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post #211 of 398
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Originally Posted by Art Sonneborn View Post

I agree. Nominal gain screen brand new lamp 6 fL. Normal use two months later 4fL.

Art

Agreed.. 16' wide is a BIG screen to light up!! Has the OP ditched the RS1? I saw it listed in the original thread. A high gain screen isn't going to do much with it either. And witha microperf, you'll need even more lumens.

The good news is CEDIA is almost upon it and the OP will be able to see new projectors that will light up that screen.

I have a 14' wide microperf scope / ISCO set up and I can't wait to replace my Qualia with a brighter, higher CR PJ.
post #212 of 398
Hmm will we see "Lasers" When I build me forth theater I'll need something to light up my 14 foot plus screen.
post #213 of 398
Nice Theater- Any Progress?
post #214 of 398
Not sure why everybody thinks the picture is going to suck because of the 16' screen. I have a ridiculously "budget" DIY PJ and an 11' budget DIY screen and it looks awesome. Either way, his screen shots look amazing (along with all the other pics.) Congrats on your success.
post #215 of 398
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Close-up of the carpet:

calbear,

Who makes the carpet? I'm getting ready to shop, and I like the black/gold theme.
post #216 of 398
Awesome theater!
Thanks for sharing your project and other photos/info of your house. Beautiful!
post #217 of 398
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Originally Posted by Dradius View Post

Not sure why everybody thinks the picture is going to suck because of the 16' screen. I have a ridiculously "budget" DIY PJ and an 11' budget DIY screen and it looks awesome. Either way, his screen shots look amazing (along with all the other pics.) Congrats on your success.

I don't think suck is the word really.It's just this is one of the nicest theaters on the forum and that projector just seems ill fitted to all the other very very high quality going into this wonderful theater.


At least from my end I hope I didn't come across in any way as your post indicated.

Art
post #218 of 398
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Hi victor-eyed and tony,
Thank you for your kind words.

Sorry to all for not keeping this updated. I have been very busy trying to startup a company, and have not had much free time.

Luckily, we passed final inspection from the city for our permit, so we can proceed with installing the seats next week. I picked up the Linacoustic locally a few weeks ago, and are ready to cut and fit them behind the panels.
The faucet and sink were installed into our bar, and I am trying to get ready the racks for the equipment. I have yet to purchase a receiver or separates, so until I do, I am just messing with my old equipment.
post #219 of 398
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Hi MississippiMan, Don, and chirpie,
I think we should be able to settle the quality of the image and the brightness soon. The Bay Area guys are holding a meet next month, but I would like to have one here as well, so I will ask the guys if any of them have any testing materials. That way we can find out the foot-lamberts of the screen. In addition, one of my friends works for Runco, so I'll find out from him if he may be able to evaluate the gain of it. He was able to view it a few weeks ago. He said that compared to the projectors that Runco has, it is dimmer, but he can see the majority of people finding the brightness acceptable. As I said before, sometimes ignorance is bliss, and for many of the enthusiasts who are exposed to the best, they may find my system to be lacking. However, I am satisfied for now, and if I do eventually find it to no longer suitable, I will definitely upgrade.
Until we have the meet, perhaps we should hold off on the speculation until we get additional feedback from other enthusiasts.
post #220 of 398
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Originally Posted by pmeyer View Post

calbear,

Who makes the carpet? I'm getting ready to shop, and I like the black/gold theme.

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Originally Posted by barhoram View Post

Could you post the manufacturer and pattern (or a link) of the carpet you used? Thanks!!!

Hi pmeyer and barhoram,
Sorry for not getting back to you sooner.
It is a Stanton Carpet, from Royal Dutch Carpets. It is called Dominique, and it is found in the Earnest Collection, color 20933 Black Almond.
Here is the direct link to it: http://www.stantoncarpet.com/Product...D=89&SKUID=429

They offer some additional nice patterns as well so make sure to check out that manufacturer's website.

Good luck.
post #221 of 398
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Hi the bland,
The screen is not perforated. You can see the details of it in the other thread that I referenced on the first page. My contractor, Juan Carlos, built the screen with the advice and help of MississippiMan.

Hi Art and Dradius,
Thanks for your discussion. I welcome the comments that you all make. I think one of the enthusiasts was correct in saying that we should pust the limits of what we think can be achieved. I didn't intend to be a maverick when deciding on this DIY screen or the paint formula or the brightness (or lack thereof) of the RS1. This thread turned out to be a good place in which to discuss it, and I think it ultimately will be beneficial for others.
Although it feels like this was a "no expense spared" project, it is really DIY. Juan Carlos did all the woodwork and much of the intense labor and skill to put it together, but I did as much work as I could as well into it. The time frame and additional work we put into it far exceeded our initial budget for the theater and the other rooms, so some financial compromises had to be made. However, I can see that with the plethora of offerings from various manufacturers for projectors in the near future, I will not need to sacrifice with some compromises when it comes to lighting and image quality. I will cross that bridge when I come to it (possibly when the bulb will need to be replaced).

