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How did you end up installing it - dropdown or static?
Hey Dave - It's a static installation. My first inclination was a faux wall but my wife wasn't very happy about that. I did research dropdown options but was concerned about eventual curvature along the edges. The tab-tensioned models that claimed to reduce or eliminate this were considerably more than I wanted to spend.

I went through a few different iterations before settling on the below hanging mechanism. The fisheye screws are anchored deep within ceiling joists and the wires simply loop through the screen frame. This way there's no issue with hang angle and I can easily get behind the screen without removing it for routine access. If I do need to remove it I can do that with a little effort by placing something in the middle [about the height of the distance from floor to screen bottom] to support either side during the deinstallation/reinstallation process. Takes about 10 minutes.


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Hello all!

I’ve been working on my theater room for years now. Those who remember me would probably remember me for my passion for Home Theater and my not-for-everyone personality. Lol

Here is the current setup:

JVC DLA-NX5B projector
Da-Lite 110” Contour Motorized tensioned screen
Marantz 8805a pre-pro 8k upgraded (for whatever that’s worth?)
McIntosh MC8207 amplifier
McIntosh MI254 amplifier
Oppo Blu-ray UDP-203 UHD Blu-ray
Apple TV 4K 64gb
Martin Logan Ethos mains
Martin Logan Illusion center
2x Martin Logan Balanced Force 210 Subwoofers
4x Martin Logan Motion SLM XL surrounds
4x Motion SLM Atmos speakers

Configuration is Dolby Atmos 7.2.4

I love tweaking, adjusting, tuning, but mostly I love simply enjoying it.

I’ve had many “hobbies” throughout my life but Home Theater is the constant.

Cheers!!

Photo notes: I had this room built over what was a high ceiling dinning room and hallway. The cabinets were custom built to fit in the existing recessed wall spaces. The equipment cooling is achieved by two 120mm fans cut into the counter surface of the cabinet. Air is pulled from cutouts in the bottom flange just above the kickboard.

Screen recesses into the soffit which exposes a modest flat panel for family gaming.

Room is 20” X 13’6”
 

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Hello all!

I’ve been working on my theater room for years now. Those who remember me would probably remember me for my passion for Home Theater and my not-for-everyone personality. Lol

Here is the current setup:

JVC DLA-NX5B projector
Da-Lite 110” Contour Motorized tensioned screen
Marantz 8805a pre-pro 8k upgraded (for whatever that’s worth?)
McIntosh MC8207 amplifier
McIntosh MI254 amplifier
Oppo Blu-ray UDP-203 UHD Blu-ray
Apple TV 4K 64gb
Martin Logan Ethos mains
Martin Logan Illusion center
2x Martin Logan Balanced Force 210 Subwoofers
4x Martin Logan Motion SLM XL surrounds
4x Motion SLM Atmos speakers

Configuration is Dolby Atmos 7.2.4

I love tweaking, adjusting, tuning, but mostly I love simply enjoying it.

I’ve had many “hobbies” throughout my life but Home Theater is the constant.

Cheers!!

Photo notes: I had this room built over what was a high ceiling dinning room and hallway. The cabinets were custom built to fit in the existing recessed wall spaces. The equipment cooling is achieved by two 120mm fans cut into the counter surface of the cabinet. Air is pulled from cutouts in the bottom flange just above the kickboard.

Screen recesses into the soffit which exposes a modest flat panel for family gaming.

Room is 20” X 13’6”
Absolutely beautiful work! Any specific reason you went with a retractable screen? Is it a multi-purpose room?
 

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Hello all!

I’ve been working on my theater room for years now. Those who remember me would probably remember me for my passion for Home Theater and my not-for-everyone personality. Lol

Here is the current setup:

JVC DLA-NX5B projector
Da-Lite 110” Contour Motorized tensioned screen
Marantz 8805a pre-pro 8k upgraded (for whatever that’s worth?)
McIntosh MC8207 amplifier
McIntosh MI254 amplifier
Oppo Blu-ray UDP-203 UHD Blu-ray
Apple TV 4K 64gb
Martin Logan Ethos mains
Martin Logan Illusion center
2x Martin Logan Balanced Force 210 Subwoofers
4x Martin Logan Motion SLM XL surrounds
4x Motion SLM Atmos speakers

Configuration is Dolby Atmos 7.2.4

I love tweaking, adjusting, tuning, but mostly I love simply enjoying it.

I’ve had many “hobbies” throughout my life but Home Theater is the constant.

Cheers!!

Photo notes: I had this room built over what was a high ceiling dinning room and hallway. The cabinets were custom built to fit in the existing recessed wall spaces. The equipment cooling is achieved by two 120mm fans cut into the counter surface of the cabinet. Air is pulled from cutouts in the bottom flange just above the kickboard.

Screen recesses into the soffit which exposes a modest flat panel for family gaming.

Room is 20” X 13’6”
Welcome back, Chris.
 

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Absolutely beautiful work! Any specific reason you went with a retractable screen? Is it a multi-purpose room?
Hello John - Thank you for the kind words!

On the retractable screen question. Initially I thought my kids would want to play video games in the theater but I didn’t want them to have to use the projector nor have to play in a dark room. Therefor I designed the soffit so the screen could sit a few inches off the wall allowing for a flat screen to exist behind it.

Truth be told it almost never gets used anymore.
 

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Just finished installing the two additional Atmos speakers on the ceiling.
 

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