CinemaDave is my personal budget home theater that I built into the front of my
living room in my apartment in San Francisco.
It was low budget, but it's big. I kept the budget low by spending years collecting the components of my theater, and it's finally (mostly) done.
See photos in my Album
I am a big fan of movies, but not a big fan of the VCR + 20" TV
experience. I want my movies to be huge and loud, just like in the
So, most of CinemaDave was created around 2000 or so, when getting
three beam projectors and portable DVD players for $300 was a steal.
These days (2011ish), you can get very cheap projectors, including
super tiny ones for one or two hundred, and I think DVD players
are so cheap that you can get them in cereal boxes these days (probably
not true..). In fact, I'm trying to sell my two projectors, and can't
get any takers for $100.
I've also moved my Cinema to my bus, and the three beam monsters aren't necessary anymore. I've got a pair of Pico projectors (one of them is more for travel, though they're both tiny), and I'm back to my original 80" motorized screen which I happened to keep all these years. Works well for now. I still have the original theater screen rolled up in storage for the day I finally get my warehouse and finally get to build the complete CinemaDave dream. Someday.(2014): I've got a Fort, so the Cinema has been resurrected, and is now an outdoor theater complete with hot tub seating. Cinema One is in the fort, Cinema Two is in the Bus and Cinema Three is in my "Husvagn" mobile home in Sweden.
My Theater is made of the following components (out-of-date):
The components (and their construction) are shown in my album
I also have a VPR-722 Sony projector controller, but I need to find the
M/F 14 pin cable (2-3-4-3-2) (Sony part# CCQ25AR)
If you actually know me, then you are
invited to the large movie nights I hold.
You should bring: