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#41 of 64 Cameron Yee

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Posted June 13 2005 - 03:44 AM

IKEA is the way to go if you want nice looking and inexpensive. Snag a couple Pello armchairs and you're there. You could probably mount a cup holder in the wood armrest. Posted Image

http://www.ikea.com/....ts=10114*10292

If there's no Ikea nearby, Target has the same kind of chairs (just saw them on the shelf yesterday) for around the same price.
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#42 of 64 Sami Kallio

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Posted June 13 2005 - 05:22 AM

I'm happy with my Palliser seats and I got a three seater with the cupholder pieces etc for $1600.

http://www.palliser.....tre_group.htm7

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Posted June 13 2005 - 08:51 AM

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IKEA is the way to go if you want nice looking and inexpensive. Snag a couple Pello armchairs and you're there.


I'd spend the extra bucks and get the Poang chairs. I have a couple in my home theater, and they are great.

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#44 of 64 Matt Stone

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Posted June 13 2005 - 11:12 AM

Thanks for the suggestions on the chairs guys. I'll definitely go with one of them. So, you think the Poang is worth the extra $140?
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#45 of 64 Matt Stone

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Posted June 13 2005 - 11:37 AM

Nevermind. I don't have an Ikea near me, and the Poang is only available in the B&M.
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#46 of 64 Cameron Yee

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Posted June 13 2005 - 11:38 AM

The price of the Poang varies in price depending on the type of pad you buy. Basic black cloth pad puts it at $99.
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Posted June 13 2005 - 11:41 AM

This is basically the same as the Pello.

http://www.target.co....sin=B0002FQTI0

http://www.target.co....sin=B0007LVD5I
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#48 of 64 Matt Stone

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Posted June 13 2005 - 12:10 PM

Thanks again, Guo. What do you think about this?

http://www.target.co....sin=B0002FE036

At this point, I'll only be getting one chair, so I'd be willing to spend a little more for a nice one.
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#49 of 64 Tim Glover

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Posted June 13 2005 - 12:50 PM

Nice looking chair at target. BTW, screen did arrive...now "this is where the fun begins..." Posted Image I actually mean the fun of installing it. I'm not very good with tools. Posted Image

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Posted June 13 2005 - 12:50 PM

Looks good to me!

I have the cloth one. The chairs actually recline a bit, which is actually pretty good for movie watching; not so great for reading. But that's nothing a pillow can't solve.
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Posted June 13 2005 - 01:20 PM

Sweet deal, I bought it. Thank you for all the help guys! I couldn't have found that nice chair without you Posted Image

BTW...mounted my screen last night. I've been taking pictures documenting my process. I'll be sure to post them after I get everything done. It'll be interesting, because I'm putting the theater right where my Star Wars collection used to be (pics in the sig).
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#52 of 64 Tim Glover

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Posted June 13 2005 - 01:47 PM

Moving the SW collection!!!!!! Wow. That's alot of moving. Posted Image Where to?

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Posted June 13 2005 - 01:55 PM

It's still in the same area, it's just organized differently. I'm sure you'll find the pics interesting Posted Image

It was a real bitch to move the stuff too. I think I threw out my back Posted Image
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Posted June 14 2005 - 06:52 AM

I have one more question. I don't have too much ambient light down there, but there is a window that I need to cover. Is there any place that sells black-out curtains online?
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Posted June 14 2005 - 07:18 AM

Matt, I've always had problems with creating a dark room. I went with drapes, but they are so 70's and bulky...I just bought some room darkening blinds at Home Depot.

They are the Bali "Midnight" collection. I haven't put them up yet, but my parents have them in their bedroom and they are SWEET! They are the 'cellular' (i.e. double honeycomb) type and they make the fabric extra thick so no light penetrates.

I can't WAIT to get them up in my new place.

They aren't the 'cheap' way to go, but the prices weren't bad either (for what you get). Home Depot has a 15% off Bali 'special orders' through the end of this month. Since the midnight collection was special order, I got the discount. My windows are like 35x60 and they were like $130/each after the discount. Posted Image

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Posted June 14 2005 - 07:46 AM

I may look at that for a long term solution, but in the meantime, I'm pretty cash-poor Posted Image

...and I don't mind tacky Posted Image
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#57 of 64 Sami Kallio

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Posted June 14 2005 - 08:06 AM

I believe I found my blackout lining from E-bay.

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Posted June 14 2005 - 08:39 AM

Matt I have a corner window that was pretty hard to hide that early evening Sun. Brutal in fact. But with some nice blinds, 2 round of curtains....no light AT ALL comes in. Ever. My only issue is my front door will leak a little light during the day eventhough I used weather stripping. Posted Image Bummer. Not a biggie since I'm usually at work during the day. Even so, the light from the door is very small.

Plus, with the 4805 you're getting, the contrast is really good so a little light will be ok. I even keep a lamp on in the kitchen so I can see a little. Posted Image

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Posted June 14 2005 - 08:50 AM

Yah, I'm not worried about blacking everything out entirely...just decreasing the ambient light.

Thanks for the suggestions guys!
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Posted June 16 2005 - 08:10 AM

Got my screen installed Tuesday night. It's a little hard to get used to since the one in the pics down below in Club Timobi Wan was so much wider with the 8-10 inch black borders. But that was also overkill and kind of dominated the room when not in use.

I am going to make some type of wider black border though. Also, I thought this baby had 4 black borders, but it has only 3. The sides and the bottom. The top is just white with no real stopping point.

Still, it's great and I don't mean to sound negative. One great thing that I shouldn't take for granted is how flat the screen is. My previous DIY job began buckling and curving in the middle. Kind of cool to now see the image flat. Posted Image