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#325101 - 10/07/10 10:22 AM Re: Storm damage to HT room? [Re: CatBrat]
Capn_Pickard Offline
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Cat - check out projectorpeople.com. I got a great deal on a PJ there. You can actually call them and speak to a live person, too. They have lots of PJ's set up in their showroom and are knowledgeable enough to give you advise on what will fit your needs/budget. They are a lot more than just a wholesale/retail depot.

Also, I would take the opportunity to invest in a nicer screen now (assuming you have the cash on hand) rather than buying it twice. As for the PJ, there is something to be said about getting a "low-end" 720p PJ and upgrading in a couple of years.

On the other hand, if you're tempted to hold off on buying the screen, you might try to simply paint a white square on the wall that matches the PJ picture as a temp solution - not great, but it's a pretty good facsimile of the real thing.

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#325103 - 10/07/10 10:47 AM Re: Storm damage to HT room? [Re: Capn_Pickard]
CatBrat Offline
axiomite

Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 6015
Loc: Milky Way Galaxy
Thanks Adrien, I'll definitely check out that site. As to the screen, I'm just going to make one for now. Purchase some screen or blackout material and stretch it over a homemade frame. I really don't want the good stuff until I finish the room. If the cheap stuff gets clobbered during construction I'm not out so much.

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#325107 - 10/07/10 11:39 AM Re: Storm damage to HT room? [Re: CatBrat]
CatBrat Offline
axiomite

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On projectorpeople.com's comparison page, the LG CF181D for around $2500 seems to have the highest PQ. I'll have to explore this one further for a possible later purchase.

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#325157 - 10/07/10 04:45 PM Re: Storm damage to HT room? [Re: CatBrat]
CatBrat Offline
axiomite

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Has anyone tried carpeting their home theater ceiling and/or walls? I was wondering what this would do, for sound and looks.

What got me thinking about this is this picture. It's the 4th picture down, orangish, and titled "The Golden Theater Era Memoirs". This ceiling probably isn't carpeted, but it gives an idea of what it would look like to put a dark carpet with a design in it on the ceiling. (Vacuuming could be a problem).

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#325187 - 10/07/10 11:21 PM Re: Storm damage to HT room? [Re: CatBrat]
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I see that the info in the above ^^^^ link shifts a bit over time. It's now the 5th picture down, so this message will be totally irrelevant and confusing in about a week.

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#325197 - 10/08/10 09:17 AM Re: Storm damage to HT room? [Re: CatBrat]
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#325198 - 10/08/10 09:42 AM Re: Storm damage to HT room? [Re: pmbuko]
CatBrat Offline
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Loc: Milky Way Galaxy
Um. Thanks.

:shakes head, wondering why I didn't think of that:

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#325278 - 10/10/10 09:16 AM Re: Storm damage to HT room? [Re: CatBrat]
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I'm trying to decide on which width of room to go with for HT. The narrower 10'10" is more visually pleasing from both inside and outside of the room. My other option is about 12'8". The 12'8" causes the I-beam to be in room (covered, of course) and the pole under it to be stuck into the room about 2 feet. And it puts the wall only about 3 inches from the door leading into the garage. This is unsightly from both views.

Now that I've decided on the narrower 10'10". I can get a 2.25:1 screen that would fit exactly (I want the biggest screen that will fit and I prefer the look of the 2.25:1. 136" diagional screen will fit this.

This limits placement of the speakers. I now have to place them all over, under, or behind the screen. Behind the screen means I have to install in-cabinet speakers with the backs of them into the garage. My garage is somewhat short to begin with. It's a 2 car garage, but the only electric door opener is on this same side. I probably can't install one on the other side because of some structural brace in the way.

Problems, problems...

How much noise comes out of the backside of the in-cabinet speakers? Anyone know the answer to this?

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#325311 - 10/10/10 07:39 PM Re: Storm damage to HT room? [Re: CatBrat]
CatBrat Offline
axiomite

Registered: 08/05/09
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Loc: Milky Way Galaxy
One more question...

How close can I mount a screen to the front of the in-cabinet speakers without the air from the speakers vibrating the screen?

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#325328 - 10/11/10 01:22 AM Re: Storm damage to HT room? [Re: CatBrat]
CatBrat Offline
axiomite

Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 6015
Loc: Milky Way Galaxy
Sorry, can't sleep, been thinking about how I'm going to solve my problems.

Water under door leakage problem: Solution: Hire experienced mason to brick up to height of concrete wall (about 4 foot), then apply some sort of stop leak goo (if it exists) to outside of wall. Then fill outside stairway with dirt.

Front speakers. Put 3 in-cabinet M80s in wall behind screen. Build a box surrounding them on the back-side, in garage. The height of box should be higher than my car hood, so no problem parking car in garage. Pad box with insulation and leave studs exposed behind screen to allow warm air to circulate to keep speakers from freezing.

I've located an unused 36 inch wide solid wood door for $35, to use for HT entry door. Just have to get a friend with truck to get it for me.

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