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post #391 of 956
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Originally Posted by HuskerOmaha
Looks great Brad! Exciting I bet.

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post #392 of 956
Thread Starter 
Yay, carpet is done.

First pic is lighter than in person, last two are closer to the actual color.







Wanted to put the columns back in the room, but it appears that the gap between the 2x2 mounting strips and 1/2" plywood furring strips has shrunk (wood swelled), so they won't fit. Grr. Need to figure out how to whittle down either the back "rails" of the columns or the furring strips, probably the latter.
post #393 of 956
Looks awesome Brad!!
post #394 of 956
Coming together nicely. Will be awesome to see once your columns and panels are back in!

Great work!
post #395 of 956
Well Brad, it's official....Your room is going to be awesome when you finish it. Great choice on the carpet.
post #396 of 956
Man the carpet looks fantastic!

Great Choice!

Regards,

RTROSE
post #397 of 956
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys - took him a while, but I'm glad he took the time to do a nice job with the installation.
post #398 of 956
Eh, it's ok I guess...

Just kidding Brad! Looks amazing!!!! I have been considering a similar carpet in a gray color. You made a great choice!
post #399 of 956
Love the pattern, great choice.
post #400 of 956
Brad just looking awesome. Now that you are going to start plugging and testing things up you should take a look a this demo disc...

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...080p+demo+disc

If you have a Bluray burner it can be burned to a 50GB disc, if not it can be access through a media server or media streamer.

Everything is 1080P and HD lossless audio.

Keep the updates coming. Very nice.
post #401 of 956
Looks great. I'll be watching your thread
post #402 of 956
Thread Starter 
Thanks again guys. I got the columns back in today, forgot to take pics though.

I do plan on getting the blu demo disc, thanks Leo - first order of business will be getting a player though.
post #403 of 956
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I bought a bluray player yesterday, got the Sony BDP-S380. It seemed to have the features I wanted, and was relatively cheap - and even though I'm not a big Sony fan, they created bluray, so I figure they're a safe bet as far as media compatibility. Was looking at the LGs initially, but the reviews I saw weren't all that flattering in some cases (including choking on some titles).

I also finally extricated my Berklines from the boxes they've been sitting in in the garage for like I dunno six months? and dragged them into the HT. Still need to fiddle with placement, and getting the chairs in each row connected together, and stuff some power strips under them and hook up the recliner motors. Glad to have that space in the garage available again.
post #404 of 956
So when is the open-house premier viewing...?
post #405 of 956
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So when is the open-house premier viewing...?

I'm still a projector and screen short of operational - but soon hopefully!
post #406 of 956
Thread Starter 
Here's some updated pics with the columns back in and the seating installed.





ghetto wiring - need a power strip with a longer wire, and something to cover the wire on the carpet:





going to test out a few sub orientations, starting with this one:



bunged column face panel before I fixed it - wasn't too bad to fix fortunately:



This weekend, I'll try to get the rack wired up again and installed - had to remove everything to get it out when they put in the carpet, it was just too heavy and awkward to move. Hoping that the casters roll OK on the carpet in the closet. Then measure to see what the sub response looks like in various locations behind the screen.
post #407 of 956
Looks great. Glad to hear that you may get a chance to get it wired back up. Coming together!

Regards,

RTROSE
post #408 of 956
Brad things are REALLY starting to look great!! I love the carpet with the black seats and cant wait to see the fabric treatments on the walls. The black and dark brown were my color choices for my first build and still may be for version 2.0 as I like them together very much.
post #409 of 956
Awesome!
post #410 of 956
Nice Brad!

Seats look like a perfect fit...gonna be sweet....

What projectors/screen combos are you thinking about?

Maybe we could buy the same projector and get a deal.
post #411 of 956
Hey Brad,

What Berkline model are those chairs?
post #412 of 956
They look like the 13175's with the motorized recline option.
post #413 of 956
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Originally Posted by xzener View Post

They look like the 13175's with the motorized recline option.

Yeah, I believe you are right-same as mine.
post #414 of 956
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys.

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Originally Posted by HuskerOmaha View Post

Seats look like a perfect fit...gonna be sweet....

What projectors/screen combos are you thinking about?

Maybe we could buy the same projector and get a deal.

Weird thing is, in person, the seats really feel like they fill up the room - in the pictures, they look pretty dinky.

I'm still researching projectors (have been for five years, lol) - Panny 4000 and JVC HD-250 are my frontrunners, but it sure would be nice if Panasonic came out with the 4000 successor soon, I just know if I buy a 4000, the 5000 will be announced the day after.

For screen, definitely will be Seymour A/V DIY material, and planning on buying a Jamestown screen frame, so I can just plug and play that part.

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Originally Posted by rgoolio32 View Post

Hey Brad,

What Berkline model are those chairs?

They are the 13175s.
post #415 of 956
Brad, everything looks great! Got to be getting excited.
Was curious about the Jamestown/Seymour comment...will they sell you just the frame and you supply the screen material? Looked at their webpage but it wasn't obvious to me.
post #416 of 956
lookin good bud..

what brand n model of da seats?
post #417 of 956
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Originally Posted by fotto View Post

Brad, everything looks great! Got to be getting excited.
Was curious about the Jamestown/Seymour comment...will they sell you just the frame and you supply the screen material? Looked at their webpage but it wasn't obvious to me.

I second this question as I too am interested in this route?!

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Originally Posted by sathyakamaraj View Post

lookin good bud..

what brand n model of da seats?

Seriously?? He JUST answered this EXACT question LITERALLY 2 posts above your question!!
post #418 of 956
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Originally Posted by fotto View Post

Brad, everything looks great! Got to be getting excited.
Was curious about the Jamestown/Seymour comment...will they sell you just the frame and you supply the screen material? Looked at their webpage but it wasn't obvious to me.

Thanks fotto. It isn't a standard offering, but I contacted James, the owner, and he said he could do it for me (with two vertical braces offset from the middle, instead of the standard one in the middle, to not interfere with the center channel). The price was $75 off the price with the material. I also contacted Chris @ Seymour to verify that it should work, and he didn't see any problem.

I liked the reviews I saw of the Jamestown screens, as far as general construction and finish. I had been pricing the 80/20 aluminum T stock stuff, but it would have cost me about the same as the whole Jamestown premade frame (and that's before adding wood frame, velvet). The idea of getting something nicely priced that should be easy to get together definitely appeals to me, I'm getting tired of building everything, I want to watch a movie!

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Originally Posted by sathyakamaraj View Post

lookin good bud..

what brand n model of da seats?

Berkline 13175.

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Originally Posted by Iusteve View Post

I second this question as I too am interested in this route?!

It seems like a good option to me, but I haven't seen anyone try it yet. No reason I can see that it shouldn't work though.
post #419 of 956
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Originally Posted by Brad Horstkotte View Post

Thanks fotto. The idea of getting something nicely priced that should be easy to get together definitely appeals to me, I'm getting tired of building everything, I want to watch a movie!

I hear you brother. I spent about $500 for t slot aluminum and Seymour material, and then another $100 this weekend building my wood frame/velvet. If I had it to over again, I would think very hard about just plopping down the cash for the whole assembly and be done with it.
post #420 of 956
Brad,

I am a bit late to the "Congrats party". But I gotta chime in - your space looks GREAT!
Keep those photos coming...
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