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How are you using your theater during your stay at home time?

How are you using your theater during your stay at home time, I ordered a trainer stand for a bike and found that Peloton is offering 90 free trial (cancel anytime after) to help during this crisis. Using FireTV and Amazon Prime to put the class on the big screen.


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Unfortunately, the kids get to use it more than I do . They Watch Spirit, Sofia, and Llama Llama, but only after we cover the normal real life educational activities and some outside time with the dog.

After they go to bed I sometimes get to watch some 4K's (but the WAF-- of me watching movies instead of cleaning, babysitting, laundry, organizing, doing taxes, house repairs or yard work is low ).

No funds for a training stand for the bike at the moment.

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I am watching all of the MCU movies off 4K UHD disks, in chronological order. Had to order a few that I only had streaming versions. My next movie to re-view is Captain America: The Winter Soldier. I'm getting there.

Jeff - you'll like that! I have my home theater room setup, with the back half of the room having a True PS300 treadmill and a ProForm hybrid elliptical/recumbent bike, along with weights, rollers, etc. Unfortunately I have pinched nerves at the base of my neck - preventing much if any exercise. I may need another steroid injection - till then doing physical therapy.

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I work from home so no extra time off but tonight's double feature will be Just Mercy followed by F8 The Fate of The Furious
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Essential business, so normal use, ~2-3 movies a week
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I had the week off so I have been working on the theater 8 hours a day everyday. If it were done I am sure I would be watching movies almost nightly if not daily!
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Wrapped streaming Formula 1: Season 2 on Netflix. About to finish Castlevania: Season 3. Have also been watching some National Geo documentaries on Disney + with my son for at-home science class lol. Monday will be watching The Rise of Skywalker when my 4k copy arrives
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Ozark season 3 released yesterday.
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Ozark season 3 released yesterday.
OMG my wife has been binge watching this all week she was all excited when that came out LOL
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Fun times...

Looking forward to catching up on Drive to Survive later on.

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Essential business - but we shifted to working remotely 2 weeks ago. The hours are long and stressful lately but hopefully it'll calm down soon. Theater is still under construction - so instead of me using it, it's using me for some wall panels.

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OMG my wife has been binge watching this all week she was all excited when that came out LOL

Just finished it, wow.
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I am just dreaming about mine and trying to get a few things done so i might be able to start this fall. So today was trying to wrangle my 5yr old away from the wife so she can work and get ready for a new patio.
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Lots and lots of movies.

Call of the Wild last night, 1917 the night prior and Bloodshot tonight!!!

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Lots and lots of movies.

Call of the Wild last night, 1917 the night prior and Bloodshot tonight!!!

Oh... And Pets 2 (for the dog) [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif[/IMG]

What remote do ya have there :0)

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That’s the Trinnov VNC webpage. Easier to scroll through surround modes, volume, etc.

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Got back in town a couple of weeks ago.
First week was just trying to make sure I had a whole process of getting food into the house, and a protocol for cleanliness.
Finally on the 2nd week was able to step in for a moment to program up the Insteon light switches only. Then toward the end of the week, we were able to binge watch all of Alternate Carbon, then moved on to the new Jumanji's.

Like @wxchaser , we are going to start the MCU from the beginning, with the full Agents of Shield, and Agent Carter, etc. scenes integrated to watch all the phases. We haven't chose a timeframe yet, but usually starts with late night friday kick off.

Have to paint 1 of the iNukes still, and have to complete the projects I haven't been able to work on while being out of town.
2 months is a long time to be gone... been spending the evenings in the room just to get back into all the things I've had planned...

Hope everyone is hanging in there ... this room makes it easier to be in 'social distancing'...

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Been working on my theater itself most evenings until about 10 and then it’s enjoying the theater until about midnight. Finally finishing off some Amazon and Netflix series and have a 2 foot tall stack of movies at the rear of the theater I’m mixing in.

I have to say this working from home thing has really helped to drive completion on a bunch of theater projects I’m guessing!

I think I am saving Ozark until the weekend. And yes it’s a great show highly recommend it!


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...as a home theater.
This ^
But as I'm working, no extra fun for me - just occasional weekend marathons (but my wife use it muuuch more than usual).
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Life for us have not changed a lot except for my son who is doing his school work remotely from home. I work from home and my wife works for Grainger and she is essential to a lot of clients she calls on, one of which is Amazon. My wife have been watching movies in living room 5.1 theater with 4K 75" TV and on weekends in our unfinished theater.

I have a treadmill in the theater, but haven't used it in a while. My kid got on the treadmill this Sunday, turned it all the way up and fell. when he did he took out my Klipsch R51M's. He thought his hand was broke. I knew it wasn't and have told him many times to not take it all the way up. Of course being an 11 year old boy he said no you didn't. The only major issue is my son is going nuts not being able to hang and play with his friends.

From what I am hearing from our local government is that the stay at home last through the middle or end of May now. It's not been for sure yet.

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Been working remotely for the past couple weeks, and have setup my temporary workstation in the theater while my better half uses the office. I've also been chipping away at some of the remaining tasks, such as; upgraded AVR to the Denon X3500, ordered/received the in-ceiling Atmos speakers and 100ft more 14 gauge CL2 wire, built 6 frames for DIY acoustic panels, ordered/received ATS acoustic insulation for previously mentioned panels, etc. My seating delivery has been delayed by a week (expected on 4/10 now), so the family continues to sit in folding camp chairs for the time being. I'm also not installing my surrounds or Atmos speakers until the seating has arrived, just to ensure I get the positioning perfect.
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With me working from home and the wife no longer working and two little ones in the house, we have been watching movies every night lately to de-stress and have some kid free time, staying up later than usual since I don’t have to get up early with no commute to deal with and she doesn’t have work so no going to bed early for her either. We are currently running through the Star Wars saga.
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I'm equally envious and happy to hear of the great uses some of you are getting out of the theatres. I'd love to go through Star Wars or Marvel or LOTR/Hobbit in order. My kids are 4 and 6, and are mostly focused on TV shows when they're not doing our best attepts at home learning or playing tablet games. We get a kids movie in once in a while in the living room, or my wife and I will catch up on one or two of our shows while working in the evenings or in bed. It's busier now then when we actually went in to work!

At least we're healthy and I've been able to do little bits of work in the theatre here and there. Hope you're all hanging in there, and staying safe!


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in between watching from beginning to end all of the MCU on disk - installed/formatted 1TB SSD drive in a PC & installed Win10 Professional and finished installing all the apps I use. Done with that plan to use theater a lot tonight and through this weekend.

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