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Suggestion for new media room in basement

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I am building my basement, I have attached the layout for my basement. I would like to get the suggestion for seating, screen size, speaker setup and the projector placement & also type of projector.
I have Sony Sony DAV-FX900W home theater system, I was thinking to use the speaker from this system and have new receiver. I would like to have 7.1 speaker system what you guys think are these speaker are okay to use or do I need to buy new speaker, also thinking to add 2 new speaker to make it 7.1 system.
I will have HD cable box, play station for blue ray and gaming, I would really appreciate if you can provide me your feedback.
Thanks,
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post #2 of 20
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No suggestions?
post #3 of 20
Tough room - what is your budget (low-end $ and top-end $)
How do you see your budget allocated - AV equipment, speakers, electrical, etc.

You can always use what you have now (speakers, AVR, etc.) and upgrade later leaving more available budget for what you do not have to get it "right" in the long term. This way you can also gain a better understanding of what your needs are and what sounds nice, but may never use.

Looking at the room, I'm thinking you may be stuck using in-ceiling speakers for your surrounds if you do not want the speakers sitting in the middle of the floor. You should have no problem using your front three mains initially to get set-up. You can upgrade if you are not happy with them - bu this depends on budget

My initial thought would be that your 1st row of seating would be approx 11 - 12' from the screen wall. I'm not sure you will have much room left to add a second row, but you may be able to add a single chair or two along the sides/back of the 1st row. You may want to vist the dedicated theater forum a bit to gather more data on screen size and seating distance.
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First off, is closing off the theater room an option?
post #5 of 20
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Originally Posted by Jim McC View Post

First off, is closing off the theater room an option?
What do mean by this?
post #6 of 20
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Originally Posted by nomi640 View Post

What do mean by this?

An enclosed room just for the theater.
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How many bodies?

Is some construction a possibility? Depending on how many bodies, I could see the support posts built into a thick divider wall.
You could hide the front speakers and sub/s in this divider wall with it using an acoustically transparent screen. (The screen in the
divider could be flipped for the opposite end of the room to be seating. The support columns would be built into the rear wall of the
divider.

And what other functions does the room need to support?

Both stairs had up??? Do the walls exist at this point?

Isn't an 18" deep bedroom closet too shallow? I'd bump out the back wall into the large area, and shave two inch of wall depth, by
framing the closet's front and back walls with two and a half inch steel studs. And add double bifold doors.
Edited by Tedd - 7/10/12 at 4:25am
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And if this is new construction, I'd tweek the bedroom abit. Flip the door so it swings to the wall, double bifold the bedroom closet.
I'd also build the closet's front and back walls out of two and one half metal framing and deepen the closet's depth. I would also deepen
the bedroom a bit by playing around with the bumpout dimensions.

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post #9 of 20
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I am done painting, now I need to hang/mount polk CSI-A4 from my ceiling, any suggestion?
post #10 of 20
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Any suggestions for hanging center channel from ceiling?
post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by nomi640 View Post

Any suggestions for hanging center channel from ceiling?

You should really mount the center channel as close to the screen edge as possible, not from the ceiling. There are universal mounts, like this one:

http://www.standsandmounts.com/peerlessheavydutyradialcubespeakermounts-spk815black.aspx

Which will require screwing into the speaker (ick!).

Jeff
post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by jautor View Post

You should really mount the center channel as close to the screen edge as possible, not from the ceiling. There are universal mounts, like this one:
http://www.standsandmounts.com/peerlessheavydutyradialcubespeakermounts-spk815black.aspx
Which will require screwing into the speaker (ick!).
Jeff

This. Ideally you want the tweeters at ear level. Mounting your center channel on the ceiling is not recommended.
post #13 of 20
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I thought I can't screw the speaker, if I do I will effect the speaker performance.
Other thing my center speaker will be 12" ahead of screen does this location will effect the sound ?
post #14 of 20
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here are some progress photos
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post #17 of 20
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Need help again, my projector mount (monoprice) is 1" off center, I need some suggestion to have lateral adjustement to center the lens (Optoma HD33) with screen.
Thanks,
post #18 of 20
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any help?
post #19 of 20
I think you can adjust for it in the projector. There should be a keystone adjustment in the settings menu.
post #20 of 20
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Originally Posted by Netko350Z View Post

I think you can adjust for it in the projector. There should be a keystone adjustment in the settings menu.

Thanks,
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