So I got wife approval to build a home theater in the basement of our new home. I am very much still in the planning stages, but have already started to rip down the old paneling and have studs showing. The room is roughly 22x12. The front half of the room is a bit narrower, about 10 feet. The ceiling in the front is only 6'9'' due to the HVAC main ducts. The back half of the room is 7'3''. The room has no windows at all. Planned on two tones of darker gray for the walls, with trim about 1/3 up from the floor and black for the ceiling. I want to ideally have two rows of seats for a total of 7-8. The first row would most likely be about 13-14 feet from the screen, the second row about 2 feet from the back of the room. Ideally I would like to have between 100'' to 120'' screen. While I would love to spend 10k-15k on the whole thing, I more realistically have around 5k for everything. I am fairly competent as a DIY and have a few friends who are as well and willing to help. Here are my questions, again any and all advice is appreciated!
Can I build a quality screen myself? If so, what material should I use? Have read about blackout material, but don't know what is current.
Can I realistically get a projector that will compete in quality of an HDTV? Which would you recommend?
I currently own two floorstanding speakers, Definitive 7004's. Can I use these for the time, or do I need to get new ones? I went to a local theater store and they made the B&W CT 700 speakers seem like a great deal.
I currently own a Denon AVR 891 reciever. Is this a good enough reciever or should I upgrade to a seperate amp and processor? I looked at a few, but they just all seem very expensive!! Any recommendations?
I found some wires from monoprice that I plan on picking up. 12 gauge wire. Have heard mostly all wires are the same for speakers. What about the sub wire or HDMI? The A/V equipment is going to be in the back of the room and the sub(s) will be in the front corner(s).
I am sure I have forgotten something else either components, wires, or designs.
Let me know if you need more details about the room or what I am looking for.
Thanks again for any and all advice. Really looking forward to a movie room. Been doing research for a while and finally starting to work to get the dream come true!!!