I own a very nice Gold Medal 2085 6 oz Popcorn Popper, bought it used about 3 years ago from a local newspaper ad, for just $100 - which was a steal, when they sell between $500 and $600 new... the previous owner had bought it to use at their community Lion's Club meetings, but they used it...
I'm 52, and I loathe cable/satellite TV. I completely cut the cord on broadcast TV a year ago, meaning I refuse to even have an antenna for OTA reception. Can't stand the commercials, channel watermarks, mid-show pop-up advertising, and tickertape borders on the screen - and the garbage they...
A closeup of one of the Art Deco light sconces installed on my columns,
showing the colorful light pattern it throws. The secret to the light patterns
emitted from the sconces? I'm using 25w "stained glass" incandescent bulbs
made by GE, which give a "Tiffany lamp" lighting...
A view of the right front corner of the theater, showing the recently installed PVC baseboards and crown moulding.
A Harry Potter 7.2 movie poster and a lenticular Lord of the Rings Gollum poster are seen mounted between the columns.
The large snack bar area off the rear of the theater includes, from let to right: The exit doorway to the garage; an upright freezer converted into a keg refrigerator with tap on the front door; a commercial Gold Medal popcorn machine sitting on a glass candy counter, a "Yuengling -...
"The FREYMAX 3D Theater" is the new name of my basement theater - FREYMAX 3D being a play on the words IMAX 3D, of course!
The plastic rail strips the letters are mounted on can be seen easily in this photo, reflecting in the camera flash.
A new theater sign was added on the rear wall of the theater room in early 2013. These are the actual 12" Snaplok letters used on
commercial theater marquee signs, and have metal clips that snap onto channel strips mounted on the wall.
The media rack is home-made - it is constructed with 1x6" pine boards and adjustable shelf clips purchased at Lowe's,
and then primered and painted with a satin black finish. Currently it houses over 500 Blu-rays, 90+ 3D Blu-rays,
and about 1000 DVDs
The processing section of my A/V rack features, from top to bottom: a Furhman PL-Plus C line conditioner with slide-out
LED lighting to view the rack-mount equipment panels in the darkened theater room; A Pioneer DV-46AV Region-free DVD player;
An oppo 93 Blu-ray player; A Denon Professional...
The power section of my A/V cabinet - from the bottom up: A QSC MX2000a 2 x 650 watt THX-rated amp for the front mains;
QSC Powerlight PL-218 1800 watts bridged amp for the Peavey Dual 18" subwoofers; a Mackie M-4000i bridged amp
for the 3 seat shakers in the sofa; A Carver 5 x 200 watt...