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@jedi1982 - Question for you...
I am currently in a quandary on my build, and I thought to take a look at what you did. Are you pleased with how the projector is mounted? I noticed you have your projector up on a couple of 2x4's blocking. Can you explain what you have going on here? Is it just to give more height?, but for what purpose? Would you have reconsidered having your mount location above your soffit?

I have my projector box mounting location currently located below the soffit as well, and I am not sure if I like it or not.

Can you please explain your mount, and what your end game is for that? Thanks for your insight...

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@jedi1982 - Question for you...
I am currently in a quandary on my build, and I thought to take a look at what you did. Are you pleased with how the projector is mounted? I noticed you have your projector up on a couple of 2x4's blocking. Can you explain what you have going on here? Is it just to give more height?, but for what purpose? Would you have reconsidered having your mount location above your soffit?

I have my projector box mounting location currently located below the soffit as well, and I am not sure if I like it or not.

Can you please explain your mount, and what your end game is for that? Thanks for your insight...
Hey! Great questions. I'm very pleased with the way the box turned out. It will soon be covered with black plexiglass which will have a hole for the lens. I do have my projector sitting on a black shelf which is sitting on 2x4's for height. 2 purposes served here...1. Have the projector at the correct height in relation with the screen and 2. More air circulation all around. The box is rather large for proper airflow as have a 5" 120mm fan in upper left of the box which is connected to flex tubing which is connected to the return. That means no hot air in the room and proper cooling inside the box

Im glad I did it this way but you could achieve the same result by having your projector in the soffit. The main reason for the location of my box is in relation to the room itself and screen height. Just have to figure out what's going to be best with your room. Hope that helps and let me know if I didn't really answer lol

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Nice picture, Maybe I should create a HTPC Windows Media Center theme.... Even though WMC has been killed by Microsoft, it still works perfect and is a nice front end for a theater as it's got TV, Movies, Music, and even streaming sources can be added...


To the OP, Love the theater design...it's coming out awesome !
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Nice picture, Maybe I should create a HTPC Windows Media Center theme.... Even though WMC has been killed by Microsoft, it still works perfect and is a nice front end for a theater as it's got TV, Movies, Music, and even streaming sources can be added...


To the OP, Love the theater design...it's coming out awesome !
Yeah I used to use "My Movies" with WMC now I use JRiver (theater mode) and its fully skinable.

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I still haven't convinced the wife to change our HT design, I though it was going to be easy, alas, I was wrong...
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Nice picture, Maybe I should create a HTPC Windows Media Center theme.... Even though WMC has been killed by Microsoft, it still works perfect and is a nice front end for a theater as it's got TV, Movies, Music, and even streaming sources can be added...


To the OP, Love the theater design...it's coming out awesome !
Yeah I used to use "My Movies" with WMC now I use JRiver (theater mode) and its fully skinable.

@jedi1982

I still haven't convinced the wife to change our HT design, I though it was going to be easy, alas, I was wrong...
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Yeah I used to use "My Movies" with WMC now I use JRiver (theater mode) and its fully skinable.

@jedi1982

I still haven't convinced the wife to change our HT design, I though it was going to be easy, alas, I was wrong...
Don't give up! Because after all, you know...

"Do or do not. There is no try." heh
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Very, very, very nice theater. Love the theme. I am also a big fan of Triad speakers and I use them as well.

Great job!!
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Ok final touches are now complete! Got the projector box cover back from having the lens hole cut set in place. Also, constructed the final middle removable panel below the screen which will allow access to my Oppo and PS4 Pro.

I used velcro as the "adhesive" for the plexiglass projector box cover and also installed some LinacousticRC on it as well (sans in the picture).



And a pic of it in place...



Here's a snap of the removable panel. Was pretty easy to make!



And here it is in place...



I like how it sticks out a little bit to create more of a 3D look. Tomorrow, I'll post some pics of the final *finally!!* theater
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I now present to you the fully armed and operational battlesta...er...Force Theater!!!







Now the question...are you more on the light side?



Or the dark side?



Or is there conflict in you??!!

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Wow!! Really nice!!
Thank you! And love the verse by the way
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Thanks. Way too many have "forgotten" what this season is all about -- including those who actually know !!!!
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Just in time for The Last Jedi I actually tweeted to Rian Johnson and a few of the cast members last night with some of these pics saying how cool it would be to watch the movies with them! Would be incredible if they responded!!
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Just in time for The Last Jedi I actually tweeted to Rian Johnson and a few of the cast members last night with some of these pics saying how cool it would be to watch the movies with them! Would be incredible if they responded!!
I was thinking the same thing. You wouldn't have timed it better.

