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Originally Posted by wraunch View Post

Forgive my ignorance but can you do a 2:35 setup without a lens and cineslide setup? Also, was it worth the cost to buy the frame from Seymour?

 

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Originally Posted by GetGray View Post


You can, if it is installed within the limits of the projectors that can use the zoom method. The lens is the higher end option.

 

If you are looking for a projector and have questions, or even if you have one and are considering anamorphic content, Scott (GetGray) is the guy you want to contact.  He can provide all of the details.

post #1112 of 1235
Wow,

You don't check in for a couple of months and you miss a lot! Been somewhat of an AVS lackey lately as I have not had much time to "waste" here on the forums and been a while since I stopped in. Everything is looking fantastic. Love the carpet, an excellent choice, the CCC approves! Well done. Keep it up, it's coming along very nicely.

Regards,

RTROSE
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Thanks RT.  I was wondering where you have been hiding.  Thought maybe you were locked in a theater somewhere with no internet access.

post #1114 of 1235
i love the vid of the cineslide! I didnt realize it would move the lens that fast. Im excited to get mine up!
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Originally Posted by SKINSnCANES View Post

i love the vid of the cineslide! I didnt realize it would move the lens that fast. Im excited to get mine up!

 

The Cineslide is amazing.  It is very well engineered.  It is obvious a lot of thought went into the design.  I plan to automate mine to automatically move when necessary.  What I like about it the most is the repeatability of setting the location of the lens.  It will always move to the precise location.

 

You will also be blown away by the quality of your lens.  I am still in shock at how much the thing weighs.

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Originally Posted by NGiovas View Post

The Cineslide is amazing.  It is very well engineered.  It is obvious a lot of thought went into the design.  I plan to automate mine to automatically move when necessary.  What I like about it the most is the repeatability of setting the location of the lens.  It will always move to the precise location.

You will also be blown away by the quality of your lens.  I am still in shock at how much the thing weighs.

yea I have my lens and cineslide, just havent put them up yet. Im very jealous you have the ability to play movies right now!
post #1117 of 1235
Congratulations Nick, Its been a while and and i was in for surprise when i clicked on your thread. Everything looks super awesome! Love the Cineslide lens and the screenshots!
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 Im very jealous you have the ability to play movies right now!

 

Yes, but there aren't a lot of silent movies on Bluray wink.gif.

post #1119 of 1235
There are at YOUR house!
post #1120 of 1235
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Originally Posted by vikgrao View Post

Congratulations Nick, Its been a while and and i was in for surprise when i clicked on your thread. Everything looks super awesome! Love the Cineslide lens and the screenshots!

Thanks Vikgrao.  I'm guessing you have been busy enjoying your theater.  I still go back and look at your theater.  It came out fantastic.

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Originally Posted by NGiovas View Post

Yes, but there aren't a lot of silent movies on Bluray wink.gif
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ive got speakers just no screen up!

Though I threw an old receiver down there for now until the dust is all cleaned. So I have 11 speakers and can pick any 5 I want and 1 of the subs to power! haha
post #1122 of 1235
Thanks Nick. Been a little busy but my son is having fun more than me especially watching 3D movies. Quick question. Can you detail a little bit about the projector box, Is it meant to be a hush box? Is it like a passive venting design you implemented or you are going to close the front and actively vent it ?
thanks.
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My plan for the projector box is to keep the front open and rely on passive cooling.  If I find it is getting too hot, I may look at installing a fan on the bottom.  As far as it being a hush box, I decided it wasn't necessary.  So far (very limited use) it has been very quiet.

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cool thanks!
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Yes, but there aren't a lot of silent movies on Bluray wink.gif
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Lol! biggrin.gif
post #1126 of 1235
I also haven't checked in recently Nick. Must say this looks outstanding! Well done!! smile.gif
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I also haven't checked in recently Nick. Must say this looks outstanding! Well done!! smile.gif

 

 

Thanks Ben.  Getting close.  I really like the design of your theater entry.  It is going to come out great.

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Mini update:

 

Picked away at a few things this week, but more excitingly, I received some more toys.

 

I began working on my speaker boxes again.  I used bondo to level/fill some of the edges.  I have the first pass on the surrounds completed.  I still need to sand the filler.  I am hoping to steadily pick away at them so I don't have as much to do when everything else is complete.

 

I finally finalized a deal on a Furman F1500 UPS/Power Conditioner.  It is a little more advanced than I was originally looking for, but I got it for a great price.  I had two deals go bad on ebay (not totally bad, but they didn't have the product to ship to me).  I got a refund on both immediately, so I am not too upset.  I finally picked one up that is factory refurbished, but with a full warranty.  It came sealed in the original box and looks new.  The best part is that I paid about 25% of a new one.  I also picked up a network card to go with it off of ebay.  This will allow me to send remote commands to up to 8 pieces of equipment via TCP/IP when the power goes out.  Furman also has an option to monitor your equipment via the internet, but I don't know that I will take it that far.

 

My Vizia RF switches for the theater finally showed up after being backordered for almost two months.  I installed the color swap kits on them to make them black.  I hope to install them soon.

 

The most exciting purchase was an unexpected one.  I have been reading about and looking at popcorn machines for months.  I knew that I wanted at least a 6 oz model.  Wasn't in a hurry since they are typically $500+ for a Paragon or Gold Medal machine of this size.  The other day I stumbled across an ad that I couldn't believe.  It was for an 8 oz Paragon popper that was custom made for a customer who never took it.  It is designed like the Paragon Cineplex with the front doors, and antique copper color, but it is based on the Theater Pop 8 oz machine.  The amazing thing is that I offered them $275 and they accepted my offer including shipping.  The unit was packed and shipped directly from the factory.  Paragon said they would honor the full warranty since it had never even been opened.  This worked out perfectly.  I love the copper color of the cineplex, but wanted a larger machine.  Even better yet, It doesn't have any decals on it, so I can come up with my own design.

