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Come To The Dark Side !
« on: November 14, 2016, 11:29:30 AM »
One of the very best things I've done in my theater to improve the picture, is to make certain potions of my room dark / black. I couldn't make every surface black without pissing off my wife, but leaving parts of it dark grey while using a combination of black paint, protostar, black velvet drapes and black carpeting, have helped improve the picture quite a bit!

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Come To The Dark Side !
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Re: Come To The Dark Side !
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2016, 12:31:08 PM »
Protostar material can be found here - http://www.protostar.biz/hitack.htm
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Re: Come To The Dark Side !
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2016, 03:27:27 PM »
Looks great... I can't wait to see it in person!
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Re: Come To The Dark Side !
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2016, 03:40:14 PM »
That looks good! I like that red on those curtains. Almost did that exact thing on my last theater.

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Re: Come To The Dark Side !
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2016, 08:39:52 PM »
That looks good! I like that red on those curtains. Almost did that exact thing on my last theater.

It adds a nice theater like look, and helps dampen the room sound wise too !
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Re: Come To The Dark Side !
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2016, 06:23:12 AM »
I will post pics of my theater but I added this and was a nice
improvement and not all expensive and looks nice.
http://m.homedepot.com/p/Lanart-Comfort-Shag-Black-8-ft-x-10-ft-Area-Rug-CSHAG810BK/206965060

I am now chasing the last reflections and it is my flat black ceiling. Trying to decide in
Black Commando cloth or Black velvet panels. Any suggestions is appreciated and cost
is always a consideration.
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Re: Come To The Dark Side !
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2016, 07:24:20 AM »
no doubt!  once you have experienced the darkenss of a front end you will never go back

Re: Come To The Dark Side !
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2016, 07:50:49 AM »
I will post pics of my theater but I added this and was a nice
improvement and not all expensive and looks nice.
http://m.homedepot.com/p/Lanart-Comfort-Shag-Black-8-ft-x-10-ft-Area-Rug-CSHAG810BK/206965060

I am now chasing the last reflections and it is my flat black ceiling. Trying to decide in
Black Commando cloth or Black velvet panels. Any suggestions is appreciated and cost
is always a consideration.

My room is painted entirely black and my ceiling is a problem area for me too. Getting quite a bit of reflection off the ceiling currently. I'd love to hear others (cost effective!) suggestions for dealing with it.
Equipment list:
Video: JVC RS500, 138" Elite EZ Frame 2:35:1 Screen, Oppo UDP-203, DirecTV Genie,
Audio: Denon X4000, Mains: Paradigm Prestige 85F, Center: Paradigm Prestige 55C Sides: Paradigm Monitor 7 V6, Rears: Polk TSI100, Atmos: ELAC A4 (2) Subwoofer: HSU VTF3 MK4.
Other: Monster Power HTS-5100, GIK Acoustic Room Treatments, HD Fury Linker

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Re: Come To The Dark Side !
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2016, 08:55:42 AM »
I will post pics of my theater but I added this and was a nice
improvement and not all expensive and looks nice.
http://m.homedepot.com/p/Lanart-Comfort-Shag-Black-8-ft-x-10-ft-Area-Rug-CSHAG810BK/206965060

I am now chasing the last reflections and it is my flat black ceiling. Trying to decide in
Black Commando cloth or Black velvet panels. Any suggestions is appreciated and cost
is always a consideration.

Not a bad price on that rug. I had a piece of black Shaw carpet I picked out bound on the edges like a gaint throw rug. 15' 6" x 11' . Cost more like $ 500.00, but it did the trick. A lot cheap than re- carpeting the entire room ( it was and existing room 0, especially if you factor in the possible divorce !  :o
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Re: Come To The Dark Side !
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2016, 02:36:44 PM »
Not a bad price on that rug. I had a piece of black Shaw carpet I picked out bound on the edges like a gaint throw rug. 15' 6" x 11' . Cost more like $ 500.00, but it did the trick. A lot cheap than re- carpeting the entire room ( it was and existing room 0, especially if you factor in the possible divorce !  :o

I still want to replace my light carpet in my theater with a darker carpet but in the mean time I found a pretty large black rug for $50 @ At Home (formerly Garden Ridge). They have a ton of cheap rugs and may be a good place to look
Equipment list:
Video: JVC RS500, 138" Elite EZ Frame 2:35:1 Screen, Oppo UDP-203, DirecTV Genie,
Audio: Denon X4000, Mains: Paradigm Prestige 85F, Center: Paradigm Prestige 55C Sides: Paradigm Monitor 7 V6, Rears: Polk TSI100, Atmos: ELAC A4 (2) Subwoofer: HSU VTF3 MK4.
Other: Monster Power HTS-5100, GIK Acoustic Room Treatments, HD Fury Linker

Re: Come To The Dark Side !
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2016, 02:52:49 PM »
commando cloth is checked off the list looks like triple black for the ceiling.
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Re: Come To The Dark Side !
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2016, 06:04:11 PM »
commando cloth is checked off the list looks like triple black for the ceiling.
Another option is to get the velvet they use in telescopes... It is a stick on velvet. It is literally a black hole. When we did it the only problem i had was getting it to stick to the pegboard we attached it to before attaching it to the ceiling.
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Re: Come To The Dark Side !
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2017, 08:44:37 AM »
I've got more cans of Roscoe Velour Black Super Saturated paint now. I should have time to paint a couple of strategic walls with it prior to March 5th !
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