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Batcave Home Theater

CmdrTaco posted more than 6 years ago | from the because-you-can dept.

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An anonymous reader noted a fun follow up to the Star Trek Home Theater we disussed not that long ago. "A retired naturalist thought that her cellar would be a great Batcave, and transformed it into the ultimate home theater. That's right, a Batcave themed home theater created by New Hampshire-based installer DC Audio Video Systems. The set-up includes prop bats which hang from above, a motorized 110 16:9 Stewart Electriscreen, Triad Silver THX Speakers, and a Sony G90, a $36,000 commercial 1080p 2500 x 2000 CRT projector. The room also features eight black, motorized leather recliners and a LiteTouch LC5000 System for Lighting Control." Update 18:16 GMT by SM: updated link to the original story.

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100 comments

Not all that batty (3, Insightful)

Rob T Firefly (844560) | more than 6 years ago | (#21820936)

While it certainly looks like a cave, I can't really see anything bat-like about it. Not Bat-computers or Bat-insignia or anything. Still interesting though, in an armchair geologist or spray-foam aficionado sort of way.

Besides, there's no big penny! A Batcave without a big penny is no Batcave at all.

There's more to bats than "batman" (1)

Jeremy Erwin (2054) | more than 6 years ago | (#21821210)

Dusk! With a creepy tingling sensation, you can hear the fluttering of leathery wings! BATS! With glowing red eyes and glistening fangs, these unspeakable giant bugs drop onto...
As described by Calvin, 3 Nov 1989

Re:There's more to bats than "batman" (2, Informative)

MightyYar (622222) | more than 6 years ago | (#21821560)

C'mon, gotta have a linky! [marcellosendos.ch]

Re:There's more to bats than "batman" (1)

mokiejovis (540519) | more than 6 years ago | (#21822238)

BAT'S AREN'T BUGS!!

Re:There's more to bats than "batman" (2, Funny)

LMacG (118321) | more than 6 years ago | (#21822622)

And apostrophes don't indicate plurals, but you don't see me shouting about it.

Re:There's more to bats than "batman" (1)

Phroggy (441) | more than 6 years ago | (#21822804)

The shouting, though not the apostrophe, was a quote from the comic.

Re:There's more to bats than "batman" (1)

LMacG (118321) | more than 6 years ago | (#21831670)

I know. I have the 80 pound three book omnibus.

Re:There's more to bats than "batman" (1)

EvanED (569694) | more than 6 years ago | (#21822920)

Who's giving the report? You chowderheads, or Jeremy Erwin?

Re:There's more to bats than "batman" (1)

wickedskaman (1105337) | more than 6 years ago | (#21823684)

I wish I had mod points to give you. That was a smooth take on the continued quoting of the reverent Calvin. Kudos.

Re:Not all that batty (2, Funny)

eln (21727) | more than 6 years ago | (#21821356)

I agree. I've been in plenty of batcaves and without the overpowering smell of guano, it's really not a true batcave. Nice effort though.

Re:Not all that batty (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21821474)

I didn't see a bathroom door from the pics. In time, maybe a few extra stalagmites, and your desired cave smell.

Re:Not all that batty (1)

tverbeek (457094) | more than 6 years ago | (#21823218)

But at least that's not spilled Pepsi your feeting are sticking to; it's guano.

Re:Not all that batty (1)

CrazyTalk (662055) | more than 6 years ago | (#21824934)

Nothing bat-like about it? What part of bats hanging from the ceiling of a cave didn't you understand?

Re:Not all that batty (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21825414)

What part of the "batman" joke did YOU not understand?

WANT! (0, Redundant)

CRC'99 (96526) | more than 6 years ago | (#21820940)

WANT!

Well, maybe without the bats....

hey... where's the Batmobile... (1)

advocate_one (662832) | more than 6 years ago | (#21820946)

and the flashy light computer thingamybob.....

We wuz cheated...

