Well, here goes attempt # 2. Attempt # 1 didn't get off the ground and I ended up selling the house. I previously started a thread called the ragged edge theater back in 09, but now, I'm calling it The Room McLaren. McLaren is my favorite F1 race team, so hence the name. I also like the team colors, so I'm going to try to incorporate those colors/theme in the theater.
My wife and I just had a baby boy, so I'm motivated to get this done, howevaaahh, it's going to be awhile before this is complete, so Logan me now!
I have a mish mosh of equipment I've gathered over the years, not worth detailing. I will be buying a PJ, likely the PT-AE4000U. The rooms rough dimensions are 14.5' x 25', but I believe I may be able to get another 14" -24" of width, we'll see when I demo the room. I haven't done much planning yet for the screen size, but 120" from 14' away is what I'm hoping for. I want to do a AT scope screen with false wall, but we'll see how the budget goes. I plan for only 1 row of seating right now.
I'm combining 2 existing rooms in the basement, which were "finished" by the previous owner. There are no windows. I plan to remove the drywall, keeping the framing if it's decent. Soundproofing will be a big part of this, as the family room where the wife hangs out is right above the HT and has 4 supply vents crossing the HT ceiling. I'll likely need to demo a hole in part of the concrete wall to install a return and also tap into the existing supply.
I've read the thread on SP, but I'm not sure how to deal with the 4 supply vents in the ceiling. Should I replace them with flex duct and insulate, along with doing the normal DD/GG/clips on the ceiling and walls?
I'll have to build a dropped soffit on the right side of the room to match the one on the left containing the supply vent. I'll also build boxes for the recessed lights.
Since there's already recessed lighting and outlets in the rooms, I should only need 1 electrical run for the rack, which I may move to the back of the room, if I can get rid of the existing closet to gain that extra 14-24" width. If not I'll just install it in that closet.
Overall, it's by no means fancy as what I've seen here, but I think it'll be nice. Here's a view of what's existing. I'll post pics shortly.
Here's the basis for the room theme. I'm thinking dark grey walls, with white trim/wainscotting and black/red details. Looking for suggestions here!
I recently redid the kitchen, here are a couple before/after pics if anyone's interested.
So, thanks for looking, and thank you for the great resource here, I wouldn't even think about this if it wasn't for AVS!
Edited by ragged - 12/31/12 at 4:36am