Just a big THANK YOU.........

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Trace Ahlers, Aug 2, 2003.

  1. Trace Ahlers

    Trace Ahlers Stunt Coordinator

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    .........to HTF and all of its members.
    I finally finished my theater!![​IMG]
    (Sorry, no pics. No digital camera)
    I've checked into this forum everyday for months and culled many ideas and solutions from here and would never have been able to do it without you guys.[​IMG]
    Now I have two major problems!
    1)It will almost feel anti-climactic to actually use the theater now rather than work on it.
    2) How do I break myself of the habit of checking HTF every day? I can't be changing my mind and re-doing the whole thing all over again!!
    Thanks again.
    Trace
     
  2. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    Trace – no reason to "break the habit" - you can pass the info you’ve learned from your experience on to others. That’s the way this place works! [​IMG]

    In between times – enjoy your theater!

    Regards,
    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
  3. Darren Mortensen

    Darren Mortensen Stunt Coordinator

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    Trace,

    I am considering organizing a 12 Step Program for HT Addicts like yourself.

    Step One.
    Admit you are powerless to the obsessive desire for audio video nirvana.

    Step Two.
    Realize that you are merely a weak individual in comparision to the strength and power of electronic corporations.

    Step Three.
    .....uhhhhh...that's were I get confused.[​IMG] And find myself shopping for more gizmos and gadgets!!!
     
  4. Neil Joseph

    Neil Joseph Lead Actor

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    Tell us something about your theatre and make sure to get those pics online when you can.
     
  5. MikeWh

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    heh heh, Darren. I thought Step One was overcoming denial...

    Trace-- how interesting--- I had the same anti-climactic experience when I first "finished" my HT. I threw a movie party about a week later though, which helped ward off the onset of depression. [​IMG] Also... if you consider that it's never truly finished, then you can keep some of that early excitement you had while working on it.
     
  6. Pam W

    Pam W Stunt Coordinator

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    Trace,

    I don't have a digital camera either, but when I get my 35mm film processed, I also get a CD rom. It'll work, too!

    Now I wanna see some pics from you![​IMG]

    Pam
     
  7. Darren Mortensen

    Darren Mortensen Stunt Coordinator

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    Women suffer something similar after childbirth called Post-Partum Depression. Can we claim a new disorder called Post-Construction Depression?


    PATIENT: DOC! I am feeling blue! Kinda down since my theater was completed....sniff..sniff...What am I gonna do?

    DOC: Buy a new receiver and call me in the morning! CLICK
     
  8. Trace Ahlers

    Trace Ahlers Stunt Coordinator

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    Darren,
    I wonder if insurance would cover the treatment!?
    "My theater was built by Blue Cross"[​IMG]

    Neil,
    I don't have access to a camera, so no pix will be available, sorry.
    It's a kind of mix-n-match set-up
    Toshiba TW56D90 WS RPTV
    Pioneer LD player
    Toshiba SD-3109 dual-disc DVD player
    Outlaw 1050 receiver
    Athena AS-B2 LR speakers
    Older model Yamaha center (angles downward)
    Atlantic Technology 254 SR surrounds
    6 Aura bass shakers
    don't kill me.....one pair of leftover B-b-bose cubes for the rear center:b
    I built a seating platform for a row of 3 antique theater seats which includes a buddy bar for drinks, food and the remotes.
    I built a stage over the hearth of the fireplace, put the RPTV on top of it, built speaker staging out of threaded gas-pipe and bolted it to the stage. The LCR speaker assembly is attached to the staging and stick out past the front of the screen. I then built a frame around the screen in a trapezoidal shape and covered it in a funky blue & black fabric. The speakers look like they're suspended in mid-air. I hinged the right side of the frame so that I could access the equipment rack. The rack is set on a turn-table (lazy-susan) so that I can have easy access to the back of it.
    The really cool part is that I was able to rescue one of the exit doors from a local cineplex that closed. It has a porthole window and it's original hardware. It's now my new theater entry door.
    There are numerous little things I did for fun and convenience. I let my imagination run wild and found ways to adapt many things from home depot for the decor.
    All well worth it.
    And it even sounds good.[​IMG]
    Trace
     

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