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post #391 of 762
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Here's a pano of my workshop. Messing around with an app called "360 panorama" on the iPhone. Pretty neat stuff. Wrosk well, but I have to play with it some.

Buds workshop in pano Zoom out before you spin around.
Bud

That does work well. It's amazing what you can do with a phone now.
post #392 of 762
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That does work well. It's amazing what you can do with a phone now.

And it still makes phone calls. It is amazing....you're right Nick, but now the "phone" part seems almost an afterthought now. My parents have had the same phone now for about six or seven years give or take and I wonder how they get their phone to last so long, but then again they don't really use it all that much. I know it does not have a camera, I don't even think it can text. eek.gif

Bud,

Nice work on the desk and shelves. Nicely done. Looks like you have a nice workshop there.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #393 of 762
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Thanks guys. Pretty cool app, huh?

I'm glad the workshop is finally taking shape, I can actually find things now. That was all concrete and piled up boxes not long ago. I think they next thing I need to buy/build is a router table. I need to put in a utility sink, too.

Bud
post #394 of 762
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I got my new leg! Seriously.

DANG! I was expecting this:
post #395 of 762
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DANG! I was expecting this:

HA! My father-in-law has one of those. smile.gif

BUd
post #396 of 762
He doesn't live next to the Bumpuses, does he?
post #397 of 762
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He doesn't live next to the Bumpuses, does he?

The Dumbasses maybe. "It's a Major Award!"

Bud
post #398 of 762
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMGnRayA_U8

"It's indescribably beautiful!"

And as a side note, I think Mr. Parker needs to visit AVS and read up on proper wire management techniques. smile.gif
Edited by aaustin - 8/27/12 at 5:38pm
post #399 of 762
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"It's a Major Award!"

And it must be from Italy...it's fra-GIL-ee!.
post #400 of 762
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Well, not heading to Cedia next week, but I do have a guy from work going and he's going to look at for the new Panny for me, if they have a booth.

FInally got moving on the equipment closet framing, going to leave it as is until I get the rack in hand so I can dry fit it before I get too carried away. I made it ig enough for a 24" door on the side to get behind the rack. Next step is to tear open the ceiling to run the 4" ductwork and then start running low voltage.




I need to put the switch in the wall for the marquee still. Notice the outlet above the theater entrance door. Reminds me, I need to order some putty pads...

Bud
Edited by chinadog - 9/2/12 at 12:59pm
post #401 of 762
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Small progress and a crappy picture. Did a little repair after pulling the crown down in the ceiling of the closet, put in a 4x10 in vent, an access panel into the ceiling (plan on running speaker wire and HDMI to another part of the basement and have the cable box in the rack) and a double gang low voltage box where the conduit will run to. I need to get some 4"flex duct and a temperature switch to run to my workshop for the inline fan,. Still need to run the power for it.



About to order my rack. smile.gif

Bud
post #402 of 762
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Rack ordered. smile.gif

I went with a Middle Atlantic Slim 5-37 ordered from CustomAVRack.com. I had the 5-43 before and it was probably a little more than I needed, so I went a little smaller this time. Now I can at least get the closet finished out soon, although I've been tied up the next couple of weekends.

Bud
post #403 of 762
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Rack shipped, should be here in a couple of days. It'll sit boxed until maybe Sunday afternoon or evening though.

Also, started thinking about projectors and receivers. The new Panny AE8000 is about to come out, Projector Central already posted their review. Looks promising and the throw distance with the recommended 120 inch 2:39:1 screen would be perfect for me to mount on the back wall. Waiting for AVS folks to get their hands on it and review it.

I'm also a fan of the Yamaha receivers and liked what I read so far about the Yamaha Aventage RX-A3020 receiver, but need to do some more research.

Bud
post #404 of 762
Thanks for the review. This projector sounds like a winner. Could be a good match with a low gain acoustically transparent screen. The only question is cost.
post #405 of 762
Thanks for the links to the new Panny AE8000 - looks like another heavy weight contender for value, especially if they hold price in the $2700 - $3000 range like they did with last year's model. I am also personally going to look out for the new Epson 6020 that's supposedly being launched this week at CEDIA. Hopefully Epson will add lens memory to this projector to correct probably one of the only glaring omissions to their projector in this price range.
post #406 of 762
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I'll have to look at the new Epson and some others as well, seems like a lot of products will be unleashed in the next couple of weeks.

