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post #151 of 298
If paint bubbled up and peeled, every room and hallway of all of our houses would have to be repainted every six months. We're only shining colored lights on the wall, not hitting it with a 1200 watt hair dryer.

And I've had my painted wall for 3+ years now, and I've never had to reapint it other than when resized my projector screen size or touched up a hand print.

Victor
post #152 of 298
woohoo! subscribing to this thread

YAY!
post #153 of 298
DELETED THE PICS

Subscribed to this thread....
post #154 of 298
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woohoo! subscribing to this thread

YAY!

I think I am as well.

Picking of the LCD video projector in three days and then I can start looking towards getting the room slowly sorted.
post #155 of 298
I am thinking of turning my upstairs Penthouse area into a dedicated space. hmmmmm This thread sure gives me ideas



to this

post #156 of 298
No offense guys, but the purpose of this thread is to act as a pointer to actual builds of small theaters (most of them complete). It'd be great if there wasn't all this chatter...
post #157 of 298
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Originally Posted by Audixium View Post

No offense guys, but the purpose of this thread is to act as a pointer to actual builds of small theaters (most of them complete). It'd be great if there wasn't all this chatter...

thats true...i deleted the pics ...
post #158 of 298
Here is mine everyone...A 110in. 7.2 setup in my 10x10ft room.
A few pictures




My story is in the link "My Making the Most of it Theater" in my signature. This thread is what initially inspired me

Thanks guys and victory eye for making this thread.
post #159 of 298
Well I've finally picked up the LCD video projector and so far even on temporary bed sheet that I attached to some cable truncking fixed in front of the JBL control 5 well almost.



I have to size up the image and start building screen that I can flip up with easy so that I can use the regular CRT screen for viewing.

The LCD video projector is noisy and I have cure for that!

I'm thinking about the knocking a small hole into the wall. Depth is around less than 5 inches so and its mostly plaster wall so it will be rather easy.

I'll look'in to finding a port window of sort that will be within the requirements. It can't be no bigger than a few feet so a simple 12 inch square piece of glass or plastic placed on both sides with access to remove it.

Image seems to be mostly up on the screen unlike the CRT widescreen TV that crops off the sides! So I'm rather pleased.



The only downside is saving up now for the next bulb as this should last about year before changing it.

I'll post a youtube link that I made earlier on.

Oh, it's not going to change my life but I've waited for nearly 10 years to get a video projector so, there it is.

Image is from Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 scope 2.35:1
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post #160 of 298
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Originally Posted by JBLsound4645 View Post

...temporary bed sheet...

Again, I hate to be a downer guys BUT....you are in the Dedicated Theater Construction room. This thread is specifically meant to catalog Dedicated Theaters under construction or completed.
post #161 of 298
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Originally Posted by Audixium View Post

Again, I hate to be a downer guys BUT....you are in the Dedicated Theater Construction room. This thread is specifically meant to catalog Dedicated Theaters under construction or completed.

Temp means if you don’t clearly understand is to size up the image for the room then start contraction.

I might not have enough money as you bunch, but with the necessary tools you’d be surprised what I can accomplish. Don’t under estimate me, I’ve been there done it and I’ve got it all figured out.

Hitachi CP-X430 LCD video projector
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abrwy...e=channel_page

So I’d say my room is pretty small in comparison to most and I have to make the best out of it as possible on the cheap side, because I don’t have money tree, growing in the back garden, so there it is.

Room length 15 feet spot on!
Width 10 feet 6 inches
Height 7 feet 8 inches

Distance to temp screen
138” 11 feet 6 inches

Width of image

Diagonal size
70” 5 feet 10 inches

Horizontal width
57 inches 4 feet 9 inches

Distance from sofa
108” 8 feet 7 inches

Expanding on the image will allow a few more feet.

The first phase of constriction will involve bass platform and vertical barrier wall or baffle THX wall with an absorbent material.

Building won’t start till around July as I have other priorities far important over home cinema/theatre as im sure you’re aware of. This is only hobby at the end of the day.

I plan to spend no more than £200.00 pounds or less for the first part of the project.

Once that’s done I can get the window sorted because the ambient light thou I can think of 4 ways to sort it (temporally) (but I’d sooner go all the way).

The rest of the home cinema room will take many, many moths but this does encourage me now to get it moving along.

The fan is frigging noisy, but no more than the JBL sound system LOL or standing beside a 35mm projector as the film runs though the sprockets which is far nosier than video projector, now then.
post #162 of 298
Jbl, this thread is meant as a link source to various small theaters that are listed throughout the forum. I may not be the OP but I think by my initial posts I am trying to convey the theme of this thread.

