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post #271 of 1618
CW see PM. Thanks for the feedback. I'd like to point out that talent has nothing to do with our builds. Learning from mistakes and be willing to keep re-doing something until you get it right is all it takes. If your haven't seen the CurtisG build it's worth a look. It was his first ever home improvement project. He taught me how to hang fabric on a wall.

Also between google and this forum you can get instruction for how to do almost anything.

Now if you can't find the time that is a problem.
post #272 of 1618
I lack talent, but portions of my carpenter's work I ripped out and re-did.
post #273 of 1618
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

. Learning from mistakes and be willing to keep re-doing something until you get it right is all it takes. ......

Now if you can't find the time that is a problem.

I would agree. I had to redo several of the very first Fabric Frames i made to get them right.

Then there is the problem when are you redoing too much and when to just let good enough alone. Some times the redo is a bigger mess then the original problem. Remember we see more of the errors then our guest do, as we know where all the screw-ups are.
post #274 of 1618
Suggestion on constructing anything in a prebuilt existing structure. I was in carpentry for three years and still do my own building in my house as well. The right tools make the job go MUCH MUCH EASIER! Get good measuring tools. Use the same tape measure to mark the boards as you did to measure. I have found that the Festool line of tools is fantastic to build in places where dust control is an issue. They are also much easier to obtain straight cuts and their miter setup collects dust unlike most out there. Using the right tools makes the final product easier to deal with.
post #275 of 1618
Big, been doing anything with your room lately?
Any more pics to add?
post #276 of 1618
I'd love to see a few overview pics of the whole thing on one post so I can present them to my wife. I can't do anything this elaborate in my current space, but I keep telling her "when we build a house I want a theater." Thankfully she is 100% onboard (she's a huge movie nerd) but I don't think she has a grasp of the scale I'm imagining. Your build is awesome.
post #277 of 1618
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Originally Posted by bradenmcg View Post

I'd love to see a few overview pics of the whole thing on one post so I can present them to my wife. I can't do anything this elaborate in my current space, but I keep telling her "when we build a house I want a theater." Thankfully she is 100% onboard (she's a huge movie nerd) but I don't think she has a grasp of the scale I'm imagining. Your build is awesome.

Just copy all the pictures that you like into one folder on your PC and show her that way as a slide show
post #278 of 1618
OK, I will do an update and a fairly detailed where I am post this week. Still have the back-splash under the Marquee to finish. Also a custom poster frame I want to build otherwise the theater room 1.0 is done.

2.0 will go 1080p and a much larger 2:35 screen.
post #279 of 1618
It's not often you see the word "done" in a build thread..... If you have finished ver 1.0 and are aiming for 2.0 doesn't that mean you aren't done?
post #280 of 1618
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If you have finished ver 1.0 and are aiming for 2.0 doesn't that mean you aren't done?

Yes. And he's not done 1.0 yet. That's like me saying I'm done. Except for the rest of the insulation, replacing the dricore, the ceiling clips, drywall, fabric frames, stage and bar.
post #281 of 1618
I'm sure Biggy can defend himself. I do feel the need to chime in here and observe that if Biggy says he's done, then I'm really confident that there's nothing left to do. His creativity and attention to detail are excellent.

CJ
post #282 of 1618
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Originally Posted by carboranadum View Post

I'm sure Biggy can defend himself. I do feel the need to chime in here and observe that if Biggy says he's done, then I'm really confident that there's nothing left to do. His creativity and attention to detail are excellent.

CJ

And surely he gets major brownie points for helping countless others get 'done' too.
post #283 of 1618
I will never be done because I don't want to have "builders withdrawal" like Chinadog had. And Tom won't either. Did Biggie ever get that remote programmed?
post #284 of 1618
I always say non-committal things like "pretty much done" and "for the most part done" and such.

There are still small projects and things I want to do, but for all intents and purposes, I'm definitely approaching a final level of possibly nearing a total point of deciding if I think I might be absolutely reaching a near final level of completeness on my theater.
post #285 of 1618
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Did Biggie ever get that remote programmed?


Yup, I can now control everything with the Logitech 890. However, I decided not to program the remote to control my projector.

To my amazement the universal remote actually does a better job of controlling my set up. I used to have a problem with my Gefen 4:1 DVI switch which would pick up a signal from some of my other remotes. It was like it had a mind of it's own. I could be changing a channel and it would change inputs. With the 890 this problem has vanished.

Now as for my evaluation of the 890. Functionality is fine. Button layout, size of buttons, legibility of back-lit labels, brightness of back-lit buttons ALL SUCK
post #286 of 1618
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

otherwise the theater room 1.0 is done.

