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Discussion Starter #41
Member wishiwasflying is the latest who has fallen pray to the 235:1 craze!

He built the theater on his own and his wife made all the velour curtains. Great teamwork!

The theater features adjustable side masking panels that retract into the side columns. I really like how the black screen surround contrast great with the rest of the room.

Thank you for sharing!!

Equipment list!

2.35:1 SMX screen

Prismasonic FE1400R

Panasonic AX100U

54 hand made G.O.M panels (linacoustic and polyester filled)

Side masking panels that retract into side columns

Total cost under 11K.

Showing 235:1 mode

Showing 16x9 mode


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Discussion Starter #42
Wow look at this theater!!

Thanks Mark, forum member A/Vspec for sharing your 235:1 CH theater with us. Mid evil theme, very nice.

You do not see to many theme based theaters making this unique.

Ok I was just told Mark painted each and every one of those bricks on the wall. I thought it was some form of fiberglass formed panel. Thats amazing, fooled me !!

I like the projector firing through the port hole in the back.

Some details on the gear:

Sony Pearl

Panamorph UH380

Stewart StudioTek 130 51" x120" curved screen.

Totem Model-1's (8), Thunder Subs (2), Drums (2), Aura bass shakers (4).

Parasound Halo C2

Rotel RBM-1077

Mark, very nice. Thanks for sending this along!!


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Discussion Starter #43
Gary was nice enough to share his 235:1 scope theater with us.

Gary did most of the work him self and has a web site with lots of pictures detailing the build out and includes a list of all theater room equipment.

Click here!

Gary is also into automation so his site contains lots of good information you may find interesting and useful.

I like Gary's quote: "Years since we last set foot in a commercial theater"

Thanks Gary!

Look at that 115" wide mean screen


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Discussion Starter #44
Forum member [email protected] just finished his 235:1 theater.

He went with the Prismasonic to mate with his HD80.

Room is 17 feet long.

His screen is 112 inch diagonal.(8.5 feet wide) PS3 and the Toshiba HD DVD A2. Amplifier is the Sony DG 700

Install looks very clean. I like it

From looking at those screen shots the electronics driving this theater are no slouch.

Thank you for sharing!!


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Discussion Starter #45
We cant get enough 235

Mazman808 has sent us picture of his scope theater all the way from Sydney, Australia.

The scope screen is a DIY melamine board( about 100" wide) which is 2.37:1 a/r, with velour borders and curtains that are remote controlled for masking lower a/r's.

Speaker setup is Richtor predator series 5.1, with the rack consisting of a blue ray player(PS3), a up converting hdmi dvd player sony dvp76h, a sony 300cd player, a HDTV set top box(for hdtv channels), and a Yamaha av receiver 5-1.

All controlled with a all in one sunwave remote control for ease of use.

the projected image is taken care of by optima hd70 projector with a CAVX anamorphic lens MKII on a sled.

Mazman says the picture quality is excellent and he is very happy with the setup, he can finally sit down and enjoy a great movie.

Thanks for the pictures and details from a fellow Home Theaterest all the way from Australia


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Discussion Starter #46
Here is something a little different. A DIY project from Stevo with some very nice documented drawings for those who want to tackle a DIY curved screen. Very nice and thanks for efforts Steve. Looks like it paid off!!

That screen cap looks like a very high gain screen that almost has that back lit look to it. Ver nice.

Screen: forex classic 6mm pvc foam filled sheet 2400x1800

Mounted on a curved frame calculating the horizontal distortion only made

with 19mm mdf and shelf brackets mounted on wall Diy cih 2.35:1 2 x prism lense

Panasonic ae700

Vga/component & svideo (PC/dvd/xbox)

Most 'dvd' movies are played on dvd player, with component & dolby 5.1

Most compressed movies are played through the xbox

Various photo's of each build process, bass traps, screen, masking etc

can be viewed here: http://picasaweb.google.com.au/stevodude/HomeTheatre


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Discussion Starter #47
This entry comes to us from Carey P.

Wow what a room. Theater Palace style

I love those doors. I cant imagine anything other then a scope screen in this room.

Thanks for sending these in!!

Equipment consists of a Stewart FireHawk G3 2.40:1 and it's 10.5 ft wide Sony HS20 projector and Panamorph UH380 lens soon-to-be-upgraded to a 1080P machine.

All 8.1 speakers are hidden in the columns, driven by a Yamaha RX-Z1.

Video/audio controlled by HTPC with TheaterTek.

