Originally Posted by Ladeback
You could use a fish tape to pull the new cables through the conduit. They are about $16 for a 100' one or $9 for a 50' one at Harbor Freight. Less chances of a wire snag.
So I rerached out to my contractor and he's coming out tomorrow to take care of some nagging punchlist items. This is on the list. The ceiling panels haven't been holding up like I hoped - the fabric is sagging and now the fiber optic cables are not poking through. He's going to (hopefully) fix that as well. I'm almost positive this is because the MDF panels we installed were warped - I painted them but he didn't install them for 2 weeks. They were warped when they went in and I don't think the fabric was pulled tight enough. This will be a pain to fix because the crown inside the coffers has to be removed - everything else is easy.
Believe it or not, we have been watching movies without the stars pretty much 100% of the time. Probably because it doesn't look right but they are actually distracting. Cool effect for sure but if I never did it I think I'd be just as happy.
Originally Posted by SteveCallas
90 degree bend in 1.5 inch conduit is TIGHT! Mine is 3? and im worried about ever having to change it. Ill be curious to see how yours goes.
It might be 2" but yeah, tight fit! My contractor didn't have any issues so I'm going to let him take care of it.
Originally Posted by Fazzz
I was just down there last week. If I would have only known... Not sure when I'll be back down in Jersey (maybe Easter??), but I can stop by to help the next time I'm down if you still need help at that point. I'm not an "expert" like some on here, but I can definitely help with a few of your issues: pull your cables, although the turn will be tight with wire still in there, run Audyssey to optimize sound, set the aspect ratio on your PJ, set up a Harmony universal remote, and probably a few other things on your list. I'm only 1:45 away from you so if you really get desperate or don't get any local takers let me know and I can make an emergency trip.
Your "handshake" issue sounds a lot like the issue I had with a setting on my Denon AVR (video out setting --> auto/dual, monitor 1, monitor 2). Although I'm going to a PJ and TV from my AVR so it's probably not the same.
What I'd do before trying to run your new cable through conduit is just run it out through the room/door to the projector to test (assuming it reaches). That way you don't run it all the way though the conduit only to find there's another issue causing the problem.
Thanks Fazzz! Next time you are in the area let me know even if you just want to check out the room. Hopefully my schedule will line up!
Originally Posted by bochoss
I'm curious about the construction of those AT masking panels. Any chance you could take a couple pics of the front and back of the panels that shows how they're built? I'd like to DIY something similar, but not really sure of the best design.
The masking panels were bought from Seymour with the screen. They are made of a metal frame. I can snap a few pics - the main thing you want to do is use black velvet/felt for the edge of the picture - the projector doe not illuminate at all so the edge is a very crisp line.