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post #241 of 298
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Originally Posted by mn_hokie View Post

Love the sconces!

Thanks. I wanted something that said "cinema" but also had a modern look. I think they fit the bill.

Should point out that the lounges are only temporary. I have a 4 seater electric leather recliner coming.
post #242 of 298
Room Dimensions:
12'4" x 21'8" x 7'5"

Equipment:
BenQ W6000
Denon 3312ci
HTPC (XBMC)
Logitech 890
Elite 122"


post #243 of 298
what iv got so far. need some posters and decor still.





post #244 of 298
Here's mine,spare bedroom 10.5x15 plus a couple of feet where the equipment is at use to be the closet and there is a L on the NE side of the room the seats are about 10ft from the 110" screen

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post #245 of 298
Sweet an update.
post #246 of 298
Long story short I have a 3000 sq ft house with an open floor plan. Wife doesn't want to ruin openess by sealing off formal living area that's never used so I am putting an HT is one of the small bed rooms. The room is only 11.25' X 11'. Is it worth trying to put a projector in that space, or just stick with a TV?

I was thinking about a 84" screen, but using projector calculators I would have to have about a 20" pole to have the screen start 3' off the ground.

Inputs

Thanks
post #247 of 298
humm..id probably go with a tv...Mitsubishi makes a 73/82/92

i use the 73 for my main living room tv and i have no complaints.
post #248 of 298
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Originally Posted by LowellG View Post

Long story short I have a 3000 sq ft house with an open floor plan. Wife doesn't want to ruin openess by sealing off formal living area that's never used so I am putting an HT is one of the small bed rooms. The room is only 11.25' X 11'. Is it worth trying to put a projector in that space, or just stick with a TV?

I was thinking about a 84" screen, but using projector calculators I would have to have about a 20" pole to have the screen start 3' off the ground.

Inputs

Thanks

My projector hangs down about 20" in a room about that size. You could also hang the projector from a shelf on the back wall if the pole doesn't appeal to you. I wouldn't give up on the idea of having a projector, there is always a way!
post #249 of 298
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Originally Posted by Imageek2 View Post

My projector hangs down about 20" in a room about that size. You could also hang the projector from a shelf on the back wall if the pole doesn't appeal to you. I wouldn't give up on the idea of having a projector, there is always a way!

It's not the pole that bothers me, it's the hanging 20" down part. The way your enter the room the projector would be straight on the first things you saw. If I bought one of the nice 3 LCD projectors it would also stick out about 20". So if I am 6' tall I see a giant projector straight ahead as I enter at 7', just not attractive in my mind.
post #250 of 298
Here is a picture of mine:




Started with a concrete, unframed basement, a small budget and very little knowledge of what the heck I was doing. Still looking for better furniture
(Build link in my signature)
post #251 of 298
Here is my Mini Mancave. It is a 9'7" x 10"4" bedroom with 9" ceiling. I built a soffit at 8' to house recessed lighting. I will be adding black lights on top of the soffit and glow in the dark painted stars on the ceiling. I am also going to a 92" 16:9 screen. The current screen is 78" and does not quite cover the speakers. My projector is a Mitsubishi HC1500 that bounces off of a mirror so I can get 92 inches. I have an exhaust tube that directs the heat from the projector up into the attic. It used to get pretty hot in the room without it. The pic of the ceiling fan was before I finished the screen wall. I will be loosing the red rope lights.

Update: New projector is an Optoma HD33 and new screen is 92".
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post #252 of 298
Interesting setup Riso. I like how you've utilized such a small place to achieve big results. I'm interested in your projector setup, could you post more pics of it with the mirror and exhaust vent. So, are you going to loose the ceiling fan now that you've solved the heat issue??
post #253 of 298
xzener, Here are the pics you requested. The projector mount is made out of 2 toilet flanges, a 3" T, and 2 3"90's. I cut a 3" hole in the ceiling and ran the HDMI and power cables inside of it. The mirror is a 12" x 12" mirror from Home Depot. It is not a first surface mirror. I do not see any ghosting with it. I would imagine that is because the glass is thin. If it were thicker I could see it being a problem. I am thinking about stopping by a t.v. repair shop and seeing if I could get a first surface mirror out of an old rear projection t.v. and cutting it down to size. And the fan is staying. We do not have a.c. in our house because we live on the Central Coast of California, so every room has a ceiling fan for those warm days.
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post #254 of 298
Riso,

Extremely creative in such a small space - from your exhaust solution, to your mounting equipment solution. Very nice!!! Our room is not much different in size (10.5' x 11.5') so we went with a 65" plasma. But, I'd like a bigger picture and may have to use your idea.

