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post #1 of 13 Old 03-29-2019, 11:52 AM - Thread Starter
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H/T upgrade!

I thought I would start a thread on my room upgrade. This is my current room.











I am currently running a 7.1 setup and I am upgrading to a 7.1.4 Atmos setup. I have upgraded my Integra 80.1 to an Integra DRC-R1.1. I have upgraded the Blu Ray player from an OPPO BDP-83 to an Panasonic DP-UB820. I am adding 4 RSL C-34e speakers to the ceiling, for Atmos sound. Last I am upgrading my old JVC RS10 to a JVC RS540 and will be painting the ceiling in my room black. It's going to take me awhile to get all this done but I will try and post pics of the upgrades along the way.
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Fantastic looking theater as is. Looking forward to seeing / hearing about the upgrades!
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Your room is so big it makes the screen look small lol.... which I'm sure it's not.

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The screen is a 135" Stewart Ultimate 4Way. I built this room in 2001, when I built the house, most of the material was still 4X3 back then, hence the Ultimate 4Way. I have done upgrades over the years, such as from a JVS DLA-G11U and Panamorph lens, to my current JVC RS10 but the basic room has remained the same. I sold all my Theta gear years ago, Digital Data III and Theta Casablanca and went with Integra and OPPO. This will be an upgrade to 4K and I am looking forward to both the video and audio quality improvements. The projector will be an amazing improvement but I am not sure how great an improvement the Atmos will be. Just as good as the video, I hope, just have to wait and see.

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I just started this thread and now I have to put it on hold. I just got a call and my BIL's cancer has taken a turn for the worse. We will be leaving in the morning for NC and I don't know when I will be able to get back to working on the H/T.

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Definitely family first. It will be there when you get back. Good thoughts and wishes for him.
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Well I got the family situation taken car of and finally got back to upgrading my room. I have it torn apart running the new HDMI cable, the old one I wasn't sure would pass 4K content, so I ran a new one. No conduit, as the trusses run the wrong way, so it had to be done by hand. The cutouts are for access to everything and of course I will be replacing the sheetrock and I am going to paint the ceiling black this time. Here is a pic of the room as of tonight.


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I thought I would post an update on my situation, for anyone that has wondered what was going on with my upgrade. Nothing has been done in my room for a while now. I had more family problems with my BIL and his cancer. Then came my own medical problems. I had to have cataract surgery on both eyes. The left eye went fine butt I had problems with the right eye. Eventually had to get a Retina specialist and he had to go back in for Retina surgery on my right eye, to correct the problems. Recovery has been a long slow process but I hope to get back to working on my room as soon as possible.

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'ello Earl!


Came on to see your planned Retro-fit.

A Color suggestion....don't go with a Black Ceiling. I suggest instead a very Dark Neutral Grey (see example) done in a high quality paint (that is still reasonably priced) such a PPG Diamond Base 3.




(The above is a Custom color made to be dead-on Neutral (...if you print the image out Home Depot can Scan the tag...)


A Black Ceiling is strictly "functional" and not attractive, and your Theater is more design-oriented, with a cosmetic appeal that a Black Ceiling would seriously impact with the lights up.
Black Paint must be "super saturated" and applied very carefully....spraying is best. And with that light existing Ceiling, it's best to do such a Black Ceiling in stages, first applying a Medium Dark Grey Base in a basic Flat Paint so that coverage by the Black does not have to do it all.

The same applies to the very Dark Neutral Grey.....but the Grey won't look either dismally dull, nor will it be as expensive to do. Black is "Old School" reasoning....a thought held by many mostly because it would seem the obvious choice. But unless it's done correctly using some pretty pricey Paint (...and lots of it....) with a high Acrylic content, it usually shows a patchy, uneven look,....often looks dusty, and way too often...if Rolled on...shows every Roller mark or unevenly applied area that was left by anything less than a perfect job.

When I overview the room, I see a Very Dark Grey Ceiling that extends the same color around the shallow Fur out and down each of the Faux Columns, stopping at the Wainscot Chair rail. The inset areas could remain painted with the mid-tone Neutral Grey,preventing the turning of the room into a Tomb. Dark Grey would highly compliment the Deep Red Draperies, while still allowing the Seating to be a darker focal point.

I am / have always been all about cosmetic appeal, and save the use of Plush Black Velvet, I've never seen Black as being anything but a detriment visually. I've done quite a few Theaters in a Red-Grey motif and they always elicit appreciative comments.
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Thanks for stopping in and making the recommendations Maurice. You sound a lot like my wife about the black ceiling. I have already purchased the paint and will continue with my plans for a black ceiling. I know it will not look quite as niece with the lights up but I think it will make a nice difference when watching movies. The gray on the walls and ceiling now is not nearly as light colored as the pics indicate. It's a darker photo neutral gray, actually an old Duron Steel Gray color, so the black ceiling will not be as dramatic a change as the pics would indicate.

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I thought I would start a thread on my room upgrade. This is my current room.











I am currently running a 7.1 setup and I am upgrading to a 7.1.4 Atmos setup. I have upgraded my Integra 80.1 to an Integra DRC-R1.1. I have upgraded the Blu Ray player from an OPPO BDP-83 to an Panasonic DP-UB820. I am adding 4 RSL C-34e speakers to the ceiling, for Atmos sound. Last I am upgrading my old JVC RS10 to a JVC RS540 and will be painting the ceiling in my room black. It's going to take me awhile to get all this done but I will try and post pics of the upgrades along the way.

Your room looks awesome! Thx for sharing. So wide. Love it
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Thanks for the compliments Liquid$team I have really enjoyed this room over the years and plan to enjoy it even more with all the upgrades.

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Another update, my BIL passed this past week and we just got back early this morning from the funeral. He was a great guy and went way too soon, he was only 65. It is going to take a while to get back to a normal routine around here, my wife has taken it very hard, he was her little brother and the last of her family. I hope to get back to the theater soon and finally get it finished up. I will post more pics, as I make some progress.

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