The theater recently went through a major remodel which is chronicled

here with more pictures and even a little movie of the Star Trek type doors

in action: http://mywebpages.comcast.net/prometheus5/index.htm


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Discussion Starter #48
Brian has sent us some pictures of his CIH home theater.

I like the custom shelf for both the Projector and lens. All wiring is through the walls. Thats how you do it,looks very clean.

Also notice the projector as high up in the room as it is is sitting right side up

yet it still has the range with lens shift to properly place the image on the screen, very nice.

Thank you Brian, very very nice

Here is Brians equipment info :

Sanyo PLV-Z5

Aussimorphic Lens

DIY Screen - Wilsonart Laminate DW

Key Digital HDMI 4x1 Switch / Scaler

Toshiba HD-A3 HD DVD player


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Discussion Starter #49
Another scope theater comes to life. This one was sent to us from forum member c-not-k.

His projector is the Runco CL-700 (HD1 720p DLP). He plans to upgrade next year. Sources are a Pioneer CLD-99 Laserdisc player, Denon 1600 SDI DVD player and a Sony BDP-S301 Blu-ray player. Screen is a 92" 16x9 (80"x45") Goo Systems CRT White. He will repaint it as a 2.40 (108"x45") screen when he gets a new projector. He is looking into a masking solution, but most of what he watches is scope anyway.

Marks HT web page with lots of good pictures, descriptions and information can be found here :

Very nice theater, thanks for sending this our way

Chief mount and U85.

The lens mounted.

Screen cap. A little out of focus , sorry.

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Discussion Starter #50
One of our fav forum members "McCall" is sharing her 235:1 theater with us,

named "Mickelodeon Theater"

The attention to detail is outstanding. The theater replicates an Art Deco theater theme and the equipment including the bass shakers in the platform Rock

She has thought of everything, a real enthusiast. Outstanding,keep up the good work!

For more detail including some construction photos ck out this thread.

Some details

7.2 ch audio.

Screen is DIY Smx 120" by 51"

Equipment is Optoma H77 Projector

Panamorph UH380, slide is DIY

Lexicon RV8 receiver

Panasonic Blue ray player

Toshiba A20 HD player

REVEL Performa M22's for the L& R fronts and the two rears

REVEL Performa C52 center

REVEL S30's for the side surrounds

REVEL B12's for the Subs one on the riser and one on the stage behind the faux screen wall

3 Aura Bass shakers in the riser rock the theater.

Some theater images:


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Discussion Starter #51
Hello everyone. Forum member "dmcleod" has sent us picture of his CIH theater.

Derrick did not let the fact he lives in an apartment stop him from enjoying a dedicated HT. He was quoted: "Many thanks to the 2.35 forum for inspiring me to go with CH ... it was definitely the right decision"

Ilove how he did the front end. He also has some serious equipment. I bet its a kicken theater. Thanks for sharing Derrick.

Equipment List:

Sony Pearl (VW50 model)

Stewart Filmscreen Vertical Screenwall Electrimask (110.5 x 47)

Prismasonic H1400M (upgraded with FE lens)

Lumagen Vision HDP

Sony BDP-S2000ES (Blu Ray)

Toshiba HD-XA2 (HD-DVD)

Mark Levinson 390S (CD)

Pioneer Elite CLD-97 (LD)

Apple TV (music server)

Apple Cinema Display (used for Apple TV)

Da-Lite Standmaster II (projector cart)

a/d/s/ M20 (Front channels)

a/d/s/ MV10c (Centre channel)

a/d/s/ Sat 6 (Rear channels)

a/d/s/ Sub 10 (Subwoofer)

Nakamichi CA1 (Pre/processor)

Nakamichi PA5AII (Amplifiers - 4 of them, 1 for each of the front 3 channels and 1 for the rear channels).

And now, on to the show!


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Discussion Starter #52
Forum member "nosdude" shares his CIH scope HT with us.

The screen, and the Projector hushbox are DIY projects.

The screen is 158" diagonal (146" x 62") and is curved (42.5" radius)

Proof with careful planning your DIY projects can equal manufactured performance while having some fun and saving money at the same time.

The seating looks very cozy. Looking at the center seat I think we see the real boss of the house. He has the best seat.

Thank you "nosdude"


Optoma H77 HD2+ Projector

HTB-AR Anamorphic Lens

DVDO iScan HD+ video Scaler

Sony BDP-S300 Blu-Ray

DirecTV H20-100 Receiver

Yamaha RX-V2095 Receiver

Lutron Spacer (with SPS-41T remote)

MX-810 Universal Remote


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Discussion Starter #53
235:1 constant height strikes again

Forum member “strange_brew” and family share their CIH theater with us.

