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post #91 of 134
Not meaning to spam, but here are some pix I posted in the laminate thread-it was suggested I post them here. I will delete them from the laminate thread too.
These shots are via an Oppo 981hd, 480p widescreen zoomed to fit the 16:9 110" DW laminate. Proj is an Epson HC1080, and in the theater black 2 (lowest) brightness.
Cabinets on the right are STILL waiting to be finished, Lowes is ordering the countertops for the 4th (not a typo) time. Maybe sometime this fall it will get finished.
I have on my serious paint clothes and face! I hate painting.
Entire back wall is cotton black velvet, speakers are SVS SCS-01Ms up front. Lamintate is mounted boarderless with ropelite behind (doesn't look great shining on the velvet-don't use it now).
Chairs are temps from my office in the room next door, will get something this fall that works for us.




post #92 of 134
Finally did it.

Thanks to everyone, especially wbasset and mech, for the ideas!

Link is to a thread in the PJ under 3000 section:

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PS: Not ideally mounted right now. It's screwed to the wall directly using anchors and screws. I plan to add some black trim to it which will also cover-up the screws.
post #93 of 134
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Finally did it.

Thanks to everyone, especially wbasset and mech, for the ideas!

Link is to a thread in the PJ under 3000 section:

Post 446

PS: Not ideally mounted right now. It's screwed to the wall directly using anchors and screws. I plan to add some black trim to it which will also cover-up the screws.

Good for you! Are your pics still up?


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post #95 of 134
Tried accessing it from another machine, no problems. Are you still not able to access?
post #96 of 134
Works for me, and looks great!
post #97 of 134
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Works for me, and looks great!

Excellent! Thanks prof55.
post #98 of 134
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Originally Posted by KingCreole View Post

Tried accessing it from another machine, no problems. Are you still not able to access?

KC, works fine for me now through original link. Server must have been down briefyl. Looks awesome! Congrats!
post #99 of 134
Added some pics with some serious ambient light: (pics 6 and on).

Link

Not bad, eh?
post #100 of 134
Excellent screen KC! Welcome to the Laminate club! The FG does great in ambient light doesn't it?!?!?

mech
post #101 of 134
I finally got my Panasonic PT-AX100U. Here are some preliminary screen shots without calibration using "Cinema 1" and a Philips 5982 (Changing this soon with a Toshiba HD-A2) with very little ambient light. Also, my DW screen is not laying perfectly flat (pays to do it right the first time) so when I get a chance I'll take it back down and mount it properly.

Also, I had a little trouble taking these pictures without a tripod and you can see some of them are not perfectly focused. The "Freeze text" or the "Pause sign" reveal how good the image is (both of these show up perfectly crisp in real life).

Screen Captures Photo Gallery
post #102 of 134
I've had my 5X8 sheet of DW since Christmas and last weekend finally stuck it to the wall and framed it. The frame is 1"X4" MDF rapped in velvet from Joanne's. My room is 15'X17'. I have a Sim2 Domino 30H shelf mounted 13.5' away from a 106' diagonal screen. I still have to paint the room a dark flat color, approved by my better half, and I think I will put some kind of black fabric on the screenwall and about six feet out on the ceiling, or paint it flat black, but I hear that is a pain to keep clean. I am pleased with the outcome and am going to make some kind of masks for 2.35:1 movies. I should have that done by New Years. Oh well.

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post #103 of 134
Hey everyone,

I put up a 49X115 2.35:1 DW screen a couple weeks ago and finally got around to taking some pictures of it in action. i post more details of the screen construction in the other laminate thread.

I'm using a PT-AX100-U and a HD-A2 HD-DVD player.

Serenity with the lights on



And the lights off



And some more Serenity,











And one from Unforgiven



I'll post some more when I get some time.

Jay.
post #104 of 134
Excellent pictures Jay. Perfect exposures. Great room.
post #105 of 134
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Excellent pictures Jay. Perfect exposures. Great room.

