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« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2007, 09:41:37 am »

Yea, sorry about that, a little too much coffee this morning.  Not the first time I've taken something too far.

Back to your setup, maybe I missed it, but do you leave the screen setup all the time?  If not, how long does the whole setup take (screen and other equip.)?
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« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2007, 09:37:22 pm »

Sorry for the delay in responding.  I have been on several computers today and didn't realize I had a new post to this thread.

I do not leave anything set up.  My yard looks like a yard when no movie is going on.

When I do a movie, I usually just putter around setting this and that up so I spread it over the course of 3 or 4 hours.  I think if I were doing an all out "get is set up now" I could do it in about 1.5 hours maybe less.  Here would be a breakdown:

Screen: roughly 20 minutes with the frame, guy ropes and actual screen
Projector: 5 minutes (not including waiting for it to be dark enought to aim and focus)
Sound: estimated at 1 hour.  Have to run the speaker wires, audio snake, setup the speaker stands and put the speakers out.  Set the sub and the roll out the amp rack mixer.
Other accessories: I usually set up a microwave for popcorn, rope light down the center of the whole setup to define my wires in the dark, solar landscape lights out front to guide the folks in.

So, all in all a bit of time investment.  I envy the folks that have a 10-15 minute setup however, I am fairly sure the sound isn't the same...lol

I do have a Gemmy screen that I could use and probably cut the screen setup down a bit but have not used it for a show here at the house.

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« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2007, 06:42:45 pm »

you have made the mold for all others to emulate.... simplyawesome   great job
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« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2007, 08:43:16 pm »

Thank you FastEddie....that is quite a compliment.  I think my screen could be improved some but I have to admit I have the sound pretty much nailed down.  Although I have been thinking of changing out my amps to a higher quality Crown model...lol  I have no reason for doing this though......  ;-)

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« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2007, 08:24:10 am »

I'm shooting for a setup time of less than 2 minutes.  My sound isn't quite as good as yours is, but it's about as good as you're going to get with outdoor speakers that are mounted permanently.

Keep in mind that one of my uses of my outdoor theater is watching movies from my hot tub while it's snowing and I have everything set up so that I can do that without having to traipse around through the snow too much.
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« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2007, 08:51:28 pm »

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« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2007, 11:26:57 pm »

JB,

You are such a suck up....lol  Love it!

I started my setup around 6:30 tonight and had it done in 1.5 hours.  I was not humping it but going at a decent pace.  I am content with that kind of setup time.  I am sure if I have a bunch of gophers I could do it faster but I like things to be so, so.

The teardown was about an hour.  Seems to be a bit more controlled and easier for some reason.  Now that I think about it, the shows at the RCA Dome in Indy could take up to a week for a setup but they would be gone by the next morning.  That was like 40-50 semi truckloads of gear and stage.  WOW.  I bet I could make a Danoplex III that would make your ears bleed out of that stuff!

Well, it was an awesome night.  Good crowd, great movie and no neighbor calling the police.  I think he was out of town.

Good night everyone, I am tired!

Dano
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« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2007, 08:20:02 pm »

I am so jealous of your new toys, Dano. Mari (my wife) is afraid I'll go to the home theater store and go nuts with the charge card. Now that I have the projector it's so easy to want to upgrade the sound receiver, the cables and the subwoofer.

That aluminum screen looks amazing. Same size as the Dano 2? Are you pulling the sound mixer into the yard? I thought it was perfectly placed on the deck.


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« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2007, 09:32:40 pm »

Garrett,

Yes the aluminum frame is the same size of the screen frame you have.  I am using the same canvas screen that I used with the PVC frame I gave you.

Yes, I also moved the mixer, DVD player and other supporting equipment from the deck to the yard and the mixer and other things to the center.  I bought a 12 channel audio snake and run all my sound signals to the amps which are now located under the screen left of my center channel speaker and subwoofer.  Much easier to set up.  I think I am also getting a bit more of a pure video picture than using my 50' component cable.  The DVD player is now next to my projector with a 3' component cable.

I am still thinking about making some minor changes....all of which no one will ever see or hear but will make it much easier for me.

Dano
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« Reply #24 on: October 03, 2007, 12:41:33 am »

nice dano looks really good and i bet the sounds great keep up the good work
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« Reply #25 on: October 03, 2007, 06:10:20 am »

Thanks Eddie!

Yep, it all sounds pretty good if I do say so myself.

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« Reply #26 on: May 01, 2009, 05:05:30 pm »

ok a safer idea


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« Reply #27 on: May 01, 2009, 05:26:48 pm »

ok a safer idea
did you mean to post this here or in the other thread?
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« Reply #28 on: May 01, 2009, 07:17:37 pm »

Thought I would update them to the present....


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« Reply #29 on: May 01, 2009, 07:18:59 pm »

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