Originally Posted by TMcG
- Sorry man, but not much other than finalizing the box design for the two SI HS24 subwoofers, the renderings, and trying to rationalize a decision to rip out all of the theater framing and the two layers of sheet material on the walls for reasons I'll get into later. Being 'Loganed' is Hell when you not only don't make progress but tear out existing work!
I understand completely. I'm trying to decide right now how I want to replace my 100" wide screen. My throw distance is 12' give or take an inch. The max screen width is 106" (I maxed out the zoom and actually measured). So, I've got a couple of questions for you.
1. Do I go with a 105" wide 16:9 with Seymour masking panels? That's a big possibility and where I'm leaning right now.
2. Do I start over? Not down to the studs mind you but down to the OSB. If you'll remember back last year I didn't do drywall because I didn't soundproof and it was going to be covered in fabric anyways. I didn't figure I needed a second layer in there, and I feel I was right. The reasoning for starting over would be to move the projector back 2 feet. I would have to pull down my fabric ceiling panel anyways, also the crown and possibly, or probably, damage the fabric on the walls in the process. Instead of fabric stapled to furring strips on the walls, I would build panels for the entire room. The result would be, the ability to have a 10 foot wide scope screen. My seating distance is around 11 or 12 feet so it wouldn't be too big I don't think.
Pro's of #1
I could get, basically, a new theater for under $2000. I would just have to rebuild my screen wall panels which kinda suck anyways, and rearrange my equipment rack so that the screen wouldn't cover any vital components like the blu-ray player and the preamp. I watch a lot of 1.78 content. Way more than scope. Lots of sports and not to mention, Game of Thrones is about to start back up soon. 105" may not seem like a big screen on paper but I used test patterns on my projector and it fills the wall up nicely. The main problem I'm having now is not the scope content but the 1.78 content. I think it's only like 88" diagonal or something like that. It kinda sucks.
Conn's of #1
None really that I can think of.
Pro's of #2
A new theater! New colors if I want, even. I would have an opportunity to redo the HVAC by adding 2 more supply vents and a more robust return air system that would be placed right above the projector exhaust. The room can get a little warm in there after several hours of the projector blasting hot air into the room. It's not horrible or anything but putting 4 or 5 people in there for more than one movie or football game, is uncomfortable. Luckily, I do most of my sports watching by myself and the movie watching with the wife so it's nothing major. And of course, the whole purpose of this would be for a 10 foot wide screen instead of 100".
Conn's of #2
Ungodly expensive. New fabric panels everywhere, new HVAC, new big ass screen, the theater would be down for a few months at least, and it's A TON OF WORK. I have chairs bolted to the riser, so I would have to work around them. I may sell the house in a couple of years and there's still a room or 2 that needs some trim work and paint and crap like that before it would be ready to even sell. Maybe I should get the 16:9 screen and get off my arse and focus on those other couple of rooms that need finishing.
I think I answered my own questions after I typed everything out. Thanks for listening. Good talk, man. Good talk.