The cost of commercial panels is not in the raw materials - it is in the making taking time. So unless you host an AVS make my panels party (I would rethink the free beer at such an event if you want a professional looking result....) - getting someone to do it for you will end up costing just as much as to buy-n-ship. Maybe even more considering the bulk discounts on raw materials a maker gets that you will not - and warehouse labor being cheaper than on-site labor.
Not trying to highjack here but I'm trying to find a local mentor to help me organize, plan and build my HT setup.
At present I have a HC 1500, a set of B&W and may be picking up a Integra DTR.
My next step is to build a screen and then do some calibration.
Anyone interested? I thought about doing a BBQ day and having the Mrs. be on the grill while the guys work on the HT.
If anyone is interested let me know
PS - I'm located in Alexandria VA
When I first joined this site years ago, some of us use to meet at DaveNBusters in Silver Spring.. swapping ideas. I only attended one event, but the wealth of knowledge was worth meeting people. I think that thread is still around...
Just had animal control out to remove some dead possum so you hillbillies are SOL. Can you believe they complained I did not move the dead critter from my backyard to the roadside so they did not have to walk to get it? But now you know why they always look like roadkill - its where animal control wants you to leave it!