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  • #31
    Originally posted by fortsbest View Post
    Very nice. Are those below 10K yet? How often do you have to replace the bulb? The reason I ask is in our new house I have an 800 sq ft bonus room upstairs I get to do what I want with. It only has one source of natural light that's easily remedied and I am trying to decide between a moderately good projector or a big (80 inch or so ) LED.
    I painted my walls black, and there are no windows in my HT room. Movies are great...sports, eh not so much. I mean its still an experience, but not like HD movies. It sounds cool to watch sports in the dark, but in reality it takes away from eating, drinking etc during the game. On "high" mode the lamp puts out enough light that I can have my side lights on about 20% and not effect the picture. But that cuts lamp life down to approx. 1000 hours which isn't all that much considering the lamps decay as they age. So the brightness really starts to be noticeable around 250 hours on "high".

    Enough of that. If you can swing it..get the projector. I had an Epson 5020 before the JVC...it was awesome for the street price of 2900 bucks.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by UncleMilti View Post
      I painted my walls black, and there are no windows in my HT room.
      That's exactly what a buddy of mine did.

      He's got money to burn too, and I've posted pics in the past of his game room with the 6 flat screens in it.

      Anyhow, his HT room has the walls painted black and he has a 120 inch screen with a high end projector, but I don't know exactly which one it is.
      2013 DCC Fantasy Football Champeen

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      • #33
        Originally posted by fortsbest View Post
        Very nice. Are those below 10K yet? How often do you have to replace the bulb? The reason I ask is in our new house I have an 800 sq ft bonus room upstairs I get to do what I want with. It only has one source of natural light that's easily remedied and I am trying to decide between a moderately good projector or a big (80 inch or so ) LED.
        Wow, I suddenly wish I was a cop. I feel underpaid with my 2000 a month take home.
        #firegarrett

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        • #34
          Unc, a man of your ilk will appreciate this. These are a few pics of my buddy's game room where we drink beer and follow our fantasy football teams all Sunday long:




          2013 DCC Fantasy Football Champeen

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Clay_Allison View Post
            Wow, I suddenly wish I was a cop. I feel underpaid with my 2000 a month take home.
            I agree jailers are underpaid, but understand something, I'm a 23 year vet at Lts pay and I get paid very handsomely for doing my job, and I'll never claim to be underpaid regardless the risks people think we take. But also, I built (myself) a 40x60 steel frame building on our property and framed out 1500 sq ft in it in 2000. That's what I live in while we saved to build the brick and mortar house this year. I'm not complaining mind you because I did a pretty darn good job of making the metal building a home. So in 10 years we saved a lot to make this house happen. With the home theater thing, I'm having to save for that as well, but I'm doing my advance scouting to help me decide. There's no way I'll be able to buy a 10K projector, but it's still nice to know about them.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Texas Ace View Post
              Unc, a man of your ilk will appreciate this. These are a few pics of my buddy's game room where we drink beer and follow our fantasy football teams all Sunday long:




              Very cool Ace. Sports bar at home. Pay for all the equipment with the money he saved on beer I bet!

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              • #37
                Here ya go...mine was designed by Erskine, a specialist in HT design and architecture:



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                • #38
                  Originally posted by fortsbest View Post
                  I agree jailers are underpaid, but understand something, I'm a 23 year vet at Lts pay and I get paid very handsomely for doing my job, and I'll never claim to be underpaid regardless the risks people think we take. But also, I built (myself) a 40x60 steel frame building on our property and framed out 1500 sq ft in it in 2000. That's what I live in while we saved to build the brick and mortar house this year. I'm not complaining mind you because I did a pretty darn good job of making the metal building a home. So in 10 years we saved a lot to make this house happen. With the home theater thing, I'm having to save for that as well, but I'm doing my advance scouting to help me decide. There's no way I'll be able to buy a 10K projector, but it's still nice to know about them.
                  Everyone starts somewhere. I certainly didn't own anything in my early years...not even a house. Props to you for getting out there and busting your ass and getting the American dream. Home ownership is awesome.

