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post #991 of 1025
That’s how I got my recliners, some microfiber berklines in really good shape for almost nothing. Took about a year of looking for a good deal in an acceptable color to come my way.
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That’s how I got my recliners, some microfiber berklines in really good shape for almost nothing. Took about a year of looking for a good deal in an acceptable color to come my way.

I had kind of given up looking...unfortunately this listing is about a month old...I'm worried someone else has already snagged them.

I guess I'll need to be more vigilant in the future should this not pan out.
post #993 of 1025
Did you do 2.35 with this theater? I see after you put the new material on the front wall, it definitely looks like a 2.35 setup.
post #994 of 1025
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Yup. 120" 2.35 screen with friction fit masking panels for 16:9.
post #995 of 1025
For a next to nothing price just be sure that you don't bring any critters home with you as stowaways!
Don't think the Mrs. would be very happy with that!

Regards,

RTROSE
post #996 of 1025
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Good point. It looks like its in pretty good shape...hopefully critter free as well...still no word as to if its still available or not.
post #997 of 1025
I'm just giving you a little grief on the critter thing, but my wife would be reminding me of that little fact if I were looking at some gently used furniture. She is overly paranoid on those types of things. biggrin.gif

By the pictures they do look like they are in great shape.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #998 of 1025
Looking good! smile.gif Very envious of your ceiling height.
post #999 of 1025
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Looking good! smile.gif Very envious of your ceiling height.

Thanks! Still working on finishing the all the details. The tall ceiling have been a double edged sword the whole way, but i think they turned out nicely. I may try to do my own NightSkyMural esque eventually, but that'd be way down the road.
post #1000 of 1025
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Bah...no word on the couches...my guess is they are long gone...makes me sad. They would have been perfect. He was only asking $175 for the pair eek.gif

My buddy linked this to cheer me up...

LOTR Cheat Sheet.

post #1001 of 1025
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Bah...no word on the couches...my guess is they are long gone...makes me sad. They would have been perfect. He was only asking $175 for the pair eek.gif
My buddy linked this to cheer me up...
LOTR Cheat Sheet.

Nice, can't wait to see The Hobbit.

Mine were microfiber and manual recline but I lucked into 6 for $300! The guy had some money and just wanted them gone. In very good condition, said he paid $300 each for them.
post #1002 of 1025
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Nice, can't wait to see The Hobbit.
Mine were microfiber and manual recline but I lucked into 6 for $300! The guy had some money and just wanted them gone. In very good condition, said he paid $300 each for them.

Yeah thats a steel!
post #1003 of 1025
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Quick PJ question....

My projected image is never fully in focus, I can sharpen up the middle, but if i make the top perfect, the bottom is fuzzy and vice versa. I have to use a bunch of lens shift and i always just attributed it to that...is that the case or is something else going on? Possibly my screen isn't perfectly perpendicular? Maybe a bit of both?

Thanks O wise men of AVS!
post #1004 of 1025
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OMG I almost forgot...During my year and a half absence we had another baby...pretty sure I mentioned that already but silly me forgot to post proof.

So without further ado

Elizabeth Rae



Also here is her big brother Luke...checking on Christmas cookies he and mom were making.



Merry Christmas!
post #1005 of 1025
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Quick PJ question....
My projected image is never fully in focus, I can sharpen up the middle, but if i make the top perfect, the bottom is fuzzy and vice versa. I have to use a bunch of lens shift and i always just attributed it to that...is that the case or is something else going on? Possibly my screen isn't perfectly perpendicular? Maybe a bit of both?
Thanks O wise men of AVS!

Yes, sounds like the face of the lens isn't quite perpendicular to the screen. Try to get the top and bottom in focus by tilting the PJ up or down on its mount, ignoring for now whether the image fits into the screen border; once you've gotten that sorted, use vertical shift to line the image up within the screen border confines.

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So without further ado
Elizabeth Rae
...
Also here is her big brother Luke...checking on Christmas cookies he and mom were making.

I approve of these updates smile.gif
post #1006 of 1025
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Originally Posted by Brad Horstkotte View Post

Yes, sounds like the face of the lens isn't quite perpendicular to the screen. Try to get the top and bottom in focus by tilting the PJ up or down on its mount, ignoring for now whether the image fits into the screen border; once you've gotten that sorted, use vertical shift to line the image up within the screen border confines.
I approve of these updates smile.gif

