I’d like to run my build by you guys. I’m extremely new at this so any help you guys can provide would be appreciated.House:
Since I live in a townhouse and don’t have a basement I decided to use one of the spare 12W X 16L bedrooms as a theater room. Turns out it’s a pretty decent setup that’s already well configured for I want (good thing b/c I’m not handy). As you can see from the pictures below there is a closet, two windows and a sliding door in the room. I can block pretty much all the light out with blackout curtains/shades so I don’t think light will be much of an issue. I’ve already cleared out the room and setup the chairs, I got two oversized chairs that recline that are big enough to fit 1 couple each so not too much room but I have a LCD in my living room for the larger groups. The chair distance to the wall with the fixed screen will be 9ft and as well the ceilings are 9ft high.Home Modifications:
I’m going to paint the walls a dark blue color and the wall with the screen black. I will as well paint the ceiling black as well. I’ve been doing some research into the Philips Hue connected bulbs. Since I’ll most likely use some sort of tablet device to control the electronics I think these would fit in well with the room. If anyone has tried them for a movie room your experiences would be greatly appreciated.Setup
Projector: Sony VPL-HW50ES
Screen: Elite CineWhite 1.1 Gain 120inch
Speakers: Polk Monitor 70’s Fronts, Polk CS2 Center, Polk Monitor 40’s Surround and Rear.
Receiver: Haven’t decided on this yet, waiting for a good deal to come along like the one a few months back with the Onkyo NR-809
My plan is to shelf mount the projector above the chairs most likely centered with the screen which should not be a problem. I really would like the screen to be eye level but I’m fighting the battle that if I put the screen too low the center channel will be too low and I will need to angle up which is not the ideal setup. Perhaps a few of you that have run into this can comment on that as well. I’ll either place the media center to the side of me or put it in the closet, the issue with that might be ventilation however, I won’t have too many things giving off an enormous amount of head besides the receiver. As well I have no plans of acoustically treating the room as I dont have the expertise for that nor do I think it is necessary.
Overall I think it’s pretty straightforward setup especially since the room was already designed almost ideally for a screen. However, since I’m completely new at this any thoughts and feedback would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance!