Long time lurker with few posts under my belt. I've always been an avid movie fan for as long as I can remember and I've had the itch to build my own theater room since deciding on a house. Since moving into my home in December of 2013, I've been biding my time until I got the go ahead from the wife. I've had surround sound in the past, but nothing remotely high end. I absorbed some components from my parent's home that I'm hoping to use, such as the seating, (4) floor standing speakers, powered sub and old receiver. The shape of the room is the oddest I've seen in any of the houses I've been, but I'm determined to make it work. I'm extremely limited in the size of the screen due to restrictions on the projected wall and the distance from the wall to the front seating. I wanted at least a 110" wide screen, but after looking at some measurements I think 93" wide is right there at the max.I still have to double check my riser height, but I'm getting closer. I'm wondering if it'd be worth it to look into sound dampening materials with the confined space I already have. I'm thinking I'll do a 5.1 set up, but I think I could manage to fit two in ceiling speakers to make a 7.1 set up (if I saw a deal on a 7.1 receiver). I'm going to be building a folding wall/door for the entrance.I was thinking I might go for a wall design to mirror the recent Great Gatsby poster, but I don't know if that would look right dominating the walls with the gold lines against the black walls.
I'm hoping to get some advice on :
- What size/type screen should I get? I am going to be able to control the light in the room and there won't be any light during most viewing times. Also, the room will be painted black.
- Suggestions on rear channel speakers?
- As far as projectors go, I'm fairly certain I need a short throw projector. I'm waiting on a sub $900 deal, but have my eyes on the BenQ W1070 or the Optoma HD131Xe, but I'm open to other suggestions. Anyone with experience with both know which is quieter, or is the difference negligible.
- In the video that I posted, I showed the potential set up of the front speakers. I think the left and the right is fine, but has anyone bridged two floor standing speakers together to make one massive center channel? Am I being too optimistic with what I have at my disposal or do I need to start looking for a center channel speaker?
- Is the powered subwoofer I have adequate for the space I have? Where would you set the sub? - In the front where the screen is, or to the side of the room?
- Do I need a power protection unit?
- Any other tips/advice is always welcome.
Thanks for your time!http://youtu.be/JBpcMVxI8uw