Thanks!
post #255 of 298
Riso, I am looking at doing something in a 11x11 space and don't want the projector hanging way down. How high is your screen off the ground. I would like mine around 24"-30". A mirror may give me the ability to do that.

Also, is the mirror or projector angled at all?
post #256 of 298
When I go to my 92" screen it will be 34" off of the ground. I have 9' ceilings and my projector is 13" down from the ceiling to the middle of the lens.
post #257 of 298
Bump moarz!!!
post #258 of 298
This is my small theater so far.
Limited space 7 ft ceilings the actual length of the room is around 17 ft long and the width with the other 1/2 of the family room is about 21ft.
The room is divided with a pillar in the center of the room.
I figured at the time I put this together this was the best setup.





I would like to remodel it sometime.
Although I face navigating around a u shaped baseboard heater wrap around it limits my options a little.
Also the dreaded raised ranch shelf wall as well.

The setup is currently a Onkyo HT-RC180 receiver, polk audio tsi300's, f/x300i's, monitor 30's and t15 speakers a JVC DLA x3 projector and a 100" 16x9 Elite VMAX2 1.1 gain screen.
post #259 of 298
To everyone who's contributed to this thread... I can't thank you enough for taking the time to post photos & writeups of how's & why's... Thanks.
post #260 of 298
Hi I need some advise before I proceed. I have a former bedroom which I'm converting to a dedicated Theater Room. It's a smallish rectangle shaped room roughly 12'x15'. I will be setting up a 73" DLP Mits TV as my screen with a pair of L-R fronts, Polk RT8's, Ctr. is a matching Polk CS-5 and rears are B&W DM600. I also have 2 subs a Hsu 8" downfiring and a NHT 10" front firing. I will purchase a 4 seat theater recliner and probably put my 500 Bluray, HD-DVD & DVD collection in the room.

The room has one single standard double hung window in the center of the long wall and (2) windows on the short wall. Opposite the short double window wall is a soild wall and an open closet, I removed the doors as I want to place my electronics in there, cover it with a curtain so as not to have distracting lights at the screen location. I built a 65" stand 18" high for the Mits screen and a spot in the center just below the TV for my center channel Polk. The rest of the equipment includes an Onkyo 805 receiver, Oppo BDP 83 & Panny 310 bluray players, a Toshiba A30 HD-DVD player, a JVC 1080i VHS player/recorder, Sony Laser dics player and a HD, set top box via comcast. My modem and wi-fi is also in this room. Should I use the long wall, in front of the single window, of course with drapes/curtains or the short wall in front of the double curtained windows firing down to the long end? Any other tips will be appreciated, i.e., cabling issues, HDMI lenght runs, etc. thanks.
post #261 of 298
wow you guys have done great jobs and certainly have given me alot to think about.....heres my story...my older boys have moved out so the "weight room" in the 'daylight basement" ( 1/2 above ground) is getting studs and drywall and will become a small dedicated HT room, this is a lower cost build that has a longer time frame and in part is being used as a motivational tool for my new high school student, the good study habits and attitude will be rewarded with additions to the room like furniture and posters etc...we are not really focused on grades just attitude and effort.

the room is 12x15 with a center height of 8' 6" with two 3' wide 7'6" high chases down the sides, the door is on the side wall at the back of the room and I have one large window on the back wall . All the work is being done by myself and my sons. I decided on 4 wall sconces and no over head lights. I have 70% of the dry wall done and want to set up the projector on the cieling mount and set up the AV recvr and speakers to make sure i have a system lay out that works before i drywall the cieling. my plan at the moment is to use a small stand for all the AV equipment below the screen. right now everything is set up on a table in the family room and even just projecting on the yellow family room wall its impressive. I have some travel obligations but after that I will take some pictures and update thread as i go along.



