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post #151 of 598
I think he mentioned a while back that karaoke would be a major use of the room. I'm guessing that thay are for it.
post #152 of 598
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MarkP - Whats the rear plasmas for?

We have alot of talented singers around here ( everybody but me ) and alot of them dont know the words or have their own bands. Also real bands need something to keep them entertained. **EDIT** Chiabob was paying attention, for that you win a ticket to the sweet spot on the first local AVS HT meet.

But the most important reason, Deathmatch gaming. Like the son who doesnt mind splitscreening said " You could have an 8 man clan in "Counterstrike " in one room putting 6 on the front screen." I know I cant splitscreen. All the kids nowadays like Halo, not really sure why.

Might have a Party when there happens to be a big sporting event on, dont want to miss any action.

When spending endless hours on the computer trying to figure stuff out, dont want to waste a $900 bulb on the PJ and dont want to climb into the balcony and into equip. room. This is another reason we opted out of Berkliners and Irwin stadium seating.

Theres also security cameras at the gate so while workng on Media Center and the gate calls you can tell if its Jehovas Witness and turn down the sound system so they actually leave instead of trying to figure out how to talk too you.

Im sure others will come up with even more reasons
post #153 of 598
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Are these made from spider silk or something?!? I could never imagine paying the same amount on fabric as for equipment. Did I read that right?

14' x 20' pleated fronts with some other valance type action up front, these wont be the standard curtains in the front, very tall ceiling. Add another 100' for the walls and add pleats make that around...........almost 300' at 9' high and 75' x 14' and a valance and that adds up to way too much curtain. When the sun comes up I'll take some pictures of the material. and post it here. Material aint cheap anymore, go to any place that sells curtains and buy some for a normal sized bay window and they will be $200-$500, maybe $150 at Wal-Mart.

Out of all the friends I have in the different trades and such, why I never got in good with a seamstress is now beyond me.
post #154 of 598
Wow. Thats a heck of a remodel. Fabulous work though.

Shareware: If that price is right, it probably due to the sheer size of the room.

For the life of me though, I don't understand why people simply don't paint the rooms using only GOM fabric on the front aspect where you are trying to hide speakers etc.... I guess its the desire to recreate the 'theatre' effect where the walls have fabric/carpet on part of them.
post #155 of 598
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Out of all the friends I have in the different trades and such, why I never got in good with a seamstress is now beyond me.

Probably because they all look like Nanny McPhee!

Small fortune!

Bud
post #156 of 598
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Probably because they all look like Nanny McPhee!

Small fortune!

Bud

Where did you get a picture of the lady doing all the curtains? I notice she doesnt have her glasses on though.
post #157 of 598
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For the life of me though, I don't understand why people simply don't paint the rooms using only GOM fabric on the front aspect where you are trying to hide speakers etc.... I guess its the desire to recreate the 'theatre' effect where the walls have fabric/carpet on part of them.

Its real hard to paint over acoustic treatments and I think alot of people have quite a few treatments. One bright spot about the curtains is that we save on treatments.

We will have to do some reflective surfaces somewhere or the room will be dead but that will be at the very end when we find this out
post #158 of 598
o..... she is HOT
post #159 of 598
Mark P,

Ok, let me refine that quote: " why people don't paint, and then use GOM over the areas where acoustical treatment is required." I only say this as there must be a more economical way of doing rooms... A good paint/GOM match + acoutiscal treatments has to be more cost efficient I would imagine...

/spoken from a guy with no dedicated HT...
post #160 of 598
Uhm, what would you rather do?:
* mudding, sanding, priming, gluing, felting, priming, painting, painting & painting the wall.
* stapling fabric to the wall.


If you have a lot of treatments (2/3 of the walls covered in fiberglass batts) then it might look sort of strange to have the last 1/3 as plain walls, so it might look better with just the fabric.
post #161 of 598
For a $20 K difference I'd rather doing the long way (painting). Although if you have that much acoustical treatment, then I guess it does make sense to do the fabric.
post #162 of 598
i am dry walling the whole room, also the columns. i'll add ascoustical treatments if I do not like how the sound comes out i am more of a video guy.
post #163 of 598
Where is the stripper pole and hot tub? You have everything else. Sweet.
post #164 of 598
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Hot tubs outside, steam might fog lens.

