Originally Posted by DougUSMC
Shorter, shorter version:
You install Plex on the NAS, and it's a Plex server.
You install Plex on the Shield, and it's a Plex server.
You point the Plex server on the Shield to the Plex server on the NAS as a source, then use the (pretty kicka$$) shield remote to control it through the Shield.
IMO this is the optimal route, because it lets each piece of hardware do what it's best at:
NAS: Storage, performance, backup and recovery. You can set up your directories, playlists, etc however you want and it'll show up that way in the UI
Shield: Just a smart-ish streaming system, with a great remote and pretty good UI. For us it has also quickly become the primary interface for all online content, other than cable. Which I hear is also possible...
Doug, you did a better way of explaining it than I did. Did you end up grabbing one for upstairs as well? Or you using some slick video distribution system? I had an opportunity to extend video into the rest of the house the night before drywalling the gym. But as I stood there, covered in the dusty, itchy casualties from R-30 insulation ceiling joist installation, staring at the conduit running up through into the rest of the house, i just couldn’t do anymore.
But now, I wonder if I should have just taken off the next day and done it. Time will tell, I suppose. But until then, I’ll just keep buying shields! Lol.
Originally Posted by howiee
Hi mate. I just worked through this thread - well, some of it. It's massive
- and have a few questions if you get a moment. Amazing build btw! It looks the nuts and if I can make something half as cool i'll be happy. I particularly like how the screen wall is basically all screen!
Have you seen any weave at all with your XD screen? I'm thinking of the same material at the same distance (you're at 13.5' viewing distance, right?), possibly a touch closer, and can't get a demo in the UK. We also don't have a room (house hasn't been built yet) to try any samples.
How's the JVC doing at powering it? I'd written off anything larger than 150" based off various calculators, but your pictures look plenty bright.
Did you bother with any masking? I like the look of the magnetic masks, but not sure the hassle is worth it.
Cheers for putting all the plans and details up btw - it's real handy seeing how someone else has worked through putting a room together.
Greetings, and thanks for checking out the thread. It really is massive—sometimes, I pick a random page and go to it for a flashback on where I was in life at that time. Lol. With the XD screen, I don’t see the weave when reclined—if I’m sitting straight up, I can only see the weave if two conditions are met: 1) if the screen is all white (rare) and 2) if I’m looking for the weave. If those two conditions aren’t met simultaneously, then I see zero weave whatsoever! I absolutely LOVE the large screen—the JVC does a great job powering it in my opinion. I keep it on low lamp for black level preservation, and I’m very happy with the picture quality. I won’t call it an HDR champion at my screen size, but it does a pretty great job with HDR highlights and the light output is quite satisfying as well. I had a G2G last fall, and the bulb performed quite well in low lamp mode with 1375 hours on it. I’d say that’s pretty good! Towards the end of the G2G (after most attendees had left), we got crazy in the time I scheduled as the “Afterparty” in the schedule.....we went off the deep end with HDR testing with the different modes, and I think we eventually turned the high lamp mode on. It was a lot of fun! The newer crop of JVCs are even brighter, so you can’t go wrong with a JVC Projector!
Going with my size screen was a big risk—all the calculators said NO NO NO. But I had a vision, and I stuck to it, and I had faith that the looming, eventual (at the time it was unfulfilled) introduction of 4k discs would change the game. The first wave of releases were disappointing, but the recent releases are just amazing in PQ and make the dream of a true cinema experience a reality for me!
Ha! It’s funny you ask about masking—I have magnetic masking panels for a 2:35 aspect ratio on the screen, but dude—the are still in the same bubble wrap they were shipped in! I can’t bring myself to go 2:35 when I have the Lumagen Radiance Pro to expand the image to fill the 16:9 screen. There are those who are against it, but the opposite happens all the time in movies made for commercial cinemas. There was a huge uproar recently over Avengers Infinity War because the entire movie was shot in 16:9, and was cropped to 2:35 for home release and 2:35-limited commercial cinemas.
I’m glad you found the plans and details helpful! i posted stuff that I wish was available when I was first starting my research for building the room. I use the room nearly every day. The hilarity of seeing my 2 yr old dance to Baby Shark with a massive smile because the sharks are twice her size is really, really heart warming. These theaters aren’t just for us—they bring joy to our families as well. My wife LOVES the theater.....yours will too!!!
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