posted January 30, 2019 03:44 PM
Chip, congratulations on getting thus far. You give new and happy meaning to the term "hobby!" I hope it will give you many years of enjoyment, and that someday we'll have an excuse to be in your corner of the country.
posted January 31, 2019 07:40 AM
The real deal just like a commercial cinema. I especially like the full play system. I hope to stop by to visit Chip in the next few months and see everything in operation. That would be a real treat.
posted January 31, 2019 08:47 PM
This week the dimmer unit was properly installed. Thank you Alan, for the help.
And today I changed the masking on the original screen. New plywood was placed on top of the old, which preserved the original bigger formatting.
For those who have access to Lowe's or Home Depot. They will cut the wood for you if you have the measurements. It's free. Just ask. Since I do not own a table saw, it made all the difference in getting this done sooner.
Pictures below. 1/4" plywood a/c Black artwork poster board for the matting under the screen to the floor. It hides the milk crates that hold the speakers.
Screen size has not been measured. But during the testing phases it was done using super 8 cinema scope. I explained this previously.
Along time ago in a very early computer class (Windows had not yet been released to the consumer) I learned word processing. The teacher said something about it that seemed very interesting. He used the term, "WYSIWYG." Which means...
W hat Y ou S ee I s W hat Y ou G et
(what you see is what you get)
And that is perfect for any of us looking to size up a new screen.
Throw a white light. Zoom out until you see what you like. If you can run both formats flat and scope, make sure to try both.
Measure the white frame.
Base your screen size and exterior masking on that.
And there you have it. A few minutes of time leads to many years of great picture!
From: Philadelphia, PA
Registered: Jan 2018
posted October 14, 2019 10:16 AM
Just spent some time reading through this. I truly enjoyed the images and the story on how you constructed your home theater. Hopefully when I move from an apartment in the city to an actual house in the suburbs one day, I can construct something at least half as good. Great meeting you at CineSea.