                  I was fortunate enough to have a lot of things go really great for me in my early 40's, and with hard work and luck I have a lot of things I never dreamed I'd have.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by fortsbest View Post
                    I agree jailers are underpaid, but understand something, I'm a 23 year vet at Lts pay and I get paid very handsomely for doing my job, and I'll never claim to be underpaid regardless the risks people think we take. But also, I built (myself) a 40x60 steel frame building on our property and framed out 1500 sq ft in it in 2000. That's what I live in while we saved to build the brick and mortar house this year. I'm not complaining mind you because I did a pretty darn good job of making the metal building a home. So in 10 years we saved a lot to make this house happen. With the home theater thing, I'm having to save for that as well, but I'm doing my advance scouting to help me decide. There's no way I'll be able to buy a 10K projector, but it's still nice to know about them.
                    Time in grade can definitely help your pay scale. I didn't realize you were that much older than me.

                    If my plans work out I should be running a liquor store by next year as part owner. The state nearly took away our retirement in the last legislative session. I'm not going to stay at the prison playing Russian Roulette every two years if our benefits are going to be under constant assault.
                    #firegarrett

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by UncleMilti View Post
                      Everyone starts somewhere. I certainly didn't own anything in my early years...not even a house. Props to you for getting out there and busting your ass and getting the American dream. Home ownership is awesome.

                      I was fortunate enough to have a lot of things go really great for me in my early 40's, and with hard work and luck I have a lot of things I never dreamed I'd have.
                      I look at things now and I'm amazed at what I have. It took my wife and I 8 plus years to find a floor plan we both like and could work with and now that it's built I'm in awe of how amazing it turned out. I never would have dreamed I'd have something as nice as we do now 10 years ago. I and my family have been truly blessed but it came from hard work and frugality.

                      Originally posted by Clay_Allison View Post
                      Time in grade can definitely help your pay scale. I didn't realize you were that much older than me.

                      If my plans work out I should be running a liquor store by next year as part owner. The state nearly took away our retirement in the last legislative session. I'm not going to stay at the prison playing Russian Roulette every two years if our benefits are going to be under constant assault.
                      Good luck with that dream bro. The city is currently jacking with our retirement in ways I think are illegal, but as much as I hate saying it, it won't affect me too much. I can go in 3 but will likely stay 5 after that in our DROP option. ANd I turned 50 last week but my 10 year old daughter says I'm not old until I'm 90 so I'm good.

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                      • #41
                        IS that your home theater Unc or just some examples of ones that that company did?

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by fortsbest View Post
                          IS that your home theater Unc or just some examples of ones that that company did?
                          That is mine.

                          The first thing people do is ask how much it cost, and they are stunned to find out the design cost more than the actual construction.

                          Its mostly wood and fabric.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by UncleMilti View Post
                            That is mine.

                            The first thing people do is ask how much it cost, and they are stunned to find out the design cost more than the actual construction.

                            Its mostly wood and fabric.
                            Looks like 2 different rooms, but both look amazing. Bully for you Unc!

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by fortsbest View Post
                              Looks like 2 different rooms, but both look amazing. Bully for you Unc!
                              I may have put a framing pic in from the beginning that we ended up changing. There were several changes we made along the way, especially to the floor.

                              Erskine actually drew everything in 3D, which was really cool.

                              EDIT: Yes, Fort you are right...that first pic is the original layout of the room which was going to have an anamorphic screen. We ended up going with a regular HD screen, which means we changed the front layout. Good eye.
                              Last edited by UncleMilti; 08-29-2013, 02:26 PM.

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                              • #45
                                Oh yeah, I see it now with the sound stuff behind where the screen goes. They did an amazing job though. How big was the open room before they did the construction?

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