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post #31 of 792
Peter,

Which control system are you going to use?
post #32 of 792
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No longer using Vista Media Center as a source to the XBox elites (too unstable and Amirm did not respond my PM's). It will be something else TBD.





The touchscreen is craddled in a motorized wall charging station.

post #33 of 792
Sorry for drooling on your thread awesome
post #34 of 792
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No longer using Vista Media Center as a source to the XBox elites (too unstable). It will be something else TBD.

Peter

I am not the least bit surprised..
post #35 of 792
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At least I got something out of the VistaMC multi-room aborted development effort.

The Virtual art gallery was compiled, cleaned up, weeded out most Church art, and color corrected it for best most photorealistic presentation possible in a houseful of Fujitsu plasmavision sets.





Having the slide show with music in the remote zones is a must for whatever server system we end up implementing.
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post #37 of 792
Max, I am impressed!!!@@@

So impressed I decided to Google you.

Look what I found:

http://manchester.flirtbox.co.uk/dating/cineramax.html

Is that your son or an Imposter?
post #38 of 792
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Must be a rabid videophile. Imposter.
post #39 of 792
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Well the powers that wannabee in control of the home theater industry in Miami, are at it again. I have been hacked. I knew this thread was making them uncomfortable when their Loss Prevention VP was caught redhanded by me last week impersonating a realtor and taking pictures inside my Media center/color correcting lab, with her NEXTEL phone camera.

I guess I won't be posting pictures for a while. All I have to say to these unscrupulous power mongers is... ... at least Popeye above doesn't drill through condominium penthouse tensioning wires...
post #40 of 792
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Originally Posted by CINERAMAX View Post

Well the powers that wannabee in control of the home theater industry in Miami, are at it again. I have been hacked. I knew this thread was making them uncomfortable when their Loss Prevention VP was caught redhanded by me last week impersonating a realtor and taking pictures inside my Media center/color correcting lab, with her NEXTEL phone camera.

I guess I won't be posting pictures for a while. All I have to say to these unscrupulous power mongers is... ... at least Popeye above doesn't drill through condominium penthouse tensioning wires...

Come on, Max. That's an excuse. We know that you're taking some time off to troll the dating forums@
post #41 of 792
Oy Vay. Was Jeff Hoover right behind?
post #42 of 792
Peter:

Looks fantastic, 2 questions, what seating position from the front of the screen would you consider to be the best in the house, and what is the depth between the front wall and the screen where you have the speakers?

Thanks
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Originally Posted by CINERAMAX View Post

Well the powers that wannabee in control of the home theater industry in Miami, are at it again. I have been hacked. I knew this thread was making them uncomfortable when their Loss Prevention VP was caught redhanded by me last week impersonating a realtor and taking pictures inside my Media center/color correcting lab, with her NEXTEL phone camera.

I guess I won't be posting pictures for a while. All I have to say to these unscrupulous power mongers is... ... at least Popeye above doesn't drill through condominium penthouse tensioning wires...

Delusions of grandeur + paranoia is always a fun combination for spectating
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Delusions of grandeur + paranoia is always a fun combination for spectating

YEAH IMAGINE WHEN THE TRW 17 KICKS IN THE 7 HZ 130 DBL...
post #45 of 792
Do you have the proper fire exits for such a panic?
post #46 of 792
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Originally Posted by LJG View Post

Peter:

Looks fantastic, 2 questions, what seating position from the front of the screen would you consider to be the best in the house, and what is the depth between the front wall and the screen where you have the speakers?

Thanks

Hi Lon, that is quite comlimentary thanks.

I would say the middle row first last row second. The stage is only 22 deep.
post #47 of 792
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Originally Posted by CINERAMAX View Post

I have been hacked. I knew this thread was making them uncomfortable when their Loss Prevention VP was caught redhanded by me last week impersonating a realtor and taking pictures inside my Media center/color correcting lab, with her NEXTEL phone camera.
...


I keep telling you, don't out the enemy, you sleep with them...
post #48 of 792
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Hey she's very pretty that gal...
post #49 of 792
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Originally Posted by CINERAMAX View Post

Hi Lon, that is quite comlimentary thanks.

I would say the middle row first last row second. The stage is only 22 deep.


I assume 22"?

If you only put one seat in the room where would you put it?
post #50 of 792
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A picture of what the hack looked like (imagine 25 minutes of this scrolling).

A picture of the teak grille fro the rotary sub backvent into the bathroom.
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post #51 of 792
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I assume 22"?

If you only put one seat in the room where would you put it?

EDITED 10/25
Actually it was 27" but we cut the bullnose and lip out to 24" in order to
gain 3" of T.D. (we are moving the PJ Back 6" to gain a total of 9" ) with 28' TD
focus is optimized, removed from the edge of the lens range.

In front of the third row.
post #52 of 792
I must say that it looks very nice.
post #53 of 792
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Hey she's very pretty that gal...

My point exactly!
post #54 of 792
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Because the actual tolerances of the steps' bullnoses vary, some bullnoses had to be pulled out.

This small discrepancy in the step lights siting conditions is the second challenge we encounter with the lights.

The first challenge was the LED strip lights. They only can be cut in so many inches, while they do come in LV and 120v, the 120v options for precut sizes were few and of totally odd cuttable distances (14" or 42" but not the 30" we necessitated.

Someone suggested a Fixture light and I did not object to an angled down frosted glass black 4.5x8.5 design which still goes along to the somewhat Bauhauss/deco theme.

If you do the electrical connection and then screw the fixture to the wood, you will have a problem re-aligning the screwholes (into the side plywood) once the carpet goes in. To cut to the chase this is the way to go:

Cut hole and make sure fixture wil fit in aligned and levelled, then put fixture away.

Install carpet except where the bullnoses have been removed, leave the carpet "tongue" that goes over the bullnose loose pending final step, cutout carpet over fixture holes, do electrical connection, drill side holes on fixtures , secure fixtures, install bulbs, test lights, install covers, reattach bullnoses and secure carpeting over bullnose.

Hardly the 8 manhour job originally guestimated.
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post #55 of 792
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Here are some progress pictures. Also shown is a glimpse of the Palladian architectural style, the theater entrance, and detail of the custom cutout in the crown mouliding for architectuural speakers.



The ceiling paint is Sherwin Williams Cyberspace SW 7076 in a flat latex finish.
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post #56 of 792
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Shot of the theater from Bathroom door, upgraded image of Mech/projection room, and another shot of the Rotary Subwoofer Teak Grille (the same used in Pat Rileys meridian 7.1 octogon room for speaker grilles in 1996).





post #57 of 792
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Well most of it...



post #58 of 792
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Just as I remembered it, the built quality of the rack creams the flimsy and coarse fit and finish of the Middle Atlantic offerings.

As I said before it is time to stop the Middle Atlantic madness.

You can see some of the detail here.

I am actually considering a swap on the front door, when I first saw this rack it had a full plexi door, but the door stuck forward of the rack by 2.5" and had louvers on the sides (visible only from the side of the rack). The door we recived has venting on the side (front fascia).

You can see where the rails are clearly marked for rack space notch numbers, the locking side panels, and the perforated back for ventilation and to keep EMI and RFI out.



We had requested a custom opening on top/rear for wire bundle insertion point. It could not have been more professionally executed.
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post #59 of 792
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And a simulation.



Another point about the fit and finish is the door handle it has a very rugged but comfortable feeling, like it was filled with lead and then skinned with a ruberised leather like compound.
post #60 of 792
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I had not realised the feet came off and that the unit is bolted to the rack from the rear. Hope it looks good finished.

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