I would love to get some feedback on the design of the theater area of our basement project. There will likely be some ambient light during sports viewing and the ability to go completely black for movie viewing. Currently it is an unfinished basement and I will be DYI over the winter months. Nothing has been built/purchased yet so if there are specific suggestion about alternatives to the electronics that I currently plan to use that would also be appreciated. Projector: BenQ w1070 (EDIT-purchased a Panasonic AE8000 projector instead). 5.1 Speakers: three Polk RTI-265 (EDIT-purchased pre-owned Klipsch RF-25 and RC-35 instead) in-wall for the front stage with the R and L in the short angled walls and the center behind a DYI AT screen if I can find one large enough (Spandex?), Polk PSW 505 subwoofer, and probably just use a pair of Polk Monitor 30's I already have for the rear. Dennon AVR E400 to drive it. To give some scale to the picture the viewing distance will be about 12' from the two sofas, and the screen size will be about 165" diagonal, mainly since we are used to watching a 150" screen at a 11' viewing distance in our family room so I wanted to go a little bigger this time. The family room setup we currently use is an Optima HD65 projector with elitic motorized screen (1.1 gain HC grey I believe) with Polk RTI 70's and CS400I center. I am trying to upgrade the AV a bit this time around but still have a tight budget to get the whole basement finished.
Edited by 4seahorseman - 12/21/13 at 12:58pm