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post #4261 of 5842
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Originally Posted by lefty View Post

^^^ there are probably no end of custom drapery people in the bay area, but be prepared for sticker shock. For our LR we needed 50 yds and fabrics we liked was in the 150/yd range. Plus 4K for the work.

For three windows.

We did use The Shade Store for cheaper velvet in our bedroom, but they couldn't get the length right and remade them four times. They finally asked, "if we give you all your money back will you go away?" Sure.

lefty

rotflmao.gif @ the last part.

Yeah man... I posted due to the sticker shock we have seen already. Who did you use so that we can avoid them (those prices are nuts)... unless it's all like that outside of Home Depot? shog[1].gif
post #4262 of 5842
NYC.

Check with some of the chains: Shade Store, Smith and Noble. Restoration Hardware can have decent finished lengths when on sale.

But really, there's no way to win. Drapes are stupid expensive.

lefty
post #4263 of 5842
No doubt. Ugh. Thanks again. cheers.gif
post #4264 of 5842
You might look around on etsy. That's what the wife I and I ended up doing for our oversize front windows.
post #4265 of 5842
Blinds are $$$$$ at least try to negotiate to pay cash
post #4266 of 5842
And don't forget the hardware biggrin.gif
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I am glad we don't have oversized windows for this reason.  We have sheers instead of blinds but I am thinking we need blinds in our guest bedroom as the sunrise makes that room really bright at 5am in the summer and blackout shades/curtains don't do the job.

post #4268 of 5842
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I think part of it used to be the viewer would observe pixels if the TV was too close relative to size. Now you can buy 90" fuckers that you can stand right in front of and not see the pixellation. Buy the 65".

I think it also has to do with actually being able to see a difference in resolution - i.e. You can't see the difference between 720 and 1080 on a screen size X from Y feet away.

What man has ever regretted buying a larger tv?

Edit: slickdeals homepage has a sharp 70" 4K listed at 1600 right now.
post #4269 of 5842
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Originally Posted by JohnGalt View Post


I think it also has to do with actually being able to see a difference in resolution - i.e. You can't see the difference between 720 and 1080 on a screen size X from Y feet away.

What man has ever regretted buying a larger tv?

Edit: slickdeals homepage has a sharp 70" 4K listed at 1600 right now.

 

The crazy thing is that even at 70" the "optimal viewing distance" is 6.5-7 feet.

It is so good to see these 4k TVs really start taking off because it is killing the useless 3D technology.

post #4270 of 5842
I have a 4k TV.
I think I've watched 4k content once...to make sure it works frown.gif Some little amazon underwater documentary.

Built in youtube app doesn't do 4k, I don't want to pay extra for netflix 4k, and the last amazon show I watched (Bosch) was only available in 1080p.

If I don't use the built in stuff, I think I need a new receiver that supports 4k and I might have to upgrade my HTPC too. And even then, all it is really doing is upscaling 720 and 1080 content (which the TV already does a good job of).

But hey...it didn't cost any more than the 1080p displays I was also shopping for, and now I am ready for the future!
post #4271 of 5842
My TV is 8 years old this May and still going strong smile.gif
post #4272 of 5842
With TVs on the large side it's not a resolution issue, it's a viewing angle issue. 70" at 6.5' is right about where you have trouble seeing the entire screen at once. I've had home theater projectors in a variety of apts/homes over the last ten years and if you're projecting at a fairly short distance, even 720p won't bother you but 80" is a lot. Which is funny because projectors are actually really practical for small spaces since you wall mount.

OTC, your TV probably does a better upscaling job than most receivers, but you should be able to set the receiver to pass through. HTPC upscaling with most setups is better than either. The real nice part about 4K is HTPC resolution.

We bought our first place, new construction townhome, ordered the top down/bottom up HD honeycomb blinds for the top floor for privacy and views. Not cheap. Hope they work out, will wait for install before we decide on window treatments for the rest of the place.
post #4273 of 5842
I bought my television from a friend (who bought it from a friend himself). I think it's 32", and it does only 1080i. I have never thought to myself while watching something that I needed a bigger or higher-resolution television. In fact, I dread the day I need to replace it because every time I go to someone else's house who has a new screen, I am assaulted by how terrible everything looks. Movies look like overlit sitcoms.
post #4274 of 5842
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

I bought my television from a friend (who bought it from a friend himself). I think it's 32", and it does only 1080i. I have never thought to myself while watching something that I needed a bigger or higher-resolution television. In fact, I dread the day I need to replace it because every time I go to someone else's house who has a new screen, I am assaulted by how terrible everything looks. Movies look like overlit sitcoms.
that's more a result of poor calibration than resolution upscaling.
post #4275 of 5842
So I got the quote in for the tile. 475sq ft = $11K lol. Keep in mind the tile itself only accounts for $2700 of that. Sooooo, I'm having Lowes come give me an estimate. Obviously a locally owned union labor shop is out of the question.

My concern is a crack I have in the slab that flexes a little bit with the seasons. The current tile has cracks in the grout from it in about a 3ft square area but that tile has probably been down for 30 years. Dude said he would put down this flexible orange plastic base but it's $3 a sqft. I'm temped to just deal with grout cracking down the road rather than an extra $1500 for that shit. We'll see what Lowe's throws at me.
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