Trevor's Excellent FPTV Adventure

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Trevor Schell, Jan 24, 2004.

  1. Trevor Schell

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    The Matinee 2HD has already arrived.
    The 106" Da-Lite Cinema Contour HCCV screen
    should arrive before the end of the month,sometime next week.
    In anticipation of the screen to arrive , some changes where required to make room for the 52"X92" dimension screen which will eventually replace the old Toshiba 61" RPTV.

    I started the process.

    Here is a walk through with Photo's...

    The original room set-up


    The beginning of taking everything apart.



    First step was to pull the speakers out. The Servo-15 located in the
    corner has to be moved to the inside as the 6 1/2 Audio rack has to
    go into the corner.



    The Studio Matinee 2 HD waiting for action. Purchased from
    AVdeals for $2,799 CDN.



    The wall were the Da-Lite Cinema Contour screen will be mounted.



    Here is the approx area on the ceiling where the 2 HD will be
    mounted. Cables on order are the CatCables Tigress Components.
    A 9 meter length will be required for connection to the Toshiba SD-9200
    DVD player.



    The Audio rack was much too heavey to move, so the Parasound
    amps had to be disassembled to make the rack lighter for moving.



    Here is the half empty rack after moving it over. Well over 500 LBS
    when full of gear.



    More stuff all over the room



    I used tape to mask the area in which the screen would be mounted.
    The Cinema Contour was ordered with a Protrim finish which is to assist
    in managing light spill. The trim is three inches wide. Unfortunately the
    only tape I had was the same color as the wall, so I used a pen to highlight the actual location the screen would end up when set-up.



    Actual screen placement highlighted.
    I needed to know exactly where the screen was going to be set in order for the Servo-15 sub's , Studio CC center channel and Studio 100's
    to be placed in the correct location and not obstruct view of the screen.



    Speakers, Subs and center channel in place.



    A close-up of the Tower of Power, reassembled.



    A front view from the center seating area. As you can see,
    the 106" viewing diameter is much larger than the old 61" viewing area.


    Thanks for looking!
    I will add updates as they occur.
     
  2. Parker Clack

    Parker Clack Schizophrenic Man
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    Trevor:

    Looking good! Glad to see that you have finally gone FP. I changed your images to links so the page wouldn't take that long to load.

    Parker
     
  3. Dave Poehlman

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    That is a big difference! I noticed the change in ceiling height over your screen. Is that going to pose a problem mounting the projector?
     
  4. Trevor Schell

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    Thanks for correcting that for me Parker.

    Dave, it won't be a problem at all. The projector will be on the lower part of the roof which is in direct center of the screen.
     
  5. LaMarcus

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    Trevor, my God man. The audio equiptment you have is just unbelievable. 4 monsterous subs are too much for me to fathom. I wish I could get away with it.

    Those amps and that receiver, I just can't believe that combination, it's almost a shame to have such a powerfull (expensive) receiver like that and not use the amps in it.

    At any rate, wow. Did you just move into a new house? I remember the old setup and basement. Looks great.[​IMG]
     
  6. Trevor Schell

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    Thanks Lamarcus!
    I am pretty much done in the Audio section. Very satisfied.
    Yes, We just moved a little over a year ago. We turned the entire finished basement into a multi-functional room which includes our HT.

    Your Set-up looks great!![​IMG]
     
  7. Parker Clack

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    Trevor:

    No problem.

    I just noticed that we have the same set up for our computer desk.
     
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    Congratulations Trevor. Provide the screenshots as soon as you can
     
  9. Trevor Schell

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    Parker , which Desk are you refering to?
    I don't remember having a view of my office.

    Neil,,I sure will!

    The screen still has not arrived.
    I am going to phone tomorrow to see where it is at.
    It's a good possibility that this -45C weather
    is slowing down shipping and transportation over Western Canada.
     
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    Trevor:

    I was referring to this picture:

    [​IMG]

    Parker
     
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    I have that exact same desk too. [​IMG] Seems to be very popular.
     
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    Congrats Trevor. Look forward to seeing some final pics. Nice PJ [​IMG]

    Don't you just love to rip things apart just to reassemble them again [​IMG]

    I myself am putting the finishing touches on a revamp of The Driftwood. I cleared out 12" of deck under the couch, put the couch on rails, built an isolation platform and placed all 5 amps under the couch. All the gear (HTS-2500, ICBM, pre/pro and DVD player) are all on a shelf off the back wall up above the surrounds.

