Just built a new house and am starting to finish the basement. I finished framing it and am having a friend of mine that is an electrician wire it for me. Im really struggling with where to put everything, and honestly dont know for sure what im going to be using. Im torn between a projector (what I want but my wife says its overkill) or a flat panel. Im also not sure on what wall I should put the screen on.
The size of the main room this will be going in is 23'x20'. 23' N to S and 20' from the stairs to the W wall. Along with the big screen, I will also be putting a small bar and pool table in it. It obviously wont be a home theater room. More media, game, mancave.
A 7 ft pool table needs an area of 13x16 for unubstructed shots. Im hoping I can run the pool table so the 16' is running the way of the room that is 20' to free up more room on the other side of the room for furniture and the tv. That would give me atleast 10' and possibly a little more depending how I squeeze it in.
I will have a storage closet built underneath the stairs, where I plan on having some shelves built for the a/v equipment..
Im still unsure on the size and shape of my bar. Its going to really depend on the rest of the space and furniture in the room. Im willing to make it work around everything else.
I will have a soffit built around the ductwork and water lines that is about 2 1/2' away from the stairs that is about 3' wide.
OK, so I hope that is enough info about the room that will help you help me.( If not ill try to elaborate on anything else you might need to know)
My main questions are...
First off what would you recommend/pros cons.
I dont really have a budget set but with as much money as the entire basement is costing id definately like to spend the least amount possible, but dont want junk by any means. <$1000 even possible? Dont care about 3D. Would take it but not on the priority list. Will be using it mostly for Bluray movies and lots of sports games. Have a PS3 and 360 but use them minimally for gaming.1\
Also where would you recommend me putting it. If I use a projector, how far back should I have the power/hdmi/ethernet box on the ceiling ran?
I cant decide which will be best spot for the screen. N wall or W wall on the N side of the wall. I originally wanted the screen on the N wall with the back of the seating toward the pool table. In that case though the screen will be approximately 7-8' away from the seating. I can put it on the W wall but would really only have room for a couch between the pool table and wall but could move it back much farther away.
- Speakers/Speaker wire
Not sure if ill go with 5.1 or 7.1
What kind of wire and where would you recommend I run it. The room will be used for movie nights but also just have a game on with the guys sitting around and playing pool and stuff so I need the audio able to hear everywhere in the room.
Im sure ill have a hundred more questions but all of a sudden im drawing a blank. I really need some help here and really appreciate anything you can do for me, thanks!
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