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post #5071 of 5824
Niner that's mildly amusing but doesn't solve meh problem.
post #5072 of 5824
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Originally Posted by SirReveller View Post

Any of you homeboys familiar with the makes models and general advice regarding selection and install of a ceiling-mounted HDTV projector + motorized screen? This ain't cuttin it. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

My old 55", (which once reigned supreme but is now yesterday's news lol.) More to the point, while it looks adequate sizewise in this pic IR in the room it is waaay too small for proper TV wutchin'. Moreover the wife is all about "hiding" the TV to control cartoons w the kid or when people are over. Also, multiple people have told me tv-on-mantle is classless shit and art is supposed to go there. And I'm not wasting room on the floor and blocking cabinets and having a toddler pull it on to themselves with the usual rollytable thing.

Hence my question. I'm def gonna install one of these setups but don't recognize most of the brands. Vivitek. Optoma. Epson. (yah, printers..good projectors? I dunno. Lol)

1080 is prolly fine vs $10G 4K 3D w/e shit as far as I've seen via googlin around so far.

Kinda niche inquiry but I have seen these on occasion in a few homes over the years so I bet some SFer here knows the choice unit for best $:qual.

Thanks!!

 

 

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/68-digital-projectors-under-3-000-usd-msrp/

 

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/24-digital-hi-end-projectors-3-000-usd-msrp/

 

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/23-screens/

 

Read away, but be careful. After some time on that site I convinced my wife to add a home theater to our future renovation plans.

post #5073 of 5824
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Originally Posted by SirReveller View Post

Niner that's mildly amusing but doesn't solve meh problem.

Check out this old growth redwood fence post in the ground for 75 years. I've got 6 of them @ 5ft long I'm going to rip up into 3/4x4s 

 

post #5074 of 5824
That woods looks great to make into something like a table. Plans?
post #5075 of 5824
Yesterday afternoon, while we were at work, the contractor came in with a bobcat and scraped the backyard clean, removing gravel, a couple strips of riprap we had for drainage, and pushed our boulders aside too. Where the pool/spa is going is cleaned and read for excavation. Might have it dug out as early as end of next week.

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post #5076 of 5824
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Originally Posted by jcman311 View Post

That woods looks great to make into something like a table. Plans?


Friend has asked me to build a bench/shoestorage thing for her front porch I'll post pics when its done.

Here is a grain shot of a scrap I used to set my saw

post #5077 of 5824
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Originally Posted by texas_jack View Post

Just got quoted $4700 for a new steel door, 2 side lights, new steel frame, and storm door plus installation. Sound fair?

What part of that is door and what part installation?
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Cutting it kind of close there, aren't you?
post #5078 of 5824
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Cutting it kind of close there, aren't you?

Look at those nails. I yanked on those buggers for 10 mins and just gave up. Good old hot dip for holding power

post #5079 of 5824
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Yesterday afternoon, while we were at work, the contractor came in with a bobcat and scraped the backyard clean, removing gravel, a couple strips of riprap we had for drainage, and pushed our boulders aside too. Where the pool/spa is going is cleaned and read for excavation. Might have it dug out as early as end of next week.

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Driving a bobcat feels like this

post #5080 of 5824
I have a friend that's very wealthy, I mean like north of $50 million type rich, and he bought several adjoining plots of land where he's planning on developing a downtown in a nearby small town. He rented a backhoe for a week and had so much fun he went out and bought himself a brand new one the next week.

Now that's baller status.
post #5081 of 5824

I've witnessed fist fights over who gets to drive the(insert heavy construction equipment here) once 100ft+ in the air on one of these

post #5082 of 5824
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I have a friend that's very wealthy, I mean like north of $50 million type rich, and he bought several adjoining plots of land where he's planning on developing a downtown in a nearby small town. He rented a backhoe for a week and had so much fun he went out and bought himself a brand new one the next week.

Now that's baller status.

Not quite home ownership talk, but do you remember the baseball pitcher Roy Oswalt?  The owner of the Astros bought him a bulldozer for winning game 6 of the World Series.

 

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"Each year, with our players, I ask them what their goals
are,'' McLane said. "I said, 'Roy, what is one of your goals?' He
said, 'To own a bulldozer.' That kind of took me back a little bit.
I had never heard that before.''

Oswalt said the bulldozer -- not his rising baseball stardom --
will make him the envy of everyone in his tiny hometown. He'll use
the new toy to repair two man-made lakes and build some roads at
the 1,000-acre ranch he owns with his brother.

:lol: 

post #5083 of 5824
Dedicated home theater is one of the biggest wastes of money current US reality has produced along with giant size mastur-bedroom with shitter attached to it , SS appliances/granite countertenors, fake dark cherry-wood floors from allegedly Brazil & my all time fav. : the man-cave....

As far as projector is concerned, my experience with HD projectors have been underwhelming. The picture does not look as good as best TVs. They are an eye sore. You cannot watch TV on projector you will burn expensive bulbs too fast.

If you decide to do it , you don't need one of those motorized screens (another eye-sore) just paint the wall you are projecting onto with special-purpose paint and you have your concealed screen.
post #5084 of 5824
Most home theaters are build in the basement on the front side of the house which is under grade. Storage, cellar or HT are pretty much the only ways to use that space.
post #5085 of 5824
Modern projectors are pretty good and bulb life is much better depending on what you buy (either longer life, or cheaper bulbs).

My suggestion is to not buy a super expensive one... Just whatever mid price option someone like theWirecutter.com recommends.

If you buy a 800-1000 dollar one now instead of a $3000 one today, you can probably barely tell the difference in a space like that, and you can just upgrade when the next model comes out. 2-3 years later, you will have spent less money and possibly have a better projector than buying the expensive one today. Especially if your sell the old one for a few hundred bucks.

Won't work if you are the kind of people who like background TV while cooking or cleaning... But if you only use the TV for active viewing, bulb cost shouldn't be a deal breaker.
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