Another amazing room. I like the track lights bordering the top chase around the room.

The food bar / lobby add a nice touch. I dont think he left anything out.

Click HERE to see the complete build out process of this theater.


Projector: JVC RS-1

Screen: 127” wide SMX

Lens: Pending! (waiting until I figure out my scaling solution)

Amp: Reference 200.7

Pre-amp: Onkyo Pro PR-SC885P

Speakers: Monitor Audio Gold Reference all around: 60’s (front), Centre, GRFX (sides), In-walls (back)

Sub: SVS PB12 Plus/2

Sources: Samsung BD-P1200 Blu-ray (to be replaced soon), Xbox 360

2 x Motorola DCT-6416.

On to the show:


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Discussion Starter #54
Our next entry was sent to us from forum member "yourlilbro"

Geez you guys are killing me. Posting all these theaters has a negative side effect, to me my room needs a face lift after seeing the talent on this forum.

What a room. Those lights bring out the subtle colors in the room creating a theatrical atmosphere. All the colors work. Notice the curve of the screen. It does not get any better then having the speakers behind the screen.

Im telling you, there is no mistaken this room is used for some serious movie watching.

Thanks for sharing "yourlilbro"

Equipment list:

JVC DLA-RS1 lights up the 130" wide 2.35:1

SmX ProCurv cruved screen. Snell and Energy speaker combo get power

from Bryston and Sunfire Amplifiers, while the star is the Anthem

Statement D2 SSP. Using a Prismasonic FE-1500R Lens.

Theater room.


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Discussion Starter #55
Yet another great Constant Height Theater makes its debut. This one comes to us from forum member "Talontsi96"

There is so much talent and inspiration on this board. "Talontsi96" designed and built his own screen, you would never know this was not bought from one of the big manufactures. Looking at those pictures that screen cuts the cake or is that mustard, man they look good. And that reminds me when are we getting Gladiator (2000) on Blue Ray??

A lot of well thought out preparation went into this theaters design as evident of the lack of visible wires at the projector location. Very clean installation.

Thanks to "Talontsi96" for sharing his theater with us.

On to the equipment details:

- Optoma HD80 (built in scaler)

- HTB Anamorphic Lens

- DIY Grey acoustically transparent curved screen (40' radius) with

manual masking for 16:9 and 4:3

- Yamaha AVR

- BIC Acoustech HT-8W in-wall speakers

- Velodyne DLS-5000R Sub

- Source PS3 and Xbox 360

On to the eye candy.


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Mr Ian B went scope on us....welcome to the club

Another very nice theater. The scope craze sure is growing.

Plenty of goods in that equipment rack.

Sharing some comments he gets: You will never want to go to movies with your set-up and God, that is a huge screen.

Thanks Ian for sending in your pictures. Im guessing this is one popular room in the house

On to the equipment list:

Jvc Rs-1 front projector

Hometheaterbrothers.com anamorphic lens.

Pioneer Elite VSX 92 avr

DVDO VP-50 video processor

Toshiba XA-2 hd dvd player

Pioneer Elite BDP-95 blu ray player

Directv HD DVR

Sony vcr(don't know why I still have it hooked up)

Harmony 690 remote control


JBL N38 Fronts and N24 rear speakers

Yamaha NS center channel

Velodyne DLSR 12" sub

On to the show:


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Discussion Starter #57
The 235:1 picture forum continues to grow. 16x9 seams to be a dieing breed.

This theater was sent to us by Ravindra Nayak.

Wow looks very rich in design and color I love it. Some of the work is DIY and you would never know it.

Heres what he had to say about the screen:
The screen is about 180” diagonal, painted CINEGOO, 1.2 gain. None of the guests could so far make out that it is not a fabric screen. The screen remains covered by curtain when the movie is not running.

Something about theater curtains that give it that extra atmosphere.

More details about the theater:
The lights are controlled by Z-Wave and Lutron dimmers. In addition to high def DVD players, he is using High Def satellite receiver from Dish Network and a progressive scan DVD player.

The projector is a Panasonic PT-AX200U with Yamaha receiver, Sony PS3 and Toshiba HD-A30 High Def players, Panamorph for horizontal stretch, the projector does the vertical stretch.

All components are programmed for single button operation using either Logitech Harmony 890 remote which also controls Z-Wave dimmers or URC’s MX-3000 and MSC-400 combo.

Recliners are from Berkline

The remotes are programmed to open the curtain when the projector comes ON and shut the curtains before the projector is switched off.

