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post #151 of 491
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Originally Posted by landshark1 View Post

Cos I have a good mentor! wink.gif
Thinking a 2.35:1 136" diagonal Carada screen. But it'll have to depends on how far can we mount the projector. By my calculation, I'll need 14' 6" - 15' throw distance for that size of screen. It will be very close. If not, I'll have to get one size down, 128" instead. My old screen is a 100" 16:9, and I don't want to have anything smaller in 16:9 format than that. A 128" 2.35 screen = 100" in 16:9 format. So that will be the smallest we would go. If not, I guess I'll have to mount the projector on the back wall then. Which I really try to avoid due to maximize brightness and preventing casting shadow when playing games like Wii/Kinect.

I have a 136" 2.35 Carada in my room and love it!
post #152 of 491
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I have a 136" 2.35 Carada in my room and love it!
How far do you sit from the screen?
post #153 of 491
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Since my wife "ordered" that the HT needs to be somewhat finished before our daughter's 1yrs old birthday party (12/9!), at least as far as the wall panels go. I've decided to try to put up some of the panels myself to speed up the progress since Big is out of town working on another awesome HT.



I did as far as the plain wall goes and will wait till Big back in town after Thanksgiving to finish up the rest as those are the location of surround speakers and/or power outlets.





Also, I've marked/measured the location of the rear diffuser panels at the back wall too.

post #154 of 491
That looks sweet!
post #155 of 491
YES!
post #156 of 491
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Quick question! I'm thinking to redesign the lighting for the HT, especially since I'm waiting Big to come back to help me finish it.

I'm wondering what's the difference between all of these design? What's the pro & con of each? I'm looking for less of a flood light lighting path like the one I have right now. Planning to put 4 for the front wall zone, 4 at the back wall & 2 near each side of the wall as 2nd zone.

Thanks!

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202512153/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=Lithonia+Lighting+4+in.+GU10&storeId=10051#specifications

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202512347/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=Lithonia+Lighting+4+in.+GU10&storeId=10051#.ULKgv4YmVqw

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202199114/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=Lithonia+Lighting+4+in.+GU10&storeId=10051&superSkuId=202573695#.ULKgHIYmVqw
post #157 of 491
Choose whichever one matches Big's specially ordered hole saw... eek.gif
post #158 of 491
Gary the first and third choices appear to offer some latitude in aiming the light with the gimbals the third is more focused and narrow light beam. All three have a really tiny wire connection box.
post #159 of 491
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Originally Posted by landshark1 View Post

Just had the recliners delivered! Bought them from Leathershoppes.com, excellent price and good service. Saved me a good chuck of money when compare to any of those popular theater seat online store! Highly recommended! wink.gif



Wow, those are awesome chairs!! I think I'll be going with something similar if I can. You sir, have made a room very similar in the design that's in my head. I just hope that when the time comes, I'm able to make mine as great as the ones that are here on the site!
Edited by Chris071983 - 11/26/12 at 9:56pm
post #160 of 491
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Gary the first and third choices appear to offer some latitude in aiming the light with the gimbals the third is more focused and narrow light beam. All three have a really tiny wire connection box.
Ordered 12 of the 1st one. cool.gif

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Originally Posted by Chris071983 View Post

Wow, those are awesome chairs!! I think I'll be going with something similar if I can. You sir, have made a room very similar in the design that's in my head. I just hope that when the time comes, I'm able to make mine as great as the ones that are here on the site!
Thanks for your kind words. wink.gif
post #161 of 491
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Update time again. Took 6 6" big can light out, and replaced with a total of 12 4" spotlights in the ceiling. 4 at the screen wall, 4 at the back wall, and 2 on each side of the walkway. Also painted the 2nd row bulk head ceiling at the back wall. And while at it, put another coat of black on the rest of the ceiling too. I also glued down the diffuser panels on the rear wall too. Going to cover it up next week.

post #162 of 491
Looking good.
post #163 of 491
Lights look good. Can you post some closer pics of your lighting scheme. I like the idea of going 4" instead of 6". I was thinking the same.
post #164 of 491
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Originally Posted by ScAndal View Post

Lights look good. Can you post some closer pics of your lighting scheme. I like the idea of going 4" instead of 6". I was thinking the same.
Will do over the weekend.

Btw, this is what I bought: http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202512153/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=Lithonia+Lighting+4+in.+GU10&storeId=10051#specifications

They are very bright & hot too at full power. I have 2 Insteon dimmer on their way to control them.
post #165 of 491
I used a coupe of 3 inch lights onu last room and really liked the look.
post #166 of 491
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Originally Posted by ScAndal View Post

Lights look good. Can you post some closer pics of your lighting scheme. I like the idea of going 4" instead of 6". I was thinking the same.
Here you go.

Close up


2 on the side wall, steps.


