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The first Dive-In theater?

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by chuckg, Jun 13, 2005.

  1. chuckg

    chuckg Supporting Actor

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    I'm going way over into the ridiculous on this one.

    I've got few spare bits and pieces laying around, and I'm thinking of putting a set of outdoor speaker up around my pool. My HT is in a room along the pool, with a HUGE sliding glass door. With a bit of effort, I could put an RP screen up in the ( 8-foot ) opening, and put together -

    the world's first Dive-In Theater!




    please, somebody stop me.
     
  2. Parker Clack

    Parker Clack Schizophrenic Man
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    Why? Sounds cool to me.

    I want pictures when you are done in our gallery. Oh, and I wouldn't get anything wet.

    Parker
     
  3. Adrian>G

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    SOUNDS AWESOME, I think that would be a great idea, but please dont go all out with a basketball hoop in the pool.
     
  4. chuckg

    chuckg Supporting Actor

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    OK, it had to be done. Or at least dreamed in greater detail. Sorry but the absolute lack of light prevented any pictures!

    Last night I "borrowed" an old Kodak LCD projector and did a little testing. For a screen, I simply rolled down one of those cheesy curtains - looks like horizontal white bamboo strips. I set the projector ~26 feet away by the pool with the screen hanging in the roof overhang above the monster sliding door. The image was about 7 feet wide.

    For sound, I just cranked the volume in the HT inside the big wide open doors.

    For material I just had to use "Abyss." - I don't have a copy of Waterworld. I suppose I could have watched "Titanic". Or "Mutiny on the Bounty." I don't think "Dune" would have worked at all.


    Well, despite mediocre sound from in a room around a corner, and despite a really lousy off-color, washed-out, dim picture with (pixel) chunks and (screen) stripes, it was a blast! I sat in a floating lounge pleased as punch with my own wit.

    Now I'm thinking I need some underwater speakers, like those EV makes for swim meets and such......anchovies, anyone?
     
  5. chuckg

    chuckg Supporting Actor

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    Well, we had to watch "Nemo" in the old dive theater, out back at the cement pond. I took some pictures, and here's a link to a site with a composite image tossed together.

    http://www.brevardcc.edu/planet/HT/
    I can't leave this up long, so look fast!

    Have fun dreaming up your own variation!
     
  6. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    Hey.. that's pretty cool. Nice job. [​IMG]
     
  7. Tim Brewers

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    I have seen this done. The person used a white shower curtain and had the projector behind it like a rptv. Seemed to work pretty well and the projector was actually in the house I believe to keep it away from the elements.

    Brew
     
  8. Glenise

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    Yes, very cool!
     

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