Completed Home Theatre Pics

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by KrisPfeiffer, Oct 13, 2003.

  1. DavidVT

    DavidVT Stunt Coordinator

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    Kris,

    Love the room, especially the built-in curios above the speakers...adds a nice touch.

    Looks very cozy!
     
  2. Parker Clack

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    Kris:

    Great job! I like the color scheme, lighting and the way the room looks as a whole. I bet you have a great time entertaining or just kicking back to watch a movie.

    What CRT projector did you get?

    Parker
     
  3. Chad A

    Chad A Stunt Coordinator

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    Very, very nice.
     
  4. ChadLB

    ChadLB Screenwriter

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    What color is the wall? How high is your ceiling?

    thanks
     
  5. Ron-P

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    Looks excellent Kris, well done!


    Peace Out~[​IMG]
     
  6. Don Black

    Don Black Screenwriter

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    Looks very good. What screen is that? DaLite?
     
  7. KrisPfeiffer

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    First, thanks for the nice comments.

    That's a Sony 1031Q CRT projector. The screen is nothing but a Plastex panel ($13.00 at Home Depot) mounted onto a piece of MDF. The screen is 80" X 45".

    As far as the room color, that's "Brushed Fir" Baer paint from Home Depot. The ceiling is probably around 7' 6" or so.

    So far everything is going great - movies are fun to watch. With the new baby, however, we haven't had enough time to enjoy it enough yet.
     
  8. Neil Joseph

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    Nice job. The screen is flat white yes?
     
  9. Erik Farstad

    Erik Farstad Supporting Actor

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    Nice Theater Kris! [​IMG]

    E
     
  10. Glenise

    Glenise Supporting Actor

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    Very nice DIY screen!
     
  11. Fernando A

    Fernando A Auditioning

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    Great looking HT. I also want to build a DIY screen. How do you find yours is performing. All of the DIY screens I have read about involve black out material stretched over a frame of some kind. Did you try this method? Where did you read about the technique you used, or was it your own idea?

    Please let me know so that I can lay the whole DIY screen question to rest.

    Ron, I like your style...HT and beer. Ah..heaven.
     
  12. KrisPfeiffer

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    The screen works great. I'm very happy with its performance, considering I have a projector that can't throw out much light. Yes, it is flat white.

    You'll find almost too much information about using Parkland Plastics "Plastex" panels for a screen at http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/forum...s=&forumid=23. Just do a search on "parkland" in the screen forum.

    You'll also find comparisons of their DIY screen to the plastic panels. Why did I do it? It sounded like they looked good, and for around $20, why not give it a try?
     
  13. Owen Bartley

    Owen Bartley Second Unit

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    Kris, great job. I love the pool room too. (I'm stealing your pictures to put in my file of "things I want to do with my HT eventually")

    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  14. BrentN

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    I also used the parkland plastex for my screen. here's some shots from my measely 150 lumen projector:

    msur.home.mchsi.com/nemo.jpg

    msur.home.mchsi.com/theater8.jpg

    msur.home.mchsi.com/lk1.jpg

    *EDIT*
    It wont let me post links, or even images until i have 15 posts... go figure...
     
  15. andyg

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    Looks great. [​IMG]

    Sit back and enjoy...
     
  16. Jeff Reia

    Jeff Reia Auditioning

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    Kris,

    What are the other dimensions of the room? What audio equipment are you using.

    Looks great!!

    Jeff
     
  17. KrisPfeiffer

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    Hi again.

    The audio equipment centers around an Onkyo TX-DS797 receiver. I have an old Kenwood KR-X1000 THX receiver that powers the upstairs sets of speakers (kitchen & bedrooms), as well as an old Yamaha integrated amp that powers a passive subwoofer. I have a Denon digital processor that does nothing but take the AC-3 RF bitstream from my Laserdisc player and demodulates it - I simply route the resulting digital signal from the Denon's optical digital out to one of the optical ins on the receiver, and let the receiver to the Dolby Digital part of it, freeing up my 6.1 inputs.

    I'm not running a THX-EX setup - it's a 5.1 system, centered around B&W 600 series speakers in the front, and Paradigm Atom speakers for the rears. The sub was built by a local audio shop about 10 years ago. It's a 15" DVD driver in a sealed cabinet. Deep & loud, but not necessarily very quick.

    I have an Xantech IR routing setup that routes IR signals from the front of the room back to the cabinet. There are also IR receivers upstairs that can control things downstairs, as I use the Zone-2 output on the Onkyo to drive the "Whole-home" audio bus.

    The lighting isn't fancy, but it's fun. I have three PCS X10 controllable dimmers that control three banks of lights - front, back, and wall-wash. They can be triggered via my Home Theatre Master MX-200 remote by using X10's IR-to-Powerline interface. Fun stuff!

    The room is about 15 feet wide by 30 feet long.

    Any other questions? Shoot! It's been fun building the thing, and without this group and AVSForum, I never would have been able to do it.

    Kris
     
  18. kyle-sm

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    Quality [​IMG]

    I'm very impressed with this setup and would love to have a setup of my own similar to this one day.

    kyle
     
  19. RAF

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    Excellent!

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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