I have found that the answer to any A/V question I googled ultimatly ened up back at this forum so I finally signed up and started a thread about my family room build.
My room is approx 15' x 26', the TV and surround sound will be in one half of the rectangle. The floor is an on grade concrete slab.
Usage will be 90% movies/TV/Games 10% music. Our primary goal is to have the room finished and outfitted with furniture and a TV by late November or Early December. The HT will be built-up over time. The HT section of the room will be set-up for 5.1, I will probably be starting with a 2.0, 3.0 or 5.0 system and adding/upgrading as time/budget allows. I would like to leave provisions for future zone speakers in other rooms (garage, patio and living room above family room.)
Right now I'm working on framing and wiring.
Below is the AC/ low voltage runs I'm making, let me know if anything doesn't sound right.
*dedicated 20A circuit to TV stand (TV, AVR, etc.)
*CAT 5e - 2 lines to rear of room, 2 lines to TV stand. I plan to install a switch at the TV stand, one of the wires will be back-up.
*Cable (RG6) - I run from cable company splitter outside.
*Sub Woofer (RG6) to rear of room for possible sub location.
*16 ga 4 conductor Speaker Wire - 1 run for rear surround speakers, 1 run to garage, 1 run to patio, 2 runs to upstairs living room (my wife likes to move furniture.)
I'm looking forward to finally working on (and finishing) this project, we have been planning to do it for several years but never actually did it.
Many more questions to come!