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Thought I'd carry on this thread with the remainder of my build. My plan is to build a dedicated HT in a new house build some day. In the meantime I thought I'd build one in my current house as I've never used a projector before. In the thread I linked to I decided to get a JVC X7900. The idea was to experiment with screen size to see what sort of viewing angle I would like. From my research I thought I'd like a 45 degree viewing angle. So to keep things flexible I decided I was going to paint the wall with Black Widow or some sort of screen paint. This meant the doorway had to go.

 

This is the room in its original state, just as we were moving in actually which is why it's so messy. It's about 6.3m L x 4.2m W x 2.4m H.

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 Replaced the oyster lights with 6 of these down lights from Bunnings.

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And closed up the wall; tradies did at least.

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Then a black box arrived.

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Oyster lights got replaced.

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4K HDMI run to screen wall.

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Then I got in the roof. The house was built in the 60s and it has tiles so it's messy up there.

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I tested it out on an unfinished wall. I forgot to take photos of the Oppo 203 unboxing it seems.

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I decided to mount the PJ with the lens at 5.3m from the screen so that I could experiment with screen size up to 160" 2.4:1 cinemascope.

http://www.projectorcentral.com/JVC-DLA-X7900BE-projection-calculator-pro.htm

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And after a trip to Bunnings I had an 18mm ply mounting point in the roof.

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But I forgot to measure the screws that came with the Peerless PRG-UNV mount.

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I didn't want the screws poking through so I chucked up a piece of gyprock and another piece of 18mm ply, cut to size, and it was good to go.

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I took my old Yamaha RX-V667 to my local HiFi store and came back with another box.

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And another box came in the post.

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And then another.

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As disappointed as I was with the marks on this brand new box I was too impatient to get going. It'll touch up ok right?

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Then I did some more testing.

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Then I started my collection.

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Up next... painting the screen...

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Looking good mate, lots of new toys. Brilliant picture quality and you haven’t even got the screen done yet. 👍

The Elektra faceplate won’t touch up ok. I would be taking that straight back, not acceptable in that condition for a brand new unit. 

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Looks like the beginning of a great system

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Looking good! Just need to sort out the light control to get the best picture.

 

Agree with Pops, the faceplate on the Elektra should be replaced.

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57 minutes ago, Pops110 said:

Looking good mate, lots of new toys. Brilliant picture quality and you haven’t even got the screen done yet. 👍

The Elektra faceplate won’t touch up ok. I would be taking that straight back, not acceptable in that condition for a brand new unit. 

Ok thanks Pops. I've emailed the shop about the Elektra. Knew it'd have to go back 😯

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9 minutes ago, Quark said:

Looking good! Just need to sort out the light control to get the best picture.

 

Agree with Pops, the faceplate on the Elektra should be replaced.

Yeah I plan to. I'm going to plug up the front window somehow; using 2x4 and plasterboard somehow I think. Then I'll have to work on painting the roof or something. Maybe even some dark fabric panels with insulation of some sort. Will see.

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The Electra’s are supposed to be very nice sounding amps, it just shouldn’t have been sent out like that.

I bet you’re itching to get it all finished and set up properly.

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3 hours ago, br0d0 said:

As disappointed as I was with the marks on this brand new box I was too impatient to get going. It'll touch up ok right?

Hey mine too!!  :( I received my brand new Elektra with chipped edges on the fascia, covered in dust and because the power cord was so badly packed it rubbed the serial number off the back.  I was very disappointed and found the whole packing to be very unprofessional.  I complained to my local supplier and they've arranged for a new one to be made and just waiting for it to be be delivered.  As far as sound goes though it seems pretty impressive so far, hoping to dial the new system setup in later in week.    

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Disappointing Pete, not very good quality control.

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4 minutes ago, Pops110 said:

Disappointing Pete, not very good quality control.

It was surprising Dave as the build quality appears to be superb.  I can't understand why they didn't wrap the unit in plastic before putting it in the box.  When I opened it up I thought I'd bought a demo unit!

