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#391767 - 04/08/13 11:17 AM Re: New project, helping tips welcome ! [Re: EFalardeau]
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Registered: 08/27/07
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Loc: Laval, Quebec, Canada
I guess there is a limit of number of pics in a post!





Screeb & projector mount


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#391877 - 04/10/13 10:04 PM Re: New project, helping tips welcome ! [Re: EFalardeau]
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Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain......


Looking good Eric.
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#392341 - 04/23/13 11:43 AM Re: New project, helping tips welcome ! [Re: EFalardeau]
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Loc: Laval, Quebec, Canada
Finally got my projector! (last Wednesday evening)
After the hiccup with HD.ca, I settled for a BenQ W7000 as I no longer needed all the features from the PTAE-8000 (because of originally planned 2:35 screen) and it was 1000$ less!
Results are very, very good. It took a lot less time that I feared to get basic settings right-enough for me to start watching and start accumulating patterns of issues that needed resolving.

After about 40 hours of watching, yesterday I sat down with the manual and rapidly found the main toggles that solved the issues I had found (mainly: way too high contrast, which made well lit scenes look like hand-held videos but left dark scenes great). Finally, by shutting off "Brilliant Color" and "Dynamic Black" while still using a high-contrast gamut, I managed to get everything looking great.

At this point, very little tweaking is possible without the use of measurement tools (my eyes are telling me things look great, which is the main thing!).

So my Home Theater is complete and is exceeding my expectations (for 2500$ instead of 5000$ as per the original plan!). Now all need is, once I get my money back from credit card company after HD.ca went bankrupt, to get proper seating...

3D is a much more mature and increasingly well used technology. I had initially went that route because of kids, I actually enjoying a lot myself!

I'll keep you posted!
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#392344 - 04/23/13 02:37 PM Re: New project, helping tips welcome ! [Re: EFalardeau]
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Awesome, Eric!

But again, when is the open house party? smile
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#392871 - 05/07/13 12:26 PM Re: New project, helping tips welcome ! [Re: EFalardeau]
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Registered: 08/27/07
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Loc: Laval, Quebec, Canada
One more step... ALMOST!
Bought my seating yesterday. Floor model, but that was OK considering I still haven't received my money back from hd.ca fiasco.
Funny enough, I was just going to shop and check prices, but the one in big special (2000$ less than what I had paid wholesale) was also the most comfortable.
Only "issue" is that it is white, but very "matte".
Model is Lemans if you go to Palliser:
http://www.palliser.com/furniture/Products/HTS/series.html?id=40828

Receiving it Saturday. I will take picture of the whole room after that to close this long post!
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#392904 - 05/08/13 07:50 AM Re: New project, helping tips welcome ! [Re: EFalardeau]
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Registered: 10/05/06
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Loc: PEI, Canada
They look quiet nice.!!!
I'm Jealous.
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#392996 - 05/11/13 01:14 PM Home Theater Complete... for now.... [Re: EFalardeau]
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Registered: 08/27/07
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Loc: Laval, Quebec, Canada
Finally! Seating is in. Which was the trigger for cleaning up. Now I'm done until I ever decide to renovate and sound proof the room. It's not "pretty" (walls are marked and ugly and white), but the rest ends up better than expected so I am very pleased with the result and enjoying it a lot!

Seating is really nice. It is very comfortable sitting straight and even when using the recliner to its fullest, eye-level never moves higher than the middle of the screen so it is ALWAYS looking good even in 3D!

Room from the staircase leading to basement. First picture is which both doors open, second only with one (normal case).



Next pictures are front / center / front.
On the left, my cable & tools "armoire" and on the right the beginning of BD / DVD shelves.





Back-right wall with bar, EP-800 and back surrounds and projector.




EQuipment rack (back left of room), draped and not.




Seatings with armrest space sufficient for XPS 10 tablet (running my remote software), 3D glasses and little tools like a small searchlight and SPL meter.



So... GOING BACK TO WATCH SOMETHING!!!
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#393006 - 05/11/13 08:27 PM Re: Home Theater Complete... for now.... [Re: EFalardeau]
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I miss TNG.
Engage!!
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