    Here's a quick and dirty of the new home for the AMPS

    Enjoy!


    Peace Out~[​IMG]
     
  13. Trevor Schell

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    Hah!
    That's from my old Webpage,
    That's a great desk. I now have the two cabents that go with it and the matching bookshelf...I love the desk.

    Ron!!
    What a awesome array of amps!!
    I bow to you!!
    You sure have done an outstanding job of your HT room.
    Very impressive!!
     
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    [​IMG] Thanks Trevor. She's coming along very nicely. A little more molding to put up and I'll take some new pics and get'em on my site. I am very pleased at how it's looking so far.


    Peace Out~[​IMG]
     
  15. Trevor Schell

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    Here we go!!

    The screen is up and I also connected the projector, however I only had it
    sitting on a table. Tomorrow I will mount it to the roof.

    The following pics show the process of assembling the screen
    and then mounting it onto the wall.

    http://members.shaw.ca/schellshocked/ht12.jpg
    This is were we left off before the screen arrived.

    http://members.shaw.ca/schellshocked/ht20.jpg
    The 61" RPTV is now out of the room and the screen assembling starts.

    http://members.shaw.ca/schellshocked/ht22.jpg
    Here is a close -up of the frame. The thickness is 3" and you may
    notice the fabric finish. That's the pro-trim which was optional. It helps to
    control light spillage.


    http://members.shaw.ca/schellshocked/ht23.jpg
    Getting the frame put together.

    http://members.shaw.ca/schellshocked/ht24.jpg
    Snapping the screen to the frame.

    http://members.shaw.ca/schellshocked/ht25.jpg
    The frame and HCCV screen fully asembled.

    http://members.shaw.ca/schellshocked/ht26.jpg
    A close up of the frame & screen made by Da-Lite.

    http://members.shaw.ca/schellshocked/ht27.jpg
    Finally!!! The 106" Diagonal screen mounted to the wall.

    [​IMG]
    Another view of the Theater room!!

    Tomorrow we mount the projector. [​IMG]
     
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    That's a beautiful thing man. (I can't wait for the day.)
     
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    I would like to see what you did with the power and signal cords??
    Could you post pics of the route you took.
    I never pre ran power and pvc pipe to my ceiling like you so I would love to see how you masked it.

    NIce product as well ENJOY
    [​IMG]
     
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    Nice looking theater Trevor. I've been watching your overkill theater grow for a while now(here and at the other forum) and then some [​IMG]

    Please note this is an inside joke between us.

    Have you thought about what to do about your center channel stand? it seems rather low to me. Anyway Looking great!
     
  20. Trevor Schell

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    We are up and running..
    The cabling has been tacked into place, however
    I plan to get some plastic tubbing to encase to wiring in order
    to have cleaner look.

    Here are some final shots!!



    http://members.shaw.ca/schellshocked/ht33.jpg
    A view of the projector mounted from the ceiling. The power cord along the wall will be encased in a plastic tubing in order to clean it up.

    http://members.shaw.ca/schellshocked/ht34.jpg
    The Catcable 9 meter Tigress component tacked along the wall.
    The 9 meter length ended up being exactly correct.
    Thanks Doug!!


    http://members.shaw.ca/schellshocked/ht35.jpg
    The rest of the Catcable Tigress component.

    http://members.shaw.ca/schellshocked/ht36.jpg
    A view from the front.

    [​IMG]
    Another view from my throne!!

    [​IMG]
    Here is a screen shot. I didn't use a tripod so it could have been cleaner.
    You can get the idea though!. A beautiful clean image. No screen door visible..BTW what is screen door??


    Luitz, Tacking up the cables was the first step. I will encase it in tubing to clean it up. That will be phase 2.
    For now at least they are out of the way. Actually I was originally thinking of running the component along the floor , but would have needed 15 meters to do that. $700 for cabling didn't excite me too much.
    I will take more pics once all the cabling is in place.

    Hi Shane..I love OverKill!!
    Anyways, the center channel will be mounted higher to be even with the bottom of the screen. I will have to make a 15" high base in order to accomidate the stand I have shown in the pics.
     

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