Ok so I've always wanted a HT but after seeing some of your builds I am blown away! I currently have an unfinished basement that I'm going to convert into a HT. Now I'm on somewhat of a budget and don't want to build something that I'll never use, like the pool table in my basement. Anyways I've got the room framed out but stopped to regroup. Thus this thread will begin with a purchase list that I'll need to complete the build, then will transition into buying everything, then into the build and results.
Step 1 - Needed Materials
(1) - Room with space. Mine is 13x14x8.
(2) - Projector [eye set on HD20 or HD66...3d I don't want]
(3) - Drywall [5/8 light rock]
(4) - IR lighting dimmer [lutron]
(5) - Ceiling mount
(6) - AVR, 7.1 [likely used Onkyo]
(7) - Screen, 100" 16:9 [likely electric FAVI]
(8) - 7.1 speakers [likely monoprice.com cheap set]
(9) - HDMI cable - 25ft [monoprice.com 22AWG CL2 one]
(10)- Recessed lighting - 6" IC [HALO new construction]
(11)- Paint - Mouse black
(12)- Flooring (currently have floating wood over concrete slab)
(13)- Insulation - R13 unfaced for ceiling...may go Roxul
(14)- Bass shakers + Amp [Aura Pros + 100w seperate amp]
(15)- Seating - currently sofa + Love seat
(16)- HVAC ducting - planning 2 7" supplies and 1 8" return
(17)- HVAC large registers - joists are 16" on center so going at least 12"x12"
(18)- Dehumidifier (best why to keep quiet?)
(19)- Trim - Base and Crown
(20)- Harmony remote
(21)- Door? [likely book case hidden door]
(*99)-Misc - Electrical wire, Audio wire, New & old work gang box, CAT6...?
Basically this is my beginning shopping list. I'm starting small but with value in mind, I don't mind Used/Craigslist shopping for deals. Please add things I need to purchase or change for example. I will have a small 2x8 build riser for the rear sofa viewing distance about 13'6". Front love seat will be 10' viewing distance. Currently not planning a surround soffit, just 6 6" recessed cans overhead...bad idea?
Please help but try to keep things low priced, I'm not buying a $3k projector, AVR, speakers for my try.
I have search several of this questions and have answers but I'm putting all mine here.