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#369822 - 03/15/12 03:18 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
Murph Offline
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I've always fell under the impression that if you have guests, they probably won't realize if they have a smaller TV screen size (relatively of course, it's still freakin big) because most people are still in a mindset where they don't expect to watch TV on a wall. Movies however, people like to be wowed! The more wow factor for a movie the better.
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#369824 - 03/15/12 03:31 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: Ken.C]
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Originally Posted By: Ken.C
To give flowers when you did something wrong is to my mind the following things:

a) intimate that your wife can be bought off with flowers

and/or

b) intimate that every time you gave her flowers, you did something wrong.

Neither of which are great ideas.



Hey, i never said it was good advice. just standard advice laugh

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#369828 - 03/15/12 04:05 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Got the chairs unboxed and put together. Found a few issues with them. At a minimum I need to send just one cup holder and the back of a seat back for replacement. IF I have them replace everything (whether it is noticeable when in use or not) I would be sending back 2 full seats, 2 additional backs of seats, and a cupholder back to them. I will have to get my pictures gathered and ready to email to them. I would even settle for the minimum 2 items and some money back or upgraded cupholders or something. Should be a lot cheaper than shipping 2 whole seats back and forth.
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#369829 - 03/15/12 04:10 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Oh, and a snapshot of the seats. Bad camera quality and horrible lighting conditions. Sunlight in the background, shadow from the house in the foreground....


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#369831 - 03/15/12 04:52 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Those look great, Nick!

How wide is your room, again? Yeah, I'm too lazy to look it up from earlier in the thread, and I know that you know it off the top of your head.

Tell me about the covering on the chairs. Some kind of leather or synthetic?
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#369832 - 03/15/12 05:11 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Room is 14 feet wide.

Material is synthetic. I'm not the big spender (or is it regretter) that Michael_D is. laugh

It would have been about another $1600 to get leather ($200 or a little more per seat)...
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#369833 - 03/15/12 05:32 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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i am guessing that you are responsible for the shipping cost associated with sending back the damaged product?

If you were home, could you have refused delivery on the premiss of the condition of the boxes? Not trying to start anything, just want to know incase i buy something like this off of the net.


P.S. you should label the outside chars at "teenager chairs" just a though.


Edited by dakkon (03/15/12 05:34 PM)

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#369834 - 03/15/12 05:55 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
The damaged items look like it id due to packaging, not shipping. Even though the one box was damaged, and damages on the inside were in a different location and so forth. Refusing the shipment would have meant refusing all 8 chairs and then rolling the dice on the next set of 8 chairs too. The list of items are basically 4 seat backs have hard creases in the material on the back. 3 of those creases are on the "flap" that velcros on to the seat bottom. Not a huge deal, but still. The creases were caused by them not laying the material in the box flat before closing it up and stacking them on top of each other. The other seat back has a crease at the top of the padding, very noticeable, and the stitching is messed up. Sort of like they stitched it, pulled out the stitching and tried again. VERY ugly.
The cupholder has a crack/hole in the visible rim, it needs replaced.
The seats have small wear marks on the burgundy material on the front and/or rear feet. If they were in the back row (maybe even the front row), they wouldn't be seem normally. These seem to have gotten worn in shipping. There is also a 2 inch long tear on one of those seats, but it is where the side of that seat joins another and will NEVER be seen once installed. That same seat also has a cracked plastic foot. Probably never seen, and probably will never be an issue, but again....

At a minimum, I MUST have the one seat back with the bad stitching and crease at the top replaced and the cupholder. The other items I can deal with as long as they compensate me either with money back or with something like an upgrade to stainless steel cupholders or something since I will have steel colors in the room as well.

For the price, we will be happy in the end, but getting there is another story.

Now to go plan out my riser while my wonderful wife paints the theater walls.
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#369852 - 03/15/12 11:22 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Registered: 02/04/04
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Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
Sux about the seats. As for the screen I was going to vote for 1.78:1 because there are plenty of movies filmed in that aspect. But I started thinking about your issue of the bottom of the screen getting cut off and figured using up the entire width with 2.35:1 could be better. Then I assume 1.78:1 content would just get black bars on the sides.

If you can't do a wall to wall 1.78:1 because of height then I'd say do a wall to wall 2.35:1. It basically comes down to which format you want to appear to be larger. With more movies being 2.35:1 that might be the way to go. Of course I don't know much about projectors so I could be completely wrong about their ability to do this.

As for the stage, if you're worried about it taking too much height away, could you just build a very short one? Just a few inches to give the front a different look from rest of the room? Just a thought, would be less sand that way as well.
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#369946 - 03/17/12 01:41 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Brown paint takes SO many coats, even with "premium" paint... My lovely wife was painting like crazy today while I spent 2.5 hours (2 trips) to and at the home improvement store today. I now I all of the riser stuff in the basement and have all of the boards marked and ready to cut. It will be done tomorrow. A lot simpler design and a lot less cost. Pictures will be posted.
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