Lame ...that's just a cave (4, Informative)

Average_Joe_Sixpack (534373) | more than 6 years ago | (#21820950)

Where are all the cool gadgets, radar and tape drives?? Here is a proper batcave [dialbforblog.com]

Re:Lame ...that's just a cave (1)

johannesg (664142) | more than 6 years ago | (#21822340)

If I had that much space in my house I don't think I would park my car in the middle of what is clearly a working area...

Re:Lame ...that's just a cave (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21822704)

I dunno, the classic looks kind of gay. Of course the modern version is a sure-fire way to limit yourself to knuckle children.

WoW!O!O! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21820956)

Man builds home theater. More news at 11.

Re:WoW!O!O! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21821386)

Man builds home theater. More news at 11.

"A retired naturalist thought that her cellar would be a great Batcave.."

Congratulations at making it 5 or less words into the quoted summary!

Holy batcave! (5, Funny)

King Gabey (593144) | more than 6 years ago | (#21820978)

We've been robbed, Batman! All they left is our leather couches...

Great, (4, Funny)

Fengpost (907072) | more than 6 years ago | (#21820996)

what is next? Star Wars laundry room? Serenity bedroom? Or, dare I say it, Hogwartz garage?

Re:Great, (1)

jpatters (883) | more than 6 years ago | (#21821050)

I have a Twitch City living room.

Re:Great, (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21827002)

I have the matching cases of cookies in the spare bedroom.

Re:Great, (1)

cthulu_mt (1124113) | more than 6 years ago | (#21821514)

I'd like to have a de_dust themed apartment. Minus the bomb of course.

Re:Great, (1)

palladiate (1018086) | more than 6 years ago | (#21821834)

Serenity bedroom?

Yes, as long as it comes with a Kaylee to do any necessary "repairs."

Re:Great, (1)

geminidomino (614729) | more than 6 years ago | (#21821922)

Oh hell yeah.

Kaylee - the far under-appreciated geek-babe of Firefly.

Re:Great, (1)

zippthorne (748122) | more than 6 years ago | (#21822842)

Serenity bedroom would be pretty unique though: The room itself would be on the first floor, but the DOOR is on the second...

Re:Great, (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21824848)

Pimp my broom?

Re:Great, (1)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 6 years ago | (#21825720)

what is next? Star Wars laundry room? Serenity bedroom? Or, dare I say it, Hogwartz garage?

As long as the end-result is a Weird-Science babe.
         

well.. (5, Insightful)

rucs_hack (784150) | more than 6 years ago | (#21820998)

Very pretty, but I don't see how this would add value to a house. Try to sell a home with this fitted and you seriously limit the number of potential buyers. A well put together, neat, and uncluttered home theater is likely to be a greater selling point.

Is I a killjoy? Probably, Should I have my slashdot karma revoked in a fit of outrage? Reckon.
But still, these things are important, especially now.

Re:well.. (1)

east coast (590680) | more than 6 years ago | (#21821020)

But still, these things are important, especially now.

Only if you plan on moving. You simply do not drop this kind of cash and buy a new house 6 months later.

Also, consider that the current housing slump will likely only last 2-3 years and it's really not that big of an issue.

Re:well.. (1)

butlerdi (705651) | more than 6 years ago | (#21821028)

Mabey she just wants to enjoy the house being retired and all.

Re:well.. (1)

MMC Monster (602931) | more than 6 years ago | (#21821376)

Agree completely. There is something to be said about buying a house and living in it as opposed to upgrading it and selling it in 5-10 years.

Any serious home theater system is going to limit the pool of buyers. That doesn't mean they should never be done.

Re:well.. (1)

Provocateur (133110) | more than 6 years ago | (#21821458)

Well, who said she doesn't don a cape at night and fight crime?

Or at least star in amateur softcore videos...that'd still work

Re:well.. (1)

Molochi (555357) | more than 6 years ago | (#21821278)

"But still, these things are important, especially now."

I think now is the perfect time to stay put, bolt the doors, shutter the windows, and start turning our homes into Neuschwanstein-esque Winchester Mystery Houses.

