you arent using all the pixels available, but that was a minimal concern to me.

then thats where things got really weird, it was like he didnt even hear what i just said, because he started trying to explain to me what an anamorphic lens was...his sort of condesending backhanded explination was..."there are lenses and stuff that can do that and they are better" (you could feel the...you cant afford it and are wasting my time inflection in his voice)...and at that point i kind of gave him a blank stare...thanked him for his time and walked out of the store...

Thinking back on it, maybe he just wasnt familiar with the panny's zoom function, and he was thinking along the lines of a digital zoom where you are digitaly changing the aspect ration to fit a 16:9 screen or whatever you have...like on my 42" panny plasma...where yes if you use the zoom function at a 16:9 screen with 2.35 material it crops off the sides and you loose some of the picture and obvious quality...

But isnt the 4k zoom an optical one...so i guess a good analogy is...if i sit closer to my TV so that it looks bigger...i havent lost and resolution...im just closer to the image, essentially thats the same way the 4k work right?

Anyway, just wanted to make sure i wasnt making a fool of myself. Id like to give the guy the benifit of the doubt and just think he was misundetstanding me...but still at the same time...he wasnt even listening to what i was saying...so that kind of got under my skin from the get go...right or wrong.

Lemme know what you think.
post #67 of 1025
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We've got a baby on the way and we just found out what its going to be today...ITS A BOY!!

I'm pretty excited, Id have been happy with a girl too, but hey i can't complain about a boy.

The top contenders for names are in order of most likely to least

Luke Gabriel
Jacob Matthew
Hey Kid
Malcom Reynolds
Short One
and
Vego the Scourge of Carpathia

WOOT!!! IM HAVING A BOY!(er my wife is having it...but im a long for the ride.)
post #68 of 1025
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Originally Posted by premiertrussman View Post

alright guys, im 99% sure that i am in the right, but im just lookin for some validation really.

I was at a local high end A/V store today...We live in the boonies and dont get into a larger town very often, so since we were there for other reasons i thought id stop by this place and audition what projectors they had to see if i could draw some comparisons to the 4k. Anyway...long story short...the two sales people they have were gone and all that was there was their tech repair guy...and I ended up arguing with him about the 2.35 zoom function....

Anyway, just wanted to make sure i wasnt making a fool of myself. Id like to give the guy the benifit of the doubt and just think he was misundetstanding me...but still at the same time...he wasnt even listening to what i was saying...so that kind of got under my skin from the get go...right or wrong.

Lemme know what you think.

First, I would hesitate buying anything from a "High end AV" store with a tech person who didn't understand what zoomed anamorphic is.

Second, you have the zoomed feature for CIH figured out quite well. I have an an AE40000 with 87" wide 2.35:1 screen. My wife's and my seats are at approximate 7' (a bit over twice screen height) and we love it. (We have lens setting stored in memory for 16:9, 1.85 and 2.35/2.40 ratios.)

Third, the zoomed method will cost you less than half of what the cheapest anamorphic lens/projector will.

EDIT: Congratulations on the good news about your new addition to your family.
post #69 of 1025
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Originally Posted by premiertrussman View Post

We've got a baby on the way and we just found out what its going to be today...ITS A BOY!!

I'm pretty excited, Id have been happy with a girl too, but hey i can't complain about a boy.

The top contenders for names are in order of most likely to least

Luke Gabriel
Jacob Matthew
Hey Kid
Malcom Reynolds
Short One
and
Vego the Scourge of Carpathia

WOOT!!! IM HAVING A BOY!(er my wife is having it...but im a long for the ride.)

Those are all great names, and Kudos on the GB2 reference (does that make me a nerd?).

I wanted my friend to name their kiddo "Street Fighter" but they just looked at me kind of sadly.

post #70 of 1025
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Originally Posted by Johnsteph10 View Post

Those are all great names, and Kudos on the GB2 reference (does that make me a nerd?).

I wanted my friend to name their kiddo "Street Fighter" but they just looked at me kind of sadly.


Its a very real possibility that you are a nerd, but in the end...aren't we all just nerds of one sort or another?

