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  1. king

    My Completed Home Theater Project... (pic's)

    I thought about two rows of seats, but there were several reasons I decided against it... I would not be able to open the rear french doors, This would permamently 'close' the room. (Right now I can open doors on both sides and create an open concept.) I would have to build a riser for the...
  2. king

    My Completed Home Theater Project... (pic's)

    The paint is from the Benjamin Moore collection. Color code was posted in one of the earlier threads in this post. Looks much nicer in person. The pics I took have a lot of light projected on to the walls...
  3. king

    HT Forum member in March issue of AV Interiors

    How did you go about submitting your room to the magazine? I had sent the same mag an email when I completed my theater and didn't ever get a reply. I guess mine is not good enough! :-)
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    My Completed Home Theater Project... (pic's)

    I completely agree with you. The pics posted here were taken with some ambient light, and the lights right above the doors certainly don't help. With the lighting dimmed down all the way, it's not a big problem although bright scenes will show the white doors again. I do plan on painting them...
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    Odd Movie Poster sizes from a theater

    Another place that has in-expensive poster frames is IKEA. Michaels also has the standard metal black frames with plexiglass. Personally I don't like the metal ones as they shake and vibrate with loud bass scenes. I ended up returning them. Also I found the glass has a glare so I actually got...
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    My Completed Home Theater Project... (pic's)

    Thanks for the kind words guys! I'm just trying to make time to enjoy it now. It's funny when my wife keeps asking "You wanna' watch a movie tonight?" It sure makes the experience more dramatic to say the least. You hear sounds and notice details that would otherwise be missed. I've never been a...
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    My Completed Home Theater Project... (pic's)

    Pic's have been updated with my new Palliser seats and custom framed movie posters. I decided to get them dry mounted without glass to prevent any glare. Even the anti-glare glass shines with lights above it. Now my theater is truly complete...
  8. king

    How to automatically turn ambient light on?

    Even easier...plug the lights into the rear of your AV receiver. Surely it must have a switched outlet on the back...
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    My Completed Home Theater Project... (pic's)

    Thanks! With the ducting in the way all I could fit was 3" recessed halogen lights. A nice trick with the lighting is a simple Lutron dimmer switch from home depot. The lights come on and off slowly just like in a real theater and with a remote control. You can then use a programmable remote...
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    My Completed Home Theater Project... (pic's)

    First PAUSE the onscreen video to prevent motion blurr. Secondly hold your camera VERY still or use a tripod stand. You will have to play with the shutter settings on your camera to get an ideal picture, or set it to night mode... I used a digital SLR - Nikon D70 with high-end ED series...
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    My Completed Home Theater Project... (pic's)

    Benjamin Moore HC-85. I painted my basement different shades of taupe and this is a beautiful color especially for the HT room.
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    My Completed Home Theater Project... (pic's)

    The trick is to do it in stages! Obviously I didn't have the cash to go out and buy everything in a day, or hire a contractor to build the basement right away. I told her from day one that I'm putting in the time & effort to build the basement myself and the only thing I had done was the...
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    Anyone have the HD-A2 and a Harman Kardon HDMI receiver?

    Finally heard back from HK support. Here is what they say... "I am very sorry but our receivers do not support multi-channel Linear PCM at this time." That's just great! I thought Harman Kardon made some of the best receivers out there. What's the point of providing a HDMI output if you...
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    My Completed Home Theater Project... (pic's)

    I plan on putting the seats at approx. 18ft away from the screen. This should also give me about a 6ft distance from the rear wall and enough clearance to swing open the rear doors.
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    Question on hanging up movie posters...

    My theater has a clean simple look to it. I am thinking of hanging up some movie posters but before I put nails in the walls, I have a couple of doubts... For one, the glass will probably shine and glare especially if the frames are mounted along the side walls. Secondly the sub will...
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    Anyone have the HD-A2 and a Harman Kardon HDMI receiver?

