Hi everyone, after quite a few visits to this forum I decided to join in on the fun...
You all seem to know a lot about what you're doing and need some questions answered about my new media room build.
To start off I'll let you know what i'm working with. 1) A low budget... what else is new! 2) a basement that is not ideal for theatre. 3) a wife that really couldn't care less about a decent place to watch movies/tv - hence the low budget.
I have been told by a friend to use coax cable for all the A/V patch cables - good idea? bad? why?
What all do I need to run for basically everything I could get my hands on (upgradability) 2 HDMI, 3 to 6 coax video, speaker, component video, composite video, r/l audio, sub, What else is there to use? Do you think it's a little overkill for one room? I plan on having the component rack back under the stairs but the next owners of the house may move the components to the front of the room at a very later date - see pic.
I also want to "vault " the ceiling in the sitting area of the room, mainly just to add some more insulation from the upper floor, because it is the family room, and a little bit because I like the way it looks... although it will lower the already low ceiling height.
I could use some insight from the group and would very much appreciate any!