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post #811 of 837 Old 01-27-2016, 03:33 AM
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Thanks for the recommendations, I went with Sherwin Williams Promar to repaint my black ceiling. Looks much darker and went on great. Only did 2 coats as the ceiling was already black.

I passed on Rosco due to the bad Canadian dollar. Thanks again.
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Laughable compared to many already posted, but here's my basement theater room.



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Time for an update Luke.
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Time for an update Luke.

Definitely!






The only thing left from that old picture is the Othorns and the 65" TV!
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Fantastic basement! Colors come together nicely; I'm diggin' the grey. Can you tell me what make/model theater seating you are using?
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Fantastic basement! Colors come together nicely; I'm diggin' the grey. Can you tell me what make/model theater seating you are using?
Thank you. They are Seatcraft Catalina
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I'm a little late to the party with my post, I started my space in 2008
No A/V gear allowed in the Living Room upstairs (WAF) in the brand new home
....but this little corner in the unfinished Basement was ALL Mine!









I painted my basement concrete floor chocolate brown (Behr Rich Brown)
added black area rugs and stapled velvet directly to the studs after insulating, (no drywall)

I finished in record time, minimal budget, almost no tools required, one man job with no mess to clean up.



120" motorized remote controlled drop down screen (ebay $250)




Epson Home Cinema 1080UB , well it was new in 2008. Currently on lamp number 5 and well over 10k hours still going strong!


The extra surround and back surround speakers are just spares, not wired....but that will change very soon


..Two more 15" Velodyne subs are hiding behind the powered recliner seats


Media Storage is an old wall unit that also acts as a room divider.




Single Malt Scotch collection, Mini Fridge for Beer and snacks


Popcorn machine from Costco


The projected image is just about 9' wide


The ceiling is still mostly open TJI joists...partially covered with dark material from the screen to 5' back
...which is a good thing since I'm in the process of setting up for 7.4.4 Dolby Atmos/DTS:X Yamaha RX-A3050

New Toys waiting on my Monoprice order for more speaker wire and 16 more banana plugs





Next on the Upgrade list is a 4K JVC projector

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^^^Turned out great. Love the look!!

Is it wrong that I cruise the internet looking at home theater porn?????
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^^^Turned out great. Love the look!!

Is it wrong that I cruise the internet looking at home theater porn?????

NOPE.... Have you discovered the Home Theater videos on YouTube?
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A little hard to tell from the pictures, 171" 16:9
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*Warning* None of my suggestions, ideas or even thoughts have any WAF, in any way!
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Dali Concept 8, center and 1 speaker range, Cambridge 751BD player, LG 60" TV
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JTR Triple 12s for LCR, 3x Velodyne DD18, 1x DD15, Oppo BDP 105-D, JVC X500 Projector, 133" 2.35:1 Acoustically transparent woven screen
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-- 133" AT 2.35:1 Screen -- JVC X500 -- Oppo BDP105-D -- CA 650R -- 2x KlarkTeknik DN360 G-EQ -- Emotiva XPA-5 -- 3x JTR Triple 12; L,C,R -- 3x Velodyne DD18, DD15 --
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NOPE.... Have you discovered the Home Theater videos on YouTube?
Are there some particular youtube channels that are consistently good?

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Are there some particular youtube channels that are consistently good?
Not really...I have just done searches for home theaters and several options come up.

Not sure if his videos are still available or not, but check out Art Sonneborn's theater. One of the best HT's I have ever seen.
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Some truly beautiful setups here! I can't even hold a candle to them with my DIY cabinet, but here's the time lapse anyway.

1st pic: just moved to Orange County with my boyfriend. Not much to look at.

2nd: Old studio monitors used as temporary makeshift cabinet/pedestal for AV equipment.

3rd: Started to join monitors together (not in use) to make a new cabinet.

4th: Wrapped "cabinet" in speaker cloth.

5th: Began constructing balsa framework for upper cabinet that would house AVR etc and some enclosures for the subs next to it.

6th: Upper cabinet is hinged. Inside is my AVR, blu ray, center speaker, ps4/wii, charging docks, and a thermal fan to keep it all cool(ish).

7th: Finished product!
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Before: An 11' x 14' room with an electrical panel.


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I decided to hide the electrical panel behind a curtain. The added benefit to the curtains is a theater-like look. The valance I created myself.

The colors in the picture are slightly off. The curtains and valance are burgundy, the walls burnt orange (except behind the TV -- flat black), and the ceiling a dark blue.

The television is a 75" Sony XBR75x850c. Seating is 7-8' from the screen, which gives an immersive effect and works well with UHD. 4K movies look amazing on the Samsung UBD-K8500 UHD Blu-Ray player, and I'm even impressed at how good standard Blu-rays look on it. Sound system is a 6.1 configuration.


Future:

In 2 years, upgrade to Atmos, and then two years after that buy into OLED -- after pricing for a comparable size screen comes down to earth.
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Display: Sony XBR-75X850C Receiver: Denon AVR-3806 UHD Blu-Ray: Samsung UBD-K8500
Speakers: B&W DM-604 (main) B&W DM-602 (surround) B&W CC6 (center and rear) B&W ASW-1000 (sub)
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Modest setup. Did almost all of the basement finishing myself. Will upgrade over time.
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Very nice setups. I will post my build as soon as I post 5 times. 2 more to go.
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Fantastic basement! Colors come together nicely; I'm diggin' the grey. Can you tell me what make/model theater seating you are using?
Your room is huge. Very nice.
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Modest? perhaps
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Before: An 11' x 14' room with an electrical panel.


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I decided to hide the electrical panel behind a curtain. The added benefit to the curtains is a theater-like look. The valance I created myself.

The colors in the picture are slightly off. The curtains and valance are burgundy, the walls burnt orange (except behind the TV -- flat black), and the ceiling a dark blue.

The television is a 75" Sony XBR75x850c. Seating is 7-8' from the screen, which gives an immersive effect and works well with UHD. 4K movies look amazing on the Samsung UBD-K8500 UHD Blu-Ray player, and I'm even impressed at how good standard Blu-rays look on it. Sound system is a 6.1 configuration.


Future:

In 2 years, upgrade to Atmos, and then two years after that buy into OLED -- after pricing for a comparable size screen comes down to earth.
Red curtains in a theater - I like the way you think

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Holy crap. Just when I thought I designed a pretty nice looking room I see that set up on the first page and realize I need more.
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Crazy how it's not even recognizable....LOL

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How did you manage to make this room 30 times bigger? lol damn this looks great
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Is it wrong that I cruise the internet looking at home theater porn?????
Absolutely not. Have been doing that exact same thing since I joined this site in 2008 when I was in college. I've been scheming, planning, and scheming some more on what my HT would be like even before then. I am lucky enough to have gotten it 99% there. (nobody is ever at 100%)
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How did you manage to make this room 30 times bigger? lol damn this looks great
Looking back at those pictures reminds me of how crazy the transformation was! We LOVE the room! It actually "feels" smaller....I think due to the riser and dark colors.

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My home theater is a modest build when compared to others. This space was previously an unfinished basement, which is wasted space in my book. I built it over the course of two years...when time allowed...with assistance from a friend who is a carpenter. People who come over to view movies are equally impressed, not only with the room itself, but also with with the picture quality and the 5.1 surround sound effects. Because its a basement build, its naturally cool and dry (with the help of a dehumidifier) in the summer and comfortable in the winter. I added a row of closet space along the back wall.
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