The Bedroom Theater
I've always wanted to have more than an LCD and speakers for my bedroom turned man cave/office. But like many, I thought the space was too small. After tons of research, I figured out my layout and equipment with a very limited budget.
Here is my equipment list.
BenQ w1070 projector
EliteScreens 100" manual screen (92" projected)
Polk Audio TSI300 front and left towers (have had them for 5 years)
Chane Arx 2-c center channel
Polk T15 bookshelves for surrounds (50 dollar special from BB on black friday)
Polk Audio psw505
My bedroom size is 12 x 12. I measured my throw distance to be right at 10' after I measure the brackets my screen are hanging on and the projector mount.
The positioning was very hard to figure out on my own, because I had to shoot under a ceiling fan. After a lot of adjusting and measuring, its shoots a perfectly straight image.
All in all, it was a great experience that took about 2 months work on the weekends and a couple days off work to finish everything up.
I finished the project at a little under $1,800. This included paint, wood, center channel, speaker wire, speaker mounts, UGA rug, picture frames, cables, screen and projector.
I had a couple friends who own a local business paint the three gray walls and trim. After I painted the screen wall, I realized I was in over my head as far as time went for the project.
I hope that anyone with a small space can get some ideas or at least be inspired to start their project. It can be done and I absolutely love the space. I put about 10 hours each Saturday on the Benq watching football. The picture is crisp and even with a window open, it's very watchable. It's definitely a great bang for your buck projector.
Thanks for checking out my first AVS thread.
Last edited by thinksmartpc; 10-02-2014 at 01:26 PM.