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post #481 of 1046
JLoh, nice room. Can you give the dimensions of it?
post #482 of 1046
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JLoh, nice room. Can you give the dimensions of it?


Not a big room.

17.5 feet long x 14 ft wide x 6.8 ft high

Lack of ceiling height was an issue. Back riser has two steps and brings the seats up 10 inches, but probably could have used a couple more inches. Seat backs are 43 inches high. Challenge was creating enough headroom between the projector and the viewers in the back middle.

Hope that helps.
post #483 of 1046
Nice work! All elements work nice together. Love your style!
post #484 of 1046
I need a job that can make me enough money as seen in here lol
post #485 of 1046
I finally finshed my theater.

Specifics:
20' wide x 17' deep x 7'2" tall
Double 5/8" drwall with green glue, decoupled framing and communicating doors.
(5) Berkline 12003
(8) Vicenza Rockers
JVC RS40 Projector
132" diagonal Seymour Center Stage XD Screen with CIW masking panels
Acoustimac 4" panels back lighted with rope lighting. Acoustimac DMD Fabric around screen.
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post #486 of 1046
Here's the first screen shot. I also did shelving between the doors for DVD storage.
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post #487 of 1046
Sweet looking room npc. I really like the rope lighting behind the acoustic panels. I've never seen that done before. Very nice touch.
post #488 of 1046
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sweet looking room npc. I really like the rope lighting behind the acoustic panels. I've never seen that done before. Very nice touch.

+1
post #489 of 1046
Finished about 6 months ago, my 2nd theater build:

Details:
  1. Purpose built (sound proof) basement theater with lobby and arcade
  2. Theater is 12'x19'x7'3 not including 2' behind screen and 6' behind that (IB sub chamber)
  3. Room within a room - new walls and ceiling rafters
  4. 3 layers of 5/8 DW with 55 gallons of GG in between, walls and ceiling
  5. Communicating doors from lobby to theater with no door knobs
  6. 2 spring loaded doors and 1 commercial door arm to overcome air pressure
  7. Deadvent in arcade (supply) and deadvent in furnace room (return)
  8. Additional 8" exhaust fan in equipment room to overcome heat issues
  9. SeymourAV Center Stage XD AT screen 127" scope format
  10. Panamorph U480 A-lens
  11. JVC RS20
  12. DIY "Khanspires" LCR and "InKhanNeato" surrounds
  13. Four FiCar 18" IB3 subs in "Jimmy Hoffa room" behind screen
  14. Carvin HD1800 proaudio amp for IB subs (900wpc into 2 ohms)
  15. Emotiva UMC-1 pre/pro and UPA-7 amp
  16. Popcornhour A-210 with YAMJ Jukebox, media on DIY Unraid server
  17. Oppo Bluray player
  18. 7 commercial theater seats from Stargate Cinema
  19. Back lit poster boxes in lobby and arcade
  20. Popcorn machine in lobby
  21. 3 cheapie 1080P LCD panels on theater back wall, lobby and bathroom for uninterrupted movie viewing


Door to lobby (bottom of basement steps)


Popcorn machine and fridge under lobby monitor guarded by Frodo


Lobby posters


Laura Craft enticing you to enter through the communicating doors to theater


Backside of lobby door seen above


Equipment rack in lobby with doors closed


Equipment rack with doors opened






Bad picture of backwall and PJ box




Arcade


Xbox360 driving cabinet in arcade


Future home of a standup arcade cabinet in arcade
post #490 of 1046
My family's home theater as of Mar 2011. Very cozy for our family of 3. Room is 13' wide by about 18' deep and is sound isolated - all construction work by myself and wife 2 years ago. Upgraded a whole bunch of gear, went to wall mounted instead of tower speakers for space and clean look issues, and pre wired the whole room for 7.2 (now wishing I'd done 7.4 :-).

