My Theater Pictures

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  1. richard_v

    richard_v Stunt Coordinator

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  2. Ferdinand*T

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    WOW! That is one amazing looking theater, good job! [​IMG]
     
  3. Frank Zimkas

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    Stunning!
    You've got a great theater!![​IMG]
     
  4. Erik Farstad

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    Nice work Rich...that looks just SWEET!!! [​IMG]

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  5. Charles

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    Very very impressive. Did you do the design work yourself? What kind of wall carpet did you use? Where do you get it from? I would love to ask you a bunch of questions as I am in the design stages of a dedicated theater right now. If you have the time to talk let me know.
     
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    Very nice.
    Nice selection of posters!
     
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    Wow that is really something. I am in the finishing stages of my room and hope it comes out as nice as yours. Are those back lite poster frames? If so did you build them or buy them?
    Paul
     
  8. Ed O'Neill

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    Richard,

    The only word that comes to mind is jealousy.

    I just finished my shack of a home theater. No where as nice as yours . Nice job !

    Sincerly
    ED
     
  9. richard_v

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    Did you do the design work yourself?
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    Yes. I can honestly say I did the entire project myself, but I strongly recommend you get help here and there! I began construction with just a basic idea in my head (prior to formally sketching anything out). Not having done this before, I knew I would make constructability and cosmetic changes along the way. For instance, late additions included the arches on the front wall and the riser below the bar/island. The bookshelf you see was originally a door to the equipment room. Once installed, the door just was not appealing to me, so I changed it.



    What kind of wall carpet did you use? Where do you get it from?
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    It came from a local carpet shop, but it is very similar to what Lowe’s sells.



    I would love to ask you a bunch of questions as I am in the design stages of a dedicated theater right now. If you have the time to talk let me know.
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    I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have!
     
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    those back lite poster frames? If so did you build them or buy them?
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    They are not backlight posters. I found them at Target of all places.
     
  11. DavidVT

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    Richard,

    Super job. It looks superb.... and how does it sound?
     
  12. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    Great job! I love the projector mount.
     
  13. Dave Milne

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    Very, very impressive, Richard. The columns, trayed ceiling, bar area, stage... all excellent designs outstandingly executed. Just curious, though: why the projector pod instead of direct ceiling mount? Did you need to do this to control keystoning, or did you just do it because it looks cool...

    What equipment are you running? The pic of your equipment rack was a bit dark; all I could make out was a graphic equalizer.
     
  14. Neil Joseph

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    I'll back everyone else up here and say that the HT looks great.
     
  15. Shane Morales

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    Geez, that looks awesome. A whole year, huh? Really very nice.
     
  16. richard_v

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    Super job. It looks superb.... and how does it sound?
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    My equipment is modest, but sounds incredible.

    We have an annual home show in my area where you can walk through 10 or so high end houses in the 750k - 1MM range. The wife and I went this year, about half had dedicated theaters. I know I'm biased, but my setup sounds better than any of the 30K+ dedicated theaters I heard.

    My set up:

    Panasonic Receiver SAHE100K
    Panasonic Progressive Scan DVD DVDS55
    AudioSource EQ
    Infinity RS5 - Mains
    Infinity RS3 - Surrounds
    Infinity CC3 - Center
    Infinity RS1 - Back Surrounds
    Aiwa 10 Powered Subwoofer TS W150 (purchased based on excellent reviews)
    Aura Bass Shakers (6)


    Rich
     
  17. richard_v

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    Geez, that looks awesome. A whole year, huh? Really very nice.
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    Let me clarify.

    A year's time is a bit misleading. I travel a lot, so the work was done primarily on the weekends when I could sneak away from the wife and kiddos.
     
  18. Ed O'Neill

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    Richard,

    Don't feel bad to me almost 3 years to do mine. lymphoma,major accident and now lymphoma again. The funny thing is my onkyo 787 reciever that I bought in 1999. Just got opened last week.

    You never commented on my post i made earlier, about your old onkyo 797.

    Signed
    Ed
     
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    why the projector pod instead of direct ceiling mount? Did you need to do this to control keystoning, or did you just do it because it looks cool...
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    Thanks for the complements. I knew this question was coming!

    I designed to pod for #1 cosmetics, and #2 function. The shape complements the bar / island and the halogens in the pod make for great task lighting - I can view my DVDs and equipment rack w/o turning on the main lights and disturbing a movie playing.

    The original plan was to place the projector within the pod. I designed it with enough space per Sanyo's recommendations, but ultimately felt the ventilation just would not be sufficient.

    Rich
     
  20. DavidVT

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    Richard,

    I too have been on the parade of homes and specifically was intent on finding homes with a better home theater, but they are not to be found. Seems that folks with tons of money dont care about price, video and sound. As long as they dont have to lift a hammer.

    You should be very proud of your theater and all the hard work that went into it!!!!!
     

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