Originally Posted by jumarapol
Question...are there anything that you could have changed if you have the chance to do it again?
A few things come to mind:
1) a probably would have pre-wired for Atmos/overhead speakers
2) I definitely would have run an empty conduit to the projector from my AV equipment room. I don't need it now, but as 4K and new HDMI specs are released/finalized, it would have been nice to have easier access. I think somethings can transmit over Cat-6, but not real sure - and not a current problem, but despite having read it in my 'rush' to get drywall started I decided not to take the time do that.
3) the way I built my 2 level riser, the 2nd level riser height is too close to the 1st level to fit a step light in... I will likely now use LED strip lights, but wasn't my preference.
4) I would have waited to mount my projector & measured better until after my screen wall was done. My screen wall ended up being a bit closer to the projector than planned, and my 'rough' measurement for projector mount ended up being closer to the screen than planned... so, I am basically fully zoomed, the downside is my built in Plex player in my Bluray player, 'scales' and shrinks the image slightly... since I am fully zoomed already, now I can't zoom further to accommodate and fill the entire screen.
- I'll either move the projector back a little
- or get a different device (e.g., Roku 3) to ensure image fills entire screen
5) I wouldn't have done the UXL group buy for a DIY 18" sub... that started in January, and still no ETA yet... I THINK it they'll be coming soon, so, I keep waiting. This isn't a commentary on the subs themselves, but entirely based on the timeline.
6) painted the wall behind my fabric frame intersection points the color of the fabric.. I am not sure anyone else has noticed, but a few spots I can see the background wall (I did prime it a dark gray, but I can still notice).
7) researched the LED Light/ Dimmer compatibility more... my LED lights have very limited compatibility with dimmers vs my perception of some others (e.g., Cree, I think has broader compatibility). So, my light do 'dim' just not as far as they could with the optimally compatible dimmer... trade-off was, I wanted an automated/scene programmable type dimmer (e.g., Insteon or Grafik Eye), so, went with a sub-optimal amount of dimming to gain the benefits of those dimmer types. Frankly, I haven't had lights on at all during a movie yet, so, this is more of a theoretical annoyance than a practical concern.
All in all, I am fairly happy with the Theater room so these are 'minor' items, but things that would be nice if they were better.