Audio:
Anthem AV50V Pre Processor
Anthem MCA50 5-channel Amplifier (L/C/R/RS/LS)
Anthem PVA5 5-channel Amplifier (LR/RR/Zone 2 R/Zone 2 L in Living Room)
Paradigm Reference Studio Esprit L/C/R
Paradigm Reference Studio ADP-590 LS/RS/LR/RR
Paradigm Reference Seismic 12 Subwoofer

Video:
Anthem LTX500v (JVC RS20 re-badge)
Carada 2.40:1 (108" wide) Screen

Sources:
Panasonic BD-30 BluRay
Toshiba HD-A2 HDDVD
Panasonic DVD
Motorola HD PVR
xbox 360
HTPC Media Server (Silverstone + Intel i5-760/ATI)

Misc:
Harmony One Remote
Mid Atlantic Slide Out Rack
ColorFacts and Spider Colororimeter for Video
Room EQ Wizard for Audio Measurement
ETF for Audio

Future Enhancements Planned:
Set up iTouch for whole house music control
Upgrade PVR
Upgrade BD player and remove DVD Player
Front Sound absorption and blackout wall
Side, back walls, and ceiling acoustic diffusion panels
Hush box for projector
Built ins on right side for bookshelves, hide the electrical panel door while I'm at it
Second (third, and fourth sub?)
Anamorphic Lens

The Graveyard:
Sharp 10000 DLP Projector
Sony HS10 LCD Projector
Toshiba 50" CRT Rear Projection HDTV
Sony 32" TV
Toshiba 28" TV
NAD Receiver
Pioneer Dolby Pro-Logic Receiver
Yamaha Dolby Pro-Logic Receiver
Harmon Kardon Dolby 5.1 Receiver
Denon Dolby 5.1 4800 Receiver
Behringher FeedBack Pro (DSP for Sub EQ "the old fashioned way")
Castle 5.0 Speaker Set
Paradigm Monitor 7 5.0 Speaker Set
Mirage 12" Subwoofer
Mitsubishi S-VHS Player
Sony LaserDisc Player
Dual 5000 Turntable
NAD CD Player
Sony CD Carousel

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post #491 of 1046
Very Nice, Clean !!

I see you like the Anthem products
post #492 of 1046
Dave,
Could you post how you have your Paradigm's bracketed to the wall?
I have some Focus B's And CC270 that are really quite heavy. I am not really interested in drilling holes in them. Just curious how you did your monitors. As stated very clean and tidy looking, I like it!
post #493 of 1046
Kevin, the paradigms come with their own wall mounts so no need to drill into speakers.
And yes I'm a big fan of paradigm and anthem - they're built right here in my neck of the woods
post #494 of 1046
Hi All,

Now that I am basically finished I thought I would add a few shots of my theater room. It is a 14' X 21' x 8' room with a nook off to the side at the back where a pseudo bar is.

The room is finished in shades of blue with the oak woodwork stained a custom blue based on the dark blue of the ceiling. The room took me about a year working weekends and the odd evening starting from an undeveloped basement.

Thanks for looking.
Ron
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post #495 of 1046
Ronzai, looks great! Similar to my theater's color and feeling. However I need to work on some things still... yours looks great! Love the screen lights.
post #496 of 1046
Thanks for the kudos.

I was surprised how easy it was to convince my wife on the colours. It gets pretty dark in there when the lights go down. I saw many others where peeps have put the pots above the screen and liked it also so did it. I have the lights on a couple of Lutron IR dimmers so people think it's cool when the lights dim to off at the start of the flick with the push of a remote button. Then at the end another button push and the lights come on just a bit for people to see without blinding them.

Thanks again.
Ron
post #497 of 1046
I really enjoyed all your theaters that were shared!! It really keeps me very motivated to proceed to my new HT project which is going to happen here very shortly.

Thanks all for sharing!!
post #498 of 1046
Here is mine whcih I've been enjoying for the past 6 months. There is a thread about it buried in this section somewhere... :-)
Basics:
All DIY except the carpet.
Panasonic AE4000 PJ
Yamaha 7.1 receiver
Paradigm speakers (Monitor 3, ADP 100 sides, mini monitor rear, CC150?? front)
Sony BluRay
Posters are diffusers with printed (Spoonflower) artwork.

Before seating:





With seating and posters.

The entry door was salvaged from the front of the house during the reno.



post #499 of 1046
Mr. Holmes,

Any relation to Mike? Someone really knows their stuff in doing a home reno. Just love the clean and elegant design. I don't care what anybody says Very nicely executed!