Myself, i revel in my nerdom.
post #71 of 1025
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MY cables are "out for delivery" according to the UPS tracker. So hopefully tonight I can start running everything through the bulkhead and the speaker wire and sub cable under the floor tonight. Once thats finished i can start putting drywall up and finishing that room. WOOT. Im really excited. I havent seen or heard any of my A/V equipment in 6 months...IM REALLY JONESING HERE! one of the reasons i wanted to stop by that A/V store i posted about earlier...but that was a bust...

However, the drywall will have to wait till next week. Ill be installing kitchen cabinets and running a new gas line for my new gas stove. Also excited about the new stove.

I like to cook but have been using crappy electric ranges since college, finally my wife and i have a nice gas slide in range.

Ill post picks once everything is in place. Wish me luck...lol im gonna need it.
post #72 of 1025
Just to second what frank stated up above you have the zoom issue figured out pretty well. Panasonic is really the first popular manufacturer which has embraced the zoom method and has come up with a great solution, no one else that I know of is taking this same approach. A high end shop should be aware of this but probably shuns it anyways. If they really don't know how it works, that is quite a dis-service.

Now they probably would never recommend something like that to their clients, but at least state the pros and cons and let the consumer make the decision. Typically a shop like that would have their product line that they stick to and that is mainly what they'll push and/or be trained on, but that is no excuse for not being educated of the tech on your market.

Congrats to you and the Mrs. for the new baby boy! Trust me, enjoy every moment because as they say, they do grow up fast. My son and oldest is going to college in the fall and it feels like just yesterday he was born...
post #73 of 1025
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Thanks for the advice. I'm generally pretty reserved with my emotions, but i have to admit...i get a bit misty eyed thinking about my new baby boy on the way.


Yeah I'm very disenchanted with higher end A/V stores. It seems the only home for a guy like me is here on the internet shopping for used equipment and DIY stuff. At least in my area, there isn't anything in between Best Buy and "spend a years salary on interconnects." Maybe thats what i should do, open an A/V store that offers some affordable alternatives, but higher class and more knowledgeable than somewhere like best buy.
post #74 of 1025
I hear ya. I was very hesitant on even starting a thread because my build was really against the grain of what most would do and the equipment that would be utilized. Having said that though, the folks here are great and really a great support system.

It's funny because everyone who has come over sees my setup and equipment and are blown away. They get really enthusiastic and think that it can't get any better than that, then they look at me and say "man your rich" or "your a high roller". While it is funny yet strangely gratifying that I can give that impression (I usually try to straighten the misconception out) I always know that it could be much, much better.

Don't get me wrong I'm grateful and enjoy my setup very much and will for years to come hopefully, but my equipment is certainly Best Buy and Circuit City grade for the most part. It really is what you make of it, and for me that was to have somewhere the family and friends can enjoy movies, video games and enjoy each others company; I can say mission accomplished. I'll take that over high end equipment any day.

BTW you think your misty eyed now wait till you witness the birth
post #75 of 1025
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I guess technically all my stuff is best buy stuff too now that i think about lol....but still i wish there was just a bit of in between. Lol. I get the same reaction to most of my stuff too, they find out of spent a couple thousand on speakers and a receiver and they think my stuff is so top end...lol...if they only new.

My only regret is my panny plasma, i love it to death, but i wish i would have bought the next size up. And now i can buy a projector for about the same as my plasma cost 2 years ago. But i suppose you live and learn...

I've been reading the pt-ae4000 thread and it seems most people are able to use theirs for everyday type use, so ill probably move the plasma out and use it in our masterbedroom...oh ...or maybe even the kitchen/dinning room....lol that might be a it much...doubt the wife would be on board with that.

How often do you use your projector oman? From what i understand, the bulb life in hours on seems to be plenty for using it for everday use, but what you want to avoid is the on again and off again stuff...? Like watching TV for 30 min turning it off, then back on again a hour later...for another few minutes
post #76 of 1025
Ya, on and off and on again, aren't good for the bulb. We average about 6-8 hours a week sometimes more sometimes less. I like to watch certain shows in the HT especially Sci-Fi shows, I was big on Battlestar Galactica and Heroes. Being in the basement though the Mrs. doesn't want to go down there just for an hour or so, often we will watch regular tv in the living room with a 50" rear projection Panny tv which has served us well.