You already have a thread devoted to your theater and you can link that to this area anytime.

Victor
post #163 of 298
It seems to me that there is more policing this thread than posting. I have been following this thread for a while now and sometimes there is no activity for weeks at a time. How about we lighten up a little?

If you can get a projector in a small room I want to see it.

It is my hope that this thread would be a place for the innovators who can do much with little can propogate. If it isn't, this forum needs a thread like that. Let me know and I will hang out there.
post #164 of 298
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Originally Posted by victor-eyd View Post

Jbl, this thread is meant as a link source to various small theaters that are listed throughout the forum. I may not be the OP but I think by my initial posts I am trying to convey the theme of this thread.

You already have a thread devoted to your theater and you can link that to this area anytime.

Victor

Oh I see what you mean thousand apologies.

So why doesn't or wouldn't it be better for the site to have different categories for the various sizes?

Small
Medium
Large

Much in the same ways as multiplex cinemas!

Mine and most of the users that have contributed to the thread are in, we, our in the small category listings.

It's what you do with the room size that makes it count.

Size look at me, judge me by my size.
Yoda The Empire Strikes Back 1980
post #165 of 298
Here are more small theater to check out

Brittonyonder's living room theater with 11ft throw
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1144946

bmcent1's AT 12x15 theater
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=966704

dc_pilgrim's 12x14 theater
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1077450

reaven's theater, with 100" and 11.5ft throw
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=838623

hifisponge's theater- sweet equipment rack!
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1139308

grogthegreat's one car garage conversion
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1149832

lotc's 10x10 theater
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1150593

sgolko's basement theater
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1029711

Victor
post #166 of 298
post #167 of 298
its pretty cute theaters
post #168 of 298
another small space theater loaded with ideas:

http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Balan...t_Home_Theater
post #169 of 298
Hello all, I was going to build a large theater room but then decided not because I wanted the basement to look open with room to party. So Im looking to use a space that is 10' x 13'-7". I know I will only be able to get one row of seating. The questions I have is what the larges size screen can I put in this room? Should I put the seating the whole way back against the wall or what suggestions do you all have for me.

TIA,
Charlie
post #170 of 298
Hi Yellowmann,

where is the door to the room? If your using 13 feet for your depth and 10 feet for the width, I would think you could do a 7 foot wide screen or a little bigger (96-100 inch diagonal 16:9)

Ideally for acoustics your seating should not be against the back wall. With such limited though I probably would place them at the back wall. In my old apartment I overcame the acoustic issues by treating my back wall with some absorption. It sounded really good! This space was 12.5 feet wide, but was not closed off on the sides. A 96 inch screen from a seating position 11 feet back was large enough. Here are some pics of my former small space 'theater'



Greg
post #171 of 298
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Originally Posted by Yellowmann View Post

The questions I have is what the larges size screen can I put in this room? Should I put the seating the whole way back against the wall or what suggestions do you all have for me.

TIA,
Charlie

The screen size would also depend on the projector you will use. Have a look here, select your projector and use the sliders to help to determine this. http://www.projectorcentral.com/proj...ulator-pro.cfm

As an example: I have an Optoma HD65 showing to an 86" diagonal screen in my 13'x12' room. The projector is ceiling mounted at a hair over 10'.
We sit about 9' to 9.5' from the screen with room to spare behind for the surrounds that are mounted at 80" off the floor. If we have a few extra people over I pull the sofa ahead about a foot and put chairs behind on a little portable riser I built. As Scopeguy explained; for acoustics do not put your seating right up against the wall. Part of the theater experience is the surround sound.

You can still have it all in a small room or area.
post #172 of 298
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Originally Posted by Bryan withaY View Post

The screen size would also depend on the projector you will use. Have a look here, select your projector and use the sliders to help to determine this. http://www.projectorcentral.com/proj...ulator-pro.cfm

As an example: I have an Optoma HD65 showing to an 86" diagonal screen in my 13'x11' room. The projector is celing mounted at a hair over 10'.
We sit about 9' to 9.5' from the screen with room to spare behind for the surrounds that are mounted at 80" off the floor. If we have a few extra people over I pull the sofa ahead about a foot and put chairs behind on a little portable riser I built. As Scopeguy explained; for acoustics do not put your seating right up against the wall. Part of the theater experience is the surround sound.

You can still have it all in a small room or area.

