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post #1201 of 1625
Coming right along and looking very nice. Love the wood and color scheme.
post #1202 of 1625
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Thread posted for reference. Remote control of equipment. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...5#post19010485
post #1203 of 1625
The screen looks awesome! Don't be ashamed of the HD-DVD player, I have two (A20 and A2) and still think HD-DVD should have won, but I digress. It really is coming together nicely. LOVE the temp pj stand, when in a pinch you could use it as a saw horse too! I love tools that multitask!

Congrats again on the screen.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #1204 of 1625
Looks great. Very close now.... I smell movie time right around the corner.
post #1205 of 1625
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Yeppers! I can see that happening really soon!
post #1206 of 1625
Awesome

CJ
I made my panels that went around my SMX out of 1/2 ply doubled up to make it 1" and then coverd it with Fidelio and used a few velcro strips to hold them in place. The reason I used the plywood as its not going to warp over time once glued and stapled together. The SMX screen will really pop when the whole front is Fidelio.

I love the zoom feature of the 4000 but do plan on getting a Lens for stretching as zooming does degrade the sharpness and brightness a little. It took me a few hours of tweaking the mount and lens adjustments to get the picture lined up when switching with the zoom feature from 16:9 to 2.35 so don't give up
post #1207 of 1625
Thread Starter 
Is the fidelio AT? Does it need to be for the sides? The area under The screen is the largest area, so i'm concerned if i t is not AT.
post #1208 of 1625
It is not AT
post #1209 of 1625
You're killing me, man.

But in the meantime, one; rocks, no salt. And hold the margarita mix.
post #1210 of 1625
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Originally Posted by carboranadum View Post

Yeppers! I can see that happening really soon!

Not too soon I hope as I'm on vacation for next 2 weeks

Looking real nice!
post #1211 of 1625
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by adammb View Post

It is not AT

Is that a problem for the area under the screen? I was planning floor standing speakers and at least two subs.
post #1212 of 1625
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Originally Posted by carboranadum View Post

Is that a problem for the area under the screen? I was planning floor standing speakers and at least two subs.

Yes.
post #1213 of 1625
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cathan View Post

Yes.

That's what I thought too. OK....black GOM anchorage it is!
post #1214 of 1625
CJ the black velvet on the SMX Propanels which are supposed to be AT is identical to the Micro Velvet I bought at Hancock fabrics in Leesburg. It is what I used for the panels around the screen and The subs do just fine behind it.
post #1215 of 1625
I have floor standing speakers behind my screen also but I built a small stand for them so the speakers all shoot through the screen and my sub is down firing.

post #1216 of 1625
Wow, really looks nice... I need to get cracking so I can get to the screen part.

Was it really that bright in the room when you were assembling the screen that you needed the visor?
post #1217 of 1625
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Originally Posted by W00lly View Post

I have floor standing speakers behind my screen also but I built a small stand for them so the speakers all shoot through the screen and my sub is down firing.


>angels sing<<br />
Digging it sir!
post #1218 of 1625
Looking really good with the screen up!
post #1219 of 1625
If you dont have any speakers firing through the velvet you should have no issues at all. LFE will go right through it. Of course if you want your false wall completely transparent as possible then go GOM but for what you are saying you should be good.
post #1220 of 1625
Thread Starter 
I spent quite a bit of time last night and this morning planning out how and where to mount the projector. I was concerned about getting it close enough for maximum light output but back far enough so that it was outside of the walk area between the rows of seating. I also was concerned about the height of the projector. After reading the manual a few times and after drawing the plans out, I was able to locate the proper location and height.

When I hung the drywall, I used a 5/8" piece of plywood for the first layer in the center of the area behind the soffit. This would be used for mounting the projector. I drilled a 4" hole in the ceiling and pulled the cabling down. I also installed an electrical box for the Powerbridge behind the soffit.

Here are a few photos:







I still need to touch up the ceiling, bolts, and paint the Powerbridge box, but I got the unit up and leveled.