Re:well.. (1)

bleh-of-the-huns (17740) | more than 6 years ago | (#21821292)

Considering the amount of cash she dropped on this room, I doubt she is hurting for money, and if she ever went to sell, I can easily see her paying to have the room turned into a std home theater like room. Besides, by the looks of it from the photos, all one would have to do is tear down the cave like decorations, and repaint the room...

Re:well.. (2, Insightful)

Poeir (637508) | more than 6 years ago | (#21822086)

Houses are for living in. Why focus more on resale value than enjoying living where you do?

Re:well.. (1)

rucs_hack (784150) | more than 6 years ago | (#21822668)

Houses are for living in. Why focus more on resale value than enjoying living where you do?

A house for living in need not be purchased. I have german friends who find our obsession with purchasing our homes to be bizarre, to the point of calling me a fool when I was young because I was saddling myself with a mortgage (I no longer have it, I sold up and went to uni).

If a house is purchased, then by implication, it is to be sold at some point. certainly this is usually the case nowadays. Therefore any modification made to a house should ideally be done with its effect on resale value.

Re:well.. (4, Insightful)

tm2b (42473) | more than 6 years ago | (#21823336)

You've got to live somewhere, which means you've got to pay. Unless like many Slashdotters you live in your parents' basement, of course.

When you rent, you're throwing away some of the cash every month - when you buy, you're keeping a fraction of the money in equity. The only problem is that some people overreach and get mortgages larger than they can afford instead of something with monthly payments that are roughly equivalent to rent minus a maintenance budget and insurance. People do get into trouble and forget to budget for maintenance and such, but that's not a problem inherent to buying.

There are reasons not to buy of course - if you don't expect to live in the same place, the overhead of buying a house is substantial. But the idea of owning a home rather than renting is solid. But that's funny, germans are usually better at math.

As to the final point, sure, keep an eye on impact on resale value. But don't ignore your dreams just because it might make a few $k difference down the road - life is for living.

Re:well.. (1)

Yogs (592322) | more than 6 years ago | (#21830140)

Germans are better at math: http://www.apa.org/monitor/mar05/scores.html [apa.org] , but the Fins and South Koreans have us all beaten.

In the US, the math is skewed by the income tax deduction for mortgage interest.
Take that away, or make rent deductible in a similar manner and you'll see fewer people buying homes because the payback takes longer. (That, and the correction in property values from the change in tax policy would scare some people away)

Having more land in the US factors into the equation strongly as well... on the whole a standalone home is a less risky permanent purchase... you can never control who your neighbors are, but if you're not right on top of, or next to each other, that blunts the impact somewhat.

A point about ownership:
People justify the deduction for mortgage interest because owners are more likely to be conscientious members of a community. Makes some sense, but there's a downside... if major employers aren't also owners, they will move freely based on conditions, but people will be stuck because they can't sell their house for anything decent, and you'll have slightly higher unemployment and somewhat higher underemployment than you would otherwise.

Re:well.. (1)

GWBasic (900357) | more than 6 years ago | (#21836334)

When you rent, you're throwing away some of the cash every month - when you buy, you're keeping a fraction of the money in equity. The only problem is that some people overreach and get mortgages larger than they can afford instead of something with monthly payments that are roughly equivalent to rent minus a maintenance budget and insurance. People do get into trouble and forget to budget for maintenance and such, but that's not a problem inherent to buying

In some places, people get so hung up on the "buying is better then renting" mentality that they pay waaaaaay too much for homes, and end up spending more then if they had just rented an apartment in the first place.

Re:well.. (1)

Chris Mattern (191822) | more than 6 years ago | (#21824780)

If a house is purchased, then by implication, it is to be sold at some point. certainly this is usually the case nowadays.


But before you sell it, you're going to live in it. That is its purpose; buying a house to be an investment is a poor decision. Invest in actual investments. Buy a home to live in it.

Therefore any modification made to a house should ideally be done with its effect on resale value.


