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post #421 of 1213
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Jamis

that Panasonic projector should be bright enough if you watch in total light control. I am using a Mitsubishi hd1000 its 1700 ANSI lumen's. Its a bit dim now as I am getting close to 2000 hours on this bulb but when I first got it it killed my eyes it was so bright. I am due for a new bulb now.

right now I am using a CAVX lens for my strtch and when the lens is in place it does dim the picture a bit when in use. but other then that I am glad I whet with a CIH setup
post #422 of 1213
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Originally Posted by W00lly View Post

right now I am using a CVAX lens for my strtch and when the lens is in place it does dim the picture a bit when in use. but other then that I am glad I whet with a CIH setup

Well, this is interesting. I thought a lens was supposed to make the image 20% brighter because you're using the brightness of all 16:9 pixels to make a 2.35 image. This brightness advantage is the only reason I'd go with a lens. I guess there is no brightness advantage?
post #423 of 1213
My room will be totally light controlled when finished.

I will probably (at least to start) use the projector to zoom to 2.35:1 instead of getting a lens as 75% of our viewing is currently16:9.

I basically figured out how tall of a screen I could do 16:9 based on my ceiling height and then added on the extra width for 2.35:1 to future proof it. Thankfully it fit well within my room's width limitations.
post #424 of 1213
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erkq

I am sure there is no Brightness loss with a more expensive 4 optic lens but I was at the end of my budget and opted for the less expensive 2 optic lens. I will upgrade in the near future to a Isco or panamorph but for now the CAVX works great
post #425 of 1213
WOOlly,

That would be an interesting video. I'm sure many folks would like to hear how well some of the sound isolation techniques work in actual DIY HTs. Reading someone's impression is helpful, but hearing the difference with your own ears is another level. Thanks for the response. I'm going with the Delta system. Would you suggest using the foam underlayment as well?

Your HT looks great. What do you have left to do to call it "finished for now"?

kjlewie
post #426 of 1213
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kjlewie

I will work on that little video or two

Still a bit of trim work in the Theater but still have all the rest of the basement to do I need to get my AZZ in gear or I'm gunna get LOGNED

I'm not really sure the foam was necessary as once you screwed the sheeting down it tightened it all up pretty nicely. I then walked around and if there was any noise or movement I put additional screws in those spots.
post #427 of 1213
Incredible room and great thread. I finally got high speed so I could read from start to finish.

All I can say is WOW.

Wish I would have read sooner. I may just have closed off the door along side where my screen will be and went with the speakers behind the screen... Oh well. May be that will be build 2.0

I was planning to build the step for my riser exactly as you did but then cleared the isle and did a little step like you started with (I just cut it out this afternoon). Now I am going back down there to stair at is some more (pun intended). Does it seem weird to step up then step back down to get to the front row from the door?

Back in post #80 of your thread you asked but never received an answer to how much overlap for flooring over the riser edge. How much did you end up using?

Something else I am taking away from your thread... someone mentioned to set up the projector and watch a few movies on the wall before ordering your screen. No way I am going to the Godzilla size you are using (though it looks AWESOME) but I think that is a great "test drive" idea. I can't believe I was ever considering an 88" screen.

I was also trying to ignor the "stage" thing as I know it would only slow me down but it looks great in there... dang... I am never going to finish. What does everyone put in the bottom of the stage/riser to keep the sand in place?

Truly fantastic work. Keep it up and keep posting.
post #428 of 1213
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Drew

Thanks for the kind words it was alot of work up to this point but I am truly glad I went with a dedicated projection setup rather then just a big TV

I am glad I changed the step as I just did not like the way it felt being so small and really you are not running in and out during a movie so stepping up and down is not a big deal.

I did a 2" over hang on the stage and riser and rounded over the top and bottom edges.

No one says you really need a stage but they sure look darn cool If you decide to do a stage it does not have to be a real complicated design just enough to keep the kids and others from putting there hands on the screen. I just used a heavy mil plastic sheeting to keep the sand in.

