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1-THE PLAN

2-PAINTING

3-FALSE WALL

5-AUDIO SNAKE

6-WALL CARPET

8-PROJECTOR

10-RISER

14-CNTR SPKR MASKING

15-CEILING ABSORBER (FRAME)

16-BUILDING ABSORBERS

19-COMPLETING CEILING ABSORBER

20-BUILDING HTPC

21-EXPANDING 8300HD STORAGE

23 - INSTALLING BASS TRAPS

26 - INSTALLING & ALIGNING LCR SPKRS

27 - RECONFIGURING THE FALSE WALL FOR THE NEW 2.35:1 SCREEN

Pg 9 - Mounting the projector and wiring, pg 2
projector 8I removed the ceiling mount bracket and drilled a hole through the ceiling and into the attic above.  I then ran a standard 14-gauge extension cord up through the hole and down the wall to a point behind the location of the future equipment rack. The projector’s cord plugs into the extension and everything is tucked away above the bracket.  I’d like to say that I love it when a plan comes together, but there was no plan.  I’m making this up as I go along (and getting lucky).
projector 9Here is the equipment end.  I’ve left out the picture of all the "exploratory" holes I had to drill the find the darn cord. Barely visible here are the (mostly) healed incisions.  The cord will plug into an outlet strip and eventually into a Richard Gray Power Company conditioner.
projector 10This picture shows the now black felt wrapped cable bundle from the projector to (again) a location behind the equipment rack.  The rear surrounds are now wired, and the flat screen monitor - for HTPC and s-video OSD of the pre/pro - is also visible.  (I’ll devote a page or two to the construction of the HTPC.)
projector 11If you own a Sony VPL-HS20, you might notice some extra equipment in this picture.  As I mentioned at the beginning of this adventure, using a micro-perforated screen (to allow the center speaker to be behind the screen) causes moire with fixed pixel projectors.  The only fix I know of is the IMX Image Processor, a specialized lens that removes screendoor. However, the housing did not allow the IMX to attach to the PJ.  I located a company in the UK (!) to custom-make an extension tube, barely visible just behind the IMX.

I now have basic picture and sound.  In fact, it looks and sounds so good that work has been halted while I enjoy the fruits of my labors.

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