Problem is ingress/egress access. Suppose, I need to put in a Blu-ray disc or a USB thumb drive into a player. There is only one way to access the space under the stairs and the access to that space would be behind the false wall.
The journey started like this:I started with a requirement for a dedicated media room. The architect got that for me.Due to the length of the room, I came up with the vague notion that one-half of the room would be like the current home theater set-up in my existing home (screen on real wall, exposed front speakers, etc.) and the other half would be some kind of a library or something.Then I belatedly researched home theater set-ups on AVSForum and on this...
Here's the entire basement floor plan. I showed only the RecRoom only in my previous posts because I wanted to show a close-up and the whole basement floor plan was a bit too big for a close-up.
You will see now that I have limited options with regards to the placement of the A/V rack in the walls.
In the back of the theater is a sliding picture window overlooking the patio. This is obviously going to be covered with a heavy curtain when the the theater is in use.What do you think of putting the A/V rack in one of the back corners?
To be fair, the room was designed by the architect of the entire house working with constraints including price, land use restrictions, room configurations, etc. I told him I wanted a dedicated media room in the basement and he delivered on that; Neither architect nor I knew anything about or were aware of the acoustically transparent screens, speakers behind the screen, false walls, and all that. My current home theater in my existing house has a non-AT screen with...
Thanks for the info on acoustically transparent screen. I never knew that speakers were hidden behind movie theater screens - you learn something new on this forum all the time! I'll have to look into doing something like this for the room.I had originally intended for the room to be a multifunction media room but decided to go with a dedicated home theater for the most part.
TNKen, thanks for your response. The architect revised the design and added speaker outlets and wall scones thoughout the room. See below.
I have one question: in many of the fancy home theaters, I noticed that the front L/R speakers, the center speaker, and the front subwoofer are nowhere to be seen. Where are they being located/hidden?
I haven't been on AVS Forum for a very long time (probably 7 years) as I have been happy with the home theater in my current house. But now I'm starting construction on a new custom house very soon and I am once again seeking sage advice from the experts here.
The home theater room has already been selected. It is shown in the picture below. The room is 15 feet wide by 30 feet long with a 9-feet ceiling. In the picture, the red pentagons are banana plug...
THANK YOU. The information above was very helpful. I am one of those people that don't really have the time or expertise to set up the TV & Blu-Ray player for the optimal PQ. To the extent that I would get the best possible PQ from the TV & player with minimum tweaking, would you recommend that I buy a Sharp player to pair with the Sharp TV? Or would I be better off saving the money by shopping around regardless of brand? Thanks.