Swim-In Theater

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Chris Hovanic, Aug 18, 2003.

  1. Chris Hovanic

    Chris Hovanic Supporting Actor

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    I went to the local Street of Dreams this weekend and I knew one of the houses had a pool (Not many pools in Oregon). When I steped out on the patio next to the pool my [​IMG] !

    The pool is under cover and open to the outside on two sides. Built into the back wall is what looked like a 50" plasma. There was also a left/right/center speaker on the wall as well. At the rear of the pool there was a left and right rear speaker and gas heater. I could not locate a sub [​IMG]! Here are a couple of shots I took with my crapy digi camera.

    I was not able to sit err I mean float in the sweet spot so I can not comment on the speaker/screen placement ect. But oh my the cool factor was [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] out of 5 [​IMG]'s
     
  2. Mark McGill

    Mark McGill Stunt Coordinator

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    That does look really sweet. Not sure the long term survivablity of the screen due to moisture, but cool nevertheless.
     
  3. Pam W

    Pam W Stunt Coordinator

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    Wow!

    We did a simplified version (sheet over deck) at our pool and called them "Dive In" Movies![​IMG]
     
  4. Dave Scarpa

    Dave Scarpa Producer

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    As long as they dropped the plasma behind a protective screen they should be oK, if not they'll be buying a new one
     
  5. Chris Hovanic

    Chris Hovanic Supporting Actor

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    The plasma is behind a protective screen and I would hope that it is sealed and locked in to prevent theft. I would guess a 10k Plasma is not that big of deal to someone that could afford a 2.5 million dollar house [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    Very nice... however, I can't imagine soaking in a pool to watch the FOTR EE... one might wind up with hypothermia. [​IMG]
     
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    Wayne Ernst Cinematographer

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    I'm not sure which movie that is. Then again, if I was swimming in the pool with a fine lady, I don't think we'd be watching action shows, drama or comedy. [​IMG]
     
  8. Chris Hovanic

    Chris Hovanic Supporting Actor

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  9. David Preston

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    Very nice. I saw in a s&v magazine not sure which one that a architect spent about $225,000 on his ht. Talking about awesome. I thought about buying the mag but I passed it up.
     

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