 

I have never seen a brand new Paragon or Gold Medal machine for that cheap (especially with shipping).  The only down side is that they don't make a stand large enough for it with the copper finish.  The person I spoke with said they could probably make me an 8 oz stand with the copper finish for the same price as the red one.  I am waiting to hear back from them.  Just got it tonight, so it is sitting on the floor in the bar area.  Hope to pop some corn soon.

 

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Nice catch on the 8oz popcorn machine, we just finished watching Wall-e.
Did you get same storms we did?


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Yes, lots of lightning. I'm glad the power didn't go out.

How was Wall E? I was thinking of renting it.
post #1131 of 1235
Definitely a worthy rental, we own it and watch it 2-3 times/year.

Timeless story, great visuals.
post #1132 of 1235
Nick,

What kind of rack light are you going with?

The carpet really transformed the room. Big thumbs up!

I second the Wall E recommendation. If you are a Pixar fan then you can't go wrong with this one.

I just ordered an EN4K screen too so it is good to hear you like yours.
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Nick,

What kind of rack light are you going with?
 

 

 

I have a Middel Atlantic LT-1RA.  It is an LED light without a power strip on the back.  If you watch ebay and Craigs List, they pop up pretty cheap every once in a while.

 

 

 

Sounds like I need to add Wall-E to my list.

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I have been taking a short break from theater work for the past week or so.  Last night while I was paying the credit card bill, the CEO of the ngiovas household (who also happens to be the CFO) walked in and took a look at it.  She notified me that the project is way over budget and it is time to close the books.  The only issue is that I still need to purchase a pre-pro and amp.  She quickly reminded me that when I purchased a more expensive A-lens I told her I would absorb the additional cost by using the receiver from the family room (did I really say that? rolleyes.gif).

 

I tried to argue that I have spent this much, it would be a shame to put such an inferior receiver in the theater.  She quickly responded "well you have been so great at finding deals on several of the other items that weren't in the budget, I'm sure you can find something used that meets your needs."  Uh oh, I quickly sensed this one wasn't going in my favor and decided to let the dust settle before discussing it any further.

 

It looks like this weekend I will be working on acoustic panels and scouring Craig's List for a used pre-pro and amp.  In the mean time, if anyone wants to donate a Marantz 8801 to a good cause, let me know wink.gif.

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Originally Posted by NGiovas View Post

I have been taking a short break from theater work for the past week or so.  

Yes.... yes..... take allll the time you need biggrin.gif
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Last night while I was paying the credit card bill, the CEO of the ngiovas household (who also happens to be the CFO) walked in and took a look at it.  She notified me that the project is way over budget and it is time to close the books.  The only issue is that I still need to purchase a pre-pro and amp.  She quickly reminded me that when I purchased a more expensive A-lens I told her I would absorb the additional cost by using the receiver from the family room (did I really say that? rolleyes.gif
).

Such is life.. At least you followed the cardinal rule.. build the room right and you can always upgrade equipment later.

I picked up a refurb Onkyo with pre-outs..Plan is to add additional amps for each channel in the future.

Tim
post #1136 of 1235
Nick.

It's a common mistake that people forget to budget for marriage counseling as part of their theater build as well. smile.gif


As Tim mentioned, at least you can always add/replace the components though. The walls and everything permanent is hard to redo later.
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Originally Posted by NGiovas View Post

The only issue is that I still need to purchase a pre-pro and amp.  She quickly reminded me that when I purchased a more expensive A-lens I told her I would absorb the additional cost by using the receiver from the family room (did I really say that? rolleyes.gif

"Bro"code states that every married man must have a secret stockpile of unaccounted cash separate from the family budget for "man emergencies". The existence, location and amount of these funds should always be a carefully guarded secret and never spoken about in mixed company, lest you find your "man stash" confiscated and converted into Jimmy Choo shoes, a Coach handbag or this season's "must-have" D&G sunglasses.

Don't tell me that you don't have a "man stash" to handle such emergencies, like needing a new theater pre/pro!!! biggrin.gif
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"Bro"code states that every married man must have a secret stockpile of unaccounted cash separate from the family budget for "man emergencies". The existence, location and amount of these funds should always be a carefully guarded secret and never spoken about in mixed company, lest you find your "man stash" confiscated and converted into Jimmy Choo shoes, a Coach handbag or this season's "must-have" D&G sunglasses.

Don't tell me that you don't have a "man stash" to handle such emergencies, like needing a new theater pre/pro!!! biggrin.gif

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His twice weekly visits bring in about $280 a month, so he expects to have his debt paid off in about three years.
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Yes.... yes..... take allll the time you need biggrin.gif
 

 

I actually felt like you are falling way too far behind and wanted to give you a chance to catch up.

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"Bro"code states that every married man must have a secret stockpile of unaccounted cash separate from the family budget for "man emergencies". The existence, location and amount of these funds should always be a carefully guarded secret and never spoken about in mixed company, lest you find your "man stash" confiscated and converted into Jimmy Choo shoes, a Coach handbag or this season's "must-have" D&G sunglasses.

Don't tell me that you don't have a "man stash" to handle such emergencies, like needing a new theater pre/pro!!! biggrin.gif

TMcG,

 

I have actually been considering dipping into the "beer fund" to buy some new equipment.  Many years ago I started setting aside the money I would have spent on beer.  Since I make my own, I'm not spending that money on beer any more wink.gif.

 

Sneaking a pre processor into the basement doesn't sound too bad.  Sneaking a pinball machine in is pushing your luck.  I crossed the line trying to bring 3 in at one time without her noticing.  Now I am much more careful.

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