On the contrary, any modification should ideally be done with regards to its effect on how happy it makes you to live in it. Be miserable to some vague notion of increasing the resale value? (Are you really going to be spot on as to what's trendy five or ten years from now?) Bah. Be happy and invest in some nice stock to make money.

Chris Mattern

Re:well.. (2, Insightful)

toddestan (632714) | more than 6 years ago | (#21825892)

If a house is purchased, then by implication, it is to be sold at some point. certainly this is usually the case nowadays. Therefore any modification made to a house should ideally be done with its effect on resale value.

On the contrary, if you wanted to do a modification like this you would have to own the place. No landlord would allow you convert their rental to a batcave. That's the big benefit I see to owning a place, the ability to modify it however I want.

Re:well.. (1)

DreadfulGrape (398188) | more than 6 years ago | (#21822160)

Methinks you're even being generous by calling it "very pretty"

You can always strike a set... (1)

jeko (179919) | more than 6 years ago | (#21826582)

You understand that theaters can strike the set within hours for a different play, right? Take out the chairs, redo the floors, paint the walls, no one ever has to know about your pretensions to Gotham...

Disposable themes. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21821004)

"The set-up includes prop bats which hang from above, a motorized 110 16:9 Stewart Electriscreen, Triad Silver THX Speakers, and a Sony G90, a $36,000 commercial 1080p 2500 x 2000 CRT projector. "

Who knew that being a naturalist paid so well. First a star-trek theme, now a bat cave. What next? Red Dwarf?

Retired Naturalist... (1)

Shaitan Apistos (1104613) | more than 6 years ago | (#21821030)

Wow... this person must be wicked old. Most of the photo's of naturalists I've seen on the tubes are well into their 60's but they just keep on running around naked.

Status... (2, Funny)

nighty5 (615965) | more than 6 years ago | (#21821034)

I know she's retired, but is she single?

Re:Status... (1)

Cederic (9623) | more than 6 years ago | (#21821048)


Yes. No two-person loveseat, no long leatherbound 'lie down to watch' couches.. it's a bit sterile and unimaginative really.

Re:Status... (1)

srussia (884021) | more than 6 years ago | (#21821208)


...it's a bit sterile
I doubt it will remain so after the first screening and the seats are subjected to two hours of naturist bum application.

Slashvertisement (3, Funny)

giminy (94188) | more than 6 years ago | (#21821080)

How much did Sony/et al. pay for this thing to be made? I wonder if the author is getting a bonus for getting it included on Slashdot?

The Star Trek one looks like an ad for Creston as well. Where oh where did that *good* Star Trek Apartment go? The one that the autistic fellow in the UK made by hand?

Reid

Re:Slashvertisement (1)

Jeff DeMaagd (2015) | more than 6 years ago | (#21821274)

It's funny you'd pick out just one brand out of half a dozen there.

I'm not sure why Sony would push a slashvertisement for a ten year old projector model.

Re:Slashvertisement (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21822962)

Are you referring to this [gizmodo.com] Star Trek apartment?

Sigh. I miss the old web. (1)

Jeremy Erwin (2054) | more than 6 years ago | (#21821140)

When links to "photos" were links to actual photos, and not just bloody advertising spots.

Things like these... (1)

denzacar (181829) | more than 6 years ago | (#21821152)

...make you appreciate fully how F-ing unimaginative all those celebrities on MTV Cribs are.

Well... except Hugh Hefner.
Compared to a houseful of Playboy models (with regular updates too), any other house improvement is just... pathetic.

Re:Things like these... (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21822486)

Compared to a houseful of Playboy models (with regular updates too), any other house improvement is just... pathetic.

How about a houseful of women who are actually attractive? Those Playboy chicks never fail to resemble the trunkful of battered Barbies at the secondhand shop.

I for one would not turn them away... (1)

denzacar (181829) | more than 6 years ago | (#21822666)

Over 3 million Americans disagree with you. And many more around the world.

And they keep doing that every month. [wikipedia.org]

Barbies are not my favorite either, but hey... A man must make SOME sacrifices in life.