During the school we also restrict the use of the HT during the week and try to keep it to a weekend event. That reminds me, need to check out Redbox online so I can get somethiing for tonight.

BTW, If I plan to watch something else within half hour to an hour or so I rather just leave the projector on.
post #77 of 1025
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I was planning on doing a curved screen, because i really do like them...but apparently using the zoom function vs. anamorphic lens, you dont need to go with a curved screen. Which while kind of disappointing, It should make my DIY screen build much easier.
post #78 of 1025
I would definately discourage you from building a curved screen if you will be zooming. It will make it easier and you can still used the spline method that I did if you decide to go that route.
post #79 of 1025
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Originally Posted by premiertrussman View Post

Thanks for the advice. I'm generally pretty reserved with my emotions, but i have to admit...i get a bit misty eyed thinking about my new baby boy on the way.


Yeah I'm very disenchanted with higher end A/V stores. It seems the only home for a guy like me is here on the internet shopping for used equipment and DIY stuff. At least in my area, there isn't anything in between Best Buy and "spend a years salary on interconnects." Maybe thats what i should do, open an A/V store that offers some affordable alternatives, but higher class and more knowledgeable than somewhere like best buy.

In case it helps, I tend to be a researcher, and as part of that I explored forums like this one, a couple of A/V websites, went to the occasional BB or CC (just to look) and took out a couple of magazine subscriptions. There are stores out there between Best Buy and Super Duper High-End O-rama, but perhaps hard to find or hard to find in your area. I'm only semi-technical, but I became sufficiently educated to know what I wanted and got it. I consider Audio Advisor a good source; my cables came from them, and not at astronomical prices (they sell those too, if you want them). I've bought from them over the years and haven't had a bad experience yet.

With a baby on the way money may be an issue at some point, so shopping wisely is going to be more important as things move along. One philosophy is to simply buy the best you can afford and be content with that. If an upgrade becomes feasible and you can justify it, go for it. But you need not be embarrassed or uncomfortable if your equipment isn't as fancy as someone else's; that's a dangerous path. What you have is yours, and if it works for you, good.
post #80 of 1025
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Thats really a great mentality to have, one that at least from the threads I've read, seems to be fairly well shared on this website. Which originally was surprising to me considering the level of "one-upness" I've felt in a lot of other high end A/V circles, especially considering the large discrepancies between systems here. I guess we are all after the same thing and just working with what we have. Its nice that people here understand that.
post #81 of 1025
He pretty much hit it on the head. You can go into deep debt trying to outdue somebody elses system. Buy what you like and buy what you can afford. The industry and the equipment is always changing. With CEDIA around the corner, you'll see a ton of new stuff, which means heavy discount on discontinued items. If you don't need to have the latest and greatest, then is a good time to buy and/or upgrade.

You might also mention (which you may have and I missed it) where you are. If you are in the right area there are alot of people who will come over to your home and give you great idea, plus usually buy a case of beer and they'll stay and work.

Ask any questions you like on here you will always get an answer.

As far as opening your own store, it's a ton of work, several tons of paperwork, dealing with distributors, vendors, etc. It's enjoyable (and I get to play with some of the coolest stuff on the planet and meet industry people too). But be prepared to spend some money to get things rolling!!
post #82 of 1025
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Opening my own A/V store would be a dream come true, but short of becoming wealthy first...i don't see it happening lol!

I live in North-Central Indiana. About 2 hours north of Indianapolis and 45 minutes south of South Bend/Notre Dame.

I dont have to worry about bankrupting myself on new stuff though, lol. My wife, as loving and giving as she is, has little tolerance of my expensive toys. I already owned most of them when we got married. However she did let me get a TV, and now a projector. Im sure that will be the end of it minus some little things here and there.
post #83 of 1025
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So I'm losing my office to the baby. Fair trade I'd say. And I dont really have anywhere else to put my desktop PC. So i took some measurements, and my 22" samsung monitor will juuuuust fit inside the audio rack that im building.

