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Another great theater doing justice to the Cinema scope format.

This one belongs to forum member: SandmanX

You can read and see the complete construction of this room in the "Dedicated Theater Design & Construction" forum along with the details of the custom DIY curved AT screen. Watch out I think they are up to 88 pages

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Some details: The Screen is a 12' wide 2.35:1 DIY Curved SmX Audio Transparent

Screen.

It is currently the highest gain weaved transparent screen available

at a 1.16 gain.

The Projector is an Optoma H-79 with an ISCO II Anamorphic Lens.

For Scaling, a Lumagen Vision HDQ is used and Theatertek.

Speakers: 7.1 Klipsch THX Ultra 2 surround sound system and 2 Danley

DTS-20 Subs.

Processing: Outlaw 990 processor

Amps: 4 Crown XTi 1000's for Mains and surrounds and 1 Crown XTi 4000

for Subs.


On to the pictures.



 

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Forum member Sirquack could not resist the temtation of a constant height system. Not only does the room look great but looking at the sound treatment I bet is sounds great to. Very very nice.


Sirquack system is made up of the following:

DIY 10ft wide Dazian PVC Matte White Screen

Sanyo Z2

Prismasonic H600M Lens

HTPC running TheaterTek and MediaPortal


That scope screen looks mean.







Heres the Panamorph at work.
 

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Another Dennis Erskine Theater in the works. Look for completed pictures of the finished room sometime after the first of the year. Look at some of that detail.




Live up date in progress. Wow look at that ceiling. Cant wait to see this one once it is done. Thanks Dennis.




 

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Scott was kind enough to share pictures of his constant height 235:1 theater room.

Hes not messing around. He use a 125 wide Hi power screen, Ruby projector, Lumagen processor and ISCO III lens. Im guessing Scott takes his audio just as serious as the video. All top of the line leaving no room for upgrades



Thanks Scott.



Look at that mean screen.



Is that an Isco peaking out the porthole


 

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For those who think you cannot build a Constant Height Home Theater on a budget, Will

was nice enough to send in his pictures and tell his story how he did just that. Proof you can turn any room into a theater. Looks pretty darn cozy to me. Even football looks great on a scope screen.

Thanks Will !


My "Poor Man's 2.35:1 Theater".


The 23x15 room was entirely a DIY conversion: (It used to have

some country style wall paper and the majority of the original

furniture and decor is still there due to budget constraints).

The walls were covered with black sheets, the front was done

with velvet curtins and valences and the back was done with

suede. Also, I bought a bunch of sectional framed movie

posters and hung them around the room. The black walls are a

very nice immersive effect when the lights are completely off

and the projector is lit up.I also constructed a 6.5ft x 13ft

x 7" high riser filled with insulation complete with a

dramatic red carpet and blue ropelight. These changes were all

made for under 700$.


The 2.35:1 screen is a DIY design using 5ftx10ft Sintra board

trimmed to come out to a viewable of 48" high x 112.8" wide.

It was painted with the 313hc paint mix. It also uses 2" wide

screen flok. The projector is a Sanyo Z3 using a permanently

in place DIY h600m anamorphic lens.


Yammaha HTR-5990 7.1, RCA-HDV5000, xbox360, Lumagen HDP

scaler, Monster HTS3500 power center, ViP622 DVR. 7.3 speaker

set up: L/F Elac EL 150's, Center Infinity CC-2, surrounds

wired in parallel - 1st row Infinity RS-1's and 2nd row JBL

4311b's. Rear 2 infinity Micro II's. Subs: Infinity BU-150 in

the front & Onkyo SKW-100 in the rear, and a Kenwood 8" sub on

the riser.






 

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This thread is growing nicely.

Forum member steppen serenders to 235:1

Each image is a composite of two exposures so that he can show both the cinema and screen detail. The screen is a custom Stewart Electrimask screen, speakers are all Martin Logan electrostatics driven by BelCanto Ref1000 monoblock power amplifiers. The curved wooden panel on which the plasma screen is mounted is part of a full acoustical treatment designed by RivesAudio.

