Nice choice of movie poster tbase. Although the first movie was my favourite lol.
This is a subject that is hard to expalin in a post or two, but I'm try to give some high points.
1. allot of movies are starting to come out in scope format...hence no bars on top and buttom with scope screen.
2. more use of pixel structure...hence the anamorphic lens
3. wider angle...hence more panamorphic view
There's more but i think the best place to get a real birds eye review is on panamorphic lens and prismsonic's lens web site. Of which...they are two of the most well known lens companies out there...at least for the guys that don't have allot of jack to spend on a lens.
thanks for plugging my HTR.
How far North are you moving to?We are moving soon to the tropical area of Australia and this will be the second theatre i have built DIY
Interesting that you should mention the Klipsch speakers..I'm considering putting them into a 16 seat DLP Cinemascope theatre that I'm designing for a friend of mine..I dont care what a lot of people say about Klipsch speakers i am taking the fantastic speakers with me, love them
Sounds like a "COOL" idea!!.:RI am also considering another cinemascope screen outside near the pool as when it is sticky hot at night there is nothing nicer than sitting outside
Alan, just be a bit wary of those prisms..They are quite small and not suitable for all projectors..
This topic is best discussed back at DIYAudio. There is also a DIY lens thread here so I might quickly explain there.Hello Mark, I have been through the DIY anamorphic thread on DIYAudio, yes all 184 pages, and have 4 wedge prisms.
Hi Prof, they are actually Bipole, so no chance of phase errors between speakers. I do however want to change them out for dipoles as I think dipoles will work better in the small room.Prof said:Are they dipoles all round?
Thanks TwisterZ. The lighting is the most simple and cost effect thing I could find. It is just an LED rope light, yet works well to provide low level ambient light.TwisterZ said:Nice job Mark. I was just talking to my wife this weekend about redoing the lighting in the theater. Right now I'm working on moving my Denon AVR988 to the bedroom system.
I have a fairly small room as well and I'm using DIY Tripoles in a 5.1 system..Hi Prof, they are actually Bipole, so no chance of phase errors between speakers. I do however want to change them out for dipoles as I think dipoles will work better in the small room.
I originally had Dipoles and they worked really well (for 5.1), however I changed them to Bipoles when EX was introduced due to the acoustic errors that can arise. As it turns out, this is not hard to fix, however did cause allot of industry confusion and why THX introduced the idea of direct radiator for the back surrounds. Now that I am fully aware of how to solve the acoustic issue, I won't be worried about making the switch back to dipoles.I have a fairly small room as well and I'm using DIY Tripoles in a 5.1 system..
They give me very good all round surround sound..