Best Home Theater I've Seen On The Net!

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  1. Glenise

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  2. Mike Brantley

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    Yes, that is a fantastic theater. I can't read the language, but the pictures speak for themselves. The concession area looks beautiful, too!
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  3. JerryHatchett

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    Uh, are we sure this is a home theater? That's an awful big room and some pretty commercial looking doors. Just curious...
     
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    Hey, Jerry.... How's home theater life in the birthplace of Elvis? [​IMG]
    I don't think a commercial theater would use a video projector, but you are right about those doors. Very professional, as is the concession area. Judging by all those seats, this guy must have a lot of friends!
    Anyway, you can get stuff translated athttp://babelfish.altavista.com/tr. I pasted the opening text from that page into that site. The German-to-English translation it gave me was...
    Welcomely on the future homepage of Subcentral - the home cinema of the superlative... We load you to along-pursue the career/development of Subcentral (almost real-time). This page is completed constantly with pictures, which document the working progress.
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    This is a most impressive project. If I had had the amount of room that these fellows have, I would have liked to incorporate some more of the elemnts that they did. Instead, within the restrictions of a 15'x22' space I had to make a few compromises.
    The important thing here, of course, is what everything looks (and sounds) like once the lights go down and the film starts. If you are happy with what you have, then you've reached your own personal nirvana.
    And this can be achieved at many different levels on widely varying budgets. In other words, there are many roads to HT satisfaction. What pages like these do is to give people ideas regardingt a variety of approches to our common goal. And language really was not a barrier here, since the since is almost completely in the "pictorial" format.
    Reminded me a bit of Roy Doty's "Wordless Workshop" that appeared (appears?) for many years in Popular Mechanics.
    SEHR GÜT!
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    Cool theater you have there!
    Havent I seen your theater in a home theater mag, somewere?
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    Go see my new theater CINEMAX! updated 2001-07-10
    Then give me your thoughts!!
    http://cine-max.tripod.com/cinemax/
     
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    Thats a sweet looking theater but i betcha the sound quality is not all that great.
    If i had that theater and that kind of money i would buy four Stryke HE15's and two Samason S1000 pro amp which has 500 watts a side hopfuly thats a good amount of power to drive them.
    One day i when i'm older i would like to design a theater like that but a little smaller & use two stryke he15's
     
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    OK, that's pretty amazing, but I wonder if something like that isn't so big and extensive that it loses the "home" in home theater? I think I'd feel lonely in there watching with only one or two people.
    I guess I like a more homey feel. I admit it is a most impressive achievement in any case, and I do like the star ceiling (on Jens' theater as well.)
     
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    All these posts serve to point out that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder and that the "ideal" HT can come in many flavors.
    To me, the important thing, as I said before, is what everything looks and sounds like once the lights are turned down and the show starts and there are many ways to go. This is all related to a discussion that we have had on previous occasions regarding te definition of a "Home Theater." You ask 20 people this question you are bound to get 20 different answers and who's to say who is right? Actually they all are. A person on a plane watching a portable DVD player with quality headphones can be immersed in the movie experience to the same extent as the person sitting in a megabuck installation.
    This evening I attended a film series at a local theater that has just been refurburshed at great expense as an "art" theater and is quite a nice environment for watching movies. I couldn't help but make comparisons to my own HT and, from where is was sitting, felt a certain pride in knowing that I can create the same experience in my own home on my own terms and schedule.
    What's the best HT?
    They all are!
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    I soooooooooooooooo wish i had a theater like that
    it would be fun building it
    Lucky SOB
     
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    My God...it's full of stars!
     
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    Jens:
    Glenn's theater was featured in Audio Video Interiors magazine.
    Parker
     
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    Parker...
    And also in the local newspaper. [​IMG]
    I went and saw it last week...it's a fantastic theater! Love the stars on the ceiling! Thanks for having me over Glenn!
    Dave
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    Hey, Jerry.... How's home theater life in the birthplace of Elvis?
    Beautiful. Thank ya very much...
    [​IMG]
    BTW, I wasn't suggesting that it was a commercial theater we were looking at, thought maybe it was some corporate retreat or some such.
    Jerry
    [Edited last by JerryHatchett on July 29, 2001 at 08:56 PM]
     

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