Unfortunately, the theater lingered on for a long time because of the pregnancy and birth of our daughter, and the health concerns of having hazardous conditions during that period. I feel we are back on track, and that we should be thoroughly enjoying it within a month.

I will make sure to post some more pics in the near future.
post #222 of 398
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Originally Posted by Mfusick View Post

Nice Theater- Any Progress?

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Originally Posted by Marlin21 View Post

Awesome theater!
Thanks for sharing your project and other photos/info of your house. Beautiful!

Welcome Mfusick and Marlin21.
Thank you for your kind comments.

There has been some good progress since the last set of photos. I will update soon. Again, sorry for not keeping this as current as I should.
post #223 of 398
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Hello All,
Sorry for not updating this sooner.
Here are some new pictures of the theater. It is almost done.
We still need to upholster and install the seats. The projector and speakers need to be put in place. I need to get new chair molding which will be placed about halfway up on the walls to cover the interface between panels.


Here is a picture of one of the panels with the Linacoustic RC installed behind it:


100'x48" roll of Linacoustic. If any local guys want to buy the remaining amount, please let me know:


Popcorn maker in the lobby next to some temporary seating:


Looking into the gameroom from the lobby:
post #224 of 398
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Pic of theater taken from the lobby. Note that the panels for the subwoofers have been taken out on either side of the stage:



The starfield ceiling with a little bit of the rear soffit showing. There is still some blue painter's tape, as I need to put a few more coats of gold paint around the column molding:



Two sets of dropped crown molding with rope lighting and the starfield lit up. It's a little blurry, as I could not hold it steady enough during the longer exposure:

post #225 of 398
Thread Starter 
The rear of the theater, as taken from the stage:



Rear left corner of the theater:



Rear right corner of the theater. The door leads into the A/V room. You can almost make out the GrafikEye near the double doors:

post #226 of 398
Thread Starter 
Left side:



Even though this is really blurry, I really like the effects of this image:



I will update this thread with some new pictures of the gameroom as well. I am about to order the pool table, and am looking for two arcade machines and two pinball machines.
post #227 of 398
wow...
wow.......
wow.........
post #228 of 398
Have you been playing xbox on your pj and not have your theater done yet?!

As Carl Lewis would say "Oh, oh!" LOL

Seriously, sweet work man. Sorry we didn't catch you at the ht meet last weekend

Victor
post #229 of 398
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Hi AccessHA and Victor,

Three wow's is quite the compliment. Thank you for visiting my thread.

Thanks for your words Victor. I really wanted to attend, but I had to watch our baby. I asked my wife if I could bring her to the event, and she chewed me out for even entertaining such a thought.

I really mean it when I say I want to host an event here. I hope to do so very soon. How many people attended the meeting Sat? This way I can gauge how many to expect here and prep my wife so she doesn't feel overwhelmed.

I have been playing XBox360 in the theater! How did you know? I can't tell you how crazy it is to play Forza 2 and Gears of War here. I also played the demo of Bourne on the PS3, and that was great as well. I need to get MSG4 soon so that I can really use up my bulb life.

I'm looking forward to making everyone's acquaintance.

Take care.
post #230 of 398
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Originally Posted by calbear View Post

I need to get MSG4 soon so that I can really use up my bulb life.

If anything can kill bulb life, its MGS4
post #231 of 398
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Originally Posted by victor-eyd View Post

If anything can kill bulb life, its MGS4

It's MGS4, isn't it? Why did I type MSG4? Monosodium Glutamate instead of MetalGearSolid... LOL.

I am hesitant to purchase it, as I can see endless hours of time wasted playing it. Talk about loss of productivity if I own that game.
post #232 of 398
DON'T buy games till your done. I did and progress has virtually stopped. I read all the warnings and said "i won't do that, i just want to get the positioning right".

sheesh.
post #233 of 398
Hey Calbear, is that a JVC RS2/HD100 projector? If so, what is the size of your screen and how is the overall brightness seeing it has low lumens?

I will be personally mounting my HD100 between 16-18 feet away from the 1.13 grain AT screen on a 11'-12' wide cinemascope screen (Max screen size will be about 12'x5' and can also end up being as little as 10'x4') depending on final measurements, testing, and adjustments. I just got done with Drywall and painting the ceiling black on Monday. The electrician should be back mid-next week to turn the lights on, thats when I will power up the projector and start playing around with possible screen sizes. So I wanted to get your feedback since we appear to have the same projector, and it seems like you have a much bigger screen.

