Originally Posted by Hades84
Wow, that is one hell of a room you've got there. Clean and simple, very nicely done. Can't wait until I'm no longer renting and can have a dedicated space like this.
Thanks! Yep, I remember well the days of renting - for me it was always apartments. That was brutal not being able to crank it up.
Originally Posted by Archaea
All that room needs is some nice white electrical outlets to offset the black and add some color.
Ha, well now that I have that taken care of I get suggestions that I get a dark rug and paint the ceiling. The video quality nazis are all over me!! They are right of course, but I don't want a bat cave.
Originally Posted by Gorilla83
Carp - the velvet looks great! Did it seem to help with the contrast/picture too?
It helps for sure with 2:35:1 movies - so much better. I don't think I realized how much light was above the screen before. Other than that, I'm not sure. I have so much light colors in my room that I think it would take a lot more. The thing is though I'm happy with the quality (for now, I know how that can change) and I like having a light basement since we use the room for things other than movies.
Originally Posted by pokekevin
How are you sticking the masking to the screen? One of the pics makes it look like you have a 1.85 masking?
I don't have a screen, I have a painted wall. The frame of the screen is moulding wrapped/stapled with black velvet. So the panels just "snap" in place held by the molding/frame. The panels are sintra plastic wrapped in stuff called pro star which is self adhesive and very black. They use it for telescopes.
With the panels in I have a 16:9 screen for tv, for movies that are 1:85 it's not a big difference, I have just a very tiny black bar at the top and bottom you really don't notice it.