Not done:

BASEMENT
Bathroom
Shower/steam room
Sauna
Workshop

OTHER
New stairs on outside deck
Organize garage
Renovation of master bath
Replace carpet in family room with Hardwood
Shed
Paint several rooms on the inside of the house
Replace water softener

It will be quite some time before I suffer any form of withdrawal!
post #287 of 1618
I have no regrets tossing all of my remotes for the MX-800. All my equipment is in the other room and even my wife loves the fact that she can use one remote. The MX-800 works great on my projector as well. I have looked around and nothing I have seen makes me want to upgrade now.
post #288 of 1618
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

Not done:

BASEMENT
Bathroom
Shower/steam room
Sauna
Workshop

OTHER
New stairs on outside deck
Organize garage
Renovation of master bath
Replace carpet in family room with Hardwood
Shed
Paint several rooms on the inside of the house
Replace water softener

It will be quite some time before I suffer any form of withdrawal!

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...

I don't want to hear that.

LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA

I can't hear you..

My worst fear... It never ends...

I already know this of course but I am in a state for perpetual denial.
post #289 of 1618
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post


Now as for my evaluation of the 890. Functionality is fine. Button layout, size of buttons, legibility of back-lit labels, brightness of back-lit buttons ALL SUCK

I concur, but you forgot the buttons occassionally not registering the press. Otherwise, it is a pretty good remote for the price.
post #290 of 1618
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

Now as for my evaluation of the 890. Functionality is fine. Button layout, size of buttons, legibility of back-lit labels, brightness of back-lit buttons ALL SUCK

I just picked up a Harmony One ($150 after rebate from Amazon). So far I like the ergonomics, buttons (back-lit), etc.

I was especially impressed by two things:
1) it just seems to work
2) if it doesn't quite work (daughter walks in front during the power on sequence and the PS3 doesn't go on), you just hit 'help' and it walks you through questions to figure out what is wrong and fix it.
post #291 of 1618
Any special reason you decided not to program the projector to the Harmony?
post #292 of 1618
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC
otherwise the theater room 1.0 is done.

Not done:

BASEMENT
Bathroom
Shower/steam room
Sauna
Workshop

Splitting hairs, are we (and I say that with all due respect)?

Hmmm...now I have to go back and review the challenge to determine wether or not to admit defeat.
post #293 of 1618
Woohoo!!! updated photos coming this week.
post #294 of 1618
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Any special reason you decided not to program the projector to the Harmony?

I want to control the on/off manually to avoid any possible misfires while fiddling with everything else. For bulb life and general nuisance issues.
post #295 of 1618
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I want to control the on/off manually to avoid any possible misfires while fiddling with everything else. For bulb life and general nuisance issues.

I decided to go with a URC MSC-400 that will allow me to program time outs for shutting things down and such and time delay to ensure the projector cools off, etc.

Bty, I like your room alot. I looked for the dimensions of it, but I wasn't able to find it.
post #296 of 1618
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Bty, I like your room alot. I looked for the dimensions of it, but I wasn't able to find it.


Overall it's about 44x22 ft. Standing at the screen and looking back it does a dogleg left at 28 ft.
post #297 of 1618
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

Overall it's about 44x22 ft. Standing at the screen and looking back it does a dogleg left at 28 ft.

I think I can clear that dogleg with an 8 iron easy, maybe a 9 iron .
post #298 of 1618
BigmouthinDC,

VERY NICE HOMETHEATER IT IS ONE THE BEST HT I'VE EVER SEEN.
Hi there can you tell me what color, brand, of the paint in your wall and so
with the bottom trim they look gray (top) and blue (bottom)
what paint brand and color names please...I really like the color scheme.

Thanks I appreciate it,

Peter
post #299 of 1618
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

Overall it's about 44x22 ft. Standing at the screen and looking back it does a dogleg left at 28 ft.

Good lord. Did you use any sound isolation construction methods or did you just have at it? Also, do you mind me asking if this is in your basement? It's a very large room by any standards.
post #300 of 1618
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Originally Posted by rutlian View Post

BigmouthinDC,
Hi there can you tell me what color, brand, of the paint in your wall and so
with the bottom trim they look gray (top) and blue (bottom)
what paint brand and color names please...I really like the color scheme.

Thanks,

Walls are GOM FR701 fabric. Crystal blue on top, Baltic blue on the bottom.

Ceiling and trim molding is painted with Lowe's Drizzling mist. Flat on ceiling, Semi-gloss on trim.
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