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Basement Movie Room - TV to Projector
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Posted 08/21/12 12:13 PM
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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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#381934 - 08/21/12 06:19 PM Re: Basement Movie Room - TV to Projector [Re: ColinO]
ColinO Offline
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Registered: 08/20/12
Posts: 4
Loc: Victoria BC
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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#383235 - 09/24/12 09:16 AM Re: Basement Movie Room - TV to Projector [Re: ColinO]
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great looking Colin. :-)
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#383288 - 09/25/12 06:38 PM Re: Basement Movie Room - TV to Projector [Re: ColinO]
tomtuttle Offline
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Registered: 06/20/03
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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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#383311 - 09/26/12 08:25 AM Re: Basement Movie Room - TV to Projector [Re: ColinO]
medic8r Offline
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It's the passageway for Ceiling Cat.
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#383313 - 09/26/12 10:02 AM Re: Basement Movie Room - TV to Projector [Re: medic8r]
CatBrat Offline
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Registered: 08/05/09
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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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#383364 - 09/26/12 08:36 PM Re: Basement Movie Room - TV to Projector [Re: CatBrat]
fredk Offline
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Originally Posted By: CatBrat
Originally Posted By: medic8r
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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#383365 - 09/26/12 08:37 PM Re: Basement Movie Room - TV to Projector [Re: fredk]
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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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#383377 - 09/27/12 12:45 AM Re: Basement Movie Room - TV to Projector [Re: fredk]
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Originally Posted By: fredk
Originally Posted By: CatBrat
Originally Posted By: medic8r
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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#383393 - 09/27/12 09:50 AM Re: Basement Movie Room - TV to Projector [Re: ColinO]
CatBrat Offline
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Registered: 08/05/09
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Loc: Milky Way Galaxy
Hmmmm. Trying to ignore.

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