So my thoughts are, place the monitor on a shelf with a sliding keyboard tray underneath IN the AV rack, and place my PC inside the closet. (there is tons of room in there, the closet opens up to underneath the stairs for the second story)

So now i have a nice cosey out of the way place for my desktop. Which by the way i used to be on constantly (recovering WoW addict), now with the house to finish and a baby on the way i havent even touched in 3 months. We have a laptop to get by with day to day stuff.

So im thinking i can use the PC as an HTPC, but the question is, what do folks generaly use an HTPC for...i mean other than the obvious web browsing on enormous screens and the ease of access to your digital media. EI music, downloaded videos, pictures etc.



My desktop is several years old at this point, i built it back in late 07 i think...

AMD Althon X2 64 6000+
4 gigs DDR3 system memory
Sapphire Radeon x1950 pro 512mb 256bit video
WD SATA 3gb/s 7200rpm 500gig harddrive
WD My Book 500gig External harddrive

Any other uses for a PC like this in an HT setting?
post #84 of 1025
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Got all my cables in today! Got them all run through the soffit. When i first unpacked them i thought i had way over bought with the 50'ers but im really glad i went with 50's. They turned out just about perfect.

So what ive got pulled in that bundle are

HDMI
Component
S-video
Composite video
Optical cable
regular RG6 cable
and 2 CAT 5


Here are some pics

Box O Goodies from monoprice.com


cables up front


cables in the back


I didnt run any conduit. I already had the soffit up before i thought about it, so to make it easier to pull, i put peices of pvp at all the friction points to make pulling them much easier.



long run

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post #85 of 1025
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Originally Posted by premiertrussman View Post

Opening my own A/V store would be a dream come true, but short of becoming wealthy first...i don't see it happening lol!

I live in North-Central Indiana. About 2 hours north of Indianapolis and 45 minutes south of South Bend/Notre Dame.

I dont have to worry about bankrupting myself on new stuff though, lol. My wife, as loving and giving as she is, has little tolerance of my expensive toys. I already owned most of them when we got married. However she did let me get a TV, and now a projector. Im sure that will be the end of it minus some little things here and there.

Indiana. Odyssey Audio is in the Indianapolis area. They're a factory-direct high-end audio retailer, headed by a guy named Klaus Bunge. They'll custom-build amps for you, and the reviews I've seen of their stuff (such as in The Absolute Sound) are glowing. And they're not expensive, compared to other stuff out there. Here's a link:

http://www.odysseyaudio.com/
post #86 of 1025
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I pulled the trigger on a grx-3106 last night, didnt really need 6 zones, but it was for about the same cost as i was seeing others go for, and i got tired of waiting. I spent a little more than i was going to...but...im not known for my patients...lol and i guess we are only talking about a 50 or 60 bucks difference, so thats worth to have it here ready to install.

I think since i have extra scence available now, i may add some back lighting or something to my AV rack just for fun. We'll see.
post #87 of 1025
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Originally Posted by prepress View Post

Indiana. Odyssey Audio is in the Indianapolis area. They're a factory-direct high-end audio retailer, headed by a guy named Klaus Bunge. They'll custom-build amps for you, and the reviews I've seen of their stuff (such as in The Absolute Sound) are glowing. And they're not expensive, compared to other stuff out there. Here's a link:

http://www.odysseyaudio.com/

I think I've heard of them before. Maybe next time I'm down visiting my sister ill stop in.

My brother in law has an amazing setup, which he purchased through Ovation almost exclusivly i think. Needless to say whenever i go in there with him, they pay attention.

Hes got an amazin runco projector with an anamorphic lens, not sure which one...shooting on an huge stewart cinecurve screen, i think its 803 and 804 b&w's, b&k preamp 2 krell amps and all the other amazing way to expensive goodies ill never be able to afford. But man is it fun to go spend time down there.

