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#373491 - 04/16/12 01:43 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Registered: 09/16/04
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Loc: Marion, IA
Anyone here ever work with a DIY screen frame and velvet?

It just hit me this morning that with the screen as large as I am going, and with velvet in a max width of about 60", I am going to need to put some sort of seem on at least the top and bottom of the screen frame since they will be around 120"... I don't want to buy 11 feet of velvet at about $15 a foot just to throw most of it away but have seems only in the corners....

Ideas?

I guess I could try to go "borderless" on the screen, since it is going to be on a false wall that is going to have black GOM or some other black acoustical fabric. Let the false wall be the frame...

Just looking for ideas or options.

Thanks.
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#373495 - 04/16/12 03:10 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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I'm surprised you can't get velvet in a "ribbon" of a useful width.
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#373497 - 04/16/12 03:37 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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That would have been ideal. Something about 7-8" wide....
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#373713 - 04/19/12 04:14 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Grrrrrrrrr....

So I go online (on my phone) last Saturday in-between my oldest daughter's solo and ensemble performances to order the screen (Center Stage XD from Seymour AV). I send an email to get the process started since they don't have an online store for DIY stuff (since everything is "custom"). Anyway, after a few hours, no response. I am getting anxious, so I give them a call. Ring #2 of the phone and Chris Seymour answers the phone. I mention who I am and the email I sent earlier as well as a small email conversation that he and I had a couple of weeks back. I tell him I would like to order if he can get my the screen material quickly.

He tells me that they can get a 12' cut of the 98" wide material out on Monday. Woohoo. Here is my money....

Monday comes and goes, and since this guy is just a 2 hour drive from me, I am thinking that it might be at my house on Tuesday. Tuesday comes and goes. No package. I contact Chris again to find out that their current batch of screen material is messed up and then are taking an entire giant roll of it and cutting out the bad stuff and trying to fulfill orders with what is left, but it will ship out on Wednesday and be hand inspected. He will send me a tracking number when it ships.

Wednesday, guess what? Yup, no tracking number. Maybe he forgot. Thursday comes, it is busy at work, so I don't get a chance to contact Chris until about 2:45 pm. Yup, still not shipped and not shipping out today either. His words were " We might get it out this afternoon." which to me says "Not gonna happen."

So even if it does go out tomorrow, we are into early next week before it will be here. Heck, I could have waited a couple more days and had Jamestown Screens build me the frame and ship it with the Seymour product. But nope. I'll have to wait.

Not that I don't have enough other things to work on, but dang....

Now if I could just find my original T-Brackets for my first pair of QS8s I'd start hooking up speakers. (I am waiting until I find them because I know that as soon as I have audio, I am going to lose HOURS of time in the home theater instead of doing fun stuff like door trim, and shoring up electrical outlets (a lot of the boxes are too far into the wall and I need to put spacers on the outlets so that the covers fit nicely)... Fun fun.


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#373873 - 04/21/12 02:54 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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I know it isn't Christmas, but "Do you hear what I hear?"

Of course not. You aren't here. Managed to get a poorly configured 5.0 system up and running tonight. The only speakers that are in the correct locations are the "side" surrounds. I put my v3 QS8s at those locations. The new style mounts/wire connectors are pretty slick.
The front right and left are sort of close to a decent placement. The center is sitting on the floor and way off to the right side.

I still can't find the older style "t brackets" for my other QS8s...
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#374046 - 04/23/12 01:58 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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The last major thing I need in mine is the carpet which won't be for a few weeks still... I've been resisting setting up some speakers myself for the reasons you mentioned. laugh I have too many little things to finish off that I'll never get to.
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#374182 - 04/24/12 09:33 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
nickbuol Offline
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Registered: 09/16/04
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Loc: Marion, IA
I wonder what is in the tall cardboard tube? My youngest is standing there for a size representation, but since you don't know how tall she is, you can see that even at an angle it is too tall to stand upright in the hallway. Oh and there isn't much difference between the inside length and the length of the cardboard tube (1/2" tops).



PS. I passed the final inspection today too. Woohoo. Now I can "finish" the basement with all of the things that weren't required, but need to be done. Especially in the theater.
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#374183 - 04/24/12 09:39 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Loc: Tacoma
I wish I'd bought stock in Aeropostale (and American Eagle, and Abercrombie...) a while back. We have to feed and clothe them, right?

Screen material?
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#374184 - 04/24/12 09:41 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Loc: Marion, IA
Yup. Seymour XD... A nice big 98" tall by 12' wide roll...
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#374193 - 04/25/12 01:05 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
dang thats a big tube
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