Hey, that might be an idea for another HGTV series: "Holmes Theater Inspection"!
post #500 of 1046
Very nice room Mr. Holmes,

I really like the stone work. I was considering doing some of it as well. I like your back row seating bar. The colours are nice, clean and work well together.

Ron
post #501 of 1046
very jealous of your huge rooms guys. i went from a great 15x17 room in my condo (but hated the neighbors and everything else about condo life) and moved into a house.

now my theater is 9x13. i feel pretty restricted, especially with the theather seat setup
post #502 of 1046
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one we did for a customer.
















Holy Crap! Who was your customer? Bill Gates?
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post #504 of 1046
3 months of work all diy but the carpet. Started with a totally unfinished basement. Room is 14x22.5. screen is 135inch diag. Two rows and a third row bar. I will try to get better pics having a hard time getting them to look like the room really does. It was a long road but is so nice to have done.
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post #505 of 1046
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Originally Posted by qx56 View Post

3 months of work all diy but the carpet. Started with a totally unfinished basement. Room is 14x22.5. screen is 135inch diag. Two rows and a third row bar. I will try to get better pics having a hard time getting them to look like the room really does. It was a long road but is so nice to have done.

Very nice. My current theater is small a seats 4. It gets really hot, in the room, due to the projector heat. My new home will have a theater similar in size to yours. Have you found the room gets hot, or did you do anything special for the HVAC in the room? How are you controlling your equipment? I love the bar idea for the rear. Nice way to do the DVD and equipment nooks. Tell us more about the stage and how it is constructed to hide your speakers.
post #506 of 1046
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Originally Posted by JeffreyJonesBSME View Post

Very nice. My current theater is small a seats 4. It gets really hot, in the room, due to the projector heat. My new home will have a theater similar in size to yours. Have you found the room gets hot, or did you do anything special for the HVAC in the room? How are you controlling your equipment? I love the bar idea for the rear. Nice way to do the DVD and equipment nooks. Tell us more about the stage and how it is constructed to hide your speakers.

Often times people do not realize how much heat the equipment and people generate in a theater. Locating as much equipment out side of the room helps, but you will still need increased cooling. Often times you need cooling even in the winter.
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post #507 of 1046
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Originally Posted by AV Science Sales 5 View Post

Often times people do not realize how much heat the equipment and people generate in a theater. Locating as much equipment out side of the room helps, but you will still need increased cooling. Often times you need cooling even in the winter.

Any advice for a DIYer on how to control the heat in a HT room? I realize expensive HVAC options exist. I was wondering it I installed a quiet exhaust fan (near the projector, I keep all of my other equipment in a separate room), if this would keep the room at a more steady temperature. This would bring in air from outside of the room and deposit it somewhere else (outside, attic or another room).
post #508 of 1046
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Originally Posted by JeffreyJonesBSME View Post

Any advice for a DIYer on how to control the heat in a HT room? I realize expensive HVAC options exist. I was wondering it I installed a quiet exhaust fan (near the projector, I keep all of my other equipment in a separate room), if this would keep the room at a more steady temperature. This would bring in air from outside of the room and deposit it somewhere else (outside, attic or another room).

You have to take into consideration the people in the room as well and not just equipment. I think each person puts out 5,000 btu's at rest. Yes, you could use a couple fans and exchange the air. One to supply air into the room and one for exhaust.
post #509 of 1046
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Originally Posted by JeffreyJonesBSME View Post

Any advice for a DIYer on how to control the heat in a HT room? I realize expensive HVAC options exist. I was wondering it I installed a quiet exhaust fan (near the projector, I keep all of my other equipment in a separate room), if this would keep the room at a more steady temperature. This would bring in air from outside of the room and deposit it somewhere else (outside, attic or another room).

My theater has an 10" main return and two 6" supply lines. These lines are plumed to the rest of the upstairs air handler and I have found that if I just set the fan control on the thermostat to "on" rather than "auto" I don't even have to adjust the temperature at all.
post #510 of 1046
The key is to keep the air moving and mix it with the air in the rest of the house/zone. My room has negative pressure and is fairly air tight so I don't have any issue getting the air out of the room.
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