Thanks Clarence I really appreciate that! Could I ask you a quick off topic question? I noticed in the construction thread in you signature that you second row of seats is on a 9" riser. Does that work well for? I don't have very high ceilings in the theater but would like to get some more seating in there and 9" is about the highest I would want to go. Of course I've noticed I don't do much work in there now that I can watch movies

Thanks again!
post #106 of 134
I'm still new to this home theater projector thing and I know my pic-taking abilities aren't the best, but I'd thought I'd share some of my pics with you guys. Feel free to ask any questions or share any tips and advice

Mitsubishi HD1000 on a 87" Wilsonart Fashion Grey laminate screen. All shots taken from 10' away with some cheap digital camera. Note: black levels don't look nearly this great in real-life. Capturing the image on camera then looking at them on a PC monitor makes them look better than they really are.

Also, a question for anyone: now that I've got my projector ceiling-mounted, I'm seeing what's been called the "sparklie" effect when viewing white areas on the screen. This wasn't noticeable when the projector was sitting at seating levels on a shelf (when I took this pics). I'm assuming it's the screen's reflective properties, but it's driving me crazy. Does sitting farther back help (I can't because of room size), is there some sort of topcoat I can paint to eliminate/smooth them out, or anything else? Thanks for any help
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post #107 of 134
Behr Clear Matte Poly located near the faux finishes at Home Depot.

mech
post #108 of 134
Thanks Mech!
post #109 of 134
No problem! Nice screen!

mech
post #110 of 134
whats the color code for the fashion grey screen.

I just ordered a DW screen btw. Should be here by next week. 120", HD80
post #111 of 134
Fashion Grey D381-60
post #112 of 134
I'm not to good at screen shots but I put my camera (Z6 Minolta) on night mode and they turned out pretty nice. The PJ is the Acer PH530, feed is from Charter Moxi box via component, screen is DW 125".



post #113 of 134
Here are some pics of my recently completed HT/Family Room build (there are some more in my gallery here). Mitsubishi HC1500 projecting onto 106" WilsonArt Fashion Gray screen.


Screen wall from afar...

And in the dark...

The obligatory Halo3 screenshot (that's me with the flamethrower )...

And a closer look at the screen...

Someday, I'll try to find some webspace and upload the full-rez versions of these (as opposed to the 1/4-sized ones you see here).
post #114 of 134
tlniec-

that's one awesome looking setup! your wall color looks so much like mine it's uncanny (mine are laura ashley pale gold II)

just out of curiosity, what in-wall speakers did you elect to use and how do they sound in such a large space?
post #115 of 134
Tlniec, looks good. What did you use for screen border and what size is the border?
post #116 of 134
Tlniec, What made you decide to use the fashion grey and not the designer white?
post #117 of 134
Thanks! Wall color is Mautz/Sherwin Williams "Kilim Beige." Speakers are Klipsch R-3650-W for left/center/right, SCR-2 in-ceiling surrounds, KSW-12 subwoofer. I had a firm budget to keep (hardly enough to do 5.1, I thought), and these speakers just squeaked in. I love the way they sound, and haven't had a problem with getting PLENTY of volume (that Klipsch efficiency helps). I have my subwoofer in the corner behind and to the right of the sectional, which is working pretty well -- I'm really surprised how hard it is to localize, when it's so close to the seating (must have it crossed over low enough, I guess).
post #118 of 134
Oh, and I've exchanged PMs with ukap44, but for anyone else interested, I used MDF baseboard ripped to ~3" wide, wrapped in black velvet (Hancock "Madonna Velvet," a.k.a. Youngdo Triple Eagle).
I went with Fashion Gray instead of Designer White because I knew this would be a multipurpose space, and that I wouldn't always be able to have it totally dark. I find that this has worked out well when I have to keep a little bit of light on, or when some daylight bleeds in down the stairwell. But at night, with everything dark, there is LOTS of "pop" to the image... you'd never guess the screen was anything but white when there is an image projected on it.
post #119 of 134
I built my Designer White screen yesterday evening. Stayed up late putting together photos and a commentary of the entire process while I still had some of the issues I ran into fresh in my mind. You can find it here.

My entire theater is outlined in the threads under the Home Theater section of my blog.

When I get the projector in and up and running later this month I'll post results.
post #120 of 134
Thanks for that post - I looked at the pictures - great information!
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