So the time has come to change one of our family basements rooms into our long awaited home theater. The process started mid October 2011 when we cleaned out the desired room to begin brainstorming ideas, now In mid December changes are starting to be visible and the end in near sight
. The room we have changed into our home theater is 10x20FT at one end is an open closet with sliding doors and the other is 2 doors that open into the basements kitchen. We have currently got an installer to replace the closet end sliding doors for our desired screen area and to build a wall in the closets place for the screen which has gone very well. We sketched out a rough idea for the screens wall in that we wanted to have sunken in cutouts for center channel to be covered with an audio weave projection screen of around 90inches, also to have the same although not to be covered by the screen cutouts for 2 front channels and lower bottom media self/component area.
Blow pictures are the progression of the wall build so far
Center Channel Cutout
Were extremely impressed with how the wall turned out, for access in behind you simply unscrew one of the side front speakers cutout housing and your back into where the closet once was. We have ordered the Panasonic Ae7000 and are awaiting its arrival although we saw the JVC DLA x30 beside it on display last weekend and are really debating to switch for the JVC X30. Anyone with any input on that debate would be much appreciated as we are torn between the two. We ordered 92Inch custom 16:9 EluneVision Reference Studio AudioWeave Fixed-Frame Screen - 1.15 Gain, after much debate and shopping around and seeing everything from price clubs screens :S to the best stewart projection screen. After much research and handfull of demos in all the best companies rooms we decided to go with Eastporters product you can check out there product compared to others herehttp://eastporters.com/estore/cart.p...ategory_id=101http://www.eastporters.com/estore/ca...enceaudioweave
For Lighting we have a total of 11 potlights controlled by Lutron IR switches
The Dedicated power for Projector at proper throw distance
Projector Cutout with dedicated power as seen above and proper 1.4 HDMI cables fished through
The Media Rack/Component cutout
Side Photo of entry door showing Mid speaker placement with fire fished and exposed through wall
And finally our 3 CenterStage Home Theater Seating - Platinum Series Power Recline chairs
Thats our progress this far with the screen,projector ordered we have a few more final touch ups and were ready to begin install. We have a painter coming in within the next week to do our chosen color and paint the roof etc. Were gonna plan on matching the baseboard for the new screens wall since the bottom is unfinished. Our equipment list is some major new pieces along with alot being brought down from the upstairs setup, Ill do a more detailed list of that as time comes where components and speakers are ready. Roughly were running a 7.1 3D 3-6 chair theater room dual 12inch Mirage Sub no longer made thing shakes our house! Ps3,Apple TV,3D blueray player,HD PVR,Monster HomeTheater PowerCenter component wise. Will continue to update thread as build continues,help,tips,suggestions would be awesome as this site has been such a big tool in helping our build!