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#1 of 33 OFFLINE   Ron-P

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Posted July 03 2003 - 05:04 AM

Took a few pics last night of the on-going construction refurb project. Most is done less a lot of detail work; molding, blacking out the A/C unit, painting...etc. But the pics give you a general layout of the room since the change over to front projection.

Future plans are to buy a new couch and two recliners and get rid of the theater seats altogether.

Sorry about the darkness of some of the shots, the all black room makes it a black hole for the camera's flash.


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#2 of 33 OFFLINE   BobMaslen

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Posted July 03 2003 - 06:00 AM

Ron,

Theater looks great.

I remember that you first had the X1. I was sorry to hear about the rainbow problems you were having with it. I just got my X1 about 3 weeks ago and I have to really try to see rainbows. And when I do see them, they do not bother me at all.

Once again, the room looks awesome. Posted Image

Here are a couple of pics of my Home Theater. It is slowly getting there.

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#3 of 33 OFFLINE   Ron-P

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Posted July 03 2003 - 06:20 AM

Thanks Bob and I must say, very impressive theater. I love the look of your front stage area. I just wish I had that kind of space.


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#4 of 33 OFFLINE   Zen Butler

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Posted July 03 2003 - 06:28 AM

Very nice Ron. Don't tell me you put the 46" in the bedroom. Posted Image

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#5 of 33 OFFLINE   Neil Joseph

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Posted July 03 2003 - 06:43 AM

I second the great looking room. I wish I could black-out my room like that right now. The movie experience in your room must indeed be great.
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#6 of 33 OFFLINE   Eric Brunton

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Posted July 03 2003 - 08:11 AM

Ron, I must say, what a nice setup. I bow down to you, you give me much inspiration. now only if i can talk the wife into converting our livingroom into such a specticle.

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#7 of 33 OFFLINE   Ron-P

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Posted July 03 2003 - 08:40 AM

Thanks guys. Still have a lot of detail work to do, but after all, in this hobby, it seems never-ending. Which of course is not a bad thing. Hopefully this holiday weekend I can just about tidy the room up.


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Very nice Ron. Don't tell me you put the 46" in the bedroom.

Nope, sold the Mits to a neighbor, that funding paid for the projector.

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P.S. Is that a beer in one of your pics?

Yes Sir! That'd be my default beer of choice, the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.


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#8 of 33 OFFLINE   Don Marsh

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Posted July 03 2003 - 12:46 PM

Excellent Ron, thanks! I've been anxious to see your theater since the changes.

(BTW, good choice of beer! Sierra Nevada makes some great beers; i especially like their Celebration Ale)

#9 of 33 OFFLINE   Trace Ahlers

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Posted July 04 2003 - 01:33 PM

Hey Ron,
Thanks for the beer tip.
I was looking on the shelves at the store and saw the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and thought to myself, "Didn't I just read about this stuff somewhere? Must be good if it was mentioned in a book."
So, I got it, drank it, then remembered where I'd read it.
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Posted July 08 2003 - 12:51 PM

Looks great Ron! What do you do about the sound from the AC window unit? I also have one in my HT and it's a bit annoying during quiet scenes. BTW... Your site looks VERY familiar (check out my HT site below).Posted Image

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#11 of 33 OFFLINE   Troy Swope

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Posted July 08 2003 - 01:20 PM

WOW!! i've been gone for a few months and look what happened, Ron went and did the ole projector thang!! Looks great Ron!

I still have not been able to build my theater in the garage, i had the opportunity to purchase a 100th anniversary HD, so my wife made me choose, her actual words... "Decide, either a home theater, or a new harley, you cant have both!!"

so guess what i chose? sorry to all of my HT brothers out there...

anyway, its great to see that you are still at work, updating, upgrading and building. keep it going brother!!
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#12 of 33 OFFLINE   Glenise

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Posted July 08 2003 - 01:43 PM

Gorgeous if I haven't said so already.
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#13 of 33 OFFLINE   Ron-P

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Posted July 09 2003 - 03:54 AM

Thanks for the comments guys.