Thanks for the site Bryan. This is very helpful!!!
post #173 of 298
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Originally Posted by Scopeguy View Post

Hi Yellowmann,

where is the door to the room? If your using 13 feet for your depth and 10 feet for the width, I would think you could do a 7 foot wide screen or a little bigger (96-100 inch diagonal 16:9)

Ideally for acoustics your seating should not be against the back wall. With such limited though I probably would place them at the back wall. In my old apartment I overcame the acoustic issues by treating my back wall with some absorption. It sounded really good! This space was 12.5 feet wide, but was not closed off on the sides. A 96 inch screen from a seating position 11 feet back was large enough. Here are some pics of my former small space 'theater'



Greg

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bryan withaY View Post

The screen size would also depend on the projector you will use. Have a look here, select your projector and use the sliders to help to determine this. http://www.projectorcentral.com/proj...ulator-pro.cfm

As an example: I have an Optoma HD65 showing to an 86" diagonal screen in my 13'x11' room. The projector is celing mounted at a hair over 10'.
We sit about 9' to 9.5' from the screen with room to spare behind for the surrounds that are mounted at 80" off the floor. If we have a few extra people over I pull the sofa ahead about a foot and put chairs behind on a little portable riser I built. As Scopeguy explained; for acoustics do not put your seating right up against the wall. Part of the theater experience is the surround sound.

You can still have it all in a small room or area.

Thanks both for your help... Here is a new thread I setup for more input.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1157446

Charlie
post #174 of 298
Hey lets not forget about the El cheapo theater...not only small but cheap.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1152003

dusty
post #175 of 298
My room is about 11' by 21', but has a "L" on the east wall of about 2 feet. It works very well and looks good to me. I spent about four or five months part-time (weekends and nights) in the construction. The total bill is around $8,000 for everything including equipment and construction materials, etc.

See pictures at:

http://s303.photobucket.com/albums/nn134/kenorme/
post #176 of 298
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Originally Posted by king_arthur View Post

My room is about 11' by 21', but has a "L" on the east wall of about 2 feet. It works very well and looks good to me. I spent about four or five months part-time (weekends and nights) in the construction. The total bill is around $8,000 for everything including equipment and construction materials, etc.

See pictures at:

http://s303.photobucket.com/albums/nn134/kenorme/

loooks great.....do you have any contrcution thread??
post #177 of 298
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Originally Posted by king_arthur View Post

My room is about 11' by 21', but has a "L" on the east wall of about 2 feet. It works very well and looks good to me. I spent about four or five months part-time (weekends and nights) in the construction. The total bill is around $8,000 for everything including equipment and construction materials, etc.

See pictures at:

http://s303.photobucket.com/albums/nn134/kenorme/

Is that 11' at the front, or 11' at the seating area since you have that 2' inset? What's your lighting pattern?
post #178 of 298
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Originally Posted by mapitc0 View Post

Is that 11' at the front, or 11' at the seating area since you have that 2' inset? What's your lighting pattern?

http://s303.photobucket.com/albums/nn134/kenorme/

You should follow the link. It answers what you're asking.
post #179 of 298
The theater is 11' wide in the seating area and 13' wide at the front. Some suggested that the narrow end should be the screen, but I find it works great other than I had to purchase seating that is a little more narrow than some.

I have six can lights and three smaller ones over the screen. In addition, there are two sconces near the front.

In addition, I have DD and GG all the way around. As you might see from some of the construction photos, there is a 2 1/2 foot space behind the false front wall. The walls have 1" linacoustic up to ear height on three walls and the front wall is fully covered with it.

It was a fun project. I completed it about 14 months ago, although it is never complete.

There is a HTPC in the equipment closet, along with the receiver, a PS3 and a few other items.

Sorry, I never did make a construction thread. I was very much intimidated by all the others and so I stay in the background.

Ken
post #180 of 298
Room Dimensions: 11ft x 15ft

Projector: Panasonic PT-AE3000E
Fronts: B&W 685's
Centre: B&W HTM62
Backs: B&W 686's
Cable: QED Silver Anniversary XT
Sub: REL T3
AV Reciever: Denon AVR-1909
BLu-Ray: Denon DVD-1800BD
Games Consoles: PS3 60GB, XBOX Premium 60GB
Media Reciever: Macbook Pro running Plex.


What we started out with.






DIY 104" 2.35:1 screen


Acoustic treatment






















Just need to cover the door in velvet and that will be it done!! Been loving it so far!!

Cheers, Adam.
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