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orangecounty1
11-03-2008, 02:01 PM
ill get pics of the room later. theres no windows, its deadened really good, etc.

right now its just an empty room. we're lookin for a projector, then ill put together a nice 7.1 system. even gonna put those bass shaker things on the backs of the seats.

heres what i started today. 124" widescreen. i decided to build it rather than buy one, because the wall its going on was hard to get the biggest premade screen on...

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg234/pimpedout97x/screendesign.jpg

what i got done in about 30 minutes.

still have a lottttttttttt of bracing to do.

i cant find the material i need locally that is wide enough. its all 54" wide (i knew i wouldnt find anything locally) so im going to have to order it in 72" width online i guess. my width is 60.75".......

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg234/pimpedout97x/CIMG2522.jpg

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg234/pimpedout97x/CIMG2523.jpg

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg234/pimpedout97x/CIMG2524.jpg

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg234/pimpedout97x/CIMG2525.jpg

fasfocus00
11-03-2008, 02:08 PM
here's a place that'll help you out. it's where I got mine from.

http://www.projectionguys.com/packages_home_theater.cfm

orangecounty1
11-03-2008, 02:10 PM
this would work, but look at the price lol

http://www.projectionguys.com/87692-Dalite-Cinema-Contour-119--Diagonal-(58--x-104-)-with-High-Contrast-Da-Mat-Material-Fixed-Frame-Screen-345.html

i spend 15 dollars on 15 1x2's haha

do they have the "blackout" cloth stuff on there? i cant find it if they do.

orangecounty1
11-03-2008, 03:36 PM
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg234/pimpedout97x/CIMG2527.jpg

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg234/pimpedout97x/CIMG2528.jpg

ngsm13
11-03-2008, 03:38 PM
****.

nG

orangecounty1
11-03-2008, 03:42 PM
thanks

jdawg
11-03-2008, 03:42 PM
Everywhere I read said 7.1 is a waste. Problem being your dvd player might be 7.1 or 6.1 but most discs are only encoded 5.1 so what it does is just split the channels they aernt actually their own channels. Of course its been a year and a half or so since I really read up on it. Oh and do a IB.

rollerdj
11-03-2008, 03:44 PM
:popcorn: this is going to be a interesting build. Any other plans on what projector to use, or what you will be doing audio wise?

mlstrass
11-03-2008, 03:44 PM
I would have used 1x3's or bigger and avoided all of the bracing. Gotta be plenty of fabric places online that have blackout cloth in a bigger bolt then 54".

Also hit up avsforum as they have a DIY screen section. Different cloth will offer a different gain and work better/worse depending upon the projector you end up with.

Been running an Optoma for about 2 1/2 years and very happy with it. Only have a 92" screen, but from 12' away it's plenty big.

What are you considering for the audio portion? If you don't want a DIY sub then look into EPIK run by Chad who used to own Ascendant Audio.

orangecounty1
11-03-2008, 03:45 PM
ive heard 7.1 is a waste too. we may end up doing 5.1. he just wired it for 7.1 when we built the house, becuase im sure eventually things (blu ray) will eventually all be 7.1.

cant do IB, hes not going to want to cut into the walls for that. i wanted to, but we will prally just get 1 or 2 12's or 15s (maybe 1 18") and ill just build a nice box for it.

Pop da Hatch
11-03-2008, 03:46 PM
why all the braces, I woulda done one from corner to corner so it's square. I doubt its gonna flex.

mlstrass
11-03-2008, 03:47 PM
Everywhere I read said 7.1 is a waste. Problem being your dvd player might be 7.1 or 6.1 but most discs are only encoded 5.1 so what it does is just split the channels they aernt actually their own channels. Of course its been a year and a half or so since I really read up on it. Oh and do a IB.

Very few 6.1 discrete discs available. If you have 7.1 and it's a 5.1 soundtrack it will "matrix" the rear surrounds off the sides. If the room is rather big then I'd do 7.1, otherwise 6.1 is fine.

orangecounty1
11-03-2008, 03:48 PM
:popcorn: this is going to be a interesting build. Any other plans on what projector to use, or what you will be doing audio wise?

not yet. not looking to spend more than 1500ish on a projector. its not gonna be used everyday (most likely wont be used much) so he doest have like 5k+ to drop on a projector. same with audio. gonna get the best sound we can out of the budget he gives me.


