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Doitors Home Theater

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Hi guys.
Ive been lurking the forum for a while now. Doing so made me feel confident to build my own home theater on a budget. Compared what is posted here, its pretty small and low budget, but it makes my 6 and 4 year old boys damn happy to play video games and watch movies in there.
The room is 12x16 feet, cinder block construction (I live in Mexico). I used Roxuls Safe N Sound insulation and sheetrock on the walls and acoustic panels on the ceiling with some spot lights.
Im using the Optoma HD 20 projector firing into the wall. The screen measures 120" when using 16:9 format.
For sound I bought the Onkyo HT-S9400THX system.
A PS-3 feeds the bluray content to the receiver.
For seating I bought a pair of sofa beds.
Here are a couple of pictures of how its right now. I still need to finish the wood trim, add some acoustical panels on the walls and finish the cabinet that will house the equipment.






J.
post #2 of 13

Nice room!  I like your seating especially.  I know that my boys, 7 and 4, would LOVE to play and sit on them.  Trim and treatments will really pull it together.

post #3 of 13
Very slick. Me likey! Really like the blue very nice. Your kids will enjoy for many years AND be the envy of their friends. Thanks for sharing.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #4 of 13
Different, but really cool. That couch is boss! love it..
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
Built some panel on the weekend.
1/2" birch ply frame (had some left overs) with dense foam inside and covered them in some funky fabric.
Those made a pretty big difference in the room. I had flutter echo and now with the panels is almost gone.

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J.
post #6 of 13
Nice, what fabric did you use on the front panels?
post #7 of 13
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I dont know the name if the fabric. Picked it because of the pattern.

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J.
post #8 of 13
I like the blue. I think we're gonna go dark blue in our room. smile.gif

Any info on your couches? I like how they look
post #9 of 13
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Those are futon/sofa beds I bought at a local store here in Mexico.
I paid around $240 each.
The closest I can find on Amazon are:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000S1KDZI/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1360179175&sr=8-50&pi=SL75
Edited by doitor - 2/7/13 at 8:09am
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by doitor View Post

Those are futon/sofa beds I bought at a lical store here in Mexico.
I paid around $240 each.
The closest I can find on Amazon are:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000S1KDZI/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1360179175&sr=8-50&pi=SL75

I bought mine at Kmart (like the Amazon one) but mine is regular upholstery instead of vinyl. The back has a 3 position adjustment. It is really rugged yet makes a comfortable bed. I paid $99 for it on sale. Kmart often has them on sale. I figured at $99 I could just throw it out if it doesn't hold up but it has been going strong now for 3 years.
post #11 of 13
use some syfabrics triple plush black velvet to trim the screen. where did you get your door handle hardware? I still need something better than home depot offers.
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by macfan View Post

I bought mine at Kmart (like the Amazon one) but mine is regular upholstery instead of vinyl. The back has a 3 position adjustment. It is really rugged yet makes a comfortable bed. I paid $99 for it on sale. Kmart often has them on sale. I figured at $99 I could just throw it out if it doesn't hold up but it has been going strong now for 3 years.

I gotcha. I've seen things like that before. smile.gif
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by elmalloc View Post

use some syfabrics triple plush black velvet to trim the screen. where did you get your door handle hardware? I still need something better than home depot offers.

Thanks for the advise on the screen.
Got the door hardware on Amazon.
Search for Kwikset Vendini.

J.
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