My HT is located in the basement of my home. The room has no windows and has controlled lighting so that I can make it completely dark. The current entrance calls for french doors, however I am thinking of going with hidden hinges and a pocket door. I would like some advice on speaker suggestion and room layout please? The room measures 16'W x 30'L and has 9' ceilings. I would like to have platforms in this room too. Behind the sheet rock of three of the walls is concrete, the 1 remaining wall shares to the rec room. I have insulated that wall and hung dB-3 for soundproofing. I have prewired the room for a 7.2 surround. Here is a list of a few things that I would like to use:
120" projector screen
Oppo 103 blu ray
Pioneer Elite SC-68
People will be asking you what your budget is for sound system - AVR (or separates), speakers and sub(s). This is just a baseline, 'cause most of the recommendations will come in over budget :-D
One additional necessary data point - approximate time spent in movies/music/gaming.
Good luck with your setup, you're going to have lots of fun!
HD-DVD: 55 / Blu-ray: 83
newest: Brotherhood of the Wolf / Battlestar Galactica (series), TDKR Part 2, Ip Man 2
AVR: Marantz SR6006
F/C/R: Polk RTi A9's / CSi A6 / Speakercraft AIMWIDE 3
Sub: SVS PB12-NSD
Samsung PN58C8000 Samsung BD-P2550, Toshiba HD-A30, SA 8240HDC, Xbox360 Elite, PS3, WDTV Live