As far as the poles go, well...............well, you just have to wait and see.

14' is pretty large, really gets you into a Movie, sporting event or video game
post #165 of 598
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In between getting frustrated on the soffits I decided to play with making lens surround number #1.

Its covered in black velvet and was harder to make than I expected, I had to blow some MDF dust on it so the camera would pick up the lines because the flash wasnt picking them up.

When clean it picks up directional light pretty well. there will probably be several attempts at differant styles but I wont be covering them with velvet unless Im positive its the final.



post #166 of 598
I admire your attention to detail in your work ( amoung other things ) That looks great !


Art
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I admire your attention to detail in your work ( amoung other things ) That looks great !


Art

If this project even comes within a mile of yours when its done, it will be an accomplishment. Your theater was pulled up many times in discussions of where we wanted this thing to go.
post #168 of 598
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Balcony couch framing is about all the major work left, heres sort of a blurry view from there with soffits finished but not foam & fabric done. This would be the view for a very short person or totally reclined



Heres inside the soffits before insulation and plywood, notice the little duct boxes I had to make to offset the registers. It was fairly simple and the exposed duct above the soffit is 6" round fiberglass super duct cut in half with flat board on the bottom which you see the offset boxes are fastened to.



This is the top of the soffit , its 7" up to a 7" quarter radius , 7" over to the ductwork which is 7" radius as well. this will be foam and fabric. It had to be a little beefy since its actually part of the outside eves. Thats why it was built out of 2 X 8 front facia instead of 1 x



And here the mess that has become of the equip. room, the HTPC and server are kind of just laying there , the cheesy old monitor and keyboard are for the server when loading movies. two movies at a time on both the server and HTPC = about 10 movies an hour. So far 200 movies and 200 albums is about all I have interest in loading as of now. I use the plasmas or PJ for the HTPC monitor depending on what Im doing for now until I instal a small monitor in the equiptment room. It needs to be pretty nice for all the hours I am going to spend trying to get automation and Media Center to come out of standby properly.

post #169 of 598
Looks absolutely fantastic. Wish I had a big space like that to use. Even a spare space ontop of garage.... The view from the balconey is absolutely incredible. I take it you will be putting it to good use during the superbowl?
post #170 of 598
I'm just wondering... How many other people have looked at this post, cried, and thought "What do you post in reponse to something like this?!?"

You sir, have amazed me with each new post.

Matt

(When I win the Texas Lotto this week, how much to just consult??? )
post #171 of 598
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The view from the balconey is absolutely incredible. I take it you will be putting it to good use during the superbowl?

The view is the best in the room but at 40' from the screen it just looks like a very large bigscreen in a standard sized room. The balconey was never intended to be a functioning seating area but more like a place to hang the plasmas and projector without major keystone adjustments and a way to the equiptment room.

And yes Superbowl Party is on but I dont get ABC HD on DirecTv so I guess its time to see if an antenna in the attic works until the new HD receivers with MPEG 4 and HD locals shows up.
post #172 of 598
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(When I win the Texas Lotto this week, how much to just consult??? )

You dont have to pay anyone for consulting, there is everything you need right here.
I spent alot of time browsing here and had several people early in development PMed me to call them and discuss things like projectors and screens ( the Audio end was established years ago in the DIY community)

After consulting with some of the folks around here that had experience with actually seeing and owning many different PJs and screens we just put our final trust in Alan Gouger since he never had a problem with my constant bothering him about things like " I heard the Qualia does this, the NEC does that, the Runco has this , and the Panny has that, but the SIM will do this" There was a time 8 months ago where I am sure Alan was sick of my calls every other day about 1080P , CR and lumens vs. the different competitors and in the end steered me in the right direction and we had several other folks chime in on the final decision. Alan even followed up on a hefty refund check 6 months later. Nobody but Nobody else would have even bothered doing this without the refund ending up in their own pocket. He certainly could have gone about doing all this refund business and kept the check without ever telling me about it but I guess he's just too honest. Most folks would have just sold the PJ ( at a much higher cost, we checked around) and that would have been that, but Alan worked in the background to give us the best possible service and the suprise of paying even less that expected for a product that still blows us away every time we fire it up.

