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Show off your home theater!


By Pahuffman

4 years ago



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#51 3 years ago
Quoted from Pahuffman:

Who else out there? Surely someone has finished a theater recently.

I don't think I'm allowed to play yet because I'm still in the construction phase.

But if anyone wants any construction pictures, I have a basement finishing thread with pictures of the theater.

I went the full soundproofing route with clips, channel, backer boxes, dedicated HVAC, double 5/8" drywall and Green Glue.

I just started the subfloor in the theater. Then it's on to the riser, columns and fabric.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/game-room-build-thread

#52 3 years ago

Hey There,
Here is my setup:
Sony 4K Projector
100" screen
Triad Gold speakers
2 Triad Platinum 15" Subs
Oppo blu-ray
Photos taken with all the lights on
Picture is off the charts with all the lights off!

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#53 3 years ago

So if you're in the doghouse, you have to watch on the 13" CRT on the side couch?!?

#54 3 years ago

Ha Ha Ha Ha!
My son uses it for Smash Bros. Tournements and he"s a Bass Player and uses it as a music room.
The acoustics are very good in this room.

#55 3 years ago

Zootopia is fantastic. I'd love to watch it on a 100" screen. When can I come over?

#56 3 years ago

Anytime.

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#57 3 years ago

Love that room! (And Zootopia)

#58 3 years ago

I don't really have a home theater system... I got tired of my 4 y/o throwing things and breaking my TV's so I got this.... it's not like a lot of yall's. I went bargain style, wanted to spend what I would on a new TV . It does the trick and my whole family loves playing the Wii u and watching movies.

80" screen - $60
Epson 780p projector - $350
1000 watt Sony surround sound - $200
Mount,wires,cable channels, etc. - $70

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#59 3 years ago

I was thinking about doing the drop down screen also because I could fit 3 more pins in my basement if I did. The idea would be to pull the screen down from the ceiling in front of the backboxes but rest above the glass. It would definitely have to be motorized, but I can see how that would still get annoying after a while.

#60 3 years ago

Progress

Also posted in the game room thread of course

120" screen + 240" couch

Still running the Epson 8345 & some basic Denon/Klipsch

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#61 3 years ago

Is it generally pretty easy to turn a ceiling fan into an outlet using a product like this so I can hang a projector? I know to turn off the breaker and where the wires should go, but I'm just wondering if there are any unexpected things I should look out for.

amazon.com link »

#62 3 years ago

I can't see any problems with that. I took the light fixture down and wired a double plug in the ceiling and then mounted my projector close enough to plug it in.

#63 3 years ago
Quoted from Pintucky:

I can't see any problems with that. I took the light fixture down and wired a double plug in the ceiling and then mounted my projector close enough to plug it in.

Excellent. That's exactly what I was looking to do. Just didn't know if there was anything to look for if it was a fan. The fan isn't wired into the switch on the wall, so I'm thinking I should be able to do it pretty easily.

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#64 2 years ago

Curiosity bump. Also, I'm thinking of going with a BenQ HT2050A and building my own screen with Carl's Flexi-gray cloth. Does anybody have any experience with either of these products?

#65 2 years ago

Mine is finished except for a door and the second row of seating. It's just my wife and I, so I'm in no hurry to do the second row.

I went the full soundproofing route (Clips, channel, DD & GG) since my master is directly above the theater. The front walls and ceiling are Velvet covered panels covering dampening material. It absorbs the sound reflections under the soffit and eats up the screen wash. The rest of the walls are AT fabric covering a mixture of absorption and diffusion.

My Dad and I built the entire thing.

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#66 2 years ago
Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

My Dad and I built the entire thing.

Wow! That is seriously impressive! I'd like to have something like this one day, but unfortunately we just don't have the room in our current starter home. One day...

#67 2 years ago
Quoted from Pahuffman:

Wow! That is seriously impressive! I'd like to have something like this one day, but unfortunately we just don't have the room in our current starter home. One day...

Thanks! I didn't have the room in my first house either and had to wait until we moved into our "forever home" about 2 years ago.

It' was worth the wait though.

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#68 10 months ago

Been a while since this was resurrected. Here's some updated pictures of my space. I painted the walls a dark, rich navy. I also put velvet on the ceiling and put what I had leftover on the walls. It was like buying an entirely new projector. If you haven't blacked out your walls, you need to do so immediately. It was a night and day difference in the picture. Amazing.

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#69 10 months ago

Where do you guys get your carpet/flooring at?

#70 10 months ago
Quoted from cscmtp:

Where do you guys get your carpet/flooring at?

Mine was a custom order through the local carpet place. It's Masland Quadrate and the color is called Times Square.

http://www.maslandcarpets.com/forms/productdetail.aspx?sId=7814&cId=18404

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#71 10 months ago

Do y'all use masks to improve the contrast on images that aren't 16:9? I was going to make some but didn't want to waste my time if its not a huge improvement.

#72 10 months ago

I just found this. I will snap some pictures of my theater/bar this evening and post them up.

#73 10 months ago

Here is my theater room/bar. Mitsubishi 82" DLP 1080P TV, Pioneer Elite LX502 receiver, Paradigm Servo 15 sub, MB Quart S1030 Fronts (bi-amped), MB Quart S330 Center, MB Quart S830 Rears, Micro Seiki BL51 turntable (used to be my main turntable until I got my Garrard 301 for my main system), Pro-Ject Tube Box S phono preamp, and whatever booze that was not crushed at my July 4th party...
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#74 10 months ago

James Harrison on the goal line....nice.

#75 10 months ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

James Harrison on the goal line....nice.

My Sister gave it to me for Christmas a few years back, its signed. As are the others...

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#76 9 months ago

Built this right after we closed on the house!

Decided to go with a 75 inch 4k and later upgrade to something larger.
Back row seating has built in risers into the seats themeselves.
Klipsch 7.2.4 Dolby Atmos surround with Yamaha Aventage A3070 11.2 Processing Receiver and 2 Channel Emotiva
Alexa Voice Controlled Everything including LED's
Dynamat and multiple sound deadening materials on floors and walls

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#77 9 months ago

Wow. Y'all have some incredible rooms. Why did y'all choose to go with a TV over a projector even though you have environments with complete lighting control?

#78 9 months ago

Following. Will post mine later

#79 9 months ago
Quoted from Pahuffman:

Wow. Y'all have some incredible rooms. Why did y'all choose to go with a TV over a projector even though you have environments with complete lighting control?

For me it was features, later upgrade-ability, cost, and ability to run games with lights on or off without worrying about washing out screen...Also, for the size of my room, 17x15, a 75 - 85 inch screen is plenty big, any larger would lead to eye fatigue and a 4k/future 8k have far more features / true blacks etc than a comparative priced projector

#80 9 months ago

Here's looking out of the room and around the corner (The theater lobby)

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#81 6 months ago

And now representing the low budget end... King sheet with aluminum pipes (think giant scroll) only 2 clamp screws to loosen to take out back for home drive in in summer.

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#82 5 months ago

My humble setup, viewing an 82" Samsung TV from about 18' away on the couch. ELAC 2.0 5.1 surround sound. To me the surround sound makes the experience. I use sound dampening/light blocking curtains as a divider, not ideal but most of the time we have one game on the big screen and another on the bar tv, so it's nice to be able to open up the whole room.
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