Is this real? (2, Insightful)

sxltrex (198448) | more than 6 years ago | (#21821176)

The projection system is front-projection (you can see the projector between the front row seats in one of the photos), yet in the picture with the curtain half raised the picture is only visible on the exposed part of the screen--there's no hint of it on the curtain itself. I would think that would only be possible with a rear projector?

Re:Is this real? (1)

Firethorn (177587) | more than 6 years ago | (#21821600)

Well, I'd imagine that you could do it with a properly geared shutter on the projector as well. ;)

Though I think that the best answer is that given that the lighting of the room and the fact that the curtains look to be a black velor(a very fluffy type of fabric), that any image would be well distorted.

And from the picture, it does appear that at least a part is more lit up.

Re:Is this real? (2, Insightful)

ePhil_One (634771) | more than 6 years ago | (#21821602)

I imagine the picture is faked, like most TV images in ads (they simply don't photograph well)

Re:Is this real? (1)

blhack (921171) | more than 6 years ago | (#21821604)

The projection system is front-projection (you can see the projector between the front row seats in one of the photos), yet in the picture with the curtain half raised the picture is only visible on the exposed part of the screen--there's no hint of it on the curtain itself. I would think that would only be possible with a rear projector?
the photoshop is not strong with this one. They photochopped a full screen into the picture because the shadow of the curtain would look really nasty. Plus it makes it look like every home theater owners dream: a projector that comes on with the picture at the MOMENT the curtains open.....

or the ultimate....SOUND and a Projector that comes on at the moment the curtains open.... ...wait a second...could i just put a little motorized shutter in front of the projector, and have it open along with the CURTAINS!?!? THEN an automatic volume control that is linked to the curtains as well!?!?!

HOLY CRAP!

I'll see you guy later...I'm off to the workshop to start playing with some servos!

btw, that is the first thing that i noticed too ;-)

A bunch of stuff wrong here (4, Funny)

hipsterdufus (42989) | more than 6 years ago | (#21821186)

1) The best seat in the place is where the HUGE projector is located. No need for something like this in a completely blacked-out room.

2) The spray-foam cave idea looks ok, but how do you keep it clean and dust free? Further, the ambiance is ruined once you put the smooth leather chairs in there. They should be rock-like, imho.

3) Speakers: like any real theater, you shouldn't be able to see them. No real reason that the Triads couldn't have been placed behind foam-esque screen and hide their existence.

4) Pretty large investment and yet you can "only" have 8 people there to watch a movie.

5) Where's the gear? (I hope it is truly hidden)

6) Do you enter via a statue-pull-bookcase-open and a pole?

Re:A bunch of stuff wrong here (1)

sjaguar (763407) | more than 6 years ago | (#21821266)

The spray-foam cave idea looks ok, but how do you keep it clean and dust free?
How do you keep normal caves clean and dust free?

Re:A bunch of stuff wrong here (1)

Anita Coney (648748) | more than 6 years ago | (#21821268)

What I find amazing is that they managed to make a 110 TV appear really small.

*retired* naturalist? (1)

BigChigger (551094) | more than 6 years ago | (#21821190)

Gee whiz. How much money does a "naturalist" make anyway?!?! BC

Re:*retired* naturalist? (1)

Uninvited Guest (237316) | more than 6 years ago | (#21823296)

I know, right? Apparently, I'm in the wrong line of work.

Decorating (1)

sjaguar (763407) | more than 6 years ago | (#21821202)

This is why I don't decorate at home. My painting ability is nil. I would probably start with a white room. But, I would use increasingly darker colors to fix my mistakes. The cave-like effect would be accidental. I think that this would be overkill for a home theater; I cannot see this as a big selling point if the house ever goes on the market. Now, if I coulde get my cubicle to look like that....

an obvious upgrade (3, Insightful)

llZENll (545605) | more than 6 years ago | (#21821240)

a $50,000+ setup and he doesn't even have a 2.35 aspect screen with a panamorph lens?