I didnt do much except raise the ceiling and build the stages, risers and such . Most of the things that matter when the lights go off and the movie starts were done by all the folks on this forum. Art Sonneborns theater pics takin professionally were used as an example of what we wanted as a finished product if it was a Movie Theater only ( his theater is truly amazing!) but we added a couple more things to the mix because the use of this room is probably 50% movies and 50% other things.
post #173 of 598
Hi Mark,

My "You'll put it to good use for the Superbowl" was meant to mean the entire room, not just the balcony. That area is reserved for the people who don't behave.

I am just floored looking at the size of the place. Do have a before/after shot, and then a pic of the outside of the house where the theatre is (I am visualizing a 'barn-like' appearance for that area.)
post #174 of 598
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Hi Mark,

My "You'll put it to good use for the Superbowl" was meant to mean the entire room, not just the balcony. That area is reserved for the people who don't behave.

I am just floored looking at the size of the place. Do have a before/after shot, and then a pic of the outside of the house where the theatre is (I am visualizing a 'barn-like' appearance for that area.)

Heres the room before



and heres the barn, if you crawl up the extension ladder and go forward you are standing behind the screen wall.

post #175 of 598
That is a beaut of a house. I think my wife would let me build a theater like yours if she got the rest.
post #176 of 598
I agree a beautiful structure. Best of luck with your theater !

Art
post #177 of 598
Thanks for the pics Mark. It is a truly insppiring remodel. That 'attic space' is perfect. (If I only had that kind of space...)
post #178 of 598
C`mon Mark, don`t be shy with those pictures. Please show us some more !!!
post #179 of 598
Mark,

I'm lost for words.

I remember seeing your thread a while back and it was about Stages and Risers and I thought that was pretty much it. Well today I was looking back and found your thread again. I didn't realize that this was your offficial construction thread. You really need to link it in your signature.

Anyway, WTF!!!! Your building a freekin opera house here. This is going to be the biggest build on AVS. Your attention to detail is remarkable and your quality of design is outstanding.

Your house is Big and beautiful as well. The drywall work is amazing. The balconies and everything else you got going on is absolutely incredible. You are building a true masterpiece.

When your spending $30k on Drapes and all your equipment cost the same, Something tells me you half stepped somewhere. I figured with a theater like that and $30k Drapes you would at least have a $250k digital Projector and a backup 35mm PJ on the side of it Also, Those speakers seem rather small looking for the room, but I'm pretty sure they must perform well. You are prob gonna need a truckload of treatments for that room, right?

What part of your house are you building this in? I read barn or something in here.

Keep the pictures coming!!!

Simply Amazed,
Ruben
post #180 of 598
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Mark,

Anyway, WTF!!!! Your building a freekin opera house here. This is going to be the biggest build on AVS. Your attention to detail is remarkable and your quality of design is outstanding.

When your spending $30k on Drapes and all your equipment cost the same, Something tells me you half stepped somewhere. I figured with a theater like that and $30k Drapes you would at least have a $250k digital Projector and a backup 35mm PJ on the side of it Also, Those speakers seem rather small looking for the room, but I'm pretty sure they must perform well. You are prob gonna need a truckload of treatments for that room, right?

Opera house is sort of the look it may have, and its farrrrrr from the biggest build on AVS , check Out Mr. Poindexters thread , I almost wept when reading how magnificient that Bad Boy will be. Theres dozens of Theaters on this forum including yours that will have as much or more to offer in the coolness/ quality factor. I am just kinda making crap up as I go.

The 30K is for the Drapes but the Drapes completely wrap around the room and on the Barrel Diffusors and the rest of the room will have bits and pieces of the same material as well like the speaker cabinets. No 250K PJ in this room, the Mercury HD does a fantastic job and was 1/2 the drape material cost allowing for the rather stiff material cost.

The speakers are small ( they arent that small and they weigh a ton) but they are designed with XBL squared technology which in a way triples there size in output.

Not many Treatments since the entire room will have drapes and some glass underneath in the reflective points, if anything it will be sort of dead but the speakers are intentionally bright as of now to compensate, with external crossovers we may need to adjust for perfection when all is said and done
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