I dont have any updated pics, but awhile back i posted a few that i took while we were putting the theater together

This is pre finished, pre projector installation and he doesnt even have that screen anymore. That screen looks tiny compared to what hes got now.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...130&highlight=
post #88 of 1025
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Got a bunch done on the house this weekend. I got the drywall hung on the soffit in the HT. So now I've just got to start mudding that room.

Also i finished pulling the last few wires for the HT. 7 runs of 12awg wire for the speakers and the cable for the sub. Everything is a mess right now because we are sanding and scraping woodwork getting ready for paint, so if i can get stuff cleaned up this week ill try to post some more pictures. Its getting really exciting seeing stuff come together. I've never had a place that i could actually have an A/V rack and have all the wires and cables hidden for a nice clean install. I cannot wait to start hooking everything up.

I ordered my Grafik Eye! It should be here by the end of the week...even though it will be sometime before its installed. I ended up with a GRX-3106, couple more zones than i was going for, but since ive got them now, I decided to added a little light above the A/V rack partly as nifty accent light for my equipment but also it will be functional as i am putting my PC in the AV rack as well and will have a mouse and keyboard. So if i need to see the keyboard without the rest of the lights on ill be able to. Im using a small picture frame accent type light (2 15 watt bulbs), like what you would see lighting up a special piece of art. I figure Ill save the 6th zone for if i can convince the wife to let me build risers in that room for some safety lighting in the risers.

My dad and I get the base cabinets for the kitchen installed as well. Its so nice to see the kitchen coming together.

Now its time to start the counter top build. I really want black granite...but since its just not in the budget, Im going to do a tiled black granite countertop.

I'm going to go order the tile tonight hopefully. Its so much more affordable to tile. It wont be a nice in the long run, but its about one fifth the cost. Im figuring about 13 dollars a square foot total cost to do the tiling myself, versus something like $60-70 to have actual granite counters installed.

Ill post some pics of that once it gets going...(assuming it turns out nice....if it doesnt, ill pretend none of this ever happend lol.)
post #89 of 1025
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Some updated pictures. The HT has kind of taken a back seat to kitchen for a bit. My wife is under the delusion that having a functional kitchen is more important than TV..... lol

So the granite tile is on order, hopefully it will show up this week, so i can finish the countertop this weekend, but i doubt it. If it doesn't, that will give me more time to mud and patch the walls in the HT.

My projector is not looking good atm...Its looking like we might not qualify for the first time homebuyers tax credit, because we are technically purchasing the home from my parents, even though they've never lived there and we are purchasing it for fair market value...

So if we dont get the tax credit, it looks like the projector will be on hold until i can save up for one. Which isnt all bad, watching a 42" plasma will help me appreciate my big screen when i do get it, and this will give the whole 3D technology thing some time to settle down. So i can kind of wait and see what happens with 3D. I have to admit, if it stays popular, id love to have a 3D compatible projector.

Anyway...enough rambling...on to the pics.

Obviously the cabinets aren't done yet lol, theres still 1 door that needs to be made. And all the drawer faces need to be put on, and the panels across the back...But the base cabinets are set and level...which was a trick...i didnt realize how unlevel my floor was till i put the cabinets in.



I love my doors and drawers, they all have the blu motion stops and slides. So they all to the auto soft close thing...haha...its so fun to open and shut drawers. <-----nerd






Here is the soffit with the drywall up. Im notoriously bad at drywall, its just not my thing, so lets keep the negative comments to a minimum OK?....



I had to cover a section of the curved wall when i put up the soffit. But i was pretty sure i could curve the wall into the new soffit and make it look like it was supposed to be there. So this is just a pic of the first smattering of mud in there. I think it's going to turn out just fine.



bleck sorry for blurry pictures....hadnt really looked at them till just now...
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WOOT! I just scored a set of S312II's off ebay...lol i gotta drive to Omaha to get them...about 9 hours one way...but i've wanted a pair of these since i got my S38II's like 7 years ago. So These will be my new mains the S38s will head to the surrounds the and S 26IIs will go for the rear surrounds.





YAY ROAD TRIP!
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