I would have used 1x3's or bigger and avoided all of the bracing. Gotta be plenty of fabric places online that have blackout cloth in a bigger bolt then 54".

Also hit up avsforum as they have a DIY screen section. Different cloth will offer a different gain and work better/worse depending upon the projector you end up with.

Been running an Optoma for about 2 1/2 years and very happy with it. Only have a 92" screen, but from 12' away it's plenty big.

What are you considering for the audio portion? If you don't want a DIY sub then look into EPIK run by Chad you used to own Ascendant Audio.

what Optoma model do you run?

pic of it in use on your screen?

i was going to get 1x3s but they were like $2.37, these were .97 cents. im going to put 1/4" birch over the top once im done building and bracing the frame, before i wrap it.

orangecounty1
11-03-2008, 03:49 PM
maybe this fabric?

http://www.carlofet.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1&zenid=48fef7d43fb61f1fc1848bab5e30dd22

mlstrass
11-03-2008, 03:53 PM
ive heard 7.1 is a waste too. we may end up doing 5.1. he just wired it for 7.1 when we built the house, becuase im sure eventually things (blu ray) will eventually all be 7.1.

cant do IB, hes not going to want to cut into the walls for that. i wanted to, but we will prally just get 1 or 2 12's or 15s (maybe 1 18") and ill just build a nice box for it.

I've run my set up 5.1, 6.1, and 7.1 and I do enjoy the rear surround vs only 5.1 Movies like JPIII when the dino's are running through the field and passing by them the sound travels front to back and makes you feel like you're there. Same with overhead planes, etc...

More sub the better IMO. I run 2 15" RL-P's (10cubes each) and have no need to get bass shakers. 18 will require a HUGE enclosure but is well worth it. I did an RL-P earlier this year in 18+cubes :eek:

I was into HT way before car audio, but enjoy both now.

orangecounty1
11-03-2008, 03:56 PM
ive always wanted to try those bass shakers out lol

mlstrass
11-03-2008, 03:59 PM
I have the Optoma H31 (non HD). Got it for $600 when HD's were still $2k at the time. VERY nice projector. I have a DIY acoustically transparent screen, so the center channel can be mounted behind it.

Here's a few old pics:

http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/2572/1001117pk7.jpg

http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/9895/1001120ez8.jpg

http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/2226/1001106xb9.jpg

jdawg
11-03-2008, 04:00 PM
A couple of MJ18's in sonotubes would do nice, I think they use 10 cubes each.

mlstrass
11-03-2008, 04:00 PM
ive always wanted to try those bass shakers out lol

I've tried them in demo rooms and they're pretty cool, but if you have enough subwoofer you won't need them. I can shake my entire house to death and get major wall flex :crazy:

orangecounty1
11-03-2008, 09:36 PM
haha nice

orangecounty1
11-03-2008, 09:38 PM
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg234/pimpedout97x/CIMG2531.jpg

where the side speakers will go, if we do 7.1....ill prally just leave those capped off, and run 5.1 only.

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg234/pimpedout97x/CIMG2535.jpg

rear channels

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg234/pimpedout97x/CIMG2534.jpg

even got the theater lights

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg234/pimpedout97x/CIMG2532.jpg

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg234/pimpedout97x/CIMG2533.jpg

orangecounty1
11-03-2008, 10:34 PM
going to make a boarder for it tomorow, and cover it in black felt

orangecounty1
11-04-2008, 10:00 PM
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg234/pimpedout97x/CIMG2536.jpg

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg234/pimpedout97x/CIMG2537.jpg

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg234/pimpedout97x/CIMG2538.jpg

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg234/pimpedout97x/CIMG2539.jpg

joetama
11-05-2008, 01:30 AM
Subscribed...

orangecounty1
11-05-2008, 08:03 AM
the screen material should be here this week, as well as buying a projector (still havent decided on one yet)