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post #301 of 491
very impressive, clean look...great work
post #302 of 491
Hey Landshark, I love your HTR I hope you dont mind if I steal a few ideas from you. Big is in the process of building my room and can only pray it comes out as nice as yours..
post #303 of 491
Prayer has nothing to do with my projects, Hot coffee and an occasional snack works.
post #304 of 491
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Originally Posted by drriddhish View Post

very impressive, clean look...great work
Thanks for your kind words. smile.gif

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Originally Posted by NYGIANTSFAN23 View Post

Hey Landshark, I love your HTR I hope you dont mind if I steal a few ideas from you. Big is in the process of building my room and can only pray it comes out as nice as yours..
Help yourself. If you have any questions, feel free to drop me a line. Plus you are already in good hands with Big. When you are done, just invite me over to check out those new JTRs! wink.gif
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

Prayer has nothing to do with my projects, Hot coffee and an occasional snack works.
@NYGIANTFAN, make sure no cream no sugar, and no fast food junk for Big. wink.gifbiggrin.gif
post #305 of 491
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

Prayer has nothing to do with my projects, Hot coffee and an occasional snack works.

...and Coke Zero....
post #306 of 491
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A few updates on both HT and other things.....

First, after Big brought his Darbee over for testing, I've been sold for what it does even on top of my JVC's e-shift2. I finally received my Darbee last week and playing with it the past weekend. The picture quality is excellent now IMO with the pro-calibration, Darbee @ 35%, E-shift2 Film mode @ 55%. smile.gif

And I'm happy to announce that my humble HT will be use as a background image for yet another upcoming Demo Disc too! I'll let the creator do the announcement when it's ready for the public. biggrin.gif
post #307 of 491
Go head Gary ... show it off!!!

We are very close to launch day, so share as much as you would like. smile.gif
post #308 of 491
Congrats!..In need to get myself one too!
post #309 of 491
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Originally Posted by superleo View Post

Go head Gary ... show it off!!!

We are very close to launch day, so share as much as you would like. smile.gif
Alright Leo.

My humble HT will be used as the background image of SuperLeo's upcoming Reference Demo Disc v2's Surround Disc. We all know, or you should, how awesome is SuperLeo's Reference Demo Disc v1, and I can tell you (thanks Leo for the sneaky preview wink.gif ) Version 2 will only be awesom'errrr!! eek.gif Hopefully he'll release them soon for you guys!

Here's a screenshot of the Surround Disc featuring yours truly HT. cool.gif





post #310 of 491
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Ever since I have the HT done, I always want to have a "family photo" of us there watching a movie. However, being a photographer myself, I'm behind the camera most of the time. So when it comes to family portrait, I'll have to hire another fellow pro to do the job for me. Needless to say, I now have THE family photo that I always want!! biggrin.gif

post #311 of 491
Well done! Both of your theaters are an inspiration.
post #312 of 491
I'm not sure how you got that dog to sit still, Drugs?
post #313 of 491
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Well done! Both of your theaters are an inspiration.
Thanks for your kind words Youg. smile.gif

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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

I'm not sure how you got that dog to sit still, Drugs?
Well that's his "spot" (my laps) whenever I'm down there watching a movie. So, it wasn't hard to get him stay still. Anywhere else, you know I probably need to drug him just to stay calm. tongue.gif
post #314 of 491
He has a pocket full of beggin strips I bet, because you know...dogs don't know it's not bacon... biggrin.gif

I might have to look into a Darbee at some point, it's been getting some good reviews on the board.
post #315 of 491
Darbee sells itself, you can toggle back and forth between on and off. You look for something in the scene that has great detail and all of a sudden you just see it better.
post #316 of 491
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

Darbee sells itself, you can toggle back and forth between on and off. You look for something in the scene that has great detail and all of a sudden you just see it better.

+1, I wasn't sure until I saw one at a friend's theater, it really does work - bought one for myself a couple months ago, between adding that and cleaning my bulb (1100 hours), its like a new projector.
post #317 of 491
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Originally Posted by landshark1 View Post

Ever since I have the HT done, I always want to have a "family photo" of us there watching a movie. However, being a photographer myself, I'm behind the camera most of the time. So when it comes to family portrait, I'll have to hire another fellow pro to do the job for me. Needless to say, I now have THE family photo that I always want!! biggrin.gif

I really like that photo. I think it would look great hanging on a main wall outside the theater.
post #318 of 491
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Originally Posted by deewan View Post

I really like that photo. I think it would look great hanging on a main wall outside the theater.

Seems like it'd be weird to have a picture of his family outside your theater, but whatever floats your boat . . .

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I do like that picture though. The family are really selling how excited they are cool.gif
post #319 of 491
Does it really matter where you hang a family portrait? I think the only weird spot is on the wall facing the Crapper.
post #320 of 491
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

Does it really matter where you hang a family portrait? I think the only weird spot is on the wall facing the Crapper.

