I have had the past year to plan my basement project. Should be able to start in a month or two but now I am doubting my design. I am hoping for some feedback. I want this to simply be a fun room to hang out and entertain friends and family. I want to make the most of what I have on a small budget.
Equipment (So you know what I am working with, not purchased yet but I dont have a sky is the limit budget)
Saymour AV AT DIY 16:9 120 Inch screen ($400-600)
Epson Powerlite 3010 ($1500)
Denon 5.1 ($350-450) - No left wall so 5.1 is really the limit I think
Polk TSI 300 (I have two just need to buy the third for the center $180)
Polk TSI 200 Rears $220/pair (havent found the exact mounting solution yet)
HDMI 4x4 matrix ($300-400)
Displays Projector and 3 Flat screens (behind bar, Weight room, Bed room)
IR/Controller system not yet identified
Content: BR and Mostly HD cable, Some streaming HD content
Seperate Sterio Receiver with speaker selecter for additional audio zones(wt room, bed room, pool table, bar)
Here is that plan that I hope to execute
BasementPlan.pdf 514k .pdf file
I have two major areas of concern.
1. Is the space between the bar and HT seats too tight. I know it is tight, trying to decide if the space will still be enjoyable or not. I would like there to be enough room for people to be able to get to the bar and swivel their chair to see the projection screen. There will be a TV behind the bar as well. The bar counter top will overhang 10 inches. There will be a little under 34 inches from bar top to back of HT seats. The most common bar chair I found was 18 Inches. Any one have any comments on how tight this will feel??
Bardimensions.pdf 413k .pdf file
2. Will the HT as designed work. The plan is to have a false wall with a 120 inch 16:9 DIY AT screen(14 inches for speakers). Distance from eyes to screen is estimated to be 9.6 ft. Viewing angle 48.9 degrees. Is this too close for a AT screen. Should I scrap the false wall and use a traditional screen?
Image of viewing angle and viewing distance, I understand that this is up close and personal but I have stood equally close to my TV and I think I like the size.
Viewingangle,distance.pdf 418k .pdf file
As designed I have the projector back as far as possible for my room, throw ratio is 1.58. The powerlite throw ratio 1.32-2.15, so I may move the pojector up to 11.5 ft from screen and raise screen up as high as possible so it will be easier to walk in front of the screen. Any limitations to using low end of throw and placing the screen as high as the projection angle allows?
PJ,Viewingangles.pdf 349k .pdf file
3D VIEW of HT.pdf 506k .pdf file
ScreenwallDimensions.pdf 443k .pdf file
Thank you for your thoughts
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