The Loser Cinema

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  1. majorloser Moderator

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    The Loser Cinema *UPDATED*

    Well, it's been a long time coming, but I finally got around to taking some pictures of "The Loser Cinema".

    The equipment consists of:

    • Emotiva UMC-1 preamp/processor (only till Emotiva XMC-1 arrives)
    • Behringer A500 amplifiers (seven)
    • Toshiba HD-A2 HD-DVD player
    • OPPO BDP-83 Blu-ray player
    • DISH VIP622 HD satelite receiver with DVR
    • Fantom Drives 1 TB External Hard Drive for DISH Receiver
    • Epson Powerlite Pro Cinema 7500 UB projector
    • Premier Mounts PBL-UMS Universal Projector Mount
    • Stewart Filmscreen 100' 16x9 Luxus Deluxe Screenwall w/Firehawk material
    • Status Acoustic Decimo bookshelf speakers
    • Canton Ergo 80 towers (looking for Status Acoustic Atlas towers)
    • Canton Ergo CM-51 center (looking for Status Acoustic Mediette)
    • Canton THX S-10 surrounds
    • Canton Ergo In-wall rears
    • HSU VTF-3HO subwoofers with Turbos (two)
    • HSU MBM-12 midbass module
    • Xbox 360 Elite w/many extras
    • Original Xbox w/Logitec wireless controllers
    • MadCatz MC2 Xbox wheel (on custom leather upholstered base)
    • Sony PS1 (old school)
    • Tributaries Silver interconnects
    • Tributaries Pentavideo RCA to BNC 5-wire component video cable (8 meter)
    • DVI Gear "SHR" HDMI cables for projector
    • Ixos Gamma interconnect for other components
    • Ixos Gamma in-wall speaker wires
    • Phillips Pronto Pro TSU6000 with RF receiver (replacing with Harmony 1100 or 900)
    • APC Smart-UPS XL 1000VA (component rack)
    • APC Smart-UPS XL 1000VA (projector)
    • Lutron Maestro IR lighting control
    • Berkline Leather Theater Seating w/electric recline (X 5)
    • Auralex Subdude subwoofer isolation platforms (X 4).
    • Ready Acoustic Chameleon Bass Trap panels (X 8).
    • Industrial wattage rope lighting

    All items capable of network connections are hard wired to my network router in the next room with Belkin Cat-6 cables. Projector is also tied to my main home computer via HDMI and Bluetooth keyboard/mouse.

    And of course..........MOVIE PROPS & TOYS!

    http://s58.photobucket.com/albums/g278/majorloser_pics/?albumview=slideshow

    Waiting on pre-ordered Emotiva XMC-1 for theater then the UMC-1 moves to the bedroom.
    Also thinking about getting seven Emotiva XPA-1 amps or mixing up with some UPA-1 amps for the rears (if I can sneak the money).


    Updated as of 03/07/2010

    New prop pics
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  2. brian32672 Banned

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    Looks good Dave.:)
    Just return that work camera, and get a real camera...;)
  3. majorloser Moderator

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    You're more than welcome to come up here and put that new DSLR to good use :D
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    Those CANTON speakers sounds INCREDIBLLLLLLLLEEEEEE!!!!

    BUT... they're selling them here in Canada for 2,600$
    OUAN, Ouan, ouanouanouanouan
  5. Tomorrow Audioholic Ninja

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    Okay, that's it!! You're bringin' that equipment to OREGON, and no more screwin' around. Get out here.

    Your theater looks wonderful (!!!), but would be SOOOO much better surrounded by trees and mountains rather than swamps and bugs. :D

    Great job, Dave. (Where'd you get the Sentinel?)
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  6. AverageJoe Full Audioholic

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    Looks like a WINNER Cinema to me.

    I'm with RJ. Ya' oughta' be out here (We Oregonians could use your experience settin' up our HT's.

    ...and I'm sure you've heard about "Whoever dies with the most toys, wins". You're sure way ahead of me.

    Just sign me,
    "Jealous on t'other coast"


    edit: ...and even your avatar can run circles around mine!
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  7. Tomorrow Audioholic Ninja

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    He's coming. Loserwife will make sure. :D I hear she hates palmetto bugs. Imagine...bird sized bugs flying around your head on a lovely summer evening. Nice. ;)

    Majorloser...we'll save some salmon and steelhead for ya, too.
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    You're never safe.

    SheepStar
  9. Matt34 Moderator

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    That's an impressive list you got there! How do you have the three subs hooked up?
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    Very nice, I like the smaller shelves your are using for all the displays, I might have to change mine now.:) And the rope lighting is a nice touch, I might have to get some of that too.
  11. majorloser Moderator

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    I bought a 150 foot roll of industrial rope light. It's 3 times the wattage of regular rope which is why it's so bright. You cut it to length and terminate with special connectors. They are also tied into an outlet that is controlled by the Lutron IR light control system.
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    Room treatments pending?

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  13. majorloser Moderator

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    Accoustic.......maybe a little.

    Decor.......BUTT LOADS MORE!

    The carpet on the back wall helps out bunches. The front wall surrounding the screen is heavy black curtains (including top and bottom). I picked up one side reflection point with the black curtain covering the window. The other side reflection point is the entrance where the shelf is located. Could use a couple of bass traps in the front and maybe something on the ceiling (which I made a tray to break up corners). I was thinking about making my own fabric panel for the ceiling with fiber optic stars. Here's an example:

    http://www.fiberopticproducts.com/Ceiling.htm

    I want more pictures and movie props more than "perfect" sound.
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    MajorLoser,

    Really Cool Room. Nice Job I Love the Terminator Arm.

    Where in Hurricane Alley are you?
  15. majorloser Moderator

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    Stay Tuned...

    The Loser Cinema is undergoing equipment upgrades.

    Pics to follow as work progresses.

    Stay tuned :)
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    Dave,

    I don't know how I missed this thread. That was a fun slideshow. Your room looks outstanding. I give it a 9.75 (always room for upgrades ;) ) I bet movie night is killer.
  17. billy p Audioholic Ninja

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    Not much

    left for me to ADD:D
    Oh one last thing after all the upgrades and new toys are installed can I borrow your signature till my wife gives in:D
    Very nice, Bill
  18. Dan Full Audioholic

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    I too have a Reference 30. Did you think the upgrade was worth it? I run my theater in with four or five channels plus the subs. My thought was that the upgrade was best for going to 7 channel but I may be wrong. Nice gear, great room.
    Dan,
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    Where did you get the 35mm film reels and can? I can't find them anywhere.
  20. majorloser Moderator

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    The two reel on the back wall are 35mm and have an actual movie trailer strung between them (Point Break). In the front right corner is a Columbia Pictures 35mm film can that I believe is from around the WW2 era. Columbia Pictures is stamped into the metal. On the left front wall is a 70mm reel and case. You'll notice it's mark as "reel #3" from Return of the Jedi. It's huge, about 30" across. I originally was going to make it into a table but original 70mm reels are so damn hard to find. And that one was from SW-ROTJ.

    I picked them all up on Ebay. Just search for Goldberg reels. Goldberg is the OEM for movie reels. I've only came across the 70mm reel once.

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