The Illumination Theatre is about to undergo some significant changes and I am going to need the forums help and knowledge on a few things! I thought about starting a new thread but instead I will post a link below to the start of what I'll call "Version 2.0"
CURRENT LOOK OF THE ROOM
Below is my original first post.
Ok, here it is after Lurking the AVS Forum for about two years I am finally posting my build thread now that I am making some physical forward progress instead of just building my theatre in my head!!
Here are the details:
The primary purpose of the room will be watching movies in a totally light controlled environment, primarily Blu-Ray. Also the room will be used for reading and listening to music. I came up with the name "Illumination Theatre" based upon the sconces and chandelier I am using that look like candles.
Room Dimensions are 17.5' long by 12.5' wide 9' ceilings.
Seating will be a sectional sofa which will arrive today and eventually a second row bar. I struggled with seating but felt this was the best budget compromise and I wanted to be able to stretch out and lay down on the seating while reading or listening to music. distance will be 11' from screen.
The primary architectural additions will be a soffit over the screen wall, a light tray with crown, and six columns which will each have a sconce and the back four providing placement for the surround speakers.
The rear of the room will have an Ikea Expedit bookcase between the rear columns, this is about 73" tall and will be where I place the projector.
Lighting will be controlled by a six zone Grafik eye.
Zone 1 - Chandelier
Zone 2 - Rope light in light tray
Zone 3 - Screen Cans
Zone 4,5,6 - Sconces in pairs (Front, Middle, Rear)
Projector - Epson 8700UB Now Epson 5010
Screen - Jamestown 120" white
AVR - Pioneer Elite VSX-21 Denon 4311ci!
Blu-Ray - Panasonic DMP-BD60
TV- DIRECTV HD DVR
Speakers - Energy (C-300 Mains, CC-100 Center, CR-10 Sides, C-100 Wides, C-50 Rears)
All equipment will be in a central equipment closet including the AVR, Ps3, Wii, etc.. for the rest of the house. Everything will be controlled through Irule.
Colors will be all Black with Gold trim, Black shades for the windows.
As you can see the windows on one side are in the locations of two of the columns, I will be placing the columns in the middle of the window and I think it will look good considering the compromise.
I am currently building the columns and have all the wood I need to finish the room and will posting progress pictures and more details.
Edited by cheezit73 - 1/22/13 at 8:30pm