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1 hour ago, Peter_F said:

Hey mine too!!  :( I received my brand new Elektra with chipped edges on the fascia, covered in dust and because the power cord was so badly packed it rubbed the serial number off the back.  I was very disappointed and found the whole packing to be very unprofessional.  I complained to my local supplier and they've arranged for a new one to be made and just waiting for it to be be delivered.  As far as sound goes though it seems pretty impressive so far, hoping to dial the new system setup in later in week.    

Interesting. Yeah I contacted my supplier after I posted I was going to, after 5pm tonight. I didn't expect I'd get a response tonight but within 15 minutes they let me know they were going to contact Elektra. Promising signs but we'll see.

 

Oh and the sound... WOW! I upgraded from a Yamaha RX-V667 that I  always thought sounded a bit muffled with dialogue but now I know it did. This thing, along with the AVM 60, has effortless clarity. The first thing I tested it on was Bladerunner 2049 and the scene were he's flying his car into the city at the beginning... the sound just enveloped me. This was just LCR set down where I last conveniently put them with default settings. Very pleased! :)

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20 minutes ago, Peter_F said:

It was surprising Dave as the build quality appears to be superb.  I can't understand why they didn't wrap the unit in plastic before putting it in the box.  When I opened it up I thought I'd bought a demo unit!

Me too! I negotiated on price and got it at a pretty good rate in the end so I thought, "Did they give me a used one cos I paid less?" Part of the reason I was (almost) willing to settle.

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2 hours ago, Pops110 said:

The Electra’s are supposed to be very nice sounding amps, it just shouldn’t have been sent out like that.

I bet you’re itching to get it all finished and set up properly.

Funny you should say that because I've just had one of the biggest weekends of my life getting it up and going... though not finalised. Will update shortly.

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After researching the best paint for a screen I came across the DIY Screen Section of the avsforums. Anyone who's researched DIY painting screens over there is no doubt familiar with the guru of his field... MississippiMan. He's helped countless people through such an endeavour. Going back years. He advocates a recipe similar to the one I used, adapted for materials available in Australia. These are the paint ingredients that I used, all but the metallic paints available from Bunnings. The metallics I got from Newtown Art Supplies.

 

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1 part = 500 mL = 0.5 L

Pearl "White":     1.5 L - 3 parts
Silver "Light": 0.5 L - 1 part
White:         0.5 L - 1 parts
Clear Mat Poly:    0.8 L - 1.6 parts
Demin Water:     1 to 1.2 L - can't remember exactly how much as the water is added last until the mixture runs off the mixing tool instead of sliding off

TOTAL = 4.1 L

 

The primer was just thinned with 20% water:

Primer:    2000 mL
Water:    400 mL

 

I used a HVLP sprayer with a 1mm nozzle that I sourced from the US (more expensive than I planned and needed a step-down transformer) to apply the "dusters coats." 

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Got all my other tools and materials from Bunnings.

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And prepped the room.

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Then came the duster coats; first the primer and then the (screen) finish.

 

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AVM 60 is pretty good. Nice one.

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Then the test: JVC X7900 with default settings out of the box.

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Gotta say, the results blew me away! It turned out better than I expected. So glad that hard work wasn't wasted.

 

That was this weekend so we're up-to-date.

 

Next... surround sound, Qubelok unit, plug up that front window, paint/cover those light walls, get carpet, acoustic treatment (?), upgrade those awful HT-in-a-box speakers.

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Forgot I needed a new entertainment unit: Qubelok

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On 02/07/2018 at 7:25 PM, Peter_F said:

Hey mine too!!  :( I received my brand new Elektra with chipped edges on the fascia, covered in dust and because the power cord was so badly packed it rubbed the serial number off the back.  I was very disappointed and found the whole packing to be very unprofessional.  I complained to my local supplier and they've arranged for a new one to be made and just waiting for it to be be delivered.  As far as sound goes though it seems pretty impressive so far, hoping to dial the new system setup in later in week.    

I received word this morning that Elektra will be organising a new amp for me. I do like it when manufacturers look to make ammends quickly and without asking me to justify something I have no control over :)

 

And they've let me know that I can use the existing amp until I get the new one as they don't want me going without :)

 

Oh, and Elektra has advised they are revising their packaging so it doesn't happen again. 

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