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#396329 - 08/23/13 03:38 PM Re: New dedicated room [Re: brwsaw]
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Does it make sense to install a projector on a 7' high ceiling?
It would be behind the seats...


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#396331 - 08/23/13 03:45 PM Re: New dedicated room [Re: brwsaw]
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Yes, however you need to make sure that it is somewhere that people won't hit it with their heads. We have a 7'9" ceiling and we mounted a JVC RS45 projector (BIG projector) with about a 4" space between the ceiling and the top of the projector. This is above my second row of seats which is on a 12" riser, so it is like having a 6'9" ceiling. The key is that I put the projector above the seats themselves. Slight back so the you can stand up or sit down without any concern about hitting your head.
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#396341 - 08/23/13 08:28 PM Re: New dedicated room [Re: brwsaw]
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The room measures 10'7" × 7'2" × 30'10".
Drywall on the walls, t bar ceiling, berber on concrete.
Two subs work. I'm going to add the third (formally considered a non performer)to see what happens.
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#396371 - 08/24/13 06:41 PM Re: New dedicated room [Re: brwsaw]
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Should I be concerned the cables that were just installed are not in-wall rated?



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#396507 - 08/27/13 02:41 PM Re: New dedicated room [Re: brwsaw]
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It worked out pretty good. Sounds nice, almost real. I'm ready for my first full length show.
Its interesting to see how it all worked out.
I had placed the rear of the towers and the TV stand 36" off the back wall, installed the surrounds where they had already been installed (would have been front right and rear right in the previous owners setup) with the love seat just ahead of the QS8's.
Coincidentally after running YPAO my towers and rear surrounds (QS4's)ended up being nearly the same distance (with in inches) from the seating area.
Another interesting note, the QS4's seem to have more bass than the QS8's in their current positions.
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#396598 - 08/28/13 06:39 PM Re: New dedicated room [Re: brwsaw]
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I confirmed my order for the PT-AE8000 and a new treadmill to be centered behind the love seat. I should get both in the next week or two.
Never did find a mount or screen but I wanted to confirm the order before they changed the points value. The model its replacing isn't currently available and this one is definitely a step or three above for the same points. It was too good of a deal to pass up.
With last years points I ordered a snow blower. Its still new in the shed with about 5 hr's on it. My new driveway is quite a bit larger and we now have +/- a 100' of sidewalk down the side of the property to look after.I'm glad I got it.
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#396679 - 08/30/13 02:26 PM Re: New dedicated room [Re: brwsaw]
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Hopefully someone will reply...I could use an opinion, for better or worse...
I am considering building a acoustically transparent screen that is the exact size of the opening (+/-7'2" x 10'7") 4' off the back wall and then projecting the image on the top half leaving the rest open/white.
I could swap all my cabling to the left side of the room, wouldn't need to worry about a horizontal center (= new M80= :),would be able to move my equipment to the side/at a right angle to the screen(no custom stand, double bonus), and when the screen wasn't in use it would basically function as a wall.
I got a $350 quote for the AT material and freight.
The savings from the stand would pay for the Panasonic mount.


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#396709 - 08/30/13 09:09 PM Re: New dedicated room [Re: brwsaw]
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Originally Posted By: brwsaw
Should I be concerned the cables that were just installed are not in-wall rated?


If this were in Canada and a build was being inspected, they would not approve the wiring if it is not CL2 rated.
I'm fairly certain that is a common electrical code across most provinces.
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#396751 - 08/31/13 11:31 PM Re: New dedicated room [Re: brwsaw]
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Its all good.
I'm going to move all my equipment to a rack behind the love seat.
There won't be any cables left in the wall.
It did bother me but while I was searching the forum for the projector it was stated the failures with that unit seem to be linked to having it ceiling mounted/upside down.
All current problems solved.
Side note, I just put the kids sofa and side chairs across the room in from of the love seat. We're all laughing at the Lorax atm.Sounds great.
Can't wait until the PJ is setup and calibrated.
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#396752 - 08/31/13 11:32 PM Re: New dedicated room [Re: brwsaw]
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Wonder if I can get black acoustically transparent screen for the bottom half of the wall.
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