I cant wait to tackle the star ceiling still looking for some different ways to do the panels
post #429 of 1213
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Hey all

This afternoon the wife and I decided to go and try to see the new batman movie at our local IMAX well after getting there we find out the movie was sold out till the last movie which was at 1:40am so needless to say we didn't buy tickets to that showing and decided to see Hellboy instead since we were already there. Let me say how disappointed we were with the picture quality it was CRAP it was like watching standard def TV so we decided after leaving the theater that from now on we will wait for all movies to come out on Bluray and enjoy them in our own Theater in ultra hi-Def
post #430 of 1213
love your theater cant wait till i can build my own
post #431 of 1213
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morpheus

Thanks. I hope to post some updated photo's soon to show where I am at. I'm real close to the finished product
post #432 of 1213
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Hey all

This afternoon the wife and I decided to go and try to see the new batman movie at our local IMAX well after getting there we find out the movie was sold out till the last movie which was at 1:40am so needless to say we didn't buy tickets to that showing and decided to see Hellboy instead since we were already there. Let me say how disappointed we were with the picture quality it was CRAP it was like watching standard def TV so we decided after leaving the theater that from now on we will wait for all movies to come out on Bluray and enjoy them in our own Theater in ultra hi-Def

Let's not forget the people that seem to think they're the only ones in the theater. Cell phones, chatting, etc.. I'll take a home theater over a public one any day
post #433 of 1213
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Originally Posted by mn_hokie View Post

Let's not forget the people that seem to think they're the only ones in the theater. Cell phones, chatting, etc.. I'll take a home theater over a public one any day


I here you the guy behind me kept tapping his feet and shaking the ice in his cup every 2 minutes
post #434 of 1213
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Originally Posted by W00lly View Post

I here you the guy behind me kept tapping his feet and shaking the ice in his cup every 2 minutes

We went and saw a movie a few weeks ago. I've noticed that they now have the little animation telling you not to text during the movie. This didn't seem to even phase half the teens that were there. I honestly can't remember even being half as rude when i was that age.
post #435 of 1213
My wife and I are taking our 3 year olds to the commercial theater for their first time this Wednesday. It will be our first visit since the final Star Wars.

God help us. Despite everything that will be bothering us, I'm sure the kids will love it and beg for more.

Sorry to take you off topic. How's this? Looking good Scott!
post #436 of 1213
beautiful home theater.
almost makes me want one.

congratulations.

that's a lot of work, and it shows you did it with care.
post #437 of 1213
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Thanks Jane123 welcome to AVS

I still smile every time I watch a movie by myself at 1:00 AM when everyone else is sleeping and I have it cranked and they can't hear a thing
post #438 of 1213
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WOOT 1,000 posts
post #439 of 1213
Did you enjoy the Huskers game on Saturday?
post #440 of 1213
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I did was a great game a couple less mistakes at the end and it could have been a different outcome. but that was a warm up to really getting our butts kick by MIZZOU but I hope we win
post #441 of 1213
Looks great! The carpet goes well with fabric and the seats, and the riser step looks like it worked out much better than the design early on (the step into the riser). Where's the photos of the 100% finished product? Some of us closet-AVSers want to see the finished stuff as we start to plan our own theaters...
post #442 of 1213
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I am not finished with it. the last few photo's I posted is about where I am at. I will be finishing everything up in the HT this winter more photo's to come vary soon
post #443 of 1213
WOOlly,

What is the blue stuff that looks like conduit. Is that for low voltage wire? Is that used for running wire later? I will be starting my basement in the hopefully near future and like how you wired things up.
post #444 of 1213
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Mark

Yep its conduit that I insatalled and then ran my wires after I was almost finished with my HT. Most of the big box stores sell it I got mine at lowes

http://www.carlon.com/Product_FlexPlusENT.html
http://www.carlonsales.com/flexplusblueentnmtparts.php
post #445 of 1213
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Hard to believe that another year has gone by and I'm still not done. I need to crack the whip

Logan still has a chance to get done before me
post #446 of 1213
Hey Scott! This may have been covered, but I just reread and didn't see....

It seems you went with material above the chairail height because you have some linacoustic under it. In my case, there will be no linacoustic above chairail. Do you see any reason I couldn't use wallpaper instead of fabric? I'm thinking it will be a little easier/cheaper.
post #447 of 1213
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Tony

I see no reason why you couldn't use wallpaper. It would definitely make things go alot quicker
post #448 of 1213
Heya Woolly, I know Jim and I (and probably Anders and Dan and all the other Omaha guys) are still waiting for the showing, I think last year this time I told you to hold off until the snow melts so we don't mess up your carpet.
post #449 of 1213
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I will start thinking of a date for everyone that wants to stop by and check it out now that football season is almost over
post #450 of 1213
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I guess I should just ask how many of you in the Omaha and surrounding area are interested in a demo ? We could make it a lunch movie kinda of thing
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