I set it up roughly and decided it was time to install some temporary speakers in the room. I have a set of Polk SM 2600 bookshelves in that I used for the surrounds, and a set of Advent Heritage speakers for the L/R. The Polk Center was installed too. I did not hook up the 12" Polk sub because I didn't have a RG6 to RCA adapter. These will be in place temporarily until I procure some new speakers.



In addition, I installed my Yamaha receiver and Samsung Blu-Ray player in the equipment room. It was all too much...so we watched a movie. We popped a batch of popcorn, then pulled up some temporary chairs in the room. The Premiere was Gladiator! The movie was GREAT on the large screen! I need to get everything dialed in, but it was really, really good!

Screen shots:

Initial video (James Brown - Live) with the lights on:


GLADIATOR!






I also found out that Roman received the buttkickers on Friday and wil install and ship the chairs on Monday. They should be here on Wedensday or Thursday.

Tomorrow, I need to paint the door jambs and hang the doors, as well as build the panels for around the screen. It was a really good night!
post #1221 of 1625
I bet your happy! I'd stick with those chairs ya got!
post #1222 of 1625
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Originally Posted by lawdog2k View Post

I bet your happy! I'd stick with those chairs ya got!

Too funny! I was going to comment on the temp seating as well. At least you would of thunk CJ would have a matching pair! If he canceled his order with Roman he certainly would have some extra money for some sweet speakers!

Looking good man! You are definitely seeing the light at the end of the tunnel (and it's not a train!) so hats off man, you have made some serious progress lately. Bout time you enjoyed the "fruits of your labor" and all. BTW excellent choice of movies for a premier. Now you need to sprint to the finish line and git r done!

Regards,

RTROSE
post #1223 of 1625
Looking sweet!
post #1224 of 1625
Oh no! He hung the projector. You all know what that means...
post #1225 of 1625
That and the chairs are in the mail. Once they hit the room it's over.
post #1226 of 1625
Thread Starter 
Good thing that I only have 5 or 6 items left.

Today, I organized and cleaned up. I installed the flush bolts to hold the stationary door closed, and installed the doors and sweeps. I painted around the hinges and the first jamb. Figured out that the jambs could be white because it would look funny if they were black (they are really only visible from outside the room). I also put all of the tools away and started hauling stuff to the garage (to clean up the basement). Worked on logging things on the punch list so I can keep track of them.

Installed my Polk sub, but had to get an F-type to RCA connector at radio shack. Spent an hour trying to figure out why I had no
"boom" from the sub. Figured out that I needed to run Yamaha's YaPO program to increase the level of the sub and calibrate everything and was good to go.

We watched Avatar this evening. Beautiful movie, but the story was old... The sub makes a huge difference, but I need more bass in the room. A single 12" driver is good, but does not have the punch that I would like. I did hear a few rattles in the room that I'll need to find with a sweep at some point. Also need to figure out the remote control thing. It is getting hard to keep getting up and pointing the remote out the door to change things.

CJ
post #1227 of 1625
at least the constant getting up and down is good exercise...
post #1228 of 1625
Ahhh...programming the remote...just ask Big how long that can take.
post #1229 of 1625
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Originally Posted by tlogan6797 View Post

Ahhh...programming the remote...just ask Big how long that can take.

He's ahead of me. I don't even HAVE the remote yet!
post #1230 of 1625
Quote:
Originally Posted by carboranadum View Post

Good thing that I only have 5 or 6 items left.

Today, I organized and cleaned up. I installed the flush bolts to hold the stationary door closed, and installed the doors and sweeps.



Would you be able to post any pictures of your doors and sweeps? I'm at the stage where I have my door hung and I bought a threshold seal, but I'm not entirely sure I like the style. It's an under-door seal, but it's pretty cheap and I wouldn't mind choosing a different type that would be maybe easier to mount or a better performer. But I definitely didn't want to go the fully-mortised $70 drop-down seal route, either. I was hoping to find something in between. What did you end up using?
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