I .... AM .... "DONE" !
The Maple Ale Theatre is now in service and entertaining friends and family. I say "done" in quotes because there are still a few things to finish (the odd ethernet port, phone line, stair lighting ... ) but this puppy is Live Baby Live !
I owe several updates that I couldn't do because of busy holiday schedule (including an snow-influenced early departure for a hockey tournament in Ottawa) and dealing with a small carpet disaster (more to come).
We surprised the kids by asking them to come down and help me look for any remaining wrinkles in the screen. Unbeknownst to them I had the surround sound cranked and the opening sequence of Star Wars paused at the fade out right after the "A long time ago ...". So while they were squinting at the screen I pressed play, and they were assaulted with STAR WARS and John Williams crashing fanfare. It was hilarious. My one son's jaw dropped down past the the sub-floor LOL.
Over the holidays I have done many demos for family and friends. ScubaSteve's demo disc had been great
: not only does it have a great collection of clips, but it is quick to load (as opposed to all these stupid commercial blu rays that take forever to load and won't let you skip over every warning about opinions and commentaries.
It is so great! I can't believe I built / own this.
On to catching up on notes ....