My Bat Cave Home Theatre (4, Funny)

Dystopian Rebel (714995) | more than 6 years ago | (#21821340)

My own Bat Cave Home Theatre (BCHT) didn't work out so well. The computer equipment with flashing LEDs was easy by current case-modding standards. I had a little trouble with the analog input that was supposed to take alphabet soup and convert it to a list of movies, so I abandoned that after the first few blown motherboards.

What really stopped the project for me were the problems related to the Mechanical Wardrobe Manipulators that I had built to change my clothing as I slid down the pole from the main floor closet into the BCHT. The distance from the closet to the BCHT is about 12 feet max, whereas I guess Batman's Bat Cave was probably at least one hundred feet under Wayne Manor. I just never got the right balance of speed and safety. The Vertical Descent Shirt Unbuttoner alone put me in the hospital 4 times.

What the design tells you about the designer... (3, Funny)

teslar (706653) | more than 6 years ago | (#21821358)

Q: How can you tell the cave was designed by a geek?
A: All seats are single-seaters - there is no comfy cuddling-with-significant-other possibility ;)

Re:What the design tells you about the designer... (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 6 years ago | (#21822270)

If you and your significant other can get cozy in those chairs, you need to stop shoveling crap into your mouth.

Re:What the design tells you about the designer... (1)

jollyreaper (513215) | more than 6 years ago | (#21826496)

Q: How can you tell the cave was designed by a geek?
A: All seats are single-seaters - there is no comfy cuddling-with-significant-other possibility ;)
Of course. A room like this is for watching movies, not getting distracted with cuddles and smooches. You want to do that, that's what the TV in the bedroom is for. :)

Not standard widescreen... (1)

MMC Monster (602931) | more than 6 years ago | (#21821362)

A 2500x2000 screen is a 5x4 aspect ratio, not 16x9. There must be a lot of cropping off the top and bottom to get a widescreen perspective. In 16x9 mode, you are likely seeing a resolution of about 2500x1400. Still more than enough to do 1080p. Hopefully it has a good upscaling converter hooked up.

Another witty complaint (1)

naoursla (99850) | more than 6 years ago | (#21821520)

Less of a superheroish Batcave and more of a plain old bat cave.

The projector (1)

Mononoke (88668) | more than 6 years ago | (#21821530)

It's only a 350 Lumen projector. It uses 3 CRT tubes, which will need regular alignment adjustments.

The screen images are simulated. There is no way anything out of that projector is visible when the room lights are on.

No wonder it had to be a black cave. What a waste of $30k.

The projector: http://tedwhite.homestead.com/g90.html [homestead.com]

Re:The projector (1)

dangitman (862676) | more than 6 years ago | (#21826126)

But it's a CRT projector. That will kick some serious LCD and DLP butt, quality-wise. 350 lumens is just fine for a small home theater, with the right screen and lighting conditions. You don't want to burn people's eyes out and make them uncomfortable. Installing too bright a projector in a home theater is often worse than installing one that's dim. And for fuck's sake, it's a "batcave" - it's supposed to be dark!

To be fair though... (1)

Vr6dub (813447) | more than 6 years ago | (#21826370)

...the specs are interesting:

  - Power Consumption: Max. 1050W, Stand by mode approx. 14W, Power Saving Mode 600W
  - Heat Dispersion: 3583.1 BTU
  - Screen Size Range: 90 to 300 inches measured diagonally (factory preset to 120")
  - Light Output: ANSI 350 lumens (150kHz:50Hz, 6500K), ASNI 280 lumens (15kHz:60Hz, 6500K), Peak White 1300 lumens, All white 500 lumens

What do the other light outputs mean? If you can afford the projector, paying someone to calibrate it every now and then is trivial.

Where Does She Get (1)

Skeetskeetskeet (906997) | more than 6 years ago | (#21821732)

Those wonderful toys???

CRT (1)

peas_n_carrots (1025360) | more than 6 years ago | (#21821758)

She paid $36k for a CRT projector.. L A M E $10k would've gotten her a killer LCD or DLP projector (only the 3-chip DLPs are worth anything, but $10k would get her one).

