Mark Rejhon's Home Theater
Mark Rejhon's Home
At long last, here are the pictures of my home theater!
It is located in my condo in Ottawa, Ontario of good 'ol Canada! As you can see,
it's not a dedicated home theater room - the same L shaped room is
used as a living room, dining room, and a home office as well. The home office
behind the sofa has also received new furniture as well! The speakers are not
pictured in these photos - they are below the screen near the floor. My speaker
system is not nearly as huge as the screen itself, due to my hearing impairment, but I plan to change that
eventually, to keep my guests happy! My DVD collection is listed on DVD Tracker.
The projector is an NEC XG135 MultiSync CRT Projection
Monitor. It behaves just like a gigantic computer monitor that is also HDTV
compatible. Notice that the projector is primarily driven by a Home Theater PC
(HTPC) for all television and DVD needs, instead of a line doubler or scaler. The
HTPC is powered by a GeForce256 video card for the best possible progressive scan DVD
picture at reasonable prices - some people say the picture rivals a Faroudja line
quadrupler. Currently, I play DVD at an "oddball" 1440x800 resolution at
120Hz refresh. For more information, check out the Home
Theater Computers Forum Forum at AVSFORUM, which
I used to moderate in years 1999 and 2000. I still post there from time to
Featured in December 2001 issue of Stereophile
Guide to Home Theater: Mark
Rejhon's DILA Test Pattern and Instructions
on Using Test Pattern.
- UPDATE 07-01-2000: Due to my volunteer work for AVSFORUM,
my name has been mentioned in Forbes
magazine, page 210 of the July 24, 2000 issue! See the web
version of Forbes article!
- UPDATE 01-01-2001: I have moved to Concord,
California for a full time job. This means I have dismantled and sold most
of my entertainment system! This is because I am sharing another, similar
big-screen projection entertainment system with roommates in my new location in
Concord, California! For more information, see my resume.
- UPDATE 05-01-2001: I have now moved
back to Ottawa to work full time on video processor firmwares for TAW
Inc. on the TAW ROCK and the KEY
DIGITAL LEEZA products respectively. It's actually nice to
be earning full time income on a home-theater related occupation!
- UPDATE 11-07-2001: I have been
mentioned in Stereophile Guide To Home Theater magazine multiple times so
far in 2001 in Pat Megenity's PCinema columns, including my work with DScaler
and the DILA
- UPDATE 11-08-2001: I am going to be
moving yet again (for the THIRD time in 2001...). Finally, after I do
this move, I will finally be able to rebuild a home theater. I'm
thinking of buying a DILA projector, although I certainly wouldn't mind a
free TAW HD-800 if offered one from the guys I work with.
Alternatively, I might catch a used digital/CRT projector for sale -- email
me if you have one to sell at a good price. Must be a recent
digital, preferably DLP or DILA located anywhere in North America for
shipping. Although I may take a CRT if it's located in the province of
Ontario and it's on a fire-sale price if it is in excellent condition!
Click on any thumbnail for larger images.
Before Ceiling Install
In-house moviegoers had to sit to the left or to the right of the projector to enjoy the
big screen action. My DVD collection is pictured at the left.
Bracket is now on the ceiling. Two people were just barely able to lift the 140lbs
projector up there!
The projector installation has been conquered using concrete anchors and a hammer drill!
Now On Ceiling
Notice the new computer desk in the home office behind the sofa as well. Now, who volunteers to sit under the projector?
It has a JVC SVHS VCR, a Kenwood receiver, and a Home Theater PC (HTPC) which does both DVD and TV.
Shelf Behind Sofa
An earlier addition to the home office behind the home theater.
Desk Behind HT
The new computer desk was built the day after the projector cieling install. It
dwarfs the 19" monitor.
To Side Of HT
Facing outwards to the sofa. The HT rack corner is behind this view. The screen is out of sight on the
wall to the left.
Inches Of Windows
And in widescreen too. Now, that's scary - Bill Gates invades Home Theater.
Taken near Xmas time.
Actual screenshot of a scene taken from Muppets From Space DVD.
One of my favourite demo DVD's as well.
The Fifth Element
The very original definitive demo DVD.