4 at the back wall


4 at the front wall
post #167 of 491
Those lights really show off the uniqueness and design beauty of the multi-level wall panel design that you picked. Love it.
post #168 of 491
Looks amazing I think I could get the wife to go for something like that. I'd put a mini-fridge behind one though as I have an obsession with that type of thing.
post #169 of 491
Gary, since you and I missed her "get it done in time for the birthday party" deadline are you sleeping on the couch? Is she going to let me back in the house when I finally escape from Indiana?
post #170 of 491
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

Gary, since you and I missed her "get it done in time for the birthday party" deadline are you sleeping on the couch? Is she going to let me back in the house when I finally escape from Indiana?
LOL.... Actually it wasn't bad at all. As you saw on the pic, I did one side of the wall, the wall on the door side near the screen, only the rear wall didn't get finished (hopefully will finished this weekend). At least I did do a good clean up in the basement! tongue.gif Now everyone is looking forwards for a movie night! wink.gif

Btw, you'd better get back in town SOON to wrap things up here or I'm going to post a HEAD HUNTER/WANTED sign all over the AVSForum! biggrin.gif

P.S. the projector will be delivered tomorrow!! eek.gif
Edited by landshark1 - 12/12/12 at 8:02am
post #171 of 491
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Where's Big when I need him the most?! eek.gifwink.gif

post #172 of 491
room 318, just had grilled chicken take out from the Colonel for dinner.
post #173 of 491
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Ok, the HT is now officially DONE!! Projector hanged, screen mounted! All good to go now! biggrin.gif





Actually, besides wanna try out the new toy, I mainly was measuring the mounting location of the projector in regards of my desire screen size (136" 2.35:1 diagonal at least). It seems like I'll have to mount it on the 2nd row bulk head 'cos I'm a bit shy of 136" diagonal when zoomed if I position the projector right in front of the bulk head bump out.

P.S. put 1+ lamp hour last night on the projector, so far, I do like the power zoom/shift/focus feature (coming from a 4+yrs old Epson 1080UB from my last HT!). And the eshift2/4K looks great so far on CBS late show talk show, recorded F1 race from Speed. But seems a bit too much to my taste (default 4K high res. setting) on ESPN NBA game last night.
post #174 of 491
Nice clean room.
post #175 of 491
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*drool*
post #176 of 491
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Originally Posted by landshark1 View Post

Ok, the HT is now officially DONE!! Projector hanged, screen mounted! All good to go now! biggrin.gif


Actually, besides wanna try out the new toy, I mainly was measuring the mounting location of the projector in regards of my desire screen size (136" 2.35:1 diagonal at least). It seems like I'll have to mount it on the 2nd row bulk head 'cos I'm a bit shy of 136" diagonal when zoomed if I position the projector right in front of the bulk head bump out.
P.S. put 1+ lamp hour last night on the projector, so far, I do like the power zoom/shift/focus feature (coming from a 4+yrs old Epson 1080UB from my last HT!). And the eshift2/4K looks great so far on CBS late show talk show, recorded F1 race from Speed. But seems a bit too much to my taste (default 4K high res. setting) on ESPN NBA game last night.

you really should reinforce that projector mount with some bailing wire........you know, just in case a kid or a dog bumps into the ladder wink.gif
post #177 of 491
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Nice clean room.
Thanks! smile.gif

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*drool*
I was doing the same thing until I put it in the rack. tongue.gif

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you really should reinforce that projector mount with some bailing wire........you know, just in case a kid or a dog bumps into the ladder wink.gif
Yeah, I even walked "really gentle" in the theater just in case too. Good thing was everyone was asleep and my dog is only a 18lbs miniature schnauzer. biggrin.gif But after about an hour of playing around (mainly for screen size measurement), it's back in it's box till Big is back in town. wink.gif
post #178 of 491
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I was planning to finish up mounting the rear wall panels today.

Before I started, I mount the side speaker backing inside the panel, and ran the wire.



Then I installed my custom cut MA face plate so I could mount both the Sonos & the Wii within a single shelve to save the rack space.



After that, I decided to fire up the receiver and listen to some music via Sonos & the surround speaker while I'm working in the HT. 10 mins later, I was like, since I pull out the surround speakers, may be I should connect them to the L & R channel up front and have stereo music.



At around 1:45pm, I suddenly remember there's a Redskins game going on. So the last thing I did today in the HT was gathered a few big boxes, stacked them up high, and took out the projector again, sit back & enjoy a good football game! biggrin.gif



I promise I'll finish up the rear wall tomorrow! tongue.gif
post #179 of 491
Looking great buddy!
post #180 of 491
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Originally Posted by popalock View Post

Looking great buddy!
Thank bud!

As promised, rear wall panels hanged.



Just ordered the screen from Mike @ AVS, should be here sometimes next week. smile.gif

I don't need Santa to come visit me this year, all I want for X'mas is Big to come finish up the HT for me! biggrin.gif
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