Re:CRT (1)

tsbiscaro (888711) | more than 6 years ago | (#21821956)

Holy waste of money Batman!

Shows what you know (1)

nunyadambinness (1181813) | more than 6 years ago | (#21823756)

L A M E $10k would've gotten her a killer LCD or DLP projector (only the 3-chip DLPs are worth anything, but $10k would get her one).


And said 10K projector would look like shit next to this one. They all do, because as good as they've gotten, ALL LCD and DLP projectors have visible artifacts at that screen size. ALL of them.

This CRT is better. Most CRT's are better. That you think otherwise demonstrates how little you know about the subject.

Re:Shows what you know (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21824590)

Come one, somebody on Slashdot know knowing wtf they are talking about? I don't believe it. Say it isn't so.

Yes, But.. (1)

Ev!LOnE (1207842) | more than 6 years ago | (#21822074)

how much is batman gonna shed for renting this place? Bzztttt.. He is broke. Batgirl was the first to reach his wallet than Sony, Triad, Stewart et al.

who's the moron who wroth this? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21822360)

"a $36,000 commercial 1080p 2500 x 2000 CRT projector."

um, if it's 2500x2000, it's NOT 1080p!

Re:who's the moron who wroth this? (1)

dangitman (862676) | more than 6 years ago | (#21826142)

It can play 1080p, moron. Just because it has a greater possible resolution doesn't mean it won't support a lower one. Something that CRTs are better at than fixed-pixel displays like LCD.

Holy crap Batman (1)

Wolfdan72 (1195161) | more than 6 years ago | (#21822700)

To the batcave robin!

It's not even "The Batcave"... (1)

nerdacus (1161321) | more than 6 years ago | (#21823140)

It's just a "cave". And it's ugly too.

Did anyone else notice? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21824448)

Um, this isn't "THE" batcave. Its designed to look like an actual cave where bats live. This is for a naturalist you know. I'm pretty sure this is just a bad misrepresentation of what it is.

passion for animals? as in, leather? (1)

decavolt (928214) | more than 6 years ago | (#21824966)

From TFA:

She thought that, with her theater being located in her cellar, a good fit would be to incorporate a passion for animals. But the bats that are located in the home theater room are only props, so guests don't have to worry about them flying around while they're watching a movie in one of the theater's eight black, motorized leather recliners!
Does that include the passion for leather, as in cow hide, chairs? Or does this passion for animals only include the fake and dead kind?

Re:passion for animals? as in, leather? (1)

HTH NE1 (675604) | more than 6 years ago | (#21827446)

Does that include the passion for leather, as in cow hide, chairs?
It could be worse. Imagine those leather seats if "naturalist" was a euphemism for "nudist".

40 grand TV?? (1)

nurb432 (527695) | more than 6 years ago | (#21825328)

He's got far to much $ to spend.

It's just an excuse for him... (1)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 6 years ago | (#21825700)

...to wear green Robin-style speedos ;-)

Betacave (1)

dangitman (862676) | more than 6 years ago | (#21826080)

When I scanned the headline, I thought that somebody had made a retro home theater system that runs only on Betamax tapes. Now that would be cool. This batcave, not so much.

How much??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21826294)

How the hell much does a "naturalist" make? Damn, I wish I had anything near $50K to throw at a silly design for a home theatre. Maybe I should research this "naturalist" profession...

QUICKLY ROBIN! (1)

icj (852635) | more than 6 years ago | (#21826314)

Pass the bat-corn! *PaSs!* *Bite!* *ChOmP!*

For a naturalist, (1)

cavebison (1107959) | more than 6 years ago | (#21827340)

sitting in a synthetic cave with real-leather seats and fake bats seems a little strange.

All that work... for an undersized screen? (1)

tyrione (134248) | more than 6 years ago | (#21827990)

Is it just me or do you not want to be on the outer edges watching the movie? Either have the screen span the width of the room or just bag it.
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