From the discription and pictures Steppen takes both his audio and video very serious. Thanks for sharing.


 

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Another great CH scope theater, this one from forum member pocoloco.

He takes a different approach and does not use an anamorphic lens. He does constant height by zooming. The HT1000 does not have enough zoom so he uses a wide angle lens to do the zooming. The lens is very good with no visible distortion, even on test patterns.

Glad to see different options to using a scope screen.

Below is a description of his system.

small room:

13.5' X 11.5' dedicated HT w/ 4 berkline 090's


PJ:

HT1000


lens:

Olympus WCON-08B .8x wide angle lens mounted using a 62mm to 72mm adapter ring which then screws directly onto the lens ring of the HT1000.


screen:

110" wide Carada Brilliant White 1.3 gain w/ Criterion frame


audio:

3 Mackie HR824 powered monitors

2 DIY 15" Avalanche subs

2 in-ceiling surrounds






 

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Ben & Megan ( forum member benthx } are sharing their almost completed 235:1 Home Theater Experience from down under. Glad to see the cinema scope format is alive and well and catching on in other parts of the world.

Another amazing theater. Perfect room for great contrast. I love the seating running lights.

Some info on the theater.

The screen is CIH and is 3.1 meters wide which calculate being just over 10ft wide. The curtains open and close with the movie and have a dual purpose of being used for masking off 4.3 and 16.9. Aluminum masking bars were added to the trolleys on the motorized track on the leading edges. The pocket was formed in the black velvet material which gives a nice crisp edge. Ben said all was done with the help of the AVS and it members


Maybe we will get an update once the theater is finished. Thanks Ben and Megan.




 

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Doug Perry shares his new theater room with us. He mentioned the family clearly prefers movies in scope format. Scope all the way


Here is the equipment list of Dougs Theater Room.

Sanyo Z4

Carada 125"x53" 2.35:1 Brilliant White Screen

XBOX 360 with the HD-DVD addon drive

Sony S75 upconverting player

Yamaha HTR-5960

Motorolla HD-DVR

Ascend Acoustics HTM-200 speakers all around

HSU sub

8 Berkline 88s (we have 5 kids so the room fills up fast especially

on Friday night "Movie Night")


Thank you Doug !!




 

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Brian sent us pictures of his scope theater including his custom built screen. Looking at the pictures a lot of work went into this screen. I would never have known this was not bought from a screen manufacture. Here are some details of his theater.


Screen is an 100 inch wide 1.3 gain homemade.

Equipment :

Panasonic S97 dvd player, Power amplifier Marantz sr 4400 and the Projector is

the Optoma HD 70 With the prismasonic lens H700. His hometheather is 60 feet

long.


Thank you Brian !!


And some pics.




 

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Forum member illumina finally finished his 235:1 theater.

Just in time for the holidays!!

I love how the screen fills the width of the room with the help of a Panamorph doing its magic.


Equipment details:

Pioneer Elite receiver, dvd player

Celestion speakers

Infocus SP4805

Panamorph U380

Velodyne VA-9100x Sub

DIY 106"x45" BOC screen (total cost: 60 bucks)


Thanks Eric !!



 

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Thanks Michael for sharing your CH theater with everyone all the way from South Australia.

Another serious screening room.

Some details about Michaels theater system:

Theatre Screen is a Majestic 2.37:1 scope screen.

The screen is 3036mm wide and 1281mm high. The frame is extruded

aluminum and is covered with a black flock velvet material. The screen

material is OZ Theatre Screens Evo3D fabric.

Sony VPL-W400Q 16:9 LCD projector with

aluminum version of Mark Techer's (CAVX) Aussiemorphic Lens. Across the

front are three Krix Euphonix speakers (Krix is an Australian

company based in Adelaide) and the dual enclosure Whise Profunder 624

sub-bass system (Whise is also an Australian company).

