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Added lights to the front of my theater (shining on the screen)

Added lights to the front of my theater (shining on the screen)

HTSavant

Theater is AWESOME. the screen lights do very little for me.


readthis13az

Thanks. They were greatly needed to be able to see in the theater as it’s really dark. Of course they are never on during any content playback.


HTSavant

I would have done crown or baseboard led lighting! But don't listen to me my "theater" (aka my living room) is hot garbage compared to this 😂


catmanfuckerdog

thats a sick ass setup , whenever i can get my own place im doing a home theatre for sure , im thinking about doing an SVS 2.1 setup in my room right now mainly for just music


hairyanus47

Do it!


CoachTee52

No ticket booth??? How the hell are you gonna pay for all that? 😂😂


readthis13az

Haha.


CoachTee52

Enjoy!


discoblu

i see 9.2.6 and tools only provided by a Trinnov processor. This guy HT's!!!! Op wins. i thought i was fine with my 7.2.4 setup until seeing your post. ;)


readthis13az

Whatever is showing 9.2.6 is old. It’s actually 9.5.8 w/ Crowsons. I must have uploaded some old pics. Sorry about that.


discoblu

... now i feel even more inadequate. hehehe


TyGamer125

How much of a difference did having the calibrator make? I know from my tinkering that it made a big difference over what Audyssey does on it's own but I'm far from a professional.


readthis13az

It was a massive difference/ improvement. And keep in mind that I’m already running a Trinnov. The audio calibration was one of the biggest improvements I’ve ever made, and I’d 1000% recommend everyone do this if they 1 - have a preamp that can be customized properly, and 2 - can afford it (as it’s going to run $4500+). The fact is, is that room correction softwares are far worse than people realize. So they run them and think that whatever the outcome, that’s what it’s all “supposed” to sound like. And as you upgrade to different preamps with better correction software, it gets better, but they all have issues. Once you hear a properly calibrated room (done by someone that knows their stuff), you will be blown away.


TyGamer125

Yeah right now my only tools are physical corrections, Audyssey app and miniDSP 2x4 hd for subs. Flattening out my subs, limiting room correction, and time aligning subs to mains make a big difference but I realize I'm mostly held back by other aspects such as poor quality speakers and maintaining living room aesthetics. One day I hope to have a dedicated space to build in but I'm still under 30 so I got some time :) You're setup looks pretty sweet!


javeryh

So... how do I find someone for calibration? I have a great theater room... kind of embarrassing actually - but all I did was put the mic that came with my receiver on the front row center recliner and did the set up. It sounds good but doesn’t blow me away. But I’m not even sure I’d know the difference.


readthis13az

What type of preamp do you have?


javeryh

My amps are a Behringer iNuke NU 6000DSP and two DaytonAudio SA 1000s (these are hooked up to the buttkickers in my chairs). I’ve got a Denon AVR X6300H for my receiver.


readthis13az

I honestly don’t personally know anyone that calibrates Denon gear. I have read some people on a couple of the large Home Theater FB groups do (and I’d highly recommend asking there if interested). The guy I used, and the others I know of, only deal in really high end gear (Trinnov or Storm Audio for the most part) as they’re usually the products that have the feature sets needed to implement properly. The guy I used charges $4500. Not cheap, but he’s also the guy that did Joe Rogan’s new house in TX. If you’re interested however, I’d be more than happy to connect you both and he’d be able to better tell you if he could help. IMO, it was worth every penny.


FitzwilliamTDarcy

Nice. Please tell me you have masking for 1.78 and 1.85 content :)


discoblu

one of my covid projects was putting in a dooya motorized blinds with black cotton lycra material for the side masking in front of my 2:35:1 screen with a stop point at 16:9. I put in hooks into home assistant so the automation triggers lens memory on the projector as well as curtains. it works really well and really makes the image pop. The only reason i havent made a post on here about it is because i'm kind of embarrased with my horrific sewing skills. Looks wrinkled when lights are on but in the dark you can't tell.


FitzwilliamTDarcy

That's cool! No shame in DIY. Sounds like it gives the desired results which is the most important thing.


discoblu

Frustrating, I had purchased $50 worth of material and brought it to a seamstress who said she could do it, but she stopped answering my calls. We are now in lockdown so shops like hers are currently closed.


FitzwilliamTDarcy

Oh man that stinks. Well worst case if your handiwork really bothers you you could always save up again to have someone redo it down the road.


ProtagonistK

Meh. It’s “ok” I guess. . . . Kidding!! It’s amazing!!


JAS0NL3GACY

Damn. What's you job to pay for all this, whatever it is. I need to do it.


readthis13az

Start a company, and work hard.


JAS0NL3GACY

So you don't want to say?


readthis13az

I own an internet company.


angry_wombat

very cool, but so much overkill on those surround sound speakers An ambient light rejecting screen could help with those front spotlights


TyGamer125

That's what he said in another comment about the lights >They were greatly needed to be able to see in the theater as it’s really dark. Of course they are never on during any content playback.


angry_wombat

ah missed that, cheers