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Okay just wondering before I start painting where in the world you guys getting all this Velvet material from? What steps someone would need to take to make your whole room into velvet?
I got mine from Hobby Lobby. Make sure you print 40% off coupon from website prior to going. You can buy by the yard and use what you need.
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Fabric stores are my new favorite spot to go on the weekends. I've been playing around with different materials to better help darken my theather room. It's ridiculously addicting! Lol.
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JoAnn's also have 40% off coupons. Fabric stores also have by the bolt, and a clearance rack that might pay off....
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So my phase 2 curtain work is done. I have curtions from the screen that curve behind the seating postion with full back wall treatmet and velvet from screen to sitting position on the celing. It works great as is very emersive, black bars are much improved. Sound is different but not bad. I will take some new pics and share soon.

At night when you turn the light off you can't see your hand for maybe 10-15 seconds, a bit more darkness then I was expecting. We start the PJ before turning off the lights while I work on remote controlled lights (hooking into Logtech hub I guess).

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What PJs might go dark enough to support a nice fade to black effect in the space?

Epson ub?
JVC rs1000
JVC rs5**?
JVC rs4**?
Sony ?

Any of the led/lazer PJs under 10k?
I wouldn't use this thread for your projector search....1) it's off topic. 2) you'll benefit from starting your own projector search thread....more eyes will see your thread than buried in this thread.
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Is the amazon 30 bolt triple black fabric a good substitute/match for the SY fabrics triple black? I bought about half of what I actually needed of the SY fabrics after putting it up, and will need quite a bit more than I originally thought.


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Is the amazon 30 bolt triple black fabric a good substitute/match for the SY fabrics triple black? I bought about half of what I actually needed of the SY fabrics after putting it up, and will need quite a bit more than I originally thought.
I have had both, it is pretty close to identical. Maybe not 'exact', but as close as you can get without being a clone.
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@Darthprater, many of is have ordered this, and it really does a great job for the price.
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I have had both, it is pretty close to identical. Maybe not 'exact', but as close as you can get without being a clone.
100% agree with this post. You can save a great deal of money as well and do more of the room if you want to.

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@Darthprater, many of is have ordered this, and it really does a great job for the price.


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I have had both, it is pretty close to identical. Maybe not 'exact', but as close as you can get without being a clone.


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100% agree with this post. You can save a great deal of money as well and do more of the room if you want to.

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Alright thank you guys. Just put the order in


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Roger that @skylarlove1999, that bolt goes a long way, depending on your room.
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Phase 2 curtain work done !

I finished by room "upgrades" for now.
0. Screen wall painted a nice dark color and a new run that covers more space.
1. Royal Velvet Ceiling from screen to seating area (about 9 feet).
2. Left and Right Stangh Velvet curtains from Amazon. (2 ~100 inch patio door curtains per side) They go from the screen to wrap behind the seating distance.
3. Back of room Stangh Velvet curtain to reduce projector washout.
4. Velvet wrapped speakers : if the towers fit under the screen I would have just did the tops. If I get new speakers they will fit under my screen and fit a wider screen in the space.

The curtains are on a common ceiling track with the ceiling velvet simply clipped into place. Much tighter then the ceiling is and the rollers stop working well.
The space is about 10 feet wide. At night it dangerous to move around without a light during the day its still dark but you can move round.
The ceiling tracks (roomdividersnow) work well it is quick to pull out or put away.

Overall I am very happy with the results it is very immersive and washout is controlled. We have been using the space alot more then before this work.
We had a painted theater before (black ceiling, dark brown walls, no windows) this and this space is at least as good or maybe better when it comes to controlling washout and it is just flat better at immersion, the velvet speakers make a real difference and the left and right view area is just black curtains.
There might be another 5-10% of performance to find it the room but this setup get the job done for me for not all that much time or money ($600-$800 total cost)

For the money a huge upgrade to the overall experience highly recommended.

The sound is a bit different. I would say better left/right sound stage and about the same on surround. The room only supports high mounted surround and the one I have are very non directional and just a basic 5.1 setup. There is still a rear surround field all in all plenty happy with the sound as it is today.

Anyway thanks to all that came before and helped make this a reality! (ps just basics cell phone pics of the space as is today attached)
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I finished by room "upgrades" for now.

0. Screen wall painted a nice dark color and a new run that covers more space.

1. Royal Velvet Ceiling from screen to seating area (about 9 feet).

2. Left and Right Stangh Velvet curtains from Amazon. (2 ~100 inch patio door curtains per side) They go from the screen to wrap behind the seating distance.

3. Back of room Stangh Velvet curtain to reduce projector washout.

4. Velvet wrapped speakers : if the towers fit under the screen I would have just did the tops. If I get new speakers they will fit under my screen and fit a wider screen in the space.



The curtains are on a common ceiling track with the ceiling velvet simply clipped into place. Much tighter then the ceiling is and the rollers stop working well.

The space is about 10 feet wide. At night it dangerous to move around without a light during the day its still dark but you can move round.

The ceiling tracks (roomdividersnow) work well it is quick to pull out or put away.



Overall I am very happy with the results it is very immersive and washout is controlled. We have been using the space alot more then before this work.

We had a painted theater before (black ceiling, dark brown walls, no windows) this and this space is at least as good or maybe better when it comes to controlling washout and it is just flat better at immersion, the velvet speakers make a real difference and the left and right view area is just black curtains.

There might be another 5-10% of performance to find it the room but this setup get the job done for me for not all that much time or money ($600-$800 total cost)



For the money a huge upgrade to the overall experience highly recommended.



The sound is a bit different. I would say better left/right sound stage and about the same on surround. The room only supports high mounted surround and the one I have are very non directional and just a basic 5.1 setup. There is still a rear surround field all in all plenty happy with the sound as it is today.



Anyway thanks to all that came before and helped make this a reality! (ps just basics cell phone pics of the space as is today attached)
I love that circular curtain system!!! It looks really great!! Thanks for sharing.

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May I ask what gray you used for the walls? Color name and paint brand?

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May I ask what gray you used for the walls? Color name and paint brand?

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It is called "Burnished Pewter". I got it at my local home depot.

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https://www.behr.com/consumer/ColorDetailView/PPU24-04
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May I ask what gray you used for the walls? Color name and paint brand?

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rboster MM has some great recs in this thread https://www.avsforum.com/forum/110-d...l#post58948228
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It is called "Burnished Pewter". I got it at my local home depot.

Here is all the info:
https://www.behr.com/consumer/ColorDetailView/PPU24-04
Thanks for sharing the information.


Your gray walls look (much) darker than the image on the Behr site. Is that a fair assessment?
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