Excellent work with posting the details of your step by step process with this HT build!!!!!!!!!!
1. I think this is one of the biggest screen size I have seen in a basement. Congratulations, you have inspired me to go bigger, even though I thought 130" was as big as I thought I would get, when ever I start my home theater (which will be when I have completely understood every important part of this forum and when I have learned as much as I could from thread starters like yourself which will be years from now considering I as "ebujucated" as a Monkey!!!!).
Your screen size is probably bigger than the screen sizes as the local multiplex where they chopped up one giant theater into about 10 smaller sized LOL!!
2. You made me rethink that red could be a great color to choose for a home theater.
3. My significant other (woman) will unfortunately not be as much of a sport as yours was with the help yours provided. All mine will complain about probably will be that the money should be going into a new kitchen and bathrooms.
Already when I talk about what guys like you do who have "Vision" she rolls her eyes and says the money should go into kitchen!!!
4. You have inspired me to get the same kind of perforated screen technology for use of speakers in the rear behind the screen inside the screen wall.
5. Your postings about the problems you had with your original projector mount is much appreciated because now I understand how important it is with choosing the correct projector mount.
6. While reading all 46 pages of your thread, I must have opened up another 30 "different" MS Word docs, each new one a different "category" because of the level of detail you have provide in each thread thanks to your dedication.
7. I am considered a newbie on this thread considering the only other full threads that I have read from start to finish besides yours was "Chinadogs" and "Cathan", as you can probably tell I am a "neanderthal" in contrast to others.
8. So far based on the teaser of your movie posters, I believe your movie poster setup is going to be a hit!!!
9. I love how when you went to home depot and the guy helping you asked "Are you Tony from the AVS forum?"
10. I'm glad you didn't post the count of home depot trips, I sometime don't care about stuff like that.
11. The deep basement structure that you have makes me feel more how important it is to have a deep basement, even if you have to "underpin" the current basement and dig the current basement deeper, even though I know that you have your home built that way.
12. I like the stain color of your cabintry in the back of the theater.
13. I never knew that some guys build their own custom subwoofer enclosers based on a DTS Danley design. I can see why this would work and was very interested to learn.
14. I can understand why you were getting pissed off about some guys not dropping the "shorts" jokes, makes you think some guys are still in the closet about their homosexul tendancies....
15. I will probably be making my side and rear speakers inside a Speaker Template and covered in GOM like yours, you did a great job in that area as well!!!
16. It looks like you did a great job with the stapling of your Fabric to the Fabric Frames as well....
17. I was very intrigued by your "Speaker Height" configuration post about the front screen wall. I see you did not go with the speaker height idea.
18. Overall, I believe I learned more from your thread than anyones I read so far.
19. When it comes to plumbing, I guess you are educated about that. I would no idea where to start...
20. Also, you did your own electrical??? I definitely have to hire that out
21. I am glad that you figured out a solution for that problem you had with that one riser light. I believe someone on the forum helped you figure out a solution with regards to the "support board" being in the way of the riser light on the inside of the riser????
22. I like how you "stepped" up the acoustical fabric frames that matches the rise in each riser.
23. I love your sconces, I know you had some insecurities about them but they are worth the sale you got them on. You stole thoses things practically with that sale price!!
24. I personally believe you had the best detailed "screen construction" thread with up close detailed photos of each step when you build your theater.
25. I hope you don't mind if I steal your copy right idea of the fabric role holder you made???
26. Those are too strapping young boys that look like great kids!! Kudos to you for immersing them in the process sometimes, they will look back on this because you are teaching them the morals of hard work, DIY, the importance of working as a team, and helped them connect with their Dad.
27. You have helped me understand the true value of a Volume control technology like the Audyssey, and the importance of a REW and how to use them both.
28. You have inspired me to understand how much better it is to build your own Component Rack insted of spending all of the cost of a Metal Component Rack.
29. Thanks for posting about the experiences on the Integra Component!!!
30. Thanks for posting about the importance of "Phase" when aligning a system!!!
31. There was one photo you put up where you were working on the wall fabric and the projector was on and I was not sure if any of your sons were in the room with you, and some "cartoon" CGI move was playing. I was thinking to myself......geez wish I had the $$$ that this guy had to use the projector bulb time when he is not sitting down!!! I'm such a "squeeky" tight wad that I will only be watching complete movies when I will be sitting down in the theater!!! Maybe I'll watch a superbowl or a playoff game on "Bulb time" but definitely not regular sports events or TV shows etc. I just don't have the $$$
(or maybe a few years from now LED High Luminosity projectors will be less thant the 15k price they are now????)
32. I like those "metal support" things are that you connected the "riser" too when building the riser. I don't think I've seen that before.
What are those called? The perpendicular riser beam was "resting" on the metal holder...
33. When the dry wall finishing contractor did not show up that morning, I thought he was skipping town for good, but I never thought he would show up at 5 or 6pm and ask to start working...that's how contractors are, but that guy you had was worth it considering how low his fee was $$$$$$