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Keep a BOSS upgrade in the back of your mind for a rainy day, makes a huge difference.
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Aaron,

Thanks for documenting your build to such an extent. I'm not hands on very much. I only do small jobs that last a weekend or two. I have to admire not only how great a job you did but your patience ! Nice to see friends and family in the recent photos.

I hope you get many years of enjoyment !

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Congratulations on completing your theater - it is amazing! The bar is now set sky high for the Class of 2019!!
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Congratulations on completing your theater - it is amazing! The bar is now set sky high for the Class of 2019!!
Right? And I thought the bar was set high enough just trying to "finish" one of these theater doohickeys in the first place. The rate at which this build came together, and the quality apparent in the pics, is really top notch.

Great job Aaron, it looks amazing!
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Thank you, everyone, for the awesome remarks! I’ve still got a few items to finish, AV tweaks, and some build thread housekeeping to wrap up, but yes, it’s been a wild & fun ride.

I’m happy that’s it’s slowing down and I can finally begin to spend my weekends relaxing and handling normal chore duties instead of grinding hard into the late night every night with minimal sleep ...


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Many congrats Aaron! I recall you mentioning saving lens memory presets for 2.35:1 and 16x9, which leads me to ask a few questions (and which MAY lead me to a PJ upgrade!!!):

1. What model is your projector?

2. Is your projector installed at the same height as the top of your screen, or higher?

I ask because as part of my theater reno I want to switch to a constant image height setup with a 2.35:1 screen, but to do so with my projector (Panasonic PT-AE8000U) leads to some pretty major installation constraints that have been well-documented.

If you have CIH working with your PJ with what appears to be have been very little frustration in getting there, I might just consider an upgrade as the solution versus either raising my screen height or lowering my PJ hush box even further ... in my view, both of those options have major drawbacks.

Thanks in advance and so thrilled for you and your family over your “opening weekend.” You’re efforts and results are truly an inspiration!!!
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Many congrats Aaron! I recall you mentioning saving lens memory presets for 2.35:1 and 16x9, which leads me to ask a few questions (and which MAY lead me to a PJ upgrade!!!):

1. What model is your projector?

2. Is your projector installed at the same height as the top of your screen, or higher?

I ask because as part of my theater reno I want to switch to a constant image height setup with a 2.35:1 screen, but to do so with my projector (Panasonic PT-AE8000U) leads to some pretty major installation constraints that have been well-documented.

If you have CIH working with your PJ with what appears to be have been very little frustration in getting there, I might just consider an upgrade as the solution versus either raising my screen height or lowering my PJ hush box even further ... in my view, both of those options have major drawbacks.

Thanks in advance and so thrilled for you and your family over your “opening weekend.” You’re efforts and results are truly an inspiration!!!


1) my projector is the JVC RS1000 (NX5)

2) the projector is sitting roughly 8 inches above the top of my screen. I believe the RS1000 can be placed up to (18?) Inches above the screen.

Honestly, installing and configuring the projector was a piece of cake. It took maybe 10 minutes to figure out the controls and have the two lens memory settings configured and saved. Do you have a 16:9 screen that you would just swap between aspect ratios on?




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Honestly, installing and configuring the projector was a piece of cake. It took maybe 10 minutes to figure out the controls and have the two lens memory settings configured and saved. Do you have a 16:9 screen that you would just swap between aspect ratios on?

That is damn refreshing to hear! Not the same situation with my PJ if it’s installed higher than the screen top.

I do have a 16x9 screen but I’m going to replace it with a 2.35:1 AT screen. The max size we could “handle” in 16x9 format at our seating distance was 110”. Could that results in too small of an image in 2.35:1 format.

Many thanks for the info ... I have some saving to do ;-) because it makes a lot more sense to do that than compromise on my screen placement or PJ box.
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That is damn refreshing to hear! Not the same situation with my PJ if it’s installed higher than the screen top.

I do have a 16x9 screen but I’m going to replace it with a 2.35:1 AT screen. The max size we could “handle” in 16x9 format at our seating distance was 110”. Could that results in too small of an image in 2.35:1 format.

Many thanks for the info ... I have some saving to do ;-) because it makes a lot more sense to do that than compromise on my screen placement or PJ box.
For a scope screen set up you could have a 138" 2.35:1 AT screen and the 110" 16:9 would fit inside of it. The screen would around 127" wide X 54" tall. I am wanting to go to a 150" 2.35:1 AT screen so a 120" 16:9 would fit inside of it in my theater.