Other equipment includes a Yamaha DSP-A1, Yamaha P2500 amplifier (to

power the Profunder 624), Samsung DVD-937HD DVD player, Yamaha CDV-901

Laserdisc player, Zensonic Z500 HD Network DVD Player, Sony CDP-X222ES

CD Player, Sony MDS-JE520 MiniDisc Recorder, Aura Bass Shakers and a

Xantech IR distribution system.

Anamorphic lens construction pictures

here :-
http://www.users.on.net/~michaelcarey/pics/lens/





 

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Forum member FACP sends us pictures of his families new 235:1 theater.

He says the family enjoys watching scope movies every night.

I bet he has a hard time getting everyone out of that room.

Another great looking theater, thank you very much for sharing.

Some details about the theater and its equipment: "I love that projector and lens mount"


120" Carada Criterion Series 2.35:1 Screen (Brilliant White)

Panasonic PT-AE900U Front Projector

Panamorph P752 Anamorphic Lens (with DIY sliding mount)

Lumagen Vision HDQ Video Processor

Toshiba HD-A1 HD-DVD

Origen AE X15e HTPC running Theatertek 2.4

Panasonic SA-XR57 Digital Receiver

Onyx X-LS Series Speakers

Coaster Studio Collection HT Seats with Aura Bass Shaker.




 

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Tor Atle sent us this picture for the 235:1 thread just to show how easy a Prismasonic can be attached to a projector, in his case the Kodak 333/777. The u-shaped pieces of metal are a standard wall-mounting bracket for hanging shelves. Cut in two and drill two holes. Cost is about $4.


Many will benefit from this. Good idea!


Thank you!

 

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Krishna was kind enough to send us pictures of his CH theater system.

He said he learned alot from everyone on this forum which gave him the confidence to build his dream theater. What a theater. 12 foot wide screen



Here is a list of some of the equipment:


Panasonic AX100U with Poor Man's CIH setup

Screen 12' wide Cinema Contour Da-Lite High Power Screen

Throw distance about 22'.

You can read see more of his theater in the " Building a Theater " Forum at this link http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=831233


Thank you Krishna!


 

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Jeff also joins the 235:1 CH club.

His screen is a Da-lite High Power Model C with CSR. Dimensions are 52 x 122.25 with 4 borders on the side, 6 on the top, and 23 at the bottom. The projector is the AX-100 with the Prismasonic H-700M Lens. The speakers are Klipsch Heresy's all the way around with a SVS 2-39CS+ sub, Disc player is a Toshiba HD-A1, and Kenwood VRS-8100N Digital Amp Receiver. The theater seats are Coaster Showtimes in taupe. The room is 11' 6 wide and 16' 6 long.


The screen shots are with and without the lights in the room on.


Another great looking theater.

Thank you Jeff!!






 

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Forum member mrigsby said this forum inspired him to re build his DIY theater but this time cinema scope style.

His equipment list consist of a W9000 1080P projector with a Panamorph

UH380 lens.

His screen wall has a 136 Carada Criterion Brilliant White screen.

He says the couch known as the Mammoth! Looking at that great screen shot I do not think I would leave that couch.


Another excellent scope theater!

Thanks mrigsby!




 

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Forum member Prof. is sharing his 235:1 scope theater with us.

He built his theater on his own inspired by others on this forum.

Quote from prof. a couple of months ago, I came across Mark Techers (CAVX) Anamorphic lens kit, and decided to convert my 16x9 theatre to a 2.35 CIH type..

I finished the conversion last month and I'm very happy how it all turned out...



He wanted everyone to know: This is just to show members that you don't need a lot of money or the latest projector to have a Cinemascope theatre..

I have a SD 480p. projector, with the CAVX lens and a DIY screen..



A few equipment details!


Benq W100 480p.Projector

Mark Techer's (CAVX) Aussiemorphic lens

Samsung HD860 DVD Player ( for the vertical stretch)

DIY 9' wide CIH white Nulon PVC screen


All I can say is awesome work. What a theater, something to be proud of. Thanks for sharing.


On to the show!



 
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