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    123toid
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    I’m not sure how long my home theater build is going to take, but this is where I’m going to post the pictures and probably even ask for some advice here and there. Well good and first start with a before painted and after painted along with the theater seats by Valencia that I just got.

    1. Build a DIY acoustically transparent screen. This will be made from white spandex with a black spandex backing. – In the process, bought some Acoustically Transparent Fabric from Seymour AV.
    2. Build a false wall that will hide the speakers
    3. Get more Valencia Theater seats. They are pretty awesome!
    4. build some new surrounds and install two atmos speakers – Built the Cinema 10
    5. Buy a 3d, 4K projector. Probably the BenQ HT3550 I ended up buying a JVC DLA-46U off marketplace for $400 
    6. Upgrade to an Nvidia Shield for better video and audio – Bought and temporarily installed.
    7. Build a custom cabinet for the popcorn machine, trash and maybe house the electronic equipment.
    8. Build some custom sound absorption panels.
    9. Change out the carpet? Not sure I’ll do this, but an option.
    10. Paint the ceiling.
    11. Move the electronics to the rear of the room





    I wasn’t planning on painting the ceiling, but honestly once the lights are off the ceiling is pretty distracting. So I’ll probably just paint that blue like the walls.


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  • 123toid

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    April 8, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    Speakers are temporarily in place. I still need to paint the subwoofer and the center black with Exohyde. I’m going to try to go ahead and put the black fabric up for the sides. Once that’s finished, then I’ll paint the speakers black. If all goes well, it’ll all be ready for the projector screen by the end of the night.


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  • 123toid

    Administrator
    April 8, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    The speaker grill fabric doesn’t look the greatest, that’s because I ran out of staples. Tomorrow I will make a quick run to the store to get staples. Once I have everything nice and tight I’ll build the screen.

    For now I get to flip a bunch of breakers until I figure out which one those outlets are on. And I’m going to switch those out with some black outlets.


  • 123toid

    Administrator
    April 9, 2022 at 2:23 pm

    I was able to wrap up the speaker grill fabric. Next, I’ll build the screen and hang it. Once that is up I’ll figure out exactly how I want to finish the bottom piece. The one thing I know for sure is that I want it to be removable. That would just make it much easier to put new speakers in or take these out if necessary.


    • chedwin

      Member
      April 9, 2022 at 3:05 pm

      My suggestion

      -Make a black panel that fills the entire opening the same way the outer sections are made

      -Hang the middle panel on hooks or something similar to take the weight from the top

      -Embed magnetic catches on both side of the joint on each side of the centre panel. the magnets stop the panel swinging around but dont need to hold any weight

      -Make and hang screen in front of all this as originally planned

      badly drawn diagram below


      Josh Evans, Professional Live Sound Engineer, High End Commercial AV Install Technician
    • 123toid

      Administrator
      April 10, 2022 at 3:05 pm

      That’sa great idea. I might just do that. I may end up having to go back and get some material, but that is easy enough.


  • 123toid

    Administrator
    April 13, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    The screen is made and up! This screen uses Seymour AV Fabric (Center Stage UF) and they’re velvet. If I had to do it over again. I would use velvet that had a adhesive backing on it like this. The velvet was by far the part I’m not happy with. I will say that I’m very happy with the screen material. It has done a fantastic job making the projector brighter and getting more color out of the darker scenes.


  • 123toid

    Administrator
    April 14, 2022 at 3:54 pm

    3D? Didn’t that die? No it did not! And I am loving it on this JVC projector! I finally got around to trying out 3d on the projector. Before I even hooked up a 3d disc, I noticed it had a 2d to 3d conversion. Yokes! I have tried these before and they are…well typically…terrible. But I thought, what the heck, I’ll try it anyway. I turned on Plex navigated to I Robot and played the opening scene. I figured if anything could look cool, it would be that. Especially with all the bubbles going on the screen, etc. I honestly was not expecting much. But boy, this combination blew me away! I was honestly asking myself, am I sure this isn’t a 3D movie? Of course, I knew it wasn’t, but boy it was hard to tell it wasn’t. I ended up using these Samsung 3D glasses (much cheaper on Ebay). I wish the lenses were a little bigger. But I really can’t complain, because the image was so perfect. It just takes some adjusting since I wear corrective lenses. I might end up getting some contacts in the future.

    I did try a 3d movie as well and it was awesome. The depth of this combination was incredible. Typically 3D movies are too dark and you lose some detail, but this was not the case with either the conversion or 3D directly from the disc. It looks like I will be watching a 3D movie tonight! Now time to order some more glasses (4 more on the way). Now I need to decide exactly how many I want… Is 7 enough?


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