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What do you do about the sound from the AC window unit? I also have one in my HT and it's a bit annoying during quiet scenes.

Jawhn, the unit in the current pic is an older 12,000btu model. Way too big for the room and I always had to run it on low. It actually never was much of a distraction.

Two days ago I swung into Home Depot and picked up a new 6,000btu model. Remote control, all digital with a tempature setting feature. All for $147 and includes a 5 year in-home warranty. This little AC unit is perfect for the room size. I run it on low and it is nearly undetectable, it's very quiet. I just finished installing it last night. Still need to do all the trim work around it though as it is much smaller than the older model.

Great site Jawhn, Click-n-Build is great stuff.



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so guess what i chose? sorry to all of my HT brothers out there...

Any pics Troy? Love to see the new ride.



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#14 of 33 OFFLINE   Todd_B

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Posted July 09 2003 - 04:39 AM

The room looks great Ron (and so does all the others in this thread).

Great minds think a lot alike. We both own pannys and have our front stage setup the same as well Posted Image

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#15 of 33 OFFLINE   Ron-P

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Posted July 09 2003 - 04:52 AM

Talk about look-alikes Todd. Theater looks great!

I sent you a PM Todd.


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#16 of 33 OFFLINE   BrandonR

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Posted July 09 2003 - 06:30 AM

Ron I have a similar room setup in my garage its 15 x 10.5 with 4ft in the back that has a built in bartop. I was thinking of putting in a sanyo z1 but i was worryied that my room might be to small. In order to compensate for my garage door I had to put in a drop ceiling at the front of the room where the screen would go. the ceiling height there is 6.9" and it comes into the room about 7 ft then the ceiling goes up to 8 ft. Is your room's ceiling similar to this.

#17 of 33 OFFLINE   Ron-P

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Posted July 09 2003 - 08:16 AM

Brandon, sounds like our theaters are clones of one-another. The Driftwood is 16'x 9' (outside). Inside, I'm about 15.5'x 8.5'. My ceiling is also a drop due to the garage door. The front half of the theater has an inside ceiling height of 7', the back half is 8'.

With an 80" (16:9) screen my front row is about 10' from the screen, the back row is about 13.5'. The front is a bit close and I can see scan lines and screendoor, but very rarely. In the back row, I have a perfect picture with no visible screendoor or scan-lines.

You will be fine with your theater size. Maybe a slightly smaller screen, say about 70" if your only seating is close to the screen with no back row.


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#18 of 33 OFFLINE   Mark Amayao

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Posted July 09 2003 - 11:22 AM

Wow didnt realize you had made some updates.
Looks great. Man I can only imagine how the image would float in that room with all that black!
I bet it would look absolutely amazing. Perceived black level in the picture must be awesome. i think the room looks way more solid and tied together then when the 46" was there. Huge improvement.

I still need to find the receipt I had with the cloth sku#
I told myself I would keep it. ill find it though soon. look forward to more update ron keep up the awesome work.
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#19 of 33 OFFLINE   James Bergeron

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Posted July 09 2003 - 12:39 PM

Ron, did you do anything special with your drop ceiling?

I WILL be doing mine EVENTUALLY. Posted Image I swear!

But I'm worried abour rattles, the room is air tight! Ok ... maybe not but it's close, if I sealed my rack it would be.

Right now nothing rattles, so I'm worried about adding metal beams attached to each other. Did you use the silicone trick where you silicone them all together so they can't move? Did you add weight to your ceiling tiles?

Also, what colour are your tiles and rails for your ceiling? I can only find them in white. I was going to paint the rails with flat black spray but it will be a pain.
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Posted July 09 2003 - 02:33 PM

Ron:

by no means am i an HTML guy, but click my sig or my house and you will see my new baby! For the time being, i will just have to enjoy everyone elses theater until mine comes off the shelf!!

i look forward to seeing more pics of the driftwood!! enjoy!
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