This is the only picture that should be facing you on the crapper...to provide motivation.

original.jpg

Who...does...number..2...work for?
post #321 of 491
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Originally Posted by landshark1 View Post

A few updates on both HT and other things.....

First, after Big brought his Darbee over for testing, I've been sold for what it does even on top of my JVC's e-shift2. I finally received my Darbee last week and playing with it the past weekend. The picture quality is excellent now IMO with the pro-calibration, Darbee @ 35%, E-shift2 Film mode @ 55%. smile.gif

And I'm happy to announce that my humble HT will be use as a background image for yet another upcoming Demo Disc too! I'll let the creator do the announcement when it's ready for the public. biggrin.gif

Guess it didn't do it for you guys when I demoed it for you on my Panny AE7000. I heard it really makes very notable difference on the E-Shift capable PJ's.

Digging the family photo man! Looks cozy.
post #322 of 491
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OK guys, no more family photos. tongue.gif



@popalock, you were the first to show me what a Darbee could do and I was impressed. However, I wasn't sold until Big brought his over for me to try it on my projector. smile.gif

I just hosted a small gathering this past Monday night with a couple local guys who's in progress of their own build, Big (of cos), snicker1, NYGIANTSFAN23. It was mainly to show the functionality or the setup of my HT. E.g. how my Insteon, & remote setup, how much better the pro calibration did versus self calibration on factory setting, etc. It was nice to meet you guys and looking forward to visit yours once it's done too! cool.gif

And I've been working on my "2nd man cave" in the past couple of weeks too. My Ultimate Garage. Not sure if there's any car guys here, but I could post some photos if you are interested. rolleyes.gif
Edited by landshark1 - 4/20/13 at 8:07am
post #323 of 491
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Originally Posted by landshark1 View Post

OK guys, no more family photos. tongue.gif

@popalock, you were the first to show me what a Darbee could do and I was impressed. However, I wasn't sold until Big brought his over for me to try it on my projector. smile.gif

I just hosted a small gathering this past Monday night with a couple local guys who's in progress of their own build, Big (of cos), snicker1, NYGIANTSFAN23. It was mainly to show the functionality or the setup of my HT. E.g. how my Insteon, & remote setup, how much better the pro calibration did versus self calibration on factory setting, etc. It was nice to meet you guys and looking forward to visit yours once it's done too! cool.gif

And I've been working on my "2nd man cave" in the past couple of weeks too. My Ultimate Garage. Not sure if there's any car guys here, but I could post some photos if you are interested. rolleyes.gif

heck yes post away!! some of famous builds here continue to inspire us with there on going projects, check out Bacon Race we are now looking forward to seeing his awesome back yard project and watching his beautiful puppies grow up
so of coarse lets see the garage smile.gif

Thanks again for having us over your theater is awesome and the calibration of projector was just WOW!!
post #324 of 491
I for one would love to see your cars! Fast, slow, ugly, slick. I like 'em all. Except Geo metro's. I never developed a taste for those smile.gif
post #325 of 491
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Originally Posted by J_P_A View Post

I for one would love to see your cars! Fast, slow, ugly, slick. I like 'em all. Except Geo metro's. I never developed a taste for those smile.gif
Nothing exotic here, but glad I'm not driving a Geo Metro neither. tongue.gif When I was single, yes, I do have some decent cars. Now, I'm just driving a big and boxy SUV. And I'm not complaining since I'm not driving a soccer dad minivan yet. tongue.gif (no offends to those does).

I'll take some photo over the weekend and post. Here's the Before pic. This is where used to be Big's "workshop" in bad weather during my build too.


Edited by landshark1 - 4/27/13 at 6:33pm
post #326 of 491
Can't wait to see the after.
post #327 of 491
Very nice HT.
I have plans to do a similar HT at my home. I will need your help tongue.gif
Congratulations.. it's a 5* project wink.gif
Regards from Portugal.
post #328 of 491
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In progress....

post #329 of 491
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Originally Posted by BVG View Post

Very nice HT.
I have plans to do a similar HT at my home. I will need your help tongue.gif
Congratulations.. it's a 5* project wink.gif
Regards from Portugal.
Thank you Sir. smile.gif
post #330 of 491
Hi Landshark. Congrats on an absolutely beautiful build. I am obsessed with the staggered panels and use an image of your theater as my computer's desktop smile.gif . I want to steal this idea for my far more modest build which is a conversion of a bedroom to a theater. Can you tell me how the panels attach to the side wall exactly? Do they hang from brackets?

I have a gray wall and would ideally use black or very dark panels. I'm afraid that the staggered effect would be lost on darker colored panels because you would not see any shadowing. Would you agree that black panels will not produce the same dramatic effect?
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