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post #841 of 2308
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Carpet arrived today. Last few shelves arrived today. A ton of blu rays arrived today. Projector already here. Mount here. Went today to Home Depot to get a 6" extension pipe for the mount. Everything is here!!!!

Talked to the carpet installer and it looks like he can install it thursday morning. I am taking Thursday off of work to get everything completed. Hopefully all is set for me to watch the VaTech/GaTech game Thursday night.

The first movie by the way will probably be Thor if my wife is home since neither of us have seen it yet. I have time over the weekend to watch all of my personal favs like LoTR, Alien(s), Empire Strikes Back, etc. Though if I do a LoTR marathon I'll have to take a week off of work haha.

So sorry, no FINAL photos until at LEAST Thursday, if I take any time away from the room to post them.
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The first movie by the way will probably be Thor........

Ah, uh, um..............er ah I would really second guess the first movie choice. For such a great theater Thor would be a real let down. I was not impressed with Thor. To each his own, but I would honor your theater with something better than Thor.

My .02 FWIW.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #843 of 2308
I'll be bringing my copy of the Bluray sampler disk.
post #844 of 2308
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Ah, uh, um..............er ah I would really second guess the first movie choice. For such a great theater Thor would be a real let down. I was not impressed with Thor. To each his own, but I would honor your theater with something better than Thor.

My .02 FWIW.

Regards,

RTROSE


I didn't say I was going to play the best movie I had hehe. My wife will want to watch a movie with me, one she hasn't seen, and that pretty much leaves only new releases. I don't care about what is "first". But depending on when everything is finished I'll have time to mess with it with BIG on Thursday before the game.
post #845 of 2308
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I didn't say I was going to play the best movie I had hehe. My wife will want to watch a movie with me, one she hasn't seen, and that pretty much leaves only new releases. I don't care about what is "first". But depending on when everything is finished I'll have time to mess with it with BIG on Thursday before the game.


Oh, I understand the WAF completely, I was just commenting that a quality theater needs a quality movie as its first run. But hey it is after all your theater so christen in how you see fit.

I would love to be there for the grand opening, it truly is a beautiful theater.

Enjoy!

Regards,

RTROSE
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Oh, I understand the WAF completely, I was just commenting that a quality theater needs a quality movie as its first run. But hey it is after all your theater so christen in how you see fit.

I would love to be there for the grand opening, it truly is a beautiful theater.

Enjoy!

Regards,

RTROSE

I'm sure late thursday afternoon will be a ton of random clips from many movies for audio and video tests. Can't wait!
post #847 of 2308
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I have time over the weekend to watch all of my personal favs like LoTR, Alien(s), Empire Strikes Back, etc. Though if I do a LoTR marathon I'll have to take a week off of work haha.

Sweet, another Alien(s) fan (my personal favorites).

My $0.02 - wait on the Alien movies until you have adjusted your audio to near final settings. Those are soundtracks you don't want distorted...
post #848 of 2308
I keep checking back in to see the completed theater. I guess I have to wait a day or two more. Very impressive room.
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post #849 of 2308
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I keep checking back in to see the completed theater. I guess I have to wait a day or two more. Very impressive room.

Yeah it will be done tomorrow. What I imagine will happen is that the carpet will get put in, hopefully BIG will arrive shortly after, we will get the projector mounted and get the chairs setup.

At that point I think we may take pictures. Hard to say if the pictures or the calibration will come first. But it will work one way or another. I know once everything is setup I'm going to want to play with it. I think though that at the worst I can get everything posted by halftime of the football game.

The only negative thing I've read about the projector that worries me a little is that the lens memory doesn't seem to exactly retain vertical lens shift. It does the zoom and focus perfectly every time, but the up/down might be off by a few tics when switching. That really annoys me. I hope it's one person's defective unit and not the same on all.
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The first movie by the way will probably be Thor if my wife is home since neither of us have seen it yet. I have time over the weekend to watch all of my personal favs like LoTR, Alien(s), Empire Strikes Back, etc. Though if I do a LoTR marathon I'll have to take a week off of work haha.

I did a LoTR marathon back when the extended editions came out on DVD. It sounded like a great idea. Invite the guys over, plan out breaks, food, drinks, activities to get people off their butts every little while.

The first movie took a bathroom break when switching discs, but that was it. by the time the 3rd movie came along, we were taking 60 minute breaks between movies and the disc swap, had lost half of the guys for "strange" reasons (excuses to go do something). By the time it was all said and done, people were glad that the movies were over, not that they got to see them again.

I would advise against it.
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I did a LoTR marathon back when the extended editions came out on DVD. It sounded like a great idea. Invite the guys over, plan out breaks, food, drinks, activities to get people off their butts every little while.

The first movie took a bathroom break when switching discs, but that was it. by the time the 3rd movie came along, we were taking 60 minute breaks between movies and the disc swap, had lost half of the guys for "strange" reasons (excuses to go do something). By the time it was all said and done, people were glad that the movies were over, not that they got to see them again.

I would advise against it.

Hahaha. It's true. I've done it once before. Too much sitting...in one sitting.
post #852 of 2308
Great, when's the meetup
post #853 of 2308
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Great, when's the meetup

I definitely should have a NOVA meetup sometime soon. For people who want to pick apart my room.
post #854 of 2308
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Yeah it will be done tomorrow. What I imagine will happen is that the carpet will get put in, hopefully BIG will arrive shortly after, we will get the projector mounted and get the chairs setup.

At that point I think we may take pictures. Hard to say if the pictures or the calibration will come first. But it will work one way or another. I know once everything is setup I'm going to want to play with it. I think though that at the worst I can get everything posted by halftime of the football game.

