Alrighty, I've been lurking here for a long time - the wife finally gave into my wishes of setting up a semi-home theater at the house. We have a living room that gets virtually no use. So I'd like to convert this into the home theater. I don't have a huge budget, but will be able to do this myself so that will save me some dough. Keep in mind it isn't going to be a THX certified theater... :)
It definitely isn't the ideal room for one, but that's what I've got to work with. Here is what I mocked up:
(sorry for the convoluted url - wouldn't allow me to post it otherwise)
Vaulted ceilings, crawl space below, carpeted floor. There are several arches as noted on the diagram. They have recessed lighting in them.
One of the conditions is like what many have gone through on this list - AESTHETICS. So I'm thinking of doing some in-wall speakers for the fronts although that's not 100% in stone. The rears will likely have to be placed high, up on the arches pointing down and in. Again, not ideal, but that's what I've got. Speaker recommendations would be appreciated. Again, trying to keep costs reasonable, so looking for some decent speakers but don't need audiophile level stuff.
I'm thinking of going with the Panasonic PT-AE900U projector. The screen would be an electric version that will drop down over the window (plantation shutter covers the window). And since I have a crawl space, I'm thinking of going with an infinite baffle subwoofer. I plan on making a custom coffee table to house the receiver, hd dvd player, sub amp, DVDs, and the projector will sit on top.
Let me know what you think. Waste of money? Better configuration possible? Plasma over the fireplace instead? Need more info?
Thanks a bunch!