Hmm I have that a whirl today with no luck. I cannot get the top and the bottom in perfect focus at the same time...if i went to an extreme enough angle it was closer, but as soon as i shifted lens, it went right back to where it was. I suspect it has something to do with the fact that the PJ isnt really low enough and I have to use a lot of lens shift. I may have to try to build a box on my mounting plate to lower the PJ another few inches and see if that helps. I did throw a level on the screen...as as much as my crappy 4' levels can tell my screen is pretty level.
post #1007 of 1025
AFAIK using the extremes of your lens shift can affect your focus. I read that somewhere here on AVS during one of my many insomnia filled evenings lurking here passing time. You could unmount the PJ center the lens shift and see if that helps the focus. Some or you could have a PJ that has some minor defect with panel alignment or goofy thing like that. As Brad stated though the most common thing is that somewhere in the setup something is not plumb/level but per your explanation I would tend to lean towards the extreme lens shift.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #1008 of 1025
You could try tilting your screen to see how much it takes to get it in focus top and bottom. If it only takes and inch or so, that might be liveable.
post #1009 of 1025
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Originally Posted by LeBon View Post

You could try tilting your screen to see how much it takes to get it in focus top and bottom. If it only takes and inch or so, that might be liveable.

That is going to be my next step...hopefully its the top that is pushed out...i could shim the bottom pretty easily. If the top is the part the needs to move forward that would be a bit more difficult. But its worth shot. I don't know why its bothering me so much now...i knew from the beginning that it wasn't quite right but it never reallygot to me. Its probably because I'm playing more Xbox lately, and there is always text top and bottom....and its really only obvious with text.

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Originally Posted by RTROSE View Post

AFAIK using the extremes of your lens shift can affect your focus. I read that somewhere here on AVS during one of my many insomnia filled evenings lurking here passing time. You could unmount the PJ center the lens shift and see if that helps the focus. Some or you could have a PJ that has some minor defect with panel alignment or goofy thing like that. As Brad stated though the most common thing is that somewhere in the setup something is not plumb/level but per your explanation I would tend to lean towards the extreme lens shift.
Regards,
RTROSE

Wise words. Looking forward to my visit. biggrin.gif Its looking like I'll probably head that way in March sometime...best guess.
post #1010 of 1025
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Lol...Caught my son watching finding Nemo like this today....Not sure thats within the recommended viewing distance for THX....and I thought I liked to sit closely.


post #1011 of 1025
Merry Christmas! Enjoy the holiday!

Warmest Regards,

RTROSE
post #1012 of 1025
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Thanks for the Christmas cheer! Been super busy as usual. No theater progress...unless you could hours and hours of CoD progress...? I've got material for curtains to finally cover the windows....that will be nice to get finished.

I never was able to fix my focusing issue. The screen is level....so its got to have something to do with the angle im projecting at and the extreme lens shift. I may have to build onto my mounting plate so i can lower the projector even further than the 2' drop the mount already has.
post #1013 of 1025
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I'M ALIVE!

And guess what...I may have a crack and a fresh HT build! I've just accepted a position with another company and we will be moving in the near future (hopefully). Looking for something with a spot in the basement begging for an HT. Wish me luck!

BTW you Elkhart goers, I'm probably moving up toward your neck of the woods. New job will be right off 19 and old 20 in Elkhart.
post #1014 of 1025
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Check it....sweet deal for some moderately used furniture.

150 bucks for couch and love seat. Love seat reclines and has cupholders. Theres some wear and tear on them...but they are leaps and bounds better than what we had. AND I FINALLY HAVE A RECLINERS.

woot.

post #1015 of 1025
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Finally got around to making curtains for my HT. Gonna give them a trial run tonight. Basically helps kill the last bit of light coming in around the blackouts. They look really good. The only problem is, now with the black velvet on that side...i notice how shiney "matte" paint actually is. I've got a very dark grey matte paint on the wall opposite of the curtains, and compared to the velvet curtains, it might as well but a 100 watt bulb with how much light it puts into the room. rolleyes.gif oh well.

post #1016 of 1025
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Quick panorama of the theater. Getting very close to finished.





Basically down to finishing the rack and mounting plate, trim and point touchups.

Just in time to sell the house and move....tongue.gif
post #1017 of 1025
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Man where are all my peeps at? A guy leaves for a few months, comes back and no one is left here to welcome me back! confused.gif
post #1018 of 1025
Ahem...

Welcome back!!!biggrin.gif

Looking good. Must feel great to be done just in time to look for a new house...rolleyes.gif

Congrats on the new job. Best of luck to you, and will be following what I can only assume will be a new build thread in the near future!
post #1019 of 1025
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Ahem...

Welcome back!!!biggrin.gif

Looking good. Must feel great to be done just in time to look for a new house...rolleyes.gif

Congrats on the new job. Best of luck to you, and will be following what I can only assume will be a new build thread in the near future!

Haha thanks!

Yes, one can only hope I will have time/money/space for a new theater. A spot for a dedicated theater will be right near the top of the list of wants for the new house.

I'm hoping next time I can get a space NOT directly below my sons room....Haha...theater just doesnt have the same impact with headphones on...rolleyes.gif
post #1020 of 1025
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Man where are all my peeps at? A guy leaves for a few months, comes back and no one is left here to welcome me back! confused.gif






Just kidding.

Welcome back. cool.gif
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