BTW, your HT looks amazing!!!! I think the room is bigger than my entire first floor, lol! Cant wait to see the final product soon.
post #234 of 398
Calbear,

Just finished a 122" diagonal 2.40:1 (BF Lite -not S-I-L-V-E-R) Theater with Panamorph Lens/Motorized Sled. JVC RS-100 PJ. Also w/15' x 17' FO Star Field. Tray Rope Lighting High & wrapped around Platform down Low. Top-o-de-line Denon A/V Pre-Amp.($7K) Carver TGA2400 Amp (700 wpc x 7) Tactiles in Platform w/700 wpc Behringer Amp. Twin Outlaw 300 watt LFE-Plus Subs - 44 Audio Transducer Drivers total. 8 center - 8 ea.for R & L Mains - 4 for R & L Rears -4 for R & L Center Rears. (...certainly NOT chur THX-Ultras, but "Kickin' nonetheless!)
All the above shoehorned into a 18' x 16' area.

Ya know, I'm barely able to wait for a few Members to get to see your Theater. (myself included) Your Decor is so over the Top, it's the epitome of what a Themed Theater could/should be.....and then some. And that Star Field Ceiling seems to Blaze forth like you cannot believe!

But the 16' S-I-L-V-E-R Screen......? Now that should/will elect a few gasps, if not for anything else but because a few here have STEADFASTLY discounted it's viability for use with the RS-1. Seeing is believing though, and at 16' wide there will be plenty to see.

BTW, did you ever get your Anamorphic Lens and Sled? Or are you hopelessly hooked on that Gawd-awfull big 16' x 9' er?
post #235 of 398
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Great advice Factor V. I will refrain from buying any more games until I am done.

Hi damnsam77,
The projector is a RS1. The details of everything is on the first post in this thread.
I think the brightness is fine for me and everyone who has viewed it thus far, except for my friend who works for Runco. He is used to seeing images from their light cannons, so he has experience and his professional standards. However, he did say it that it was definitely more than acceptable.
I wish you the best of luck with your build. It sounds like a great project!
post #236 of 398
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Originally Posted by MississippiMan View Post

Calbear,

Just finished a 122" diagonal 2.40:1 (BF Lite -not S-I-L-V-E-R) Theater with Panamorph Lens/Motorized Sled. JVC RS-100 PJ. Also w/15' x 17' FO Star Field. Tray Rope Lighting High & wrapped around Platform down Low. Top-o-de-line Denon A/V Pre-Amp.($7K) Carver TGA2400 Amp (700 wpc x 7) Tactiles in Platform w/700 wpc Behringer Amp. Twin Outlaw 300 watt LFE-Plus Subs - 44 Audio Transducer Drivers total. 8 center - 8 ea.for R & L Mains - 4 for R & L Rears -4 for R & L Center Rears. (...certainly NOT chur THX-Ultras, but "Kickin' nonetheless!)
All the above shoehorned into a 18' x 16' area.

Ya know, I'm barely able to wait for a few Members to get to see your Theater. (myself included) Your Decor is so over the Top, it's the epitome of what a Themed Theater could/should be.....and then some. And that Star Field Ceiling seems to Blaze forth like you cannot believe!

But the 16' S-I-L-V-E-R Screen......? Now that should/will elect a few gasps, if not for anything else but because a few here have STEADFASTLY discounted it's viability for use with the RS-1. Seeing is believing though, and at 16' wide there will be plenty to see.

BTW, did you ever get your Anamorphic Lens and Sled? Or are you hopelessly hooked on that Gawd-awfull big 16' x 9' er?

Hi MMan,
Sounds like a great theater! I hope you have taken photos so we can be inspired by it.
I never went with the anamorphic lens and sled. I may eventually come back to it.

Take care.
post #237 of 398
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Originally Posted by damnsam77 View Post

I will be personally mounting my HD100 between 16-18 feet away from the 1.13 grain AT screen on a 11'-12' wide cinemascope screen

I'll be very interested to hear what you think of the brightness on your setup. i'm using a 10' wide 16:9 SMX screen and daylight scenes can be nice and bright, but indoor can look a little dim. I think I'm at the edge of acceptability at around 750 hours.
post #238 of 398
Wow Calbear,

Your theater is coming out great. It's been a while since I looked at your build everything is coming out amazing. I can't wait to see the final product.

I'm in Stockton, can I come to one of your bay area meets?
post #239 of 398
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Originally Posted by rholdenphoto View Post

Wow Calbear,

Your theater is coming out great. It's been a while since I looked at your build everything is coming out amazing. I can't wait to see the final product.

I'm in Stockton, can I come to one of your bay area meets?

Hi rholdenphoto,
By all means, please come from Stockton to the meet. I think it's only 40 mins from Stockton to my home. I look forward to meeting you.

Take care.
post #240 of 398
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Originally Posted by erkq View Post

I'll be very interested to hear what you think of the brightness on your setup. i'm using a 10' wide 16:9 SMX screen and daylight scenes can be nice and bright, but indoor can look a little dim. I think I'm at the edge of acceptability at around 750 hours.

thats quite a screen size for a 1.78:1, I dont think mine will be that big in 1.78:1, it will barely reach 11 maybe 12 feet in width in a 2.37:1 CIH set up.

Erk and Cal,
How far away are you mounting your projectors from the screen?
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