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Old 07-24-11, 12:20 AM   #49
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Ha. It's true, except we don't have Thanksgiving here. We have Harley Davidson Appreciation Day.
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Ha. It's true, except we don't have Thanksgiving here. We have Harley Davidson Appreciation Day.
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Old 08-19-11, 07:57 AM   #52
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Will kids be allowed in your theater or are they banned?
I am going to get two or three beanbag chairs to toss on the floor infront of the screen for kids. After doing some scientific research, I have found that beanbag chairs are equivalent to pink unicorns and monster robots in coolness factor for kids.

Putting them closer to the screen, where kids want to be anyway, gets the kids away from the adults but keeps then near enough to control. It is a win-win, both adults and kids are happy.

The go is still slow, mostly because it is just the two of us, but also because the Verizon Union strike has me working 6 days a week of 12 hour days covering for them. The sad thing is we have actually increased our repair quality while decreasing our repair time...all with people who only have 2 weeks of training to do the repair jobs. Customers have been calling and emailing us thanking us for fixing problems that have plagued them for months.

I want the strike to last for 3 or 4 months. 32 hours of time and a half a week makes for some nice bank!
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I don't have a problem with that.
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Old 08-22-11, 02:34 PM   #54
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New updates! I have the ceiling done. Next is to finish covering the soffit and then the walls. Huzzah!
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Old 06-12-12, 12:18 PM   #55
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I am slightly over 99% of the way done, so I figured I would show some almost finished pics. You can see the entire build thread here:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1326302/bl...-theatre-build

You can see the design thread for the ceiling track (holding the plasma TV) here:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1403555/sl...r-42-plasma-tv

Some eye candy:

All I need to do is finish putting putty in the trim holes, do some touch up painting, and put up a permanent black out blind (I have a $5 paper one in right now - works GREAT though). The white speaker cables at the front of the room are going to be shortened and painted black - I am worn out from moving the AVR and speakers to the basement so I will do it another day.

The TV mount you see near the wall is my DIY Ceiling Track setup for the Plasma TV. Playing the Wii and doing Exercise Videos are impossible with the projector due to your head being in the picture. I looked for a track kit and found one for a scant $4000, unmotorized. Well, if I had that kind of money just sitting around I would have a new AVR, so my friend and I designed it, reverse engineering the expensive one. Total price, slightly under $400. Once I clean up my DIY thread I will post a link to it to show exactly what was done and what is needed for anyone else who wants to do it. You can twist the TV to keep it flat against the wall, then pull it to the center of the room and twist it 90 degrees to view it properly.








Here are some pics of Transformers: Dark of the Moon, when they are jumping out of the Osprey's over Chicago in their flying squirrel outfits.





Here is a good picture of the Steelers Logo, looking directly down onto it:
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Old 06-12-12, 08:27 PM   #56
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Looks great!

Bet you can't wait to get that projector spun up and start entertaining!
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Looks great!

Bet you can't wait to get that projector spun up and start entertaining!


Predictable.
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Old 06-13-12, 08:29 AM   #58
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That looks amazing Bro!

Missed you here. Good to see you.
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Old 06-13-12, 01:08 PM   #59
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Thanks! I figured I would not let you all hanging.
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Old 06-17-12, 12:13 AM   #60
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WOW, nice job dude. I am coming over to watch transformers.
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