Equipment so far : Epson 8350 projector, and Onyko ht-s5400 HTiB, epson universal cieling mount and peerless vibration dampening mount, DVD/gaming through an xb360, Comcrap cable box.

Heres my first question (of many I am sure) I have noticed that some guys are using sound material mounted on wall at "reflection points".....how do i know where the reflection points are?


EDIT heres the finished product I guess its really a family theatre room

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1429316/cinema-sarah-small-12x15-home-theatre-build

thks bob
Edited by bobs77vet - 12/23/13 at 12:54pm
post #262 of 298
Howdy..........

They seldom come any smaller that this example, and still have two rows of seats. I call this type a "Pocket Home Theater"

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Theater Room area is 11' x 16' at floor level...somewhat smaller once one stands up. biggrin.gif

Screen is 92" SF v2.5 4.0 painted onto Thrifty White Hardboard & Trimmed with 3.25" Black Velvet wrapped MDF Base Trim
Speakers are HAS #801 Audio Transducers (14 total) w/7.3 channels ( 4 @ Center1 Sub-2 sections of Tactiles)
8 Aura Tactiles Transducers - 4 directly in front of the Front Row Seating - 4 in the 6' x 8' x 8" Rear Seating Platform.
Sony STR-DA 5600es Rec
Crown XLS 1000 (Tactiles)
Outlaw LFM2 Sub
Epson Powerlight 8700UB
Sony SDP590 BD-DVD
TIVO

In such smallish areas, especially those with angled ceilings that are so closed in, the Audio Transducers hold a tremendous advantage over conventional speakers, both aurally and acoustically wise .
post #263 of 298
I love seeing all these small builds. I'm 80% finished with my 10' 6" x 22 build.
post #264 of 298
Yes very awesome all!!!
post #265 of 298


I used to follow this thread getting ideas and finally built my theater. At first I was going to use an 11x11 room, but ended up renovating and the room is 21x12.5. My equipment is:
Panasonic AE7000U
Boston Acoustics VS line, 325C, 260 and 240s in a 7.1 config
I have an SVS PB12 NSD
Onkyo 709 as a pre amp to an Outlaw Audio 7125 amp.
Chairs are Palliser Bullets. Very comfortable for an internet, no test, buy
Visual Apex 120" tension controlled screen
View distance is 14'
A couple of things I learned:

I don't need 3D, just not worth the extra $1800 when I bought it. I can't even recline my seat all the way or it distorts the image.
I didn't need a tension controlled screen. I have 3 Da-Lites at work at they look just as tight with no waves.

All I can say is every time I sit in there and watch anything I just say to myself or my wife, I love this room. I use it for everything, TV, gaming, movies. People who see it say, "I didn't know projectors looked so good.
Thanks to all in this forum and other threads for the ideas.
post #266 of 298
Hello guys,



I recently bought a house and decided to build a small media room/ man cave. I have a few options that I am brainstorming. My budget is between 3k and 4k for the entire building:)


1) Guest Bedroom 10 x 10. Do you think I can use this room? I will be seating 2 people primarily.





2) 1 living room space 13 x 13 this space will also have a long dining table set. In other words this means I will have to build a wall in between in order to separate the two sections?




3)The third option is to just get a nice home theater and a nice set of sofas ( This is the least desirable option)

Edited by Fer10 - 12/13/12 at 2:27pm
post #267 of 298
10x10 with a 73 inch Mitsubishi would be great, and it leaves you with 2k for audio and 2 chairs
post #268 of 298
I would want to get the best quality picture, so I would get the Panasonic Plasma 65" VT50, (or ST50 for the budget conscious.)
post #269 of 298
Thank you guys for the replies. I am concern that a large TV might be a little disturbing to view due to the small distance. What do you think?

Also do you think if is worth it to close out the window, so maybe the room its darker?

Another think I was thinking how can I get like neon lights or a track led lights install in the room? Is it worth it?

I basically want this room to be a decent room to watch movies and enjoy it while not overloading it...
post #270 of 298
You only really need super dark if you are using a projector. Direct view I wouldn't worry about.


The main problem I have in my small room is heat. 2 people projector and equipment heats that sucker up.
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