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post #1 of 22 Old 08-23-2007, 11:34 PM - Thread Starter
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Your dimensions are very similar to my plans. Probably won't get to start this year though as other projects have precedence.

My plan is to have two rows with the front being a couch and the rear being comfortable bar stools or spectator chairs used for billiards rooms. That way I don't need a riser and I can reconfigure the seating at will (drag everything out and use for band practice, family party, emergency bedroom space, etc). Perhaps you could consider this as an option so your screen could go at the opposite end, and place a shorter throw projector in front of the low area. This would also bring your projector closer to the equipment (less $$ cabling), and the equipment area would be behind you.

Perhaps others could comment on side door placement (better towards the fron or better towards the rear) and swing direction. Swinging outward would eliminate cocerns regarding door clearance to seating.

Best of luck, keep us posted.

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I'd rethink the 10" riser. 6' would be too low for many people, my self included.

Try just raising the back seats and lowering the front seats.

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Check out the harley davidson single reclining spectator chairs at a-1pooltables.com. They are very spendy but very cool.

Beachmfg.com also has the bahama theater chair.

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Be sure you check projector throw distance and elevation relative to the rear seats (noise/heat/venting/etc.) before you commit to putting it at the rear in your new arrangement. You could adapt the stickied riser calculator for this purpose.

Maybe the projector could be located in front of the soffit?
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Have a listen to the Pro Cinema 800 and compare them to the Pro Cinema 1000. I put a pair of the pro Monitor 1000's in a master bath I just finished for my wife and they really are the little speaker that could. For their size, the 800's sound great but the 1000's sound even bigger. With a modest sub they'll do great for a smallish HT. I look forward to your progress as I'm starting my own similar sized room myself. I just wish I had a larger basement and a higher ceiling.
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I can relate to being away from the build for a while. I started mine 6 months ago, haven't touched it in 2 months and it will be another month before I can get back to it. I'm at about the same point. Wiring is about complete, insulation in and getting ready to sheet rock. Yours is looking good.

You asked for opinions on your speaker selection. Speakers are so personal that it mostly comes down to what sounds good to you. I'm not sure if you are in a location where you can hear the SVS's or not. I can't find them anywhere around me to listen to them. I've always been partial to Definitive. Again a personal thing. I just think that their high and midranges are great and as most anyone can thump away on a sub, the high and mid ranges are what makes it for me. I don't believe they package a 7.1 but you can always add two more satellites to make the 7.1. If you have time and are interested in comparing, they have a series called Pro Cinema that comes in a 600, 800 and 1000 models. These look comparable to the SVS's. May be something to compare the SVS's to. I've attached a review of the 1000 series for your reading pleasure. I believe these run between $799 and $1299 depending on the model. Not sure if this is in your SVS price range or not.

Good luck on the rest of you build and keep posting pics as you get things done. It keeps me motivated to keep going on mine.

 

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Good luck as you get started again! I too can relate as I had to take a 5 month break from my build last summer right about where you are now - after insulation but before the sheetrock went up. I did the drywalling myself, but if you have the cash and not the time, I'd hire it out because that part went on and on and on....

Good news is - once the mud is up and sanded, the rest goes fast and is a lot more fun. I've just about "finished" my build now, which is similar in size and scale to yours (15' x 8' x 6'8" finished ceiling height, 96" diagonal screen). Good call on nixing the riser - I can tell you personally that it would be rather uncomfortable.

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nice progress. DIY'ers do such a nice and neat job with putting in the insulation. contractors are more of the stuff and run nature.

as for speakers, i like Axioms, but that is what i have .

later.
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Make sure you post some pics when your sheet rock gets done. Looks like it is coming along nicely. Always good when the "wife" is involved AND motivated as well.
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Then I cleaned the inside of the window really good, I won't be able to clean it again for, well ever, I guess.

I did a very similar treatment to a couple of full sized windows in my build. But I thought about the access issue. What I did was remove the window lock and screwed the window tightly shut with stainless steel screws from the outside. That way if I ever need to get behind the glass I can. I also can remove the windows for repairs without too much effort.

Just something to think about before you hang the drywall.
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Hey bizarroj:
I can't help but ask if the name of your theater is from your last name...if so, I am also a Budge with a lot of family and origin in Utah. Anyway, your theater space looks ideal for what I would like in my own home. Keep up the good work man!

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I personally would go with the Panasonic AE2000. I have the older Panasonic PT-AE900U and love it.

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It looks like you'll be enjoying your theater very soon.
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Please post back how you like the Yamaha RX-V663. I'm looking at that or the 863. I'll probably go 663. $450 is a whole lot for an extra HDMI input and upconversion that I don't need.

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Hopefully we can finish the paint today and I can mount the projector tomorrow, just for a test run.

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Not to nit-pick but wouldn't the center be better placed under the screen as it would be closer to ear level and closer to in-line with the rest of the front speakers?
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Looks great! carpet going in soon?
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Looks nice!

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Crap bizarroj! Thats what the wife and I are calling our theater: Budge Family Cinema. In fact we put up a webpage for us to record all of our thoughts, progress, pictures, etc...guess there will be 2 Budge Cinema's lol...we should start a chain like Edwards or Regal...Your room is coming along really nice btw. Keep up the good work.

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Good idea! So what is the first movie on the system going to be?

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