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Old 11-11-2008, 03:47 PM   #16
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Thanks everyone - Jeeper I was planning on doing that this weekend. Just wanted to make sure to get the picture as big as I could before I did that.

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Old 11-11-2008, 07:16 PM   #18
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Very Nice indeed! The black acoustical tiles really set the room off.

Let me be the first one to ask a question.... Is it necessary to insulate the ceiling if you insulate the basement walls? Or does fiberglass help with the sound deadening?

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I'd love to do this some day. That or have a pool table but it will be years from now. I'd love to be able to have the theatre seating too.
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:16 PM   #19
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thanks. I love the black ceiling tiles. The ceiling was already insulated but it really helps to deaden the sound throughout the house. I would recommend it.
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Looks great.

How high are your ceilings ?
A year or so ago i was looking at projectors but have a low ceiling (6' 8") and ran into problems.

Is this guy working in bare feet or just posing for a photo shoot ?
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My ceilings are at 7'4" and the soffits are around 6'10". The projector is at 6'3" and about 14'5" back from the wall. I havn't had any problems with the picture. There are so many adjustments on the projector and the mount that you can turn twist it anyway you want.

I have it mounted to the side of the soffit in a stud.
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Yeah that's me - I must have been doing to much of this that day and forgot to put shoes on.
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great job!

one question: how long did it take for you to finish the project? do you have any helping hands?
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My ceilings are at 7'4" and the soffits are around 6'10". The projector is at 6'3" ....
Thanks.
So math says the mounting post is a little over a foot long ?
Is that adjustable, the height of the mounting post ?

Just thinking down the road for myself... might be able to box out a joist bay and stuff the projector in the bay and rig it off the subfloor planking or something. House has 2x6 floor joist, finding (or making) an adjustable mounting post would be nice to keep the porjector as high as possible for good picture throw and head clearance.
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Thanks mrsub. The project took about 3 months doing it during weekends and nights. I only had help on hanging the drywall as it is a pain to hold the sheet and screw it in.
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imisspell the mounting post was around 1 foot. It is made by Vantage Point. It is completely adjustable. It was the nicest one I found out there.

Yeah you could box it out. I was even thinking about installing the projector mount to the ceiling beams and then cutting a hole in the drop ceiling for the projector mount to go through to save on the headroom.
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Looks very nice. Maybe this will get me motivated to get going on mine.

Question: I'll be doing soffits as well, what's the best way to frame them up. All on the ground or piece by piece ?

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raam it's well worth the money and time. I'm playing halo right now on a ten foot screen.

I did the soffits in 8 foot sections only because I didn't have anyone helping me. I framed them on the ground and then lifted them into place and nailed and screwed them into place. I was worried they would fall. LOL.
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Gotcha. I'll be doing mine alone as well. Actually already have begun but stopped awhile back. Got as far as framing some walls and hung drywall in the gym area. I have lots of soffits too !

Thanks for the reply.
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Looks Great!

What made you choose a painted wall instead of a projector screen (either mounted on the wall or a pull down)? Also, is the wall textured where the image is projected?

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