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Hello All,

I have been lurking around this site for some time now reading and researching to one day achieve my goal of having a home theater to be proud of. Previously I had a movie room which consisted of a cheap 720p projector, 84" screen, a cheap HTIB and 3 kmart theater seats. We recently had our dream home built and I was fortunate to work a 18' L x 14.5' W dedicated theater room into the plans. I would love to be able to have the resources to build an amazing theater with no budget to speak of but that really isnt reality for me at this time. I wouldnt have been able to achieve my goal without the help from this site both directly and otherwize. That being said here are a few pics of my recently completed $5,000 home theater.

These are a few pics taken with an iphone of construction.

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Here is the room as it sits 99% completed.

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Here is a list of equipment. Everything was purchased brand new.

Epson 3020 3D projector $1299
Elite ER120WH1 120" screen $325
Onkyo NR515 receiver $250
Pioneer BDP 150 3D blu ray player $90
2 Infinity P363 towers $200
Infinity PC 351 center $225
4 Infinity CS60 in wall surrounds $180
Klipsch RW12D $300
6 Seatcraft Eros seats $1600
Olympus matte grey paint $120
4 sconces $80
Misc (Cables, mounts, surge protectors, etc) $340

TOTAL $5009

I was able to cross everything off my wish list that I've always wanted. Seating for 6, 120" screen, 3D with 7.1 surround all for $5K. Thanks for taking the time to view my thread and thanks for any comments, suggestions, and feedback.
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Reserved for any future upgrades (Ie, adding a 4th seat to the rear row & possible acoustical treatments)
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Nice job and budget! I'd suggest an astragal and threshold on the doors. And once that light leak is blocked, the brass hinges could use a coat of black paint.

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Great theater for awesome Budget!
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Thanks for the kind words. I definitly plan on addressing the light leak. The hinges are brushed nickel although they do appear brass in the pics.
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Excellent build, and I especially like what you had achieved with just $5000 budget! Great work!!

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Thanks. I'm debating whether to do some acoustical panels or not.
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Awesome, I like it alot..

Questions for you

What are the dimensions of the Room?

How is that projector? how is the 3D?

Does the screen feel "small" in anyway or once in the room does it seem huge?

How many "coats" of paint did that take?

What floor in the home is this located on? Does it get very loud from outside the room?

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Awesome, I like it alot..

Questions for you

What are the dimensions of the Room?

How is that projector? how is the 3D?

Does the screen feel "small" in anyway or once in the room does it seem huge?

How many "coats" of paint did that take?

What floor in the home is this located on? Does it get very loud from outside the room?

THANK YOU

Thanks!

The room is 18' Long x 14.5' Wide

This is my 3rd different projector and it's the best I've had. It's throws a great picture and the 3D is the best I've seen. Everyone who's seen it says it's the best 3D they've seen as well.

The 1st row it definitely has a big feel to it. My kids love to sit up front. From the back row I'd say it's just right. Not too big but it doesnt feel small in any way.

It took 2 solid coats of paint.

It is located on the 2nd floor and I can turn it up so that it is still plenty loud without bothering the rest of the house. I can also turn it up so that everyone in the house knows I'm watching a movie.
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looks great! i think you may have saved me about $1200 with those chairs! - are they comfy? do the backs recline back so you are in more of a laying position? are the leg things long enough to be comfortable?

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looks great! i think you may have saved me about $1200 with those chairs! - are they comfy? do the backs recline back so you are in more of a laying position? are the leg things long enough to be comfortable?

thanks!

Thanks. The chairs are a little on the firm side. They are not as comfy as my last chairs but they are not uncomfortable. I believe they may get softer as time goes on. They do recline to a laying position although they are not space saving, which I did know before buying. I'm 6'5" so the leg portion isnt as long as I'd like but I can definitely get into a comfortable postion. They are not bad seats at all but they are one of the cheapest seats for a reason. Hope this helps
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Congrats on building your dream house. When I first read that I rolled my eyes thinking I was about to see another rich guy's play room with super expensive equipment that the average person could never afford. In my opinion 5k is dead on for the average person who wants to build a nice theater. Your results look amazing and just go to show you don't have to spend tens of thousands of dollars to have a very nice theater room. I love your choice of speakers too smile.gif
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Congrats on building your dream house. When I first read that I rolled my eyes thinking I was about to see another rich guy's play room with super expensive equipment that the average person could never afford. In my opinion 5k is dead on for the average person who wants to build a nice theater. Your results look amazing and just go to show you don't have to spend tens of thousands of dollars to have a very nice theater room. I love your choice of speakers too smile.gif

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Nice! Living the dream!

I was wondering where you store your equipment. I didn't see a rack or a closet in the room.

You'll really REALLY appreciate the quality increase you get by adding acoustic treatments. It's hard to figure out exactly what to get but the people at Gik Acoustics can help not to mention all the individuals on this forum. The treatments are easy enough to make if you're handy with a staple gun and saw and have sufficient time and patience. They're MUCH cheaper to make yourself than to buy them, too.

What are your sources?


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Nice! Living the dream!

I was wondering where you store your equipment. I didn't see a rack or a closet in the room.

I use this stand that I got from ikea. The compenents fit perfectly and gives me a place to store the 3d glasses & remotes.





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