Jon_B - TMcG hit it on the head likely, with the historical pricing of the last few Panasonic models, expect it to be in the 2500.00 range +/- a couple hundred.

BUd
post #407 of 762
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Thanks for the links to the new Panny AE8000 - looks like another heavy weight contender for value, especially if they hold price in the $2700 - $3000 range like they did with last year's model. I am also personally going to look out for the new Epson 6020 that's supposedly being launched this week at CEDIA. Hopefully Epson will add lens memory to this projector to correct probably one of the only glaring omissions to their projector in this price range.

Man, the entire reason I bought my Panny AE7000 was because of the lens shift and to be honest, I don't even use it that much... It's more of a novelty than anything for the occasional wow factor. If I could do it all over again I would have went 16:9 vs. 2.35:1 and gotten the Epson 5010 vs. the Panny. Especially because it seems as though 85% of the content (cable, 3D, etc...) is all in 16:9 anyway.

Flickering issues are pissing me off and when a move comes on like TRON (for instance) the auto image adjustment is just plain annoying. Almost intrusive...

Unless you have a uber fancy making system, or absolutely insist on having a 2.35:1 CIH screen, then don't even worry about the auto lens shift...
post #408 of 762
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Flickering issues are pissing me off and when a move comes on like TRON (for instance) the auto image adjustment is just plain annoying. Almost intrusive...
Unless you have a uber fancy making system, or absolutely insist on having a 2.35:1 CIH screen, then don't even worry about the auto lens shift...

Hmmm, didn't hear about the flickering issues, but the last Panny I had was the 4000. Now you've got me curious.

Bud
post #409 of 762
News on the new Epson projectors....bummer that they didn't include a lens shift/memory feature, even in their high-end 6020 model. Same retail so I would assume same street pricing as well.
http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/06/epson-home-cinema-projectors/
post #410 of 762
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Man, the entire reason I bought my Panny AE7000 was because of the lens shift and to be honest, I don't even use it that much... It's more of a novelty than anything for the occasional wow factor.

Man, I've got the Panny 4000 with the lens shift feature and I use it all the time. It seems as though that about 1/2 of the content that we watch is 2.3x:1 and the rest is 16:9. The wide content looks great on my 2.39:1 screen!. We don't watch much TV, though. If money were no object, I'd go with a high end projector and a good lens (maybe with a motorized sled).

CJ
post #411 of 762
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Man, I've got the Panny 4000 with the lens shift feature and I use it all the time. It seems as though that about 1/2 of the content that we watch is 2.3x:1 and the rest is 16:9. The wide content looks great on my 2.39:1 screen!.

Same here. I'm still in love with my Panny 4K. I'm guessing by the time I get through the initial bulb and the free one I got with it, I'll be ready to upgrade to the Panny 12K!
post #412 of 762
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MA Slim 5-37 rack delivered on Friday, assembled on Sunday evening after a nice long weekend with friends at the cabin.



Bud
post #413 of 762
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Been traveling a lot (A LOT) and have made no progress on the theater. However, my patio is finally underway (no, I'm not doing the work). I've been waiting since about March to start this.... finally some progress.





Bud
post #414 of 762
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Couple of more on patio progress from yesterday. Taking some shape.



Bud
post #415 of 762
Looks like that will be a very nice spot to hang out when everything is said and done. And those are some HUGE flagstone pieces!

Did you make any progress framing and drywalling in your Middle Atlantic Rack? Cheers.
post #416 of 762
Patio project is most impressive!
post #417 of 762
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Looks like that will be a very nice spot to hang out when everything is said and done. And those are some HUGE flagstone pieces!
Did you make any progress framing and drywalling in your Middle Atlantic Rack? Cheers.

On the rack - nope. Will do some work tomorrow down there though.

They are some huge pieces of flagstone, will make a nice walkway around that side of the house. There's two more pallets or pavers waiting for them too after they finished that one - and a seating wall, fire pit and some landscaping. Expect it'll be at least two more weeks.

Bud
post #418 of 762
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Patio project is most impressive!

Thanks. Been working with him since the end of February. Man, it's been while, but worth the wait.

Bud
post #419 of 762
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Also, two weekends ago I drove to Raleigh to pick up the newest member of the family - Carli.


Chief is on the left, Carli on the right:


Bud
post #420 of 762
The patio is looking awesome. Congrats on the new family member. It is amazing just how fast they make their way into your heart.

Regards,

RTROSE
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