Congratulations! Job well done!
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Wow, that is one of the best looking home theaters I've ever seen. Kudos.
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I was thinking the same thing. You wouldn't have timed it better.

Congratulations! Job well done!
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I showed my 4 year old pics of your theater and he loved it! He's already familiar with home theater stuff and said he thinks your lights are awesome. Lol
Great stuff! Love it
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I showed my 4 year old pics of your theater and he loved it! He's already familiar with home theater stuff and said he thinks your lights are awesome. Lol
Great stuff! Love it
LOVE hearing that. Your 4 year old has good taste as I say the same thing lol j/k
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Wow, what an amazing build! Congratulations.

I had a couple of questions about your HVAC setup, if you don't mind. I know you've only been in the completed space for a short while, but are you happy with climate control and any noise from your HVAC? If I followed the pictures and explanation correctly, it looks like your theater is not on a separate HVAC zone and that your supply/return are fed by acoustical flex duct connected to lined backer boxes in your soffits (i.e., no special muffler etc.)?

I am thinking of doing something similar and wondered whether you're happy with the end result.

Thanks in advance!
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Wow, what an amazing build! Congratulations.

I had a couple of questions about your HVAC setup, if you don't mind. I know you've only been in the completed space for a short while, but are you happy with climate control and any noise from your HVAC? If I followed the pictures and explanation correctly, it looks like your theater is not on a separate HVAC zone and that your supply/return are fed by acoustical flex duct connected to lined backer boxes in your soffits (i.e., no special muffler etc.)?

I am thinking of doing something similar and wondered whether you're happy with the end result.

Thanks in advance!
Thank you sir! You are correct in that I don't have a separate zone for my theater nor do I have any special muffler. The setup I have is 2 supplies and 1 return (double layer MDF boxes lined with LinacousticRC) which is connected to the rest of the basement. When I have the projector on, I have the fan automatically turn on. That doesn't necessarily mean that the air/heat will turn on, just means the fan will help circulate throughout the basement. I've been very pleased with the result as the HVAC noise is very quiet and room will stay whatever temp I want it. By having the projector box fan connected to the return via flex tubing also really helps keep the heat out of the room.
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Excellent -- thank you very much.
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Thank you sir! You are correct in that I don't have a separate zone for my theater nor do I have any special muffler. The setup I have is 2 supplies and 1 return (double layer MDF boxes lined with LinacousticRC) which is connected to the rest of the basement. When I have the projector on, I have the fan automatically turn on. That doesn't necessarily mean that the air/heat will turn on, just means the fan will help circulate throughout the basement. I've been very pleased with the result as the HVAC noise is very quiet and room will stay whatever temp I want it. By having the projector box fan connected to the return via flex tubing also really helps keep the heat out of the room.
So does this mean the fan is blowing air to other parts of the house? I was talking to an HVAC guy about adding a new supply and return trunk lines to feed two supplies and two returns in the room where I want my theater. He would also add a manual damper for now so I could close it off when not in the room. He was going to do the same for the other two living spaces in the basement I want to build. I am also thinking mini split, but it cost a lot more. Third option I guess is whole new system for the basement.

Theater looks awesome. Have you seen the Last Jedi? We seen it last night at our local AMC Dolby Cinema. I really liked it.

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Congrats Jedi!!

Your theater looks fantastic!! You and the family should have many years of enjoyment from it.
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So does this mean the fan is blowing air to other parts of the house? I was talking to an HVAC guy about adding a new supply and return trunk lines to feed two supplies and two returns in the room where I want my theater. He would also add a manual damper for now so I could close it off when not in the room. He was going to do the same for the other two living spaces in the basement I want to build. I am also thinking mini split, but it cost a lot more. Third option I guess is whole new system for the basement.

Theater looks awesome. Have you seen the Last Jedi? We seen it last night at our local AMC Dolby Cinema. I really liked it.
The fan is just recycling the basement air. The options you mention above were pretty much the same options my HVAC guy said. The route I went was the easiest and cheapest. Glad I went this route though as am very happy

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Congrats Jedi!!

Your theater looks fantastic!! You and the family should have many years of enjoyment from it.
Thank you! Appreciate it and am looking forward to many movie watchings/video game play!
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A few more slight tweaks now that the theater is officially "finished"

I added the hinges to the removable panel where I access my Oppo and PS4 Pro.





I feel it turned out pretty nice! The last thing I need to do is attach some strong magnets to hold it in place, as currently when closed, the top is wedged in there.
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wow! amazing 'the force theater' project. nice work, no exceptional work

now if i can only get back the last 4 hours it took to go thru this whole thread

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