Aaron's theater is very nice I just hope mine can be at least half that nice on my generic beer budget.
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For a scope screen set up you could have a 138" 2.35:1 AT screen and the 110" 16:9 would fit inside of it. The screen would around 127" wide X 54" tall. I am wanting to go to a 150" 2.35:1 AT screen so a 120" 16:9 would fit inside of it in my theater.



Aaron's theater is very nice I just hope mine can be at least half that nice on my generic beer budget.


I’m gonna come visit you next time I’m in KC, OK?? I want to see your space.


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You are welcome to come by if you are in the area, but it is pretty rough. Let me know ahead of time, because there are a lot of great home theaters in the area you could check out. Not sure when we will be having a theater crawl again. Some members are working on theaters and are farther along then me and some behind me.


Here is out movie night thread and some active member's. Check out some of their theater's.

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Yesterday we had our first official movie. Instead of infinity war, we watched aqua man. Holy cow what an experience!... I ended up having to turn down the bass because some members of my family couldn’t take it; it was quite loud.
Aquaman had a ridiculous amount of bass, I had to turn mine down as well, just to try to enjoy the movie. A lot of times the bass was misplaced too, so it was a bit of a letdown. Great special effects, not the best sound or story IMHO.

I'm glad to see you putting the final touches on! I might actually finish mine this year, lol. It's always those last few details... trying to get those done before you get upgrade-itis.
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11 days without a post. I am imagining he likes his theater! Well done...it was fun and inspirational while it lasted...
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I’ve been quiet on the coms because I underwent shoulder surgery. Now that I’m not doped up heavily, I thought this would be a fun story to tell. When I arrived home from surgery still wasted from the anesthesia, the first place I went to was the theater room and plopped in one of the recliners. It happened to be the best recovery spot for numerous reasons: 1) the room is 100% light controlled; 2) the Belmont seats have power recline for the body and head which has proved very useful for different postures; 3) I can crank the AC down in that room without the rest of the house freezing out; and 4) I can of course enjoy movies. I have been sleeping in here every night as well because it hurts to lay flat on the shoulder.

I had to teach my wife how to turn on all of the AV equipment, but that was easy enough with a picture.

There won’t be a lot of updates for the next month or two, but I do plan on re-sorting the thread and getting some professional pictures taken of the room.

I am so incredibly happy with the end product. I never thought I would have such a nice oasis to escape to every day in my own home. It’s still a little unreal for me.

Currently I am binge watching game of thrones with my wife and have LOTR queued up.

Actually one update that happened was I bought a bunch of different charging cables to throw into the little basket we have on the rear countertop for guests to grab as they ended. Lots of iPhone, USB type C, and some micro USBs.









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Hope you have a quick recovery! I need to get my right rotator cuff repaired (~50% torn) but after seeing the look on your face I think I'll keep putting it off...
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Ditto! I was supposed to have surgery on both shoulders for bone spurs years ago. They crack and pop daily.

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Hope you get back to normal soon. My neighbor had shoulder surgery a few weeks ago and my mother in law last year. I have had both my hips replaced back in 20014 and probably need my right shoulder worked on. I have heard recovery is tough for shoulders, but my MIL is back to playing tennis and golf and no pain. That would be nice. I little advice on therapy is do what they tell you and fallow it. Don't tell them it's easy or they will make it harder, trust me I did that once when I had some back issues years ago.

On turning on you system you haven't gotten it automated yet. I had mine set up before I moved things around that when turned on my projector it turned on my preamp then amps. Nice feature to have.
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That is a serious value added bit of comfort and distraction quotient.

I wish you have a quick and full recovery.
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Rest well Aaron! Wishing you a speedy and thorough recovery.

And enjoy Game of Thrones! Best TV series ever.
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*cough* Stargate SG-1 *cough*

We watch GoT, and dig it, but I find it too predictable and political.
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Today we worked on the automatic door bottom (ADB) for the door, and installed the hinges onto the door. I purchased a 36” ADB, with the intention of cutting it down a little bit. The larger portion of the door is 32”, which required me to trim 4” off..

I made a fatal mistake and did not fully read the instructions before trimming the ADB down, and ended up cutting through the piece that secures the internal tension rod to the housing. So... instead of returning the 36” ADB, and purchasing a 32” version, I’m throwing the 36” into the dumpster and have a 32” version arriving Friday.

Prior to cutting the slot for the ADB, we installed a 1/8” strip of wood so that the ADB could span the entire gap that will exist between the door & floor.



The hinges went smoother. We got them installed on the door, and ended the day with that. Friday we will get the jamb built in and sealed, get the 32” ADB installed, and hopefully be in a state where we can hang the door!...



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