7.1 surround speakers with 2 additional reference speakers (2 towers in the front, a central speaker, 2 box speakers in the from, sub-woofer, 2 hidden surround speakers and 2 rear hidden speakers. All hidden speakers are in-wall. All speakers are APERION brand.

Looking at the pictures Id say his work paid off and he hit a home run.

Thank you Ravindra!


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Discussion Starter #58
AVSF member "ArtieR" has sent us pictures of his 240:1 theater. Its nice to see 240:1 catching on.

Art worked with a basement re modeler (Custom Basements, Inc.) and a A/V specialist (eHomeXtreme, Inc.) and met with Dennis Erskine prior to the start of his build out.

A Completed Build Thread is currently "In-Progress" and will be forthcoming to AVSF after the HGTV "New Spaces" show airs on Saturday.

Yes you heard that right..mark your calenders This HT build project has been documented and filmed from start to finish by HOME & GARDEN TV (HGTV), and will be shown on HGTV "NEW SPACES" this-coming Saturday, September 20 @ 8:30 AM (EST). We think AVSF members will enjoy this cable TV presentation -- as they see "LIVE" the transformation from ugly "before" to a beautiful "after HT."


18' 4" wide x 25' 6" deep x 8' 6" ceiling height (plus 12" deep "Pit")

Front Row VD -- 11'

Middle Row VD - 18'

Rear/Bar Row --- 22'


Curved 2.40:1 AT Screen --- awesome video with HD movies & sports !!!!

Translucent Backlit Onyx Columns & rear Countertop --- "glow" gives a kool dramatic effect !!!!

Trey Ceilings --- more dramatic lighting

Adjacent Alcove with Fireplace and Game Table/4 more chairs.

"Retro-Modern" colors, carpet, & fabrics ---- "Kool Klassy Kontemporary"

Equipment list:

Screen ------ SMX 130" wide x 54" height, 2.40:1 curved Audio-transparent.

Projector --- InFocus IN83 DLP (recently switched from a JVC RS2 because I found out that I prefer DLP over LCoS + I needed more lumens/brightness for my screen).

Anamorphic -- Panamorph UH 440 lens

Scaler --- Key Digital HD Leeza

Receiver/Amp - Denon AVR-3805, plus (3) Audio Source 250 watt Monoblock Amps

Satellite HD -- DirecTV HD21 DVR

Blu-Ray DVD -- Sony BDP S-301

Server ---- Apple TV (160 GB for HD movies, music, & photos)

Speakers --- Polk Audio LSi --- Polk's "top-of-the-line" (clean, crisp, + BOOM !!!!)

Fronts: (2) LSi 25

Center: LSi C

Sides: (2) LC 60i

Rears: (2) LC 65 FX

Subwoof: (2) DSW Pro 500, plus (2) 10" powered Subs in LSi 25's

Lighting --- Lutron 6-Zone Grafik Eye

Remote --- RTi T3 (Handheld) + RTi In-Wall Controller

Seating --- (9) Palliser "Sequelle" (power recliners), and (4) Bar Stools


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Discussion Starter #59
Forum member "CollinViegas" is the latest to fall prey to 235:1 CIH and share his theater pictures with us.

I love the color scheme and design, modern art deco. The rooms atmosphere is everything cinema. Congrats on a job well done.

Equipment List:

120" 2.35 SMX Acoustic Screen

Sony VPL-VW60 Projector

Panamorph UH380 and Panamorph slide

Klipsch KL-650-THX L/C/R

Klipsch KS-525-THX Rears/Sides

Definitive Technology Supercube Trinity Subs x2

Velodyne SMS-1 Bass Management

Pioneer Elite SC-09TX Receiver

Pioneer Elite DV-79AVi DVD Player

Pioneer Elite BDP-05FD Bluray

Toshiba HD-A1 HD DVD Player

PS3/Xbox360/Nintendo Wii

Monster AVS2000/HTPS7000

Philips Pronto Professional TSU9600/RFX9600

Berkline 075 Theater Chairs.

Thank you Collin.

On to the show:


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Discussion Starter #60
There is no doubt 235:1 is catching on world wide. Mr Karlsson all the way from Sweden is proof the 235:1 in home cinema experience is hard to reject.

At the heart of his projection system is the big dog Isco 3 lens, no messing around here. Audio is just as important as the video in this theater as evident of the Screen Research screen.

We may find ourselves upgrading our projectors and source equipment on occasion but other key components such as the screen and anamorphic lens many consider "buy once" so extra attention and budget to these areas maximize your investment lasting you well into the future.

Main components.

Sim2 D80E

Isco III Lens

Screen research Clearpix2 Cinecurved 330cm wide.

On to the show:

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