    Thanks Doug. I have sent them another email for clarification. I appreciate your help. I would like to be sure before I spend over $1K on a new HK HDMI receiver.
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    My Completed Home Theater Project... (pic's)

    I can't say enough good things about this projector. I did a lot of research on 1080p projectors within $10K and this model ranks among the top 5. There's a couple of indepth reviews online. I also looked at the Sony VPL-VW100 which is over $10K but it is difficult to justify the price...
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    Anyone have the HD-A2 and a Harman Kardon HDMI receiver?

    Tech support usually means stay on hold for 45 mins ...but I was very impressed with HK. I sent them an email and got a reply the same day. Here is what they said... "The sound may be better if you go from an AVR335 to a AVR645, but it would be due to new features, more power and better...
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    Anyone get their 3 or 5 free hd-dvd's yet?

    Glad to see this offer is also being offered in Canada! It was a nice surprise when I cut open the box for the A2. Too bad the choices are so poor... Unfortunately you lose out on this offer if you buy a demo or open box unit. I could have got another 3 free dvd's for my A1, except it never...
  20. king

    Comparing the HD-A1 and HD-A2 ...(pics)

    Yup, no grounded electrical protection now. Make sure you wear rubber boots when operating the A2 so you don't get zapped!
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    Comparing the HD-A1 and HD-A2 ...(pics)

    Thought I would post a couple of pics for comparison. I have had my HD-A2 for a few days and I love it already! My A1 had the latest firmware and I would still have the occasional glitches...no sound sometimes, a flickering line at other times, and always slow! I haven't noticed any such...
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    Anyone have the HD-A2 and a Harman Kardon HDMI receiver?

    I had posted this question as part of another discussion but figured I start a new thread. I just picked up my new HD-A2 yesterday and hooked it up to my HK335 receiver through the TOS link. The receiver shows 'DTS' when it is connected through the optical cable. It also shows DTS when my...
  23. king

    When the heck is the HD-A2 available in Canada?

    Spoke too soon! I decided to drive around today and both Best Buy and Future Shop have them in stock. I picked my new unit for CD$499 which is a steal of a deal considering they are going for CD$599 retail and no one is discounting them. It helps to have connections! Can't wait to go home...
  24. king

    my home theatre project

    It's made by Owens Corning (With the Pink panther logo.) available at Home Depot. Here's a link to their noise control products... http://www.owenscorning.com/around/s...cts/index2.asp I used the quiet zone acoustic bats and the Acoustic floor mats.
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    When the heck is the HD-A2 available in Canada?

    I have been keeping an eye out but haven't seen it yet. Visions has one demo that's labeled 'Not for Sale.' Nothing yet at Future SHop or Best Buy. The sales guys don't know crap! One guy says it should be here this week...you ask another and he says not till Feb... It's amazing how most of...
  26. king

    my home theatre project

    I used the pink fiberglass soundproof batting behind all the drywall and in the ceiling too. It's fairly inexpensive and you can pick it up at Home Depot. You have to be sure to insulate evenly all around the room. If you skip one side or the ceiling then you are defeating the whole purpose. My...
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    My Completed Home Theater Project... (pic's)

    The room is approx. 16x24ft. I am doing only one row of 4 seats.
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    My Completed Home Theater Project... (pic's)

    Well it took almost 6 months of evenings and weekends to complete this project. I would come home after work and put in about 2 hrs a night. I had to re-do all the electrical, heating and plumbing to open up this room for the home theater. The furnace and hot water tanks had to be removed...
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    Wireless Headphones

    I have a pair of Jensen JW160 wireless headphones. On the base, you select channel A or B. On the headphones themselves, there is a dial with which you tune into the frequency you want to hear. If you have two headsets I'm sure you could tune both to the same channel. To be honest with you the...
  30. king

    I see no Image using HDMI Connection

    I had the exact same problem last week with my Samsung 50" plasma and the HD-A1. Component worked fine but when hooked up to HDMI, it displayed an HDMI error. It has nothing to do with the resolution. Turned out that the HDMI input on my TV was defective. Samsung technician came out to test it...