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Theater almost done....wow....what a project

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Shane-M, Mar 25, 2005.

  1. Shane-M

    Shane-M Active Member

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    The Mattson Theater/Media Room is almost done....One year after starting constuction the carpet was finally installed. Still need to add a dark area rug under the screen and purchase a row of seating. I plan on building an elevated back row in the near future as well...

    Pics can be found at: http://www.soundreproduction.com/page8/smattson.html

    The HT bug is biting harder and harder by the minute...

    Regards,
    Shane
     
  2. Neil Joseph

    Neil Joseph Well-Known Member

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    You have some nice equipment Shane.
     
  3. Shane-M

    Shane-M Active Member

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    Thanks Neil. The list of upgrades keeps growing...front L&R speakers are next....
     
  4. Paul-D

    Paul-D Well-Known Member

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    Well done. Looking forward to final pictures and screen shots.
    Keep up the good work.
     
  5. MarkMac

    MarkMac Well-Known Member

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    Shane-
    It looks great! Can't wait to more pics.

    Can you give some more information about what you used for your motorized screen masking? I'm in the process of planning a basement theater, and the more I think about it, I'd really like to use screen masking for all different formats.
     
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    Looking good.... What do you use the pc for? I see you have a server rack in there with a pc and monitor??? I look forward to the final pics.

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  7. Shane-M

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    Hi Guys,

    Thanks for the comments.

    MarkMac: My DIY motorized screen masking is quite simple to build using off the shelf parts.

    Remote controlled motorized drape masking system on a budget:

    Components used:
    1. Motorized Drape Controller
    http://www.smarthome.com/3142.HTML

    2. IR X10 Command Console
    http://www.smarthome.com/4040.html

    3. X10 Appliance Module
    http://www.smarthome.com/2001.html

    4. Sony RM-AV3100 Remote

    5. DIY Screen/Drape mount/frame to support drape track.

    Connect drape track string to Drape Controller/motor. Plug controller/motor into appliance module. Plug IR X10 Command console into wall. Program RM-AV3100 to control X10 devices and then create a macro to turn drape motor on/off. Preset drape motor so that at close, 4:3 masking is applied and at open, 16:9 masking is applied. I programmed 4:3 and 16:9 control buttons on the Sony remote....at the press of a button, I can set either 16:9 or 4:3 vertical masking....


    MikeMon: The PC is a future project....right now it is acting as a web server, but a new machine is in the works that will control the media system. I will also be using the HTPC for video signal processing and media storage.

    Thanks again guys....I love this game.

    -Shane
     

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