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Basement Movie Room - TV to Projector
#381919 08/21/12 04:13 PM
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Basement Movie Room - TV to Projector

My weekend project converting TV Room into a movie room with Epson 8350 projector.

It was a toss up to replace the trusty 50" Hitachi with either a 60" LED 1080p TV or a projector. The projector option won and I'm really happy with the result.
Total cost for all - projector and mount, cables, paint, component stand, curtains and hardware - $1917.32
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Re: Basement Movie Room - TV to Projector
ColinO #381934 08/21/12 10:19 PM
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Moving the VP180 down to the same level as the mains created major improvement in soundstage and the front curtains helped to dampen reflections of light and sound. Whether watching movies or simply listening to great music the sound envelops you.


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Mains-KEF Calinda,Center-VP180,Surrounds-Dahlquist Q4s,QS8
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ColinO #383235 09/24/12 01:16 PM
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great looking Colin. :-)

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ColinO #383288 09/25/12 10:38 PM
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Sweet cheeses! Look at the size of that VP180! I think it just probably crushed your Hitachi and you don't want to admit it.

Looks great!

Tell me more about the black rectangle on the ceiling?


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ColinO #383311 09/26/12 12:25 PM
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It's the passageway for Ceiling Cat.


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medic8r #383313 09/26/12 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted By: medic8r
It's the passageway for Ceiling Cat.

I had one of those once.

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CatBrat #383364 09/27/12 12:36 AM
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Originally Posted By: CatBrat
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It's the passageway for Ceiling Cat.

I had one of those once.

Until you were found drunk and passed out stuck in it?


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fredk #383365 09/27/12 12:37 AM
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That's an amazing transformation on that budget. What projector did you get.

Oh, looks really good!


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fredk #383377 09/27/12 04:45 AM
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Originally Posted By: fredk
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It's the passageway for Ceiling Cat.

I had one of those once.

Until you were found drunk and passed out stuck in it?

I did not need a mental picture of a drunk and passed out CatBrat, stuck in a cat.


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ColinO #383393 09/27/12 01:50 PM
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Hmmmm. Trying to ignore.

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