The only negative thing I've read about the projector that worries me a little is that the lens memory doesn't seem to exactly retain vertical lens shift. It does the zoom and focus perfectly every time, but the up/down might be off by a few tics when switching. That really annoys me. I hope it's one person's defective unit and not the same on all.

You are talking about the VW95. I think I read where two people said it did not go back to the same spot perfect each time. Since it is off such a small amount, I wonder if you could not, just over scan a tiny bit and take care of this. That is the one complaint that I have read about the VW95. Other than that it seems like a very well rounded projector with few flaws.
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post #855 of 2308
Mike, That sounds like a feasible work-around for problem that should not be in a projector at this price point. You could put up with it in the sub $1500 camp, not in the +$5000 club.
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Mike, That sounds like a feasible work-around for problem that should not be in a projector at this price point. You could put up with it in the sub $1500 camp, not in the +$5000 club.

Exactly. If it is off -at all- it sort of eliminates the whole purpose of lens memory to begin with. You are back to having to make manual adjustments every time you change aspect ratios. Now the problem I read about was that it was only on the vertical lens shift that was the issue. If it was always off the same direction the same amount, then it is something a firmware update could correct.

But I think it's due to the fact that the lens shift is actually adjusted using the motors for the lens itself, and the motors for up and down don't move to exactly the spot they were recorded at. For projectors like the Panny, Lens shift is manual only for the initial aspect ratio and not for the zoomed image, so those physical adjustments don't get changed, and then it has a purely digital horizontal/vertical lens shift that does not move the physical lens. Hence why this problem likely does not exist for that projector.
post #857 of 2308
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Originally Posted by RTROSE View Post

Ah, uh, um..............er ah I would really second guess the first movie choice. For such a great theater Thor would be a real let down. I was not impressed with Thor. To each his own, but I would honor your theater with something better than Thor.

My .02 FWIW.

Regards,

RTROSE

Thor has a great 7.1 sound track. Tremendous LFE in many scenes.
post #858 of 2308
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Mike, That sounds like a feasible work-around for problem that should not be in a projector at this price point. You could put up with it in the sub $1500 camp, not in the +$5000 club.

My thoughts exactly. $5000 + is getting into the high end territory. It may be the lower end of the high end, but you should expect better. I was one that got in on the Sony VPL-VW70 when they were $1300.00 here at AVS. There's a reason they were discounted $4700 off MSRP. The picture quality is amazing but anything other than blu rays and 1080 material is nearly unwatchable. The lens memory function is a huge reason for buying this particular unit and if it doesn't work properly, then that's a little disappointing. The picture quality, I'm sure, is amazing, though. Have you thought about returning the unit and going with the new Panasonic or JVC or are just going to use the overscan workaround?
post #859 of 2308
Crap, it looks like you already commented on this. Your post showed up right after I posted. Guess I'm a slow typer. Or texter since I'm on an iPhone.
post #860 of 2308
Where's the carpet? Are they done yet? Hunh? Are they done yet?
post #861 of 2308
Damelon is meeting with the carpet guy at 9 to pick up his carpet from Lowe's. Then the laying begins, Early this afternoon D and I will begin moving the chairs from the garage to right outside the theater. Once the carpet is all down, the screen wall goes back in, the projector goes up, in with the chairs and let the fun begin. Maybe we'll take some pictures along the way.
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Damelon is meeting with the carpet guy at 9 to pick up his carpet from Lowe's. Then the laying begins, Early this afternoon D and I will begin moving the chairs from the garage to right outside the theater. Once the carpet is all down, the screen wall goes back in, the projector goes up, in with the chairs and let the fun begin. Maybe we'll take some pictures along the way.


So what time should we be there for the grand opening?? I will bring the popcorn.
post #863 of 2308
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Maybe we'll take some pictures along the way.

You guys better take pictures, and someone better post them!!!
post #864 of 2308
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I did a LoTR marathon back when the extended editions came out on DVD. It sounded like a great idea. Invite the guys over, plan out breaks, food, drinks, activities to get people off their butts every little while.

The first movie took a bathroom break when switching discs, but that was it. by the time the 3rd movie came along, we were taking 60 minute breaks between movies and the disc swap, had lost half of the guys for "strange" reasons (excuses to go do something). By the time it was all said and done, people were glad that the movies were over, not that they got to see them again.

I would advise against it.

When the third movie came out in theaters, we had people over to watch the first two and then head out to see the third - that was such a slog and those were regular editions (and ROTK was obviously first time viewing), I can't imagine what back to back to back extended editions would be like
post #865 of 2308
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Carpet guy is here. Tack-Strips are up and he's finishing up with the padding now.

I've been finishing up with plugging everything into the equipment rack, making patch cables, plugging in HDMI cables, etc. Charged my monster vision glasses, charging my two universal remotes. (Think I'll use the Harmony but I know for sure the monster will control the RF Switches so we'll see) Hooked up the Oppo and the FIOS box.

Everything seems to be on schedule!

Oops #1: Bottom piece of trim on the door is too big. I had to remove it to get the carpet installed. We're going to have to trim it up a little.
post #866 of 2308
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Carpet is being put in now. He just finished the main area of the floor. I really like how it looks. The black squares are BLACK but the rest of it is a nice dark gray/ash color. The chairs will not be washed out at all.
post #867 of 2308
Can't wait for photos. It is really cool seeing the final pieces go into place. I am about a week out from drywall for my whole basement. I hope to have the stage, riser, false wall, sound treatments and flooring in by Christmas!
post #868 of 2308
Woo! Can't wait guys, what an epic journey you've shared with us
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Oops#2: Door seal is too tight against the carpet. Looks like we will be shaving the door bottom too
post #870 of 2308
So was it difficult for them to do the stage?
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