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Hello all! I've been into this hobby since around 2004 and I finally have a space outside of my living room for my home theater. I recently moved into my new house here in NW IN and I have moved my theater equipment in. I had to get the theater up and running very quickly as we had family coming in from out of town shortly after the move, so much of the current setup is temporarily rigged to be functional. The house is a split level, and the theater is on the finished lower level with half of the room underground. I have separated the room with my collection display case (Ikea Pax wardrobes with custom acrylic doors) for my masks and statues (my other hobby). This created a room that's 17'D x 15'W x 10'H. Right now I have black fabric covering the one window, and am slowly covering the room with Joann Royalty 3 black velvet. This humble setup is only the beginning. I have many upgrades planned (4K and Atmos) but will list my equipment as it stands today. The system sounds/looks amazing but I have severe upgradeitis!





My preferences are around 80/20 Movies to Music. My goals are based around making it more of a theater than a music listening room. I'll make a separate 2 channel system in my living room.



Room: 17'D x 15'W x 10'H

Projector: Benq W1070

Projector Mount: Peerless PRG-UNV, Chief CMS390, CMS018

Screen: Silver Ticket 2:23:1 130"W AT (Will be replaced with 120"W Falcon Horizon on order)

Screen Frame: DIY with 2x4's, not perfect. Will rebuild using the "minimalist" approach.

7.1 Speakers: GoldenEar Triton 7's (L/R), SuperCenter XL (C), Aon 3's (SL/SR), SuperSat 3's (SBL,SBR)

Subwoofer: SVS PC13-Ultra

AVR: Marantz SR6006

Amplifier: Emotiva XPA-3 (For LCR)

Source: Fat PS3

Video Processing/Scaling for CIH: Lumagen Radiance Mini3D

Remote Control: Harmony One

Power Protection: APC H15

Speaker Wire: Monoprice 12AWG in wall

HDMI to PJ: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 100 feet and works great!

Seating: Old loveseat/2nd row dining room chairs lol. (HTMarket Paget row of 4 on the way for front row, possible order for 5 commercial style seats for back row soon.)

Rack: Sanus CFR2136

Thanks for all the help and advice on these forums, and for stopping by!





Starting with my 92" screen, then I flipped the entire room around for the 138" AT screen.


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And a shot of my collection, false wall for the theater.


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Looking good. Your other hobby is just creepy though
Thanks! Can't argue with you there. The collecting has died down quite a bit to fund the HT stuff.
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My newly built screen wall with my 120 inch Falcon Horizon screen. Still lots of work ahead.





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Looking good! Just curious how did you hang or get the velvet up on the wall. I'm thinking to do the same on front wall but I was thinking curtain rods to hold it, but I like your idea of it hitting the ceiling at a perfect straight line, how did you do it?
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Looking good! Just curious how did you hang or get the velvet up on the wall. I'm thinking to do the same on front wall but I was thinking curtain rods to hold it, but I like your idea of it hitting the ceiling at a perfect straight line, how did you do it?


Thanks! The funny thing is I've been looking into doing curtains and rods lately! At least along the left side which would act as a room divider. What I did was I hung the velvet vertically, folded the end over itself an inch or two, and used black plastic thumb tacks along the top of the walls. The fold over provides a cleaner line and more fabric for the tack to hold onto without tearing. I'm not sure if I'd recommend this or not. It was a real pain with ten foot ceilings and very tough to keep everything laying totally straight on the wall. I did it very hastily because I had family coming in from out of town. Curtains/rods may work better? I'm also considering painting my ceiling black in the near future.


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Thanks! The funny thing is I've been looking into doing curtains and rods lately! At least along the left side which would act as a room divider. What I did was I hung the velvet vertically, folded the end over itself an inch or two, and used black plastic thumb tacks along the top of the walls. The fold over provides a cleaner line and more fabric for the tack to hold onto without tearing. I'm not sure if I'd recommend this or not. It was a real pain with ten foot ceilings and very tough to keep everything laying totally straight on the wall. I did it very hastily because I had family coming in from out of town. Curtains/rods may work better? I'm also considering painting my ceiling black in the near future.


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Nice! I'm assuming you had to buy the whole bolt roll to do this? I have 9 feet ceilings and want to do whole wall to make it look like my black velvet screen frame which absorbs light. I haven't went by Joanne's yet but that is my plan, just happened to passed on on way to work and I never realized I had one near me til now. My plan is to do front wall at least and possibly 3 feet side of wall.....just hope the wife doesn't disapprove since its a modern looking living room area. LOL Are the fabric stretch type or see through at all?

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Nice! I'm assuming you had to buy the whole bolt roll to do this? I have 9 feet ceilings and want to do whole wall to make it look like my black velvet screen frame which absorbs light. I haven't went by Joanne's yet but that is my plan, just happened to passed on on way to work and I never realized I had one near me til now. My plan is to do front wall at least and possibly 3 feet side of wall.....just hope the wife doesn't disapprove since its a modern looking living room area. LOL Are the fabric stretch type or see through at all?


I can't remember if I bought one or two full rolls, but yes I had to order them in store and convinced them to use a 40 or 50 % off coupon. The velvet isn't really stretchy but you can't really see through it.

My old set up is similar to what you're talking about. It was a rental house.


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Patriot...the black out area on the floor is excellent. No distractions during movie time with light bouncing all over. Great idea.
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Patriot...the black out area on the floor is excellent. No distractions during movie time with light bouncing all over. Great idea.
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Nice room and I like the DIY screen!
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How well do those rugs improve with contrast? Got video clips showing before and after the black rugs? Can't believe they are $20, may add those to my hardwood floors which are nice looking but they are very reflective and shiny. I have a nice rug near my couch so these would just go between the screen and my normal rug to remove reflections off the floor.

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How well do those rugs improve with contrast? Got video clips showing before and after the black rugs? Can't believe they are $20, may add those to my hardwood floors which are nice looking but they are very reflective and shiny. I have a nice rug near my couch so these would just go between the screen and my normal rug to remove reflections off the floor.
I don't actually test brightness or colors with a meter like the pros, but I'm willing to bet there's a measurable difference with blacking out any side of the screen, ceiling/floor/walls. It's definitely a perceivable difference. With the lights out it makes the screen look like it's floating in black space. Much more enveloping. Totally worth doing IMO and these Walmart Mohawk American Rugs 5x7 are the cheapest rug solution I've found. Once you go black you never go back.
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I don't actually test brightness or colors with a meter like the pros, but I'm willing to bet there's a measurable difference with blacking out any side of the screen, ceiling/floor/walls. It's definitely a perceivable difference. With the lights out it makes the screen look like it's floating in black space. Much more enveloping. Totally worth doing IMO and these Walmart Mohawk American Rugs 5x7 are the cheapest rug solution I've found. Once you go black you never go back.
For the price I may try this. While my hardwoods are dark they are very reflective and I can see the light shining on it. I think this solution may work in my case as well to absorb light and keep my eyes from drawing to the floor.

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The screen is a Falcon Horizon, but if you meant the screen wall...thanks!
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I still have some white wires to take care of and more velvet panels to make and hang up, but here's some before and after pics. Roscoe paint, Royalty 3 velvet, Walmart Mohawk brand black rugs. The blue led's on my seats light up the remaining white trim along the floor and it's actually kinda cool.







I took down the velvet behind the screen and opted for paint instead. It's still black and is much cleaner.



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