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#84792 - 03/11/05 09:51 AM Re: Designing a Home Theater Room
Ray3 Offline
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Registered: 02/02/04
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Wow - you guys pulled this off while I was in bed. Excellent thread!!!

Beth - that looks like a great overall plan. I'm thinking about a projector in our new home.

Glad you picked Axioms. You must be thrilled. Wait until you hook those bad boys up and take them for a spin!!!

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#84793 - 03/11/05 10:00 AM Re: Designing a Home Theater Room
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nothing wrong with Pioneer, especially the Elite lineup.
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#84794 - 03/11/05 10:14 AM Re: Designing a Home Theater Room
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i think thats gonna be an awesome HT room.

BTW- kudos on the awesome graphics.. i think this world would be much better if everthing was in pictures.. sure would make things easier..

bigjohn
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#84795 - 03/11/05 11:22 AM Re: Designing a Home Theater Room
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Registered: 03/07/05
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Loc: El Dorado Hills, CA
Hey sirquack,
In reply to:

Make sure you don't run the fan while viewing, and I would make sure you keep the fan dusted often with a swiffer


I made an assumption when I read this the first time... you are talking about the ceiling fan, right? I don't have a choice of whether the fan inside the DLP runs when viewing... it does. I'm not sure I'd be able to get to the fan inside the DLP to dust it off, either.

But I have noticed dust collecting on the front of the lens, already. (We've had it since 25-Dec-2004). I have one of those little air bellows with a camel hair brush on the front of it that they sell (sold?) in camera stores. When I get around to it, I plan on using that to get the dust off the lens when it gets bad. I'm really leary of even using something that gentle on the glass.
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#84796 - 03/11/05 11:24 AM Re: Designing a Home Theater Room
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BrenR:
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*breaks into a wicked air-guitar of D.R.I.'s Couch Slouch*


Dude! You always make me laugh!
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#84797 - 03/11/05 11:26 AM Re: Designing a Home Theater Room
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Ray
In reply to:

Wait until you hook those bad boys up and take them for a spin!!!


Counting the time till they arrive in hours, now! Thrilled is a good word for it... kinda weak, but at least in the right direction.
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#84798 - 03/11/05 11:27 AM Re: Designing a Home Theater Room
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Yep I was talking about the ceiling fan. I'm just thinking that if it runs often, you could be blowing dust around the room, and in theory, that can migrate into the projector. With my Z2, there is potential for dust blobs to form on the LCD panels, it hasn't happened yet, but if it does I have some DIY instructions for cleaning them with compressed air. I don't know if DLP's can potentially suffer from a similar fate, I assume dust can get into anything....
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#84799 - 03/11/05 11:45 AM Re: Designing a Home Theater Room
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Loc: El Dorado Hills, CA
sirquack:
In reply to:

nothing wrong with Pioneer, especially the Elite lineup.


Based on what I paid for it (not a lot - and it was part of a bundle w/ CD player and 5 itty bitty litte speakers and a tiny little sub) combined with the old adage "you get what you pay for", I'd always assumed it was in the class of "not bad for Costco, but not really up to home theater standards." I've been mostly pleased with it, but there are some things that annoy me.

The audio quality seems quite good and there's lots of features that I didn't expect in something that cheap (like individual calibration of all the speakers, not just a set of "balance" and "fader" controls).

The video quality is also good, but there absence of upconverting is annoying.

The old VCR is connected to the receiver via Composite. The Cable box is connected via S-Video. The DVD player is connected via Component. I had Composite to the old (I mean really old!) TV we had before the projector and all of the above went across this one connection just fine. When we connected the projector via Component, we didn't get any Cable or VCR, just DVD. So I ran ANOTHER cable (S-Video) from the receiver to the projector and Cable showed up, but not the VCR. Sigh. So now I have all three cable sets going from the receiver to the projector. I'm not looking forward to pulling that much wire through the walls when I do the ceiling mount installation.
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#84800 - 03/11/05 11:48 AM Re: Designing a Home Theater Room
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bigjohn
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kudos on the awesome graphics


Thank you! Thank you very much!

Funny thing is, I can do drafting like nobody's business, but I can't draw for @%$#! I can remember watching my grandpa draw a freehand line straighter than I could do with a T-Square! My freehand isn't anywhere near so good.

Thanks Again,
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#84801 - 03/11/05 12:22 PM Re: Designing a Home Theater Room
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Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8280
Loc: Tacoma
Hi Beth,

I just wanted to join in on the fun. Obviously, your project and its presentation have captured everyone's fancy.

Lovely drawings. I'm a sucker for that sort of thing.

With the exception of Bren's always rapier-like comic relief, I think everyone has been pretty helpful without being nauseatingly ingratiating.

Even though that is a big room, you have a LOT of stuff in it. I have only a couple of observations that might qualify as value-added relative to what's already been said.

1. I'm concerned about placement of the left M60 relative to the window seat. Get it "clear" if you can, and soften the window seat box acoustically if possible.

2. You don't HAVE to put the QS8's that high if you don't want to. I think it will be fine, but they'd likely be just as fine on the vertical wall. I'd put them a little behind the listening position; I can't tell if that's your plan or not.

3. Really, try to get the sub out of the cabinet. End table or under the foosball table or something.

4. I have M60/VP100/QS8 in a somewhat larger space (cubic-feet wise) and it is wonderful. Especially since you will be only ~10 feet away from the screen, I don't think you need to torture yourself over the VP150. YMMV.

I'll bet you have a lovely home. Thank you for sharing your project with us.

Add Beth to the Texas Axiom Tour list!
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